Paw It Forward Dog Training, LLC.
917 River Road
Rotterdam, NY  12306

Strengthening and rebuilding social skills from the Inside Out

While standard obedience and correction training mainly focuses on creating manners by
working the dog from the "outside in" with cues, commands and corrections, we focus on
helping the dog build and strengthen their natural capacity and thresholds
from the "inside
out" through therapeutic movement exercises designed to build connection between you
and your dog.

Training Goal:  To teach you how to play with you dog, give affection and shape
obedience naturally by first creating a dog that feels connected to the world by remaining  
grounded, soft and able to move freely when exposed to change, movement and

Our programs include:

  • FREE Monthly Orientations
  • Day Camp Socialization and Activities Program
  • Board and Train Rehabilitation Program
  • Day Camp with Training Package
  • Human Only Educational Workshop
  • Shelter Dog Program
  • Overnight Boarding

To learn more about the Natural Dog Training model founded by Kevin Behan, please visit

An excerpt from his website:

Natural Dog Training is about establishing emotional rapport as a basis for training.   There’s so much emphasis today on giving dogs mental stimulation,
physical exercise, play dates, hiking groups, and tons of early and on-going training, but what is getting lost in all this activity is the notion of emotional
rapport. Rapport isn’t trained or learned, it is developed. In the canine mind, rapport emerges by being part of a team. I call my method “Natural”
because it understands the dog’s nature as a group hunter. A dog doesn’t work for pride in accomplishment, to earn respect from a leader, praise,
rewards or even play or positive experiences. A dog wants to be part of a team. Everything in a dog’s life is secondary to this social drive. If a dog
doesn’t have rapport, he has problems.
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