Swift’s barking no longer an issue

Swift’s barking no longer an issue

“Stacy provided a customized training experience for us and our adopted dog, Swift. We asked Stacy to help because as a Beagle, Swift can be stubborn. We chose the 5 visit with option to do more visits as needed. Stacy provided practical commands for our needs and goals with Swift. Specifically, we worked on: walking, sitting, come when called, and barking while we ate or doing other activities when we didn’t want her barking. Swift loved Stacy and was very attentive to her; more attentive to her than us even haha. Swift improved under Stacy’s training and the homework she gave us. It’s important to do the homework and keep working on the skills Stacy provided in order for it to become the norm. We chose Stacy because of her wealth of knowledge and experience. Also, her own dogs are very well trained and seeing them respond to commands is very impressive. We would highly recommend Stacy and Pawsitive Focus to train your dog.“ Tyler & Kristin P., Apex,...
Beau listens and a gentle touch!

Beau listens and a gentle touch!

“We were due to pick up our beautiful little mini pup in October 2018.  Unfortunately which turned into a difficult time for us.  I had three different hospitalizations and one emergency surgery.  I tell you this so you can imagine the very untrained puppy I came home to.  My husband spent most of his time at the hospital going back and forth to take care of the puppy; but with no time or attention on training him. He is a very smart little guy who quickly took over as the alpha and had us running a little crazy trying to train him and trying to stop him from biting/mouthing us.  Our arms had red stripes up and down from his wild lack of training. I searched for the right type of trainer we needed.  Pawsitive Focus was highly recommended, so I called Stacy Ramsdell, the owner.  We discussed goals and the types of training she offered.  She would come to my home and no shock collar! The gentle and fun training which our Beau responded very well to. Stacy has a very good sense of what training is needed just by watching Beau interact with us; and at each session she trained him on one or more actions. We had six very successful sessions with Stacy and very highly recommend her for your training needs. With our first puppy, seven years ago, we didn’t know enough about training so we hired a total of three trainers during a five year period and had no success with them.  With Pawsitive Focus we hired one trainer, had one puppy trained and...
Emmet’s comfy in his crate and loves a good walk!

Emmet’s comfy in his crate and loves a good walk!

“Stacy was such a huge help in training our 1 year old rescue puppy Emmet. When we brought him home, he suffered from separation anxiety, to the point where he destroyed his crate and was in danger of hurting himself. Stacey gave us very practical techniques to help him get comfortable going into his crate and leaving for longer periods of time. The progress we have seen is incredible. Another big area of concern was Emmet’s walking habits. He was very distracted by other animals and would pull hard, which was especially a concern for our children. Stacy again helped us teach Emmet how to keep his focus on us so we could direct his steps, not the other way around. We now have neighbors tell us how well-behaved and calm he is! Stacy is very responsive with any questions or concerns we have, she would follow up with us after our sessions, and I love that she also spent time with our kids teaching them how to help in Emmet’s training. I would definitely recommend Pawsitive Focus. It will take commitment on your part too, but the results are so worth it!“ Kristi., Raleigh,...
Jozi’s success in meeting people!

Jozi’s success in meeting people!

“My dog and I loved working with Stacy. She showed us the correct way to meet people and be out in public places without jumping, barking or hiding from people. We met in a variety of places to practice training in different settings which was very helpful for me to understand how I should be training my dog. I definitely would recommend Stacy for your dog training!“ Jessica T., Raleigh,...
Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Wishing you a Happy New Year for 2019!  Our family has been blessed in 2018 with the move to Raleigh and so many continued friendships that once started as a call for help to Pawsitive Focus. As I write this, I hear fireworks going off.  One dog ignores them and the other looks for assurance of what he should do.  Training always pays off.  Starting young is always best; but if you get a rescues; just start as soon as you’re able to decrease or help change unwanted behaviors.  My pups, Wrigley and Joppa, are available to help with sessions too. May the Lord above bless you and bring you joy this coming...
Desoto’s changes will continue

Desoto’s changes will continue

“Stacy has been an amazing help for me and my Doberman DeSoto! Whenever I had questions after our weekly class, she was very responsive and always had an answer that would solve my issue. The classes were always a perfect fit for the problem areas DeSoto had. The changes I’ve seen in DeSoto are all thanks to Stacy! I know that DeSoto’s behaviors will continue to get better through the use of the techniques she taught us.” Shanequa A., Raleigh,...