Questions about Training

At what age should I start training my dog?

The sooner the better, but it is never too late. Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks!

All puppies should begin puppy training as soon as they arrive home. Potty training, early socialization, chew training, and basic puppy manners are a must for all pups regardless of size.

Training will help you strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Your dog will be happier and less likely to develop behavioral problems.

I’m so busy, when will I have time to train my dog?

Training doesn’t take a long time each day; it is the consistency and clear communication that are the keys to success.

I recommend that you make training a part of your life. Do a few things when you let your dog out to potty, when he gets his meals, during play or walks, when dinner is in the oven, or even during TV commercials.

Training is such a small time investment for the huge payoff of a well behaved dog that you will enjoy for a long time.

Does my dog need training?

Yes, your dog needs training and so do you! Many times my clients say that they have learned more than their dog.

This is normally the case, but not everyone admits it.

Young dogs and puppies learn from their environment, they do what is in their best interest. They figure out what works by trial and error.

What type of dogs can stay at Pawsitive Solutions?

We have no breed restrictions. We welcome dogs of all shapes, breeds, sizes and ages. While some kennels refuse certain breeds, we recognize that a dog’s pedigree does not determine their behavior.

What if my dog is shy and nervous around other dogs?

This is where we shine when it comes to caring for your pup. In fact, many Veterinarians and kennels in the area refer us because we are smaller and provide a more personalized, less stressful and more hands experience. Dogs who are extremely fearful or shy do well staying here because they do not get stressed out like they would in a kennel environment.

What if my dog is unsocial and aggressive?

Most dogs that stay with us find suitable playmates to spend time with. However, if your pup is indeed unsocial or aggressive toward other dogs, we have room for him to exercise and play separately.

What do I need to bring?

Food: We ask that each boarder bring their own food so we can keep their diet as normal as possible. Changing your dog’s diet could lead to an upset tummy. We can also manage any special feeding requirements with detailed instructions upon drop off and refrigerator space is available for food if needed.

Toys & Bedding:  For pets who are being boarded, you may want to bring some toys, bedding and/or blankets that remind them of home to help with possible anxiety. We want your dog to be comfortable and bringing a toy and blanket from


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