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Paws Plus Training Superstars:

Maximillian's Days of Thunder, TDX, NW3-Elite, AX, NAJ, Therapy Dog

MACH 3 High Peak's Driving Miss Daisy, TDX, MXC, MJC, XF, K9NW Elite 1

Ruffwind's Dusty Rose, TDX, AX, AXJ, NW3


Phone : 804-672-7308   Email : jes10501@aol.com
Paws Plus Training is a family-owned positive reinforcement dog training company located in Central Virginia. We feel strongly that a lasting and successful relationship between dog and human is built on trust and mutual respect. We believe and only use positive training methods to enhance the relationship and communication between dog and handler. We agree to and follow the positive training standards set forth by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
Our Services Include:
  • K-9 Nosework Classes
  • Tracking Lessons & Seminars
  • Agility Classes & Lessons
  • Obedience Lessons
  • Puppy Temperament Testing
  • In-home Behavioral Consultations
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Stay tuned for upcoming classes and events. 



March 10-12, 2017
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a three-day K-9 Nosework trial in Doswell, VA. Levels include NW3 (Friday and Saturday) and NW2 (Sunday). Trial will open for entry at noon ET on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, and entry links can be found on the March Trials page. Trials cannot run without volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering during this event, please click on the volunteer link below. We look forward to seeing you in March!

To view the premium and enter the trial, please click here.

Click here to volunteer for the March 2017 trials!


 Special Shout-Outs!
Congratulations to Sandy Mattes and Glory on earning their TD title!


Congratulations to our students who earned K-9 Nosework Titles in 2016!


  • Cathy Canoles with Ziggy (Second Place Overall)
  • Gary Carlton with Bear
  • Anette Loughran-Fjeldstad with Pluto
  • Cabell West with Ellie
  • Jane Nunn with Barq
  • Liz Herlich with Mary Jane (Pronounced)



  • Jen Johnson with Ruby (3rd Place Overall)
  • Ellen McNelly with Suzy
  • Karen Shoemaker with Dewgann



  • Liz Bass with Kate (1st Place Overall)
  • Jan Dalby with Coriander
  • Janie Simmons with Rosie- Pronounced (1st Place Overall)
  • Lynn Harpold with Marcus - Pronounced
  • Dick Hazel with Deuce - 2nd NW3 (1st Place Overall)
  • Deb Hazel with Max - 3rd NW3


NW3 Elite:

  • Deb Hazel with Max
  • Janie Simmons with Rosie


ELT 1 Title:

  • Janie Simmons with Daisy
  • Jim Simmons with Reese
  • Jen Johnson with Shadow



Pronounced is a special designation provided by the NACSW to denote exceptional teamwork between and dog and handler on the trial day. 


Great job to all of these teams! 
Jim Simmons and Maxmillian's Days of Thunder TDX
TDX title earned September 23, 2012