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dog training


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.

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pet training


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.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, please call or email A Dog Gone Good.
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A Review from
October, 2018
Lukas F.
Ms. Winters is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She first came to my house 2 years ago, when my dog was experiencing behavioral problems. She helped me prep for the training with useful articles and websites, and once she arrived, I learned so much about what I was doing wrong, and what I needed to do so that my dog didn't think he was being punished.
She taught me how to muzzle him, what behaviors I need to reward, and how I can keep him entertained when I need to do something. Now my dog literally sticks his nose into the muzzle. He's EXCITED to put it on! And that's just one of the few benefits and good behaviors I have seen since Ms. Winters helped us.
She just recently came over again to help me with acclimatizing my dog to a stray kitten I had found and hoped to keep. The lesson was so helpful in knowing how to proceed. I can move forward with my animals with confidence, knowing I'm not going to inadvertently hurt or mistreat them.
Ms. Winters is hands down the BEST dog trainer I have had the pleasure of working with, and my dog had burned through several before her. If anyone has any hesitations about dog trainers, do NOT hesitate with Ms. Winters. There is no regrets with her assistance. Only a happy dog and a happy owner.
A Review From
September, 2014
"We have 3 dogs, and one of them is disabled. The disabled dog turned extremely aggressive on our other dogs and I was worried I would have to put her down because I believed there wasn't anything we could do to change her behavior. I figured I would have a trainer come check out our house as our last resort. Martha came in and knocked every bad behavior out of our home IN ONE SESSION. Not to mention she had never worked with a disabled dog before! She was affordable (for even me being a college student) and she nipped the problem right in the bud. She gave us many ideas and suggestions on how to redirect that aggression into positive behavior and I'm happy to say we have been fight free for 6 months now! People have to remember that it's not the dogs fault for the way it acts, it's the human's fault for not properly teaching the dog what is acceptable and what is not. THANK YOU MARTHA! You saved my little one's life, and you saved me from more trips to the ER trying to break the dogs up! You are our savior!"

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