PAWS'itive Pals Dog Training Grass Valley, California

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Reviews: PAWS'itive Pals Dog Training (Grass Valley)

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Taylor Heesh

a year ago

Would never take my dog here for boarding. Staff is rude. Dogs seem very poorly taken care of.

Miss Chiflyer

a year ago

With a lot of hard work on both ends, our dog has really mellowed out from the mystery life she had before we adopted her. The Pawsitive Pals crew has been very patient, encouraging, and informative in helping to guide our dog to be the best version of themselves. Two paws up ????????

Alex Vargas

a year ago

Thank you so much for having our Mr. Bear during our Grass Valley vacation, he had a blast. These were much needed breaks for him during our excursions and we loved the live updates (The Grinch TikTok ????). hope to see you next year!

Corlie Presswood

a year ago

We took our 1.5 year old GSD Zeke to Lauren’s group and she really educated us on how to be more positive and efficient with our dog. Zeke was hurt badly and abandoned for most his life before we got him and he needed a lot of assistance to get through his fear, anxiety and aggression. He still has a long ways to go, but we atleast feel like we have a direction with Lauren’s help! They also took him in for board and training for a few days and really dedicated time to help him over the course of 3 days! Day one he did not socialize at all and was growling at staff. By day 3, he was playing with other dogs and humans. He looked happy!!! We are so thankful for these miracle workers and we will continue to use their service!

Jesse King

a year ago

Lauren is great with dogs. She's compassionate and kind with them and also knows how to establish and maintain she's the boss of the pack she creates, even with dogs off leash in the play area. The play area is secure, safe, clean, always has plenty of fresh water, and is full of toys. You can be sure your dog is safe, secure, and probably having a really fun time with the other dogs whenever you need doggy daycare

sean smokovich

2 years ago

Seriously the best dog training EVER. Not only that but the day time socialization classes are so fantastic for our dog. I would recommend their services any one who needs help with training a new puppy, a rescue, or anything between!

Trudy Reynolds

2 years ago

I would like to share my experience with Lauren and her team. They are absolutely AMAZING!! Not only did she train my 2 year old German Shepard . I took him to 2 other trainers and a board/train here in Penn Valley and absolutely no change in his problem behavior. He actually came back worse and the trainer referred me to a trainer in Yuba City. He came back aggressive towards other dogs and I could no longer walk him. Within 2 days of the socializing class my pup was no longer wearing a muzzle, so laying very well with all the other dogs. I then put him though her obedience class. He graduated and off lead test down town!! My pup is absolutely a joy and I able to take him with me everywhere! I ended up going on a vacation so I had to leave our old dog with her. She is set in her ways, hated all other dogs, barked fir no reason! The most annoying dog…but she’s my special needs daughters dog. I’ve tried everything for 10 years to change her behavior. I picked her up my amazement she no longer barks all day long for no reason! The first day she was off her muzzle and started interacting with other dogs. By the time I picked them up she was playing with the pack! I strongly recommend Lauren and her team! Lauren has a gift she has shared with her team! I can’t tell you how pleasant my house is!!

Stephanie Hammond

2 years ago

I joined Pawsitive Pals recently to get my new dog Linus trained I really like and enjoy how much quality time Lauren and her Amazing Staff spend helping Me and Linus Thank You Very Much Lauren and Staff for welcoming Me and Linus to your PAL PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sally Truscott

2 years ago

Lauren and her staff really love the dogs they have in their care.

Megan N

2 years ago

I was doubtful at first that there was anybody who could help me get my newly adopted pup to behave and act like a dog instead of being terrified of everything and barking relentlessly whenever he saw another person or dog but thanks to Lauren and her crew my dog is slowly coming around. I see a difference every day. The half day socialization option is amazing and a good way to get my dog some exercise and training while I’m at work. I’m also doing the basic obedience class and so far it’s easy to take what is taught there and apply it at home. Highly recommend.

lost I'm

2 years ago

They do a good job, but since they have so many dogs now they clearly have favorites. If you watch the videos on FB and your dog isn't a favorite you probably won't see them in action.

Al Eagle

2 years ago

How Lauren is able to handle a very large yard full of dogs is nothing short of amazing. She is the pack leader at Pawsitive Pals. And while dogs of all sizes and breeds come to spend the day playing together, Lauren makes sure they are learning their socializing manners. I have also boarded my dog at Pawsitive Pals and it is the only place where I would leave her - where can you board your dog and they come home better??? Feeling very fortunate.

Megan Woodruff

2 years ago

My dog absolutely loves going to ' socialization school'. I feel 100% confident in Lauren and staff with the best care of our guy! I know he's safe and loving his time there. Especially love the live Facebook videos throughout the day to see what he's up to. Can't imagine taking him anywhere else. Lauren is fabulous!

Nicole Saksa

2 years ago

Charlie went here with us for training as a pup, now he is about 8 months old and we did a daytime socialization then boarded him this weekend to get him prepared for our trip in March. He came back happy, dirty and exhausted. Even though due to weather they had to close for play time, Charlie had a doggo buddie so he would not get depressed. I recommend this facility, and the owner is the sweetest woman and wants to make sure everyone is happy even when the owners are dead exhausted getting home from a long drive. She is perky, friendly and clearly cares about her dog friends.

Ken Bartsch

2 years ago

Dog whisperer!! I’ve never seen so many happy dogs in one place. Always being loved, played with, and trained Throughout the day. Lauren is awesome. She is also great with children. I’ve left my own kids With her to help around the property. A woman of many talents.


2 years ago

My pup struggled from fear based aggression and I didn't know what else to do for her. After trusting Lauren, I realized that my pup would be able to relax around other dogs and humans and enjoy herself like she used to. Just after a few sessions Hazelnut was happier and found herself playing with 40 other dogs and was happy to meet new people. I highly recommend this place!

Anastasia Osling

2 years ago

I took my dog to Lauren for obedience training. After 5 weeks my young shepherd learned to walk well on a leash and not to react to dogs or people. I am really impressed with Lauren’s enthusiasm, passion and knowledge on improving dogs’ behavior and helping pet owners to establish training foundation.

Brooke Van Buren

2 years ago

I really adore Pawsitive Pals. I came originally for basic obedience for my hyper active puppy, and was amazed at his transformation. I’m addition to obedience training, I also use the daytime socialization classes, and my pup loves them. I can’t emphasize enough how great Lauren and her staff are!


2 years ago

Paws'itive Pals is awesome! Lauren is great with the dogs! She's very knowledgeable. Your dogs will get personal attention and love they deserve.

Deanna Davis

2 years ago

We adopted a dog in January and we quickly realized we did not have the ability to skills to keep him in control. We began working with Lauren at Pawsitive Pals in March in a beginners class. When COVID hit, the business shut down but Lauren was available via FB and phone for help. With Lauren’s help and patience we are now able to walk our dog through our neighborhood without being drug home. We have been able to take our dog into local stores and downtown Grass Valley. We now have the tools we need to take our dog wherever we go successfully.

Gary Reedy

2 years ago

We are so lucky to have this facility in our community .. making good dogs great dogs, problem dogs safe dogs. I've experienced several obedience class teachers and Lauren is absolutely the best! More remarkably, what she does to socialize dogs (and teach owners) is incredibly effective.


2 years ago

Terrible place for boarding your dog. Good luck

Jere McGrew

2 years ago

Lauren is absolutely the best! My lab mix Prince loves her and all his Pals there.????????????

Jeremy Robinson

2 years ago

Lauren and her team have been amazing at helping us train and socialize our dogs. Her day-time socialization sessions are something both of our dogs look forward to, and come home exhausted at the end of the day due to the interaction, and exercise they get. Lauren and her team are amazing, and an incredible asset to our community. HIGHLY recommended.

Jessie Thorpe

2 years ago

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. My husband and I adopted a dog who definitely needed training. He was horrible walking on a leash and needed general obedience training. Lauren taught us so many valuable things that have changed not just our dog but also us. He now walks at out sides while wearing his gentle leader, knows basic commands, doesn’t jump on people and so much more. We had a wonderful experience and are truly thankful to have had an opportunity to attend the Basic Obedience classes.

Libby Anderson

2 years ago

Our new boy Camo is 2 years old and has never had any socialization or obedience training....Lauren and all the people working for her are fantastic! Camo has been to 5-6 classes, and has learned so much! We still have a ways to go before he "graduates" but we know he will. If you have issues eith your fur kid, go see PAWS'itive Pals....Lauren can help!!!????????

Molly Selmer

2 years ago

Lauren is absolute magic with my dog Sabrina! We are so lucky to have her help our dogs stay in line. Happy pups = happy dog mom!

Pam Andersen

2 years ago

I wish I could give more stars! This is the only place I will trust with my dogs. Lauren and her team have created a safe and happy place for my dogs to play when I am at work and to board when I am out of town. My girls cannot wait to get out of the car and are exhausted at the end of the day. The facility is very clean and well maintained and all dogs are under good control when on the yards. Lauren knows so much about dogs and has taught me so much about caring for and training my girls. I would highly recommend this facility for anyone looking for an awesome place to board and trains their furry pals.

Renee Boice

2 years ago

Lauren is magic with dogs. We have used PAWS'itive Pals' services for training and boarding. In her training classes, Lauren taught us the skills we needed to handle our dogs at home and in the community. Her guidance was invaluable. We now have two dogs who can be obedient and happy in almost any scenario. For dogs that are boarded, Lauren posts daily pictures and videos to the business's FB page. Knowing our dogs are safe and having the time of their lives really does make it easier to leave. If you love your dogs and think it's important someone goes the extra mile for their well-being, this is the business for you. We highly recommend PAWS'itive Pals.

Sean Smokovich

2 years ago

My wife and I couldn't recommend PAWS'itive Pals any higher. Lauren and her crew have helped train and raise our dog since he was old enough to be socialized. He is two years old now and is a certified service dog and is able to help with my wife's needs. After his training and socialization, he is extremely well behaved in public (and at home) and many of the fears and concerns we had about raising a puppy are now replaced with a great understanding of how to train a dog to be the best companion possible. These are skills that we will have forever and we have Lauren to thank. If you are considering these services, do yourselves a favor and look no further!

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PAWS'itive Pals Dog Training, California, Grass Valley

11099 Rough and Ready Hwy

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