Positive Paws
Dog Training School

   Positive Paws is a full-service dog training school located in Dutchess County, NY.  We have been serving the Hudson Valley area since 2000 offering Basic Obedience & Manners, Therapy Dog Training, Canine Good Citizen Training, Agility-4-Fun, Tricks and much more!  

Our Mission

    At Positive Paws, our instructors strive to help owners have a positive, long-term relationship with their dog.  By using humane, gentle & fun training techniques along with behavior modification we hope to help owners teach their dogs how to be well-mannered pets. 


We offer both Group Classes and Private Training in the following areas: 

  1. Basic Obedience & Manners

  2. Behavior Problem Solving & Modification

  3. Canine Good Citizen

  4. Therapy Dog Training 

  5. Tricks 

  6. Agility-4-Fun

  7. Rally Obedience

We also offer services focusing on Aggression,Temperament Testing and Behavior Analysis.

We have successfully been offering an INNOVATIVE, POSITIVE approach to training for People and their Pets for more than a decade!

News at Positive Paws 

Last updated 2/5/15

  1. B&B Boarding will not be available during 5/11-5/22 and 7/22-7/31.  Dogs may be picked up the Sunday before.  Picks ups from other locations can be made on 5/23 & 8/1 if necessary. 

  1. Agility will be starting April/May 2015!!

  1. K9 Nosework currently running on fridays.  A new BEGINNER K9 NOSEWORK is now running at 6:30pm on Fridays.  The Intermediate Level Class will continue at 7:30pm.

  1. Class Prices:  $150 when you pay at the door or online via Paypal.  $140 when you pre-register with (check/cash) payment and registration mailed in.   As always, $20 Off ($130) registration when currently enrolled students pre-register before they graduate.

  1. Visiting Pet Pre-Screenings:  $40 and it only takes a half an hour.

  1. Visiting Pet Classes starting February/March 2015 Thursdays at 8pm.

  1. Pet Partners Evaluation:  TBA

  1. Bed, Bath, Biscuit & Beyond Boarding and Training Services Now Available!  

For more information please visit the link!


Phone:  845.635.8977            E-mail:  positivepaws@aol.com