Beth Peterson has offered positive methods of animal education in enjoyable, safe and FUN working environments - with emphasis placed on developing effective communications between pet and person - since 1975. Beth has 45-years of animal husbandry experience, a lifetime of working with animals (from shelter death-row dogs to nationally ranked Champions of conformation and obedience to active Therapy Dogs earning their highest AKC visit awards [#400 - Therapy Dog Distinguished) and helping people develop better relationships with their companions.


Our Delaware group classes are limited to 8-12 teams, meet an hour a week for 8-weeks, for the total fee of $80.00, to include an evaluation at the end of class. 


Classes offered in Dover, Smyrna, Milford & Seaford


Due to the Coronavirus State of Emergency put in place on Friday, March 13th, we have not been able to hold classes at our sites.

We will not be holding classes until we reach the governor's 3rd Phase of reopening. 

As soon as we can, we will finish our current classes and begin new ones in ALL locations.

If you have questions about your dog's behavior - send me a note explaining it in an email and I will do my best to answer.

Looking forward seeing you as soon as possible. Please check back with me here, and at the Kent County Parks & Rec website.

Thank you for understanding

Beth Peterson

Beth is available for private consultations & in-your-home sessions. Please contact her through this site or at Beth@PetersonsPositivePups.com for more information!



For over 45 years, I have found positive reinforcement to be the most successful and enjoyable way to communicate and work with animals. I am pleased to share my knowledge of animals, their behaviors, and positive-based behavior modification techniques. I offer private, group classes, barn calls, workshops, and evaluations.  Beth Peterson


Teaching since 1975, offering Delaware residents a positive reinforcement-based training alternative since 1988. and sharing Therapy Dog education since 1990.

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- Group Classes

-Therapy Dog Classes
- In-Home Evaluations
- Head-Start Training
- In-Home Sessions
- Supplies & Toys


9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday - Saturday


Cell: (302) 747-6953 (Dover DE)



Group Classes in Dover, Smyrna, Milford & Seaford 

Foundation (AKC STAR Puppy), What Every Good Dog Should  Know (AKC CGC) Advanced Good Dog (CGC-Advanced & CGC-Urban), Therapy Dog (NCTD), AKC Trick Dog Titling, Rally & Basic Obedience, Tellington TTouch and Pet First Aid


Private, in-your-home, Sessions


Cell: 302.747.6953

The Three

Three of our Australian Shepherds - Piper (red merle), Roopy (black tri) & Papillion (blue bi merle). These three participated in conformation, obedience, rally, stock work as well as being highly recognized Therapy Dogs!