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Who We Are and Our Training Philosophy

At Grandpaws K-9, we pride ourselves in being the local dog training experts - being able to correct any behavior that comes through our door! Whether you would like to teach your dog basic obedience skills or whether your dog is aggressive, we can help! James Brooks (aka Grandpaws) is a certified professional dog trainer and behaviorist with over 20 years of experience. James has a great passion for dogs and teaching their owners how to work with their dogs, even dogs that have severe behavior issues. He loves strengthening the bond between dog and owner to reduce the number of dogs sent to the pound. James lives in the Cleveland/Clayton area with his wife and 2 children. They have 4 dogs and 2 cats of their own that have all been rescued from various local organizations. James has always been passionate about rescuing animals and works closely with local organizations to help the harder to place dogs become better trained in an effort to help them find a forever home. James fully believes that any behavioral issue with any dog can be remedied with patience and understanding. 

If you are at the end of your rope and don’t know what to do with your dog’s behavior, don’t give up, Grandpaws can help.

Training FAQs

How do I get my dog started in a training course? 
Head over to our Contact Us page and fill out our form! We will get back to you and we can schedule your dog's first training session!

Which training class is right for my dog?

If you have a puppy, then our puppy program would be best suited for you. This depends on your dogs age, training experience, your goals as the pet owner, and more. James at Grandpaws will be able to discuss which option would be best for your pup.

Are vaccinations required for training?
Yes. In order to maintain a safe environment for all of our furry friends, all dogs must be current on their rabies, distemper and bordatella (kennel cough) vaccinations.


How long is the Board and Train Program? 
Depending on the severity of the issue, your dog can stay with Grandpaws to learn new behaviors for as little as 2 weeks. During this time, we will work with, socialize, and teach your pet the ins and outs of behavior then work with you on what they have learned when we return them to you. 

Do You Have Questions About Our Dog Training Services? 

Contact us today to learn more! 
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Send Us a Message

Have a question? Want to learn more about our services? If you haven't heard from us within one (1) business day, please call us at 919-255-8322