Pawsitive Performance K9 is an all-breed professional dog training company serving the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. We help our customers achieve any dog training goals they may have for their dog. Whether you just need to potty train your puppy, or teach your old dog new tricks, Pawsitive Performance K9 will provide you with the knowledge and tools to reach your goals!
When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your pets can demand. With years of satisfied owners and loved pets, you can rely on us!
We offer much more than a basic introduction to training your dog. Pawsitive Performance K9 will blow your mind with the latest dog training concepts. We stay up to date and constantly pursue a higher education so we can acquire a deeper understanding of dog behavior.
“Brian, I want to thank you for all you’ve done for Dan and myself and for Timber and Amos. Before your intervention it was nearly impossible to have anyone over as the dogs just went bonkers with continuous barking and jumping on our guests. With Timber’s high energy and Amos’ lack of obedience, our home was in a state of constant chaos. You were able to teach us the skills we needed to gain our dogs’ respect and view us as their leader. They are now able to accept people in the home without all commotion. While Timber may always be enthusiastic, she no longer mauls people in her exuberance. I’ve never seen as hard headed a dog as Amos, but through your persistence in working with us and patiently explaining things, sometimes over and over time and again, he is much more manageable. Most importantly, I believe you probably saved Amos’ life. His aggression towards us was escalating and he was biting us more frequently. Again, you were able to give us the information and physical tools we needed to gain control of him. Without your knowledge and experience in working with this type of dog, I know we were eventually going to have to put him down. For that Brian, I can never repay you. Over the years with other dogs, we’ve probably spent thousands of dollars on trainers and received much less than what you gave us. There may be many good trainers but not many great trainers. And of the great trainers, fewer still have your ability to communicate as clearly with both dogs and their people. Please feel free to use my name and phone number as a reference. My many thanks and best wishes.”
“Brian started my young german shepherd male Orion vom Kistha Haus, call name Rye when he was 16 weeks old. All of the training was done with motivation and food type reward and I could not be happier with the outcome. Rye has a true love of obedience and always tries to please me all of this due to the foundation work Brian did with him as a pup.”
“Brian is an amazing trainer with a true love for dogs.”
Feel free to contact me for referral.
Finding an experienced, knowledgeable and caring dog trainer these days is very difficult. Previously, I had a horrible experience with a highly recommended "sport" dog trainer. My GSD (German Shepherd Dog) was physically mistreated while boarding and training for a Schutzhund title. My dog lost confidence and trust in people and basically shut down. I trusted this person, but now after this heartbreaking experience, I no longer trusted any dog trainer.
Brian had previously trained my GSD as a puppy in basic OB (Obedience). He used POSITIVE methods of training and clearly stated and showed me how to apply those methods. We did awesome with Brian's help and I was very pleased with the final results, as I know he was too! My puppy had confidence and I had high expectations that we would do well in whatever activity we pursued. Unfortunately, the "sport" trainer destroyed my dog’s confidence and I thought all was lost.
I contacted Brian and we discussed the situation. Long story short, Brian not only helped restore my dog’s self-confidence, but mine also. My GSD is still in training with Brian as a PPD (personal protection dog) and his confidence level is amazing! I feel very confident and safe knowing I have such a wonderful dog protecting me.
Fast forward a few years now. I have a Dobie pup, (Blade), who is a high drive, powerful, "hard" dominant dog. He will challenge you and can be very difficult to handle. Although, I have the knowledge to train for basic OB, Blade needs professional training with someone who is experienced and knowledgeable in handling this type of dog. I also need the experience training and handling him.
Blade and I have been training with Brian for a couple of months now. He is off leash OB trained and a much more manageable, respectful and fun dog to be around. Blade will eventually be trained as a PPD and I know Brian will do an excellent job training him. We are very fortunate to have Brian training Blade from the beginning.
Brian, I can't THANK YOU enough for helping my GSD to regain his self confidence and trust in people. Blade is going to be an awesome all around dog thanks to your professional training. You are a phenomenal trainer with a true passion for training dogs. I would not have any reservations about leaving any of my dogs with you if it were ever needed.
Please feel free to use us as a reference or take Blade with you as your demo dog. You will always have our complete trust and respect! Most importantly though, our dogs trust, like, and respect you and that's what matters!
Best Regards Always,
Kim and Dale