Positive Approach Dog Training & Daycare

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  • 1301 Center St

    Tacoma, WA 98409

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  • 253-627-4275

About Positive Approach Dog Training & Daycare

Hours
Daily 6:30am-7:30pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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We're so grateful to our vet for referring us to Positive Approach Dog Training! What a wonderful facility! They have so much to offer. Our family is enjoying the Well Trained Dog Series and the Puppy Pals play times. The staff and

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We're so grateful to our vet for referring us to Positive Approach Dog Training! What a wonderful facility! They have so much to offer. Our family is enjoying the Well Trained Dog Series and the Puppy Pals play times. The staff and

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We're the beneficiaries of the savvy and caring folks at Positive Approach. We have two huge dogs that started there as puppies. In short order they both earned their Canine Good Citizenship certificate and have been welcome members in

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We're the beneficiaries of the savvy and caring folks at Positive Approach. We have two huge dogs that started there as puppies. In short order they both earned their Canine Good Citizenship certificate and have been welcome members in

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Sadie B loves the dogs, her "people" and also can't wait to get out of the car. I find the staff very friendly and always eager to help you or answer your questions. I have used them in the past and now use them for our new puppy. AND SHE LOVES IT! Yes she comes home stinky but a small price to pay and we can always wipe her down.

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Sadie B loves the dogs, her "people" and also can't wait to get out of the car. I find the staff very friendly and always eager to help you or answer your questions. I have used them in the past and now use them for our new puppy. AND SHE LOVES IT! Yes she comes home stinky but a small price to pay and we can always wipe her down.

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Our Scottish Terrier, Nora, has been going to Positive Approach for close to a year now and we have been thrilled with the care and attention she has received from their wonderful staff. When we pull into the parking lot in the morning she nearly beats her kennel door down to get out of the car and inside to be with her buddies. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure the dogs are socialized, safe and also entertained. We can watch her on the webcam during the day which is a lot of fun, plus it gives us a better idea of how she interacts with the other dogs. Positive Approach is definitely money well spent. We will be clients for a long time.

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Our Scottish Terrier, Nora, has been going to Positive Approach for close to a year now and we have been thrilled with the care and attention she has received from their wonderful staff. When we pull into the parking lot in the morning she nearly beats her kennel door down to get out of the car and inside to be with her buddies. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure the dogs are socialized, safe and also entertained. We can watch her on the webcam during the day which is a lot of fun, plus it gives us a better idea of how she interacts with the other dogs. Positive Approach is definitely money well spent. We will be clients for a long time.

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My puppy had the time of his life at the New Year's Eve party and I have shared the party photos with friends and family. The staff is very safety conscious and takes time to assure problems are avoided. The classes offered through Positive Approach are the best I have experienced.

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My puppy had the time of his life at the New Year's Eve party and I have shared the party photos with friends and family. The staff is very safety conscious and takes time to assure problems are avoided. The classes offered through Positive Approach are the best I have experienced.

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Our kids send their rowdy young dogs here while they are at work.
What a difference it makes in the dogs' behavior at home when we visit - they are so much calmer on daycare days when we go to see our grandkids. I wish there had been a Positive Approach Doggie Daycare when our kids (and their dogs) were growing up !

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Our kids send their rowdy young dogs here while they are at work.
What a difference it makes in the dogs' behavior at home when we visit - they are so much calmer on daycare days when we go to see our grandkids. I wish there had been a Positive Approach Doggie Daycare when our kids (and their dogs) were growing up !

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I don't know how I would have survived puppyhood without them. I'm on my second generation of dogs with their help. Daycare to get them exercise while I'm at work and training class to have a well behaved family member. And now they even have a great store - only things the staff has tested and uses! Thanks for being there.

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I don't know how I would have survived puppyhood without them. I'm on my second generation of dogs with their help. Daycare to get them exercise while I'm at work and training class to have a well behaved family member. And now they even have a great store - only things the staff has tested and uses! Thanks for being there.

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I wasn't sure if my dog (Bubba) was ready for daycare - he was a bit shy in new situations. They had Bubba come in for a Meet-n-Greet to see how he would do. He was a bit nervous at first so they did what they call Small Play Groups to get his confidence up. We came in twice for 30 minute play sessions where they brought different dogs that were his speed over to a seperate area for him to play. After he was comfortable, they brought over dogs that were more rambuncous. He warmed up to them right away! After two visits, he started going to daycare for full days. Now he has so much fun that he pulls ME into daycare. He is a different dog now when we are out in public. He is not shy any more and he really looks forward to meeting new dogs where ever we go!
I am really glad we found Positive Approach. We first went there because our vet recommended them to us. I really like the fact that they have web cams in the daycare and I can watch Bubba play while I am at work. They do a great job!

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I wasn't sure if my dog (Bubba) was ready for daycare - he was a bit shy in new situations. They had Bubba come in for a Meet-n-Greet to see how he would do. He was a bit nervous at first so they did what they call Small Play Groups to get his confidence up. We came in twice for 30 minute play sessions where they brought different dogs that were his speed over to a seperate area for him to play. After he was comfortable, they brought over dogs that were more rambuncous. He warmed up to them right away! After two visits, he started going to daycare for full days. Now he has so much fun that he pulls ME into daycare. He is a different dog now when we are out in public. He is not shy any more and he really looks forward to meeting new dogs where ever we go!
I am really glad we found Positive Approach. We first went there because our vet recommended them to us. I really like the fact that they have web cams in the daycare and I can watch Bubba play while I am at work. They do a great job!

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I agree. Not the best in town. My dog was exhausted, and not in a good way, and stressed from the overwhelming number of dogs at the daycare. They allow too many dogs into the facility daily. I also tried their obedience. I found that some/most of the staff are "self-taught" and don't have credentials/training sufficient for my preference. I have found a daycare facility in Sumner that has a wonderful philosophy of daycare and the best interest of the dogs at heart. When I take my dog home at the end of a daycare day he is happily tuckered out - not exhausted and stressed (and smelly from the general population). My dog also regressed in his housetraining because he was allowed to urinate and deficate within the facility rather than being taken - or allowed - outside. I would give them less than one star if this website allowed.

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I agree. Not the best in town. My dog was exhausted, and not in a good way, and stressed from the overwhelming number of dogs at the daycare. They allow too many dogs into the facility daily. I also tried their obedience. I found that some/most of the staff are "self-taught" and don't have credentials/training sufficient for my preference. I have found a daycare facility in Sumner that has a wonderful philosophy of daycare and the best interest of the dogs at heart. When I take my dog home at the end of a daycare day he is happily tuckered out - not exhausted and stressed (and smelly from the general population). My dog also regressed in his housetraining because he was allowed to urinate and deficate within the facility rather than being taken - or allowed - outside. I would give them less than one star if this website allowed.

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I am reminded of the old addage "don't judge a book by it's cover," when I think of Positive Approach. The facility isn't much to look at, set up in the industrial area of Tacoma. Inside, however, the dogs are happy as can be and the employees are kind, friendly, and very knowledgable. I completed an 8-week training class through P.A. and was very pleased with the positive methodology, as well as the additional help and support I recieved from the trainers in training my young pup. The trainers come a wide variety of backgrounds -- humane society behaviorists, former wild animal trainers for zoos, etc.

The daycare is good fun and constantly monitored. My dog literally leaps out of my car when we arrive and greets the employees with unparalleled excitement. They know her extremely well and have even done some additional obedience work with her while I was at work. They clipped her nails for me, too -- free of charge! The facility also offers the trainers' favorite toys (tested for durability and for mental engagement), products, and foods. They offer them at good deals.

As with any doggie daycare facility, your dog may need a wipe down when they get home. P.A. does a good job of keeping the facility clean, but dogs will be dogs and they could care less what they play through. I just got into the habbit of wiping my dog with a wet cloth and giving her a spritz of "doggie Febreeze." Then, every two weeks I'd throw her in the tub. P.A. is a great option for those of you who work or have hectic schedules. The folks there KNOW dogs and LOVE dogs. I wouldn't take my pouch to anyone else in Tacoma! I've been looking for places in Seattle -- my job requires I move North -- and nothing quite compares. It is rare for a facility to offer daycare and such knowledgable training.

Don't be fooled by appearances... this place is great!

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I am reminded of the old addage "don't judge a book by it's cover," when I think of Positive Approach. The facility isn't much to look at, set up in the industrial area of Tacoma. Inside, however, the dogs are happy as can be and the employees are kind, friendly, and very knowledgable. I completed an 8-week training class through P.A. and was very pleased with the positive methodology, as well as the additional help and support I recieved from the trainers in training my young pup. The trainers come a wide variety of backgrounds -- humane society behaviorists, former wild animal trainers for zoos, etc.

The daycare is good fun and constantly monitored. My dog literally leaps out of my car when we arrive and greets the employees with unparalleled excitement. They know her extremely well and have even done some additional obedience work with her while I was at work. They clipped her nails for me, too -- free of charge! The facility also offers the trainers' favorite toys (tested for durability and for mental engagement), products, and foods. They offer them at good deals.

As with any doggie daycare facility, your dog may need a wipe down when they get home. P.A. does a good job of keeping the facility clean, but dogs will be dogs and they could care less what they play through. I just got into the habbit of wiping my dog with a wet cloth and giving her a spritz of "doggie Febreeze." Then, every two weeks I'd throw her in the tub. P.A. is a great option for those of you who work or have hectic schedules. The folks there KNOW dogs and LOVE dogs. I wouldn't take my pouch to anyone else in Tacoma! I've been looking for places in Seattle -- my job requires I move North -- and nothing quite compares. It is rare for a facility to offer daycare and such knowledgable training.

Don't be fooled by appearances... this place is great!

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I tried this facility for daycare for my young dog to go to once or twice a week for socialization with other dogs and people. They are close to my workplace and have good hours. They also do not charge for the initial temperament evaluation of your dog. Lastly, my mom had taken her dog through an obedience class with her dog here, and had been really pleased.

My pup finished his first day completely exhausted. Some of the staff are very nice, others are just doing a job, and don't really seem to care. I was pretty happy, but my puppy was very stinky at the end of the day, and when I lifted him into the car, I realized he was soaked in urine. This must have been because the dogs aren't let outside to go potty. They are all just allowed to go wherever they want indoors, which I don't think is a very good practice when trying to housebreak a new dog.

I'll probably bring my dog there once in awhile for exercise and playtime, but I'm also checking out the several other similar facilities that are nearby.

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I tried this facility for daycare for my young dog to go to once or twice a week for socialization with other dogs and people. They are close to my workplace and have good hours. They also do not charge for the initial temperament evaluation of your dog. Lastly, my mom had taken her dog through an obedience class with her dog here, and had been really pleased.

My pup finished his first day completely exhausted. Some of the staff are very nice, others are just doing a job, and don't really seem to care. I was pretty happy, but my puppy was very stinky at the end of the day, and when I lifted him into the car, I realized he was soaked in urine. This must have been because the dogs aren't let outside to go potty. They are all just allowed to go wherever they want indoors, which I don't think is a very good practice when trying to housebreak a new dog.

I'll probably bring my dog there once in awhile for exercise and playtime, but I'm also checking out the several other similar facilities that are nearby.

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