I became a dog trainer because from a young age I was fascinated by them! I was never allowed to have a dog when I was growing up, each time my parents said 'No', my curiosity and intrigue grew!
We are able to communicate with a completely different species and they are able to understand what we mean - how mind-boggling is that?!
I quickly fell in love with watching dogs perform complex and important duties; police, medical, emergency and therapy dogs, they all fascinate me!
Your average house dog is much smarter than you may think - it’s up to you to find out just how clever they are!
Be sure to check out my social media to see update posts on the dogs I walk and train!
I'm not just a dog trainer, I can help support you too! Sometimes our dogs pick up on our stress, causing behavioural issues and therefore a viscous cycle is made. I can help remind you to enjoy the moment you're in, breathe and have fun!
I put your dog’s happiness first; putting in the extra effort to ensure your dog's enjoyment during our training.
Many clients have commented on my calm and relaxed approach to training, seeing how quickly their dogs warm up to me after only just a few minutes.
I am a modern, positive-reinforcement based dog trainer - I base my training on modern studies to help your pup, using the best methods out there! I continue to pursue further studies, broadening my knowledge and skills with the most updated and force-free methods.
I will listen to your situation and take into consideration your needs and wants.
I will also observe your dog and listen to their needs and wants.
By understanding both you and your dog, I will help you reach your goals together.
There is no judgement, no pressure, no tension or stress; for both you or your dog.
A happy owner, is a happy dog!
A happy dog, is a happy owner!
My desire to work with dogs rose when I started to work in retail - with my admiration for dogs and desire to run my own business, I began studying at home in between my shifts.
I volunteered and worked tirelessly with my home-study courses. I’ve been studying for 4 years, running my own business for 2 years.
After studying over 1,000 hours and passing 27 video assessments with Victoria Stilwell's Academy, I am now fully certified!
I continue to look out for more learning opportunities; courses, books, lectures as well as reaching out to other science-based trainers for fresh and innovative ideas.
I am based in Upton, Northampton. Though I am more than happy to travel across town to help you and your pup!
Puppy training designed to set both you and your puppy up for success! Teaching you how your puppy's mind works, as well as helping teach your puppy basic cues and behaviours.
I offer home visit training - this can be for behavioural issues, general training or puppy training. Each training session will be for 1 hour. Though for more advanced training, I'm happy to book you in for longer sessions.
I can offer solo training for those who have a busy schedule. I'm happy to visit your dog and provide an hour of training, sending you an update after each session.
I can walk your dog for 1 hour or for 30 minutes. I only walk one dog at a time - ensuring your dog's safety and happiness out on a walk.
Day training includes a 1 hour training session at your home while you are at work! Perfect for those working full time and for busy families.
These are the awarding bodies from the courses I have completed so far.
And their thoughts on us...
Abi offers a fantastic service, she is a very kind, conscientious and reliable walker. I received daily updates on how the walks had been and she always showed great concern for my dogs welfare. Abi offers a very affordable service which I used 3-4 times a week. I would highly recommend.
Abigael is very professional with her services and I can see my dog is very happy to walk and train with Abigael. I am being updated about my dog training progress and general behaviour so I know that my dog is being taken care of. I am glad that I can leave my dog with Abigael and can recommend her services.
Abi from Pawsitive-Pals has been walking my dog Molly for a few weeks now. You can see Abi cares for Molly, she has always been patient and kind with Molly. Molly is always happy to see Abi and always keen to go out with her. I would recommend Abi to other dog lovers. Anyone using Abi for dog walks should be confident that their dogs will come back happy and content and looking forward to the next walk with her.
Abi's very professional, keeping me updated everyday on how Archie was and what she had been doing with him. Archie took to Abi as soon as he saw her, which made me feel confident letting her walk him. Abi is a very pleasant girl and you can see she's got a passion for dogs. I would highly recommend her.
Abi has helped us loads with our rescue dog Waffle over the last few months she started as a non listening, pulling bundle of energy and she is now so much better. Abi took the time to work with Waffle and get to know her as well as train both me and my partner, can't recommend her enough.
We needed to contact Abi to walk our dog after being "pinged" unexpectedly, so very short notice. I must say she has been amazing with Tess, very professional, helpful and friendly. Tess loves her and comes back with a very waggy tail. Would recommend with no hesitation.
Abi has been caring for my two bonkers Spaniels for a while now. She even does overnights in my home. She is kind, conscientious and completely reliable. My dogs love her and I'd have no hesitation in recommending her for her dog training, dog sitting, and dog walking services.
Mollie came from a puppy farm and had many problems, the most difficult to overcome was her fear of the lead. Abi was very patient and soon built up an excellent rapport with Mollie. Starting off gently and giving Mollie confidence she was able to overcome her fears and get he out into the fields. Thanks to Abi Mollie now charges around the fields off of the lead and loves her walks. It’s a joy to see this dog who had a bad start in life now living life to the full. Thank you Abi from all of us.
Abi has been amazing with our rescue dog, Lana. It only took a couple of weeks & Lana's reactivity to other dogs has greatly improved. With Abi's help we are now trying to stop our other rescue dog from constantly barking at the window. Abi's methods are always clear and & well explained, & the dogs adore her. Thanks for all your help Abi & I would definitely recommend.
Abi has been very structured and efficient working with my rescue dog who has had some trouble with anxiety. The improvement is clear to see for everyone who has met the dog and many are impressed with the dramatic difference in behaviour and how much happier and calmer the dog is now. Would massively recommend Abi to anyone with a nervous dog as well as training and commands :)
Being first time dog owners we decided to contact Pawsitive Pals for some help with our new dog Buster, who was a rescue dog. We had six sessions booked with Abi the dog trainer, she really helped with not just training Buster but helping us understand our new member to the family. Thank you Abi you have really made a difference.
Our house really became a home once we got our Spaniel, we didn't quite realise just how much work we would need to put into helping this little bundle of energy and anxiety. Abigael really helped us to understand our boy and his needs, she was amazing throughout, professional and patient with us at all times! I would highly recommend Abigael to anyone who is looking for some advice on what's best for their furry family member. You can really see she cares about the animals. We can't thank you enough Abigael, Gunner has settled in so well with us and it's all thanks to you :)
Amazing Dog Trainer!
Abigael came to my home once a week to train my new Mini Dachsund Puppy who was very anxious and reluctant to go outside for walks among other issues, Abigael was so skilled at getting my dog to trust her and she made it a real fun training session each time aswell as planning out exactly what we needed to work on each week with a goal.
I would 100% recommend Pawsitive Pals to anyone with a dog it was such a positive experience for both us and my pup!
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