Paws’itive Teams philosophy is to specifically serve individuals residing in San Diego County. This local focus allows us to take a comprehensive approach to serving people with disabilities within our San Diego community. We customize our programs to meet each person’s unique needs. Furthermore, we provide ongoing long-term support and training for the life of the service animal. Also, we conduct an active local educational outreach program to improve public sensitivity to people with disabilities.
Our Service Dogs in-training live with our volunteer trainers from puppy hood through placement, ensuring skilled, consistent training. This eliminates the high fixed-costs of kenneling and its concomitant stress on the animals. Paws’itive Teams uses only positive reinforcement training (Operant Conditioning), a proven method based on sound scientific principles.
Paws’itive Teams has created new programs for disabled individuals in San Diego County. It has been our goal not to replicate programs already in existence, but to offer new, unique services.
Furthermore, we have a number of “meet and greet” therapy dog programs active in San Diego County. Our PAAT Goal-Directed Therapy Dog Program is unique in that the certified handler/therapy dog teams work directly with professionals in a “goal directed” therapy. Our Personal Paws Therapy Program is also a unique service not being offered by any other organizations in San Diego County.
In conclusion, we believe in quality training for our service dogs, so the disabled individual would have the best trained service dog for them.