Turn mayhem into manners!For the puppy owner!For the BUSY dog owner

Turn mayhem into manners!

Private Lessons | Group Classes | Behavior Modification

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For the puppy owner!

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

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For the BUSY dog owner

Online training course now available!

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Turn mayhem into manners.

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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 […]

Private Lessons

Ready to turn mayhem into manners? Private lessons are perfect for rambunctious, shy, and aggressive dogs.

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

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
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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 and […]

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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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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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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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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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