PAWSitive Approach LLC Force-Free, Positive Dog Training, serving Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Mead, Lyons, Mead Colorado
Meet the Dog Trainer at PAWSitive Approach LLC|Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud|Northern Colorado Meet the Dog Trainer at PAWSitive Approach LLC|Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud|Northern Colorado

Kathy Fischer, Karen Pryor Academy of Dog Training-Certified Training Partner, and certified "Puppy Start Right" instructor teaches puppy training and dog training in Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Mead, Johnstown, Hygiene and Lyons, Colorado.

"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.