Welcome to the A Pawsitive K9 Training Website!

A Pawsitive K9 Trainings goal is to help people create better relationships with their dogs through improving training and handling skills by utilizing positive and reward based, dog-friendly training techniques.

Classes are currently in session. Jump in with your canine anytime. See our Calendar for dates and times.

Who are we?

  • Marj Spence

    Margaret 'Marj' Spence has been teaching pet dog training in the Gainesville area since 2004. Marj is a professional member of APDT and is a CPDT-KA Trainer, a member of the American Kennel Club, and is a Therapy Dog International Evaluator as well as an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®, Canine Good Citizen® and Community Canine® Evaluator.

  • Michelle Maloy

    Michelle has been an assistant trainer with A Pawsitive K9 Training since 2008 and a trainer since 2010. She is a member of APDT and is a member of the American Kennel Club as well as an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®, Canine Good Citizen® and Community Canine® Evaluator. Michelle also offers daily training, grooming and pet sitting services.

Performance Events

We specialize in teaching performace events such as Obedience, Rally, and Agility.

  • Obedience

    Obedience training and trials help dogs learn to behave well at home and in public.

  • Rally

    AKC Rally® shows off your dog's training by mastering a course full of fun exercises.

  • Agility

    Agility demonstrates teamwork through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, and weave poles.

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GO TEAMS at the Eustis Rally Trial

Have fun at the Eustis Rally Trial! Visualize success and give yourself permission to qualify... but keep the humor as nature can humble you.

In the Rally of life, you all qualify and are Winners because of the communication bond you have spent building in training your dog. In turn, this has given you a different perspective, balance, training/work ethic, mental toughness, confidence and understanding.

SO GO TEAMS! Count the new experiences, and the new friends you & your dog make along the way.