PAWSitive Approach LLC Force-Free, Positive Dog Training
In-home Positive Dog Training|Loveland, Longmont, Berthoud Colorado by PAWSitive Approach LLC In-home Positive Dog Training|Loveland, Longmont, Berthoud Colorado by PAWSitive Approach LLC

We offer positive dog training in a 25 minute (time traveled per Google maps) radius from our location in Berthoud, Colorado.


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

  • Leash reactivity: pulling, lunging, snarling/growling and barking while on leash.
  • Greeting visitors: jumping, nipping and biting.
  • Dog behavior problems: aggression, growling, biting/attacking dogs or people, and dog to dog fights.
  • General obedience problems: sit, down, come when called, leash walking, go to place, etc.
  • Come when called: ignores you when you call, Doesn't listen, runs away.
  • Fearful dogs: Dog cowers, hides, runs away, growls and possibly bites.
  • Dog barking problems: excessive barking, barking at neighbors, sounds, and/or other dogs.
  • Dog won't listen or mind you: Setting and maintaining household rules for a peaceful home life.
  • Resource guarding: dog protective of items or people, growling or biting when approached.
  • Dog house training: potty training your dog.


  1. FOR DOGS 18 WKS & OLDER: All dogs new to PAWSitive Approach (18 weeks & older) must first attend an Evaluation before purchasing any lessons or packages. If your dog is under 18 weeks old, please see our In-Home Puppy Training page.
  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 problems.  We will be happy to help you.



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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. If you are experiencing behavior problems with your dog, I will complete a detailed behavior history.  If you are simply wanting to work on good manners, we will complete an introductory evaluation, noting your dog's strength's and any weaknesses. We will then discuss how I can help you and what all will be involved to best meet your dog training goals.

We'll continue with an introduction to dog behavior modification and/or dog training methods, and how successful dog communication will help you.  We will discuss and get you started with some management strategies that will help with behavior problems, or promote success for everyday manners.  We will finish up with some 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 for dogs with behavior issues.
  • A customized management & training plan for behavior issues.
  • Foundation work for dogs needing better manners.
  • 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!

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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.

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..

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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!

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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.

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.