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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 humans alike. We are ardent advocates of positive reinforcement pet training methods as it creates a safe, stress-free, and happy environment conducive to learning. 

We are AVS-Accredited Certified (AVS-ACDT) in Singapore and are Knowledge-Accessed (CPDT-KA).

Patrick Koh

Patrick has honed his methods under the expert tutorship of well-renowned animal behavioural expert, Peggy O. Swager, is Low-Stress Handling® Silver Certified, and is a certified Project ADORE trainer with SPCA, SOSD (Dog Shelter Volunteer & Donation Singapore) & MARS (Mercylight Animal Rescue Shelter).  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), as well as a Stunt Dog Judge 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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CCTA Certified Dog Trainer (CCDT) – CATCH Canine Trainers Academy

Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (Patrick)

Accredited Dog Trainer (ADT) – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (Veronica)

Professional Member – International Association of Canine Professionals

APDT Membership Certificate – Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Application of Positive Training Techniques in Obedience & Rally 
– Tia Reinschmidt

BATting 1000 for Dog Reactivity 
– Active Paws Pte Ltd

Fun Nose Work Games for Pet Dogs 
– Dom Hodgson

Growl Class Workshop 
– Dr Ian Dunbar

How to Work with Aggressive Dogs 
– Ted Efthymiadis

Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression – Dr Ian Dunbar
 

Reliability and Games Workshop 
– Dr Ian Dunbar

Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behaviour & Training Problems 
– Dr Ian Dunbar

Skills Certificate in Pet Care & Animal Management (Companion Animals) 

– Temasek Polytechnic

Puppy Behavior for the Veterinary Staff: The Young Puppy

– Ceva

Puppy Behavior for the Veterinary Staff: The Older Puppy

– Ceva

Puppy Behavior for the Veterinary Staff: The Growing Puppy

– Ceva

Puppy Behavior Consultant Certificate

– Foote and Friends

Pet First Aid and CPR Certificate

– International College of Canine Studies

Solving House Training Issues

– International College of Canine Studies
 

Fear Free Shelter Program Core Modules

– Fear Free Shelters

Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator

– Dognostics Career Center

Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program – Fear Free Pets (Patrick)

Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program – Fear Free Pets (Veronica)

Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach

– Do More With Your Dog

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed

– CCPDT, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

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.

Dog Behavior Conference 2022 –
Victoria Stilwell Academy

Aggression in Dogs Conference 2022 – Michael Shikashio CDBC

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