Rocking Paw is a dog training center and small kennels out in the West Texas countryside.  Close enough to Lubbock to facilitate clients, yet far enough out to have the advantages of space and quiet.  We are located on our own 10 acres with our home on the property.

Our Facilities

The dog training center is a 1600 square feet facility for indoor classes. We offer Puppy, Basic, Intermediate, CGC prep, AKC Community Canine, AKC Urban Canine along with Agility, Disc, Freestyle, Rally, Trick, Scentwork and Group Classes.

Our 10 theme decorated kennel suites are open! Providing climate controlled spacious 9×9 rooms with ceilings and solid doors to prevent any disease transfer. Each kennel has private doggy doors and outdoor patios. We are more like a ranch style country club for your pet!

We offer board and train for those owners that do not have the time available to come to group or private classes. When we train your dog we send videos throughout the week on their progression and we like for you to come each week and work with your dog to ensure that you understand everything that we have been practicing.

Rocking Paw is here to provide luxury and safety, along with a positive experience for your dog during their stay whether here for boarding or training.

Meet the Trainers »

Jolynn Payne has been involved with training dogs since 1993. She began by raising beagles and foxhounds and running, trialing, and judging them in the field in the Ozark Mountains.

She studied diet and nutrition and conditioning so her dogs would run optimally in the field as well as teaching basic obedience for conformation skills and house manners.

In 2008 she researched Australian shepherd breeders and purchased Tex, her first agility dog. Tex ran a few NADAC trials in the Austin Texas area before their move to Lubbock in 2010.

Along with managing & training at a pet store, Jolynn opened her own agility training business, Just4Fun Dog Agility and Training. She has focused more on owners and dogs that want to come out and have fun with their dogs, bonding, and building friendships. Some of her students have gone on to focus on competition as well.

Jolynn passed the CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed) examination in the fall of 2014. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and serves as VP of the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club , and is a member of the IAABC.

Her philosophy in training is bring owner and dog together by bonding in training using positive reinforcement training. Train what you want your dog to do, not punish what you don’t want them to do. Using Lima, (least intrusive minimally averse). We do not use punishment or intimidation to train. Instead we train your dog creating a relationship/partnership using trust, fun methods, and reinforcement.

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