pawz-tive dog training

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L Fox
L Fox
2022-04-30
Verified
I have two Shetland sheepdogs, shelties. 🐑 🐶 The breed is known to have stranger-danger, bark excessively, and herd anything that moves. Kate has come to my house for every training and worked with both dogs. I’ve also worked with Savanna and met other employees (Michelle and Niketa). I called a couple of trainers when I was first looking for my youngest dog, Demi. Demi has severe separation and general anxiety. She becomes fearful around aggressive dogs and will bite out of pure fear. I picked Pawzsitive because Kate made me feel like Demi wasn’t a monster. No one understood that she wasn’t an aggressive and dangerous dog. Yes, she has a bite history. However it stems from anxiety and fear. It only came out near aggressive dogs in my condo environment. Kate is an extremely busy person and she spends extra time explaining and teaching me anything I need to know. I scheduled my first training and I was extremely excited. When the training came, Demi and Dakota both acted like completely different dogs with her. She lets you video record EVERYTHING, so you can go back and see if you forget. As a teacher, I appreciated how she trains you to train your own dog. If you commit to it, then you will have success. So technically, you are the student and NOT the dog. If you get a dog, it’s your responsibility. You can’t just pay someone to do your work. Demi and Dakota quickly made great strides in and out of house regarding Behavior. Demi’s behavior was always more of a concern than Dakota’s. I wanted her to gain more exposure to the world than I could offer her due to my teaching schedule. I enrolled Demi in the board and train program. Demi was still reactive on roads and she never played with other dogs. She was there for 21 days. I was worried it wouldn’t be worth the money, but Kate reassured me that my dog wouldn’t be the same scared and insecure dog that I had before. There Demi fell in love with Savanna. Savanna handles the board and train dogs and she does a tremendous job meeting their needs. I’ve visited the location multiple times. The dogs are exposed to roads, socialization, crate training, etc.. They paired Demi with the right dogs to be exposed to and came back with no fear regarding roads, cars, loud noises, and walking by people. Kate paired me up with Savanna for training after due to the close connection Demi has with her. This meant a lot to me because Shelties are known to be very cautious with other people. Savanna and I have had a couple of training in public places to continue to exposure her. One training in particular made me realize… “Wow, this has been the best thing I’ve done for Demi!” Demi went to holiday park where she impressed multiple people with other dog owners/people. Demi passed by bicycles, dogs, multiple people, runners, and kids. She only barked at one rollerblader in the whole hour (I haven’t exposed my dogs to rollerblades yet)! Now I’m spending time after school rollerblading with them and they haven’t tried to herd me once! Savanna is just as great ti work with as Kate is. She makes sure I’m on my A game with Demi. I’m so grateful for her and how she truly cares about my dog. Thanks Savanna, we love you! 🥰
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Staci Desharnais
Staci Desharnais
2022-04-23
Verified
So thankful for what Niketa has done for me and my Cavalier. I never thought it would be possible to see such a drastic change in such a short period of time. Niketa is very knowledgeable, patient, and was happy to answer my many, many questions. During our sessions I never felt rushed or like I was just another client. Instead, we had one-on-one focused attention, clear guidance, and tons of helpful/informative information. Forever grateful 🐶♥️
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Gabriel
Gabriel
2022-04-18
Verified
They know what they re doing . We had a great experience for our puppy with Niketa and her dog Lychee !
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Loren Kearns
Loren Kearns
2022-04-16
Verified
I have been working with Kate for a few months now and not only is she a pleasure to be around, she really knows her stuff. My dog Maggie is a pit bull mix rescue who def expressed some fear aggression. I explained this to Kate on our first phone interview & she wasn’t deterred. So impressed, and thankful that she was willing to work with us. We had been refused by other trainers by just the mention of either my dogs breed or her aggression. Kate is so loving with my dog and very thorough with her explanations of dog behaviors and her training techniques. She has helped my Maggie settle into the life she should have had from the beginning. Kate is amazing!! So glad we found her!!
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Kelly Cornwell
Kelly Cornwell
2022-04-02
Verified
We are working on training with my 5 month old pup and they are fantastic! Kate (the owner) checks in regularly to make sure he is doing well and is always very helpful with any issues
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regraffam
regraffam
2022-03-30
Verified
I cannot put into words how impactful my Pawzitive dog training experience has been. I seriously owe Niketa everything - the way she and the team focus on positive reinforcement, confidence building, and effective communication has made dog training so worth it and fun. Not only do they teach/train the dogs to be absolute rockstars, but they train the owners to be confident as well. They get into the nitty gritty details with you and find ways that work for both your and your dogs' lifestyle to help create a sustainable bond between you and your pup. Highly highly recommend them (especially my girl Niketa) for all your dog training needs!!
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Leon UpshawJr
Leon UpshawJr
2022-03-29
Verified
Me and my dog yuca had the best experience with Niketa- she is adaptable and very caring with everything she does during our sessions and even out of our sessions if I ever needed to call and ask a question. Thank you so much for everything
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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
2022-03-28
Verified
I had such a great experience at Paw-zitive!! I worked with Keta, and she was a lifesaver. I could never take my dog, Rocco, out for a walk he barked, lunged, and pulled me up and down the block. Now we're at the point where we can go places without him reacting anymore. THANK YOU!
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