Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, which may mean different things to different people. A good way to observe Responsible Pet Owners Month is to create a First Aid kit for your pet’s home care, get them microchipped or update their existing microchip, or bring your pet into one of our Redmond Animal Hospital locations for a physical exam so they can give your pet their customized recommendations!

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.

By Redmond-Kirkland/Redmond-Fall City
Animal Hospitals

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