GOOD DOG! - DOG TRAINING

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN, OBEDIENCE, BEHAVIOR MOD, SOCIALIZATION and MORE!

BEING A DOG IS FUN! BEING A GOOD DOG! IS EVEN BETTER!

Don't have the time to train your dog? Going on vacation or a business trip?  Coming to St. Augustine for a visit and want to bring your dog? Want more for your dog than just boarding them in a kennel?   Ask about GOOD DOG! BED-n-BISCUITS - POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE, IN-HOUSE TRAINING & BOARD PROGRAM!  http://bednbiscuits.webs.com   Your dog becomes a member of our pack, in our home!  Whether it's boarding, obedience training or behavior modification and boarding, give us a call - 904 824-2079


GOOD DOG!  has something for everyone! 

We offer POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE techniques for preventative, maintenance, and corrective programs.

Being a smart dog owner, no doubt you will want to prevent problems before they occur.  However, often there are times when that cannot be done, and a situation has gotten out of hand.  Don't panic! 

Give us a call at 904-824-2079 or drop us an e-mail at goodog@bellsouth.net

Make training a fun experience for you and your dog.  We encourage the entire family get involved!

GOOD DOG! is always open to suggestions, so if you don't find exactly what you are looking for, let us know.  

 Watch for our specials and highlighted alumni discounts.

We gladly offer discounts to rescues and senior citizens.

GOOD DOG! is licensed, bonded and insured.

 

Accredited by BETTER BUSINES BUREAU OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

 

IN-HOUSE - POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE TRAINING & BOARD 

Don’t have the time? Puppy antics or your dog’s behavioral issues more than you can handle?  Going on vacation and want more for your dog than just being boarded?  Don't panic!  Don't feel guilty.  We handle the hard part and dirty work for you!

 

Would you like your puppy or dog to earn their AKC Canine Good Citizen or S.T.A.R. Puppy certification?  We can help you!

 

GOOD DOG! offers in-house, and we mean in-house, POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE IN-HOUSE TRAINING & BOARD for:

 

Obedience Trainin – Includes: sit, down, stay, focus, come, heel, leave it, give and more!

Housebreaking

Crate Training

Desensitizing – fear of people, dogs, cats, noises, new experiences

Socialization

Behavior Modification

*AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification

*AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certification (6 week minimum)

 

No indoors or outdoors kennels.  This isn’t a formal, detached, institutional facility where your pet will be crated or kenneled all day, and left alone all night.  Your puppy or dog will be part of the family; as well as become a pack member with our dogs and cats. 

 

The 28-day inclusive training program takes place in our home.  Your puppy or dog will also be included in 3-6 group-training classes. 

 

*Note: An independent AKC CGC Evaluator will perform AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and S.T.A.R Puppy certification evaluation.  For more information, call us at 904 824-2079

                                                                            

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Seven weeks of 1-hour classes, full of activity and fun geared to your puppy's high energy and short attention span.  GOOD DOG!  uses only POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE methods.  This class is for puppies 8 weeks and older.  It is also the perfect place to start with older dogs who have had little or no formal obedience training.  In this class, they will learn to COME when called, walk on a loose leash, and respond to verbal and hand cues for SIT, DOWN, STAY, FOCUS, LEAVE IT, and GIVE.  You will also receive tips on housebreaking, excessive barking, chewing, jumping, chasing, and nipping.  Your puppy will be desensitized to everyday things such as: other dogs, loud noises, traffic, new people, and more.  It's fun for you and your pup!  PRIOR TO CLASS, PUPPIES MUST HAVE PROOF OF SECOND SET OF SHOTSOPTIONAL:  NEW - January 2009, as part of your PUPPY KINDERGARTEN experience, we will  offer the option of preparing your puppy (up to 1 year old)  for AKC S.T.A.R PUPPY PROGRAM - the puppy level of the AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) certification.

 

OBEDIENCE- BASIC, INTERMEDIATE  & ADVANCED

Seven weeks of 1-hour classes, to teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE methods.  Classes are informative and fun.  There is a MEET & GREET before each class, so owners and dogs can compare notes on their training, ask questions, and burn off some of that excess energy, before the dogs settle down to the serious business of being a GOOD DOG!  Your commitment of time, will result in your well-mannered dog being welcomed almost anywhere.  PRIOR TO CLASS, ALL INOCULATIONS MUST BE CURRENT.

   SOCIALIZATION

Seven weeks of 1-hour class, held at different locations, to help your dog adjust to new experiences.  By desensitizing your dog, you will make it less anxious and fearful.  We will instruct you how to use POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE techniques to help your dog learn how to make a comfortable adjustment to other dogs, strange noises, new people, and new places.  Sadly, most dogs with poor socialization skills are unhappy dogs.  By socializing your dog, you will expand their opportunities for a more interesting life.  You will also establish a strong bond and unspoken form of communication, which your dog will find comforting.  By reinforcing that invaluable bond of trust, your dog will be a healthier and happier companion.  PRIOR TO CLASS, ALL INOCULATIONS MUST BE CURRENT.

 

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Done as private classes, in order to effectively address the issue or issues at hand.  Inappropriate behavior is the primary reason most dogs are abandoned, taken to shelters, or euthanized.  Excessive barking, digging, jumping, abandonment issues, housebreaking, chasing, fear issues, food aggression, and many more problems can be corrected by using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE methods.  By investing the time to work with your dog to change inappropriate behavior, you will be doing your part to prevent another unhappy ending.

 

AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® CERTIFICATE

Four weeks of 1-hour preparation classes and the 10-Step test.  This course may be taken in combination or separately.  This set of classes prepare you and your dog for AKC's 10-Step CGC test, recognizing responsible dog ownership and well-mannered dogs.  The preparation classes are done using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE methods.  When your dog passes all 10 of the steps required, you will receive a certificate from the AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, recognizing your dog as a certified CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®. PRIOR TO CLASS,ALL INOCULATIONS MUST BE CURRENT. 

  GOOD DOG! ALUMNI SPECIAL - Call 904-824-2079 for details. 

 

PREPARING YOUR DOG FOR YOUR NEW BABY!

Four week course to help you effectively prepare your dog, in a stress-free way, for the arrival of your new baby.  You don't have to get rid of your loyal friend, because you are having a baby.  But, don't wait until the last minute to prepare your dog for such a major life change.  By taking the time now, to prepare your dog, you can have both!

 

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

GOOD DOG! will gladly customize a program to meet your specific needs.  We appreciate the relationship shared by owner and dog.  Having a baby?  We will help you prepare your puppy or dog for your new addition.  Create your own church, club or neighborhood training groups.  Keep your kids out of trouble.  Teach them responsible dog ownership by forming classes just for the kids!  Seniors, get your friends together for classes to meet your special needs. GOOD DOG! also works with physically challenged individuals.  Using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, PUNISHMENT-FREE techniques, GOOD DOG! will do whatever we can to help you maintain a happy, healthy, and mutually rewarding relationship with your dog.


THERAPEUTIC AND WELL-BEING CANINE MASSAGE   

Assess your dog's strength's and weaknesses.  Improves mental, physical and emotional well-being.  Tones muscles.  Improves range of motion.  Improves circulation.  Relieves stress, chronic pain, and soreness.  Plus much more!  For more information click:

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K9z-n-KIDz SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

 

Are you exhausted trying to get your kids involved with the care of their dogs?  Want to find a way to make them more interactive with their dog?   GOOD DOG!’s  K9z n KIDz Workshops is the answer!

 

K9z n KIDz is geared for kids 6 year old and up!  The workshop is full of fun and useful information plus, hands-on experience, teaching your child how to create a terrific, lasting bond with their dog.  The 1-1/2 hour workshop, held on school holidays will teach your child the everyday jobs of being a first-rate PACK LEADER.

 

You will receive a written commitment and promise from your child to be the PACK LEADER!  Upon completion of the workshop, your child will receive an “I AM MY PACK LEADER!” certificate and an “I AM MY PACK LEADER!” T-shirt!

 

Why wait another minute?  Get your child enthusiastically involved in the care of their dog today!  Workshop is limited to 8 dogs.  $35 for child and dog.  $5 for each additional child.  For more information call  904 824-2079

 

MAKE YOUR CHILD A RESPONSIBLE PACK LEADER!

 

 

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