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We practice ethical based training

that focuses on positive reinforcement and respect. 

Our training programs are designed to create

a safe relationship between you and your canine friend

based on trust, patience, love and understanding.

And Now Paw Sitting

Serving the St. Croix Valley since 1995

Why Pawsitive?

We Are Reliable, Professional, Trustworthy,


In The St. Croix Valley

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Our Canine Coaches

  • 30+ years of experience helping dog parents train their canine friends in groups and private home visits

  • Graduate of Animal Behavior College

  • AKC certified S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluators

  • AKC titles in obedience, AKC and CKC tracking titles, German Shepard dog breed showing, NADAC and CPE titiles in agility

  • No force and no fear training

  • Guidance training for dog parents of reactive dogs

  • Certified Therapy Dogs

  • Fluent in reading canine body language

  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers

  • Member of International Association of Behavior Consultants

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Our Paw Caregivers

  • Professional Pet Sitting Diploma

  • Dog CPR, First Aid and Safety Training

  • Canine Acupressure Diploma

  • Years of experience working in local vet clinic

  • Retired groomer

  • Experience working in local rescue and boarding kennel

  • Fear free handling for the all pets

  • Foster home experience for cats and dogs

  • Board member of local pet rescue

  • Can administer medications and care for special needs pets

  • Caregiver for all your pets... furry, feathery, big and small including your farm ones

Training Options


A well mannered dog

is one with self control

and that is what our

training is all about.

Bark About..


Abby's Place

Chuck & Don's, Hudson


Informative training topics

with open discussion and answers.

No dog attendance.

Small Breed Manners

Group Training


Abby's Place 

Chuck & Don's, Hudson


Manners training specific to small breed dogs because your little buddy is different than larger breeds.

When you have to leave home without them.

Relaxed Paw Sitting

in your home or ours

Paw Sitting


When you have to leave home without them.

Relaxed Paw Sitting

in your home or ours

Donna S


"Both my dogs have been trained by Pawsitive and they came out with the best manners ever. The love and kindness was always there and my dogs and I appreciate it."

Sharon M.

River Falls

"I never thought my dog would be able to concentrate enough to learn tricks but he did!  Loved it."

Roberta F.


"My dog is a big breed and was a challenge to walk.  Now he has learned to concentrate better and not drag me down the street.

Thank you.  It was fun!"

Brandon L.


"Having a puppy was a headache.  Shelly's Puppy Class was fun and informative. Now our pup has learned some self control.  I highly recommend."

Mark T.

New Richmond

I called. Erin came to our home.  Results!

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