HomePagePicThe goal at Pawsitive Teach is to show you a positive, effective and fun way to communicate and train with your dog. The companionship of a well-mannered dog is a source of constant joy.  The training is designed to help you develop and  enjoy the lifelong bond that good communication, training and playing together brings. Dogs aren’t born knowing our rules and our idea of what good manners are, it’s up to us to teach them so they understand what we expect. Training solves problems, prevents problems before they arise and strengthens the bond between you and your best friend. At Pawsitive Teach, the focus is on practical behaviors using reward based training. Classes and private sessions  utilize “real life” training so that your dog understands what you expect as you both go about your day to day life.

Pawsitive Teach programs are relationship based, utilizing the science and art of clicker/marker training. Although, the type of marker (voice, clicker or whistle) may vary, the method is based on positive reinforcement, connecting with your dog, being in relationship and engaging your dog in the learning process.  There are no choke chains, shock collars or harsh physical corrections used, but gentle does not mean permissive! Relationship based training achieves excellent results, as it is based on the psychology of how dogs think and learn. The approach is effective in treating anything from basic puppy training to complex issues. These gentle methods extend to you, the owner, as well. You’ll learn in small, easy steps, setting you and your dog up for success.

It is my belief that training and behavior modification should be safe, kind, enjoyable, positive and successful for you and the dog you love. Training services are available privately or in group classes.

Thank you for visiting our site to learn about Pawsitive Teach,  I look forward to  the opportunity to work and play with you and your best friend!

Warmest Wags,

Diane Abbott, CPDT-KA                                                                           

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Relationship based training for dogs & their people