About Us

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Pawsitive Furkids Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore registered dog training academy founded by lifelong dog devotees and accredited trainers, Patrick Koh and Veronica Tan. In 2012, their devotion and boundless love for their furkids inspired them to seek out better methods of pet training. Pawsitive Furkids' mission is to transform pet training into a Pawsitive experience for both furkid and human alike. We are ardent advocates of positive reinforcement pet training methods as it creates a safe, stress-free and happy environment conducive to learning. 

Patrick Koh

Patrick has honed his methods under the expert tutorship well-renowned animal behavioural expert, Peggy O. Swager, is Low-Stress Handling® Silver Certified and is a certified Project ADORE trainer with SPCA.  Patrick’s success in coaching his canine charges is a testament to these techniques which he has used to successfully communicate with dogs of all types. He is well experienced in coaching shy, stubborn or even unfriendly dogs. In his capable hands, frightened dogs will become confident, and rowdy pets will be transformed into obedient furkids. 

Veronica Tan

Veronica is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach  (CCFC), with Do More With Your Dog!, the world’s leading trick dog organisation. She was awarded Trainer of the Year by CTDI in 2020. Veronica has trained countless dogs to achieve the highest attainment – the prestigious Trick Dog Champion title. She believes that showmanship breeds mutual understanding and a more fulfilling relationship. Her classes on dog tricks build confidence, respect, and abilities; elevating canine friendships to a higher level.

Credentials

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Problem Solving Dog Behaviour Issues Using Positive Techniques 
– Peggy O Swager

Reactive Dog Lecture including Case Studies 
– Peggy O Swager

Understanding Conditioned Fear Response 

– Peggy O Swager

Introduction to Animal Psychology Certificate: Pets Behaviour 

– Elmira Strange
 

Trick Dog Champion 

– Do More With Your Dog

 

Expert Trick Dog 

– Do More With Your Dog

 

Advanced Trick Dog 

– Do More With Your Dog

 

Intermediate Trick Dog 

– Do More With Your Dog

Novice Trick Dog 

– Do More With Your Dog

Race Certificate "Big Bad Boom"

– Foote and Friends

 Pet Perception & Communication and How it Differs from Human

– Ceva

Puppy Socialisation Part 1

– Ceva

Puppy Socialisation Part 2

– Ceva

Noise Phobia in Dogs - Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

– Ceva

Dog Trainer Foundations

– Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior 

Master Course - Aggression in Dogs

– Michael Shikashio CDBC

Learning Theory Applied

– Cheryl L.Aguiar, Ph.D.