New class release: Boredom Busters

We’re thrilled to announce that Boredom Busters: Enrichment on a Budget has now been released. This four week class starts with basic steps and gradually adds more complications each week. It is completely designed around regular household objects so there is no need to go out and buy more things to have fun with your dog.

Dogs need to exercize their brains as well as their bodies. That’s where Enrichment comes in. You can keep them busy, keep them out of mischief, and you can tire them out all at the same time! You will grow in FUNship with your dog as you spend some happy time together.

Follow through for more information here:

Or simply click through to the registration page where you will find the full course outline as well as the sign-up tab.

See you on the inside!


My biggest wish for anyone reading this is that you are healthy and safe.

In light of the times we will be offering online classes. At the moment those folk already registered for a face to face will receive an online class right now. Future deliveries of FUNdamentals will be offered online, as well as two new classes that are in the works: a puppy class, with special emphasis on socialization in quarantine and an enrichment class using common household items.

Best wishes to each and every one of you.

April is not fooling!

Hello and welcome to my world of emergency lockdown. Things were SO close to being ready …… SO close to starting classes at least. And then came the pandemic and I had to tell some wonderful people that I couldn’t start classes. It doesn’t look like things are changing any time soon. My province continues to confirm new virus cases and Canada continues to bag up more scary statistics. What do I do?

I take my classes online. That’s what I do. All those good folk who have put down their deposit will be served with an online class for the time being. We’ll square things up when the state of emergency is lifted, but for now I cannot leave them in the lurch.

When we all come out the other side of this I’ll offer both in-person and online classes. Stay tuned!

Peace and best wishes.

Starting to add some cosmetic pieces now ….. not just 100% de/construction any more!

February Update

Progress is happening and we are thrilled!!! That was the good part. The rub is that we’re not done yet! The washroom is fully functional now and waiting for paint. The training room has been ground smooth and awaits sealing coats of finisher. There is this small matter of an emergency exit which doesn’t quite work yet…… details details details. Best guess now is only a couple of weeks. Thank you SO much for your patience!

Getting the floor prepped for a sealing coat.

We have MOVED!!

New Address: 40 Hubbard Road, Fredericton, NB, E3B 6B4

Phone number: (506) 462 – PAWS (7297)

Do not be alarmed by the photo of a yard full of trucks on google maps!! I can assure you those trucks are gone. I just don’t know to change that picture!!!

We are currently in heavy duty renovation mode: drywall, insulation, electrical upgrades, accessible bathroom upgrade, etc. etc. etc. The list is daunting!

The wishful thinking new session was to start in January. As you can see, it is now January and there is no end in sight! Rest assured when we do start classes back up again there will be both weeknights and sunday afternooon classes to choose from.

If you’re interested in taking a FUNdamentals class then just shoot an email under the contact section of this website. I’m keeping a list of folks who have asked to be notified when classes start.

Meawhile….. Happy New Year!!!!


January 2020 will see the Grand Opening of a new facility at 40 Hubbard Road in Fredericton. This will feature the Playing Paws Academy which is an individual enriched daycare for the mental well-being of your pet. All FUNdamentals classes and booster workshops, as well as all Enrichment classes, will move to 40 Hubbard in January 2020.

All new workshops for Paws in the Family will take take place at 40 Hubbard. This includes Bite Prevention Awareness as well as classes around babies and toddlers.

Check the new map for the exact location.