About Paws N Pause

Custom Home Training

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Client Testimonials

Group Training

"Kellie worked wonders with my Lab! Her understanding of dog behavior and the true compassion she has for dogs shows."

- Charles McGee


"Paws N Pause was a life-saver to my family. Kellie was amazing with my dog Rudy."

- Paul Woodland


"I love the lifetime group classes, it is so helpful to go back and refresh."

- Stacy Jinks

Paws N Pause offers basic obedience, Canine Good Citizen Testing & service training in both group and home settings. Our relaxed and custom training techniques makes the process of training your dog fun and enjoyable.

Paws N Pause is a sister company to Dogs N Focus that was founded in 2009, in the Sierra Foothills of Yuba City based on the philosophy that for dog training to be truly effective, training should focus as much on the dog's human family as it does on the dog itself.  Training your dog is ultimately about learning to communicate effectively with your dog.

Paws N Pause is owned and operated by Kellie Dawald, a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner (CCRP). Kellie has worked in veterinary medicine and behavior for over 14 years with her roots in the animal industry starting at the Placer SPCA in Roseville, CA. When Kellie is not training dogs she is working to improve their mobility needs in a canine rehabilitation center fully equipped with an underwater treadmill, balance equipment and therapeutic lasers.

Paws N Pause Dog Training