Paws4Life is the no.1 South African dog-training academy.
We offer a range of customised training programmes specific to your needs and your dog’s needs.
- Your family makeup
- Your home environment
- Your dog’s breed
- Your dog’s age
- Your dog’s health
- Specific behavioural issues
- The health and age of the dog handlers
- Specialised dog training needs
- Your dog’s history
Training for all breeds and creeds
Assistance with al your training needs. Caring for dogs of all abilities and affinities
Pups from 8-12 weeks
during this group we offer socialization, other pups, people and objects and basic obedience, the classes are based on a 4 week course
Ages 13 – 16 weeks
Socialization, intermediate obedience
4 week course
Ages 17 weeks – adulthood
An ongoing course focusing on behaviour and training around other people and places. More focused training on certain problems
R300 per class
A Bark above
We offer specialised training programs that suit your needs.
R180 per session
- Autism assistance service dog
- Multipurpose service dog
- Seizure Alert dog
- Hearing assistance service dog
- Mobility assistance service dog
- Diabetic alert dog
- Psychiatric service dog
Autism assistance service dog
These dogs are trained to assist the child and the parents of the child; this dog is a blessing to the whole family. These dogs are usually handled by a primary handler, a parent or caregiver. The dog has a harness and the child is attached to the harness, if the child wants to run away the dog works as an anchor. There are various reasons why a service dog can help an autistic child.
Multipurpose service dog
These dogs are trained to perform various tasks such as fetching a person’s shoes, picking something up that has fallen and so forth. These dogs can help individuals with: Adult Asperger, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Individuals who are medically frail.
Seizure Alert dog
These dogs are trained to bark when a seizure is coming on or if a seizure is starting, they are trained to go and get help, they offer tactile stimulation such as licking. They provide comfort after a seizure and most importantly they will protect the individual’s body and head during a seizure.
Hearing assistance service dog
These dogs alert individuals who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment about noise, if someone is calling and much more.
Mobility assistance service dog
These dogs are trained to help individuals who are wheelchair bound, those who struggle with balance, these dogs give them some stability to move around and regain some of their freedom.
Diabetic alert dog
These dogs are trained to alert an individual who has been diagnosed with diabetes, when their blood sugar levels drop and also when the blood sugar levels are too high. These dogs are trained to get help, or to go and fetch a glucose meter, juice box or even the medication that is needed.
Psychiatric service dog
These dogs are trained to help individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health disabilities. Individuals who would qualify for a dog would be individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety & panic attack, OCD, dementia, phobia and paranoia. These individuals do need a letter from a psychologist or psychiatrist that they are able to look after, train and care for a service dog.
All service dogs will go through assessments as they qualify through all the various training levels, they need to go through a KUSA Good Citizen testing bronze level and will only be able to qualify when they pass all the testing and assessments.
Tue-Fri: 8:00 – 17:00
Sat: 8:00 – 17:00
Sun & Mon: Closed