Behavior solutions for busy dog owners

A dog who listens to you, understands what you want, and responds to what you say. That’s a well-trained dog, and that’s what you want. But training takes time, and you already work long, hard hours.

Let Paws and Effects do the training for you. We train at your home while you’re at work. You come home to a well-behaved dog.

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Paws and Effects’ private, one-on-one lessons are based on scientifically-tested techniques and designed to address:

  • Everyday obedience commands such as sit, stay, come, down, walk on loose leash, and more
  • Specific problem behaviors such as jumping up on people, barking at visitors, digging in the yard, destructive chewing, protecting food and toys, and other common canine challenges
  • Separation Anxiety typified by excessive barking, destructive chewing, escape attempts, and other distressed behavior when you leave your dog home alone

Contact us now to learn more or start your dog’s training!

Serving the East Bay

Paws and Effects offers day training for dogs and dog owners in Lamorinda (Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga), Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Danville, Alamo, Montclair, Piedmont, and the Berkeley Hills

We Can Help With:


  • The basics–sit, down, stay
  • Impulse control–wait, leave it
  • Loose-leash walking
  • Go to your mat
  • Puppy socialization

Problem Behaviors

  • Jumping up on people
  • Barking at visitors
  • Digging in the yard
  • Destructive chewing
  • Protecting food and toys

Separation Anxiety

  • Excessive barking, howling, and whimpering
  • Scratching at doors and windows
  • Escape attempts
  • Destructive chewing
  • Potty accidents (even though house trained)