PAWSitive Approach LLC Positive Dog Training, serving Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Mead, Lyons, Mead Colorado
PAWSitive Approach Dog Behavior Modification, serving Loveland, Longmont, Berthoud Colorado PAWSitive Approach Dog Behavior Modification, serving Loveland, Longmont, Berthoud Colorado

We offer in-home dog behavior modification in Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Mead, Johnstown, Lyons, and Hygiene Colorado. .


Our In-Home behavior modification lessons can provide solutions for dog behavior problems such as:

  • Leash reactivity: pulling, lunging, snarling/growling and barking while on leash.
  • Dog aggression: growling, biting/attacking dogs or people.
  • Dog to dog aggression: dog biting/attacking other dogs.
  • Fearful dogs: Dog cowers, hides, runs away, growls and possibly bites.
  • Dog barking problems: excessive barking, barking at neighbors, sounds, and/or other dogs.
  • Resource guarding: dog protective of items or people, growling or biting when approached.
  • Dog house training: Dog still isn't trained to potty outside.

These are just some of the dog behavior problems that you may be experiencing. If you do not see your dog's problems listed above, please contact us and tell us all about your specific dog behavior problem(s).


  1. FOR DOGS THAT NEED A BEHAVIOR CHANGE: All dogs new to PAWSitive Approach with behavior problems must first attend an Evaluation before purchasing any lessons or packages.
  2. SERVICE AREA: Please check to ensure that you are in our service area.
  3. SIGN UP: Click on the purple button next to/under the lesson description to start the sign-up process.
  4. QUESTIONS?  Please contact us with any questions or concernss.  We will be happy to help you.

NOTE: We charge for time required.  We do not charge per dog. 



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An evaluation enables us to access your situation and recommend a training plan that will best meet your needs.

We will meet in person and discuss your dog's behavior problems. I will complete a detailed behavior history and discuss how I can help you and your dog.

We'll continue with an introduction to dog behavior modification and dog communication. We will then get you started with some management strategies and training exercises.

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.
  • Introduction to our training methods.
  • A dog communication lesson.
  • Some management tips, and training exercises, a.k.a. homework!
  • A detailed emailed report sumarizing the evaluation, and a list of your homework/management tips.
  • A copy of "On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas
  • Welcome folder, and a goodie bag, including two free clickers!

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Behavior Modification

Behavior modification is not used to train specific behaviors such as sit, down, come when called, etc. Behavior modification is used when we need to change how a dog responds when she is fearful, anxious, over stimulated, and or feeling protective. Behavior modification is a systematic approach that includes modifying the dog's emotions (what drives the dog's behavior).

With behavior modification we can lessen a dog's fear, convince a dog there is no reason to protect/guard, and help a dog to find peace and relaxation.

Just some of the behaviors that behavior modification can help resolve:

  • Leash reactivity: Dog is crazy pulling and/or barking/growling when another animal and/or human is spotted.
  • Dog to dog fighting - aggression.
  • Biting people, aggressive towards people.
  • Resource guarding: dog guards objects, people, and/or animals.
  • Fearfulness: dog cowers, hides, avoids people or animals.
  • Potty training: dog goes potty in your home.
  • Excessive barking: dog barks endlessly at what seems like nothing.

PAWSitive Approach can provide behavior modification to help with any of these dog behavior problems, plus many more.

Behavior modification 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 dog behavior problems you may have, so that you can enjoy a peaceful life together.

Behavior modification lessons include:

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

Service areas:
We provide force-free, positive dog training in Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Lyons, Hygiene, Johnstown, and Mead Colorado.

*Travel fee: We charge a travel fee of $1 per minute for all minutes traveled over 25 minutes from our location in Berthoud CO, to yours (50 minutes total both ways), per  If unsure of your distance from us, please send us your address, and we will check to see if there will be a travel fee, and if so, how much it will be.