Welcome to Paws-n-All

Paws-n-All Puppy Socialisation and Dog Training Academy was founded in 2009 after Nicola Dee van Ass qualified as a certified dog and puppy trainer through ThinkingPets. After having received certificates in puppy socialisation, puppy training, adult dog training, one-on-one dog training consultations as well as obedience and clicker training, the first Paws-n-All school was opened in Boskruin, Johannesburg.


Paws-n-All moved to the Fourways / Lonehill area at the end of 2010 and has trained many puppies and dogs in the  area.
Our training methods revolve around positive reinforcement training (rewarding the good behaviour and ignoring the bad) and through this method of dog training, we have been able to achieve obedience in puppies and dogs while keeping them happy. In most of our training we use clickers and treats as this enables fast, positive learning in dogs and puppies. We do a lot of puppy socialisation as it is very important to get puppies used to different situations, sounds, objects and other animals at as young an age as possible.


WE have 3 different class types that are decided by the age and personality of each dog or puppy.
Puppies from 8 weeks – 20 weeks are in a class together. Adolescent pups from 5 months to 1 year are grouped together and adult dogs over 1 year are generally grouped together.


Every dog is seen and treated as an individual and is never forced to be in a situation that it is not comfortable with. If a dog cannot handle being around other dogs, we work in one-on-one classes until the dog is happy to move forward. WE work with each puppy or dog individually in class (although there are many group exercises) and because we do not have more than a total of 6 dogs or puppies in a class, we are able to give each student the proper attention required for them to learn and progress.


There is no age limit or breed requirement need to join the classes, but because of the method of training we use, choke chains, shock collars, prong collars, shouting and physical punishment is NOT permitted in any of our classes.

Have a look around and contact me if you are interested or have any questions.