Amy Liss & Amy’s PAWsitive Dog Training

For those of you who attend our canine social hour, you are familiar with Amy Liss, owner of Amy’s PAWsitive Dog Training, LLC. We wanted to give you a little more information regarding Amy and her training.

Amy is a graduate of the American Behavior College where she earned her certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved Blythe Bureau for Private Post secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. Her year-long commitment to this program has provided her with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. Her certification, education, and experience provide her with the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you. Amy is also certified in Pet First Aid and in training shelter dogs. She currently serves the following locations: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Grandview, Hilliard, Worthington, and Upper Arlington.


Why training your dog is important

“Dogs often behave like small children”.  You’ve probably heard this comment from fellow dog owners.  Puppies, like children, can be sweet, innocent, and playful.  They’re not born with the knowledge of what is proper behavior.

Amy can help you learn better, more effective ways to communicate with your pet.  Her methods are positive and very effective.

Amy LOVES dogs: all dogs, big and small, puppy and adult, purebred and mixed.  As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer, she has the knowledge and skill to help you enhance the relationship with your canine friend.  The key to this relationship is an understanding of your dog’s behavior combined with consistent, effective training regardless of age.  While the best training period is during the puppy months, older dogs are extremely responsive.  She believes whomever said “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” just didn’t know how.

Amy’s training programs will teach your dog to accept you as a benevolent leader.  The end result will be that your dog will learn to listen to your cues while you eliminate or curtail unacceptable behavior challenges.  This will be accomplished while keeping your dog’s tail wagging!


Program Descriptions

  • Private, In-Home Training:  A 6-week basic or advanced obedience training class including behavior modification.
  • Group Classes:  Socialize your puppy/dog, learn leadership, and basic commands.
  • Individual Sessions:  Specializing in specific behavior modification issues such as aggression, anxiety, jumping, barking, etc.
  • Pet Sitting Services:  Keep your pet in the comfort of his/her home and on the same schedule while you are away.


Amy’s Training Goals

As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer, Amy is trained to assit you in achieving some or all of the following goals with your pet:

  1. Prevention of behavior problems.  Amy can help you teach your dog proper housebreaking methods, as well as how to curtail chewing and prevent unruly behvaior in your home.
  2. Learning to Listen.  Amy’s program will teach you how to communicate effectively and humanely with your pet.  Teaching your dog basic cues is of critical importance, particularly when it’s done in a humane, positive fashion.
  3. Solving behavior problems.  While an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, many clients’ dogs already have existing behavior challenges.  Amy will assist with reasonable, effective solutions to common behavior problems.  Learn how to deal with nipping, jumping, chewing, digging, barking, housebreaking, unruly behavior, boundary training and more without having to resort to the use of intimidation to establish control.
  4. Listening around distractions.  Once your dog’s foundation of understanding has been taught, it becomes critical for your pet to learn to listen around distractions, such as other dogs, people, small animals, and cars.  Proper control around these distractions could save the life of your dog. 


If you would like more information, check out Amy’s contact information below:

Phone:  (614) 499-1902