dog training

Good Doggy! Dog Training Programs

Peterborough, Ontario

Behaviour Lessons
Private And Group Classes
Consultations

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

(905) 429-9177

Nadine Francis – Certified Professional Dog Trainer

“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 certified professional dog trainer in Peterborough, 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.

Dog Training Workshops

Puppy Training Group Classes

Good Doggy! offers ongoing puppy group socials and classes!

The location will be Omemee, Ontario. Contact us directly for all dates, times, and to book.

Sessions will include nutrition info, leash manners, potty and crate training, teaching basic commands: sit, down, place, leave it, and recall.

The last 2 sessions will be 1 hr each as reality field trip sessions to practice your new skills with your puppy in the public.

Puppies under 20 weeks of age are welcome, with proof of the appropriate vaccines under your veterinarian’s guidance and or the CKC guidelines.

Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited!

For more information, please send a text or email to Nadine at 905 429 9177 or nadine@gooddoggy.ca. Happy Training!

Google Reviews

Nadine can really change your life! She possesses everything you would ever want in a professional trainer. She is straightforward, knowledgeable, expert and easy to work with. She has the training ability that only comes with experience and a love of dogs. Although we had the best of intentions... and loved our dog very much, it didn’t take long until he “ruled” our house and us too. After a little time, help and teaching from Nadine, we have reclaimed our “happy home“ and now have a happy doggy too. We mentioned that problems could come up, but Nadine assured us that she was “just a telephone call away“. If you love your dog and he’s not behaving, Nadine Is definitely the ONE!read more
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
20:03 29 Apr 20
Nadine trained our 1 year old Cane Corso, Mateo. Mateo was a board and train client and he was with her for 5 weeks. I cannot express how satisfied we are with her services. He was a handful before going in for his training with Nadine. He would jump on the counter, be agressive towards... strangers, break out of the crate, pull on the leash, whine and cry uncontrollably... things were getting really out of hand. As the owners we allowed him to be the boss and that's a huge mistake when owning a power breed or any breed in general. We see huge improvements with Mateo's behavior around strangers and in the house. He now recognizes us as the pack leaders and that's thanks to Nadine's training. She is very personable and you can tell she has a passion for what she does. If we have any questions we can still contact her and she will quickly get back to us. We would frequently get picture updates and messages from her telling us how he is doing. What I liked personally is that she was very straight up to us about what we needed to change ourselves with Mateo to better his life and set him for success. She also recommended good reading material and training tools. I would recommend her to anyone looking for basic obedience training and serious aggression. Mateo needed work on both aspects and he is now a pleasure to be around!read more
Laura De Sedas
Laura De Sedas
21:52 03 Mar 20
My wife and I purchased an eight week old German Shepherd puppy. Two years later we were still struggling to train the dog. His issues were many. He cased cars, barked constantly, pulling on leash, jumping up on people, chased anything that moved, would not listen, he was a beast. I have to say... that I take full responsibility for his bad behaviors and being a very inexperienced trainer, I knew enough that I needed to get help to deal with this dog. My daughter directed me to Good Doggy. We contacted Nadine and met with her. She was very knowledgeable and interested in helping us to resolve the issues with our dog. We agreed to a 4 week board and train. Nadine basically transformed my dog into a calm, obedient, well behaved dog. I was so impressed with Nadine and her training abilities, she gave us back our dog with a new mindset. He was calm, didn't pull on the leash, he ignored passing cars, stopped jumping up on people and is very obedient with perfect recall. Nadine was in contact with me almost every day during the 4 weeks, with videos and updates on the dogs progress. We were also given a written report with training tips specific to our dog, so we knew what to do and how to do it, to keep our dogs new behavior in tact. We are very thankful to Good Doggy and Nadine for fixing our dog/ training problems. Thank you Nadine.read more
William Walsh
William Walsh
21:57 23 Feb 20
After the passing of my 13 year old chocolate lab, Hershey, I brought home a puppy black lab about 8 months later in the summer. I had completely forgotten life with a puppy. I enrolled Goose in Nadine's basic puppy obedience course to get Goose and I started on the right path. I can't say enough... good things about the experience. Nadine is incredibly knowledgeable and patient, answering all of my questions and ones I never realized I had. Goose loved her too! She provided me with a ton of resources and homework to help continue Goose's training in between lessons. I can't recommend Good Doggy enough!read more
Jennifer Short
Jennifer Short
03:45 03 Dec 19
Nadine is extremely educated on dog behavior as well as obedience and training. I brought my puppy to her for basic obedience and it really stuck with her. We also brought our other two year old dog to her that had severe reactivity issues and fearfulness and Nadine has helped us to overcome these... issues. Would definitely recommend 🙂read more
April Zimmerman
April Zimmerman
17:23 17 Oct 19
We are so happy and pleased with the arrival of our dog, Maverick, after a 3 week board and train with Nadine. Maverick is a much more calm, and confident dog; as such, he listens to us and has minimal reactivity to former triggers. Pre training, Maverick was not able to be around other animals and... walks were a daily struggle. Post training, Maverick is able to be in the same room as our cats, and walks are an enjoyable part of our day. Not only did Good Doggy training transform Maverick, it transformed us to be better owners for him. Throughout our lessons and “homework” we realized how much our actions effect Maverick, and how we can enhance our abilities to better his. Our lives are so much more enjoyable, relaxing and stress-free! Thank you for teaching us ALL to be better!!read more
Brooklyn Joanne
Brooklyn Joanne
16:19 26 Aug 19
Nadine was absolutely incredible in handling my Rottweiler and I. She’s was there every step of the way, and continues to be long after my dog has come home. She has taught both me and brick life long skills, she provided us with the training to show my dog that he can be confident and trusting of... me at all times. Definitely recommend!!!read more
adam clancy
adam clancy
01:45 15 May 19
I am so pleased I contacted Nadine at good doggy. She worked with myself and my 2 fur babies. Nadine is so knowledgable and was extremely patient with me, my pups have come such a long way. Nadine also does checkups to see how myself and pus are doing. She truly cares about her clients and... their successes. I highly recommend Nadine to anyone who has pups they are looking to train.read more
Laura Acorn
Laura Acorn
14:40 06 May 19
I had an excellent experience with GoodDoggy and the owner. She treated my large breed dog with respect and was not afraid of her unlike some involved with animals. Roxy was an American Bulldog with some anxiety issues and had a hard time making friends. GoodDoggy took her in for several weeks and... introduced us to the E-Collar. Ever since, we have been able to take Roxy to parks, for hikes and play dates knowing she would come when called. She became a calmer, more balanced animal. We received a booklet with instructions post-stay and the owner was available to us and still is for any training questions or needs. She posted videos and shared pictures of our dog during the entire process and was quick to respond to emails. Highly recommend for dogs of any ages, any temperament and any size.read more
Natalie Raymond
Natalie Raymond
17:49 05 Feb 19
Nadine is very knowledgable and personable. She makes you feel comfortable and confident!
Tracy Scott
Tracy Scott
00:34 22 Jan 19
GOOD DOGGY IS AMAZING!! Our dog went for the puppy class and we went back for the GD class as well! We have the best trained dog and get compliments all the time about how well behaved she is!! Even after we completed classes, if I had a question, Nadine was more then happy to answer! She really... loves her fury clients!! (and they love her!) This was one of the best things I could have done for our girl! THANK YOU GOOD DOGGY! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!! 5+ stars!!!!!!!!!!read more
Nicole D'Amico
Nicole D'Amico
01:25 17 Jan 19
I recently purchased an Australian Shepherd puppy and needed some help.. I had seen the amazing results of training Nadine did with a friends German Shepherd a few years before and knew she was definatly the woman to help me. Louis needed to be crate trained but having neighbors below, I... couldn't just let him bark it out. Nadine took Louis for a week and had him easily go to his crate. Aussies are known to be very nippy and she had that completely stop. I continue doing all the things I have been taught but look forward working more with Nadine and Louis in the spring as he gets a little older and faces new challenges.. I would highly recommend Nadine to help with any issues you are having with your dog...🐶💯♡read more
Carol Blumbergs
Carol Blumbergs
16:09 09 Jan 19
Has an amazing way with animals. Was a godsend with our doberman puppy.
Caroline Wilson
Caroline Wilson
13:36 24 Oct 18
We have had our dog since he was a little puppy, but due to a family emergency he did not get the proper socialization. I noticed bad behaviour and he was not great with other dogs. I did not know what to do. I contacted Nadine and she was so informative. She has been amazing with with my dog.... Bruno loves to go for social visits. I would recommend Good Doggie to everyone I know. I can not say enough good things about my experience. Love Love Love.read more
Michelle Marshall
Michelle Marshall
00:12 24 Oct 18
Awesome Trainer...will be going back for the next level of training!
Deb Gleaves
Deb Gleaves
17:25 15 Oct 18
My dog has ongoing anxiety/insecurity/agressive behaviors. Nadine has helped us with her wealth of knowledge. My little guy still has a ways to go but we have the tools to help him on his way thanks to Nadine.
Reeshma Balwant
Reeshma Balwant
03:04 09 Oct 18
Nadine sure knows dogs! Always available to answer questions and to provide reminders of what she has taught us.
Brenda Williams
Brenda Williams
14:15 08 Oct 18
The best dog trainer out there! I would highly recommend her for any stage of your training. Very knowledgeable and support is a 24 hour service.
Courtney LaRocque
Courtney LaRocque
16:15 03 Oct 18
Went to good doggy after months & months of training with all positive trainer & after 7 months had no results not even a little bit. I adopted Andy he was already almost 3yrs old , lunging, biting ankles & no recall at all. I heard about Good Doggy gave Nadine a call meet up with her, I decided to... do a board & train, so glad I did 3 weeks later Andy was home. Amazing I can take him anywhere off leash hiking is the best. I highly recommend Nadine owner trainer at good doggyread more
Janice Zicari
Janice Zicari
12:21 02 Oct 18
We are so pleased with the results of our training! What a difference only 6 weeks has made! Thank you Nadine!!
Olivia Colton
Olivia Colton
22:30 29 Sep 18
Very thorough. Follow through and still available months after training. Not scared of big dogs and willing to work with you.
Longevity Maintenance
Longevity Maintenance
03:05 29 Sep 18
What an amazing experience. Nadine is great. Was able to not only train the dog but us as well to make sure we were able to maintain our dogs training. Came out with a great dog. Would highly recommend Good Doggy...
bryan colton
bryan colton
01:56 29 Sep 18
I brought my dog, Angus, to Good Doggy for training after he bit my son. Prior to training he was the ruler of the house and would snarl at me if I tried to get him off the couch. He was impossible to walk and wouldn’t listen to any commands. After a board and train with Nadine, he returned to my... home a different pet. Nadine provided us humans with a good amount of training to so we knew exactly what to do when Angus came home. Angus is now a joy to be with because he’s part of our family, not the boss, and I can take him for a walk without being dragged around the neighbourhood. He’s happy and playful and he still listens to us, even after several years! My family is still making comments about what a difference the training made!! Thank you Nadine and Good Doggyread more
Marnie Scott
Marnie Scott
22:00 28 Sep 18
We brought our pup to Nadine just after she was one years old. I was nervous at first because we had hired another dog trainer when our pup was a few months old and he came, took payment, moved her crate from one room to another and we never heard back. This was so not the case with Nadine. She was... fast with replying to all my questions before I even booked her. Once we booked her not only did our dogs fall in love but so did we. She is very knowledgeable, this was Important to us as we have a large breed and small kids, so we wanted someone who could handle her. Nadine could explain why our pup was acting the way she was and what we could do to help that behavior. Our pup was just that, still a pup and needed all the basics still. As she gets older she is having some manner issues and Nadine has been amazing in helping us correct that. Now I have an amazing dog, who stays when she is asked, walks nicely beside us off leash and without pulling on leash. I constantly get comments about how well behaved she is, that is all because of Nadine's knowledge. My dogs get soo excited when they see her truck pull up in front of the house. I am so blessed I found her and would recommend her to everyone!!read more
Marc
Marc
20:01 28 Sep 18
I can’t say enough good things about training with Nadine! Our 9 month old lab has been home for almost 2 months now from board and train with good doggy and it was the best decision we’ve ever made. I would recommend good doggy’s services to anyone and everyone struggling with their dog!
Kris Barranger
Kris Barranger
18:44 28 Sep 18
Nadine totally transformed our little Yorkie. I was extremely happy with her service .She was always available to answer my questions and is very knowledgeable!
Aidan Johnston
Aidan Johnston
18:26 28 Sep 18
I had a very scared and anxious pup who thrives as an extravert after Nadine's training.He learned how to self calm, but also learned some wonderful new tricks including being completely off leash following any direction given. He was flourished with love while he was in her care. She treated... him like her own pup and helped develop his mindset to being positive instead of apprehensive.read more
Melissa McEwen
Melissa McEwen
18:01 28 Sep 18
Good doggy was amazing with training and the best part is when I have questions even though my dogs training is over Nadine always helps me. I highly recommend good doggy for training and boarding.
Jennifer Keeso
Jennifer Keeso
17:31 28 Sep 18
Nadine was recommened to me by the rescue I got my pup from. I spoke to Nadine and we went with the private training sessions. Nadine took the time to teach me how to be confident and how to work with and teach my pup to be the best. Nadine is a fantastic trainer and my pup and I would not have... the relationship we do if it wasnt thanks to her. Nadine is available anytime I need and is always eager to give advice and help with any situation. I would highly reccomend Nadine and Good Doogy!read more
Jaclyn Maxwell
Jaclyn Maxwell
02:10 25 Jul 18
Best dog trainer around and has the greatest reputation to boot... all of you haters need to get a life and growup....
Christine mb
Christine mb
02:07 23 Jul 18
I did not know Nadine before using her services, and we friended each other while my dog lived at her house for training. The two people who referred me had done the same. Riley is a two year old purebred German Shepherd, who wasn't receiving the love and attention required. She lived outside in... a kennel all of the time. Her owners knew it was no life for her and she needed a new home. My husband, with dog and German Shepherd experience, found out about her from a coworker and volunteered for us to take Riley.Riley arrived in the back of a pick up truck on Thanksgiving weekend 2017. She was caged, and barking the entire time as they pulled into our property.We went out to meet them, and I remained quiet and alarmed. I trusted my husband's lead. We could not approach the pick up truck. Riley snarled and growled and lunged at us, dragging her crate with her force.What are we getting ourselves into, I feared to myself.We let the people delivering her bring her out of crate on a leash as we removed ourselves from the situation. They went to the fenced in area of our property and we met them back there after coming out of the house.Riley was not as mean to us now, but we couldn't go near her without folded ears and low growls.We set her crate up on the deck and decided we would let her defuse there after everyone left.My husband was able to uncrate her and take the leash that was left on her and walk her around our property. I came to join, bringing treats, and she was hesitant but receptive. We moved her crate to the inside of the patio door and let her explore the house freely before crating her for the night.I forgot she was there when I got up for a drink during the night and in my grogginess, was growled and snarled at.This behaviour went on for days and improved as the months went by. However, we could not have company. We couldn't walk her in public. We couldn't take her to the groomers and there was no way we could go to dog parks and dog friendly stores.We were referred to Nadine.Riley was initially leaving us for 28 days.It turned into three additional weeks. And no charge for the additional time.Riley was not an easy client and regressed in her first couple of weeks into a crazy mean dog.There were times when I went days without hearing about her, and I trusted that I'm not the experienced trainer, and that I have zero experience of sending a pet away to have any expectations. It is what it is and trust it.Around week 5, we got invited to come meet Riley and see her progress. We approached her at a public space, and she didn't bark. She didn't growl. She didn't even care, she was content walking beautifully on a leash with Nadine. We were blown away. We got to walk her as well before we said goodbye until our next meeting. She walked, she sat, she did everything like a dog who's been doing it from day one.We met again a week later and went for a walk and training lessons with other dogs and people. Wait, what?? Our dog in public with people and animals?! This is too good to be true.We did a pack walk to a park. The dogs took turns walking an obstacle course and following directions. We passed so many people on the sidewalk. We were downtown Bowmanville. Our dog didn't care!! She was a normal dog.Riley came home to us after one final lesson and she is the dog we couldn't make her. We followed Nadine's routines and plans and she has been home for two months now and we have people over. She doesn't bark at the door either! We go to the leash free parks and she is complimented on how smart and obedient and beautiful she is. She is friendly! Her tail wags! She is so smart and happy. And we are so grateful for Nadine finding it and not quitting on her when it got worse before it got better.read more
Trisha
Trisha
01:08 19 Jul 18
Nadine's many years of experience are evident in how she presents herself as a trainer and the rapport she is able to develop with dogs. Her manner is calm, and confident and she sets an excellent example to follow. I highly recommend her as a trainer.
The Pack Way
The Pack Way
04:19 16 Nov 17
Words cannot describe what Nadine has done for our family. Abby became part of our family over two years ago with an abundance of energy and a very strong personality. We were battling constantly with rude behaviour in the house and community, food aggression, dog reactivity and aggression and a... difference in opinion of how to handle her. We also had a young baby in the house and were seriously considering our options as it was a clearly unsafe situation for both our dog and our son.Nadine has literally changed our lives. I cannot possibly re-iterate enough what an impact she has had on our family. We began training with her in December and since then, our dog has done a complete 360. She has learned ‘calm’ in our household. She has a safe place to go to when there is a lot of stimulation around, 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.Nadine gave us the tools, skills and confidence to be able to support Abby in her training program. She taught us how to read our dogs behaviour and to be very aware of our surroundings. She taught us how to advocate for our dog when we are out in the community (i.e. what to do when an unknown dog approaches in the park) and how to support our dog to make good decisions.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!Thank you Nadine for everything!read more
Kristin Watkins
Kristin Watkins
14:42 18 Apr 17
Nadine helped us to train our Brittany pup Chase from a tiny crazy little guy into a well mannered, behaved dog that is a joy. People tell us all the time what a fantastic job we did with his training. It was a team effort and we couldn't have done it without Nadine. We never imagined having a dog... off leash trained and behaved enough to take anywhere...even into stores. Thank you so much for all of your help, patience and guidance. The Jones Family & Chaseread more
Karissa Jones
Karissa Jones
02:04 08 Mar 17
Nadine Receiving A Dog Trainer Certificate
Nadine with Chad Mackin

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