Welcome to Good Dog! Training Center
This site is dedicated to dog owners everwhere who want a dog they can live with . . . a Good Dog! The way to have a Good Dog! is to train for success! My methods are positive, scientifically proven, easy and fun! For you and your best friend, Fido!
where there are no bad dogs!
Dog behavior is never "good" or "bad" - it's just dog behavior. They have no moral guidelines. Learn to see behavior for what it is - either "acceptable" and to be encouraged, or "unacceptable" and thus to be discouraged or extinguished. - a quote from Sheila Booth, Purely Positive Training
An untrained dog is the most common reason dogs are abandoned, given up for adoption and/or destroyed. How does your dog know what you want him to do unless you teach him? This can be frustrating for both you and your dog without the proper skills.
There are many antiquated methods and lots of free advice, but if it's wrong, it could cost you and your dog plenty. Positive training methods can correctly deal with common problems such as jumping and nipping without teaching your dog to fear you. Punishment can ruin a dog for life. Simply put, if training can be effectively accomplished without having to use negative methods, why should you attempt to train any other way?