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PAWSitive Approach offers one-on-one dog training with a certified professional trainer, in the privacy of your own home. We will come to you, and work with you, resolving behavior problems, setting up your new puppy for success, or teaching good, everyday manners.

  • We come to you: All private lessons are in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
  • One-on-One attention with a certified, professional trainer.
  • Custom training plans to fit your individual needs, or topic driven training plans.
  • We offer positive dog training and puppy training in a 25 minute (time traveled) radius including Berthoud, Longmont, Loveland, Hygiene, Lyons, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Johnstown, Mead, and Milliken Colorado.
NEW PUPPY?

PUPPY TALK
60-minute Introduction $75*

NOTE: Puppy Talk is a requirement for our Puppy Preschool Package.

The Puppy Talk lesson includes:

  • 60 minutes of one-on-one attention, in your home.
  • An entrance evaluation.
  • Clicker Basics lesson.
  • Dog communication lesson.
  • A house training lesson.
  • A copy of "On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas
  • Welcome folder stuffed full of helpful handouts.
  • A goodie bag, including two free clickers!

In order to teach, we must be able to communicate. The student (your puppy) must be able to understand what it is that you want, and you must be able to understand your puppy's needs. Communication is vital to learning.

Puppy Talk will start the human-puppy communication. We will provide general, every day survival tips to get you and your puppy heading in the right direction. Any questions you have will be answered, and we will get started right away with a lesson on successful house training for your puppy.

Pre-requisite:
Pup is between 8 - 18 weeks old

Please sign me up!

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).

EVERYTHING PUPPY!

PUPPY PRESCHOOL
Five 60-minute lesson Pkg. $325*

The Puppy Preschool package includes:

  • 5 60-minute, in-home lessons.
  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy certified "Puppy Start Right" instructor.
  • Demos of all exercises with your pup.
  • Written copies of all exercises.
  • Homework assignments.
  • Email support.

Puppy Classes|Longmont Loveland Berthoud COStart that puppy off on the right paw! This is a 5 week package that includes everything you will need to get you and your new puppy heading in the right direction.

Topics are as follows:

  • House training and Crate training
  • Socialization
  • Biting and Destruction
  • Handling & Toenail Clipping
  • Beginning Leash Walking
  • Coming when called

Pre-requisites:
Pup is between 8 - 18 weeks old
Puppy Talk Introductory lesson

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).

GENERAL OBEDIENCE

GOOD MANNERS
Five 60-minute lesson Pkg. $350*

The Good Manners package includes:

  • 5 60-minute, in-home lessons.
  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, dog trainer.
  • Demos of all exercises with your dog.
  • Written copies of all exercises.
  • Homework assignments.
  • Email support.

NOTE: Recent attendance in our Puppy Preschool OR attendance in our Evaluation is required to attend the Good Manners lessons.

Would you like for your dog to listen when you speak to him? Wouldn't it be nice if your dog would actually do what you ask, the first time you ask? Are you getting tired of your dog always begging for food? Are you tripping over your dog while trying to prepare meals? Is taking your dog for walks getting to be too much work? Then this is the package for you!

This package is 5 lessons that are jammed packed with tools to produce a very well mannered dog!

Behaviors taught include (not limited to):

  • Impulse Control
  • Sit & Down
  • Coming when called
  • Loose leash walking
  • Targeting
  • Settle on mat (bed)

The behaviors taught will promote the following:

Teamwork: It takes two! Fun behaviors that teach you how to work together as a team!

Attention and Focus: This is the first step in creating a dog that responds to cues. Learn how to capture your dog's attention/focus to you!

Public Appearances: Do you enjoy taking your dog with you when you go out, or is it more work than it is worth? Behaviors in this lesson will help your dog become a joy to take out and about.

Teaching Self-Control: Does your dog jump all over you to get what he/she wants? Wouldn't it be much nicer if your dog asked politely when they want something? We'll show you how to turn rudeness into politeness in this lesson!

Communicating with your Dog: I believe we would all love it if our dogs could speak English. So, how do we understand what our dog really wants, and communicate to our dog what it is that we would like from them?

Pre-requisites:
Puppy Preschool or Evaluation

Please sign me up!

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).

BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

EVALUATION
90-minute evaluation $120*

NOTE: An evaluation is required for all dogs over 18 weeks old, before signing up for any lessons.

The Evaluation includes:

  • 90 minutes of one-on-one attention, with a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, dog trainer, in your home.
  • An evaluation of your dog in his home environment.
  • A detailed behavior history.
  • A management and training plan to resolve problems and meet your dog training goals.
  • A customized written summary report.
  • A dog communication lesson.
  • A clicker basics lesson.
  • A copy of "On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas
  • Welcome folder stuffed full of helpful handouts.
  • A goodie bag, including two free clickers!

An evaluation ensures we all are on the same page when it comes to the training of your dog.

We will meet in person and I will evaluate your dog, taking into account the family dynamics and his environment. We will discuss your dog's issues, completing a detailed behavior history. We will also discuss your dog training goals. I will provide you an overview of how we can help, what all will be involved, and how to best proceed to meet your goals.

We'll then proceed with a discussion on how successful dog communication will help you. I'll introduce you to our dog training methods, get you started with some training exercises, and provide you with some management tips to help ease your current situation.

After the evaluation, within 24 - 72 hours, you will receive an emailed summary report of the evaluation, along with any instructional documents needed.

Email support will be provided in between the evaluation and the start of your custom lessons.

Please sign me up!

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

CUSTOM LESSONS
60-minute lessons $90* each
Five 60-minute lesson Pkg. $400*

Custom lessons include:

  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, dog trainer.
  • Demos of all exercises with your dog (if dog permitted).
  • Customized, written reports for each lesson.
  • Written copies of all exercises.
  • Customized homework assignments.
  • Email support.

NOTE: If you haven't taken our Evaluation yet, please sign up for that first, as the Evaluation is a pre-requisite to the Custom Private Lessons.

PAWSitive Approach offers Custom lessons designed specifically for you and your dog. We can help you to resolve many problems, such as:

  • Endless barking
  • Lunging on leash
  • Over excited
  • Fighting with other dogs
  • Fearful and/or shy
  • Guarding people or items

These are just a few of the many problems that custom private lessons are designed for. We start with a Evaluation where we will prepare a detailed report of your needs and goals, draw up a custom training plan, and work together to meet your goals.

Pre-requisites:
Evaluation

Please sign me up!

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).

GIVE YOUR DOG A JOB!

CLICKS-N-TRICKS
Four 60-minute lesson Pkg. $300*

The Clicks-n-Tricks package includes:

  • 4 60-minute, in-home lessons.
  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, dog trainer.
  • Demos of all exercises with your dog.
  • Written copies of all exercises.
  • Homework assignments.
  • Email support.

NOTE: Recent attendance in our Puppy Preschool, OR attendance in our Evaluation is required to attend the Clicks-n-Tricks lessons.

Let's have some fun with our dogs! These lessons will teach you how to teach your dog just about any trick that you can imagine! We will cover skills that can be applied to teach any trick. In these lessons some of the tricks may include:

  • Bring items to you
  • Search and Find items
  • Put away toys
  • Spin
  • Play Dead

Pre-requisites:
Puppy Preschool or Evaluation

Please sign me up!

* There will be an additional $1 per minute charge for travel time greater than 25 minutes one way; 50 minutes total (per google maps).