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.
Erin Bessey - CPDT-KA owner and operator of Bessey's Positive Paws is currently on maternity leave until early spring. E-mail inquiries and questions still welcome but please be patient while waiting for responses. Thank you!
Certified again for another 3 years! The CCPDT is an independent certification, not linked to any one persons school of training. Certificants have taken and passed the exam and continue to recertify to retain the credential.
As of March 2017, there were 3,088 CPDT-KA worldwide. The test includes topics like instruction skills, learning theory, ethology, equipment and animal husbandry.
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?
- Fido 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 methods minimize the use of punishment and are fun for both owner and dog! Combining contemporary knowledge with scientifically proven training techniques 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 who has been training professionally for well over 10 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."