PAWSitively Obedient

PAWSitively Obedient We aim to strengthen the human-animal bond through reward based training and behavior modification. We are here to help teach YOU how to train YOUR dog.
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We use positive reinforcement techniques to help you train your dog of any age. We specialize in puppy classes, as well as Good Manners classes, and Canine Good Citizen training. Positive reinforcement training uses motivation and reinforcement to help your dog learn how to behave while creating a bonding experience for you and your dog.

We still have a few spots open for our next Puppy Happy Hours! These sessions are important socialization times where we...
12/02/2023

We still have a few spots open for our next Puppy Happy Hours! These sessions are important socialization times where we focus on helping your pup regulate big feelings that are present during playtime. We structure the play with multiple rest breaks to help puppies learn how to calm down quickly once getting super excited. We also make sure to interrupt any inappropriate play before it gets out of hand, ensuring all puppies have a positive experience with other dogs.

Joins us on Dec. 9th at 9:30 am (Puppies Under 6 months) and 10:45 am (Puppies 6 months to 1 year) in our Hanover location. Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1489
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PLEASE NOTE: To participate in our Puppy Happy Hours! your dog MUST be vaccinated for kennel cough. We also highly recommend canine influenza vaccines for your dog.

Unlock your dog's artistic side with this one of a kind workshop. Your dog may not be the next Van Gogh but they are a s...
11/30/2023

Unlock your dog's artistic side with this one of a kind workshop. Your dog may not be the next Van Gogh but they are a star in your eyes!

Trainer Vic will walk you through the steps of making a masterpiece with your pup worth gifting during the upcoming Holidays.

When? Saturday Dec. 16th at 11:30am
Where? Our Hanover location - 56 B St. Hanover

Spots are filling fast- sign up today! https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1494

Bingo came to PAWSitively Obedient after she was adopted as a young pup who had no previous training. The entire world i...
11/29/2023

Bingo came to PAWSitively Obedient after she was adopted as a young pup who had no previous training. The entire world is just SO exciting for her and she was a pulling, jumping machine. Her moms wanted extra help training to help really reinforce impulse control skills and more.

Bingo has really been excelling as she is working both with her moms in our classes and with trainer Janice at Day Training.

Positive training has been such a wonderful experience for her and her family. We look forward to helping Bingo continue to thrive with her newfound skills. ❤️

We are aware of and are taking appropriate precautions regarding the respiratory illness that has been affecting dogs in...
11/29/2023

We are aware of and are taking appropriate precautions regarding the respiratory illness that has been affecting dogs in the US. Please check your email for our updated policies regarding keeping your dogs safe while also allowing for necessary training to continue for your puppy.

From the linked article below:

"Though dog owners are advised to be careful, experts also clarify that owners should use caution rather than worry, offering the following tips to help protect dogs from respiratory illnesses:

Reducing contact with large numbers of unknown dogs. Just like with other respiratory pathogens, the more contacts your dog has, the greater the risk of encountering a dog that’s infectious.
Reducing contact with sick dogs. This can be harder to determine but if a dog looks sick (coughing, runny nose, runny eyes), keep your dog away from it.
Keep sick dogs at home and seek veterinary care.
Avoid communal water bowls shared by multiple dogs.
Ask your veterinarian for advice on which vaccinations your dog should have. Common vaccinations include canine influenza, Bordetella and parainfluenza.
If it's sick, consider having your dog tested with a PCR test to help determine the causative agent (viral/bacterial), if possible.
Williams had a simple message for dog owners: “Don’t panic.” He also said dog owners should make sure that their pets are up to date on vaccines, including those that protect against various respiratory illnesses."

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/researchers-appear-to-identify-source-in-mysterious-respiratory-illness-that-has-sickened-dogs-in-several-states/3284934/

Thank you to these three awesome pups: Peter, Auggie, and Brooklyn for coming out today for our Social Outing at Tubbs M...
11/25/2023

Thank you to these three awesome pups: Peter, Auggie, and Brooklyn for coming out today for our Social Outing at Tubbs Meadow in Pembroke! 🎉🎉🎉

It's Small Business Saturday! We wanted to take a moment to thank all of YOU for trusting us with training your dogs. We...
11/25/2023

It's Small Business Saturday! We wanted to take a moment to thank all of YOU for trusting us with training your dogs.

We love what we do and it is our honor to help bring a sense of calm and sanity into your homes.

Did you have a positive experience with PAWSitively Obedient? We'd love to hear about it! Please share a review on our page or Google listing.

There are only a couple spots left in our Good Manners II class starting next Wednesday, 11/29 at 6:30pm in our Pembroke...
11/24/2023

There are only a couple spots left in our Good Manners II class starting next Wednesday, 11/29 at 6:30pm in our Pembroke location.

Build on learned behaviors, improving your dog's fluency by adding distance, duration, and distractions - the three D's of dog training!

Bonus? You can join this handsome guy as he also is taking the class. How cute is Cooper?!

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1495

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!

This weekend is packed full of fun for you and your pup! Don't miss out on our Social Outing to Tubb's Meadow on Saturda...
11/22/2023

This weekend is packed full of fun for you and your pup!

Don't miss out on our Social Outing to Tubb's Meadow on Saturday at 10:30am.

Interested in learning more about K9 Nose Work? Try an intro class on Sunday! In Hanover at noon. Have you already taken Nose Work with your pup and want to do a drop in class? Join us at 11am in Hanover!

Thanksgiving may be a little stressful for our furry family members. Help them decompress with one these fun activities!

Head over to www.pawsitivelyobedient.com to sign up!

It's almost Thanksgiving and many of us may be planning for our pups' to also participate in the day's festivities. Unfo...
11/21/2023

It's almost Thanksgiving and many of us may be planning for our pups' to also participate in the day's festivities. Unfortunately the majority of foods prepared for our Thanksgiving table are not safe for our furry family members. Avoid sharing straight from your plate.

Instead, portion out some of these delicious foods before they are cooked with unsafe dog foods and seasonings and have a safe and healthy snack for your pooch on the big day.

Avoid giving fatty foods, foods cooked with onions or too much sugar or salt. Keep your pets in their own safe space such as a room or crate during the meal to ensure their safety and prevent a costly trip to the ER this Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Congratulations to our newest round of   - dogs and handlers! Tashi, Finn, Luna, Malachi, and Stanley have all come so f...
11/21/2023

Congratulations to our newest round of - dogs and handlers! Tashi, Finn, Luna, Malachi, and Stanley have all come so far thanks to their hard working owners! Hard work, consistency, and dedication to training paid off for these teams tonight! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Congrats to these two smart doggos who graduated Basic Day Training! For eight weeks these pups worked hard with our tra...
11/15/2023

Congrats to these two smart doggos who graduated Basic Day Training! For eight weeks these pups worked hard with our trainers to improve their manners and confidence. Good job Rocket and Mia!!

Walk off some of that Thanksgiving feast while also joining us for an Out and About on Saturday, November 25th at Tubbs ...
11/14/2023

Walk off some of that Thanksgiving feast while also joining us for an Out and About on Saturday, November 25th at Tubbs Meadow in Pembroke!

Enjoy an hour outside in the fresh air exploring with your pup while brushing up on some training together on this trainer led out and about activity.

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1503

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Dolly is a newly adopted sweetheart whose family reached out for help with basic behaviors as well as help with helping ...
11/12/2023

Dolly is a newly adopted sweetheart whose family reached out for help with basic behaviors as well as help with helping her navigate her new world. For example, trucks are very scary for her so trainer Palestina introduced some foundation behaviors to help Dolly feel more confident. Dolly did fantastic- she’s a super smart pup!

Do you need help with your pup? We are available for private training in the comfort of your home! Send us a message at [email protected] for more information!

Our next Puppy Kindergarten Level I class begins Monday November 20th in Pembroke. This class is the perfect foundation ...
11/09/2023

Our next Puppy Kindergarten Level I class begins Monday November 20th in Pembroke.

This class is the perfect foundation class for your new puppy up to 18 weeks. You will learn basic manner skills, management techniques for preventing unwanted behavior from your pup as they learn, house training advice, and more. The end of class also includes structured puppy play where handlers will learn what is appropriate play behavior and how to prevent play from getting out of hand.

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1505

11/08/2023

Zues is wondering why you haven't signed your pup up for a trial day for Day Training! He has been loving his time learning one on one with our wonderful trainers as well as structured puppy play during his Day Training days.

Zeus' family reports his manners have improved and the foundation we are giving him here has been so helpful as they train him at home! Do you need help with your puppy's training? Do you want additional reinforcement for skills your puppy is learning in class? Day Training may be a great next step!

Sign up for your triall day here: https://pawsitivelyobedientappointments.as.me/schedule/d3994e47/?categories%5B%5D=Drop%20off%20Training

Get a jump on some   for your pup! Look at our new arrivals from  ! Toppl Stoppers, Funnls, Qwizl, Stuffed toys and more...
11/07/2023

Get a jump on some for your pup! Look at our new arrivals from ! Toppl Stoppers, Funnls, Qwizl, Stuffed toys and more! Grab one the next time you are in for training!

JUST ADDED: Introduction to K9 Nose Work - 6 week class - with instructor Maureen Dwyer, in Pembroke! This class is your...
11/02/2023

JUST ADDED: Introduction to K9 Nose Work - 6 week class - with instructor Maureen Dwyer, in Pembroke! This class is your first step into the world of scent work and will showcase how your dog uses their incredible sense of smell to locate food hidden in a box. Nose Work will build confidence in your dog, while expending mental and physical energy too! Thisis an opportunity for you to learn to read your dog’s body language and watch your dog have fun in this obedience-free zone! Working with boxes, builds the foundation that allows you and your dog to solve more complex search problems in the future. class dates: 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, and 1/6.

https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1501

So many graduates from Day Training this week! Congratulations to (clockwise starting top left) Sookie, Domino, Jaxon, a...
11/01/2023

So many graduates from Day Training this week!

Congratulations to (clockwise starting top left) Sookie, Domino, Jaxon, and Seeger! These pups worked hard learning with our Day Training instructors and all have improved manners and social skills with people and dogs!

Bravo pups!

Happy Halloween from PAWSitively Obedient!! Stay safe tonight. Are you dressing your pup up? Share their costume in the ...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from PAWSitively Obedient!! Stay safe tonight. Are you dressing your pup up? Share their costume in the comments!

Our latest Puppy graduates! 🥳🥳
10/30/2023

Our latest Puppy graduates! 🥳🥳

We only have a few spots left for our next Curbing Adolescence class starts Sunday 11/5 at 1:30pm. Curbing Adolescence i...
10/29/2023

We only have a few spots left for our next Curbing Adolescence class starts Sunday 11/5 at 1:30pm.

Curbing Adolescence is a class designed for your dog in their teenage months. Dogs enter adolescence between 6 months – 2 years of age. Dogs in their teenage years can struggle with over the top excitement, short attention spans, and it is very common for new unwanted behaviors to arise. This is not your basic obedience class. This class focuses on attention or engagement games, building a relationship with your dog amongst distractions,, and how to create a thinking dog. We utilize Leslie McDevitt’s number of pattern games to help our teenage dogs get a handle on their big emotions and focus attention to us in the real world.

🐾 Dogs should have some basic training cues on board already such as – sit, down, come, stay (without distractions)

🐾 Dogs can join this class after a level I or level II class; it really depends on when they hit their adolescent development period.

🐾 If you have done training elsewhere and wish to join this class, you MUST do either a consultation for training or a private training session. Please email us at [email protected] to set something up.

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1466

Beau here letting you know you only have until Monday to sign up for the Puppy Kindergarten Level II class that starts W...
10/28/2023

Beau here letting you know you only have until Monday to sign up for the Puppy Kindergarten Level II class that starts Wednesday 11/1 at 7:15pm in our Hanover location!

This continuing education class is a great way to keep your puppy's training going strong as the behaviors you learned in Puppy Kindergarten I are built upon for better reliability. Training doesn't stop after one class- the first two years you have with your dog are the most important to build a solid foundation of training.

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1456

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we wanted to remind you of some safety tips for your pets during the evening's festi...
10/27/2023

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we wanted to remind you of some safety tips for your pets during the evening's festivities.

Keep candy away from your dog, especially any containing chocolate or xylitol. Get your daily walk in early, before all the spooky decorations and costumed pedestrians are out which can scare your pet. Settling your dog in for the evening with a nice chew or Kong in a quiet room away from the hustle and bustle of the night is a great way to keep your dog happy and calm while ensuring your pup can't escape as you greet trick or treaters at the door.

Click the following link for more tips from the ASPCA!

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/halloween-safety-tips

We have some great opportunities to either introduce your dog to the sport of K9 Nose Work or help them practice skills ...
10/24/2023

We have some great opportunities to either introduce your dog to the sport of K9 Nose Work or help them practice skills coming up. Nose Work is amazing for building confidence, increasing a bond with your pup and is just naturally fun for your dog to do!

Sunday 10/29:

Drop in K9NW class for dog and handler teams looking to practice their skills at 11 am

Introduction to K9NW class for dog and handler teams looking to give Nose Work a try at 12 pm

Learn more here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.com/dog-sports-classes/

Canine Good Citizen Prep class graduates: Stanley, Finn, Luna, and Candi! These four handlers and dogs have gone above a...
10/22/2023

Canine Good Citizen Prep class graduates: Stanley, Finn, Luna, and Candi! These four handlers and dogs have gone above and beyond! The AKC CGC test is a hard one but we’ve all made great strides in the right direction. Keep up the good work teams! 🥳🥳🥳

Lylla, Brooklyn, and Arya graduated from Good Manners II today. They each have improved so much through their training, ...
10/22/2023

Lylla, Brooklyn, and Arya graduated from Good Manners II today. They each have improved so much through their training, and their owners continue put in the time and dedication. We will see you guys again soon! 🎓🐾🥳👏🏻

Congrats to these hard working, awesome Puppy level 2 graduates: Winnie, Oliver, Milo, Zora, Lily, Sadie, Banjo, and Blu...
10/22/2023

Congrats to these hard working, awesome Puppy level 2 graduates: Winnie, Oliver, Milo, Zora, Lily, Sadie, Banjo, and Blue! It’s been a great 6 weeks of continued training with these two classes! We hope to see you all again soon. 🐾🎓🥳👏🏻

Lots of graduates recently 🎓🎓 Pretzel 🥨, Lily, and Andy completed our ✨NEW✨ Confidence Building class, Charlie completed...
10/19/2023

Lots of graduates recently 🎓🎓 Pretzel 🥨, Lily, and Andy completed our ✨NEW✨ Confidence Building class, Charlie completed in-home sessions, Quincy, Cooper, and Kuma completed Reactive Rover group class, Gus and Chief completed our special small breed class - Tiny Dog Skills -, and miss Drama completed our Beginner Day Training package! 🥳🥳 We are so great full to be able to offer so many different classes and services!

It's pumpkin season! Did you know that pumpkin is not only safe for dogs to eat, it is beneficial? "Can dogs eat pumpkin...
10/12/2023

It's pumpkin season! Did you know that pumpkin is not only safe for dogs to eat, it is beneficial?

"Can dogs eat pumpkin? ... The short answer is yes, dogs can eat pumpkin. In fact, if prepared correctly, pumpkin can be a beneficial addition to your pet's diet. It's naturally rich in fiber as well as vitamins A, C, and E and minerals like potassium and iron. You can access pumpkins seasonally when they're available or year round by purchasing canned pumpkin."

Our friends at have a great article about how to supplement your pup's meals with this super food.

https://www.hillspet.com/dog-care/nutrition-feeding/can-dogs-eat-pumpkin

Back to school time is even for puppies! Our next Puppy Kindergarten Level I starts Monday 10/16 at 7:15pm in our Hanove...
10/10/2023

Back to school time is even for puppies! Our next Puppy Kindergarten Level I starts Monday 10/16 at 7:15pm in our Hanover location. This class is for puppies 8 to 18 weeks of age.

Secure your spot before its full! This 7 week course will get your well on your way to establishing a wonderful training relationship with your newest canine companion!

Sign up here: https://pawsitivelyobedient.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/index.aspx?schedule=1454

To honor Indigenous People's Day we wanted to share some fascinating information about the ways American Indian cultures...
10/09/2023

To honor Indigenous People's Day we wanted to share some fascinating information about the ways American Indian cultures have long honored dogs.

http://www.native-languages.org/legends-dogs.htm offers a great compilation of Native mythology from various tribes about dogs!

"Dogs usually play the role of loyal helpers and friends of men in Native American folklore, just as they do in most other world mythology. Many Native American folktales have to do with the proper treatment of dogs-- people who are kind and generous to their dogs are often rewarded, while people who abuse, disrespect, or even annoy dogs are harshly punished."

📸 credit DARYA PONOMARYOVA/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Ocho just finished up 8 sessions of private training with Palestina with the main goal of building confidence. For the f...
10/08/2023

Ocho just finished up 8 sessions of private training with Palestina with the main goal of building confidence. For the first time today he wagged his tail during the session! His mom and him have a much stronger bond and he has learned quite a few new coping skills for navigating the outside world. Good job Ocho!!

Congrats to these puppy level 2 graduates: Leeloo, Nilly, Hudson, and Penny! 👏🏻👏🏻 We hope to see you soon in another cla...
10/06/2023

Congrats to these puppy level 2 graduates: Leeloo, Nilly, Hudson, and Penny! 👏🏻👏🏻 We hope to see you soon in another class.

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56 B Street Unit D
Hanover, MA
02339

Opening Hours

Monday 2pm - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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(781) 837-1510

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We use positive reinforcement techniques to help you train your dog of any age! We specialize in puppy classes, as well as Good manners and Canine Good Citizen training! Positive reinforcement training uses motivation to help your dog learn how to behave while creating a bonding experience for you and your dog! We are here to help teach you how to train your dog!


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