Dog Training Programs

Good Doggy! offers the following dog training programs and services:
We can help you regain control of your dog and enjoy them like you should! By working in your home, community and on local outings we make it easy to connect to real life situations and give you real life solutions. We are with you every step of the way!

Good Doggy! can help you with:

  • Crate training
  • Leash Manners
  • Obedience
  • Front door manners
  • Jumping and counter surfing
  • Toy and food aggression
  • Coming when called
  • Anxiety
  • Dog to dog aggression
  • Reaction to people and dogs
  • Bite prevention education
  • Introducing a baby
  • Introducing a new dog
  • Regain control

We are sure you likely can relate to one or more of the above points. Call us today and tell us about your dog!

Call: (905) 429-9177 or Email:

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Good Doggy! Training Programs

GD Puppy Training Program

Puppy Training Program

This program is appropriate for all puppies 8 weeks of age to under 5 months of age. They should be dewormed and have had 1-2 sets of vaccinations.

We focus on building confidence, leash manners, door manners, fixing typical issues like nipping and jumping, social skills, field trips for reality training, crate training, feeding/potty training/ routine schedule questions, as well as teach the following commands and verbal markers: Crate, Leave it, Let’s Go, Break, Good, Intro to Place, Sit, Down and Intro to recall (coming when called).

Crate training is encouraged and you will be given documents to help with the training journey. They include treat recipes, training tips for behaviour, nutrition and potty training, bite prevention info, body language documents, training exercises and lesson sheets.

The program is set up with 5 1 hr weekly lessons. 3 in-home sessions and 2 field trips for reality experiences.

Purchase of a food/treat pouch and a pet cot is highly recommended as well as a crate and a martingale collar and 6-foot leash.

Includes unlimited text, email:, or Facebook Messenger support, photos and videos.

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Behaviour Problem Dogs

Does your dog:
Jump on people? Pull when walking on a leash? Chase the cat? Guard a bone? Ignore you when you call?

Good Doggy! Can Help.
Give Us A Call (905) 429-9177

GD Learning Program

Dog Learning Program

This program is suitable for all dogs 5 months of age and older. We will continue to work on previous skills learned from GD Puppy; however, it is not a prerequisite. We will build motivation, focus, calm, self regulation skills, impulse control, and confidence by working in the home, and when suitable we will move into the community: local parks, hardware stores, grocery store parking lots, and other approved locations, to work on distractions and proof newly acquired skills.

The order in which Good Doggy! teaches: Speed, distraction, and then duration.

Commands we will work on are: Sit, Down, Heel, Leash Skills, handling themselves around other dogs/people/distractions, Packing In on long line, Place, Leave it, recall exercises, Off, and verbal markers Break and Good; this includes coming in and out of doorways politely, Basic manners, and leash skills using concept of pressure on and pressure off. Good Doggy! demo dogs come out to help act as distractions, confidence building and social skills after lesson 3. The GD Learning Program is made up of 6 X 1 hour weekly lessons, 3 in-home lessons and 3 field trips.

Understanding a dogs body language is important and we focus on teaching signs to look for and include important information in the training material for all dog owners.

Materials are given for helpful tips and information re the training journey and act as a reference guide. A 6 foot leash, treat pouch and a solid dog bed (similar of Costco bed or pet cot is recommended). Depending on age and behaviour of the dog a crate is also recommended.

*Recommended brands for a pet cot (Mahar, Kuranda).

Includes unlimited text, email:, or Facebook Messenger support, photos and videos.

You have the option of training with or without an E-collar. The E-collar training will give you and your dog the added benefit of off leash freedom if this is a goal of yours. The e collar can be purchased through E Collar Technologies at Please ask for specifics so the correct collar is purchased for your dog.

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Dog Training Accessories

Let's Work Together

Good Doggy! Uses proven techniques and assists dogs in making good decisions.
We want to help empower you as an owner and set your dog up for success!
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GD Boarding School

advanced dog training program

  • Do you have a dog with aggression or anxiety?
  • Do you have a dog with re-activity to people, dogs or objects?
  • Are you at your wits end with your dog’s insecurity, or inability to focus on you, or refusal to walk nice on leash?
  • Do you yearn for your dog to behave in and out of the home but just can’t find the daily time required to train him/her?
  • Do you require extra help to get your dog / puppy started off in the right direction?
  • Do you require more than once a week training?
  • Do you need help crate training and potty training your puppy?
  • Have you had enough and just don’t know what to do?

If so, then this option is for you!

Good Doggy! Boarding School programs are offered as 2 week or 4 week programs.

We work on leash manners, self calming, detoxing (naturally), social skills, calming, self regulation, social skills, routine, habit changing using behaviour modification and obedience. All dogs are crate trained and are on a set routine as soon as they arrive. Dogs also learn or are reinforced in the following commands: come, sit, down, off, place, lets go/heel, and verbal markers good and break.

Once a dog has reached a specific level in it’s training it may join us on hikes, community outings, social group time with GD Dogs, client appointments and pack walks to proof among people, dogs and distractions.

GD Boarding School includes a 30 day program and a 1 hr follow up consultation, after the 30 days. Simply call and book the appointment.

The key to success is consistency. Good Doggy! will do their best for the highest success in training your dog; however, it is up to you to maintain and follow the trainers advice for continued success.

Written material is given to help transfer the training and lessons are given to the owner (s) during the time the dog is being trained. Typically 3 1 hour lessons are included.

Includes unlimited text, email, or Facebook Messenger support, videos of dogs progress and new learning, and photos.

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GD Pet Visiting

Pet Visiting

Good Doggy! is now offering a pet visiting service for local clients only.

Services include: feeding, water, checking on the pets and home, cleaning litter boxes, pottying dogs/pups while owners are away or on holiday. 30 min visits. Call for a quote. no overnight service. On site only.

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Consultations are available to be used as a meet and greet, explain programs and/or evaluate your dog.

Consultations are generally 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length. If you have an aggressive dog or a dog with no prior bite history but there is doubt, we ask that you muzzle your dog and put it on a leash for safety. This is not only for trainers safety but for your own safety as many dogs will redirect their frustration, regardless if they have a history or not.

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Dog Training can be fun!


These basic tricks can be taught at playtime:

  • dance
  • shake a paw
  • leg weave
  • roll over
  • find it
  • pick it up
  • fetch
  • leave it
  • jump over
  • tunnel
  • beg
  • army crawl
  • bark on command

Any dog can learn these once they understand the basics: sit, down, come, stay.

Commonly Used Commands

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Come – When calling your dog to come to you
Heel – When you want your dog walking right by your side
Sit – To have dog sit (normally in front of you)
Down – To have the dog lie down
Stand – To have dog stand (helpful for vet trips and wiping muddy paws)
Off – To get dog off of something (i.e. furniture or person)
Leave it – When you want the dog to not touch/smell something
Place – State of mind in stationary position
Look – To get your dog’s attention back on you
Out – To spit object out of mouth
Take – To pick up object by mouth
Settle – To help calm the dog down
Break – Release command
Good – Reward marker
Packing in – Long line work

Reasons To Train Your Dog

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Advantages of having a dog trained.

  • Improves your relationship with your dog
  • provides enrichment and stimulates dog’s brain
  • gives dog a job/ activity to do
  • dog will be happier = you will be happier
  • eliminates behavior issues
  • builds confidence in dog and owner/ handler
  • enhances safety and protects your dog from dangers (skunk / cars on streets)
  • trained dogs are better behaved and fun making them enjoyable for entire family and friends
  • teaches dog to think and problem solve which results in better decision making
  • creates a calmer dog

Local Community Involvement

Good Doggy! is a proud supporter of minor hockey. In 2018 Good Doggy! sponsored the Clarington Toros of the Clarington Minor Hockey Association.

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E-Collar Technologies

E-Collar Technologies

Doggone Safe

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Be A Tree - Bite Prevention Program

Be A Tree - Bite Prevention Program

Canadian Kennel Club

Canadian Kennel Club