PAWSitive Approach LLC Force-Free, Positive Dog Training
In-home Private Dog Training by PAWSitive Approach PAWSitive Approach: In-home Private Dog Training

We offer positive dog training and puppy training in a 25 minute (time traveled per Google maps) radius including Berthoud, Longmont, Loveland, Hygiene, Lyons,  Johnstown, and Mead Colorado.

PRIVATE DOG TRAINING


HOW TO GET STARTED:

  1. SCHEDULE: Click on the "Schedule ..." button next to the pre-requisite for the lessons you are interested in. This will take you to our scheduling calendar.  Click on a large purple block under your preferred date and time (use the small arrows along the top of the calendar to change weeks).
  2. LOGON, OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT: After clicking on a large purple block, a new window will open so you can log on, or create a new account.
  3. FINISH SCHEDULING: Once you have logged on, or created an account, scheudling will continue. If your dog is new to PAWSitive Approach, please be certain to choose the prerequisite to the lessons you desire in the "Options" pull-down menu. Please choose your dog's name, or "New Dog", under the "Dog" pull-down menu.
  4. PAYMENT: Scheduling will complete with a request for payment.  Payment will confirm and reserve your lesson date and time. Payment is taken securely, online via PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed.

LESSONS & RATES:

 

Positive Puppy Lessons

Puppy Talk

In order to teach, we must be able to communicate. 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.

Puppy Talk lesson includes:

  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy certified "Puppy Start Right" instructor.
  • Introduction to our training methods.
  • A dog communication lesson.
  • A house training lesson.
  • A copy of "On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas
  • Welcome folder, and a goodie bag, including two free clickers!

 

1 hr. for $75*
(Pup must be under 16 weeks old)
(If you have two puppies, please sign up for the Evaluation instead)_

Schedule Puppy-Talk!

Puppy Preschool

Start 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

Puppy Preschool pkg. includes:

  • 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, and email support.

Dog training Evaluation

Evaluation

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 discuss your dog's issues, and your dog training goals, while I complete a detailed behavior history. We will then discuss how we can proceed to best meet your goals.

I'll introduce you to our dog training methods, and how successful dog communication will help you. Then we will get you started with some training exercises, and management tips to help ease your current situation.

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

The Evaluation includes:

  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
  • An evaluation of your dog, including an in-depth behavior history.
  • A customized management & training plan.
  • A detailed emailed report sumarizing the evaluation.
  • Introduction to our training methods.
  • A dog communication lesson.
  • A copy of "On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas
  • Welcome folder, and a goodie bag, including two free clickers!

 

1.5 hr. session: $115*
(an evaluation is required for all new client dogs 16 weeks and older, and adoptions of 2 puppies at once)

Schedule Evaluation

Teach your dog Good Manners

Good Manners

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 good mannered dog!

Behaviors taught include (not limited to):

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

The Good Manners package includes:

  • One-on-one instruction from a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
  • Demos of all exercises with your dog.
  • Written copies of all exercises.
  • Homework, and email support.

 

Package of 5 one-hour lessons: $350*
(Must attend Evaluation first, or have attended Puppy Preschool within the last 4 months.)

Schedule Good-Manners!

Good Manners Advanced

This package builds on the Good Manners package, proofing recalls, stays, distance work, heeling, etc.. Our Good Manners Advanced package will give you great start with agility, competitive obedience, Rally, or earning a C.G.C..


Give Your Dog a Job!

Give Your Dog A Job!

A dog with a purpose, a job to do, is a happy dog! Fortunately, we have lot's of great ideas of jobs that most dogs are qualified for!

  • Putting away his toys
  • Learning the names of objects
  • Finding lost keys
  • Alerting you to specific sounds

Have some fun, and laugh with your dog, while preparing him for his job! Our "Give Your Dog a Job" package is just what you need! Your dog will amaze you and strut his stuff while working for you!


Custom Dog Training Lessons

Custom Lessons

Custom lessons are designed to your specific dog training needs.  Are you experiencing problems like any of the following:

  • Does your dog go crazy pulling and/or barking while you're trying to have a nice walk?
  • Are your dogs fighting with each other (dog-dog aggression)?
  • Is your dog growling at people?
  • Does your dog guard items, and/or people?
  • Is your dog afraid of her own shadow?
  • Is your adult dog still using your home as a potty?
  • Does your dog drive you crazy with excessive barking?

PAWSitive Approach can provide you with solutions to any of these dog problems, plus many more; solutions that work.

Our Custom Lessons are one-on-on, personalized help, from a professional certified dog trainer. We will help both you and your dog to get past any problems you may have, so that you can enjoy a peaceful life together.

Custom lessons include:

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

 

One-hour lesson: $85 each.
Package of 5 one-hour lessons for $395*
(Must attend Evaluation first)

Schedule Custom-Lessons

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