FORCING IS OLD FASHIONED! POSITIVE METHODS ARE WHERE IT'S AT! DISCOVER THE FAST & EFFECTIVE WAY TO A WELL BEHAVED & HAPPY PET.

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Basic manners to behavior modification.
Fast & effective learning for your Cat or Dog.

PRIVATE

CONSULTS

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Specialized classes designed to help your lunging, barking dog relax and make better choices on walks.

REACTIVE DOG

GROUP CLASSES

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Specialized training from an experienced
Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)

Separation Anxiety

Treatment

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Modern, positive training methods from a certified, caring, pet care professional

no-force

training

methods

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New Puppy? Busy Schedule?
Let us jump start your training for you with one-on-one trainer attention for your pup or dog!

TRAINING

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Growling, Lunging, Barking?

Join a specialized class designed to decode this embarrassing behavior. We can rewire your dog’s brain!

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Expert Separation Anxiety Help

Work with a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer to successfully resolve this stressful condition.

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Meet Your Trainer

Modern, no-force training from an experienced, highly certified trainer for positive results.

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SERVICES

We Help You Meet Your Goals

It’s never too early or late to train your pet. SouthPaw supports your pet’s mental fitness, while improving your quality of life. Learning together can be fun and create better communication. An engaged, active pet makes for a content pet and happy owner.

Separation Anxiety Treatment

Is your dog’s anxious behavior holding you captive? It’s time to foster confidence & independence in your dog.

Dog-Reactive Dog Classes

Students rave about their dog’s improvement in our classes! Reduce your dog’s lunging, growling and barking on leash with transformational exercises.

Private Consults

We all want a dog or cat we can be proud of in any situation in the real world. SouthPaw can help you make that happen.

Day Training

Short on time? This is a fantastic opportunity for your pet to get a professional trainer’s one-on-one attention and make quick progress!

Modern Training

Old fashioned training attempts to teach skills, such as ‘Sit,’ by physically placing a pet into position via pushing a pet’s bottom down. Devices such as choke, prong or electric shock collars (e-collars) were even used. Modern, positive, reward methods eliminate aversive tactics and pain. Today, educated trainers use science-based learning theory to encourage your pet to use his brain to truly learn the way he naturally does, not just comply. We understand your pet’s perspective and deliver training your pet can grasp instantly. Don’t be fooled. The same methods are most effective for extreme problem behaviors such as aggression. Read our client Testimonials to see their success stories.

WHY CHOOSE CC & SOUTHPAW

How we can help you

EXPERIENCED

Over 15 years experience in pet care with industry recognized certifications including CSAT, CPDT-KA and PMCT.

PASSIONATE

Makes training fun while nurturing relationships & communication between owner and pet

PATIENT

CC works to discover how you and your pet learn & present information in a way you can undertant

RESULTS DRIVEN

Thrilled to see owners enjoy their new found leadership and bond with their happier well-behaved pet

 “Provide what you promise. Respect the individual human and pet.
Strive for excellence and progress.”

C.C. Bourgeois – Southpaw Owner & Trainer

 TESTIMONIALS FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS

Don’t just take it from us, see what our customers have to say!

“I used to get either fearful or sympathetic responses from other people, now I get compliments on how well trained he is. Tusker can stay below threshold with about 20 feet between him and a strange dog, maybe less depending on the situation. A couple months ago a man stopped me to ask if I was a dog trainer or foster dogs because he always sees me working with Tusker on walks! We are pleased with the results and loved working with you!”

Elizabeth & Henry Bennett and Tusker

Charleston, SC

“We have fostered 74 dogs. This was the most extreme case of fear we had encountered. Emma had been seriously abused and was very wary of people. Even after she became less fearful, we had difficulty trying to walk her. She would either lay down and refuse to move or buck wildly when we attempted to walk her. Her behavior when confronting unfamiliar situations was unpredictable. She went from being fearful and resistant to walking on a leash around the neighborhood and giving every indication that she enjoys the activity. It was a really dramatic change in behavior and attitude. The training requires a lot of patience and persistence, but the payoff is there if you persist. Another life saved! We highly recommend C.C. to address training and behavior issues.”

Larry and Pam Haskell & Emma

Mount Pleasant, SC

“I have worked with C.C. on numerous occasions, both at our academies here at Peaceable Paws, and doing phone consultations with her for her own work with her clients. The academy dogs have always benefitted significantly from her attentions. I have been consistently impressed both with her skills here, her commitment to her own professional education, and her dedication to providing her clients with a top quality, effective and professional service.”

Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Renowned Trainer, Author, Speaker, Fairplay, MD

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