Private lessons are at the core of what we do. Karlene will come to your home or meet you in a public location and work one-on-one with you and your dog, or dogs! Private lessons allow us to customize our training to fit what you and your dog need.
Group classes are an economical and enjoyable way to train your dog. Classes typically meet once weekly for an hour, for six weeks. Group lessons provide your dog with opportunities for socialization that are more difficult to achieve in private lessons, and provide ample opportunity to practice with distractions.
Getting puppies off to a great start is one of the most important things we do. Puppy training can occur through private or group lessons, and set you and your puppy up for a lifetime of success. Karlene is also an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, and can help you and your pup achieve this certification.
Service & Assistance Dogs
Dogs help us in many ways. Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therepy Dogs all play very different roles. Karlene understands the unique function of each type of dog. She can help you train your dog to accomplish the tasks he needs to do to assist you or others. She will also educate you so you know and comply with the law.
Behavior Consultation and Modification
Many people find themselves dealing with things such as Seperation Anxiety, Resource Guarding, Aggression towards people or other dogs, Leash Aggression, Noise Phobias and more. Karlene will help you modify your dog’s behavior using scientific and humane methods.
Evaluation and Testing
Karlene is an AKC CGC and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator. She is also a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, and a Therepy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.
There are lots of different type of dog competition. Conformation, Jr. Showmanship, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Treibball, Barn Hunt . . . the list is extensive. Karlene can help you train for many of the dog events you’d like to take part in.
Karlene is an experienced and engaging speaker. She has made presentations to vet students at universities, done question and answer sessions at public events, presented to 4-H groups and trained adults and children in approaching and handling dogs safely. She is available to speak to businesses to help them understand Service Dog law and how it impacts them, to community groups on a variety of dog-related topics, to help train rescue volunteers, and to work with children in schools or other settings. 77% of all dog bites come from a family dog or a friend’s dog. Stop the 77 has a well-organized plan to help children understand the right way to interact with dogs, filled with handouts and engaging videos. Karlene is a Stop the 77 presenter and will come to your school free of charge to talk with the children.
Selecting a dog can be overwhelming. Whether you’re purchasing a dog from a breeder or picking a pup from a shelter, there is a lot to consider. Karlene will work with you to choose the best dog for your family and your purpose.
What our clients say
Shirley Rose Glisson
Karlene is clearly a superior dog trainer, but her greatest strength may be in teaching the humans how to get the best from their dogs.
Karlene has helped me work with my dogs on numerous issues ranging from puppy class to behavioral issues. I have taken puppy classes, adult obedience and one on one work. I was extremely thankful for her knowledge and patience. I highly recommend her.
“From basic obedience to serious behavioral issues, Karlene is the lady to go to for all of your dog training needs. I have known Karlene for many years and she has been a valuable resource to me and my crew. Positive training methods, effective and easy to implement techniques at this training facility. Wouldn’t trust our dogs to anyone else.“
Karlene did an excellent job training me and my rescue dog Zoey! I constantly get comments on how well behaved Zoey is and how well she follows my commands. She is the Lee county dog whisperer, she has a way with dogs that I have never seen before. Our Zoey loves her and so do we!
“Karlene was so great with my mini dachshund. She was so tuned in to my pup’s behavior and stature that she was the first professional to notice my pup had a back issue. Karlene cares so much about the dog’s well-being and I am so grateful for my pup’s time spent with her.”
We have had a few training sessions with Karlene (with more to come) and she has helped us establish a way to communicate with our puppy. This has made all the difference in obedience and training, and we’re off to a great start. Training with Karlene was the best decision we made after bringing a new family member home.
I have seen amazing results, time after time, with Karlene’s positive training methods. She has a wonderful gift for teaching dogs AND their owners, which makes all the difference in ongoing training for years to come. I highly recommend Pawsitive Results Dog Training for your pups!
Ms. Karlene was amazing with our German Shepherd Faith! She had Faith listening and understanding in no time and she gave us the tools we needed to continue with the training! Amazing dog trainer and excellent person to work with.
Karlene is the best, most knowledgeable trainer I have ever come across. In my 20+ years as a dog owner, I have been through many different obedience trainings, and my husband and I both agree that the experience and expertise she brings is unmatched for anything from basic obedience to specific behavior issues. Karlene, you are a gift!!
I’ve worked with a number of dog trainers over the years and Karlene is at the top of my list. Over the past 6 years she has not only helped me with my own dogs but also with a number of foster dogs who were able to go into loving forever homes after smoothing out the rough edges. Karlene understands both dogs and the people who love them. She is insightful and will clearly explain what is going on with your beloved pet and how to work positively with him or her.
In the past 10 years, I have sought advice on different issues from Karlene and have found her to be gracious with her time and her vast knowledge of animals. She is devoted to the care and well being of all animals and I have recommended her to friends and family in the years since Amos and I were her students.
Karlene’s tips and advice over behavioral issues, food choices, medications and spay and neuter dilemmas I’ve had has helped very much. With all the information and differing opinions available on the internet, having a knowledgeable and trusted go-to source is very, very much appreciated!
We got Prissy from a rescue, and she showed behavior problems from the beginning… We were desperate and on the verge of returning her when we called Karlene. Karlene immediately began working with Prissy, and we saw improvement right away. Today she is a happy, well-behaved dog, but without Karlene’s help, patience and encouragement we might not have her today. Karlene worked wonders for both Prissy and us!
Karlene worked one on one with Samson in public and at my home. He was having aggression and dominance issues. She then took him out in public and taught him the correct way to interact with strangers. He became a therapy dog.
Twelve years ago I adopted my first pet dog from the humane shelter. Shortly after adopting my puppy I enrolled in a puppy class taught by Karlene. Karlene’s puppy class was extremely helpful. Izzy and I learned some basic commands and Izzy got some socialization time. I also got tips for successful crate training and house training and even how to teach Izzy tricks. Learning how to train my dog using positive reinforcement was an investment that is still paying off today.
Unleash your dog’s potential!