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

Strengthening and rebuilding social skills from the Inside Out

Dogs can be social and move well with humans when they are always moving in their
natural drives.  Dogs must feel well in the inside to behave well on the outside. This is
simply why teaching
obedience and corrections when a dog is in a state of sensory
overload always breaks down. W
e 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.  

Whether you are just looking for a safe place for your dog to spend the day, or you need
rehabilitation, the work is the same.  We will work at your dog's own pace slowly increasing
their capacities for sensory input.  Enjoy the process through human only educational
workshops, day camp or a rehabilitation program and hands on workshops and lessons to
help you connect well with your dog in the home.

Our programs include:

  • FREE Monthly Orientations
  • Two teirs of Day Camp Socialization & Activities Program
  • Board and Train Rehabilitation
  • Day Training & Rehabilitation
  • Human Only and Hands-On Educational Workshops
  • 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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