Dog training isn't magic! Education, Patience and Time equals Pawsitive Results!
Our goal at Pawsitively Obedient is to add harmony to your home by working with you and your dog using scientifically proven methods which are force, fear and pain free. Positive reinforcement, reward based methods that teach both you and your dog while forming an incredible bond between you.
We come to you and work with your family in the comforts of your home where manners begin. The entire family and all family pets are welcome at some point during our sessions.
We are dedicated to not only provide you with the excellent dog training service that you are seeking but also at a price that is affordable and fits into your budget.
Tony, Theresa and I would love to hear about your furry family member and pictures are always welcome!
"I am so happy with the training for our family Pit, Fletcher. I highly recommend Pawsitively Obedient for all your training needs! Prices were the best around and they come to you! Score!!!!!"
Linda B, Columbia, SC
Here at Pawsitively Obedient, we feel that education is important. Ginger went back to school and received her certifications in canine obedience and behavior from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. Not only does she train dogs but she also teaches aspiring dog trainers as a CATCH Official Mentor Trainer. She later became a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with The American Kennel Club and trains as well as evaluates for the AKC CGC program. Ginger was also recognized and published by Blue Buffalo as their Highlight Trainer in 2016. More recently Ginger headed back to school to gain her education and certification in Service Dog Training as an SDC with Cooperative Paws in 2018 and was honored to be recognized as a featured student.
Working with our clients in their homes is something we approach professionally and with much respect.
Y'all know that being in the south, good ole southern hospitality is a must and we will be waving at your neighbors in your neighborhood and we may even have a friendly neighborhood walk when teaching little Rover to walk nicely on leash. So have your sweet tea and training treats ready and we will greet you with a big ole Pawsitively Obedient, South Carolina smile!
"Ginger and Tony were absolutely fantastic with our dog Sadie. from the first time you meet them it will be abundantly clear how much they truly care for dogs. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to train their dog. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed"
Anthony C. Elgin, SC
Theresa is a 2020 graduate of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy where she earned her certification in canine obedience training and behavior. She has proven herself to be invaluable to Pawsitively Obedient during the six months she has been a student with us.
Since graduating from CATCH she has become a full member of our team and we could not be more excited to have her join us.
Theresa was born and raised in Austria and was exposed to positive dog training methods from a very young age. She gained professional experience in human tracking as well as Schutzhund using positive methods.
Theresa's goal is to motivate others to use positive, fear free training and behavior modification methods with their dogs.
She wants all to know that she works with dogs because she speaks their language. For harmony, fun and peace in your home, she would like to teach you this language as well.
"Indy is a rescue Sheltie that I adopted November 1st, 2019 knowing he had significant behavioral issues that he may or may not overcome. Ginger and Teresa worked with Indy and me and he has moved mountains! I am beyond elated and feel that we both are happier and more empowered and looking forward to a long wonderful relationship together! Highly recommend these trainers!"
Colette S. Lugoff, SC
Pledge to be responsible for your dog's healthcare needs including proper nutrition and Veterinarian care. Provide clean water and exercise. Promise to provide adequate mental stimulation via toys games and positive reinforcement training. Give endless love and understanding!
I assure you, your dog THANKS YOU!
"In January I got a pound puppy from Palmetto Lifeline - the cutest, most relaxed dog that I had ever seen. Well....fast forward about a month and he was attacking the cat, bullying the dog and basically running circles around us at home. I was very close to trying to find another home for him. I contacted the shelter for a list of dog trainers and by luck dialed the right number and got Ginger on the phone. There are not enough kind words to say about Ginger and Tony. During the 6 weeks puppy classes we were family - they helped me with the highs and lows and owning a puppy. They helped with the aggression towards the cat and how to gain control in my life. Ginger not only helped the puppy but me as well get through this rough patch. I may not be from the south but I truly feel "blessed" to have Ginger and Tony in my life. Love you both!"
Vanessa S. Blythewood, SC