“Erica has helped transform our dog Dylan into a calmer and more
manageable member of our family. We put Dylan through the Residency Program 2 (5
days + 2 private lessons) while we were on vacation. Erica picked up Dylan
before we left and dropped him off when we returned. She walked us through the
new training techniques and we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of
focus and discipline that was instilled in only five days. Erica goes above and
beyond with clear communication and works to accommodate your schedule. We
would highly recommend Training Paws to any dog owner.”
- Julie & Tom
“We have a 3 year old lab, Nittany . He
didn't chew things up, never went to the bathroom in the house and is very
playful & loving, however, he has a bit of an attitude problem. We tried
training him on our own and we even paid another trainer to come to our home
and help us train him but nothing was working. So we thought we would give
Training Paws 10 day "bootcamp" a try and once we met Erica we were
very impressed. Nittany returned home as his same loving & playful self but
now he was calmer, listened to commands and is easier to walk. We were amazed
& even our neighbors noticed! Erica's follow up training and personal
attention made the experience even better. We tell everyone who has a dog they
need Erica and we highly recommend Training Paws.”
"If you want your puppy / dog trained the RIGHT way, bring them to Training Paws!!! Erica is tremendously talented and the transformation of our 6 month old lab made after attending the 10-day training session was nothing short of amazing! Erica's hands-on approach during the one-on-one training sessions post-the 10 day course (which are included in the total price package) have helped us understand all the commands and truly made us better "masters" to our lab. We will continue to use her services for ongoing training and have recommended others who have also benefited from the dog training Erica provides. Erica is always quick to respond to our questions and is only a text away ... she never charges for these additional services ... it's just part of the VIP treatment she gives all her customers!
- Kristine & Troy
“I just wanted to thank you again for the excellent work you did with our black lab puppy, Axel. I have to admit that I was skeptical that you were going to be successful training him. We had done 12 weeks of training prior to finding you and were getting very frustrated. The work you did with him in just three days was absolutely unbelievable! I couldn’t believe the puppy you returned to us was ours. Thank you so much, we look forward to having you continue training Axel and us. We have recommended you to many of our friends and will continue to do so.”
- Jen & Bob
"I originally used Erica to help with my 2 year old Yorkie. She showed signs of separation anxiety, had problems consistently using her pee-pads, generally would not listen or follow instructions. I signed up for Erica’s 5 day training and was very pleased with the results. She returned home much calmer, more consistent with her pee-pads. She now sits, and listens much more than ever before. To say the least, I am completely pleased with the outcome, and I intend to get some in- home sessions after I reinforce what she learned. Thanks so much Erica, my life is so much easier now."
"We hired Training Paws to train our Foxhound mix who until Erica arrived was a nightmare. He was a destroyer of property, he marked his territory all over the house and he was an escape artist. After spending a week with Erica he was a much calmer dog and she taught us the basic skills to keep him calm. The best part of the experience is we now have more quality time to spend with him rather than punishing him. We highly recommend Training Paws and would not hesitate to utilize their services again."
- David & Jen
I have used
Erica at Training Paws boarding services for several years now, for both overnight
and 2 week stays; and I and my labradoodle have been very pleased. Erica
is very professional, she runs a clean, highly organized boarding
facility. She communicates clearly and efficiently, offers convenient
pickup and drop-off services, and a flexible schedule. She couldn’t make it
easier, and her prices are very affordable for the quality of care my dog
receives. I am a very happy customer, and will continue to use her services,
but the proof is in the way my dog reacts when she sees Erica, she is always
very happy to see her and stay in her home."
"We had a
last minute need to board our Bernese Mountain Dog, Rocky, for 18 days while we
were out of the country and were completely satisfied with Erica Matthews! We enrolled
Rocky in her training program during his stay at Training Paws and were very
pleased with the results. Throughout his stay with Erica, we received regular
e-mail updates with pictures! When we returned Rocky was well behaved, looked
great and happy to see us! Her facility was clean & well-equipped and her
interaction with the all the dogs was caring and in control. We will use Erica
for all our future boarding/training needs and recommend her to all our friends
4 dogs (2 small and 2 large) who all kennel with Training Paws. They are
always very happy to see Erica and are very comfortable and well taken care
of. We love Erica's personality and that she is easy to work with and
easy to communicate with. She is also very flexible and lets us know if
anything is going on with the dogs while they are in her care. I also
hear they get lots of play time and treats. :) We are happy
customers and board with Training Paws about once a month."
husband and I have been very fortunate over the years in that we have
never had to board one of our dogs. We have either taken them with us
when we went on vacation or left them with relatives. However, we
were going away over the 2011 Holiday season and no family members were
available to watch our current dog, Dewey. I remembered that back in
the summer, a co-worker raved about a boarder she had left her dog with.
I asked her for information, and she referred me to Erica
Matthews/Training Paws. I contacted Erica, explained our situation to
her, and told her I was interested in meeting her and having her meet
Dewey. Dewey had just had knee surgery, so Erica came to our house to
meet her. I was very impressed by her friendliness, but told her I wanted
to see the boarding premises before I made a decision. My daughter
and I went to Erica's house, which is where she boards the dogs, and were
extremely impressed by the cleanliness, organization, size, and set-up.
I immediately signed Dewey up to spend the week there while we were
away. Dewey was well taken care of, and she can't wait to go back
again! Thank you, Erica!!!"
have used Training Paws for boarding on several occasions. Contact with
Erica has always been pleasant and she arranges convenient times for drop-off
and pick-up. Her services are affordable and she goes above and beyond
for the dogs under her care. My dog was sick while being boarded, and
Erica acted quickly to get him the care that he needed. I always get a full
report on how my dog was while away. When I use Training Paws, I don't
need to worry!"
used Training Paws’ kennel services a handful times, whether it’s a 10 day
vacation or just a quick weekend trip. After a horrifying experience with
my last dog sitter, Training Paws was highly recommended to me by a co-worker.
Since using their services, every time I come back from a trip my dog is happy
and healthy! Erica tailors her care to his specific needs. Having
an older dog, it’s important that he gets a little extra attention with his
medical conditions. Erica goes above and beyond to make sure that my dog
is well taken care of and I’m well informed of his health while I’m away.
It’s a great feeling to go away and know my dog is being cared for by the best!"