Pawsitive Pooch

Dog Training

Pawsitive Pooch Dog Training has offered Puppy Socialization and Group Training Classes for over a decade and we have thoroughly enjoyed all our wonderful dog guardians and their delightful pups.As trainer and founder Kathleen O’Sullivan is spending more time in the Bay Area, we are not offering puppy socialization or group classes at this time and are switching to a new model of 1:1 training sessions.

New puppy?

Having trouble with potty training, chewing, biting, or your puppy ignoring you when called? Start now to have the dog of your dreams.

Newly adopted dog or challenging older pup?

Would you like your dog to walk nicely on leash, come when called and greet guests politely?

Naughty dog when out on walks?

Would you like your dog to walk calmly on leash while passing other dogs and people?

We can help!

Pawsitive Pooch Puppy

About Us

Pawsitive Pooch Dog Training

Science Based Dog Training Provided By Certified Trainers

Our goal at Pawsitive Pooch is for you to build a long-term relationship with your dog based on mutual trust and respect. We reach this goal by using positive reinforcement training techniques and avoiding physical punishment. Punitive training is inhumane, frequently results in an unhappy dog, and does not work long-term. It is a scientifically proven fact that positive reinforcement training strategies strengthen the bond between you and your dog and the behaviors you teach will be long lasting.

Pawsitive Pooch Graduate
Pawsitive Pooch Graduate

Behavior is one of the biggest reasons people give up their dogs to shelters and rescues, which is why Pawsitive Pooch is passionate about training you how to train your new puppy or dog. Pawsitive Pooch believes that dogs and their families deserve the very best life together.

"I strongly recommend Kathleen as a trainer for your puppy! There is no better way to get your puppy on the right path to being a well-behaved dog that everyone will enjoy than to take one of Pawsitive Pooch’s classes. Not only will your pup learn a lot, but you will too. I have known Kathleen for the past 18 years and have worked with her in many capacities around dog rescue, training, spaying/neutering. She’s the best!"

Cheryl WicksCo-FounderSammie’s Friends

Sammie's Friends
Kathleen & Lacey

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Pawsitive Pooch Dog Training

Professional Dog Trainer

Kathleen O'Sullivan


Kathleen, Lacey, & Bennie

Professional Dog Trainer

Jess Norman


Jess & Quincy

Pawsitive Pooch provides training in the Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Penn Valley areas.Our service rates:
$150 per 60 - 90 minute training session
Discounts are given for prepaid packages of sessions.
Contact us for more information.