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Im Kathy Uzarski and I'm the owner of Pawsitive Behavior Dog
Training. Through the use of positive reinforcement training,
I have been able to turn a lifelong love of animals into a rewarding
opportunity to help dogs and their owners live peacefully together.
After graduating with a BBA degree from Grand Valley State University,
I spent many years working in bank management. When my children
reached school age, I left my bank job and began homeschooling them.
We spent six wonderful years learning together each day, and then
we decided it was time for them attend a traditional school. This
allowed me to turn a part-time hobby of dog training into a full-time
Because many styles of training are harsh and inhumane, I knew
I needed to find an approach that would treat dogs with the kindness
and compassion they deserve. While researching different methods,
I found the work of renowned dog trainer Pat Miller. Pat is the
founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training Center, training
editor for The Whole Dog Journal, and a past president of the Association
of Pet Dog Trainers. I knew Pat was the person I was looking for
and so I traveled to Maryland to attend the Peaceable Paws Training
At the Academy, students study how dogs learn and how to humanely
achieve behavior modification. We also received hands-on experience
by working with local shelter dogs. At the conclusion of the course,
I graduated with honors and am now a Peaceable Paws Affiliate.
also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
For more about the training method I use, please click
if you're ready to get started, give me a call right now at 616-784-6917.