AVS (formerly AVA) accredited Patrick Koh, together with Veronica Tan, founded Pawsitive Furkids Pte Ltd out of their love for dogs. Having grown up with dogs all their lives, Patrick and Veronica embarked on their dog training career after adopting Obed Blessing, their Singapore Special, in 2012 with the support of Waggies master trainer Patrick Wong.
Patrick started researching on other ways of training shy and skittish dogs after observing that these dogs did not respond well to aversive training methods and instead became more fearful.
Under the guidance of his mentor, Peggy O. Swager, an animal behavioural specialist and professional dog trainer with over 20 years of experience as well as author of dog training books, Patrick began practicing behavioural modification techniques on some of the shelter dogs at Mercylight Limited where they volunteer at.
Having found his passion in training dogs, Patrick is all geared up to make dog training fun and effective for humans as well as their furkids and is now Low Stress Handling® Silver Certified.
Both Patrick and Veronica firmly believe that all dogs can be trained provided their families are willing to spend time and put in love, patience and effort.
Veronica is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and Canine Conditioning Coach (CCC) with Do More With Your Dog, world’s leading trick dog organisation. She has trained Obed who has proudly achieved the highest attainment – the prestigious Champion Trick Dog title. She believes that training a dog to perform tricks and stunts can create a better bond between the human and furkid as it helps improve communication with your dog and, better still, it’s FUN!
To educate, encourage and empower furkid owners to enrich the relationship with their pets in a fun and positive way, thereby helping to minimize the number of unwanted pets.
To see furkid owners enjoying the company of their pets.
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
Introduction to Animal Psychology Certificate: Pets Behaviour – Elmira Strange
Problem Solving Dog Behaviour Issues Using Positive Techniques – Peggy O Swager
Reactive Dog Lecture including Case Studies – Peggy O Swager
Reliability and Games Workshop (2 days) – 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
Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression – Dr Ian Dunbar
Understanding Conditioned Fear Response – Peggy O Swager
Novice Trick Dog – Do More With Your Dog
Intermediate Trick Dog – Do More With Your Dog
Advanced Trick Dog – Do More With Your Dog
Expert Trick Dog – Do More With Your Dog
Trick Dog Champion – Do More With Your Dog