Learn about our instructors and their backgrounds in dog training.
Pawsitive Canine Training Center L.L.C. is a positive-based, family friendly dog training facility owned by Liz and her four-legged roomies. Located in Lowell, Michigan (east of Grand Rapids & Ada/Cascade, west of Saranac, Ionia & Lansing, north of Hastings and south of Rockford, MI). We train using Reward Based~Marker Training which provides a positive atmosphere for humans and their dogs.
We have been open over 10 years now, can you believe it!
Pawsitive Canine offers many classes year round, view our Class Schedule. http://www.pawsitivecaninetraining.com/classes2.html
Dog members of Pawsitive compete in Agility, Obedience, and Rally among other dog sport venues. Many are AKC Canine Good Citizens, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppies and Therapy Dogs for West Michigan Therapy Dog, WMTD Inc. Liz has over ten years in the Dog Therapy World, so is an excellent resource to help get involved in that venue.
Whether you have a competitive spirit or are just looking for something fun to try with your dog, Pawsitive Canine has plenty of options. Agility and Rally are some of the performance events our students enjoy.
We offer our Agility classes outside in our 10,000 square foot, fenced in area.
If you are interested in training beyond our PUPPY & BASICS classes (which we of course suggest), we offer an Intermediate obedience class that is the stepping stone to the next class of Advanced Obedience AKC Canine Good Citizen. Refer to our class description for class details.
We offer positive, rewards-based training programs tailored to help you develop your pet into a well-mannered companion. Training can begin with A.K.C.-S.T.A.R. Puppy Obedience (as young as 10 weeks old assuring at least the first set of four puppy shots, bordetella and a negative fecal have been completed) and Basic Obedience. We have instructors that are qualified to award AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificates (which the CGC is now a title through the American Kennel Club).
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Enroll online. You will get a confirmation email shortly, but not immediately. The confirmation is done by hand - it is not automated. This will only reserve a spot until we receive payment and vet records.
So if you don't get that email from Liz, call us.
You will be asked to provide copies of the vaccination records well BEFORE class to double-check that all are safe for class and to be with other dogs.