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Karen with her Dog B.O.N.E.S. certified Reading Team and Therapy dog,
Cabo,he was adopted in 2008 at 11 months of age.

Karen Lanoue-Lambrecht C.P.D.T.-K.A.   

Owner,Trainer PAWS-itively Obedient  
Professional Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-K.A. - #003680  
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator - #5488
Associate Certified Behavior Consultant IAABC 
Therapy Dog and Reading Partner Team with Cabo(golden retriever) Member #2009-497
Karen Lanoue-Lambrecht is the head instructor and owner of PAWS-itively Obedient. Karen graduated from Becker Junior College in 1976, where she received an Associate of Science degree in the Veterinary Assistant Program. She was a veterinary technician at Angell Memorial Hospital for nearly seven years. While there Karen became interested in dog training as she had acquired an untrained 9 month old American Eskimo pup who had numerous behavior problems. Karen took him to a companion class given by Dr. Amy Marder, an animal behaviorist-veterinarian at Angell Memorial Hospital.
 Soon after completing the course Karen asked to monitor the classes to learn more. She became seriously interested in behavior/training and was offered a job as a training assistant for Dr. Marder's classes.

 She fueled her interest by attending classes and reading books by other trainers. Karen has received national certification as a professional dog trainer. Karen's philosophy was guided by the positive reinforcement techniques taught by Dr. Ian Dunbar a noted behaviorist and veterinarian. He started an Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1993 of which Karen is a current member. Their mission is to build better trainers through education. Karen embraces that mission and believes that through her instruction she can build more knowledgeable dog owners.

Karen moved to Marshfield in 1995 and found there was not much of a choice in training classes for owners and their puppies. She started her own business and offered outdoor classes through the Norwell Recreation Department. Karen now offers in home instruction from 9 weeks of age to adult and offers Puppy K levels I & II,Good Manners Levels I & II classes at locations in Pembroke. Special classes for Hide and Seek-Sniff It (scent class) ,Novice Rally, Intro to Agility and Canine Good Citizen are offered numerous times throughout the year also.

Karen's instruction classes are recommended by her satisfied clients and many local veterinarians and the Yankee Golden Retriever Club.
Call :617-413-1510 for Private in home instruction and consultation.

Jackie Levy, CVT, CPDT-KA, CCRP

CPDT-K.A. certificate # 1081562
CGC Evaluator
Trainer, Paws-itively Obedient
I started working with Karen in March of 2001 as a training assistant on Saturday mornings. Many years later, I am still dedicated to puppies/dogs and their owners! I am a Certified Veterinary Technician and work full time as a Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital. I have two Labrador Retrievers, Maggie and Monte Carlo.

Training for Karen is fun for me. I get my “puppy fix” and an amazing opportunity to help people understand their dog’s behavior and how to deal with it. I have one dog that has graduated from Karen’s classes and one that hasn’t, and the difference between the two is amazing! The bond you develop with your dog through this type of training is something that you can feel really proud of.

Kara Firnrohr C.P.D.T.-K.A.

CPDT –K.A. certificate # 1081559
CGC Evaluator # 43103
Trainer, Paws-itively Obedient
Back in 2002 I found myself the proud owner of my second yellow Labrador retriever. Hannah was a sweet little pup who loved to cuddle and was a great companion to Chelsea, my 2 year old Lab. Her personality inspired me to want to do therapy work with her so I needed a professional trainer.

I found Karen Lanoue - Lambrecht and Paws-itively Obedient and I never left.

Karen’s lessons of using patience, respect, treats, play and relationship building to train Hannah got me hooked! A couple of months after completing class, I contacted Karen and asked if she needed an assistant and she was willing to take me in.
Fast forward several years and here I am. My dogs, Chelsea and Hannah have both learned agility and Hannah not only earned her therapy dog certificate but also her Canine Good Citizen and her Rally Obedience Novice title. Training my dogs has become a joy and I love the opportunity I now have to share all that knowledge with you!
During the day I work full time for a transfer agency in the financial services industry. I have done corporate training in this field but training people and their puppies/dogs is more fun! 

Beth Ethier 

Dog Training # = ABC15611
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator  # = 40155 
About 2 years ago, I brought a 4 month old male Black Lab into my home and introduced him to my 5 year old female Chocolate Lab, Jesse. Dylan and Jesse got along great.   Jesse had been the dream puppy. She was easily trained with a sweet personality that made her everyone’s favorite dog.

However, my newly acquired buddy, Dylan, had some serious possession aggression issues. I had the Vet check him out, brought him to a behaviorist and hired a trainer. I was mortified when the trainer did an alpha roll with my puppy. I even had a well known professional dog trainer with his own TV show tell me to take this puppy back to the breeder. I had a dangerous dog. It was then I decided there had to be a better way.
I enrolled in Animal Behavior College which focuses on positive motivational methods of training. I graduated in 10 months and became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer.  Dylan was with me every step of the way and is now a well mannered, well trained dog and now is a certified Therapy Dog. I began working with my mentor Karen Lambrecht right after I graduated and I love every minute of it. I am currently a Corporate Training Director in the business world and look forward to someday leaving the Corporate world behind and “going to the dogs” full time.

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