In Group classes, you will learn how dogs process information which provides the basis for learning the skills required to promote effective communication between you and your dog.  In other words, you are going to learn how to "think dog." 

Techniques include the promotion of a dog’s socialization skills at an early age.  This helps the dog's maturation process, insures positive interactions with other dogs, promotes desirable exercise through dog play and helps to minimize a dog’s loss of focus on its guardian when other dogs or distractions are in the vicinity.  These techniques will help you become part of the training process while providing you with the tools to prevent future behavior problems.

Classes consist of 7 lessons on the same day of 7 successive weeks (holiday weeks excepted).  Five class types are held each seven-week session although this may vary due to facility limitations.  The five class types are:
  - Puppy Kindergarten (7-20 weeks of age)
  - Teen Puppy (6-14 months of age) 
  - Good Dog  (17 months and older)
  - Petite Pooch (30 lb. and under & one year and older)
  - Canine Good Citizen Certification (9 months and older)

Click here to see the location, dates and cost for upcoming group classes..


CLASS AGENDAS


Puppy Kindergarten Agenda          
- Basic Manners (sit, down, stand, greet people politely, pay attention, drop it, recall)           
- Socialization
- Mouthing and Chewing         
- Leash Training (stop the pulling)    
- Problem Solving (house training, barking, digging, jumping, mouthing, chewing, pulling on leash)         
- Special Technique to calm your puppy         
- Crate Training
- House Training         
- Handling         
- Impulse Control (Stay)

Teen Puppy Agenda
- Basic Manners-sit, down, stay, stand, greet people politely, pay attention, drop it, recall, leave it
- Chewing
- Socialization
- Establishing a bond with your puppy as they go through adolescence
- Problem solving (counter-surfing, barking, digging, jumping, chewing)
- Importance of Exercise       
- Impulse Control (Leave It and Stay)
- Leash Training (stop the pulling)
- Heel
- Settle
   
Good Dog & Petite Pooch Agendas     
- Basic Manners (sit, down, stay, stand, greet people politely, pay attention, drop it, leave it, recall)       
- Understanding your dog's body language and how to effectively communicate with your dog       
- Problem Solving (counter-surfing, furniture climbing, resource guarding, digging, jumping)       
- Leash Training (stop the pulling)       
- Socialization       
- Importance of Exercise       
- Impulse Control (Leave It and Stay)
- Leash Training (stop the pulling)
- Heel
- Settle


Canine Good Citizen Certification Agenda
- Dogs and Guardians must pass 10 Test Items
- First 6 classes will be instruction on Test Items
- 7th class will be testing each dog, independently
- Click here for Pre-requisite Requirements and Basic Skills
     


For directions to group classes, click on Mapquest or Google.  For weather conditions click on Local Weather.


Private lessons provide more focused training, and are recommended for dogs with behavioral problems such as resource guarding, dog aggression, fearfulness, reactivity, destruction, and separation anxiety.  Private lessons might also give more members of your family the opportunity to learn the training techniques.  This is critically important in the successful training of a dog, since all members of your family must be consistent in their interactions with the dog.

Private lessons might be at your home and/or at a site more appropriate to the environment in which the problem behavior occurs.  For example, if the problem is one of the dog’s inattentiveness to you when other dogs are around, it might be more appropriate to initiate training at a public park or a street frequented by dog walkers. 

Ultimately, the effectiveness of Fran and her training techniques are measured by the behavior of her canine students and your satisfaction.  You are invited to read comments by her clients on the Testimonial page.  Additional information about Fran and her professional qualifications can be found on the Meet The Trainer page of this website.

To schedule a private lesson and/or to get information about any of our classes contact Fran by one of the following:

Home: (585)388-7482
Cell:    (585)752-9398       
                             e-mail: pawsitivebehavior@frontier.com



WINTER 2019 Class Schedule



Fairport/Perinton Group Class Information

Classes will be held at:    Perinton Community Center                                              
      1350 Turk Hill Road                                              
      Fairport, NY
     (585) 223-5050                                               

Class Fee:    $105 for residents; $112 for non--residents

Class Schedule:  Tuesday Evenings, January 22, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 6, and 19  (7 weeks)
(No classes:  January 29 and February 19)
(Tuesday, March 26, is scheduled for make-up class, if needed)

Class Duration:   45-60 minutes

Times:       6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Puppy Kindergarten (8 - 20 wks old)
          7:15 PM - 8:00 PM    Teen Puppy (6-14 mo. old and under 30# full grown) Small Breeds                                    8:15 PM - 9:00 PM   Teen Puppy (6-14 mo. old and over 30# full grown) Medium to Large Breeds
 
Room:      204A/B

Place:  Perinton Community Center

CGCC is taught  in the Spring.  Canine Good Citizen Candidates, Click here for Pre-requisite Requirements and Basic Skills.  
               
To register, click here, or call Paws-i-tive Behavior at 585-752-9398 for information.       

MALE DOGS ONE YEARS OLD AND OLDER MUST BE NEUTERED TO ATTEND CLASSES.

NOTE: Puppies must be dog and people friendly.

DO NOT bring puppies to the first class although proof of vaccinations is required at the first class. 

Orientation starts at 7:00 PM on January 22, 2019 for all three classes.

For class information, contact Fran at pawsitivebehavior@frontier.com, or call 585-752-9398.

REGISTRATION BEGINS:  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 for residents; Wednesday January 8, 2019 for non-residents.


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Palmyra Group Class Information


Classes will be held at:    Palmyra Middle School                                              
      151 Hyde Parkway                                             
      Palmyra, NY
     (315) 597-3401                                               

Class Fee:    $102.60 (all fees include tax)
($75.60 for Shelter and Rescue Adoptees with proof of adoption)


Class Schedule:  Wednesday Evenings,  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, and 27 (7 weeks)
(No classes February 20, 2019)
((Wednesday, March 6, 2019 is scheduled for make-up class, if needed)

Class Duration:   45-60 minutes  


Times:        6:00 - 6:45 PM      Puppy Kindergarten (8-20 wks. old) 
           7:00 - 7:45 PM      Teen Puppy (6-14 mo. old and under 30# full grown) Small Breeds
    8:00 - 8:45 PM     Teen Puppy (6-14 mo. old and over 30# full grown) Medium to Large Breeds

Room:       LGI
 
To register, click here.  Registration begins Monday, November 12, 2018 for all Winter Classes. 

MALE DOGS ONE YEARS OLD AND OLDER MUST BE NEUTERED TO ATTEND CLASSES.

NOTE: Puppies/Dogs must be dog and people friendly.

DO NOT bring puppies to the first class although proof of vaccinations is required at the first class.

Orientation starts at 7:00 PM on January 9, 2019 for all three classes.

For class information, contact Fran at pawsitivebehavior@frontier.com, or 585-752-9398 or 585-388-7482.



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Paws & Claws Pet Resort, Inc.
(New doggie day care, boarding, grooming & training center)
23 Linden Park, Rochester, NY (off Rte. 441 in Penfield)

Classes will be held at:23 Linden Park
  Rochester, NY
  (585-600-PAWS (7297)

Class Fee:$90 for Puppy Kindergarten Class (Ages 10 weeks - 5 months)
  $95 for Teen Puppy Class (Ages 6 months - 14 months)

Class Schedule:Puppy K: Monday evenings, November 19, 26, December 3 and 10 (4 weeks)
    Teen Puppy:  Thursday evenings, November 29, December 6, 20, and 27 (4 weeks)

Class Duration:60 Minutes

Times:6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   Puppy Kindergarten (Monday evening)
   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   Teen Puppy (Thursday evening)

MALE DOGS ONE YEARS OLD AND OLDER MUST BE NEUTERED TO ATTEND CLASSES.

NOTE: Puppies/Dogs must be dog and people friendly.

Handlers and puppies will begin classes the first week.

REGISTRATION:  Call 585-600-PAWS (7297) or in-person at 23 Linden Park, Rochester, NY.



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WHAT TO BRING TO ALL CLASSES:

1. Updated vaccination records (required at first class).  Puppies must be current on Rabies (over
4 months of age), Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations. 

2.Six-foot-long leather or nylon leash (thickness should correspond to size of the dog). 
Retractable leashes are not recommended for training; no prong, choke, or shock collars.

3.Approximately 100 pea-sized soft treats that your dog really likes (chicken, cheese, liver, hot
dogs).  You will need a training pouch to house the treats.  Make sure your puppy has a
good appetite for class.  Food should be withheld for approximately three to four hours
prior to class depending on the age of your puppy.

4.Clicker:  I will give you one in Perinton and Palmyra classes.    We will be using the clicker for Loose Leash Walking
      training.  You can then decide whether you want to continue using the clicker for all training.  You will have to
     purchase a clicker either at Paws & Claws or pet store for Paws & Claws classes.

5.Proper shoes prevent injury.  No open-toed shoes or sandals please.

6.Children must be 10 years old and older and supervised by an adult not participating in the class.

7.Bring puppy's favorite mat/rug/pillow and favorite toy.  Treat filled Kongs are great to keep puppies  
      focused.

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PAWS-I-TIVE BEHAVIOR DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Think Pawsitive: Think how you want your dog TO behave.  Not how you want your dog NOT to behave.

PAWS-I-TIVE BEHAVIOR DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Think Pawsitive: Think how you want your dog TO behave.  Not how you want your dog NOT to behave.
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