Pawsitive Play's Training Facility
Lessons take place in a secure barn or a grassy, fenced riding ring located in Columbia Station. This indoor and outdoor setting helps teach your dog to generalize behaviors and helps you to train in diverse settings with different challenges and distractions.
Pawsitive Play Training Programs
The following programs are designed to help build a great relationship and a well-mannered dog.
Rates are as follows:
Single Lessons: $60.00 for a one hour session.
Training Package: $50.00 each for a purchase of a package of four or more sessions
Also included with each session is a Training Action Plan which includes a summary of training goals, management recommendations, training games and behaviors, and tips for success.
Foundational Training Programs
Good Dog Foundations
This is a game-based foundation for any well-mannered dog older than 8 months. We work on fundamental core behaviors that focus on basic skills which dogs need to function in the world. Recommended with Toolbox Training— as a Training By Design Program.
Skills Training Focus: manners, sit, down, stay, recall, polite greetings, crate and boundary training and loose leash walking
Puppy Play Foundations
Do you want to develop a great relationship with your dog from puppy to adulthood? Need direction and help with those puppy behaviors like chewing, biting, and potty training? Lessons are designed with the puppy owner in mind and are specific for each puppy. They stress basic dog life skills needed by all dogs and help to develop a well-rounded, flexible, calm dog. Enjoy training and learning with your puppy.
Learning Happens! Programs
The Training Toolbox
Does your dog lack confidence? Does he bark all the time? Is she shy in new situations? Does he lunge, pull, and fail to walk nicely on at leash? Is she easily frustrated and lacks the ability to be calm? This problem-solver training helps focus on your dog's individual issues to help give you and your dog tools to use in everyday life. It is developed for the needs of each individual dog. This is an absolute necessity in today's world. The Training Toolbox uses relationship building concepts that we want our dogs to be able to use in the real world. It is a game-based and fun focused for you and your dog. See below for further information about this approach.
Training By Design
Customize your own training plan with concepts and basic training foundations (See The Training Toolbox and Foundational Training Programs). We will work toward your goals together.
Focus and Impulse Control
Does your dog focus on everything in the environment but you? Do you need help teaching your dog the value of impulse control? This training will introduce you and your dog to fun, game-based focus and impulse control exercises which will enhance your relationship by helping your dog to focus on you and learn to delay gratification. Calmness as a default behavior will be stressed. You will have a toolbox of fun exercises and strategies that help you and your dog with real world relationship building.
Loose Leash Walking
This is for the dog that is pulling and lunging, and you are at the end of your rope! Perhaps your dog is having a hard time dealing with distractions on your walk. We teach your dog that walking on a loose leash leads to good things, and you can finally have that enjoyable walk. Playing games makes this fun and engaging for you and your dog.
Real World Dog Training
We'll work on perfecting the basic commands and applying them to real life scenarios outside of the home. Training will be done at various locations, local area parks, dog friendly stores and other public places to help prepare your dog for real life with you. ** This may only be scheduled after training with Michele at Pawsitive Play or after a demonstration with Michele of your dog's skills/manners.