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Good Doggy! Dog Training Programs

Behaviour Lessons
Private And Group Classes

“Give Us A Call To Tell Us About Your Dog!”

(905) 442-5580 – Bowmanville, Ontario

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“Empowering one dog owner at a time – with knowledge, practice & patience.”

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About Good Doggy!

Meet Nadine Francis, the owner of Good Doggy! Nadine is a professional dog trainer in Bowmanville, Ontario.  If you have a dog with behaviour problems Nadine can help you regain control of your dog. Let us show you how!

Dog Training Programs

Dog Training

Is life with your dog stressful? Do you want to know how to crate train or housebreak a puppy? Is your dog pulling and jumping on leash? Good Doggy! offers several dog training programs to address your needs. We have something for everyone!

Kids Dogs Safety

Kids And Dog Safety

Learn how to prevent dog bites. In order to keep our kids safe we need to be educated in dog behaviour, and know the warning signs. Good Doggy! supports the Doggonesafe Bite Prevention Program, and is a Licensed “Be A Tree” Presenter.

Client Testimonials

  • Amanda

    Owner of Quinn

    Thank you so much for all the guidance and instruction. Quinn is a changed dog and the family is so thankful. Thank you for everything.

  • Eric and Nicole

    Owners of Isla

    Good Doggy has been an amazing experience!! Nadine was absolutely amazing! We signed up our 10 week old Golden Retriever puppy, Isla, for the GD Puppy Training Program just to learn basic skills and put her smarts to good use! She wasn't badly behaved, just regular puppy things. After one class, we could already see a difference! You can tell how much she just loves the dogs and cares for the owners she works with. She is there to answer any questions or concerns when ever you need it! You and your dog get taken on field trips in and around your neighbourhood and local stores to prove your skills, which was something we really enjoyed! Isla loved her training and trainer!! Thank you Nadine for your amazing work with Isla! Can't wait to sign up for the next level, GD Learning Program!

  • Mike

    Owner of Rocky

    Nadine Francis, of Good Doggy, has been a great asset in our corner through our first year with Rocky, and I would recommend her to anyone. No matter what your situation is, no matter how bad you think it has become, the only mistake would be thinking that no one can do anything to help you. Nadine can! Thank you Nadine, and Rocky loves you!

  • Janice Zicari

    Owner of Andy

    I highly recommend Nadine Francis at Good Doggy Obedience & Training she is 101% dedicated not just to your dog but to the owners as well. You won’t find a better teacher, trainer anywhere but right here at Good Doggy. Thank you Nadine for giving us the tools to help & train Andy

  • Kelly Hamilton

    Owner of Bentley

    After we welcomed our son, we noticed a change in our dog, Bentley. He became quite anxious around strangers and began to jump at cars on our walks. We contacted Nadine, and she explained that he was feeling displaced and uncertain of his role now that there was a new family member. Nadine worked with us to establish routines and boundaries with Bentley. We have noticed an incredible change with him, and couldn't be more grateful.

    I frequently tell people, "Nadine gave us our family back".

  • Sherri Risto

    Owner of Kipper

    Kipper has truly made a 180 in the last 6 months since we got him. He no longer runs away; his leash manners are much better; he is a calmer dog (much less anxious); and he now knows come, down, sit, stay, place, paw. His future is much brighter now and I can honestly say it is because of Nadine’s care, methods and advice!

  • Heidi

    Owner of Riggs and Jessy

    Just a quick note to say that Nadine Francs has helped my dogs Riggs and Jessy overcome their bad habits. Her expertise and patience are reflected in the final outcome. My dogs no longer knock over garbage cans and spread the waste all over the place. Good Doggy has made my life a whole lot easier and it has let me fully enjoy the company of my beloved pets.

  • Natalie & Micah

    Owners of Roxy

    I would highly recommend to all dog owners who are struggling with obedience, confident or control to contact Good Doggy. They offer a variety of services and follow-through without hesitating to answer 100000 questions. When people now see me and Roxy outside and can see her immediate response to command they ask me “so, was it worth it?” – without hesitation we will always reply ‘without a doubt”. I am proud of our pack and I have Nadine at Good Doggy to thank for that. Followers for life.

  • Sharon

    Owner of Sophie

    With lots of encouragement from Nadine, our wonderfully playful and easily distracted pup has learned some manners. Nadine offered advice and technique throughout the process. She was able to keep Sophie engaged at each session, offering new experiences and distractions. We noticed a change in only a couple of sessions. I have had strangers stop me in the street to comment on how well Sophie was doing. Nadine’s love of animals is evident, and I would highly recommend her for all of your training needs.

  • Michelle Claus

    Owner of Harley

    Good Doggy! was a great service for me and my dog Harley. He is a 2 year old Rottweiler who is an amazing family dog, but lacked confidence in himself . This lack of confidence made it hard to have strangers in the house, and to go for everyday walks. Through Good Doggy's! board and train program, Harley has become a whole new dog! Still his quirky self, but now I can enjoy having people in my home without stress. I can also enjoy taking my dog out and going many places that I would have never before.
    I am very thankful for this experience and feel both me and Harley have learned a lot; and will continue to improve.

  • Carolann & Dave Quinlan

    Owners of Jesse

    Nadine is very talented, experienced and brave. I will never forget the first time I met Nadine. She had been forewarned about the chaos in our home; Jesse: our out of control 100 pound Mastiff/Rottweiler puppy. Nadine shared her knowledge, patience and her repertoire of training methods. Changes in Jesse, however small, were immediate and improvement constant. We now have our blissful home back, complete with the love and joy a dog brings into your life. Thank you Nadine.

  • Cheryl and Ross

    Owners of Kaiah

    Our dog Kaiah was attacked twice by dogs that were bullies when she was 1.5 years old. This caused anxiety for Kaiah and me to react whenever we came in contact with other dogs. Kaiah became leash reactive and took on an aggressive approach to people and dogs on walks as well as people or dogs coming into our house. I lost my confidence in being able to handle any situation that came along. I would lock Kaiah in a bedroom when people came over, I would avoid people and dogs on walks and we stopped going on off leash hikes. I realized I did not want to live like this anymore. Nadine’s guidance and training has given us the confidence and the tools to handle any situation and Kaiah is becoming more and more confident, less anxious and is enjoying meeting new people and dogs wherever we go. Our relationship with Kaiah is stronger, built on mutual trust and respect. Nadine taught us to be leaders and now Kaiah has good manners greeting guests (people or dogs). We can go on walks without Kaiah reacting to people or dogs. We are enjoying off leash hikes again! Nadine’s 1 on 1 training in our home was awesome! Nadine was able to assess and give the appropriate training and tools for us to succeed. Nadine is always available to answer questions and give good advice. Thank you Nadine!

  • Marnie

    Owner of Angus

    Now Angus is a joy to walk both on and off lease, something that I would never have dared to try in the past. He will come when called, stay on place wherever I put him and I rarely hear him bark (except at the odd squirrel temptation running across the back fence). Angus enjoys using his brain, playing mind games and working for his food. I have even seen him stop and think and decide not to jump up on the couch! He is such a Good Doggy! and a joy to have around.

Nadine with Chad Mackin

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Good Doggy! is fully insured by Prolink Insurance Co.

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

International Association of Canine Professionals

International Association of Canine Professionals

E-Collar Technologies

E-Collar Technologies

Clarington Dog Club

Clarington Dog Club

Doggone Safe

Doggone Safe

Be A Tree - Bite Prevention Program

Be A Tree - Bite Prevention Program

Oxford Dog Sports

Oxford Dog Sports

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