Good Doggy! Dog Training Programs
Private And Group Classes
(905) 442-5580 – Bowmanville, Ontario
“Empowering one dog owner at a time – with knowledge, practice & patience.”
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!
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!
MikeOwner 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!
Stephanie Park and David FergusonOwners of Tucker
Morning Nadine! I just wanted to send a quick message of thanks. On Sunday we had the families over for a Father's Day bbq and asked Kevin and Nancy to bring Monty with them. When they got here, Kevin and I took Cooper and Monty for a short walk to the park and then let them off leash and they did SO great! No issues at all. We were able to come back to the party where there were 11 adults and 2 young kids in our smaller backyard and the furry boys acted amazing. Not stressful at all and just enjoyable for all. I was so glad we had done the introduction with you during one of Cooper's last training sessions and am just really thankful for all of your help with getting Cooper to where he is now. With losing Suki, this past week has been difficult, but Cooper has been a great comfort and the training has just really allowed us to enjoy him so much more. Thank you so much. xo
MarnieOwner 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.
Katie and KristinOwners of Abbey
Nadine has literally changed our lives. I cannot possibly re-iterate enough what an impact she has had on our family. Since taking Nadine’s Good Doggy training program, Abbey has done a complete 360, She has learned ‘calm’ in our household. She stays out of our space during ‘human’ mealtimes and can regulate her excitement when someone comes to the front door. She knows the expectations during walks, is confident and trusts her owners when off-leash and LOVES practicing her drills on a daily basis.
Most importantly, Nadine helped our dog love life again (and us too!) She was available whenever we needed questions answered and helped us problem solve any issues we were having. We had an extremely positive experience with her and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!
Kelly HamiltonOwner 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".
Natalie & MicahOwners 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.
Carolann & Dave QuinlanOwners 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 RossOwners 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!
Sherri RistoOwner 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!
HeidiOwner 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.
Janice ZicariOwner 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
SharonOwner 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 ClausOwner 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.
Eric and NicoleOwners 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!
AmandaOwner 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.
Beth FarkasOwner of Sargeant
We have been working so hard and cannot thank you enough Nadine Francis. You truly are the best of the best in dog training. I highly recommend your Good Doggy program to all!
Thank you Nadine for all your help we really couldn’t have done it without you.