Our Services


Private Training

We offer in-home private lessons customized for you and your dog.  We specialize in relationship based and reward based training techniques that will improve communication and strengthen the bond between you and your dog, while addressing behavior issues and building skills. 

  • Pet dog manners and basic skills
    • Leash walking, sit to greet, come when called, etc.
  • Problem solving
    • Chewing, digging, house soiling, etc.
  • Behavior modification
    • Reactive behaviors
    • Mild resource guarding
    • Dogs with a history of aggression will be referred to an appropriate behaviorist

Professional Dog walking

Not your average dog walk! Our professional dog walking services include private training for your dog, customized to your dog's individual needs and your goals for him or her.  Stephanie brings her skill as a trainer to provide your dog with fun, successful, mentally stimulating walks that are safe and stress free.  Stephanie will use her skills as trainer to build basic behaviors such as walking on leash and coming when called, as well as to train new behaviors your dog may need for walks with Stephanie.  We refer to our dog walking services as professional because that's exactly what they are. Your dog will receive the same level of care and training that we give to our own dogs, and we recognize the responsibility of caring for a dog who is not our own.  Stephanie's skills as a trainer and handler set her apart from other inexperienced dog walkers.  Do you have a dog who other dog walkers have found to be too challenging to walk?  We can help with that too.  

  • Choose from 10, 15 or 30 minute visits
  • Currently serving Hamden, North Haven, parts of New Haven and East Haven
  • Light grooming services available upon request

Agility Foundations

The newest service offered by Pawsitive Partners will bring Stephanie to your home to teach you how to train the foundation skills needed for the fast growing sport of dog agility.  Dogs and handlers need many skills under their belt before they begin working with obstacles.  Stephanie will get you started on the right foot so you will be well prepared for a group agility foundations class.  You and your dog will be at the top of the class. 

onemind dogs handling techniques 1 seminars

Stephanie Williams is a certified OneMind Dogs instructor.  In September of 2018, Stephanie was trained by leading OneMind Dogs coaches Jenni Leino, Mikko Aaltonen, and Mari Kaplas to teach the content of the handling techniques 1 seminar.  Attendees of a handling techniques 1 seminar will learn all about 8 OneMind Dogs handling techniques and will get to practice them with their dogs on a course designed by OneMind Dogs coaches.  This is a two day seminar that includes 8 working spots per day plus unlimited auditing spots.  Bring your agility students the life changing opportunity to learn 8 OneMind Dogs techniques from certified instructor Stephanie Williams by contacting us today!