Shannon and Sportster

Shannon and Sportster

“Whoever said ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ hasn’t met Stacy of PAWSITIVE FOCUS. She is amazing and has done wonders with Shannon and Sportster (both of them are in the 9-12 yr range). One problem we had was them barking and not stopping. With Stacy’s magazine trick and a firm ‘ack’, they both have learned a little barking is ok, but now will stop when given the command. Another was getting out of the house without them following or trying to get out first. Stacy taught us how to set a boundary and give them the ‘stay back’ command. Within 1 session they were very comfortable with their new learned rule. Now they just stop at their boundary automatically. Another plus to this is that our cat Tigger has also learned to ‘stay back’!” Jennifer H. and Pat...
Bella

Bella

“We rescued Bella, a beautiful white boxer, shortly after losing our love Zoey a brindle boxer. We had never had a young dog. Though Bella was 2, she was young to us. Bella was full of love but needed structure, consistency and to understand our expectations. Being that I work with young children with many needs I thought I had this one down…boy was I wrong. Thanks to Stacy my husband and I have become just what Bella needs. We are so thankful for Stacy’s kind spirit and ability to help us become better parents to our Bella. Bella had great difficulty walking, suffered from separation anxiety, did not know commands and peed in the house. She also has problems with giving A LOT of kisses but we can handle that. Bella has really come a long way and with the skills Stacy taught us she will only continue to move in a Pawsitive direction for sure. Thank you Stacy…we all miss you!” Kevin & Charity K.,...
Ricki and Hailey

Ricki and Hailey

“Growing up my family has always had a family dog, at times two. When I moved away from home my husband and I decided to get our own “child”. His name is Ricki and he is a daschund. True to his breed he is very stubborn, but also very gentle, sensitive, and loving. He is now six years old. Eight months ago my husband and I decided to add to our family. Hailey is also a daschund and is a very playful and sweet little girl who loves to play with her big brother, but had some issues with separation anxiety. Now that we had two dogs in our home training them became a concern. You could say we now had double the love but also double the ‘trouble’. Hailey studied Ricki and imitated almost everything he did, good or bad. So, if Ricki barked so did Hailey. I decided that I really needed some help training them, but I didn’t want to take them to a group class. I wanted someone to come into our home and work with each of our dogs unique personalities. Just like people, no two dogs are alike. Pawsitive Focus was recommended to us by our local veterinarian. Stacy come into our home, listened to what our training needs were, and asked many questions about Ricki and Hailey and our family’s daily routines. She has a very gentle nature with our pets and they both loved her instantly. Stacy also had many unique ideas on how to train our two pups using positive reinforcement and praise. She also trained my husband and I...
Maggie and Bailey

Maggie and Bailey

“I just wanted to tell you thanks again for everything that you have taught us these past five weeks. It was great getting to know you and watch and learn from you. We may not have everything down perfect yet BUT we will get there! With your help, I have gained so much confidence in myself and in Maggie and Bailey. It’s pretty amazing what just five short weeks can do for you and your dog. I can only imagine how much better they will be a few months down the road. I really hope to get a few more lessons in by the end of the year so I will definitely be in touch with you! I also wanted to let you know that I just couldnt wait until the Howl-O-Ween event to take them to Petsmart. So Maggie and I took a little trip there tonight. It went so GREAT! I never thought I would be able to take one of my animals there without it be a big hassle or just flat out embarrassing! But, she did great. We walked around and sniffed other dogs and people. At first, she was very weary of the other dogs. But then, after a few minutes, and seeing and meeting more dogs; she was excited with her tail up and wagging. She even got down on all fours with her tail high and happily wagging. She initiated play with a hhuugggee German Shepherd. She sniffed when I let her and didn’t sniff when I didnt allow her to. While we were at the checkout, (I rewarded her with a...
Dexter

Dexter

We have a very active 10 month old Boxer who is the love of our lives. We contacted Stacy when our boxer became destructive when left alone. From very the first lesson, we saw improvement in Dexter. She not only taught us how to train Dexter but also explained things to us so that we could understand Dexter’s behavior and how to correct problems with it. Stacy is very accommodating; she was able to work around our schedule. We initially scheduled 5 training sessions but we are planning to continue with further lessons. She is an excellent trainer and we strongly recommend Stacy and Pawsitive Focus to anyone who is seeking a dog trainer. She gives it such a personal touch! Jaime and Edna M. and family,...