Dog Training Services

Paws and Claws Pet Care is pleased to offer tailored obedience and dog training classes that promote the well-being of both pets and pet parents. Our team of professional trainers understand that no two pets are the same, and therefore approach every pet and owner relationship individually. We offer flexible programing for every dog and lifestyle. Schedule a session today with one of trainers to take immediate advantage of our effective, easy to implement techniques.

*Private Lessons Available

Class Schedule

Fall & Winter Training Classes! View Classes

Meet Fran SchoenfeldLicensed Trainer

From my childhood, dogs and cats have been part of my life. As an adult, regardless of other home and career commitments, I always found time to care for many dogs and cats in my home. Often times, this included those of friends and family who appreciated the love and compassion that I had for animals.

Having a B.S. in Human Resources Management and working in this field for many years, I acquired the people skills needed to facilitate the training of dog guardians, so they could learn how their dogs think and process information. Ultimately, dog guardians provide the day-to-day training to their dogs.

Professional Credentials:
  • Certified Animal Behavior College (ABC) Dog Trainer
  • Mentor for ABC Students in Western New York Region
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen/Star Puppy Evaluator
  • Owner/Operator of Paws-i-tive Behavior Dog Training School (2009-present)
Pet Related Volunteer Work:
  • Dog Trainer for the Humane Society of Wayne County (HSWC) (2009-2017)
  • Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) with Partner Desi (2013-present)
  • Cat and Dog Adoption Counselor for Lollypop Farm (2012-2017)


Meet Nick KenyonOwner and Head Trainer
of Critical Canine Development

Nick Kenyon is the Owner and Head Trainer of Critical Canine Development. He has spent the last few years training hundreds of dogs and owners in the WNY area. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a family man. He is the human to 2 rescued pit mixes and collaborates with several local rescues.

Nick has had an affinity with animals since a young age. His work with dogs first began when his father would take him to bird retrieval seminars with their Chocolate Labs at age 10. Since then he has traveled across the country to work with several masters in the dog training industry. He has extensive experience with obedience, aggression (dog/human), therapy training, behavioral issues, tracking/trailing, and confidence building. He is an AKC CGC evaluator and a therapy dog evaluator through TPU.

Nick and Critical Canine Development are dedicated to building even stronger relationships with dogs and their owners through training. Completing a lesson plan through CCD is an investment in your dog and family, guaranteed.

Krista K.

Kristina KOwner and Head Trainer
at Bohemiank9

Kristina got started in her training career in the miniature horse industry. Winning blue ribbons at every show she attended, including shows on a national level, in Halter Obstacle and Jumping. She reached the Hall of Fame in the Miniature Horse world in just 2 years time. Kristina competed in UKC obedience with her APBT Rollex earning their Open CD title. She competed in Weight Pull with her rescue APBT Riddick and reached top ten in their division. And in AKC Rally with her APBT Ziva, earning their RN, RA, and RE titles.

Currently Kristina has two German Shepherds that she certifies and competes with.Azar, who she certifies with yearly in HRD (cadaver dog), Man Trailing/Tracking, and Personal Protection. And in their off time they compete in AKC Obedience, so far earning their CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U, CD, and now working towards their CDX title. Tick, who she competes in French Ring, earning their CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U, CSAU and Brevet, and now working towards their Ring1 title.

Most recently Kristina has ventured in to Dock Diving competitions with both Tick and Azar. They both love it, and Tick has earned her Novice title in one weekend!

Kristina is a trainer who treats each dog as an individual and works with them accordingly, meeting every dog’s and their owner’s needs. To be a great trainer Kristina believes you have to continue to stay open to learning the use of new tools and techniques and also to learn new uses for old tools and techniques. You always have to be open minded, always willing to learn more, and learn as much as possible.

Become A Trainer

Interested in becoming a trainer with Paws and Claws? Fill out the form on our contact us page to get involved.