A new puppy can bring endless amounts of joy and happiness into your life, but they can also bring stress and worry — especially if they don’t respond well to training. At Positive Pets, a dog training company based in Boise, you can enroll your pup in classes, private lessons, or group training to gain confidence and learn obedience.
Positive Pets has been in business for more than 20 years, helping dog owners around Idaho teach their pets essential skills and good behavior. Learn more about the company, including where it operates and what it offers.
Where is Positive Pets located?
Positive Pets serves dog owners around the Treasure Valley, including Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Nampa, and Caldwell. The company runs two locations: in Boise (at 6675 Eisenman Road) and Meridian (at 2374 Cinema Drive).
What does the company offer?
With a range of classes and training options, Positive Pets has something for everyone. Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, you should be able to find a course that’s suitable for your pup’s needs and your schedule. The trainers have extensive background in animal training and grooming, so they’re well-equipped to take care of your pooch. Here’s a look at the different training sessions available from Positive Pets.
If you’re interested in giving your dog an immersive training experience (without you having to be physically present), then Positive Pets’ Transformation Academy might work for you. The company offers two options within the Transformation Academy: Stay & Train or Day Train.
Stay & Train is a popular choice for busy professionals or people who travel frequently and want to drop off their pup for extended training. Under this plan, your dog will learn new skills and command responses, even when common distractions are present. After Stay & Train is complete, the staff at Positive Pets will guide you through “Leadership Transfer” private sessions to give you the tools to keep up your pup’s good behavior.
On the other hand, Day Train provides your dog with the same skills but allows you to bring him or her home each night. For a period of 3-6 weeks, your dog will attend classes at the Positive Pets facility for one day per week. When you come pick them up, the trainers will give you a semi-private lesson so you can continue the positive habits at home.
Puppies are notoriously naughty, which is why early training is critical to instill a lifetime of good behavior. At Puppy Pre-School, your pooch will learn how to socialize with other dogs, how to obey commands, and how to stop biting and chewing. Heads up: if your puppy is less than five months old, you’ll need to bring proof of vaccinations.
Advanced Dog Training
Once your furry friend has mastered the basics, you can choose to enroll him or her in advanced or specialty classes. Positive Pets can instruct your pup on how to perform tricks, behave off-leash, or even retrieve items for you.
Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or simply don’t have time to train your four-legged friend, Positive Pets can teach your pup essential skills, obedience, and tricks to make life easier for your entire family.
For more resources and ideas on pet ownership, check out the PetPonder blog.