Puppies Are Wonderful Sidekicks Training and Behavior Modification LLC (PAWS)

Welcome!‚Äč

I'd like to take a minute and introduce myself; my name is Amber Aben and I am the owner and operator of PAWS. In 2005 I graduated from Animal Behavioral College, and began working immediately as a Dog Behaviorist. I have worked with hundreds of dogs and a variety of training goals. I have always loved being around dogs, and becoming a dog trainer and behaviorist was a very natural career for me. My dog is pictured to the left with me and also above . His name is Charlie Brown. He is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and was born in 2016.

"I would highly recommend PAWS to anyone who is willing to work with their puppy. Amber is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable about puppy behavior. She did a great job with our puppy and whole family. I also appreciate her availability. She will take phone calls and help you over the phone with any problems or corrections. We had a wonderful experience and would be open to discuss our experience."

Laurie and Brian Chenevey

Tecumseh, MI

 "Amber was always professional and always observant of our needs. She was not afraid to point out areas that needed attention or work, including our own behaviors with the dog - not just (Miss Chris's) behaviors with us...From start to finish this was a great experience. It was not 'easy'. There was definitely work involved, but it was worth the time, effort, and investment. PAWS is a great company to work with and we recommend them highly. Thanks for a very positive and beneficial experience!"

Linda and Jeff Lawther

Ypsilanti, MI

"We realized that our puppy was starting to run our household, and needed help...Amber was very attentive to our needs in training, taking into consideration our family dynamics, even including our granddaughter. She took extra time to meet us at the Pet Store, where our puppy would get out of control with all the attention, smells and excitement. It was nice to have her come to our home on evenings and Saturdays so that both my husband and I could be present for the training."

Jan and Mick Schubring

Chelsea, MI

About PAWS

PAWS is a dog training company that can help you with all of your dog training needs; from basic obedience and advanced obedience to serious behavior modification. I work with all dogs and breeds, from the smallest toy to the largest giant; and almost all behavior problems, from housebreaking to aggression. PAWS uses positive reinforcement to train and rehabilitate dogs to become the best sidekick they can be. I work in your home and travel to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Clinton, Dexter, Grass Lake, Jackson, Manchester, and Saline. If your city or town isn't listed and is near these areas, I probably travel to that area as well. I work within a 30 mile radius of Chelsea, MI, but for a small travel fee may travel beyond that.


Along with the hands on training, you will receive a training booklet, training collar, summer socialization classes, and unlimited support with the dog training program you choose. I will make a weekly visit to your home; starting with your free in-home evaluation. You choose the Training Program that best fits your needs, and I will work with you, at your home, making sure your goals are met. I will show you how to train your dog so at any time, you will be able to take control when you need to. Your dog training program will be designed exclusively for your household. All of the dog training programs stress that owners' be given the tools to communicate with their dog.

"We are soooo happy with all the knowledge and training we have gained. We called Amber after our family friend gave us her info as a last resort. We have a 10 month old 105 lbs Cane Corso who we couldn't control. He was very sweet but too big to not listen. We have a one year old and couldn't chance her getting hurt because we didn't know how to tell him what we wanted. Amber came out and assured us he was going to be the dog we wanted if we just stuck with it and had patience. Not always easy but well worth it. Today Suh is a completely different dog. I can trust him out with our daughter, not to knock her down and steal her snacks. I can walk him and not be dragged down the street, and I can cook and sit without him under me. We also loved the time she took to explain everything and to answer our calls when I just wasn't understanding why he wouldn't listen."

Kellee and Sam Perkins

Tecumseh, MI

"We have a Bull Mastiff, she weighs about 95 pounds. We wanted to train her with our move coming up. We did not want to try to out-muscle her, we wanted her to listen. We like that the training is affection based and not treat based. Our dog responded extremely well to this. She just likes to please. We did the basic obedience training, as we only had the time for 5 sessions before moving. We feel that we have the knowledge to continue what we have learned and improve. We will look for a trainer in Denver, but will make sure that the training is not treat based. I am impressed with what we have accomplished in the 5 sessions. We learned basic commands: sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, come, heel. We were also taught how to play hide and seek which is fun, as we have young kids that like to be involved with Bella. We would definitely recommend PAWS to anyone looking for reliable training for their dog. We are happy with what have learned and would continue if we could"

Kathryn and Christian VanFaasen

Ypsilanti, MI

"When we adopted our dog, Bailey, she was a bit more aggressive at the door than what we would like. With younger children visiting our home we found the need to address this issue before it became larger and more of a liability...Amber was the EXPERT that we were looking for. Amber addressed all of the issues that we wanted to address, and not only taught Bailey, but the entire family, the proper way to handle certain situations...Not only were we able to modify Bailey's behavior but also learned why she was acting like she was...Amber was a pleasure to work with each and every time she was at our home for a lesson."

Allison and Rob Levitt

Chelsea, MI