I am Renea L Dahms CDBT and I am Pawsitively Unleashed! Inc
I began my dog training career in 1995 when I happened upon a local AKC All Breed Club and joined. I went from training assistant to training director and instructor and was hooked on the concept of helping people and their dogs, but learned the dog club was not my calling.
In 1997 I moved on and opened my dog training business, offering two levels of puppy classes and a basic obedience class; I was known as Happy Tails To You. My classes were full and education based, but I realized I could offer clients more, so in 2005 I did some rebranding and became Pawsitively Unleashed! and offered more services.
I had been helping clients, with dogs that had issues beyond what basic classes could help and started to specialize in dogs with issues.
I had read everything I could get my hands on regarding behavior and learning and decided to continue my education in a more formal manner; so in 2011 I attained my diploma in Canine Behavior Science & Technology (CBST) from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute (a respected online program) and began to work toward my Certified Dog Behavior Technologist (CDBT) status through the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.
My focus on helping people and their pets continues today and I am now a Canine Fitness & Nutrition Coach offering a variety of services to help with overall wellness: physical, mental, nutritional and behavioral.
I continue to stay on top of the latest information regarding dogs and their well-being; so continuing education is very important to me.
I am honored to be part of the lives so many people and their dogs and to help those interested in becoming the training professionals of tomorrow.
I look forward to working with you as well!
Thank you for your trust -