Bessey’s Positive Paws (BPP) is a family owned business in Whitefield, Maine committed to serving the Augusta and surrounding areas with the finest training available.
The first of the 2019 class schedule is now available.
Now Offering Drop In Classes! Drop-In Class is designed for graduates of the Basic Class and whose dog doesn’t express shyness or fearfulness towards other dogs or people. It's a fun, affordable and convenient way to maintain and polish what you've learned so far as well as move on to advanced leash obedience. "Drop-In" means you can show up every week, once a month...whatever you want. Obviously you will advance faster by coming regularly but people love the flexibility!
Do you want:
To fix old habits and teach your dog new & approved ones?
Be proud to take your dog with you anywhere?
Have your dog greet others appropriately?
Have your dog and cat live harmoniously together?
Your dog to come when you call him?
I can help you achieve these and more! We offer something for everyone.
Most of us want to include our dogs fully in our lives, which is much easier when we give them boundaries and skills with real-life relevance. BPP uses a program to promote training of practical skills to improve the bond between people and their canine companions through positive reinforcement. Reward-based training is fun for both owner and dog! BPP strives to create a safe, positive environment in which owners and dogs can enjoy learning and training together.
Small classes allow for individual attention from the trainer. Bessey’s Positive Paws encourages the whole family to be involved in the training process. We specialize in family/companion dog training, dog communication and addressing common misconceptions about dogs. Understanding the fundamentals of dog training and behavior are the small steps needed to work towards the bigger picture. Being able to think like your pet is a valuable skill and the combination will take you far in training.
Bessey's Positive Paws opened in 2013. Erin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, has a bachelors degree in Zoology and has been training professionally for close to 15 years.
Small classes allow for individual attention from the trainer. Bessey’s Positive Paws encourages the whole family to be involved in the training process. See what we have available for classes.
Have a question about class availability or what would be the best class for your dog? We are always happy to help.
"Erin is awesome! Our chocolate lab Razzle went through both of the puppy classes and Erin was a great instructor and gave us individual attention when needed. Erin always had great suggestions for problems we were having – C.S."