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. 
 Class Information 
In Group classes, you will learn how dogs think and 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 sessions on the same day of consecutive weeks (holiday weeks excepted).  Five class types may be held each 7-week session although this may vary due to facility limitations.  The five class types are:
  - Puppy Kindergarten (10-24 weeks of age)
 - Teen Puppy (7-24 months of age)  
 - Advanced Adult (2 years and older)
 - Canine Good Citizen Certification (1 year and older)
- Intro to Agility, Agility 101 and 102 (1 year and older) 

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


CLASS AGENDAS


Puppy Kindergarten Agenda (10 weeks to 24 weeks old)         
- 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
- Drop It


 Teen Puppy Agenda (7 months to 24 months old)
- 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


CLASS OFFERED IN SPRING SESSION
Adult Good Dog Agenda (2 years old and older)
- Intro to Positive Reinforcement Training
- Canine Body Language
- Stay (Duration, Distance, Distractions)
- Leave It
-  Polite People Greeting
- Focus
- Recall/Come
- Wait
- Loose Leash Walking
- Drop It
- Heel Parts 1 and 2
- Targeting
- Dog-to-Dog Greetings


CLASS OFFERED IN SUMMER SESSION​
Advanced Adult Dog Agenda (2 years old and older) 
Pre-requisite:  Dogs must have gone through Teen Puppy classes or equivalent   
- ​Long Distance Stay
-Long Distance Recall
-Front and Center
-Return
-Off Leash Heeling
-Right Side/Left Side
- Back-up
-Around


CLASS OFFERED FALL AND WINTER SESSIONS​
Canine Good Citizen Certification Agenda (one years old and older)
- 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
       

INTRO TO AGILITY, AGILITY 101 AND 102 - CLASSES ARE ON HOLD
These are fun classes and a great way to keep you and your dog active.  Learn how to navigate the different equipment and varied courses at dog and handler's own pace.  These classes help a dog build confidence and help the handler bond with his/her best friend.  These classes are fun in a relaxed atmosphere.  Teams learn A-Frame, tunnels, weave poles, teeter, dog walk, jumps, and more!


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



2022 FALL Class Schedule



PAWSITIVE BEHAVIOR IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY
LOCATED AT
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)
www.pawsandclaws585.com
Also offers Doggie Day Care, Boarding,and Grooming


FALL 2022 CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes will be held at:23 Linden Park
  Rochester, NY
  585-600-PAWS (7297)


CALL 585-600-PAWS (7297) TO REGISTER AND PAY


Classes Offered:

$54+tax for 4-Session Package
PUPPY SOCIALIZATION SESSION 
Every Saturday 11:00 AM - Noon  
Age:  10 weeks to 28 weeks
Reservations Required
Call Fran Schoenfeld (585-752-9398) for Information and Registration
Trainers:   Jeff Bushorr, Donna Ehle & Stacey Orlen

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All Puppy Kindergarten Class Fees are $150+tax
Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
     6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown 
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Donna Ehle


Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
    7:30PM - 8:30PM
Medium-Large Breeds over 30# full grown 
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Donna Ehle

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Puppy Kindergarten starting Wednesday, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
     6:00PM - 7:00PM
Medium-Large Breeds over 30# full grown
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Stacey Orlen


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All Teen Puppy Class Fees are $160+tax
Teen Puppy starting Tuesday, September 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
    6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown 
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr 


Teen Puppy starting Tuesday, September 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
     7:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds over 30# full grown
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr

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8:30pm - 9:30pm
Medium-Large Breeds over 30# full grown
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


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Teen Puppy starting Wednesday, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
   7:30PM - 8:30PM
Medium-Large Breeds over 30# full grown
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Fran Schoenfeld


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                                                            Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown
7 - 24 Months of age
Instructor:  Jeff Bushorr


Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 
     7:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds  over 30# full grown  
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


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Canine Good Citizen Certification starting Thursday, September 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 7 (Test)
     8:30PM - 9:30PM
All dog breeds and sizes welcome
9 months of age and older
Click here for Prerequisites and Test Items
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


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1.   No more than 7 dogs in a class.  
2.    No more than 2 adults per dog. 
3.   No one under 15 years of age allowed in building for insurance liability.  No exceptions.
4.    Paws and Claws' face mask mandate has been lifted until further notice for all employees and clients.
5.    Please continue to wear your face mask if you choose, as the comfort of all clients is of the utmost importance.
6.    There will be hand sanitizer for your use.
7.    There will be canine sanitizer wipes to use on your puppy.



CLASS FEES
   $150 + TaxPuppy Kindergarten 
   $160 + TaxTeen Puppy
   $170 + Tax Canine Good Citizen Certification
   $54 +   Tax Puppy Socialization 4-Session Packages 



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 which is Orientation for puppy/dog guardians only.
Exception:  Canine Good Citizen teams will start working the first week.

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

New clients must complete Owner Information on pawsandclaws585.com website.


FOR PAYMENT:  Call 585-600-PAWS (7297).



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WHAT TO BRING TO ALL CLASSES:

1. Puppies must be current on Rabies (over 4 months of age) as well as Distemper and Kennel Cough (Bordetella) 

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.  

4.Clicker:  You will be given 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.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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