Training Classes

Training classes are offered at both our Lansing and Okemos locations.



Meet Janet Smith

Janet Smith has over 25 years experience working with pet owners, she is the former owner of Good Dog! Training in Haslett Michigan. Now she is back in Lansing with personalized pet services designed to make working with your dog enjoyable and affective. Janet arrives in your home for a series of In Home Lessons and then it is followed up with Public Practice sessions. All training equipment is included along with lifelong support. You will know exactly what the training will cost up front and you have her assistance with your pet for life. Find out why clients love working with Janet and why she is one of the most frequently referred trainers by the Lansing Veterinary Community.

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Meet Sara Alguire

Sara Alguire, KPA-CTP, believes that work should be play and learning should be fun! A public school educator for 31 years, Sara has lived this philosophy as a special education teacher, school social worker, and summer camp director. Sara began incorporating her therapy dog, Duchess, into her work with children in 2005. This experience opened her eyes to the healing power of the human-animal bond. She has since used this powerful tool in a variety of therapeutic settings.

Sara graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy and has been named a Certified Training Partner. Sara is committed to force-free training techniques that make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Sara has completed an intensive education process and demonstrated a high-level of skill in training dogs as well as teaching dog owners.

Sara uses American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommended techniques that focus on reinforcing desired behaviors, removing reinforcement for inappropriate behaviors, and addressing the emotional state and environmental conditions that drive undesirable behaviors.

Sara’s goal for every lesson is to create an experience that will enhance the bond between canines and their human caregivers! Click! Pawsitive Dog training offers:

  • Beginning and Intermediate level Obedience Classes
  • Group/Private coaching for Service & Therapy dog candidates
  • Group/Private coaching to decrease leash reactivity
  • Private Obedience Training
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing

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