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

Upcoming Training Classes March 2022! 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.

Become A Trainer

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