Making training accessible and affordable for our Northwest Arkansas Community of dog lovers

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Train your dog while also supporting dogs that have been abandoned, abused, and neglected. It's what Big Paws Academy is all about! We wanted to find a way to make dog training more obtainable, while also finding a creative new revenue source to support our dog rescue efforts: and so Big Paws Academy was born!

We are thrilled to be partnering with top class dog trainers at Off Leash K9 of Northwest Arkansas to now offer community dog training classes that are affordable and accessible. Our new location in Fayetteville is easily accessible to service the entire Springdale, Lowell, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding communities. If you've ever thought about dog training for your beloved furry friends, check out the courses below! Our topics will change monthly in an effort to help address the variety of topics that are relevant to dog owners. And all proceeds directly support our rescue operations. Train a dog, help save a dog. It's a win win!

Dog Walk

Loose-Leash Walking Workshop

Is your dog taking YOU on a walk? Or do you just want to improve your dog's leash skills to make walks the most enjoyable? This workshop is perfect for you! See our available dates and times below! All group classes are 1.5 hours and have a 7 dog maximum capacity to ensure quality of service. 

Thursday, January 20th from 5:30-7:00

Saturday, January 22nd from 9:00-10:30
Dog Walking

Behavior Modification

Join us for a workshop that will help reduce problem behaviors and allow you to enjoy life with your dog to the fullest! In this class we will provide dog owners the skills to help stop unwanted dog behaviors in their tracks. These can include: leash pulling, excessive barking, lack of door manners, and dog socialization. All group classes are 1.5 hours and have a 7 dog maximum capacity to ensure quality of service. 

Wednesday, January 5th from 5:30-7:00

Saturday, January 8th from 9:00-10:30