Puppies with Purpose.


At Paws-itive Paws-abilities we realize that whilst puppies are a lot of fun, they also need basic training and the establishment of routines in order for them to fit in well with their new human families.

In our classes our aim is to get your puppy off on the right paw with classes that encourage good behaviours while helping you establish a strong bond. We will empower you to teach your puppy basic obedience and aid your puppy in developing self-confidence with its’ growing mind (and body), while learning in a positive environment where social interaction, play and exercise are the key components.

The Puppy Socialization and Basic Obedience classes are presented in a safe and supportive environment.  Puppy socialization encompasses introducing your puppy to as many different situations, people and other puppies as possible, always in a positive and non – threatening manner, to help them cope better with the things life will throw at them.

Basic obedience is taught using positive reinforcement methods such as Clicker training and Tellington TTouch – thus no punishment or forced exercises!  Puppy owners will be taught how to train their puppies to come when called, to sit, to lie down, to stay, recall, leave and loose leash walking. We also introduce the pups to a basic confidence course where they learn how to negotiate some obstacles by themselves.

Added to this, some fun things like shaking hands, roll over, crawl etc.  We also help you through many common puppy “problems” like house-training, chewing, barking, jumping up etc.

In class we also focus on the following aspects:

  • Problem Prevention

  • Sensory Stimulation

  • Body Awareness

  • Basic Manners

  • Social Skills

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Negotiating Obstacles

  • Tips on Puppy Health, Grooming and Nutrition

  • You and Your Puppy – a relationship based on mutual respect

We welcome the whole family to come and learn to manage puppy behaviour with effective methods of motivation.