Positive Dog Training

Why choose positive training and not training using any form of punishment or aggression?
The method you use in Positive Dog Training utilizes a reward in return for targeted behavior performed by the dog. This strengthens the appropriate reaction of the dog in similar circumstances. Positive training is necessary in order to have a harmonious coexistence between human and pet. Using positive training, we guide the dog towards a desire for learning.
Through practice, a closer relationship is created between the owner and the pet. Trust is nourished and the dog shows and improvement in mental and physical health.

Basic Obedience

Basic Obedience is the act of learning simple but necessary commands used in everyday life such as "Sit," "stay," "leave it" etc.
By repeating certain exercises through positive education,  the dog is taught basic obedience, which results in a gradually increasing bidirectional relationship of trust between owner and pet. In turn, the dog becomes very willing and eager to react to every action of the owner. Using positive education, the owner earns the respect of the his pet while learning more about his dogs character.
Basic obedience is necessary to prevent accidents that could happen to a dog (poisoning, cars, etc.). Basic obedience helps the dog become more harmonized in a family environment, which contributes to the adherence to rules and an increasing in security and safety.


Positive dog training "Pawsitive", is located in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki. The purpose of Pawsitive is to provide education to increase friendship towards our pets by replacing aggressive training methods with love using a new innovative method.
Positive Trainer, Georgia Exezidou, member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and founder of “Pawsitive” , trains puppies from two months old to old age adult dogs such things as: basic obedience, behavior modification, Clicker Training and Crate Training.
Georgia also holds a degree in first aid, CPR and defibrillator for adult, children and infants, and of course dogs.
She is also the owner of a half breed pitbull named Ivi.
Ivi is a private therapy dog that contributes to the improvement of verbal dysfunction..

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The Puppy

The most critical period of the life of the dog are the first 20 months .The age of two months is the best time for the puppy, to be separated from his mother and to be welcomed in his new family. At this age the puppy is ready to learn the rules of the toilet, and then the basic obedience. It is good in this stage of the dog's life not to gain bad habits that will later need to be broken.
It is good for proper socialization to take place during the first 12-16 weeks to avoid having to correct undesirable behavior later, namely to avoid outset fears and aggressiveness towards humans, dogs, cats, vehicles and other environmental factors.
If the dog is properly socialized in time, then it will have healthy behavior throughout its life.
Socialization for dogs is like preventative maintenance for cars, Adjust the behavior before it becomes a problem.

Correction of Behavior

Proper socialization should take place when the dog is between 12 and 16 weeks old.
If socialization doesn’t occur correctly or within the proper time frame, then correction of behavior is required.
If we observe that our dog has some undesirable behavior, such as barking, branding, digging, etc., It is good to consult a positive trainer because certain behaviors may be dangerous for the dog or its owner.
Sometimes it even happens that a "bad" habit can be harmful, not only to the physical health but also to the psychological health of the dog (such as separation anxiety, etc.). It would be helpful for the owner to turn to a specialist as soon as a problem is identified,The sooner it’s dealt with, the more easily it can be corrected. If the resolution of the problem is not done on time, the pet can suffer from canine psychosis.
Very often, behavior problems are a result of health problems. Therefore it’s vital that the dog receives the proper care, training and love he needs.


Is it true that dogs assist in the treatment of autism spectrum?
The research conducted in 2014, at the University of Missouri, proves that the interaction between dogs and autism has positive results.
In other words, YES.
Dogs can treat various elements of autism. They help particularly in the ....

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