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Dr. Erica Desai
Anyone who desires to have a better relationship with their dogs should use Pawsitive Futures. Chelsea's positive reinforcement training addresses many of the most common behavioral problems, but also more serious problems like dog aggression. Chelsea's calm, patient, and confident approach is infectious and allows us to better understand our pets. Chelsea genuinely cares about nurturing the human-animal bond.
Katie O. with Bao
We started working with Pawsitive Futures – Chelsea, specifically – in June 2017 when our dog Bao was around 8 months old. We received Chelsea’s contact information from our vet in Brookhaven. Since then, Chelsea has worked closely with us and our dog, Bao, through various private lessons and board and trains. It’s been an incredible adventure together as we continue to shape Bao into a more well-mannered pup.
Bao is part-Australian Shepherd and part-poodle, and is known for being very goofy. He loves people, other dogs and new places. When we first started working with Chelsea, Bao loved to greet people by jumping up on them, barking at them, and using his mouth/teeth to communicate.
Chelsea introduced the clicker to us and showed us through a variety of strategies and practices how to reward good behavior and ignore bad behavior. Through various private lessons and board and trains, Chelsea worked diligently with Bao on the following: walking on a leash without pulling; greeting new people without jumping and barking; reducing frustration/managing impulse control; learning new tricks to engage the mind; training to go to/stay in a crate happily; among other critical lessons.
In fact, we have found that board and train sessions are where Bao makes the most progress. We work with Chelsea in order to determine the lessons that we want Bao to focus on the most during the intensive time. After each board and train, Chelsea comes to our house for follow-up sessions to share best practices and to ensure that we know how to maintain/encourage the learned behavior.
Chelsea is very responsive, hardworking and passionate about shaping pups into well-mannered dogs. It was so critical for me and my husband to find someone who could help to train our dog without taking away his goofy personality. Chelsea has done just that!
Pawsitive Futures is an incredible training organization and we highly recommend to others!
Courtney D. with Arden
Pawsitive futures was very helpful in our "known not-so-great-background" rescue, and we are so thankful!! We can actually have ( selective) people come to our house and Chelsea was willing to keep him in board and train so we could go on vacation when no one else could! He loves and trusts her, so if you are on the fence about hiring them, know they take the time to get to know your pup and see the good in them - even when other people are scared off.
Dr. Zak Vrono
Veterinarian at Brookhaven Animal Hospital
I have been very impressed with Chelsea from Pawsitive Futures. Whenever I have a client looking for a triner, she is the first one I recommend. Some of the transformations I have seen have been amazing. She has a great way with animals and uses a completely positive training method. She even got my dog to calm down with some suggestions! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
Nosa and April
I have known Chelsea since June of 2017. She came highly recommended by my vet. I have done several board and trains and one on one and day training.My baby is April a 4.5lb Pomeranian and each time she comes back home she whines and wants to go back with Chelsea.
My First concern was safety and positive reinforcement. April is almost 11 months old and understands over 15 commands.
My initial goal was train April to travel well in her travel bag, be excited and not stressed out in new environments, and pee and poop on commend. She has traveled with me 4x to Europe and Africa without encountering any challenges. The health and well-being of April has always been at the forefront of Chelsea’s mind.
I have traveled abroad several times leaving April knowing she will be well looked after. I could go on on about how knowledgeable Chelsea is but the most important thing I will say is that I trust her with my baby who has become the center of my family.
Nicole J. with Coco, Hulk, Delah, and Brennon
I couldn't be Happier! I called the vet and asked about trainers and he highly recommended Chelsea. Not only is she one of the kindest people I've met, she is amazing at what she does! Both of my dogs are now fully potty trained, and my Boxer actually listens now! It didn't take very long for my dogs to be broken of the bad habits, but personally I like having Chelsea come every so often for a refresher course!
Kelli R. with Buddy and Maggie
Sandy Springs, GA
Chelsea was AMAZING with both me and my puppy, Buddy! She was very patient with both of us and had so many amazing tips to help train our puppy. Her follow through was exceptional, very approachable, and quick to respond with our questions we had and even ones we didn't even know we had! I want to get more puppies just so I can work with her again!
Judi M. with Temple and Whisper
Sandy Springs, GA
Pawsitive Futures and its owner/trainer are exceptionally professional and knowledgeable. Chelsea gave private lessons at our home for our two Tibetan Terrier pups (beginning when they were 6 and 8mos. old). In dealing with two pups at once in our home and yard, she addressed behaviors we were concerned about with positive training exercises, and gave us insight into dog psychology underlying both their actions and her methodology. We worked on their interaction with each other (aggressive puppy-play), getting them to come when called (especially in emergency situations when escape our yard), appropriate response to visitors/strangers, and response to basic "commands".
She fielded any and every question we had as we dealt puppy issues such as chewing on furniture and barking. Her positive approach to developing good manners became a mindset for us. Her email recaps of each session have become permanent pages in our notebook of methodology handouts she has given us.
We've worked hard and Chelsea has been wonderful! We know we have an ongoing resource whom we trust for questions as they arise. Plus, her Facebook page and posts regularly provide useful and timely tips!
The Rolinski Family with Scout
We cannot thank you enough for your help with training our dog Scout. Your expertise in understanding dogs and behaviors has trained us to connect better with Scout and have more enjoyment with him. We will continue to work on everything you taught us.
Ashley R. With Riley
Chelsea's technique is gentle and effective making it FUN for both dog and owner to learn. It is great to use Chelsea's techniques to keep my dog Riley thinking and at the same time get him to behave!
The Ellet Family with G and Sophie
We had been cat owners for about 6 years without any major issues. Then gradually, our Manx and Shorthair began rough housing until near cat fights became a regular occurrance. We called Chelsea for advice, and with a few valuable suggestions from Chelsea our cats are happier than ever!We can't say enough good things about her and her work!
Amber M. and Tilly
Chelsea bring an impressive attentiveness and focus to training. Her consistency in how she trains guarantees that you will see improvement quickly. With her passion and knowledge of canine behavior, I am confident her clients will be more than satisfied!
The Seelos Family with Sofia
Last fall our family expanded witht he adoption of our sweet rescue puppy, Sofia Darla with Boots. Both my husband and I had not had pet dogs since we were young, so we had a lot to learn. That coupled with the fact that we had small children solidified our need for formal training for not only Sofia, but for us too! Our veterinarian recommended Chelsea and after a brief phone conversation, we knew that we wanted to pursue group training classes. Chelsea is very knowledgable about all things dog. She provided us with extensive resources that we still continue to refer to. Chelsea is very knowledgable and will continue to be an ongoing resource which is invaluable.