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The road to a perfect puppy!

Get your puppy trained now for a lifetime of good behaviors.

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You do not have to live with problem behaviors.

Start fixing behavior problems today.

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

Meet Anne

  Anne Smith CPDT-KA has been training dogs for 7 years in Tacoma, WA. She has three dogs, two of whom are rescue dogs. Anne is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. In her free time, Anne volunteers at the […]

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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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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 Smith 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
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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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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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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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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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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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