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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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K-9 Nosework  Trials - NW1/NW2/NW3


Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Monday, April 13, 2015
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be hosting three days of K-9 Nosework trials in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will have one day of trials for each of the following levels: NW1, NW2 and NW3. The NW Trial opens for entry at Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 27th. Entries will close at Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, January 29th. If you have questions or need additional information, please email us at pawsplustrainingva@gmail.com or jes10501@aol.com.

To view the trial premium or volunteer during the April NW Trials, please click here.

Click here to Download the Volunteer Jobs and Descriptions.




Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be holding a one-day interior search seminar with NACSW Faculty Member, Jacy Kelley. The focus of the seminar will be to successfully navigate interior searches including multiple hides, converging odors, threshold hides, and managing a search whether the dog is on or off-lead. This seminar is geared toward all levels of K-9 Nosework. Those handlers who are ready to compete at the NW3 level can expect unknown numbers of hides and blank rooms. Working teams are limited to 10, and unlimited auditors may attend. Working spots are full!

Click Here to Download the Interior Seminar Registration Form




Saturday, March 21, 2015
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be holding an Odor Recognition Test on Saturday, March 21, 2015 immediately following the Interiors Seminar with Jacy Kelley. Birch, Anise and Clove will be tested. 

Click Here to Download the ORT Premium and Entry Form.


Congratulations to Janie Simmons and Daisy for earning their NW3 Elite title in January 2015. They join a very small group nationwide to accomplish this feat!


Congratulations to Bruce McNelly and Lizzy for earning their TD title in February 2015! Great job to this team!


Congratulations to our students who earned K-9 Nosework Titles in 2014!


  • Amy Hendrickson & Molly - Harry Award Winner
  • Cabell West & Allie
  • Candance Gartland & Emma
  • Carol Wiggins & Kate
  • Casey Minner & Scarlett
  • Casey Minner & Spike
  • Jan Dalby & Coriander
  • Karen Shoemaker & O'Klearey - Harry Award Winner and Second Place Overall
  • Kathy Walton & Delainie - Harry Award Winner
  • Melissa Martino & Belle
  • Stacy Diaz & Luna
  • Lynn Harpold & Marcus
  • Kim Bolster & Tally
  • Theresa Myers & Zeus
  • Wendy Kulp & Dexter
  • Susan Palocsay & Sarika - First Place Overall
  • Susan Palocsay & Rumli - First Place Overall



  • Leih Merigian & Geyser (Pronounced)
  • Deb Hazel & Max
  • Dick Hazel & Deuce - Third Place Overall
  • Alyssa Fenton & Stefan - Third Place Overall
  • Jim Simmons & Rosie - First Place Overall (Pronounced)
  • Jan Dalby & Coriander (Pronounced)
  • Jen Johnson & Shadow
  • Janie Simmons & Daisy - Second NW3
NW3 - Element Title for Exteriors:
  • Janie Simmons & Daisy
  • Jim Simmons & Reese
NW3 - Element Title for Containers:
  • Janie Simmons & Daisy
  • Jan Dalby & Sassafras

NW3 - Element Title for Interiors:


  • Janie Simmons & Daisy
  • Jim Simmons & Reese
NW3 - Element Title for Vehicles:
  • Janie Simmons & 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