Private Training

There is no dog just like your dog.
There is no family just like your family.
You deserve training that is tailored to your unique needs.  
You CAN have your "happily ever after."

At Pawsitive Walks, we understand that you brought a dog into your life expecting love, fun, and happy memories.  When frustration, stress, anxiety or fear is a regular part of your relationship with your dog, it is time for a change. Our unique approach to dog training is geared more towards addressing the fundamental state of mind of your dog, rather than strictly focusing on creating rehearsed behaviors. In other words, we are much more concerned with creating a happy, healthy, balanced dog than creating a dog that simply knows a few obedience commands.

At Pawsitive Walks, we employ a variety of gentle, yet highly effective techniques to communicate with your dog and help her understand what is expected and how to be a healthy member of your family. Weather your dog is young or mature, we provide fast and consistent results with all kinds of dogs and for all kinds of issues. Whether your dog needs major help or just some tweaks to stop annoying habits, you don't have to live with problem behaviors.

Problems we address:

  • Pulling on Walks
  • Reactivity on Walks / Leash Aggression
  • Urine Marking
  • Stopping on Walks
  • Jumping on People / Furniture
  • Play Biting / Mouthing / Nipping
  • Hyperactivity
  • Counter-Surfing (Stealing Food)
  • Barking
  • Anxiety
  • Whining
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Destructive Behaviors
  • Recall
  • Crating
  • Off-Leash Training
  • Obedience
  • Potty Training

If you aren't familiar with how gentle and effective prong collars and e-collars are, please watch these videos, created by one of my mentors: Prong Collar & Remote Collar.  

RESCUE DOGS: We are pleased to offer discounted training for dogs in rescues or shelters. Call us for details!

 

Training Programs: 

Pawsitive Solutions (Puppy & Adult)*

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy your dog the way you had planned when you brought him/her home? During 8 hours of training, we will identify and address all the challenges that you face with your dog.  You will even see changes in your dog during our first session! When we are done, your dog will be able to join you peacefully on walks, out in society, and in your home - even when you have guests! Your dog's improved behavior and clear communication will build your relationship with your dog and make your life easier. Pawsitive Solutions is perfect for dogs with complex issues, homes with multiple dogs, and puppies with little training. This program is for the family who wants to be involved in every step of their dog's training. 

Features:

  • Customized to your specific issues/concerns
  • 4 Obedience Commands 
  • 2 Behavior Commands
  • Leadership skills
  • Initial Two-Hour Session at your home or our San Fernando Valley facility
  • Six One-Hour Sessions at your home or our San Fernando Valley facility

Bonus Features:

  • Ongoing phone and email support to address concerns or questions
  • Training instruction materials

*Does not include a prong/training collar. Herm Sprenger prong collars are available for purchase.


 


 Pawsitive Makeover (Puppy & Adult)*

Imagine having a dog that listens to you, follows your instructions and can join you out and about in the world and when company comes over. You will see dramatic results in the first session, with immediate improvement to your dog's behavior and your ability to communicate effectively with your dog. This program is for the family who wants to be involved in every step of their dog's training.

Features:

  • Customized to your specific issues/concerns
  • 4 Obedience Commands 
  • 2 Behavior Commands
  • Leadership skills
  • Initial Two-Hour Session at your home or our San Fernando Valley facility
  • Three One-Hour Sessions at your home or our San Fernando Valley facility

Bonus Features:

  • Ongoing phone and email support to address concerns or questions
  • Training instruction materials

*Does not include a prong/training collar. Herm Sprenger prong collars are available for purchase.

 


 Pawsitive Touch Ups*

Would you like your dog's walk or home behavior to be relaxed, respectful and reliable? In just three hours, we can transform your dog's annoying habits into enjoyable behaviors that make your life easier and more enjoyable.  This program is for the family that want a hand's on approach to their dog's training and dogs with lower-intensity behavior problems that do not necessitate a full program – please contact us to discuss eligibility.

Features:

  • Customized to your specific issues/concerns
  • Fix the walk or address home issues
  • Leadership Skills
  • Initial Two-Hour Session
  • Single One-Hour Session

Bonus Features:

  • Ongoing phone and email support to address concerns or questions
  • Training instruction materials

*Does not include a prong/training collar. Herm Sprenger prong collars are available for purchase.