No products in the cart.

Think Pawsitive

Pawsitive Punch Card Training Class Registration

Attention all students who have successfully graduated Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners in the last 12 months! We are thrilled to introduce our NEW Pawsitive Punch Card for your continued learning and development. This exciting offer is designed for students who are eager to progress, expand their knowledge and explore new training techniques. By purchasing a punch card, you gain access to a variety of specialized classes that cater to different challenges. With the flexibility to choose any one-week class from the selection within a six-week period, this opportunity allows you to further advance your skills and unlock your full potential. Embrace this chance to enhance your training abilities and embark on an enriching journey with us!
 
 
Students are able to pick any four classes from the above list with their punch card.  Each punch card expires 6 weeks from the date purchased. Students may purchase (with the same dog) a maximum of 2 punch cards. Not valid on any other offers.
 
PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners within the last 12 months.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Pawsitive Punch Card Classes

Select 4 classes from the list below. Classes must be taken within 6 weeks of punch card purchase.
Practicing recalls in the comfort of your own home can be too easy...until your environment presents a challenge.  Join us as we proof distractions big or small and get your dog reliably coming to you past them all! We will delve into the qualities that make a great recall and provide effective solutions to any problems you are encountering. Additionally, we will equip you with the knowledge on how to effectively react when distractions inevitably find their way into your environment. Let's embark on this journey of exciting reliable recalls!

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Getting started with our Backyard Frisbee Games class is as easy as 1-2-3! Simply bring your dog, a Frisbee, and prepare to learn a variety of Frisbee techniques such as retrieving, throwing, engaging games while enjoying a fun-filled session that provides an outlet for physical exercise, mental stimulation and improves your dogs agility and coordination. Get ready to kickstart your frisbee journey as your dog soars to new heights!

PREREQUISITE: Dog must have toy drive. Please bring a rested dog to this class! Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Take part in Think Pawsitive’s Terrific Tricks Class. During class, we will be using operant conditioning to shape fun behaviors to mentally stimulate your dog and increase your bond. Trick training is a healthy, do-anywhere activity that provides better physical and mental health for the dog, as many tricks require balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle stamina, and problem-solving. Trick training is a FUN way to build confidence in your dog and their love of learning, which leads to better focus and performance of manners and obedience behaviors.Not to mention, trick training is a great relationship builder for dogs. We will teach you how to build on novice tricks and even prepare you to earn a Trick Dog Title if interested.

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Take your dog's trick training to the next level with our advanced trick training class! This fun and engaging class is designed for dogs and their owners who are looking to build on the foundation of novice tricks and expand their repertoire. You and your dog will start your journey towards mastering impressive and challenging tricks that will not only impress your friends and family but also provide mental stimulation and build a stronger bond between you and your dog.

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Tricksters Unleashed I or instructor approval.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Are you looking for ways to tire out your energetic dog and promote relaxation after a long day? Our play and retrieve class is designed to teach your dog how to play with toys, helping them release pent-up energy and learn to be calm and relaxed at home. Additionally, we will show you how to use toys for as reward for training purposes, benefiting your dog during activities like obedience, disc dog, flyball, and agility. Whether it’s finding stimulating toys, developing chase behavior, proper bite and tugging, or safely tossing and catching a frisbee, we’ve got you covered. We will teach you how to motivate your dog for daily exercise or keep his attention by playing with toys during distracting environments. In short, we will teach YOU how to PLAY! If your dog has interest in specific toys, please bring them along to the class. The more the merrier! Remember to think outside the realm of just dog toys. Anything your dog has passion, interest or desire for may be used (e.g., water bottles, fly swatters, leashes, etc.). Be sure to bring a rested dog and ready for active fun with your dog in this enriching class!

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Rally Rookies is the perfect beginner rally class where you and your dog will discover the joy of rally while enhancing your bond and teamwork. We will cover fundamental skills such as heel-work, stand, sit, off-leash control and focus games as well as learning rally signs and maneuvers (similar to tricks). Wrap up the class, with completing a FUN short Rally-O sequence. So grab your leash and let your journey to rally success begin. Let’s wag, learn and rally on!

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners 
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Want a polite dog or puppy in public? Do you and your dog need practice with leash walking mechanics in stimulating environments? Come join us for an off-site leash walking class to work on your own individualized challenges. We will visit dog friendly stores, local parks or bike trails to revisit appropriate leash walking criteria, including when to allow your dog potty breaks, sniff breaks, how to walk past distractions, and more. In this class, your dog will learn to focus on YOU around NEW environmental sights, smells, noises, dogs and people!

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Adult Manners, Beginner Puppy School, or Stop Pulling! An Introduction to Loose Leash-Walking.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

Join us for a one week puppy agility class, a fantastic way to provide mental and physical stimulation for your pup while building a strong bond between the two of you. During class, you will get to try a variety of fun and challenging obstacles such as tunnels, jumps, wobble boards, all designed to enhance your pups coordination, agility and problem solving skills. Not only does puppy agility help develop your pups physical abilities, but it also helps boost their confidence, improves their focus and obedience, and promotes socialization around other dogs and handlers. What a great opportunity to have fun with your puppy, channel their energy positively, and watch them thrive in a supportive, engaging activity!

PREREQUISITE: Puppies between the ages of 16 weeks and 11 months may participate in this exciting class.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

This class will focus on the helpful skill of “Boundary Training” to achieve your dog’s understanding and reliability of the behavior in your home, back yard, restaurant, or at the park.  Boundary training is a great skill and an important part of everyday household rules and manners. By obtaining this skill, rest assure your dog will be safe and healthy by keeping your dog out of areas where they should not go, like flower beds and swimming pools etc. During this class we will also teach your dog a "Place" command, ranking this behavior right up there in importance, perhaps coming in second to boundary training. Your mission is to teach the dog the definition “keep all four paws situated on this object, or don't leave an area unless I give you permission.” Skills covered in this class include: place behavior or “go to bed” with environmental distractions, setting boundary training criteria, and building understanding of the three D's (distance, duration, and distractions). 

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

This class will focus on “proofing” your dog’s understanding of “Boundary Training”! Building Boundaries I helped you put in place defined criteria for your dog’s boundaries in your home, back yard, restaurant, or at the park. You’ve worked on your dog’s reliable understanding of what these boundaries are and what his/her behavior should be. Now your mission is to proof and teach the dog that even when a distraction arises they should still “keep all four paws situated on this object, or not leave a defined boundary area unless you’ve given permission.” Skills covered in this class include: environmental distractions such as dogs, people, bikes, etc. and proofing the boundary training criteria with more of the three D’s (distance, duration, and LOTS of distractions such as food, toys etc). 

Must have completed Building Boundaries I at Think Pawsitive.
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.

In positive reinforcement training, a dog is rewarded after performing a desirable behavior. Without the use of a clicker or other marker, it might be obvious to the trainer what is being rewarded, but is it obvious to the dog? Come join us and learn proper clicker foundation training and how it can be effective and efficient in your dog-training.  During the class we will discuss theory, practice clicker mechanics and put those techniques into practices with and without dogs.

What will you and your dog learn in this class?
- How to use a Clicker properly: A form of positive reinforcement to your dog that he will enjoy and LOVE to work for you!
- Learning how the clicker or marker communicates the exact moment your dog does something brilliantly so your dog will want to repeat that behavior again.
- Timing of your Click: It is essential that every click be followed by a reward.
- Using your clicker to teach a behavior or command.

Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School or Adult Manners
PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. During this workshop, dogs must use one of the following tools: A Gentle Leader Head Collar, an Easy-Walk Harness, a Sense-Ation Harness or a Freedom No-Pull Harness. No Prong Collars, Choke Collars or Flexi Leashes are allowed in our facility.