Bringing out the best in your dog with kind, gentle and effective training!
Welcome! Are you looking for help training your dog? You’ve come to the right place.
We specialize in:
Puppy head start to help pups get off on the right paw!
Life skills classes for the take everywhere dog
Private lessons for puppies and adolescent dogs
What can you expect from training with Good Dog Santa Cruz?
- Effective, science-based methods. We make training a positive experience so your dog will want to listen and work for you!
- Small classes. Plenty of personalized attention will help you get the best results.
- A safe and respectful learning environment. We want to make sure both you and your dog get the support you need to develop a strong and lasting partnership.
Plus, our years of experience mean we have a lot of tools in my training tool belt! We can find solutions for your challenges.
Do we use food in training?
Yes, we do use food, toys, play and other things your dog finds rewarding to jump-start learning and to make training enjoyable for both the dog and handler.
I am a force-free trainer.
That means that we do not use manipulation, intimidation, coercion, or pain in training. We do not use choke chains, pinch collars or shock collars.
Positive results from positive training! Ready to get started? Call 831-431-0161 or email Mardi to get started.
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