At SouthPaw, we teach pets manners for use in the real world so you may experience the real joy that comes from spending time with your furry friend. Our clients benefit from:
- Professional, certified trainers
- Fun approaches to learning
- Force-free, humane methods
- Science-based teaching
- Effective training skills
SouthPaw will provide quality, science based pet behavior education to encourage understanding, thus helping owners arrive at effective, long-term solutions that will have a positive impact on their relationship with their pets and create mutual compassion and respect.
How We Strive to Meet Our Goals
SouthPaw uses the most current, science-based methods for the training and behavior modification of animals. Our goals are to make learning as fun as possible for both animal and owner; to resolve behavior problems without doing any harm; and to keep animals in their homes and out of shelters. We are committed to continuing education based on solid learning theory principles. As part of this goal, throughout each year, we participate in intensive workshops and seminars presented by leading professionals in the field. We are also actively involved in various professional organizations including the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT). We believe in and are committed to a national certification for trainers as well as formal education and continuing education for all animal consultants. We work with owners and their pets to inform and help in every way we can.
We are passionate about pet care and this wonderful craft we get to enjoy each day. learn more +
What is the SouthPaw difference? Part of it is to do with our experience and extensive education. learn more +
We are Charleston’s only pet care professionals with an environmentally conscious philosophy put into practice through our purchasing policies, vendor selection criteria and recycling program. Join us in our focus to use only ecologically sustainable practices. learn more +
The SouthPaw Pack
Photos and a bit about our furry family. learn more +
SouthPaw’s heart is in Charleston! We support local businesses. learn more +