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.


Recent Feedback on our Training
 

Claudia is an amazing trainer. I’ve done both personal and group training for my dogs. She is patient and effective! Her classes are also fun, and she offers a variety of different options! I highly recommend bringing your dogs to Naturally Pawsitive.
Lisa A.
Our first experience with Naturally Pawsitive was in July of 2018. We had recently got a 10 week old Cane Corso puppy, Banner. I knew that this time around I wanted to do positive reinforcement training and clicker training. I was convinced I could figure it out on my own and would have the perfect dog in a week! I soon realized I needed professional guidance and was so grateful to find Naturally Pawsitive... ...I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Claudia, both as a person and trainer...
Brooke C.
We brought our two puppies to Claudia's Puppy Start Right class. She is incredibly patient with the puppies and their people and gave us all the tools we need to have polite dogs. We will continue with her Family Dog classes and would recommend her to our friends.
Amy L.
Claudia takes the time to listen and provide one-on-one guidance. She customizes to a family’s needs when it comes to dog training and dog assistance. Claudia is a wealth of knowledge about all things dog related and how to maximize not only your dog’s skills and behavior but also your human/dog relationship. One of the best things you’ll find about Claudia is constantly up to date with new information about new trends, tips and tricks. You’ll find her passion contagious!
Katie T.
I can’t say enough about Claudia, she is extremely intelligent and when it comes to canines, she is a dog whisperer. When I needed help with Peanut, a pup I was taking care of she helped in his training and everything from coat care, dental care, and so much more. You will not find a more committed person when it comes to quality positive training. I highly recommend her to anyone with any breed of dog!
Alexandra D.

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, stress-free dog training and behavior modification methods. Naturally Pawsitive is both Veterinarian and Vet-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
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers Professional Member
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Supporting Member
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • American Kennel Club Trick Dog Evaluator
  • American Safety & Health Institute Certified Pet First Aid