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We offer a variety of positive-reinforcement training solutions that are enjoyable for both the dog and the owner.

Online Dog Training Course

This online training course will cover all the basic commands we expect from our dogs. The beauty of an online course is you can work on your own schedule, at your own pace! This online course also comes with two free phone consultations! This ensures you’re not on your own. Get expert advice along the […]

What Kind of Training Does Your Dog Need?

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Upcoming Group Classes

Group classes are perfect for dogs who need to learn the basics! Sit, down, come when called, and just listening to you in general! Small class sizes make this an ideal and affordable way to train your dog.

Puppy Owners

It’s a good thing they’re cute! Puppies can be a lot of work, but don’t worry! I’m here to help you through it all! Start with a group class or get the premium puppy package which is TWO private lessons AND enrollment in the group class!  

Our Blog

4
Nov
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Ask a Trainer: My dog keeps waking me up at 3am!

A reader writes: Hi Anne…So you’ve met Freddy. He and Jake have still not seemed to be able to sleep through the whole night. Mostly it’s him though. I think he wakes Jake up. They sleep in their crates. They go down about 8-8:30 pm. He cries and whines at around 3 every morning. If […]

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28
Oct
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Ask a Trainer: Dog poops in the house right after being outside!

A reader asks… Hi Anne, I need help please… two mornings in a row now Zeus has gone outside – been out there for between 15-20 min and then come inside and pooped on the floor. The only time he has ever had an “accident” in the house prior to now is when he peed […]

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27
Oct
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Kids and Dogs Workshop!

Kids and dogs can make the best of friends but things can quickly go wrong. In this workshop, you will learn the common issues between dogs and kids, how to prevent them, and how to spot issues before something serious happens. The kids will also learn when it’s time to leave the dog alone and […]

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26
Oct
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Well-Trained vs. Well-Behaved

What’s the difference and why does it matter??

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is my dog normal
12
Oct
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Is My Dog Normal?

One of the biggest concerns pet parents have for their dog trainer is whether their dog is normal or not. Here’s the short answer: Yes! And here’s the long answer: A training mentor of mine, Suzi Moore, once said, “Everything a dog does is normal dog behavior. It’s just how and when they choose to […]

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5
Oct
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Why Did My Puppy Turn Into a Jerk?

Has your sweet, innocent puppy suddenly become a terror?! In this video, I explain why and when that happens!

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don't be a dick to your dog
28
Sep
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Don’t be a dick to your dog.

“Don’t be a dick to your dog. He’s a few years of your life, but you are all of his.” I saw this quote on Facebook today and I finally found something that encapsulates everything I’ve been trying to say about shock collars, choke chains, etc. This is a scary post for me to write. […]

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21
Sep
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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Why Your Dog Trainer is Like Your Personal Fitness Trainer

The most common question we get is “How long is going to take to fix my dog’s problem?” Whether it’s housebreaking, severe resource guarding, or pulling on leash….this is what every owner wants to know! And I don’t blame them! You’re about to shell out $100+ per hour to try and fix a problem that […]

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31
Aug
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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The Dangers of Trigger Stacking

What is trigger stacking and why is it such a big deal? In this video, I explain what it is and what to do about it!

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excited dog peeing
24
Aug
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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My Dog Pees When Excited!!!

Does your dog pee when he or she is too excited? For example, when you go to a new place? It’s embarrassing, isn’t it?! In this video, I discuss some protocols for curbing this behavior. 

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17
Aug
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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The #1 Thing to Teach Your Dog

If we can all teach our dog this one skill, then so many of our usual behavior problems will be fixed! When we get referrals from daycares in the area because a dog got into some trouble, THIS is the protocol we use to help the dog understand. 🙂 

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10
Aug
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How Fast Can a Dog Learn?

Ever wonder how long it’s going to take you to teach your dog a new trick or behavior? Well that question is answered in this week’s video! Whether it’s sit, down, or a more complicated trick such as putting toys away, Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA answers the age-old question…”How fast can a dog learn?”

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13
May
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Loose Leash Walking has nothing to do with the leash….what?

What? That’s crazy talk! Whatever could she mean?? Watch this week’s video to find out why I would say something so crazy!  

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26
Mar
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When can you finally consider your dog “trained?”

When can you finally consider your dog “trained?” In this week’s video, I answer that very question!

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17
Mar
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[Video] To Do or Not To Do?

It’s time for another two-minute training tip! This video asks….to do or not to do?

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13
Mar
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Video: Two-Minute Training Tip!

It’s been a while since I posted a quick and dirty training video! Here’s a super quick training tip for you today! 🙂

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How to Read Your Dog's Mind
10
Jan
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[Video] How to Read Your Dog’s Mind

Earlier this week, I gave a presentation at the University of Puget Sound called “How to Read Your Dog’s Mind.” I was lucky enough to be able to record the presentation so I could share it here, with you! Please let me know if you have any questions and be sure to subscribe so you […]

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17
Aug
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Barkbox August 2017

I have something a little fun and different to share with you today! Some of you have heard me mention that I subscribe to Barkbox. Well, here’s a reveal of what I got in the August 2017 box!

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10
Aug
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Grooming, Come When Called, Mouthing, Walking on Leash, and more!

Last night’s office hours were jam-packed with information! If you’re not already a member of the Dog Gone Good Clients private Facebook group, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to ask all your dog training questions! You can join the group by clicking here. The recording of last night’s training is available in the […]

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24
Jul
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What do Facebook, Goldfish, and Pavlov have in common?

As a dog trainer, I’m constantly seeing human behavior and secretly thinking to myself, “oh my goodness. That is just like dog training!” I try not to utter those words out loud because many people get offended if you tell them they are behaving like a dog. 🙂 However, the beauty of dog training is […]

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21
Jul
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The MAGIC WORD for Dog Training

What if I told you there was a simple, magic word that would help you with training your dog? Well, that is exactly what I explain in this training video!

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10
Jul
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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Is it time for couple’s therapy…with your dog?

Nobody rehomes their dog because he won’t sit on command. Dogs are rehomed because people don’t have time for them, they’re misbehaving, they are too exciteable, etc. What do all of these things have in common? Something is is broken with the fundamental relationship between the dog and the human. Relationships break because there is […]

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5
Jul
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Live Office Hours Every Wednesday!

Have a quick question? Come ask me in my weekly, live office hours! Every Wednesday at 6pm (Pacific Time), I will be going live in my VIP Facebook group! To join the group, click here. Tune in every Wednesday evening and ask any question your heart desires!

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28
Jun
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You’re Not Going to Hurt Her, Are You?

This past weekend I was working with a family who has a two-month old puppy. Her name is Charlee and she’s the second dog shown in the above video. The owners were telling me how she keeps chewing on everything (a very common puppy problem!) so we decided to teach her a leave-it command. After […]

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22
Jun
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Dogs Don’t Generalize Well…What does that mean?!

If you’ve worked with me in person, you have likely heard me say that “dogs don’t generalize well.” This is a critical training concept and one that every dog owner should be aware of! In this video, I explain what that phrase means and how we can combat it.

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20
Jun
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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4th of July Tips for Dog Owners

The 4th of July is right around the corner and this can be an incredibly stressful holiday for our furry friends. In this video, I explain some tips on how to have a more peaceful and happy Fourth of July!

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16
Jun
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Housetraining your Puppy or Dog!

I frequently get asked about housetraining dogs so it’s high time I posted about it! Housetraining your puppy or dog can be very simple…if you know what to do! In this video, I explain the routine for finally getting that housetraining under control.

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5
Jun
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Online Dog Training Course Now Available!

  You’re busy. I’m busy. Your dog is busy. (Ok, maybe they’re not…) You don’t have time to commit to a weekly training class for your dog! That’s why I created this online dog training course. You get everything offered in my level 1 obedience class – but from the comfort of your own home […]

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28
May
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Dog Training Hack

In this video, you’re going to learn an all-time favorite dog training hack! I’m not even exaggerating when I say this hack has saved the relationship of numerous dogs and owners!

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7
May
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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Our summer 2017 newsletter is now available! Click HERE to read it.

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5
May
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Top 9 Dog Training Mistakes

As I’ve worked with clients over the last decade, I’ve spotted a trend in what kind of dog training mistakes people make. In this video, I explain the top 9 dog training mistakes people tend to make.   Giving away the good stuff for free Doing it in one place Too many cooks in the […]

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25
Apr
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5 Reasons Why You Have a Crazy Dog

Once in a while you come across a dog that just seems downright crazy. And every so often, that dog is your dog. Barring any actual medical problems, here are 5 reasons why your dog might be a little crazy…and what you can do about it! Too much excess energy Like a toddler high on […]

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9
Mar
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[Video] The Only Thing You Need to know About Dog Training

In today’s training video, I’m going to tell you one of my biggest secrets. 🙂 This is the ONLY thing you really need to know about dog training.

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4
Mar
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Video: Don’t Be a Vending Machine!

Watch today’s video to learn how to stop being a vending machine and capitalize on what is REALLY motivating your dog.

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3
Mar
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Spring 2017 Newsletter!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be sending out a regular newsletter. Here is the Spring 2017 edition which includes articles such as: Living With Dogs Adopting a Dog Caring for an Aging Dog What to do if Your Dog is ChokingClick this link to read the entire newsletter: Spring 2017 Newsletter  

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28
Jan
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New Class Offering + Announcement!

I am very excited to announce that I will be moving my trainings to Unleashed Dog Daycare and Wellness Center beginning March 1, 2017. Classes will now have more space which means we’ll be able to do a lot more fun things! This means I can now offer a level two class which will involve […]

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dog's first day home
15
Jul
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Doggy’s First Day Home

Adopting a new dog can and should be an exciting event in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes the first day is the last and only good part of it. In my line of work, I hear many stories about dogs that had to be returned. The owners are never happy about it. People rarely, if ever, […]

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6
Jul
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Alternatives to Doggy Daycare

Doggy daycare is a fabulous way to burn off energy in your dog. However, the daycare environment isn’t right for all dogs. Just like people, dogs have different personalities, temperaments, and preferences. So what do you do if your dog doesn’t enjoy daycare? Here are some alternatives to doggy daycare that can help relieve that […]

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19
Jun
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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How to Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash

Teaching your dog to walk nicely on leash is one of the best things you can do for their quality of life. It’s highly unlikely that you’re going to walk your dog if they’re pulling you all over town. If your walks are enjoyable for you, then you’ll be more likely to take your dog […]

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30
May
Anne Larrabee CPDT-KA
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Why You Should Train Your Dog Naked

I was watching a seminar by Dr. Ian Dunbar (really awesome and pretty famous-in-the-industry dog trainer) and he was talking about training dogs naked. Now, get your mind out of the gutter. The dog is the one who is naked, not you. 😉 The basic concept of naked dog training is that you really never […]

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2
May
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How to Pick a Good Doggy Daycare

Doggy Daycare is fabulous option for working dog parents who don’t have enough time to tire their dogs out. However, not all doggie daycares are created equal! This article will tell you the main things to look for in a doggy daycare so you can make an educated decision about where your dog will be […]

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27
Apr
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Are You Sabotaging Your Dog?

There are two ways that people sabotage their dog and their dog’s training: Accidentally rewarding things we don’t want. Accidentally punishing things we do want. How is this possible? Let me paint a picture for you… Scenario 1: You come home from a long day at the office and Penny is super excited to see […]

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20
Apr
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Don’t Sign Up for Dog Training Until You Read This

Seriously. Don’t even sign up for my training until you read this. There are some things about how to pick a dog trainer that you should know. Dog training is a completely unregulated industry. You read that right. There is not a single governing agency in the entire country that requires qualifications for becoming a […]

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1
Apr
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How I Taught My Dog to Close the Back Door

Closing the back door is one of the most crowd-pleasing tricks I’ve ever taught my dog, Kirby. It’s also really convenient! The Goal: Have Kirby close the back door when I say, “Kirby, get the door!” The Method: Shaping and capturing. The Reward: Small treats Timeline: The learning curve of a dog is about 4-6 […]

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26
Mar
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Results Based Training Methods

Anne Smith CPDT-KA focuses on results-based training methods. If a dog is not responding to one method, she will adapt the training (within the positive reinforcement model) so the dog can be successful. Results are highly dependent on commitment from the owners which is why Anne clearly communicates expectations and gives each client a personalized […]

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26
Mar
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Canine Body Language

Anne Smith CPDT-KA has been studying canine body language for years. Her mission is to teach you how to accurately read, interpret, and respond to your dog’s body language. Through the use of videos, handouts, and practice exercises, you will be able to better understand what your dog is trying to communicate – both to […]

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26
Mar
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Our Training Philosophy

At Dog Gone Good Training LLC, we pride ourselves on listening to the needs of the owner. Our agenda is whatever is on your agenda. Through reward-based positive reinforcement techniques, any number of problems can be solved and behaviors trained. Our first step will be to open a communication pathway between you and your dog. […]

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