Your dog's ability to follow commands and to socialize well with others will play an important role in their life and your bond with them. All Things PAWSitive offers group training classes to provide you with positive reinforcement methods to guide your dog while enhancing your relationship. Our certified trainers use training techniques endorsed by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Our classes will teach you how to help your dog pay attention on cue, learn basic commands, wait politely at the door, come when called, walk nicely on a leash and greet people and other dogs politely.
Positive reinforcement training methods are the only scientifically proven safe and effective training methods for animals. Being that positive reinforcement is the most effective approach for training animals, we enjoy using this method for our dog daycare in Bellevue and the Seattle area. This method includes rewarding desirable behaviors in order to modify and eliminate undesirable ones. All Things PAWSitive will never use or recommend methods that use force, fear or pain because methods involving punishment change behaviors only temporarily and present many detrimental side effects. The Positive reinforcement training methods used at All Things PAWSitive, results in lasting behavioral modification.
The All Things PAWSitive approach meets and exceeds the professional recommendations of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, Animal Behavior Society, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and International Forum of Applied Animal Behavior. Our dog training classes have the smallest class sizes in the area, giving you the personalized training you deserve.
PUPPY LIFE PROGRAM
Your new puppy is learning something every waking moment. The best time to start guiding that learning is the moment you bring the puppy home. The All Things PAWSitive PUPPY LIFE PROGRAM takes you through the first stages of your puppy's life. The course has two segments: Puppy Life I and Puppy Life II. The classes are specifically ordered to meet the changing needs and stages of your puppies development; physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Class sizes are 6 dogs maximum for individual attention and fill quickly so sign up early by calling us at 425-882-4303 or click here.
PUPPY LIFE I
Puppy Life I is for puppies between 7 and 12 weeks old at the start of the class. This is the ideal time to start your dog's education off on the right foot. This training class focuses on teaching puppies in the way they learn best. We focus on teaching the behaviors most important to becoming a safe, happy, cherished member of the family throughout their life including: Come when called, sit on cue, lie down on cue, stay when told, walk politely on leash, greet people without jumping up on them, calm, quiet behavior when needed, and more. More important, this class teaches you how to teach your dog - not just in a classroom training session, but whenever and wherever you're interacting with him. We use the most innovative training based on solid scientific research. We want to help you guide your puppy to practice what you want him to learn. We want to help you have the dog of your dreams, one you will be proud to live with.
PUPPY LIFE II
Puppy Life II is for puppies between 14 and 20 weeks old at the start of the class. The second half of a puppy's first year continues with lots of changes and stages. Puppy Life II takes you through the next phases to ensure you have the dog of your dreams. We will build on and strengthen the behaviors introduced in Puppy Life I. We continue to develop and guide proper social interactions with both dogs and people. Behavior challenges are addressed with effective, safe, positive solutions. We will add new behaviors that prepare you for agility, obedience, Frisbee dog, Therapy dog, and achieving the AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate or whatever you and your dog will enjoy together.
*Prerequisite: Puppy Life I (or equivalent) or instructor approval
At All Things PAWSitive we love to have fun with our dogs. Our Trix class is all about fun and building a team with your dog. We will use the clicker training method to learn fun and entertaining tricks. The steps to learning tricks are taught enabling you to use this format and your imagination to astound your friends and family with amazing feats with your canine friend. You can use tricks to enhance your relationship with your dog, improve your dog’s attention and reduce your dog’s stress in unfamiliar situations. Teaching tricks allows you to give your dog a purpose and expend his/her energy in a fun and product way. All ages of dogs are welcome.
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good is your dog’s nose. Our approach to teaching dogs to do scent work for fun is based on the foundation skills used in K9 detection. The unique curriculum we have adopted in our classes promotes a positive, fun and motivationally-based methodology. All ages of dogs are welcome.
Our Basic Manners 6 class course focuses on foundation skills such as Paying Attention, Leash walking, Self Control, Polite Greetings, Settle, Targeting (nose to hand), Leave it, Recall, and more. Designed for dogs 5 months of age who are current on vaccinations.
Pet Behavioral Consults or Private Training
Is your canine or feline companion displaying behavior problems? All Things PAWSitive can help.
Please click here to schedule your FREE 5 minute initial behavior/private training consultation with our certified trainers.
- Separation anxiety
- House soiling
- Barking problems
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Noise phobias
- Inter-pet problems
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior dog training position statements:
AVSAB Dominance Position Statement
AVSAB Punishment Position Statement
AVSAB Puppy Socialization Position Statement
Call us to schedule your dog training class or behavior consult today!
** All pets must present proof of current vaccinations (Dogs- Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella. Cats- Rabies and FVRCP) prior to training.Our staff veterinarians can conveniently update your pet's vaccinations.**
In addition to our training services we also offer daycare and low-stress pet grooming in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, and the Seattle area.