Canine Lifestyle Coaching

Residential Dog Training with a differenceSimone & Blue

Pawsitive offers a very special training service for your dog that you will not find with other training establishments. Canine Lifestyle Coaching is a personalised residential dog training service where your dog comes to live in the home of trainer and behaviourist, Simone Day MSc, to be trained using kind, effective, reward based methods within a caring home environment.

This unique service offers your dog a level of attention, care and home comforts that larger residential dog training kennels simply cannot provide. With Canine Lifestyle Coaching your dog becomes one of our family during its training programme and is treated as an individual. Because of this individual approach, Canine Lifestyle Coaching is suitable for puppies, adolescents and adult dogs of any breed. Programmes are based upon your individual needs and requirements as an owner and tailored specifically to your dog’s developmental stage, temperament and abilities.

Canine Lifestyle Coaching will help your dog learn all of the skills necessary to be a well mannered and integrated member of its home and wider community. We recognise that life in London places different and far greater expectations for good behaviour on a dog than rural life does and Canine Lifestyle Coaching caters specifically for this. It makes sense that your dog is trained within the environment that it lives. Good manners within the home are difficult to teach within a kennel based environment and walking calmly along busy city streets or settling by your feet at a bustling street cafe cannot be practiced at a rural training centre.

Pawsitive is based in beautiful Blackheath in Southeast London, so your dog is never far away or required to travel long distances to reach us. We only work with one dog at a time to maintain individual attention and flexibility in the work we do with your dog. We have our own secure 130 foot garden where your dog can relax and play, with plenty of outdoor training space in the form of Blackheath and Greenwich Park plus a variety of urban environments to practice developing the skills dogs require in day to day city life.

Appropriate behaviour within the home is cultivated within a real home environment throughout each and every day, not just during scheduled training times, and our friendly resident dogs act as good role models for younger dogs, helping them to develop appropriate social skills. Your dog will never be kennelled or shut away on its own. In fact, there are no kennels here at all. Instead, your dog will live in our home and sleep on a comfortable bed, it will have constant access to our garden, a variety of fun toys to play with, real bones to chew on, human and canine company, and the highest quality food at mealtimes.

At Pawsitive, we don’t just train basic obedience commands to your dog. We take a more holistic approach and work towards developing a happy, well balanced dog that is comfortable with all aspects of city life, and that is what distinguishes Canine Lifestyle Coaching as a truly unique and exceptional service. To discuss your requirements further, enquire about pricing, or to arrange a booking, please visit our Contact page.

Please note we cannot accept dogs with aggression issues onto the Canine Lifestyle Coaching programme, although Simone will happily work with you on a one-to-one basis if you are experiencing an aggression problem with your dog.

Areas Served

Abbey Wood











Crystal Palace

Denmark Hill




Forest Hill


Grove Park

Hither Green






New Cross






Shooters Hill


Surrey Quays


Upper Norwood