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 (6-16 months of age) 
  - Good Dog  (17 months and older)
  - Petite Pooch (25 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
     


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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 2018 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 Puppy K and Teen Puppy for residents; $111 non--residents


Class Schedule:  Tuesday Evenings, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6 and 13, 2018   (7 weeks)
(no classes February 20).  March 20 will be a 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 months old, Small Breed, up to 30 lb. full grown)                 
  8:15 PM -  9:00 PM   Teen Puppy (6-14 months old, Medium & Large Brreds over 30 lb. full grown)

Room:      204A/B

Place:  Perinton Community Center

Canine Good Citizen Candidates, Click here for Pre-requisite Requirements and Basic Skills.

Canine Good Citizen dogs will come to class the entire 7 weeks and testing is Week 8.  (CGCC is taught only in the Spring)
               
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 23, 2018 for all classes.

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS:  January 2 for residents and January 9 for non-residents..

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Pittsford Recreation Group Class Information



Classes will be held at:Town of Pittsford
  Highway Department
  60 Golf Avenue
         Pittsford, NY
  (585) 248-6280 - Main Office - call this number for registration information
  (585-248-6270 - Highway Dept. Office

Class Fee:  $95 for Pittsford residents and $100 for non-residents

Class Schedule:  Monday Evenings, January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26 and March 5, 2018 (7 weeks)
( no classes January 15 and February 19).  March 5 will be a make-up class if needed.

Class Duration:  45 minutes

Time:  7:00 - 7:45 PM        Puppy Kindergarten (puppies 8-20 weeks of age)
   8:00 - 8:45 PMTeen Puppy  (6 to 16 months of age)
  
Place:  Pittsford Highway Department, 60 Golf Avenue.  Directions will be given in Registration Confirmation email.

To register online, click here, or call Pittsford Recreation at (585) 248-6280. 

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

NOTE: Dogs must be dog and people friendly. 

DO NOT bring puppies to first class although proof of vaccinations is required at the first class. Orientation for both classes starts at 7:00 PM on January 8, 2018.

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS:  December 11 for residents and December 18 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:    $95 ($70 for Shelter and Rescue Adoptees with proof of adoption)


Class Schedule:  Wednesday Evenings,  January 10, 17, 31, February 7, 14, 28, and March 7   (7 weeks)
(No classes January 24 and February 21).   March 21 will be a make-up class if needed.

Class Duration:   45-60 minutes  


Times:        6:30 - 7:15 PM      Puppy Kindergarten (8-20 weeks of age) 
           7:30 - 8:15 PM     Teen Puppy (6-16 months old)

Room:       LGI

         
To register, click here.  Registration begins December 1, 2017. 

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 for both classes starts at 7:00 PM on January 10, 2018 .

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



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WHAT TO BRING TO ALL CLASSES:

1. Updated vaccination records (required at first class).  Dogs 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 150 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 dog 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 or dog.

4.Clicker:  I will give you one in class.    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.

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

6.Children must be 8 years old and older and supervised by an adult not participating in the class.

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