Fort Myers, FL 33966

Building Better


through Communication, Understanding and Trust 
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Stephen Covey

What We're About

Positive training focused on learning how to genuinely communicate with your dog in a way they understand.
Learning how to communicate with your dog properly is a key component of successful dog training.  Its important to first learn how to read your dogs body language and what they're communicating  to us, THEN we can teach them how to understand our language and what we want to communicate to them.  We're here to help you through this process.

What is science-based dog training?  

Training based on the study of the dog, it’s behaviors, and how it learns.
Positive, force free, humane training techniques utilizing science-based learning theories which foster trust and build positive human-animal relationships.
Behavior & Training


Your dog deserves a training program as unique as they are! Every training and behavior program we recommend includes a customized curriculum that is especially tailored to your training goals and your one-of-a-kind companion. Check out our options:

Details & Pricing

Puppy Development

Work one-on-one with a skilled trainer in your home. We offer custom, fun & positive instruction based on your puppy’s individual personality and your training goals.
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Obedience Manners

We love helping dogs learn the obedience skills and manners they need to live their very best life with you! We can help you and your dog with kind, practical, effective training in your home.
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Behavior Consulting

Do you need help with your dog’s fearful, anxious, or aggressive behavior? We use practical, positive methods to help dogs with significant behavior issues become happier, more confident, more reliable companions.
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Have Questions?

Talk to an experienced trainer today!
Get practical, positive dog training help from an experienced trainer.   
Our custom training programs offer lasting results for all ages, breeds, and behavior issues.

Talk with one of our friendly trainers  today to learn how to get started. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Kate & Lola

Eric has proven to be an absolutely wonderful trainer for our our German Shepard puppy, Lola. Since 7 weeks old, Eric has been training Lola AND my family. Our family has learned how to work as a team to train and communicating with Lola.

Eric is extremely knowledgeable, patient and communicative in guiding us on where we can continue to improve in marking and developing the desired behaviors with Lola.

Each training session is positive and effective. I witnessed Lola’s immediate compliance and willingness to please using the right rewards. I highly recommend Pawsitive Academy for all your training needs. (I wish he trained toddlers too!).
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Eric has proven to be an absolutely wonderful trainer for our our German Shepard puppy Lola. Eric is extremely knowledgeable, patient and communicative... I highly recommend Pawsitive Academy for all your training needs.  I wish he trained toddlers too! full testimonial
lola & kate
Two paws up and a five star rating! I was hesitant at first to hire a dog trainer but after the very first meet and greet, something I thought I wanted became something I knew I needed. Eric is patient, professional and truly goes the extra mile. full testimonial
amber & sage

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