Pawsitive K9 Trainer

Be Pawsitive While Nurturing the Human Animal Bond

Pawsitive K9 Trainer is a dog training service provider offering group and private lessons in the Kansas City and Johnson County, Kansas areas. Classes are focused on teaching obedience, manners and more in a fun, positive learning environment filled with treats, tail wagging and doggone fun.

Meet the Trainer

My name is Tammy Smith and I am the owner of Pawsitive K9 Trainer. After graduating from Washburn University in 1999 with a psychology degree, I returned to the Kansas City area and worked at a veterinary hospital starting in 2001. While working in the hospital, I met two dog trainers who re-ignited my love of dogs and mentored me by providing their seasoned knowledge. After my time at the vet hospital, I went on to study under Dennis Bastian, one of the Midwest’s premier dog trainers.


I have been a dog lover my whole life, and was inspired to start my own business, Pawsitive Transport, in 2010. That business slowly evolved into Pawsitive K9 Trainer. I have worked with Dennis Bastian for over a year long apprenticeship prior to going out on my own. I also worked for a week long intense study with national trainer, Nicole Skeehan owner of Philly Unleashed. I have tested and certified two dogs for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and certified one dog as a R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog). I am passionate about helping dogs and their owners improve communication and nurture their natural bond in a “pawsitive” way.

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