Dog Training

Dog Training & Behaviorist

Dog Training and an animal behaviour Specialist so you too can own a happy, obedient family dog or puppy that you’re proud of | Dog Training

About

As dog trainer and behaviorist for 30+ years, we have the ability to teach your dog how to be obedient and resolved unwanted behaviors. Most importantly, we teach you how to maintain what your dog has learned.

Services

As a trainer and behaviorist we solve unwanted behaviors like leash pulling, jumping up or aggression with obedience dog training. We also offer pet sitting services when you need to go away for the day or even longer.

Contact

If you need a dog trainer and dog behaviorist reach us fast by PHONE 570-575-8504 where we can talk live about your needs. However, you're welcomed to message us using our Contact Form on the Contact page.

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Professional Dog Trainer

With a evaluation by a professional dog trainer you take the guesswork out of why your dog is behaving the way they are so that you can better understand them and get the help you need. Once you’ve gotten that help you can really start enjoying your relationship with your dog just as you imagined it would be so that you can proudly and confidently include them in your daily activities without worrying about them behaving badly.

Dog Gone Happy Training

We Produce Well Mannered Canines with Good Attitudes

There is nothing like owning an obedient, well-mannered dog that you can be proud to own. Giving your canine the keys to understand a common language and providing you with the dog training needed to maintain what they have learned for a happy life together is our goal with each client we work with. This is why hiring a dog trainer will help you.

Our Philosophy

We believe that a positive approach to dog training will enable you to have a well-mannered dog that listens to you. As a seasoned dog trainer and animal behaviorist I have the ability to turn out a “polished” or “finished” dog. More importantly, I am able to teach you how to handle your dog to retain the language and desired behavior that has been taught.

We feel a well-trained, obedient dog will be much happier one because they understand a language, they have structure, discipline and a pack hierarchy. Nowadays, with more people and businesses understanding that a canine is part of one’s family newly developed modern business models have now included many accommodations with this thought in mind so that an obedient canine has more liberties than ever before.

With your pledge to carry on consistent management after completing one of our training programs this what will allow your dog or puppy to enjoy today’s available liberties and you can be the proud owner of a happy, confident obedient canine that you can take with you just about anywhere.

Because no two dogs are alike, no two dogs can be trained in the same manner. Knowing this we put a dog training program together that is tailored to each dog’s individual temperament and needs. Therefore, as a dog accomplishes the goals we have set for them we will continually make adjustments to every dog’s program to reach our desire results.

Whether the dog is having behavioral issues or needs to learn to be obedient, we can provide you with the skills and program which best suits your dog. If you follow the program and method created for your dog, you will be extremely happy. Please visit our Testimonial page to read about what past clients have to say.

Clients & Testimonials

The owners are amazing people who go above and beyond to ensure the dog’s safety whether it be for pet sitting or training. They have an amazing set up for all of the dogs they see and I only trust them with my two puppers! Definitely recommend

Kaitlyn Fedor

26 October 2019

We would definitely recommend having
your dog visit here.
What a great place for our Puppy Harley.
So well cared for giving us a piece of mind as we traveled Many thanks for all their care

Elizabeth Joy

27 February 2017

I had recently hired Christina to pet sit
for my three month old puppy, Dash, in June 2018. I located her through the website and found she was not too far from my house. Christina was very friendly when I had first contacted her.

Haley N

03 January 2019

Chose Dog Gone Happy for Obedience training for our Husky. Christina did an amazing job and solved the problem we were having with chewing and counter surfing. During lessons Christina explained what we needed to do to maintain what she learned. Our Sapphire listens to commands on the first try and no longer pulls on walks. Life has gotten a lot easier. We recommend Christina highly.

Julia'S A.

Feb 5, 2017

Christina and her husband are excellent in so many ways. My husband and I have an intact male German Shepherd and a rescue female Shepherd mix. Our dogs are trained and well behaved but have never been left with anyone else for extended period of time. We arranged a meet and greet with Christina and her two dogs at their beautiful and clean home. She took the time to introduce our dogs to her pack the right way, we first walked outside side by side, then moved on the space inside the house. We went away for our first vacation, leaving our dogs with Christina with confidence. All we had to supply was toys and the food, she took care of our raw meals with ease. While we were away, she updated us via text with plenty of lazy on couches, happy, relaxed and playful dogs. Christina has the necessary understanding of pack mentally, knowledge and the tools to get the job done, she's kind, professional and fair priced. Highly recommended!

Yul Ka

28 July 2018

You know your dog is well taken care of, when you go to pick him up and he turns around and wants to stay with the sitter. A home away from home! Absolutely wonderful place to leave your four legged family member! We have left our Rufus there on more than one occasion and will continue to do so. The only home I would entrust my little loved one to! Rufus loves Christina & Allan along with Honae & Apollo! To us it is all about what makes Rufus happy in our absence. So their home is the only place away from home for our Rufus!!! Love them!!!

Rose Palermo

5 December 2016

I recently moved to PA with my baby boy Ceasar who is my life. I met with Christine and her husband for the first time. Christine walked me through how she would care for my little boy over the course of the few days I was gone. She allowed enough time for our dogs to meet and took extra time to allow me to feel comfortable with the idea of leaving him. She is an amazing loving woman who took my stress away and loved my dog like I would. I received videos and pictures even his baby tooth he lost while he was there. She was verry attentive over the few days he spent there. I look forward to working with her again. Honestly I will not go anywhere else for my dog care. She is again an amazing person and does a great job with dogs ..

Brianne Flynn

28 August 2017

She took our baby boy Zepplin and he was well feed and treated him like her own now we have a person to take our dog in and treat him like her own dogs

Jeniffer Annette

27 July 2017

EXCELLENT
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Alan Villa
Alan Villa
2022-09-02
Lainie Sakakura
Lainie Sakakura
2022-08-04
Excellent dog training. We adopted a Husky/GSD puppy with all the crazy puppy energy that you’d expect but are unprepared for. We read everything and watched a ton of YouTube videos but it’s a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there. Christina gave us straightforward direction with a clear plan of action. I always say she trains the humans as much as the dog because the humans in the family need learn how to be clear and consistent with their verbal and physical gestures. It takes commitment and work for our dog to be successful. Formal training from Christina is well worth the investment. We already have a dog that we can walk with ease in the busiest streets of Manhattan without pulling or barking. People are always impressed with her behavior and this is just the beginning.
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Daniel Prince
Daniel Prince
2022-07-30
We are an older couple with a 7 month old Black Lab. We went to Christina and were very pleased with her knowledge and handling of dogs. She told us it would not be easy and would require a lot of listening and work on our part. She was great with our dog, I couldn’t believe how fast she had the dog listening on day one. It was like a boot camp, but Daisy loved it. She gave us homework every time and we sent a video of our progress, Christina would respond and tell us what we were doing wrong. It was a lot of work and not easy like Christina said, but the payoff was well worth the effort, we have a well trained dog. Thank you Christina for all your patience with us.
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Karen H
Karen H
2022-05-27
I really was impressed with Christina, but it didn't work out for my friends dog. Christina was most concerned with the dogs getting along. I really liked christina.
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Azaleyah F
Azaleyah F
2022-04-04
Steven Farag
Steven Farag
2021-10-15
My wife and I had a 2 year anniversary away from home for 3 days and we needed someone to pet sit our Blue Heeler, Max. Christina is wonderful, extremely gifted in dealing with dogs, she is reliable, and gave us a great price. He really loves the environment and I can tell he really loves Christina ( He kept giving her his belly to rub) while I was talking to her and listened to her when he was about to run after a chipmunk. I highly recommend her for dog training and if you need someone to look after your dog. This isn't like a boarding place where they are in cages all day. The dogs are in a house comfortable and playing. I will definitely be returning.
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Lisette Cimino
Lisette Cimino
2021-08-18
My older dogs have stayed at Dog Gone Happy for multiple vacations and they have come to my home to walk them during work hours as needed. So when we got our new puppy, we called them to set up potty and obedience training. This is more than just a business to Christina as she truly has a passion for the dogs and treats them with love as if they were her own. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Bryan Pol
Bryan Pol
2021-08-09
We had intended to use another agency to board our one-year-old golden retriever Lucy over the weekend, but they were booked. I called Dog Gone Happy Training on Monday (8/2/21) and they were able to book Lucy’s stay on short notice (from Saturday to Monday) with no questions asked.Before boarding, Christina, the owner, carved out time for a personal meet and greet, where Lucy got acclimated with Christina, two of her own dogs, and several dogs she was already training and housing. The session, which lasted an hour, was full of Christina’s offering me tips in training and handling Lucy well. The session also included a brief tour of the facility (her home) and where Lucy would be staying. These personal touches and tips were all I needed to verify that Christina and her agency were the right choice for us.During her stay, Lucy was socialized plenty with other dogs and Christina sent me several pictures and gave updates as to how Lucy was doing.I could not ask for a better experience. Christina comes highly recommended!
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jennifer v
jennifer v
2021-07-20
Spoke to Christina about tips on how to housetrain my dog. She was very knowledgeable and straight to the point. Highly recommend if u have any issues or if u need some guidance or training
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Gwen Comollo
Gwen Comollo
2021-07-15
This was the first time we left our 10-month pup overnight with a non-family member, and we are so glad we chose Dog Gone Happy. Christina is responsive, professional and definitely takes care of your dog as if they are her own. She also gave great training tips! If we lived in the area, we would hire her to do more training. Definitely recommend, and definitely coming back when we are in the area again. Thank you, Christina!
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