Good Dog Academy Testimonials

 
"Good Dog Academy was an amazing experience where I met lots of awesome new people and was able to grow as a trainer and handler and make new connections to start my career in the wonderful world of dogs! I have been able to take everything I've learned to work better with not only my dog, but help others with training AND strengthening the bond between them and their dog. I can't thank the team at Good Dog Academy enough for everything they taught me and the opportunities they gave me!"
Paige
class of September 2014

 

"GDA wasn't just about the schooling or becoming a trainer for me. GDA gave me more confidence in myself & a better relationship with my dog. Vanessa, Jamie & Heather all care about your success in the course & after.
Loved it."
Jaimie
class of September 2013

 

"My experience with Good Dog Academy was everything I had hoped for. I was given a thorough, broad base of knowledge, both theory as well as practical.  Upon graduation, I had the confidence and skills I needed to pursue a career I love. I have always felt that the GDA instructors, and my fellow grads, have been truly interested in seeing me succeed and have shown wonderful ongoing support."
Alison
class of January 2014

 

"I chose Good Dog Academy because I believe in their method of dog training.  I did appreciate that we were introduced to various methods of dog training during the course of the program, resulting in me being a very well rounded and informed trainer.  I enjoyed the Instructors immensely.  They were extremely knowledgeable, wonderful speakers and always willing to assist you when needed.  I highly recommend Good Dog Academy to those looking to become Dog Trainers."
Jen
class of September 2013

 

"I really enjoyed the time I spent taking the Certified Professional Dog Trainer Course at Good Dog Academy.  The instructors were all very knowledgeable and helpful.  They made an effort to make sure we understood the materials and had enough time for practical exercises.  I walked away from he course with the ability to set up my own small dog training and walking business, and attain a shelter staff position where I get to work with a variety of dogs on a regular basis.  Thanks, Good Dog!"
Dianna
class of January 2014

 

"If you have a passion for dog training, I encourage you to take this course as the first step in your journey to becoming a knowledgeable and experienced trainer.  Becoming a good dog trainer doesn't happen over night, but you need to start somewhere and Good Dog Academy was a great first step in the right direction for me.  The teachers where experienced and seasoned in the field and helped me through challenges that I never thought possible.  The hands on experiences gave me the confidence I needed as a new dog trainer."
Elise
class of September 2014

 

"I am a 2014 Graduate of Good Dog Academy. I had the privilege to be taught by three of the most amazing women.  They were informative, tough and so much fun to work with that I never wanted it to end.  I decided to go back to school at 61 years of age and Good Dog Academy and all that work there welcomed me and helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to start my own business.  I thank them all for helping me finally realize what I wanted to do when I grew up."
Cathy
class of September 2014

 

"I have been working with dogs as a dog groomer for 17 years, and previous to that as a Veterinary assistant.  I took the full time course at GDA in order to gain a broader perspective of dog behaviour in general.   I was introduced to many different aspects of working with dogs and found every day to be exciting and challenging.     I now teach classes and private lessons myself!  The teachers at GDA are passionate, well-educated, encouraging, warm, and sincere.  I never wanted school to end!   I have recommended GDA to my employees and feel that whether you have been working with dogs for years like myself, or know that you want to work with dogs but are unsure in which capacity, GDA is the perfect place to start."
Paula
class of April 2014

 

"I took the GDA full time program in spring 2014 with my dog Mac.  The tools and information I learned during these 2 months were invaluable, both in being a dog owner as well as a professional dog trainer.  This course provided me with the foundation I needed to become confident in my ability to work with dogs of all size and breeds.  The guidance and support you receive after graduation is amazing, as they are always available to answer your questions and provide suggestions to help you gain success in your new career!  I would highly recommend this course to anybody looking to start a new career working with dogs!"
Melissa
class of April 2014

 

"The variety of topics covered in the program provided a good starting point for me to get into the industry.  The instructors were informative, helpful and made class fun.  I graduated with what I felt like was a good foundation for me to continue to grow my knowledge and education."
Tanya
class of January 2014

 

“The diverse backgrounds and passion the owner/instructors bring to the GDA program are unmatched.  You are exposed to a variety of training techniques and see the result of these techniques in action with demonstrations from professionals in the field.  I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in a career in the dog industry.”
Jackie
class of February 2015

 

GDA was an amazing experience.  I learned so much more than I ever thought and loved every minute of it.   I would take this class again in a heartbeat.  I am also so proud of how far my dog came during that time.  We have continued on his obedience and he is exceeding my expectations everyday.  Thank you all so much for sharing all you know with all of us!”
Allana
class of February 2015