"A majority of dogs in our shelters today are there because of perceived behavior problems. With a positive approach to dog training, most, if not all, of these dogs can learn to become a well-behaved, loving member of a family. I see results, so I know firsthand, that through positive dog training methods, people and their loving canine companions can enjoy long, happy, lives together!"
Kathy Fischer, KPA-CTP
PAWSitive Approach LLC owner
I love dogs. I'm passionate about humane dog training methods. The above statement says it all; it is the basis of my passion.
I'm a professional dog trainer, a certified training partner of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP), a certified "Puppy Start Right" instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). As an avid reader, I keep my skills current by reading every dog training/behavior book that I can get my hands on. And, every year, I attend as many dog training/behavior conferences as possible.
I've always been fascinated by dog behavior, but thought I needed a "real" job to support myself. So, I earned a BS degree in Computer Science in 1991, and worked for 19 years as a Systems Administrator. In my spare time, I followed my passion, studying dog behavior and training, and attending as many conferences/seminars as possible. In 2000, I started teaching dog training in the evenings and on weekends. PAWSitive Approach was founded in 2001; a part-time dog training business.
In 2010, I decided to follow my heart full time; I left the corporate world, and put 100% of my energy into my dog training business, and becoming the best dog trainer I could.
As a step towards that goal, I attended the very intense, six month, professional dog training program at the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy of dog training. In November of 2013, I graduated with distinction, and earned my place as a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy. Then in 2015 I earned my certification as a "Puppy Start Right" instructor.
PAWSitive Approach L.L.C., a full-time dog training business!
Today, PAWSitive Approach L.L.C. is a full-time dog training business. We offer in-home, custom private dog training services, and in-home, custom private puppy training services. Our force-free, reward based dog training is available in Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Lyons, Hygiene, Johnstown, and Mead Colorado.