We try our best to place the frequently asked questions here to help others like you that might have some questions to have them answered without the need of contacting us.
Q: Will my dog feel lonely or abandoned when in the kennel?
A: At the beginning of a program, all dogs feel a bit insecure and new, but this usually only lasts a day or two. We spend extra time with dogs that struggle to adapt. We bring those with major anxiety, into our residence for extra comfort if needed. However, this process also teaches your fur friends to become more independent and social. Besides, the times spent in the kennels is mainly at night, since we learn and play most of the days.
Q: Will my dog be cold in the kennel, he is not used to sleeping outside?
A: Each kennel has a roof with a comfy bed helping them stay warm in Winter and then we have a mist cooling system in summer for those hot unbearable days. Please look through our gallery at our beautiful facilities. We have Camera’s fitted with a live view in their private residence and soft music playing in the background! What more can a dog ask for?
Q: My dog is aggressive, will you be able to transport or handle my dog in the kennel?
A: Yes, we will be able to handle your dog, we believe that each dog needs a chance for a better life. We will stop at nothing to give exactly that to any dog. We have the equipment and the skills to deal with aggressive dogs and, we are trained to deal with any other kind of behavior, in our line of work, we have seen it all.
Q: Will my dog listen to me when he/she is taught commands by someone else?
A: Yes, inboard training services have been running since the early 1900s and was at a time primarily used for dog training, we see HUGE success with dogs we take back home. Please look through our reviews to see what other owners have to say!
Q: Will I be able to visit my dog during the 2 weeks?
A:Yes, owners are more than welcome to visit or even video call in instances where visits are not possible. We also keep you informed daily on the progress etc.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are based in Pretoria, on a farm close to the famous Hartbeespoort dam, BUT we do service the entire Gauteng and surrounding areas, we do the collections and drop-offs every 2 weeks on a Saturday and or Sunday.
Q: What is the requirements for my dog to be enrolled for the program?
A: The ONLY strict requirement is that puppies should have at least their 2nd 5in1 vaccination 2 weeks before the commencement date of the program. The health of your fur child is VERY important to us and it is therefore that we do not negotiate on this topic.
Q: I smack my dog if he does not listen, will I be judged?
A: At PAWSITIVE DOG TRAINING COLLEGE no one will EVER be judged, it is of the UTMOST importance when enrolling your dog, that we get informed of the dog’s entire background; this includes smacks, we do not believe in smacking and hurting animals. The fact that you are asking for assistance is already enough proof that you care for your dog and that you want to better yourself and the methods you are using to control your dog. As part of the behavior modification process, we need to know about everything the dog undergoes daily, for the training make a real difference. We need the truth even if it isn't always kind.
If there are any questions still not answered, please feel free to contact us