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Connie McLean
Connie McLean
2023-09-12
Remi and I appreciated the instruction we received! We are applying what we learned every day. Thank you! Your knowledge of how a dog thinks was very eye-opening.
Sarah Gerber
Sarah Gerber
2022-05-22
Good Dogma is everything! Lisa is extremely knowledgable and experienced - she really knows her stuff! - but she also respects the relationship her clients have with their own dogs. She gave us tons of practical tips and advice, and also left room for listening to our experiences with our unique dog and building off of what we already know about him, rather than assuming all dogs are the same. She answered all of our questions, and also provides other information that we didn't know we needed to know. She doesn't just train the dog - she trains the people too, so that when she leaves, you know how to continue building your positive relationship with your dog. She modeled everything and helped us practice with her support as well. She helped our whole family adjust to our new puppy, including our 6yo. She is straightforward and direct in her communication and also has a great sense of humor. Oh, and dogs LOVE her. Every dog I have seen her with responds to her immediately. She treats dogs with respect, while being clear about who is in charge. We highly recommend Lisa for all your dog-training needs! We get compliments on how well-behaved our dog is all the time, all thanks to Lisa!
Alison McLaren
Alison McLaren
2022-05-22
the trainer, Lisa, is excellent. She knows that owners may need guidance as well to build that relationship. I would bring my pet to Good Dogma with confidence.
Mindy Alper
Mindy Alper
2022-05-22
The best!

Jodi M.
Jodi M.
2023-10-15
We had such a great first experience with GoodDogma! Our newly rescued Malinois is nervous around new situations as she spent the beginning of her life at the shelter kennel bound. We were looking for safe, fun options to socialize her around people and dogs. Amazing quick email response from Lisa after introducing Pantera and what our concerns were. The group walk was recommend to see how she would react . We signed up for the walk and so happy that we did. Pantera did the group walk and halfway through she started to relax . By the end her nerves were noticeably settled and she could actuality focus on her surroundings. These are exactly the good experiences that she needs to blossom . We went on a hike after the group walk and she was much more settled and confident. Thank you Vicki and Lisa for your knowledge and kind touch. You will definitely be seeing more of Miss Pantera and I.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
2023-02-05
Our lives are SO much easier thanks to Lisa's simple instructions, skilled techniques, experience and attention. She's been able to help us through every situation, with multiple dogs. Her gentle guidance allows me to feel confident, and our dog(s) to feel happy and responsive. I'd recommend her for ANYBODY. Even if your dog is well-behaved, you will find your time with Lisa of magnificent value. Your home and lifestyle will be enhanced. Specifically, the dogs are socialized with humans and other dogs. They are asked to stay focused while other distractions arise. They are rewarded with treats, never punished. There are new skills to progress to once basics are established. They get practice walking on leash, including with strangers walking them. The dogs benefit highly from basic skills like "Come" and "walk", that make your life so much easier. 5 stars!
Jessica M.
Jessica M.
2022-06-25
please utilize Lisa....this local training may have saved a life. We adopted Lily from a kill shelter on a whim 2 days before her kill schedule. Found on a Highway abandoned at 6 months old and then in an overcrowded, violent concrete warehouse kennel for the next 5 months, Lily has nothing under her belt. She's defensive, aggressive, but above all scared. Lily was very protective and fearful towards our 9 yr old dog, and after a scary lunge, we have kept them separate since. We have only had Lily for a week but are worried we may have to rehome her for both dogs to live comfortably.... After talking with Lisa on the phone, she told us to swing by her beginners class before the aggressive one, to give Lily some confidence and know atleast one command. And oh my gosh......Lily picked up on the structure and methods so quick. Now, whether with us or another family, we know she will begin to gain skills that will give her the life she deserves. We have our second class today. HIGH PRAISES!
Linda R.
Linda R.
2021-07-05
Lisa is amazing!!! Total two and four-legged whisperer. I have a young Aussie/Lab mix that used to terrorize me when I would go to put socks on, nipping and ear splitting yipping, very stressful. Lisa came over on Thursday to observe and make recommendations. Today for the first time in a year and a half I got to put socks on in peace! My pup, Stevie Nicks, just watched quietly. Stevie and I love Lisa!
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
2021-06-22
Lisa is definitely experienced and really understands how dogs think, but also was very clear that we have to get to know our unique puppy and find what works for our family. Our puppy (and family) loved her instantly. She is a great communicator and clearly modeled all of the things we would need to know about how to help our dog adjust to our home and our family, then followed up with discussion, guided practice, and thorough notes we got to keep as reminders. She is generous, joyful, and professional in her work, and so good at what she does! I admired the way she set up situations to help us get to know our dog better and the calm way she dealt with our mistakes as we learned. She worked really well with our 6 year old, helping her learn how to have the dog see her as a leader, not another puppy to jump all over. She addressed all of the things that we were specifically struggling with in training. We highly recommend her!
Tracy A.
Tracy A.
2017-02-01
My husband and I learned so much in our first lesson with Lisa! I love that she comes to our home and asks all the right questions about our needs. Her timing is so great and she explains everything very simply and clearly. She is prepared with handouts that contain all the training info so we have a reference as we practice. Highly recommend!!
Erica A.
Erica A.
2015-11-23
My husband and I truly appreciated the education Lisa provided us with for a happy, healthy relationship with our two young German Sheperds. It's all about the foundation. There was several things that we were unaware of that we were doing incorrectly, such as the importance of one word having one meaning. She certainly has the touch...she knows dogs and she knows the importance of our (human) roll in their lives. I recommend contacting Good Dogma for any and all of your canine concerns.
Zachariah L.
Zachariah L.
2009-10-30
An excellent service. Very professional and easy to work with. I learned more in one session than I imagined there was to know, and the dogs absolutely LOVED her. Two paws up.

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