At + dog, we don't believe in a quick fix. We take the time to train you and your dog the right way so each and every day you can enjoy
the benefits of results that last a lifetime. We put dog/owner relationships first, followed by good manners and, of course, solid obedience. Based on your comfort level and your pace as a unique
team, we provide progressive exercises for each area of your partnership. By helping you reinforce correct behavior and prevent undesirable behavior from becoming a habit (or two or three or four
bad habits!), we minimize future behavioral issues and set your dog up for success. After our initial consultation and the development of your personalized start-up strategy, together, we constantly assess and reassess your progress and make adjustments accordingly.
After all, we want your dog to be the friend you've always dreamed of no matter what real-life brings - simple schedule changes, cross-country move, or new family additions.
the pawsitive dog utilizes proven methods that emphasize positive
teaching and training for dogs and their owners – tried and true approaches that have proven successful again and again for 20
years of business. We provide our students with multiple short-term exercises that gradually increase in
complexity to ensure the results that you can take anywhere at any time. Our distinctive, multidimensional style
stresses a proactive versus reactive approach, emphasizes proper direction, re-direction & reward and focuses
on owner understanding and education. While we believe in motivating versus making, our balanced philosophy
also may include appropriate consequences for inappropriate behavior that puts dogs and/or owners at risk. We
take liability seriously but understand that many dogs are misunderstood. Our proven techniques are designed
to keep dogs at any level and of any temperament in homes, out of shelters and alive. Unlike many other training
facilities, we focus on three main target areas: relationship, good manners and obedience — not just sit, stand
and down — and pride ourselves providing a balanced approach that creates a balanced dog and educated owner.
We teach our students the skills they need to think and "talk" dog so they can effectively open the human-canine
line of communication versus unfairly applying consequences for unwanted behavior. Dog training should be fun
and incorporated through every day interactions. Students will learn to maximize their dog time through day-to
-day lifestyle components such as exercise, exposure, socialization, stimulation, neutralization, supervision,
substitution and rewards (verbal and physical praise, treats, toys, etc.). After all, your dog is learning through
every interaction, let's make each one count and head off miscommunication before it starts.
The results? Confident, educated and happy owners with confident, educated and happy dogs — dogs who readily adapt and adjust to any environment.
At + dog, we don´t believe in limiting participation to just one family member. For lifelong success, we encourage
all secondary owners and family members to attend and observe whenever possible at no additional charge.
After all, for your dog to change his behavior, everyone must change theirs as well. Get your pack involved today – the more, the merrier and the faster your results.
To learn more about our how some of our students have developed their own lifelong partnerships, see our + dog stories or simply ask the owner of the best behaved dog in your neighborhood.
"So much more than sit, down, stay -- Jenifer's approach is all encompassing and works on the relationship between the owner
and the dog....because without a solid relationship and foundation, nothing can be built. We love you, The Pawsitive Dog. Thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to enrich the lives of
your clients, the rescue organizations you donate your time and expertise to, and most importantly, aiding your clients in providing a safe and adventurous life to the dogs who train with you."