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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 trial premium, volunteer links, and entry information will be forthcoming. In the interim, please email us at pawsplustrainingva@gmail.com or jes10501@aol.com.



Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Paws Plus Training, LLC will be holding a Beginning Tracking Workshop on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Basics of tracking will be introduced and you and your dog will learn the beginning steps of the tracking sport. If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form by clicking the link below. Attendees are limited to 16 participants. The workshop is a pre-requisite for attending tracking classes.  EVENT FULL!!

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



  • Leih Merigian & Geyser (Pronounced)
  • Deb Hazel & Max
  • Dick Hazel & Deuce - Third Place Overall
  • Jen Johnson & Shadow
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 Vehicles:
  • Janie Simmons & Daisy 


Great job to all of these teams! 
Jim Simmons and Maxmillian's Days of Thunder TDX
TDX title earned September 23, 2012