Life is Pawsible
Life is Pawsible

Life is Pawsible

$90
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Responds in about 1 hour

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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5 employees

14 years in business

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2017

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This pro offers personalized dog training services, resulting in significant improvements for some pets. Customers value the quick response time, positive attitude, and flexible approach. However, some express frustration with scheduling and communication issues. Boarding experiences vary, with some reporting health concerns. Overall, customers appreciate the supportive environment and valuable advice received beyond sessions.

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Micah H.
Jun 12, 2023
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Her training style is exactly as described in her bio. She listened to all of my concerns and the backgrounds of each of my dogs. She made a good plan of action quickly and also gave me an idea what to expect next time I see her. So far, the results have been amazing. I'm very pleased

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Camille S.
May 4, 2023
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I especially appreciated that my dog was picked up and dropped off for me since I was in a tight situation. The included consultations and follow up group training made this investment a good value.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • House training • At the pro’s location

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Julie B.
Apr 1, 2023
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WORTH THE INVESTMENT! Kim is the real deal! She is a highly-experienced dog trainer. She came to work with our 8-week-old puppy the day after we brought her home, and after three days of practicing with our pup, she now knows how to come and "leave it," and is getting better at sitting! Kim has great advice and is very responsive when we contact her with questions. I've raised two other puppies and learned a lot along the way, but one of the biggest things I've learned that it makes a huge difference to work with a real trainer and to start early. This is an investment in the quality of our puppy's life and of our lives with her. I highly recommend Kim! Working with an excellent dog trainer like Kim will make all the difference in your life and the life of your dog for many years to come.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Jaime W.
Jan 12, 2023
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Kim was so prompt to contact me initially. She came to our home and we were given a plan to help train our dog with his specific needs in mind! He has already made so many changes with the tips she gave us! I’m so impressed and can’t wait to keep working with her.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Chelsey K.
Dec 11, 2022
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Kim definitely knows her stuff with training dogs. We have 3 dogs we need help with, the price for training all three is unbeatable. We are doing private sessions and going to do group sessions in the future, the real world approach of going to stores that allow dogs is a great way of getting that additional layer of socialization for our dogs. We highly recommend Life is Pawsible!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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