Because Your Pet is Worth It

The relationship between a dog and its owner is a unique connection. With PAWZ Enrichment Center you get the finest dog training to condition your pet for the behaviors you desire. My proven positive reinforcement techniques and unique choice-based approach have helped dog owners in the Bismarck-Mandan area train dogs just like yours. Contact me today to get started!


Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each dog is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need.


Great News!! 

We are moving into our own building with

classes and daytraining available in January 2021. 

Watch for more details soon!

Full time and Part-time people needed for daytraining attendants (will train), reception, and grooming.  Contact us at

Proper training is an essential part of good and responsible dog care.

PAWZ offers the most flexible group training classes available known as "Levels Training."  Levels dog training is a group program offering unlimited training sessions during the period you are enrolled.

Levels Training introduces new skills to you and your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more distractions.  Although each level has specific skill requirements which must be met prior to moving on to the next level, you progress through the levels at your own pace which makes it more fun for everyone.  The flexible structure enables you to attend more classes on your own schedule.

Like humans, dogs don’t all learn at the same pace. This format allows them to work on a behavior until they’re proficient at it…instead of being rushed through to the next thing. For dogs who catch on quickly, it keeps them from getting bored.


Puppy Basics is all about socialization and developing a relationship with you.

Early training with a positive reinforcement approach is one of the best ways to teach young puppies the basic skills such as sit, down and come and provide the opportunity to socialize with other puppies and people.  We will also provide you with information about handling unwanted behaviors and troubleshooting.

Getting a puppy?  Check out this free book by Dr. Ian Dunbar.


Basic Manners continues with what was taught in Puppy Basics and/or helps those with older dogs build that relationship.  Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the test to earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen award.

You already have a puppy?  Check out this free book by Dr. Ian Dunbar.


The series of games builds a deep desire for your dog to come to you despite many distractions or unsafe situations.


Through the years trick dogs that we see in the movies have won peoples’ hearts, trick dog training has become a fun new area in dog training today.  As you work through learning the tricks, you might consider testing for the AKC 5 Trick Titles.


Learn to navigate an obstacle course with your dog as you race against a clock.  That’s the sport of Agility.  It’s a fast-paced, rewarding experience and one of the best ways to create an even deeper connection between you and your dog.

Once you have a strong relationship and good management skills, dog training becomes fun, not another burden on your 'To Do' list.

Colleen Pelar


Get in touch with PAWZ Enrichment Center to learn more about my animal training services.


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