About Stay Positive
We don't just train dogs... we build human-animal relationships. By putting your pet's emotional well-being at the forefront of our training programs, we help you build a bond and two way communication system that will last a lifetime of adventures together.
Are you an overwhelmed new puppy owner not sure how to best set your puppy up for the most successful start? Are you overwhelmed with a wild teenage dog that's jumping on everyone, counter surfing, and causing mayhem? Do you want to take your dog to pet-friendly public places but their lack of manners embarrasses you? Or is your leash reactive dog making neighborhood walks miserable? We will help you with ALL of these issues during our signature training programs!
TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
About the Dog Walker: Meet Josh
I am an apprentice dog trainer learning positive reinforcement training methods from Elizabeth. I assist in many training and behavior modification sessions to learn how best to walk, teach, and interact with your pets.
I enjoy walking dogs and teaching good leash manners through patience and positive training. I can give your dog a potty and play break during the day while you are away and also help you with your dog's leash walking or leash reactivity homework by taking on daily practice walks for you.
In addition to walks in your neighborhood, field trips for puppy socialization and dogs learning good manners/Canine Good Citizen skills are also an option! This gives your dog a fun enrichment outing and training practice while you are at work or school.
I also offer in-home petsitting visits for dogs, cats, and other animals.
- Josh Faubion
About the Trainer: Meet Elizabeth
I am a certified multi species animal trainer that specializes in positive reinforcement. I have been training animals professionally since 2010 and am committed to using modern, scientifically-grounded, positive reinforcement training techniques.
My passion is in helping pets and their people understand one another and develop a mutually trusting and cooperative relationship. When you train with me, I will show you how to make training a fun game that you and your dog can enjoy together!
I teach dogs and puppies everyday manners, Canine Good Citizen obedience, tricks, and scent sports. I also specialize in solving leash reactivity issues using force-free behavior modification techniques.
I train cats tricks and film work, leash walking, and help solve cat behavior issues. I also train horses, donkeys, mini pigs, birds, reptiles, and many other animal species using the same principles of positive reinforcement and relationship building.
- Elizabeth Ann Craver CTDI
What Clients Say
" Elizabeth is the very best thing that could have happened to us as new dog owners! She has helped us so much in our effort to train our two Border Collies. Her consistently positive approach is not just refreshing , it works!!"
~ David and Beth
I understand first hand many of the same situations my clients are in, and the frustrations they experience with their dogs. I put myself in your shoes and share my own stories to make my clients feel at ease and realize that they are not alone. I am a compassionate and understanding trainer with people and animals alike.
Stay Positive is our name, and we mean it! We teach humans and animals alike with patience, kindness, and positive reinforcement. Many of our clients come to us stressed and overwhelmed with their dogs. Through our training programs we not only solve behavior issues and teach good manners, but we teach you how to see and enjoy the potential in your dog along the journey/
Dog training never ends, even once your dog graduates training classes. Every interaction your dog has, he is learning. My goal is to empower YOU with the knowledge and skills you need to continue training long after I am gone, so you can enjoy a lifelong partnership with your dog.