Dog Training

At Pawsitive Pets, we train dogs using non-aversive methods  utilizing  food and other rewards as positive reinforcement to increase the performance of desired behaviors and decrease unwanted behaviors.

 



Obedience

A majority of people who want to invest in animal training want to work on obedience with their pets.

We teach:

  • Common behaviors
  • Loose leash walking in various environments and around various distractions
  • “Leave-it”
  • Recall (coming when called) through distractions

 


Fear/Phobia

If your dog’s fears and phobias are not addressed, associated behaviors can cause stress and destruction in your home. We can help you manage or form positive associations to:

  • Storms
  • Fireworks
  • City noises
  • Novel objects
  • Vehicles
  • Small animals or cats
  • Separation anxiety
  • Doorbells/door knocks
  • Handling
  • Noises
  • Vet visits
  • Grooming
  • Any other potential fear-evoking stimuli

Learned Problem Behaviors

Like people, dogs can pick up poor habits. With our training methods, we can address the following behaviors:

  • Unwanted behaviors for attention
  • Jumping on furniture
  • Counter surfing
  • Darting through doors
  • Barking  
  • Digging
  • Mouthing
  • Housebreaking

Preparation Training

When your life changes, so does your dog’s. Pawsitive Pets can help prepare you, your dog, and your home for a new member of the family, which may include a cat, dog, relative, or baby.

  


Housebreaking

Housebreaking is one of the most important behaviors to instill in your dog. Using non-aversive methods and positive reinforcement, Pawsitive Pets can teach your pup to reliably go to the bathroom outside of the house.


Pet Selection Counseling

Becoming a dog owner is exciting, but choosing the right dog for you and your family requires some serious thinking. Pawsitive Pets can help you make the right decision based on your desires and lifestyle. This service includes:

  • Suggesting breeds
  • Creating a smooth transition
  • Visiting potential candidates with you at desired rescue facilities, humane societies, or reputable breeders
  • Promoting good integration and development throughout your new friend’s lifetime

As we help you choose the right pup for you, we look at numerous factors, including the dog’s personality, the facility that the dog is being housed in, personality types that match other animals in your home, and your lifestyle.


Aggression/Reactivity

Reactivity and aggression can damage the relationship that you have with your dog as well as make for very unpleasant and stressful experiences both inside and outside of the home.  We are happy to help in extinguishing these behaviors so that you and your pet may lead a more relaxed life together.


Contact us today about dog training!