For when you live across the country or across the globe and still want quality training for your best pal! Our Zoom sessions can be for just about any topic – handling issues, basic manners, crate issues, loose leash walking, heeling, greeting people nicely, animal husbandry (handling, toe nail clipping, brushing, grooming, etc), aggression and reactivity or any other topic you’d like to fix! (And Zoom is FREE!).
An added benefit of working via zoom is the availability to record your lessons! That way you can go back and review each session, making sure you don’t miss or forget anything and review the coaching I give to you as many times as you wish. Win- Win!!!
When one has an aggressive or reactive dog, sometimes the best place to start training is in the safety of your own home or yard. Because let’s face it, outside in the real world can be fraught with fear (from both sides of the leash) and potential danger.
Single session: $85.00 per half hour
Single session: $150.00 per hour
Package of six, one hour lessons: $675.00
Timing – you have up to 6 months to complete your package. See my store to sign up.
“Working with Pam has been amazing. My dog’s name is Rhett and he is reactive to people, dogs, cats, small animals, really anything that spooks him. We had worked with a trainer for a couple years prior to meeting Pam. In that time, we used an e-collar and a prong collar to help in training. The training felt like it was making him worse. I had a handful of interactions that left me discouraged. We took about a year off of training and I was getting desperate to be able to walk my dog without him dragging me all over and scaring those that walked by us. That’s when I came across Pam. We made more progress in 2 months with Pam, than we did in 2 years with the other trainer. I remember having a moment where a dog came running out of a house and barking at Rhett, and Rhett lunged/barked once and took a second to look at me instead of continuing his behavior. That had never happened before, and I immediately had tears in my eyes. It might seem like such a small thing, but I was so proud of him in that moment. Previously, he would always be hyper-fixated on whatever was causing his reaction-I had never had an interaction where he paused for a second and made eye contact with me. That was the moment I knew we were doing the right thing by working with Pam. Training via zoom is also a fabulous way of training. Pam walks you through things step by step and is always willing to answer any questions you have. My favorite thing about training via zoom is the fact you have Pam in your ear, guiding you through situations that arise while training. She’s the best!! I will 100% continue working with Pam and I recommend her to anybody who has the same issues Rhett does. I can’t wait to see where our training will take us!! Thank you Pam for everything!!”
I honestly am so happy to have found Pam when I did. After joining households with my bf, my dog’s behavior (and my own lack of knowledge of how to handle him) was causing stress. We’ve done training before at a large chain pet store, but it never stuck. I looked for a trainer and found one that literally dozens of people recommended to me. I did one session with them and they were wanting me to use a prong collar which stressed my dog out so much he wouldn’t drink and then would drink so fast be made himself sick. Of course I couldn’t continue with that. Right away, I was doing more research and looking for a POSITIVE trainer. . . I found Pam, and I wish I’d found her sooner.
I joined the beginners class over zoom, and I’m only halfway through and can already feel a big difference in my relationship with my dog. He’s definitely paying more attention to me, and I think our relationship is only growing stronger because I feel more equipped to communicate with him and teach him instead of just being frustrated.
I am honestly so excited to keep learning and see what my dog and I are capable of learning together.
P.s. — my dog is four, so it’s not just for puppies
“I sent my small breed dog to a puppy training program from 8 – 20 weeks and then continued for another year. I didn’t realize that trainer used punishment (choke collar). His behavior went from sweet and happy, to very aggressive, subsequently becoming so aggressive that he was asked to leave the program. That is when I started searching for positive reinforcement training and found Pamela.
I’ve been training with Pamela via Zoom. The first few weeks Sky didn’t show much improvement, but Pam never gave up. On our last class, she helped me to understand that his early conditioning with the punishment based trainer was making him fearful to try anything new, which is why he was reticent to even move and we did a few exercises to help boost his confidence. After that one session, Sky is now showing huge improvement and is back to being his cheerful self!
Pamela not only helped me understand my dog better, she is also helping me become a better trainer. No matter what you and your dog went through, It’s never too late to un-learn (the old, traditional way) to re-learn (a positive reinforcement)! Don’t lose hope if you have a reactive or aggressive dog. There is always reasons why they act that way. Pamela will help you understand and solve the problem!” June George
In just two Skpye sessions with Pam, my dog and I already have made great progress on a number of behavioral issues. I came to Pam initially because my dog has issues around being handled, and Skype allowed Pam not only to identify how I could improve my approach, but also to see his body language. It’s like having your own personal trainer in the room with you!
Dana & Milo (Papillon, 11 months)
Living in rural Alaska has many perks, but one significant downside is having a 400 mile round trip to get to any animal services. Even if I lived in a more populated area, positive training techniques are not widely utilized.
I am in the process of working towards certification of Animal Assisted Therapy and was introduced to Pam’s book “You Can Train Your Dog” as a required text for a class. Although I greatly dislike reading, I found her book to be such a wealth of information and so easy to follow along. I recommended her book to many people and as Facebook is a primary source of connection to the outside world, I added her on Facebook. I was so delighted when she posted about offering Skype sessions, that I couldn’t pass up such an incredible opportunity and after 3 sessions I’ve gone in for the 6 session package.
I am very new to positive training methods and have never worked with a trainer before. This experience has been so immensely helpful and the way she breaks the steps down for the dogs to learn, has not only accelerated their learning, but also improved my abilities to understand where I’m needing to improve. Some of my dog’s behaviors that I’ve tried for months to change… within a matter of five minutes with Pam were effectively resolved. There are so many benefits to Pam’s Skype sessions, but even for people who live in areas where there are plenty of resources, the benefit of being able to work with your dog in their own environment is such a tremendous blessing. One of my dogs is a rescue that is completely shut down in any environment outside of the house and these Skype sessions have allowed her to engage in training and she is making incredible progress with real time analysis of her body language and responses.
I am greatly looking forward to continuing to work with Pam for quite a while and would recommend her Skype sessions to everyone!
I can’t say enough about how grateful we are to have found Pam Dennison. I have a fear reactive GSD and prior to Pam went through several trainers. For the last 6 weeks we have been training via Skype with Pam using positive reinforcement training. Oso and I are bonding like never before and I can see him starting to think and begin to make different choices. This is not cookie cutter training. Pam helps problem solve situations you encounter in your own day to day life along with foundations to use in various environments to work on desensitization of your dogs reactivity. Oso is a much happier dog since we started! Skype allows you to train in the comfort of your own home or take “class” with you if you have the data option and a laptop. Very very pleased.
Working with Pam remotely has been productive and fun! My dog and I were able to video chat with Pam and we learned just as much as we would have if we were with her in person. Pam models the behavior with her dog and then coaches us as we work with our dogs in the comfort of our own homes. Thank you, Pam, for continuing to train during this ever-changing time!
Kaitlyn with Melvin
My dog Cooper has come a long way with his training. He pulled so bad while on leash that I ended up in P/T with tendonitis of the ITB (basically my whole thigh) for 5 months. He was always so reactive while walking that we had to basically turn around and go home anytime there was a person or an animal in our path on our daily walks.
Now with just 6 weeks of working with Pamela Dennison he walks along cool as a cucumber. Heeling almost the entire way, and a real nice loose leash the rest of the time. A chipmunk ran right down the middle of the road right towards us yesterday and Cooper couldn’t have cared less! When he see’s other dogs he hops and pulls still…but no snarky barking and snapping anymore! This is HUGE. Big shout out to Pam Dennison’s Positive Dogs!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well our virtual dog training class went. I actually felt it was just as effective as being there in person. My dog responded well and I could easily see what Pam and others in the class were each doing. I received accurate feedback and coaching as I was working with my pup during each technique. I feel like my puppy can keep making progress while we are at home.
Pam is a remarkably talented and incredible dog trainer who loves dogs. She can read the most subtle body language and behaviors of a dog and tailor training to every dog’s quirks. She pulls amazing suggestions out of her incredible knowledge base to overcome what I see as insurmountable roadblocks. She breaks down training into small, easy steps that quickly turn into the behavior you’re working towards, and has left me thinking, “wow, we got it! How did she figure that out?” Her DVDs and online training are easy to follow and understand and she mostly employs dogs who are not already trained, which allows you to see the types of issues you might encounter instead of just the perfected end result. Because I recently moved, I started doing Skype/Zoom training with her and she has the logistics perfected, and our private sessions have been able to continue. If you want to learn easy steps to train your individual dog, Pam is the best. Her techniques are positive and rewarding for both the dog and handler!
We started online dog training with Pam 4 weeks ago and can’t be more happy about this. Online training is even better and more focused because our dog is learning inside the house which he knows and he’s less distracted. Pam is checking everything we are doing, fixing and suggesting better approaches in training. I could see results at the 1st session – my French Bulldog finally start listening me! And now he is doing Heel (almost) ;).
We are very thankful to Pam and will be starting training second dog soon.