Friday, November 16, 2012


With the addition of a new trainer (Joey Iversen) to our training team we have expanded our class offerings!
Your new puppy is learning something every waking moment. The best time to start guiding that learning is the moment you bring the puppy home. The All Things PAWSitive PUPPY LIFE PROGRAM takes you through the first stages of your puppy's life. The course has two segments: Puppy Life I and Puppy Life II. The classes are specifically ordered to meet the changing needs and stages of your puppies development; physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Class sizes are 6 dogs maximum for individual attention and fill quickly so sign up early by calling us at 425-882-8000 or click here.

Puppy Life I is for puppies between 7 and 12 weeks old at the start of the class. This is the ideal time to start your dog's education off on the right foot. This training class focuses on teaching puppies in the way they learn best. We focus on teaching the behaviors most important to becoming a safe, happy, cherished member of the family throughout their life including: Come when called, sit on cue, lie down on cue, stay when told, walk politely on leash, greet people without jumping up on them, calm, quiet behavior when needed, and more. More important, this class teaches you how to teach your dog - not just in a classroom training session, but whenever and wherever you're interacting with him. We use the most innovative training based on solid scientific research. We want to help you guide your puppy to practice what you want him to learn. We want to help you have the dog of your dreams, one you will be proud to live with.

Puppy Life II is for puppies between 14 and 20 weeks old at the start of the class. The second half of a puppy's first year continues with lots of changes and stages. Puppy Life II takes you through the next phases to ensure you have the dog of your dreams. We will build on and strengthen the behaviors introduced in Puppy Life I. We continue to develop and guide proper social interactions with both dogs and people. Behavior challenges are addressed with effective, safe, positive solutions. We will add new behaviors that prepare you for agility, obedience, Frisbee dog, Therapy dog, and achieving the Canine Good Citizen certificate or whatever you and your dog will enjoy together.

Prerequisite: Puppy Life I (or equivalent) or instructor approval

TRIX STUDIO (Sat 1:45-2:45) ENROLL TODAY!At All Things PAWSitive we love to have fun with our dogs. Our Trix class is all about fun and building a team with your puppy. We will use the clicker training method to learn fun and entertaining tricks. The steps to learning tricks are taught enabling you to use this format and your imagination to astound your friends and family with amazing feats with your canine friend. You can use tricks to enhance your relationship with your dog, improve your dog’s attention and reduce your dog’s stress in unfamiliar situations. Teaching tricks allows you to give your dog a purpose and expend his/her energy in a fun and product way. All ages of dogs are welcome.
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good is your dog?s nose. Our approach to teaching dogs to do scent work for fun is based on the foundation skills used in K9 detection. The unique curriculum we have adopted in our classes promotes a positive, fun and motivationally-based methodology. All ages of dogs are welcome.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Saturday is Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Are you a dog owner? The American Kennel Club has established this Saturday as “Responsible Dog Ownership Day”, to remind all dog owners to do something special for their dog’s well-being. Whatever you do, make sure that you always practice responsible dog ownership!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Puppy Social Hour at All Things PAWSitive

Our Puppy Social Hour offers small group puppy play time sessions, where your puppy can safely play and socialize with other puppies of the same age group. It is supervised by one of our certified dog trainers, who will give a brief introduction about safe puppy play and will be on site to answer any additional questions. Puppy Social Hour compliments our Puppy Kindergarten Classes, and we highly recommend that you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten as well to get your puppy off to a great start. Designed for puppies 2-5 months of age who are current on vaccinations. Please sign up for the puppy play sessions in advance to secure a spot for your puppy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pet Pickup at All Things Pawsitive

Pet Pickup

 is like a personal chauffeur for your pets - we plan to offer morning pet pick up for pet grooming and dog daycare in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and surrounding areas. We have a large pet transport vehicle with comfortable secured cages to transport your pet safely and in style. After your pet’s day with us, you can pick up your pet from our location at your convenience.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Highlighting Carolin Behrend, KPA -CTP

We are proud to be highlighting Carolin this April! Carolin is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior. She is a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers and has been teaching foundation dog training classes in Seattle and Redmond. Carolin regularly attends dog training seminars and workshops such as the ClickerExpo in order to enhance and perfect her training skills.  She has a master’s degree in Humane Education, and for multiple years she taught a 10-week compassion education program with the help of rescued dogs at schools in the Puget Sound region. Carolin lives with her husband Peter, her Poodle-Schnauzer mix Yoshi, and her 7 chickens in Woodinville. As an instructor for All Things Pawsitive she offers beginner and intermediate classes for puppies and adult dogs. We are so glad to have Carolin as part of the All Things Pawsitive team!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Puppy Kindergarten

Our “Puppy Kindergarten” 6 class course has been designed with the specific needs of 2-5 month old puppies in mind.  We allow rolling enrollment so your puppy can get started right away.

This class helps young dogs develop focused attention, impulse control, and calm confidence. Owners will learn about:
- Socialization (how to do it properly)
- Off leash puppy play
- Meeting people and dogs on leash
- Avoiding common behavior problems
- Basic manners and general care
Designed for puppies who are 2-5 months old and current on vaccinations.  *Please note that the “Puppy Kindergarten Orientation” class is required prior to starting the additional 5 classes.
Tues 7-8pm or Sat 10-11am
*PK Orientation: Sat 11:15am-12:15pm

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Amanda Brothers: Trainer Highlight

All Things Pawsitive is proud to highlight Amanda Brothers this March. Amanda is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and a strong background in the art and science of animal learning. She has been working professionally with dogs since 2000 and has supplemented her hands on experience with formal training in classes, seminars and workshops given by leaders in the field of dog behavior and training.

She is a regular contributor to the Journal Newspapers' "Pampered Pets" column and her training advice has been featured on The Animal Rescue Site, The Bark Blog and in both City Dog and Dog Fancy magazines.

In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Amanda is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Approved Evaluator, and an active member of Puget Sound Positive Trainers (PSPT).  

Amanda worked for over three years as Adoption and Admissions Supervisor at The Seattle Humane Society (Bellevue, WA ) and was Dog Program Manager at Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Woodinville, WA) for over a year. In 2006, she set a record for the number of dogs saved and adopted out of Homeward Pet. She is a big believer in giving back to the community and regularly contributes to organizations that work to improve the lives of human and non-human animals, including Echo Glen Children's Center in Snoqualmie, WA.

Amanda lives in Sammamish with her husband and their five adopted dogs. She competes in agility with Foggy (Aussie/Lab), Poe (Rat Terrier) and Wren (Border/Staff).

We are glad to have a dedicated team member like Amanda at All Things Pawsitive. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Basic Manners Training Class

We are very excited for our Basic Manners Training Class to begin! Classes are $149 and run from 7pm to 8pm starting Wednesday March 7th. This course focuses on foundation skills such as Paying Attention, Leash Walking, Self Control, Police Greetings, Settle, Targeting, Leave it, Recall and More. The class is open to dogs 5 months and older and is designed as on ongoing class which means that you can pick your own start date and join the class anytime. Click the link to sign up today! 
Click here for Training Purchase Form!
Click here for Training Enrollment Form!

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