Think Pawsitive follows a gradational program of classes. Courses are cumulative, building towards the ultimate goal of our students attaining complete understanding of our methodologies, philosophies and achieving the best possible relationship and performance with their dog. For this reason, prerequisites have been established for each class and are mandatory. By following this progression, students will minimize potential struggles and misunderstandings and maximize their success. This also keeps classes moving along at the same level without having to spend an inordinate amount of time on review of prerequisite skills. Students are invited to retake classes as many times as necessary to achieve an expected standard of mastery before moving on. Our training philosophy, strategy and protocol are significantly influenced by some of the best dog-training mentors in the world. Among the greatest contributors are Susan Garrett, Susan Salo, Greg and Laura Derrett, and Anthony Clarke.