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)
- Recall/Come

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
-  Recall/Come
   
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
- Recall/Come


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



SPRING 2020 Class Schedule



PAWSITIVE BEHAVIOR IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY
LOCATED AT
PAWS AND CLAWS PET RESORT, INC.
23 Linden Park, Rochester, NY 14625
Phone:  585-600- PAWS (7297)


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Paws & Claws Pet Resort, Inc.
23 Linden Park, Rochester, NY (off Rte. 441 in Penfield)

SPRING 2020 CLASS SCHEDULES

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



Classes Offered:Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 13, 20, 27, and May 4 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown, 10 - 24 weeks of age
No class Apr. 6  Instructor:  Fran Schoenfeld

Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 13, 20, 27, and May 47:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown
No class Apr. 6  Instructor:  Fran Schoenfeld

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Adult Good Dog starting Tuesday, Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 14, 21, 28 and May 56:00PM - 7:00PM
Dogs must be 2 years and older   
No class Apr. 7     Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr

  
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Canine Good Citizen Certification, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 14, 21, 28, 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Mar. 5, Test is May 12   
No class Apr. 7   Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr

 
CGCC Pre-requisites:  Dog must be at least 9 months old and have gone through a
Teen Puppy class, Adult Dog class, or equivalent or with permission from the instructor.

To view CGCC Pre-requisite Requirements and Basic Skills, Click here.


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Teen Puppy starting Wednesday, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, and 29 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown
No class April 8    Instructor:  Fran Schoenfeld

Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, and 30  6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown, 10 - 23 weeks of age
No class Apr. 9   Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr

Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, and 30 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown
No class  Apr. 9    Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr

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Agility 101 starting Saturday, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 18, 25, May 2, and May 16   10:00AM - 11:00AM
No Classes Apr. 11 and May 9
No more than 6 dogs per class.Instructor:  Fran Schoenfeld

Agility Pre-Requisites:
Dogs must have completed at least one basic obedience class.
Dogs must be at least 8 months old on the first day of class with veterinarian approval.
Dogs must be able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger.
Dogs must be able to work safely around people and other dogs on and off leash.
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations including Kennel Cough (Boardetella).
Dogs must be free from all parasites (worms, fleas, ticks, etc.)



Class Fees:$135Puppy Kindergarten
    $145Teen Puppy
    $145Adult Good Dog
    $155Canine Good Citizen Certification
    $150Agility 101
   


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.
Exception:  Canine Good Citizen Teams and Agility will start working the first week.

Children 10 years and older are welcome to participate with an adult except in Canine Good Citizen and Agility classes.

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

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 two to three hours
prior to class depending on the age of your puppy.

4.Clicker:  I will give you one in Week 1 Orientation or bring one.    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 10 years and older and supervised by an adult not participating in the class.

7.Bring puppy's favorite mat/rug/pillow and favorite toy to relax.  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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