Dog Training

Steph has been working with adopted dogs (and now dogs straight from breeders) for the last 12 years and is studying for certification with the Academy for Dog Trainers. Her experience from the ultra scared to the highly dangerous to the silly, young and old, has given her a look into the wide world of dog behavior, training, and management. Good Sit is part of a larger network of trusted, experienced dog trainers in the San Francisco and San Jose Bay Area that have the best at heart for your dogs. From bite cases to puppy manners to teaching dogs how to dog, we got ya.

We specialize in traditionally guarding and bully breeds while serving all good boys and girls, all breeds and backgrounds. With said experience, we especially enjoy working on reactivity, aggression, and fear-based behavior utilizing force-free techniques (yes, you read that right) and watch the dogs bloom into happier, less stressed individuals that help your family.

Interested in learning more? Contact us to set up a time to talk about what you’re looking for in your next pet!

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Good Sit is currently offering the following:

The Basics: Great for new adult adoptions

  • Sit, Stay, Down, you know, the basic commands!
  • Introduction to loose leash walking
  • Cover behavior help noticed during these first weeks at home
  • Private sessions with our trainer for a few weeks, then hand off sessions to teach the owners what we learned.
  • Homework will be included to keep the humans leveling up their new best friend!

Start Off on the Right Paw: Great for puppies and new adoptions

  • Everything in The Basics, plus more sessions for more training!
  • Home setup consultation
  • Introduction to “weird” sounds, noises, objects
  • Crate training
  • Private sessions with our trainer for a few weeks, then hand off sessions to teach the owners what we learned.
  • Homework will be included to keep the humans leveling up their new best friend!

Personal Time to Train: great for hands on experience and specific issues

  • Consecutive weeks of private training sessions to keep progress movement
  • 1x a week in person with owner and dog
  • Option to meet at a park and other nonhome locations in addition to home
  • Covers sit, come, stay, stand, and loose leash walking, as well as behavior help
  • Allows focusing on reactivity, aggression, fear, or other special needs
  • Get to the nitty gritty
  • And yes, homework will be included to keep the humans leveling up their new best friend!

All training packages include an initial sit-down consult that identify what you want to get out of training.

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Add-ons:

Super duper social blast! Socialization isn’t just about being around people and other dogs; it’s about meeting the entire world! Steph picks up your pooch and slowly opens up the world around them, be it landscapers or store surroundings, traffic sounds or loud bangs, and of course other dogs of different sizes and temperaments, going at your new dog’s speed.

Day care! Have your dog spend a few afternoons a week with Steph around other dogs, learning how to play and how to settle despite other dogs being around. A value skill for any dog!

Walks! Good Sit did start off as a walking service after all. Continue your dog’s relationship with their new trainer while also giving yourself a break from minding your best buddy. We all need a break!

Overnights! A weekend away is nice; take the worry out of caring for your new friend by having Steph stay over at your place or have your pup stay at hers. Based on availability and level of socialization.