PAWSitive Approach LLC Positive Dog Training, serving Longmont, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Mead, Lyons, Mead Colorado
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Our dog training methods are force-free (hands-off), reward based (environmental, food & play) positive reinforcement.
Our dog training methods are based on current behavioral science research.


The PAWSitive Approach to dog training:

Our approach to dog training respects the intelligence of both you and your dog. Our approach is reward based and force-free, allowing the dog to problem solve, and figure out what to do all by herself! We heavily reward behaviors that we want to see again, and we remove reinforcement for behaviors that we do not want to see again! Our communication with dogs is as clear as it can be through the use of conditioned reinforcers (usually clickers), which mark the behaviors that we want to reinforce. And we will teach you how controlling the environment can help control/stop unwanted behaviors.

Say goodbye to frustration, anger, and inflicting pain, and say hello to enjoyment, laughter, and understanding. With PAWSitive Approach dog training, you are teaching your dog! Your dog learns, and hence the new behaviors you teach will stay with your dog for his life.

Would you like to bring fun and excitement into training your dogs? Laughter is a common occurrence during our training sessions with dogs, and the dogs burst with excitement when they know a training session is about to happen. Bring laughter and excitement into your training sessions as well; contact us for an appointment.

Equipment required for training lessons:

  • Flat buckle collar, or harness
  • 5 - 6 foot leash (no retractables please)
  • Clicker (included with enrollment)
  • Tasty treats

Regarding the collar: We feel strongly that flat buckle collars, harnesses, or properly fitted Martingale collars are the ONLY restraints that should ever be used on a dog. We strongly discourage the use of pain inducing equipment such as choke chains, pinch collars, electric (shock) collars, etc. If you feel that you can not live without the use of a pain inducing piece of equipment, please contact us, to give us a chance to prove that it is very possible to control your dog without the use of pain!!