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Service Dog Training

Service Dogs give you the ability to increase freedom and independence by providing assistance and performing various tasks in everyday life. Service Dogs improve the lives of people with a wide range of disabilities, whether physical, neurological, or psychiatric. Service Dog Evaluations determines if your puppy or dog will be a good candidate. 

Pawz-itive Dog Training provides custom Service Dog Training and Certifications based on the individual needs of the dog’s handler.

We have extensive experience working with dogs and a wide array of handlers who have mild to very challenging disabilities.

We have trained with children, teens, adults, and families who have the willingness to invest their time to create successful dog/handler teams.


Our Certified Service Dogs, who are thoroughly trained, tested, and proofed have the ability to access anywhere in Public and are able to travel at no cost unless they have a large breed. In that case you would purchase an additional seat. 

We prepare our Service Dog’s to fly airlines comfortably and confidently.

Your trainer, Kate, has a personalized approach that focuses on how a strong partnership with your Service Dog will help you overcome the obstacles you will face tasking at home and in public.

All Service Dogs must be trained in the following before becoming certified and at all times under ADA compliance: 

Potty Trained


Task Trained

Public Access Trained

All graduates will receive a:

Certificate of Completion

AKC Title

PDT’s Endorsement

Physical and Digital Copy Identification Card

service dog training

On average, clients meet Kate bi-weekly for training sessions and then book occasionally refresher sessions or sign up for Bootcamp stays for maintenance and learning new tasks. 

Dogs that have bitten a human being before will not be allowed to enroll in our program.

We reserve the right to accept and decline dog’s based on temperament and owner’s who are not the right fit for our programs.

*Training Sessions are two to three hours long and are $195.00 – $250.00 per session

Community Partner SPOTLIGHT

Jillian Skalky, CPDT is located outside of Fort Lauderdale and specializes in Food Allergen Alert like Gluten, Nut and Shellfish Detection, Dairy Detection, Medical Alert, Migraine Alert, Autism Support. 



The following are examples of the most common disability skills and tasks we teach:



To people approaching

As a response to your name or someone trying to get your attention

For specific sounds, such as alarms, ring tones, sirens, or vehicles backing up

Go seek help from someone else when you are having a medical emergency

Press a medical alert button for designated
emergency contact

Wake-up alerts



Get personal items and bring them to you, such as keys or cell phones

Open and close doors, cabinets, and drawers

Bring medication to you at a designated time



Act as a positional buffer – behind, in front, looking the opposite way, or circling

Turn on and off lights, including turning on the light for you before you enter a room

Open and hold doors

Provide bracing for you to stand up or steady yourself



Intervention of unwanted behaviors

Deep pressure therapy for anxiety & stress relief

Interruption dissociation behaviors

Provide tactile support for focus/grounding or interrupt sensory overload


CGC class with Picasso