Ellie May relaxes on walks

Ellie May relaxes on walks

“Pawsitive training really works! Stacy always came prepared with a variety of suggestions/ techniques to help with specific behavior issues. She was a great motivator for us to learn and train on our own. Now we love taking our dogs to new places to explore. Stacy is excellent to work with and I would highly recommend her!” A show off come from our last session at the movie theater!  Watch this! IMG_1467 UPDATE: 12/12/18 “We had Sadie & Ellie May out recently and another person asked if I was a trainer – I laughed and said no but that I knew a great one and referred them to you!” Milinda K., Raleigh,...
Blue’s journey has just begun.

Blue’s journey has just begun.

“My out of control 14 month old Fox Hound, Blue, was a challenge and I have trained a dozen or more dogs by myself. I considered myself very capable of training him. But after 2 months he was still out of control: barking, lunging, pulling when seeing a cat, dog, squirrel, chipmunk, etc. I first had a session with another trainer which was a nightmare. I found Stacy of Pawsitive Focus online and found her to be courteous, patient, and knowledgeable. He now knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘down’, ‘wait’, and sometimes ‘come’. He is walking much better on the leash and has stopped aggressively lunging. We have had 5 sessions and will take a break due to this heat and resume in the fall until Blue is perfect.  I highly recommend Stacy.” Skip S., Raleigh,...
Opie & Barney go to the coffee shop now.

Opie & Barney go to the coffee shop now.

“We didn’t know what to expect since we were having both our Opie and Barney trained together. Stacy made us feel at ease right away. Stacy did an amazing job with our pups and us. Although, my wife and I were her biggest challenge. We now feel more in control of our pups behavior. We highly recommend Stacy and her methods on keeping your dog focused on you. We might get another doggie, just so we can have Stacy train them. This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.” Michael & Sandra V., Cape Carteret,...
Pawsitive Focus – Experience & Qualifications

Pawsitive Focus – Experience & Qualifications

Stacy Ramsdell, Professional In-Home Dog Trainer 910.333.4161 stacy@pawsitivefocus.com • Pawsitive Focus LLC – Basic/Advanced Safety Obedience and Non-Aggressive Manners Training, Therapy Dog Preparation. Started in TX 01/2007. Service Dog Training started 07/2011 • Pawsitive Focus DBA started in NC 09/2009 • Successful Completion of Apprenticeship August 2006-January 2007 – K-9 Achievers Inc. My techniques are different and use positive reinforcement. • Associate of APDT – 1/2007-present • Top Dog Events – Volunteer and Municipalities training and monthly events 2007-09 • Understudy for The Educated Dog – Aaron Stewart and he referred all obedience cases to me as he was a behavior/aggression trainer – sporadically 2008-09 • Raising Canine Webinars o The Case for Dog Bite Hierarchies – presented by Cara Shannon, JD, CPDT-KA June 22, 2010 o A Simple Functional Assessment – presented by Susan Smith, CPDT-KA, CDBC – January 16, 2013 o Dog- Owner Aggression – presented by Trish King, CPDT-KA, CDBC October 22, 2014 o Intro to Dogs & Oils: A Trainer’s Toolbox – presented by Liz Reyes – August 3, 2016 • Mentor for Animal Behavior College 09/2010-2011 • Semper Fi Fund Trainer 2011-2012; PCS to Houston • Dr. Ian Dunbar Seminars with personal direction time o Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling) in Raleigh, NC 10/30-11/1/2011 o Common Sense & Cutting Edge Concepts in Dog Training Seminar 10/25/2014 o Reliability & Games Internet Seminar 04-10/2016 o Growl Class – A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs 10/2016-present o How To Overcome All Your Dog’s Frustrating Behavioral Issues Using ‘Simple-Science’ Dog Training 03/18 • Pets for Vet Trainer – Service Dog Training in Houston – some consultation visits....
Luke hasn’t forgotten

Luke hasn’t forgotten

“As Luke has grown, he has become wiser and has not forgotten what you trained US all on.  I can open the gate and he will not run out…I say “back” and he backs up. When I pull my vehicle in, he “herds” me. Lol!! Hope you and yours are all well. And congrats on the new puppies!!!~M“ Reviewed on 9/14/17, training completed 04/13. Maria A., S. Houston,...
Beau actually came back!

Beau actually came back!

“Hey Girl ~ You just won’t believe Beau. He actually got away from us today and was half way across that wide open area out to the side of the house. I saw him and called, he stopped and looked. I called again and said good boy and he came running, only to stop and pee once. He came right to me. Thank you for that. The girls were so upset that he had wandered off..“ A post from Oct 5, 2010 Jen S. Jacksonville,...

Helping with Senior Projects – 5 STARS

“I had the opportunity to shadow Stacy at some of her sessions for my senior project and the dedication she has to helping the families and the pets is amazing! She has really opened my eyes to how important it is to have a properly trained dog. She will help you become the leader and alpha your dog needs. She makes the session fun as well it’s not just telling you what to do then leave, no she will fully involve herself in helping you and your pet. Definitely deserves a 5 star rating!“ Janae. Richlands,...