How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Dog Therapy Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Southaven, MS

What year did you begin serving pets?

2007

How did you hone your craft?

May of 1999, I chose my puppy, a beagle named Alec. I now had the pleasure and challenges of owning and training my own dog. He liked to bolt out the door, run away when I called him to ‘come’, steal my belongings, and jump on people to greet them. And since he’s a hunting dog breed, he’d get on the scent of a bunny or squirrel and pull so hard on the leash that I was scared for his safety. I decided to do something about it! In 2006, I started preparation to become a full time Professional In-Home Dog Trainer focusing on Safety Obedience and Non-Aggressive Manners Training. Since then, I have added Service and Therapy Dog Training Programs. While attending Vet Tech school, I studied animal behavior, physiology, anatomy, and care of pets. My dog training career started as an apprentice with hands-on training (up to 10 hours each day) to learn what would be the foundations of my obedience programs. Alec, at seven years old, was trained during this time to perform at an Advanced Obedience level. Proving a dog is never too old to learn. I have attended multiple seminars and trained with Dr. Ian Dunbar, who started APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), The Educated Dog, Top Dog Events, and Mentored for Animal Behavior School. I have been a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers and follow APDT LIMA’s guidelines in training your dog. I have helped train service dog teams with Semper Fi Fund, Pets for Vets, and Give us Paws. Pawsitive Focus has pawsitively effected over 600 families since February 2007. With multiple moves, as a military family; each time Pawsitive Focus reached out, earned respect and business. My husband retired. We have chosen to settle in Southaven, MS. With over 14 years of expert training and results oriented obedience and social skills, we hope to earn your trust and help you reach your goals. Your schedule becomes hectic and dog owners, LIKE YOU, need help. That’s likely why you’ve sought out a Professional In-Home Dog Trainer. Helping alleviate the fear and frustration with your pet is my vision.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Involve your whole family in considering the goals for your puppy or dog.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I enjoy helping people build the bonds with their dogs. People have asked how my beagle lived to be 3 weeks short of his 18th birthday. I say fun and effective safety training, the ability to take my dog places to enjoy, healthy eating habits, plenty of exercise, and love; lots of love!

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Do you offer online sessions?

  • Yes

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Pet Behavior Modification
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Dog Therapy Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
  • under 20 lbs

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Southaven, MS

What year did you begin serving pets?

2007

How did you hone your craft?

May of 1999, I chose my puppy, a beagle named Alec. I now had the pleasure and challenges of owning and training my own dog. He liked to bolt out the door, run away when I called him to ‘come’, steal my belongings, and jump on people to greet them. And since he’s a hunting dog breed, he’d get on the scent of a bunny or squirrel and pull so hard on the leash that I was scared for his safety. I decided to do something about it! In 2006, I started preparation to become a full time Professional In-Home Dog Trainer focusing on Safety Obedience and Non-Aggressive Manners Training. Since then, I have added Service and Therapy Dog Training Programs. While attending Vet Tech school, I studied animal behavior, physiology, anatomy, and care of pets. My dog training career started as an apprentice with hands-on training (up to 10 hours each day) to learn what would be the foundations of my obedience programs. Alec, at seven years old, was trained during this time to perform at an Advanced Obedience level. Proving a dog is never too old to learn. I have attended multiple seminars and trained with Dr. Ian Dunbar, who started APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), The Educated Dog, Top Dog Events, and Mentored for Animal Behavior School. I have been a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers and follow APDT LIMA’s guidelines in training your dog. I have helped train service dog teams with Semper Fi Fund, Pets for Vets, and Give us Paws. Pawsitive Focus has pawsitively effected over 600 families since February 2007. With multiple moves, as a military family; each time Pawsitive Focus reached out, earned respect and business. My husband retired. We have chosen to settle in Southaven, MS. With over 14 years of expert training and results oriented obedience and social skills, we hope to earn your trust and help you reach your goals. Your schedule becomes hectic and dog owners, LIKE YOU, need help. That’s likely why you’ve sought out a Professional In-Home Dog Trainer. Helping alleviate the fear and frustration with your pet is my vision.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Involve your whole family in considering the goals for your puppy or dog.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

I enjoy helping people build the bonds with their dogs. People have asked how my beagle lived to be 3 weeks short of his 18th birthday. I say fun and effective safety training, the ability to take my dog places to enjoy, healthy eating habits, plenty of exercise, and love; lots of love!