Pawsitive Dog Training

Behavior that’s rewarded is repeated. Get the results you want using positive reinforcement. Click below to learn more about how we can help!

We use only science-based training methods
and follow LIMA guidelines as well as the Humane Hierarchy.

We don't believe in using force, fear or pain when training dogs, which can actually have adverse side effects and is just a "quick fix" without identifying the underlying cause for behavior. Traci is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Certified Behavior Consultant through CCPDT, who makes it a regular practice of obtaining continuing education from all of the leading professionals in her field. Her passion is working with dogs who are shy/fearful, dogs who exhibit reactive/aggressive behaviors, as well as setting puppies up for success now rather than having to fix problem behaviors later.

2022 Winner
Best Dog Trainer

virtual consultations

Let's discuss the goals you have for your dog and how we can help.

private sessions

The fastest way to get results since each session is tailored to you and your dogs needs and goals.


We are not offering group classes at this time. Please check back in the spring

Featured Classes

Puppy Preschool

Get your new puppy set up for success!  Puppy Preschool is the perfect class for puppies age 7-16 weeks to learn positive socialization, handling, as well as some basic behaviors.

adult first step

For dogs over the age of 1 year, teach your dog all of the basic behaviors in our beginning class.  We will talk about changing undesirable behavior your dog may have and how to best set your “teenage/adult” dog up for success.  Also learn the importance of enrichment, mental stimulation, and how to make it fun for your dog.

canine good citizen

Sponsored by the American Kennel Club, this is the perfect way to show off your dog’s skills!  Learn how to appropriately greet strangers, how to walk by another dog, as well as many other basic behaviors that you would use in real life situations.  This course consists of four one-hour classes, and the fifth week will be the CGC test. 

No words to describe the talent, skill and knowledge of Traci or what all happened and was covered on our 1st session with her today! We were amazed at how fast Sophie was getting everything she was teaching her. It was like magic! We learned so much from Traci we never knew before. We hope she will be part of our life with Sophie for a long time. We have daily exercises to do until we meet with her again for our next session. And Sophie bonded with her immediately!

Sharon Korte and Alex Herb

I adopted my first dog, Bodie, in 2014 when he was 2 years old. He suffers from separation anxiety and is reactive to some people, including (of all people) Traci! Traci has given me the tools necessary to help me help Bodie live a happy life (mostly) free from stress. She has been a life-saver and I don't know what Bodie and I would have done without her wisdom and inside into dog behavior.

Lindsay Hansen