Training is like going to school. It's a non-negotiable. Just as many go from elementary to high school to college to earn an education, your dog needs the same.
The Magic Mat Method is that Advanced Placement course your dog needs to bring out YOUR confidence and your pup's while you teach your dog to make choices that lead you on a path to an amazing relationship of calmness and relaxation with your dog!
"I didn't realize that the training would up the level of bonding we would have with our dog and enrich the relationship so much, and that's what we got from Get Pawsitive."
"The relax on the Magic Mat method is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me on earth. When things get chaotic around Sassy, she will regularly just lay down at my feet and wait. Her focus is on me, she’s mellow and she handles it."
When you complete the Magic Mat program, your dog will be more eager to self-calm and relax on his own:
I created the online self-study Magic Mat program when I realized that so many new dog owners were struggling with the nipping, jumping and begging. Dog owners would try to look for answers in their favorite dog magazines, youtube or ask for feedback in their local Facebook dog training 101 groups, but they weren’t really getting the help they needed in an organized roadmap. I've been working with dogs for almost 20 years and through it all I've found that every dog benefited from training mat work and true relaxation.
As a child I tried to save as many animals as possible. I'd bring kittens home and beg my parents to let me keep them (they always said yes). In 2001 I found myself jobless and wanted to give back to the animal community through volunteering at the local shelter. It was there where my eyes were opened to the power of allowing your dog to play an equal role in training through safe, force-free and humane methods.
Years later I now mentor and coach volunteers to work with shelter dogs. I’ve taught 1000s of dogs and owners how to create a happy, loving household with their dog. I've earned and maintain several professional certifications which are highly regarded in the dog training world. (KPA-CTP & CPDT) I also train other species like cats, chickens, pigs, horses and goats using these same methods so I know that if it can work for them, it can work for your dog!