Our Dog Training Approach

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 that we will customize to fit 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.


Positive, Stress-free Training Options

Group Classes

Group classes cover a wide variety of training, everything from basics for a new puppy, foundational skills for the family dog, advanced skills, as well as training and testing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Trick Dog titles.

Private Training

One on one training in your home, on your busy schedule. Private training may be needed for addressing certain behavior issues or if your schedule doesn't allow you to attend group training classes.

Help me decide

Not sure between group training vs private lessons? We'll give you a few examples to help you decide. You can always contact us if you're still not sure.

Meet the Training Director

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, force-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)
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
  • Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI)
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers member
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • American Kennel Club Trick Dog Evaluator
  • American Safety & Health Institute Certified Pet First Aid