Paws-Abilities Dog Training
Dana Babb has been teaching people to train their dogs throughout
the U.S. and Western Europe since 1974. She and her late husband of
35 years, CMSGT Larry L. Babb USAF Ret. (1948–2008)
worked on a contract basis with the Ramstein and Vogelweh
Military Recreation Centers to provide the largest American
community outside the U.S. with the specific skills needed to allow
dogs to accompany their owners on trains and buses, into
restaurants, department stores, hotels and other public
accommodations in West Germany and other European countries.
After Larry’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force, they
returned to the Pacific Northwest and founded Paws-Abilities in 1988
and offered classes on a contract basis for the Renton Technical
College, the Humane Society and SPCA in Bellevue, and the City of
Renton Parks & Recreation Department. In the early 1990s they opened
Paws-Abilities Training Center in Tukwila, Washington.
Dana’s training method combines a common sense approach to
dog obedience and contemporary positive motivational techniques,
helping dog owners see that “Every Dog Has Paws-Abilities!” Her
specialties include Service Dog Training, Puppy Kindergarten, Basic
Obedience, Beyond Basic Obedience, Tricks & Games, and Refinement.
Her experience of working with dogs and people spans decades,
including work with children to explain, encourage and demonstrate
responsible behavior with and around dogs, work with alert dogs
(hearing, medical, seizure, migraine, diabetic) and assist dogs for
ambulatory and chair-bound individuals, work with psychiatric assist
dogs, and work with therapy and rehabilitation for abused dogs.
Calendar of Classes