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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. 



April 27-29, 2018

Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a three-day K-9 Nosework trial in Doswell, VA. Levels include NW3 (Friday), NW2 (Saturday), and Elite (Sunday). More information will be forthcoming shortly. 




March 15-17, 2018
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a three-day K-9 Nosework trial in Williamsburg, VA. Levels include Elite (Thursday), NW3 (Friday), and NW1 (Saturday). More information will be forthcoming shortly. 




Saturday, November 18, 2017
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a Beginning Tracking Workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Come and enjoy a morning of fun with your dog and learn about the exciting sport of tracking. You will learn the fundamentals of tracking and also have the opportunity to run a few short tracks with your canine buddy!

Click here to download the seminar registration form.





Saturday, October 7, 2017
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a seminar on the new AKC Scent Work program on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Henrico, VA. Nosework/scent work is the newest sport for dogs which utilizes a dog’s superior scenting skills to identify target odors in each search environment. These sports are modeled after detection dogs, but use essential oils that are neither illegal nor harmful for the dogs. Come learn more about the new AKC Scent Work program as well as the Performance Scent Dogs Program. These two programs will be compared with NACSW’s K-9 Nosework program. This seminar highlights different scent programs, and offers opportunities to work at the beginning level of AKC Scent Work and Performance Scent Dogs. Specific requirements for each AKC level will be reviewed and demonstrated. Working dogs should be proficient in at least birch and anise. Auditors with dogs at any level will benefit from this seminar. Working spots are full, and 10 auditor spots remain. 

Click here to download seminar registration form!


 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 2017!


  • Laurence Wilson with Brynn
  • Susan Gokey with Si
  • Mary Susan Billingsley with Mickey
  • Jane Nunn with Taurie
  • Karen Solana with Monk - Pronounced
  • Robin Wilcox with Oakley


  • Evelyn Beede with Emmie (P)
  • Maggie Bryson with Skeeter (P)
  • Anette Loughran-Fjeldstad with Pluto (P)
  • Jane Nunn with Barq



  • Jen Johnson with Ruby (P)
  • Sandy Mattes with Glory
  • Karen Shoemaker with O'Klearey (P)
  • Jan Dalby with Coriander
  • Cathy Canoles with Ziggy
  • Jen Johnson with Ruby (P)

NW3 Elite:


  • Jan Dalby with Coriander 



ELT 2 Title:


  • Janie Simmons with Daisy 




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