About Good Dog Training

Our goal is to help you get the training you need as conveniently and affordably as possible. Training takes place in your home, so we can make a plan and give you games and exercises that fit your real life. We cover a lot in a 1-hour lesson so you have a lot to work with. Many clients find that they see positive change after just one lesson.

A Positive Approach Brings Positive Results

While most trainers focus just on skills, we start by helping you build a relationship where your dog sees you as the parent he wants to follow, look to for guidance, and listen to. Then we layer the skills you want over that foundation so your dog has real obedience, not just tricks for treats. Dogs with aggression issues, separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and other problem behaviors are finally able to feel safe and form secure attachments with this approach as they build confidence, trust and communication. Your dog is rewarded for good behaviors instead of being bribed or punished to try to stop bad behaviors. He learns he has choices and a safe structure he can rely on.

Dogs can also suffer from trauma in their lives so in addition to more traditional training we also offer energetic healing to help your dog move into a better space not controlled by past negative experiences or energies.

Types of Training Offered:
• Puppy Training                                                       • Fear/Aggression Issues
• Canine Good Citizen Training and Certification     • Hearing Alert Dog Training
• Separation Anxiety                                                 • Basic Obedience Skills

The Mission

 

Too many dogs are relegated to back yards or end up in shelters because of behavior problems that can be easily fixed with a little training. We believe that training should be affordable so that everyone can get the help they need. Even if you would never surrender your dog to a shelter, there's no reason to live with bad behaviors that get in the way of you enjoying your dog and making him a happy member of your family.

 

Good Dog Training aims to cover as much as we can in a 1-hour lesson that's tailored to you and your dog. We want to give you a lot to work with so you can see real results without spending a lot of money. We never make you sign up for multiple lessons or try to sell you on fancy equipment. If one lesson can give you everything you need...Great! If you need more lessons to help you with your skills or take your dog to the next level...Great! We're here to work with you however you need it.