​Rally-O is back - starting Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm.

updated 01/21/17


ALL Students and Instructors are required to wear masks that fit properly at all times in the building. Masks are to be placed on before entering. Masks will be available if needed for a $1 fee.
Hand sanitizers - All who enter the building are required to use hand sanitizer as they enter.


DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY ILLNESS even if you are not running a fever. If there is a possibility that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are exhibiting any potential COVID-19 symptoms, please email me.


Teams in classes are limited to one handler. No additional family members or friends.
Class size may be limited to insure safe distancing.
Classes may be outside when possible. Masks and social distancing are still required at outdoor classes.
Instructors will direct students in and out of the building to maintain social distancing. 
Students may not linger outside of the building by the entrance. It is not possibly for another student passing you on the sidewalk to maintain 6 feet of social distance due to the width of the sidewalk.
Any student registering for classes MUST respect that every individual has a different comfort level for social distancing. If a student asks you to step further away for them to traverse past into or out of the building, you MUST do so.
Students are encouraged to bring all their own supplies, within reason. This minimizes contamination. Each student should bring their own drinking water and bowl for their dog plus any supplies.
Instructors or assistants will disinfect all equipment used and door handles in between each class.
Digital scanning thermometers are available.




Private Lessons:

  • $75 
  • $55 for Zoom lesson


Classes:  (classes are 6 sessions)

  • $160 ~  at the door/day of class 
  • $150 ~  register & pre-pay in advance by mail or paypal
  • $140 ~  current students who register & pre-pay before graduation

Visiting Pet

  • Pre-Screenings ~ Wednesday/Thursday by appointment
  • Classes - TBA

Pet Partners Evaluation: 

      * By appointment only


Bed, Bath, Biscuit & Beyond Boarding and Training Services

  • Boarding ~ $40-$75 per day
  • Boarding and Training ~ From $75 per day
  • ​Currently not available at this time. 






Group and Private Classes:

  • Basic Obedience & Manners
  • Behavior Modification & Problem Solving
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Therapy Dog Certification
  • Tricks 
  • Agility-4-Fun
  • Rally Obedience


  • Temperament Testing
  • Behavior Analysis
  • CGC Evaluator
  • Pet Partners Evaluator
  • Animal Behavior College Authorized Mentor/Trainer

Positive Paws is a full-service dog training school located in Dutchess County, NY. We have serviced the Hudson Valley area since 2000.

Our Mission
At Positive Paws, we assist owners in having a positive long-term relationships with their dogs.  Using humane, gentle (and fun!) training techniques with behavior modification, we help owners teach their dogs to be well-mannered family members.

Tel: 845-635-8977

Click Below to Register for Classes!

Positive Paws Dog Training