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Lehua and Koa living and training in Kona,Hawaii

Pawsitive Pals Plus

Training and Total Wellbeing for Life

Welcome to Hawaii's most unique dog training experience. Our passion and purpose is to guide you in meeting your dog's changing needs throughout their lifetime. Our goal for you is a sound, well balanced dog - physically, mentally, and emotionally .

We know dog ownership and training is HARD work! Life with your dog should be a joyful experience.If your dog's behavior is causing you stress or concern, Pawsitive Pals Plus can help. Through our customized programs, coaching, and support, we help people become amazing dog owners.


Our Vision

Our vision is a happy, healthy to dog who is well balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally throughout their lifespan.

Dogs have different needs throughout their lifespan. Training, fitness, and emotional needs differ for Puppies, Teenagers, Growing Adults and Seniors.

We practice positive, force free, science based methods that emphasize clear communication, mutual respect and trust, and consistency to increase the behavior, health, and performance of animals.

What if you could strengthen your relationship with your dog and replace unwanted behavior through a step-by-step plan? It could be the most fun you ever had!

Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we have to offer, and get in touch with any questions. Pawsitive Pals Plus is here for you.

What's New at Pawsitive Pals Plus ?

Training and Total Wellbeing for Life

New Classes

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Service Dog Coaching Program

How to Get Started

Our Roadmap to Success

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Initial Consultation

Our initial consultation is 90 minutes. This is our time to get to know you and your dog. During the consultation we get a complete history, observe and evaluate your dog, and discuss your needs and goals. We set goals together and design a customized program to meet your unique needs.

Choose a Plan

Type of Training

Training is avalable in 3 areas: Training and Behavior,Dog Sports,and Wellness

Most of the time, we use tools from all three areas to create your program

Private or Group

Private 1:1 training is the fastest way to address issues.


Training and Support

Now that you have decided what type of training best suits you and your dog , it's time to get to work. Individual or group sessions are scheduled. The most important factor in changing or developing behavior is SUPPORT. In addition to clear written instructions a detailed follow up email is sent following a training session.  We offer phone and email support between sessions to make sure training procedure is clear

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

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I have been working with Teri for several years – first with my Belgian Malinois, Siva, doing nose work training and now with my young Belgian Tervuren, Santo.


Santo is a challenging dog. He’s a rambunctious two years old, he’s whip-smart and learns very quickly, and he’s also reactive to dogs – and to people until he gets to know them. Teri has been an enormous blessing in our lives, creating training opportunities that set Santo up for success. Her small-group nose work classes are an ideal setting for Santo, allowing him to focus, learn and practice nose work with minimal dog and people distractions. We’ve also done private rally obedience sessions with Teri. Santo has accepted Teri as part of his extended ‘ohana, which is a big thing for a reactive dog!


Teri has a wonderful innate sense of dog behavior and is an excellent trainer with that all-important ability to relay training guidance in a way that makes sense. She’s always upbeat and supportive during training sessions. I’m so impressed by the prep work that she puts into every class! She doesn’t just show up to teach; she shows up with a lesson plan, a truck full of training aids, and often with super-helpful printed information that help reinforce the training focus  of that day.


I have some pretty high aspirations for Santo. I would love to see him do scent work in a trial environment and excel at it, to do invasive species search on our island and serve our community, and even to eventually train as a service dog for my husband. I don’t know if any of these things will be possible for Santo given his reactivity challenges, but with Teri at our side, I feel confident that we’ll make big strides towards all of those goals.


Gretchen Ana Currie Ramirez

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