From puppy training to teaching old dogs new tricks, we specialize in helping you with everyday doggie manners, and solving complex canine behavior problems. Our K9 Nose Work® classes are the most fun your dog can have with his nose.
A Dog Gone Good School of Dog Training provides humane training and dog behavioral solutions for pet dogs of all ages and types, and their guardians. We offer group classes, private one-on-one instruction, and K9 Nose Work® classes. We are happy to serve Tallahassee, Florida, and surrounding areas. A Dog Gone Good is owned and operated by Martha Winters, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer), CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor), with 18 years' professional dog training and dog behavior experience. Training methods are based in learning theory. NO physical cues or reprimands are used. We believe it is NOT necessary to threaten, intimidate, or inflict pain to teach a dog appropriate behavior. Training should be an enjoyable activity for you and your dog, NOT a power struggle.
Group classes address most behaviors that you would want in a well-behaved dog. Classes meet one hour per week for 6 weeks. The class fee includes a booklet, all instruction, behavioral and homework handouts. If your dog is distracted by, or fearful of the presence of other dogs and people, a private lesson is recommended first, to be held in an environment that is familiar to the dog, without added stressors. You may also prefer a private lesson if you have a busy schedule.
Private Sessions are catered to the individual. It is scheduled for any time that is convenient for you and an available trainer. During the session, the trainer will demonstrate how to change your dog's behavior. Then you will practice the protocols so the trainer can give you feedback. You will be given printed instructions, behavioral information, and links to useful information on the web. So after the lesson, you can continue to work with your dog on your own, with all the tools you need to be successful. This session would take place wherever the dog spends the most time (usually at your home), because that’s where he is doing the behaviors.
K9 Nose Work® is a scent detection activity and sport that develops your dog's ability to find things with his nose. Isn't that what he was born to do? Dogs learn to search for specific odors in a variety of real-world environments. The game is based on the work of search and rescue dogs. It’s great mental stimulation for your dog, and wears him out! Any dog over 4-months-old who is mobile can participate.The 6-week class meets for 60-90 minutes, once a week.
K9 Nose Work® is the most fun your dog can have with his nose.