By Kathy Santo | Updated: July 8 2019
This is one of the most COMMON questions we’re asked by students at my school and online, so I wanted you all to know the answer in case you’ve also wondered!
“Why do you train puppies and dogs to put their feet on weird objects?”
This is something we’re asked on a daily basis, and we understand! It’s hard for new students to comprehend why we get so excited about it and take the time to teach a dog “paws up” when, in their mind, there are so many more critical things that they need fixed!
We love “paws up” because it teaches:
Kathy Santo has spent her entire career as a dog trainer and handler, training dogs and winning over 500 obedience, agility and Canine Good Citizenship titles. Working with her own dogs, she has achieved every competitive obedience title the American Kennel Club (AKC) has offered and earned the prestigious AKC “Obedience Trial Champion” title (OTCh) multiple times.
In Waldwick, Kathy teaches classes, private lessons, and oversees the training of her student’s dogs using her extensive knowledge, experience and intuition to handle problems from the benign to the serious. Her engaging personality has won her the respect and friendship of her many students, who now consider themselves part of her extended family.