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“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.”

- Nicole

"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."

- Shayla

"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 and family!

- Paola

"We have 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."

-Angelina & Cris

"My 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!!!"

- Patti

"I 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!"

- Jennifer

"I’ve 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!"

- Gina

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