Dog Training 2020-10-13T11:36:49+00:00

Expert Dog and Puppy Obedience Training

As Good As Gold

Golden Paws Pet Resort & Spa is a proud believer in positive reinforcement training as a means to behavior modification. Positive reinforcement training methods will not only strengthen the relationship between you and your four-legged friend, but will make your pet happier overall. A well-trained pet is loved by everyone!

Our certified, professional dog trainer will guide you and your pet to success. Through love and patience, our trainer will strengthen your dog’s focus and build a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Dog owners around Princeton, Allentown, Hamilton, Robbinsville, Upper Freehold, West Windsor, East Windsor, Cranbury, Millstone, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, and Ocean County bring their furry friends to Golden Paws for our exceptional training services. Whether your pup needs socialization, basic manners or advanced obedience skills our staff is experienced in a variety of doggie needs.

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Doggie Day School

Doggie Day School at Golden Paws is a unique training program that gives your dog the ideal environment for learning and socializing. During this weekday training program, your dog will stay and train with us from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, although drop off and pick up times are very flexible during our lobby hours. Day School dogs receive customized, one-on-one training sessions with a certified professional trainer who uses proven training methods based on love and mutual respect. Socialization time in our daycare play yards is also included in Day School. When you go to work, your pup can go to school!

With this comprehensive 3-week program, you will receive private coaching sessions from our trainer and detailed homework assignments, so you can learn how to reinforce the Day School lessons at home. On a daily basis, our trainer provides you with written report cards and is available for short meetings during pick-ups and drop-offs.

Doggie Day School will have you and your dog begging to come back to learn more!

Train & Stay

Our most intensive adult dog and puppy obedience training option for pups of all ages, the Golden Paws’ Train & Stay program, will have your dog in tip-top shape after three weeks of lodging at our luxury resort. This includes a luxurious dog boarding experience, as well as dog grooming services at an additional cost. Your dog will receive 15 days of one-on-one training with our certified trainer in an environment as distracting or as private as needed. With this intense focus, we can work on training needs ranging from basic obedience to unwanted behavior modification.

During this 3-week program, your dog will receive one-on-one customized adult dog or puppy obedience training sessions and socialization exposure.

Our Train & Stay program is a great solution if you:

  • Do not have the time or resources to train your dog on your own.
  • Are going on vacation and have already planned to lodge your dog at Golden Paws.
  • Are having issues with your dog that require professional attention.

Train & Stay will help you develop the relationship you want with your furry friend!


Does your dog need help making friends? Socialization is a vital aspect of the happiness and overall well-being of your furry best friend. If your dog seems fearful, overly excited, or unsure around other dogs or new people, our Socialization Training package is for you.

With this package, your dog will receive five days of one-on-one attention from a certified trainer who will provide safe and controlled socialization for your dog. Our trainer will gradually expose your dog to our resort, new people and other dogs with the ultimate goal of successfully introducing them into our Doggie Daycare program or simply getting them more comfortable in their surroundings. Based on your dog’s progress, additional obedience training beyond the Socialization package may be required.

Puppy Obedience Training

New furry family member? No problem! Golden Paws has you covered. Puppies can be a handful, but our trainer is here to help teach you and your dog how to adjust to one another. Our state-of-the-art facility is the perfect environment for socializing and desensitizing your pups, which will make a huge difference in their overall behavior and confidence! Our certified, professional trainer uses positive reinforcement methods and patience to begin encouraging desired behaviors and discouraging undesirable ones.

Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or a long-time dog lover, let the team at Golden Paws help you make your new pup the best they can be!

Lodge & Learn

Already lodging your dog at Golden Paws? You can add day training to their stay with our Lodge & Learn option! This is a day-by-day training program that is great for families that would like their dog to have a little more reinforcement and mental stimulation while they are lodging with us. Our trainer can reinforce learned behaviors, teach new tricks, work on socialization skills, you name it! This program is also a great kickstarter for our Doggie Day School or Train & Stay options.

With our Lodge & Learn program we can brush up your dog’s manners when he or she comes for a visit. We combine the fun daily activities with learning sessions, working on good manners such as sit, walking nicely on a leash, lie down, leave it, and pay attention. Lodge & Learn is available to our lodging guests Monday through Friday. It is a wonderful addition to any lodging stay.

Private Training

Our private adult dog or puppy obedience training sessions give you one-on-one time with a certified trainer who can work with you and your dog toward a specific goal. These hour long sessions are held at Golden Paws’ resort in our private training ring. The trainer will demonstrate and teach you how to correct any unwanted behaviors at home and on-the-go, with tips and tricks that will get you to stop pulling your hair out! These classes are also appropriate for owners who really want a personalized, hands-on approach to learning how to train and handle their own dog.

We train dogs around Princeton, Allentown, Hamilton, Robbinsville, Upper Freehold, West Windsor, East Windsor, Cranbury, Millstone, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, and Ocean County area. Owners trust Golden Paws to care for their beloved pet for temporary doggie daycare to overnight boarding. If your pet needs a place to stay, our luxurious resort is where they need to be.

Canine Enrichment Program

Our Enrichment Program, known as Clever Canines, instills positive behaviors, confidence and good manners through games that reward obedience and focus, including fun agility courses, rally games, nose work, puzzles, training games and more!  Each enrichment activity is designed to provide an enhanced level of hands-on care and to promote behaviors that strengthen the bond you share with your pet.

What kind of dog is this program for?

  • Puppies who will learn to read social cues from other dogs in a fun and safe environment.
  • Highly intelligent dogs who become bored very quickly and may even become labeled as troublemakers.
  • Adult dogs who are new to socialization but show a big interest in interacting with other dogs.
  • Dogs born with a high drive who require both mentally and physically stimulating activities to allow them to relax when they get home.
  • Dogs on the shy side who may prefer human interaction over making new canine friends.
  • Adult dogs with shorter tolerance level for larger groups but that still love to have fun.

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