Meet the Pawsitive Difference Family

Each of us here at Pawsitive Difference has a unique story to tell. We come from varied backgrounds and walks of life but we all share one thing in common-Our love of dogs and people and the desire to improve the quality of life for both through training. Here, clients become friends and friends become family. We are always looking forward towards the future by continuing our training education, improving and adding new services, but never forgetting where we come from. This business was founded on the principals of hard work, a strong sense of family and community, pride in a job well done and the passion and drive to make a difference, one dog at a time. We strive to exceed our clients expectations as we know that they are the building blocks of our business.

Darcey Shank~ Owner/Trainer

RJae is our grandson and loves helping every chance he gets.

The Guerrero Family~Dan is a Combat Veteran that helps in the training of Service Dogs with other Veterans.

Kelsye Praest  is our daughter and one of our remote trainers working in the Lewiston and Orofino ID areas. 

Jayden is our granddaughter, and like her brother RJae, comes to many training sessions with us.

Rick Shank ~ Owner/Trainer


Hayden, ID 83835, USA

Contact Information:


Follow us on:

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon