When you first bring a dog into your home you can expect to encounter challenges. Some can be mere inconveniences, while others can be dangerous for you and your dog alike.
Your dog is part of your family, but sometimes their behavior can frustrate you, or even embarrass you. You may worry about them hurting someone, or hurting you! It can be confusing when your normally sweet dog barks and lunges at people or other dogs.
When you got a dog, you probably imagined relaxing strolls around the neighborhood and evenings snuggling together on the couch but your pooch isn't living up to your dreams.
We work cases big and small to help you achieve the dog of your dreams.
We teach our students to think for themselves and behave a certain way because they want to, not because we force them too. We do not use pain, fear, or intimidation to train our students! Aversive methods do not help our dogs learn. In fact, they damage our relationship and cause significant stress, leading to bigger behavior challenges. We use science-based methods in our classroom which are fun, they help our dogs stay engaged, and teach key concepts! This way we help our dogs grow in areas like confidence, calmness, focus and reliability.
Positive reinforcement training is an extremely important practice to me and one of my top priorities as a pet trainer. Having worked with many adult dogs who struggle with anxiety and reactivity issues, I have a special passion for working with puppies to prevent these issues from developing in the first place. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to have the dog of your dreams.
We do this by teaching your dog how to have self control, remain calm in distracting environments, how to look to you to ask for what they need, and teaching them the foundations of basic obedience
Brittany Erickson is the owner and trainer at Good Boy.
She is also:
- Certified NJ Animal Control Officer
- Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner
- Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid
- Certified Trick Dog Instructor
- American Kennel Club Evaluator
- Proud Member of (APDT) the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
- Proud Member of (IACP) International Association of Canine Professionals
- Proud Member of (PPG) Pet Professional Guild
- Fear-Free professional
- Veterinarian recommended