Professional Dog Training, Behavior Modification and Evaluation

At Pawsitive Manners we offer a variety of services that can be tailored to suit your needs and the needs of your dog(s) through one-on-one sessions. Group classes can be arranged if you and your friends would like to share the sessions. 

Working with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer helps you reach your goals for your dog faster and more efficiently. I use science based positive reinforcement training methods that are most effective and humane. I do not use, nor recommend, methods that use force, fear or pain. 

Please visit the Services page for a list of current services.

Pawsitive Manners can help you with:

  • Preparing your home for a new puppy
  • Caring for your new puppy
  • Puppy training and socialization
  • House training (potty training)
  • Obedience training for adolescent and adult dogs (sit, down, stand, stay, wait, leave-it, come, Find-It etc.)
  • Polite greeting (no jumping)
  • Loose leash walking (heeling)
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Behavioral issues (barking, door dashing, pulling on leash, dog reactivity, shyness, fear, resource guarding, digging, chewing, leash reactivity) 

Maryam Kamali
Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Evaluator
Maryam [at]

Recent Blog Posts:

Does your dog listen to you everywhere?

Have you ever wondered why your puppy listens to you so perfectly when you are home, but it all changes the moment the two of you leave the house to go for a walk or to the dog park?

Here is one of the reasons why that happens…

Dogs don’t generalize! Your puppy may be a super star in your living room, but that doesn’t mean he will be as obedient outside of the house. The good news is that you can fix that by practicing all the commands in a lot of different locations such as your backyard, your neighbor’s yard, in the park, on your walks, at your friend’s house and everywhere you go with your precious dog.

That is how dogs learn that “sit” in the living room has the same meaning as “sit” in the park. And always remember to have patience and smile! Your dog can tell when you are happy and pleased with him… like us the primates, dogs love to hear a happy voice!

By maryam.