Positive Puppy Training Works


American families share their homes with an estimated 68 million dogs. Most people bring home their brand-new puppy full of dreams about having a perfect companion who will be their friend forever. How does a new puppy turn into a great dog and companion? “Not by accident,” says Joel Walton, Certified Pet Dog Trainer, lecturer and best-selling author. Joel has over 20 years of experience breeding and raising Labrador Retrievers, training puppies and dogs to be great pets, and helping owners solve their puppy dog dilemmas.

Joel will bring his own unique plan for successful puppy training  to help puppy parents do their best to get the dog they always wanted. “Positive Puppy Training Works” is Joel’s latest book on his proven nuts and bolts methods to manage and prevent common puppy problems. House training, chewing, mouthing, jumping up, and learning to be left alone when no one can watch them, will all be addressed. Best of all, his methods are fun, fast, and easy, and use ONLY rewards and positive reinforcement and common sense management techniques. You or your club or school can help puppy and dog owners continue to use positive methods with classes that teach canine etiquette without physical punishment and with love.

“Whether you are planning to get a puppy, or you have your first or your fifth puppy, my methods will help you do the best possible job managing and educating your puppy so he can grow up to be the best possible dog for your family,” says Joel. Using Joel’s easy MRE System (Management, Relationship, and Education), puppy parents will have no need for “correcting” unwanted behavior after it develops. Puppies and even older dogs can be guided to better behavior using only kindness and rewards. No puppy or dog owner should miss this chance to learn his unique approach!


Joel Walton

Joel Walton successfully served in ten different Enlisted and Officer Grades in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and then to Chief Warrant Officer while serving as an Instructor at the Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma California. After earning a Bachelors of Science degree at Boston University and serving at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, Joel retired in 1988 as a Lieutenant, with 25 years of active service.

Walton Family Dog Training LLC was founded in 1986. After training families to train their puppy dogs for many years, Joel now restricts his practice to fearful and aggressive behavior cases in the Washington, DC area. He continues to provide classes for aspiring positive dog trainers. Joel and his wife, Janet, live with over twenty five Labrador Retrievers and have retired from breeding.

Joel helped start the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1993. He founded and managed the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Email List for seven years. Joel Walton earned Level I certification through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers, the first national certification for dog trainers in history at Ellenville, NY, on September 28, 2001, his 59th birthday.

Joel’s first two books (both written with Eve Adamson), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers for Dummies were both best sellers. Positive Puppy Training Works, Joel’s first solo effort is being warmly received by the general public and positive pet dog trainers.

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.