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Positive Pawz has moved

Positive Pawz has moved to our new location!!  We are located at 400 S. Fenway Dr. in Fenton, directly behind The Paw Palace of Fenton!!  We will be sharing the space with Paws N' Stone Dog Training as a way to expand the class selection!! The new location is a bigger space with much mo... Read more...

Top 10 Puppy Owner Tips for Raising a Perfect Family Dog

Top 10 puppy owner tips for raising the perfect family dog   Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with your new puppy?  Is your new puppy biting and chewing on everything?  Does it lack impulse control?  Are they still having accidents in the house?  With so much i... Read more...

Sometimes dog trainers have brain farts too...

3/4/15 Well in case you didn't know, sometimes dog trainers have days where they forget things too.  I find myself needing to multi-task on a regular basis with twin toddler boys, training my own multiple dog household, raising a future Leader Dog puppy, and owning my dog training business. ... Read more...

Marty's 1st Update

2/19/15 Below is the first update we have received on Marty, the 6th puppy we have raised for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Good Morning Kellie, Thank you for raising Marty for Leader Dogs for the Blind. He has been out running and playing with new friends in the kennel 4 times every day. The paid a... Read more...

Relaxation Protocol Day 4

2/11/15 Here is the last of the video series... Day 4.  I will eventually tape the last 11 days, but for now you can watch the first 4 and get the idea.  Remember to not continue to the next day until your dog has mastered the current day in the area that you are practicing.  If yo... Read more...

Say Hello to Hundley

Positive Pawz wants to welcome Future Leader Dog Hundley to the family. Here is your weekly dose of cute, more videos of Hundley to come this year.  ... Read more...

Marty's next step

2/3/15       As of yesterday, our house is a little quieter as Marty returned to Leader Dogs for the Blind for his formal training.  Marty was with our family for a year to begin his initial stages at becoming a guide dog.  We helped build his foundation training and... Read more...

Relaxation Protocol Day 3

1/21/15 Dr. Karen Overall's Relaxation Protocol Day 3.  Remember please do not move on until you have mastered Day 2.  In this video "Marty's" position isn't perfect but, what is important is that he is relaxing and his mind is engaged.  Enjoy... Day 3! ... Read more...

Which one is "Hundley"?

Positive Pawz is excited to announce and welcome Future Leader Dog puppy number 7 into our family starting on Fenruary 4th.  We will be raising him for a year and so he can grow up to be a Guide Dog.  He will start with learning a basic obedience foundation and socialization.  We have... Read more...

Karen Overall's Protocol for Relaxation

Ever think, I would really like my dog to be able to learn to relax better? How can I help my dog may attention to me? Then Dr. Karen L. Overall's Protocol for Relaxation just might be a good place to start with your training.  She developed and published the protocol in 1997.  Here is ... Read more...

Relaxation Protocol Day 1

1/17/15 After my last post on Dr. Karen Overall's Protocol for Relaxation, I wanted to further my demonstration.  I have started with Marty in a down position on his mat, in order to show others how it can help relax your dog.  He works this exercise for his kibble, one piece each time ... Read more...

Relaxation Protocol Day 2

1/19/15 Here it is... Day 2 of the Relaxation Protocol.  Remember to have Day 1 mastered before moving on to Day 2.  Also this exercise can be practiced in whichever position is easier for your dog to start.  For example, they can be in sit/down in front of you or sit/down in heel ... Read more...

Top 5 Puppy Raising Tips

Well Here it Is:  The 5 best puppy training tips that I have to offer. 1.  Your leash is your friend.  It gives you a chance to supervise your puppy and to help them make good choices. 2.  Purchase and use your crate.  It is a place for safety, house training, quiet, a... Read more...

Coming When Called Demonstration

Here is a brief demonstration of teaching your dog to come when called.  In the video, "Zoey" demonstrates waiting until she is released to do so.  She also demonstrates "Coming when Called."  She has had lots of training and practice with this behavior.  She ... Read more...

Just Say Yes to Reward Based Training

Are you wondering, "Why should I use reward-based training?"  Reward based training uses praise and/or treats to reward your dog for doing something you want him to do again. Because the reward makes him more likely to repeat the behavior, positive reinforcement or reward-based traini... Read more...

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