We're all dog lovers at heart

Our dog training methodology helps dog owners and their families solve behavioral problems and achieve training goals in a positive, stress-free manner. Naturally Pawsitive works with you to identify your dog training goals and then turns your vision into reality. Using positive reinforcement, you will see your dog transform into an accelerated, enthusiastic learner who will retain that learning for years to come. 

Naturally Pawsitive offers both in-home and group class dog training. Private, in-home training is availble throughout central Connecticut within a 30 minute driving distance of Wethersfield. Additional fees are charged for towns beyond our service radius. We offer several training packages which can be tailored to your specific needs. See below for package details. Our group dog training classes are held in a spacious, modern facility located in Bloomfield CT. Group classes focus on everything from puppy and basic training to advanced obedience dog training. We also offer specialized classes tailored to dogs that get excited, worried, or just plain distracted by what's going on in the world.

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Calm Canine Training Package

Does your dog bark like crazy when the doorbell rings? Jump all over your guests as they try to come into your home? Overreact when seeing another dog on the street? Or maybe a different, unwanted behavior? We will come to you and address the problem where it is happening, giving you and your dog skills and help where you need it the most.

Puppy Training Package

A trained and properly socialized puppy is key to having a well-behaved family dog for years to come. You want to get your puppy off to the right start, but where do you begin? We demystify puppy raising and get you and your family focused on what your puppy needs during this developmental stage of life.

Good Dog Manners Training Package

Whether it's brushing up on basic obedience or bringing your dog's manners to a whole new level, we can help. The Good Dog Manners Training Package starts with an in-home consultation where we will develop a training plan tailored to your goals. We then implement the plan over four weekly sessions at your home or at another location.

American Kennel Club
Canine Good Citizen

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.

Nervous or Shy Dog Training Package

Does your dog startle at loud sounds? Shy away from people trying to pet them? Or is your dog excessively clingy, almost velcroed to you? The Nervous or Shy Dog Training Package is designed to increase your dog's confidence and give both you and your dog the tools and management techniques you need.

Claudia Barbuto, B.S., CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

Claudia Barbuto is the owner and Director of Training at Naturally Pawsitive LLC, offering customized, in-home training using positive, stress-free dog training and behavior modification methods. Naturally Pawsitive is both veterinarian and veterinarian behaviorist recommended.

Claudia's accreditations include:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers member
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • American Kennel Club Trick Dog Evaluator
  • American Safety & Health Institute Certified Pet First Aid

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