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Pet Trainer

Welcome to the Pawsitive Steps Dog Training blog! I am Gayle Ballinger, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer in Seattle and my puppy is Dancer, a 12 week old Golden Retriever. I hope you enjoy being a part of the fun activities, training exercises and adventures we have!

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Puppy Proof Home

Tips To Help You Puppy-Proof Your Home Do you have, or are you getting ready to adopt a new puppy? If so, new puppies are so much fun, cute, loving, cuddly and sweet. But…they are also curious, energetic, and unintentionally destructive. Once that cute little guy or gal is home, keeping him and his surroundings […]

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Adopt Adult Dog

Usually when people talk about adopting a dog, we think they mean a puppy, but adopting an adult dog can be great. They are ready to love you and be loyal…These tips will help you make the right choice.

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Hire Dog Trainer

Whether you have a new puppy that has had no training or a more mature dog who needs a training “refresher” course,  you’ll need to make the decision of who will be doing the training…will it be you or will it be a professional?

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Dogs on Vacation

Vacations! We look forward to traveling, relaxing and lots of fun for those precious few days we have freedom to go play. Taking your Best Friends can be much more fun than leaving them behind, no matter how much you like and trust your pet sitter. However, taking Rover along requires some simple preparations for […]

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Dog Bedtime

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it, is to:  To teach your dog to go to a designated place such as his BED…but how do you do that? Use these tips, and it won’t take too long.

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