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Tracey Hagan

I have over a decade of training experience. Through working with clients for obedience, behavior issues, and service and therapy work, I have learned that the most important thing is to help my clients by 1) Gaining clarity of underlying issues that is causing the dog's behavior  2)  Implementing strategies to eliminate the problem behavior immediately, and 3)  Design a long-term behavior change plan to teach your dog how to happily behave forever.

Why should you choose me?   My credentials:

  • CPDT-KA   Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed. (CCPDT)

  • CBCC-KA   Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed (CCPDT)

  • CSAT  Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer  (Marlena DeMartini)

  • CTDI   Certified Trick Dog Instructor. (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Fear Free Certified Professional

  • AKC Evaluator

  • CLASS Instructor / Evaluator    Canine Life and Social Skills. (APDT)

  • Stunt Dog Judge (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Canine Conditioning Coach (Do More With Your Dog)

  • Be a Tree Presenter (Doggone Safe)

  • Kentucky Shock-Free Coalition Regional Coordinator

  • Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild

  • Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network

I am constantly learning and keeping up with the latest science-based, force-free training and techniques.  I am constantly trying to improve my own training skills and my knowledge of how to help my clients and their dogs through continuing education.

"I recommend Pawsitive Purpose based on my dog Willa's progress. She's a German shepherd puppy and needed and needs help with her fear of dogs. She has come a long way in just 8 weeks of training with Tracey! You guys are the best and thank you!" - Amanda H.

Perfect focus and attention

I adhere to the CCPDT Humane Hierarchy and Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behavior modification and training.