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evaluations and consultations

At the pawsitive dog, we feel that what we do before your dog's training starts is almost as important as the training itself. That's why we schedule a day school evaluation and free, personalized, pre-enrollment phone consultation for you & your dog before the training begins.

Our day school evaluation allows us to get up close and personal with your dog and arm ourselves with the information we need to determine what might be the best option for him/her. You'll get an opportunity to see where + dog canine stars are born and your dog will spend several hours telling us all we need to know about his/her needs before we discuss your needs during our free, pre-enrollment phone consultation.

Our no-obligation, one-on-one consult allows you the opportunity to explore your training journey at no pressure and no cost.  A lot goes on during this 45-minute scheduled phone appointment. We not only discuss your unique situation, we help you focus on achievable results that realistically complement your dog's lifelong potential, offer you an opportunity to become familiar with our philosophies and methods and present you with a startup strategy that we think might be the best fit.

Whether you prefer our day school and class combination or our accelerated overnight training and class combination your goals are at the forefront of our decisions.  The number of days, weeks and classes are all determined by the information learned during the evaluation and the consultation, including your schedule, learning style and lifestyle.

Start-up strategies are assessed and re-assessed throughout your training journey so we may make additions or subtractions based on the progress of your team, comfort level and changes in your life or desired outcome. After all, not all dogs or owners start at the same place, progress at the same pace or have the same destination.

Scheduling an evaluation and consultation requires a nominal credit card deposit of $125 which is automatically applied to your dog's evaluation day. Should you be unable to attend but provide us with advance notice, that amount will be reimbursed to your card. However, should you forget your appointment altogether or provide us with less than 48-hour notice of cancellation, we regret that your deposit cannot be reimbursed.

Interested in an evaluation and pre-enrollment consultation but looking for exact class schedules and tuition first?  We'd love to answer those questions. However, because each canine & human partnership is unique, almost every client enrolls in something slightly different based on their unique needs. Our free pre-enrollment consultation is designed to determine your start up strategy and potential training path and give you the chance to review the schedules and pricing structures of the frequency that are most appropriate for you and your dog.

We look forward to speaking with you over the phone, meeting you and your dog in person and doing what we do best --- working together to help you and your dog develop an enjoyable lifelong partnership. See how the pawsitive dog can be part of your networking team and give you the training results you've been searching for!   Click here to contact us today!

Here's what one successful + dog client had to say about her consultation…

"We brought our six month old French Bulldog for an evaluation at The Pawsitive Dog shortly after bringing him home, at the recommendation of several of our neighbors. While my fiancé grew up having dogs as pets, I was rather terrified of them (now you know whose idea it was to get a dog in the first place). I will be the very first to admit that I had no idea what to expect, both as a dog owner and in training classes.

"Jenifer and Breslin put us all at ease nearly immediately. Both have taken the time to get to know us, to evaluate and form a bond with Clark, and to really understand our unique dynamic. It's rather possible that Jenifer trained me even more effectively than she trained Clark."
—Elizabeth E.

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