Most people just want to be able to walk their dog without being pulled down the street, or have their dog greet people nicely without jumping, or just have their dog listen to them. Our training philosophy is based on the fact that dogs will respond to positive, rewarding situations and clear communication. We specialize in helping you learn to read your dog's body language so you can better communicate with them, and with small class sizes you'll get all the attention you need.
Whether you're starting classes with a puppy, need help with your 'wild child', have behavioral issues with your dog, or just want to have some fun and keep your dog's skills sharp, there is a class for you. From Kindergarten to College we've got classes to help foster that bond between you and your dog.
We train indoors and outdoors, on field trips and special events. We offer in-home training, private sessions, group classes (maximum 4 dogs per class), one topic single session classes, and seminars.
We are the only organization in Northern Alabama with 3 professionally certified trainers!
Our Trainers -
Such A Good Dog owner, Laurel Rose CPDT-KA, has been working with dogs and their owners since 2001 has her professional certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Laurel is also a Certified Mentor Trainer to Animal Behavior College students and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Instructor/Evaluator. Her interest in training began as a puppy raiser and volunteer coordinator for Canine Companions for Independence. She's a published author of training articles on examiner.com and has been the "Ask the Expert" on WAAY TV. Laurel is also the Founder and President of Huntsville Got Your Six a registered 501(c)3 organization providing PTSD service dog training for veterans and their dogs.
Callie Loyd, CPDT-KA has a M.A. in Psychology and is a professionally certified trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. She has over six years experience working with rescue dogs, is a long time rescue dog foster and is a current member, and Alabama state Coordinator, for Bullies 2 the Rescue. She is also is an Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Instructor/Evaluator.
Jennie Hudson, CPDT-KA has been a professional trainer since 2016 and is a professionally certified trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Jennie has been heavily involved in Therapy Dog work within a local organization, and with her own dog has been a Therapy Dog team since 2014. She's been working with rescue dogs since 2008 and is on the Advisory Board of Huntsville Animal Services, currently as President, and on their Foundation, 501(c)3 fundraising organization. She is also on the Board for SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Project). Jennie is a Certified Pet Partners Team evaluator.
Nicole Loveless - Nicole has been training since 2011, with a break to focus on her family. She's currently working toward her CPDT-KA certification. Nicole has owned a dog walking company, and has a soft spot for power breeds having owned/trained her personal dogs-- 2 GSDs and a Malinois.
Gary Morgan, ABCDT - Gary graduated with honors from the Animal Behavior College as a certified dog obedience instructor and is working toward is CPDT-KA certification. He has been involved with rescue for 10 years as a foster, volunteer, and evaluator. Gary lives with 3 Australian Shepherds.