GROUPS

Facebook Pages & Groups 

Yooper Paws of Love Facebook Page

If you'd like more information about Force Free Dog Training or would like to follow Azul's Journey as a Service Dog, please follow my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/YooperPawsOfLove/ 

I use this page to share posts from other trainers that apply to issues my costumers are currently dealing with.  All links include information that is backed by science and/or uses force free training methods.

Yooper Paws Instagram Account

Yooper Paws YouTube Channel

Yooper Paws Patreon Membership

The Yooper Paws of Love groups are designed by age and/or topic of common interest. My groups are designed to pair owners with similar training interests together to create a network of support for asking questions and celebrating training wins.

Here is my current list:

Yooper Paws Friends

This small private group is limited to those who live in Iron Mountain & surrounding areas.  We use this group to set up local group walks, training sessions, and network to discuss dog training issues.

Clients can post updates about their dog's training progress, available times for group playdates and training sessions, or highlight fun adventures they are having with their dogs.

Check out the SERVICES tab to learn about the Mini-group sessions that are organized within this Free Facebook Group!


Positively Puppy Paws

This group is focused around young puppies under 6 months old and is sorted into post topics.  Members can sort through topics to find help for whatever they are struggling with.  

Topics include:

  • --Socialization
  • --Puppy Brain
  • --Leash Skills
  • --Service Dog Puppy Resources
  • --Games to Help with Behavior Issues

This group is also used for discussion of the In-Person Positively Puppy Class and the Online Positively Puppy Paws Class.

Crazy Adolescents

This group is now linked with the Crazy Canine Adolescent classroom but is open to anyone with an adolescent dog between 6-24 months old! Group discussions include force free training techniques that will help you survive and recover from the crazy teen stage.

Topics Include:

  • What is Spring Fever  
  • Canine Sensory Overload - When the environment is overstimulating!  
  • Enrichment Sniffing - The benefits of providing scent based walks.  
  • Understanding Hormones - Its not only about sex: Opinions vs Science  
  • Recall Reinforcement - Taking a step back to work on recall training safely.  
  • Reviewing Leash Manners - What's important to you and how do you tell your dog what you want?
  • Socialization Safety - What to do when you come across another dog on the trail.
  • Focus Around Distractions - Practicing the behaviors you want to be repeated.

The Confident Canines Group is designed for current and previous students in the Confident Canines Class & Confident Canine Coaches Class. While this is a closed group most of the year for students only, we open this group up January - March for anyone who wants to join to ask questions about class materials and registration for the class that will open in March. This group focuses on the 5 Core Canine Confidences



The Helping Fearful Dogs Feel Safe Group is open to anyone who has a dog or dogs that over-react to triggers in the environment. Some common triggers are people, dogs, moving cars, loud sounds, and/or sudden movements. Some common reactions that fearful dogs display are often barking, lunging or pulling towards or away from the trigger, searching for ways to escape, etc.


If this sounds like a dog in your family, feel free to join this FB group! If you're interested in scheduling an evaluation session to work on issues driven by fear, check out the comments for a link to my scheduling system.

FAD Workshop Group

We host a FAD Workshop each year in March as part of our March Madness Theme. The information from FAD1 (2022) & FAD2 (2023) are available to everyone on our Patreon FREE Members Page


The FAD3 Workshop will take place March 20th -23rd and will be available via Patreon and in this Facebook Group. The facebook group is designed to help people who work through the 4 days of activities including video instructions and games to play with your dog.  

The FAD Workshop Discussion Group is also used for discussing things that take place in these classes.
This is a FREE resource that we offer in partnership the Crazy2Calm Canine Collaborative.

The Building a Better Bond Workshop is also hosted by Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches with a FB Group that is closed to students only November - March, then open to everyone April - October. The main purpose of this group is to discuss the Human-Animal Bond, meeting the needs of our canine pets, and growing teamwork skills between owner/caregiver and canine family members. 

(This group is currently closed and a link will be updated when the group opens again to new members!)


Working Paws 

This group is for all owners with dogs that have a job that requires advanced obedience.  Many have dogs in training or working as Service Dogs.  The group is also open to Therapy Dogs, hunting dogs, Search & Rescue dogs, basically any field that requires advanced obedience.  Topics will be mostly training related, but can be open to anything the group wishes to discuss politely. 

SD Handler Chats & Team of the Week are conducting inside this group and here are classes that use the Working Paws Group for discussions: SD Foundations & SD Public Access Training 

+R Service Dog Tasks

This group is organized by topic making it easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for!  Many tasks are useful for multiple disabilities and there’s also different ways you can train each task.  

Current Tasks Include:

  • Medical Alerts based on observed actions & biological scent changes.
  • Hand delivered retrieve for dropped items & specific items such as meds.
  • Mobility Tasks 
  • Deep Pressure & Heat Therapies

We also have some topics for “frequently asked” issues including training for public access, public transportation such as flying, game based learning, target training, and common training issues.


This group is used for discussing the Scent Based Medical Alerts Class & the Sight Based Medical Alerts Class.


Zoom Chats

At the moment all open general access Zoom Chats are hosted through the Crazy2Calm Canine Collaborative.

SD Handler Chat

Yooper Paws of Love is hosting 1 SD Handler Chat per month through the Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches. Additional SD Handler Chats may pop up throughout the year that are offered by other Canine Coaches.

SD Handler Chat: Special Guest Presentations
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (Central) with a presentation followed by discussion or Q&A depending on the preference of the guest.


Yooper Paws of Love is hosting a monthly FREE Lunch & Learn Workshop as part of our growing Challenging Behaviors Series. In order to participate in these Zoom workshops you need to be a Member of our Patreon Page (FREE or Paid!) Typically these Lunch and Learn Sessions will take place on 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the Month with dates and links posted to all Patreon Members. Then the replay will be available for 30 days following the recording in the FREE Membership before moving over to the Challenging Behaviors Members Only section.

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