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

Claudia Barbuto is the owner and Director of Training at Naturally Pawsitive LLC. She offers both group classes and customized, in-home training using positive, force-free training and behavior modification methods. Claudia has years of experience training hundreds of dogs in the central Connecticut area. Naturally Pawsitive LLC is both veterinarian and veterinarian behaviorist recommended.

Claudia's accreditations include:

  • Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • American Kennel Club Trick Dog Evaluator

Claudia graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior and is a certified dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Claudia’s approach is based on positive training methods that are designed to help dog owners and their families solve behavioral problems and achieve training goals in a force-free, humane, and effective manner. Using event marking and positive reinforcement, owners will see their dogs exhibit accelerated, enthusiastic learning and retain that knowledge for years to come. Claudia is active in the community visiting eldercare facilities with her certified therapy dog as well as volunteering with numerous local rescue groups.

Naturally Pawsitive’s private, in-home training packages are available throughout central Connecticut and group classes are offered at a modern, spacious canine daycare and training facility located in Bloomfield CT. Training information and group class schedules are available at