Opera & Fiona – 8 years later

Opera & Fiona – 8 years later

“Stacy Ramsdell with Pawsitive Focus is a true “Dog Whisperer” …she helped us get our 2 Australian Shepard pups off to the right start with their training, but more importantly she showed us how to properly train 2 very high energy dogs. Now, 8 years later, we have 2 large, obedient, well socialized & loving dogs.  Many, many thanks Stacy! “ Cat D.,...

Bode learns manners in all situations

“Our lab puppy’s behavior, particularly his biting, was getting out of control and creating a lot of stress in our typically peaceful household. We were so happy to find Stacy at Pawsitive Focus who was willing to meet us within just a few days after our first call and come to our house every week, on our schedule, to help us manage Bode’s behavior and also teach him several basic commands at a very early age. It was a pleasure working with Stacy and we especially appreciated her “pawsitive” approach and flexibility in working with both Bode and us. With the help of Pawsitive Focus, in 2007, we were able to develop effective tools to influence our dog’s behavior in virtually any situation.” Kevin & Nicole A., Frisco,...

Behavioral Trainers and Groomers recommend Pawsitive Focus for Obedience

“Just met with Aaron Stewart today (5/29/09) of The Educated Dog. While talking to him he was going off on how “trainers” do all this crazy stuff & how he doesn’t trust them & he mentioned that there is only one person he’d refer to…but at the end of our conversation I said something about how I referred people to you & he said, ya Stacy-that’s the only person I trust to refer people to. So, I thought that spoke very highly of you :)” Heidi C. former owner of Aussie Pet Mobile West Plano,...
Honey

Honey

We adopted a puppy (Honey) from the Collin County Humane Society in early March. We quickly realized that even though we are very experienced dog owners, we were in over our heads with this rambunctious puppy. We were referred to Stacy (Pawsitive Focus) through our vet’s office. We initially left a message for Stacy describing our situation and asking for help training our new puppy. We were very impressed when Stacy returned our call because she had paid such close attention to every detail left in the message (including the number of children and dogs in our household, as well as their ages!). Stacy began training our puppy (and more importantly, us) just a few days after our initial call. She immediately proved her value with a wealth of tips and tricks on how to deal with all the real-life scenarios we described about life with the new puppy. Her methodical approach to training made obvious sense once the sessions were underway – name recognition, body language, walking on a leash, boundaries, sit, come, etc. Each lesson built a foundation for the next. She even worked our kids into the training sessions by letting them get involved and showing them how to behave around the puppy to help curb the ‘bad’ behaviors. Each week, Stacy took the time to inquire how the previous week had gone and quickly addressed any issues we brought up. She also made herself available via email and phone for any ‘troubleshooting’ questions that arose in between scheduled lessons. Stacy has a very positive attitude and truly loves her work, which is reflected in her...
Bear

Bear

“I just wanted to thank you for working with Kevin and I with Bear. We all really appreciate it. We have received several compliments on how well-behaved our dog is and people are impressed when he stays on his bed when they first come in the door. We wouldn’t have been able to make this happen without your help! We are also able to take walks that are relaxing and enjoyable, where as before we were the ones that Bear was walking/running. Thank you again for all your help with our little guy. We are grateful that you have been able to provide us with the knowledge and skills to help make our Bear the best dog that he can be.” The Bells,...
Yoshi

Yoshi

“I wanted to thank you for the excellent and amazing training you provided for me and my pug, and communicate some of my thoughts after our first set of training sessions. I hope once our household move is complete to continue on with the next set. The response from your training was literally instantaneous. I was impressed! The first lesson was the “proper” walking lesson, and you tackled the problems associated with that in no time … but I was not prepared for the difference it would make in all areas. Not just in obedience but in the way my dog was more attentive to me and our “relationship”. Not to sound silly, but it was like instant bonding for my dog and I. He now had an interest in what I was doing and how I responded to him, feeding even more on my praise or corrections as we walked. It carried through around the house and in everything we did. I don’t know if anyone can really imagine that after one session and learning to teach your dog to walk properly, that it will entirely change the relationship you have with your dog – for both of you – in a positive manner. And this comes from someone who didn’t have an out of control dog, just an average dog. Week by week we added the things we wanted to teach him, and now I can’t even remember what it was like with my dog before you arrived. He minds well, understands what I am asking of him, and he is so happy and anxious to do...