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Life is Pawsible
Life is Pawsible

Life is Pawsible

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Introduction: Positive, stress-free training means no e-collars. Welcome to a truly positive training experience for dogs. And dog owners. Our mission is to train your dog in a loving, accepting way—everything from the most basic obedience steps to intensive therapy/service dog training and certifications. Puppy Training Puppies have blank slates. And it is important to reinforce the behaviors you want on that slate. We help the puppy process be less frustrating. Obedience/Behavioral Training Dogs learn by association. So creating the right associations are important if you want an obedient dog. As certified instructors, we use positive reinforcement and redirection techniques to teach basic commands, such as waiting at the door and loose-leash walking. It’s the same idea with behavioral training. Using the same techniques, we work on issues your dog is struggling with, such as aggression, coming when called, jumping, chewing, biting, running off, barking, and going potty. Therapy/Service Training It’s amazing how a good therapy or service dog can change the quality of a person’s life. A therapy dog will provide great comfort and therapeutic support for people in general hospitals, children’s hospitals and the elderly. Service dogs perform tasks that a person can’t perform because of a disability. A disability may include blindness, PTSD, autism, or anxiety, among other inflictions. We have years of experience in training therapy and service dogs. Each service dog program is tailored to the needs of what tasks the service dog will be required to do. Board and Train If you’d rather leave the training to us, no problem! Use our board and train facilities, where we keep and train your pet for you. Choose from beginning obedience to intensive behavior modification and everything in between. It’s up to you. As the mother of a beautiful daughter with a developmental disability, I feel a rare connection with both service and therapy dogs. It’s what gives me the passion for what I do. I have more than five years of experience training service/therapy dogs. And more than seven years of obedience training, in both private and group settings. I have trained trainers and pet owners who want to train their dogs. I am a certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator for the American Kennel Club. This includes STAR Puppy, Community Canine and Urban Canine Good Citizen recognitions. A Passion for Training I admit it. I have a soft spot for rescued dogs and their owners. But what I really love is seeing the transformation of ALL dogs with their owners. I love seeing the smiles on the faces of the owners as they watch their dogs progress through the training. I love hearing the stories from the owners who are no longer scared to take their dogs on walks, or to be around other dogs or people. It’s those moments that keep me doing what I love to do.

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Krista S.

Dog Training

My family and I learned some great training techniques and our dog has been very responsive. We are very happy and will continue using Life is Pawsible.
May 15, 2021
Steven C.

Dog Training

Was amazing to work with had a lot of options I could pick from for boarding when she met me and my dog she said I didn't need to board him just do some private and group trainings. They have helped change me and my dogs life forever!
May 14, 2021
Jessica W.

Dog Training

Since I'm new to the area, it was great to easily find a good dog trainer for my large breed dog. After the first session, I can already see the positive results in her behavior.
May 9, 2021
Dan E.

Dog Training

Had a great training session with our trainer. Our dog had issues with lunging and being aggressive with other dogs while on walks. Our trainer taught us how to use a Gentle Leader collar and gave us other useful tips. So far our dog has really responded well to the new collar and her behavior has drastically changed since. I'll be using these trainers for future training and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.
May 6, 2021
Sandy B.

Dog Training

I was barely hanging on two weeks after getting a new puppy. I called Kim and she accepted my puppy right away. I signed up for the four week program and I cannot express the difference when my puppy came home. Now we are in the process of training me. Gail is wonderful, she is patient, kind her firm and you can tell the bond she has with the dogs in her care. Life is Pawsible!!! Thank you to the entire team.
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Apr 3, 2021
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Kim Mikesell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We offer different packages to fit different budgets.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a certified obedience and service dog trainer. l am also an evaluator for the AKC.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have always loved animals ever since I was a kid. I rescue everything from horses to Birds to dogs to cats, even some reptiles. I was introduced to training when I was searching out a service dog for my daughter. I then started working for an organization that trains service dogs.

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