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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. 



November 12-14, 2016
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting a three-day K-9 Nosework trial in Williamsburg, VA. Levels include NW3 (Saturday), NW1 (Sunday) and Elite (Monday). Trial entry will open on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Eastern Time. Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between Noon August 30, 2016 and Noon September 1, 2016. Entry links and volunteer sign-ups will be posted as soon as they become available.  

Click here to download the November Trial Premium for Williamsburg, VA

Click here to sign up to volunteer at the November NW trials in Williamsburg, VA!


Saturday, November 19, 2016
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be holding a Beginning Tracking Workshop on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn basic tracking information and each dog/handler team will be able to run a series of short tracks. If you have questions or need additional information, please email us at pawsplustrainingva@gmail.com or jes10501@aol.com.

Click here to download the Tracking Workshop Registration Form




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 Sunday) and NW2 (Saturday). Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available. 

 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



  •  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


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