Family Dog Training


At the Good Dog Spot we offer a variety of ways to meet the needs of our clients. Our trainer, Marilyn Marks, has over 30 years of experience training owners to communicate with their dogs with clarity and kindness; her positive training techniques will give you skills for a lifetime of success with your dog.

Please note that attendance at all classes is based on the trainer’s assessment that the dog is safe and
suitable for our classroom environment. The trainer has the right to limit access to class, in part or in
full, to any dog deemed unsafe.


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Private Lessons

If you cannot fit a class into your schedule or need help with issues that cannot be accommodated in a class, we offer private lessons.

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Foundations of Training (For dogs 16 weeks and older)

This class will introduce you to the tools and concepts for training your dog to do anything. You will learn how to communicate with your dog and shape their behavior to address problems such as jumping on people, stealing household objects, bolting out the door, barking out the window and other unwanted behaviors. This class will teach you how to think and respond like a dog trainer so you can be your dog’s best friend.

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Beyond Basics (For dogs who have passed Foundations)

This class will turn your new training skills, and your dog’s new learning skills, into basic commands you can use to help your dog move through life. Commands covered include come, walking politely on leash and stay. In addition, the course will introduce you to helping your dog enjoy handling (as for vet/medical needs and grooming care). This course can be repeated as many times as you like. The instructor will let you know when you and your dog are ready for this class.

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Canine Good Citizen (More advanced than Beyond Basics)

Canine Good Citizen is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners including Greetings, sitting politely, general handling, moving politely through crowds, obedience commands, coming when called, behaving politely around other dogs.

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