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. 
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 5-7 lessons on the same day of consecutive weeks (holiday weeks excepted).  Five class types may be held each five to seven-week sessions 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)
- 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

 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

Advanced Adult Dog Agenda (2 years old and older)     

CLASS INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SHORTLY



CLASS WILL COMMENCE IN SUMMER SESSION​
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
       

CLASSES ON HOLD​
 Agility 101 and 102 (one year old and older)
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



2021 SPRING 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)
www.pawsandclaws585.com
Also offers Doggie Day Care, Boarding,and Grooming


SPRING 2021 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:

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION SESSION  
Every Saturday 11:00 AM - Noon  
Age:  10 weeks to 24 weeks
Reservations Required
Trainers:   Jeff Bushorr, Stacey Orlen, & Donna Ehle

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Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Mar. 22, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10
(no class Mar. 29)     6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown 
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Donna Ehle


Puppy Kindergarten starting Monday, Mar. 22, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10
(no class Mar. 29)     7:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown 
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Donna Ehle


Puppy Kindergarten starting Wednesday, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 & 12
( no class Mar. 31)     6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Fran Schoenfeld


Puppy Kindergarten starting Wednesday, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 & 12
( no class Mar. 31)     7:15PM - 8:15PM  
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown 
10 - 24 weeks of age
Instructor: Fran Schoenfeld

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Teen Puppy starting Tuesday, Mar. 23, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11
(no class Mar. 30)     6:00PM - 7:00PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown 
7 - 24 months of age  
​Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


Teen Puppy starting Tuesday, Mar. 23, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11
(no class Mar. 30)     7:15PM - 8:15PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


Teen Puppy starting  Tuesday, Mar. 23, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11
(no class Mar.30)     8:30PM - 9:30PM  
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown  
7 - 24 months of age 
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


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New!  Advanced Adult starting Thursday, Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6
(no class Apr. 1)     6:00PM - 7:00PM
All Breeds Welcome  
2 yrs. and older, or with Trainer approval for younger dogs
who have gone through Teen Puppy or equivalent
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Mar. 25, Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13
(no class Apr. 1)     7:15PM - 8:15PM
Small Breeds 30# and under full grown  
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr

Teen Puppy starting Thursday, Mar. 25, Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13
(no class Apr. 1)     8:30PM - 9:30PM
Medium-Large Breeds 30# and over full grown
7 - 24 months of age
Instructor: Jeff Bushorr


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1.   No more than 6 dogs in a class.  
2.   No more than 2 adults per dog (no one under 15 years of age).
3.   Guardians must wear masks during class.  (to prevent glasses fogging up while wearing masks, clean glasses with
shaving cream, rinse and let air dry).
4.   Dogs and their guardians will be spaced at least 6’ apart.
5.   Bring personal hand sanitizer.
6.  There will be canine sanitizer wipes to use on your puppy.


CLASS FEES
   $135 + TaxPuppy Kindergarten 
   $145 + TaxTeen Puppy
   $150 + TaxAdvanced Adult Dog
   $155 + Tax Agility 101 and 102
   $40 +   Tax4 Puppy Socialization Session Packages ($10+tax each session)



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, Advanced Adult, and Agility 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 website:  www.pawsandclaws585.com before registering for any class.

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT:  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:  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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 Class Information