Finley & new friend Tallulah

Finley & new friend Tallulah

Enrolling Finley in Good Dogma's Learn & Stay Program was a smart decision. Finn was a hyper, jumpy, overly excited, resource guarding dog which made living with him difficult. During his two week stay Finley learned self control and the ability to calm himself with the "place" command. Sabrina took Finn on walks, outings and a parade... yes a parade! All while videoing his progress both in her home and on their adventures. This personal touch allowed us to watch Finn's progress as well as learn techniques to ensure a smooth transition. He is home now and it's like we have a new dog. Finn is attentive, knows his commands, walks beautifully on his leash and acts like a perfect gentleman. Thank you Sabrina for an amazing job with Finn, we couldn't have done it without you! -Felicia C

 
Vespa

Vespa

Our dog, Vespa, spent two weeks at the stay and learn program. She was never a “bad” dog but now she is an amazing dog! Sabrina not only taught her invaluable behaviors and commands, she also gave us the tools to continue what she learned at home. Everywhere I go with Vespa people comment on how well behaved she is. I cannot give enough praise and thanks to Sabrina. She truly is the best dog trainer... kind, compassionate, and very knowledgeable!

 
Lava learning Recall

Lava learning Recall

Our biggest concern with Lava is her safety. We have an acre and a half of property that Lava runs freely around and the invisible fence keeps her in place. However, that doesn’t keep unwanted visitors out. We often have bear, deer, foxes, coyotes, groundhogs, chipmunks and bunnies traversing our property. Lava is a hunter by nature and gives chase to it all. Our request to Sabrina was to have her work on “recall” (to come when called) so that even if she sees a bunny that she wants to eat, she will stop the chase and come back when called. Sabrina was able to achieve amazing results with Lava during the Stay & Learn program! We loved watching Lava’s progress through the videos, they are a great training tool. We can now take Lava on hikes in the woods off leash and are confident that she will come when called each and every time. The training far exceeded our expectations, thank you Sabrina, the bunnies thank you too!!!  -Janet B.

 
Emma back at home

Emma back at home

I am so glad I found Good Dogma. I can't thank Sabrina enough for everything she has taught my family and I. My dog Emma is a very good dog and always stays by my side. Approximately 2 1/2 years ago Emma's house changed and she gained a brother. Emma loves him to pieces, but her training went downhill. She only listened to me and when I wasn't home she would jump on the counter, started taking food off of the table and running from my husband. We needed to fix that as our family goes camping and hiking and we didn't want her to run off. Now that Sabrina has shown my family and I how to help Emma to go back to what she was like our household is a lot less stressful. Labor Day weekend Emma showed off how good she is by being off leash the whole weekend at a campground where there are other dogs and many more distractions. Emma did not leave my family and my side. Thank you, Sabrina and Good Dogma for your help. I highly recommend Good Dogma to everyone. -Dayna L.

 
Mason & Zoe, friends again

Mason & Zoe, friends again

So when I met Sabrina, I was in crisis mode. I had a Boxer who suddenly became reactive after being growled at and targeted by a visiting family member’s dog. My boxer started to target his sister, who was only a 14 lb Shih Tzu. As soon as Sabrina walked through my door, my Boxer knew this woman meant business. Through her gentle, proactive, yet demanding respect type approach my Boxer began to change his opinion of my Shih Tzu. Sabrina taught me to use a clicker and to treat for positive behaviors. Within 2 weeks, I no longer needed to keep my two dogs in separate rooms.

Within a month my Boxer and Shih tzu were sleeping next to one another.

Sabrina is in contact with her clients at an appropriate level, and is always readily available if needed. She is always a phone call or text away, if something needs to be refined, tweaked, or changed completely. She never looks at her watch to say, “Your time is up!”.

She has conditioned my dog to different environment stimuli, has desensitized my dog to some “scary” things, has helped me socialize my dog with other dogs, has suggested literature for me to purchase, has suggested videos to learn dog language, and she has observed my dog’s behaviors while pointing out specific dog language to pick up on, so I can take a proactive approach with him, wherever I go. Basically, she taught my dog and I how to communicate with one another. I have to say, being able to communicate with him has been the best gift, I have ever received. Now we both live in a balanced, stress-free environment in harmony. will not go wrong if you choose Sabrina to “speak” to your dog(s). She is definitely Alpha of the pack and in my opinion, she is Alpha amongst dog trainers in this area. -Tonya B.

 
Ciaro & Honey on Place back at home

Ciaro & Honey on Place back at home

Training was amazing!!!! We have 2 golden doodles that needed a lot of work with confidence and behaviors and with Sabrina’s training in ONE MONTH our babies are first and foremost HAPPIER after being trained and have confidence now!!! They now listen.....following our leads and are so healthy with now having healthy direction!!! THANK YOU Sabrina as we are grateful for all you did to help us!!!!! -KerriAnn H.

 
Ben learning Recall

Ben learning Recall

We can not thank Sabrina enough! She kept us up to date daily about our dogs progress, sent pics and videos that we could share with our children to show how great our puppy was doing! I can’t believe how much our dog learned in those 2 weeks and Sabrina gave us the tools to continue at home! We are so happy we found Good Dogma! -Jaime L.

 
Chip trying not to drool!

Chip trying not to drool!

Signing Chip up with Sabrina was the best decision! Chip is a very large dog with a lot of muscle and I needed help in harnessing all that power. I also needed help in managing his drool, so he would not slobber our guests etc. Sabrina had Chip for two weeks and when he came back, he had learned all the basic commands to allow me to handle him in and out of the house, which has been an absolute life saver! Sabrina was extremely professional and I loved taking part in the training through the many videos she posted, which were so helpful. I have recommended Sabrina to quite a few of our friends....you do an amazing job!!! Thank you! -Sabine G.

 
Buck learning Down/Stay

Buck learning Down/Stay

Sabrina has the training and the results show her special skills. Watch the videos, the results speak for themselves. Sabrina is very self confident and manages to get a direct line of communication to the dog - the results during their training are remarkable. Problems struggled with at home are quickly solved in very short time frames. Amazing Lady! -Bob W.

 
Raven & Rush at home

Raven & Rush at home

Sabrina is so helpful in providing insight on how your dogs think and how their emotions cause certain behaviors. She is like a translator between dogs and humans! All her advice made sense, as she is really good at explaining the "why". I am so grateful that she's shared her skills and knowledge with us. Sabrina helped me learn from a very frustrating situation and it turned about to be a bonding experience that led to a very happy pup! -Rachael D.