I think we can all agree that if there’s a silver lining to be found in our Covid-19 social distancing measures it is that we get to spend time working on our relationships with our families and pets. In the last month I’ve helped to put together 2 trampolines and a jungle gym. As a […]
There are two common misconceptions about socializing dogs. The first is that you need excessive interaction with other people and dogs. The second is that you can’t work on socialization at home. For our purposes here socializing is the act of introducing your dog to as many facets of his world as possible, allowing him to […]
As the world is rapidly changing around us in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have found ourselves sequestered at home. It’s very likely that our dogs are LOVING this new set up due to the increased pets, attention, and treats we are all likely giving them! However, the feeling may not be […]
Our new seminar is open for registrations! 7 Days to a Better Dog will teach you a proven 7-day action plan to improve your dog’s behavior. Each time you repeat the 7-day process, your dog will get better and better. The seminar is a humans-only event, but the registration fee includes your entire household!!! Registration […]
I was at a work training the other day. It was called “Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset.” If you have have an opportunity to go to this training, GO! There are also three books – all by The Arbinger Institute – available on Amazon that also explain the material. At the end of class, […]
The answer to this question is one word: DISTRACTIONS! You see, dogs don’t generalize well. That means if you teach them a rock solid sit-stay in your kitchen and then go to another room, your dog is not going to understand that the same rules apply. Dogs need to be taught that the rules of […]
With the plethora of options out there for dog training books, I wanted to narrow down the selection to my person favorites. There is A LOT of bad information out there but these books represent the most highly scientific, accurate, and curated information I can provide to you. It’s certainly not exhaustive and I’m adding […]
One of the most common questions we get is “How do I stop my dog from digging?!” There is one main reason dogs dig. IT’S FUN! Our best bet is going to make sure digging is not fun. However, we’re not going to do it in a mean, punitive way! First, we need to make […]
I was reading posts on the Nextdoor app the other day and saw one that peaked my interest. A neighbor was asking what to do about our impending storm! He has a hyper, young dog that needs lots of walks and exercise. Well, walking in the pouring rain is certainly not fun or enjoyable! He […]
We are now introducing in person seminars! This is a humans-only event that you will get a TON of information to take home and apply immediately to your dog! You will gain a better understanding of your dog. GUARANTEED. You will learn how to interpret what your dog is thinking and feeling. You will learn […]
Any client who worked with me during the first half of 2018 knows that my Golden Retriever, Doctor, was refusing to come inside the house. I would beg. I would plead. I might have even shouted in frustration a couple times. This was the time in his life where Doctor earned the nickname “Dog turd.” […]
How do you get your dog to stop jumping on you? I’ve tried ignoring the jumping, telling him no jumping, making him sit when he jumps. We still tell him no jumping probably 80% of the time. We ignored the jumping constantly for about 5 days… he got more persistent when we ignored it and would […]
Hi Anne, [My dog] will poo about 10 minutes into the walk usually. BUT, he won’t even pee in the back! He would before we moved, but now we moved to a new place that doesn’t have the best landscaping-not great grass-and hasn’t had any dogs so it doesn’t smell doggie- the 2 things I think […]
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 […]
What’s the difference and why does it matter??
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 […]
Has your sweet, innocent puppy suddenly become a terror?! In this video, I explain why and when that happens!
“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. […]
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!
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.
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. 🙂
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?”
What? That’s crazy talk! Whatever could she mean?? Watch this week’s video to find out why I would say something so crazy!
When can you finally consider your dog “trained?” In this week’s video, I answer that very question!
It’s been a while since I posted a quick and dirty training video! Here’s a super quick training tip for you today! 🙂
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!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Our summer 2017 newsletter is now available! Click HERE to read it.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]