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...
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....

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,...
A PAWSITIVE experience

A PAWSITIVE experience

Pawsitive Focus’ Stacy Ramsdell and Paws & Friends’ Nicole Tiffin presented funds raised and matched from the 1st Paint Your Perfect Pet Fundraiser to The Forgotten Pets Advocates. We are happy to be supportive of a local area rescue and hope you will spread the word in helping to get these dogs adopted that have left in boarding...