GoodHeart Kennel & Training Center

    Training for all breeds, all ages, and all sizes.

    Training Centre

    GoodHeart Kennel & Training Center

    Breeding a versatile, intelligent German Shepherd that can succeed in all disciplines.

    Our Shepherds
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    About GoodHeart

    We all want to live with that “special dog”. The dog that grows into an outstanding canine citizen, our best friend, and a valued member of the family and it is not that hard. GoodHeart has been helping happy dog owners find and/or train their own special dog for over fifteen years.

    GoodHeart Kennel and Training Centre in located in a beautiful rural setting that provides an ideal and relaxed place for you and your dog to learn together and it is a natural and stimulating environment for beautiful healthy German Shepherd puppies to learn about the world.

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    German Shepherd Breeding

    Breeding a versatile, intelligent German Shepherd that can succeed in all disciplines.

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    Group Training

    Start your new relationship by investing some time in trust and behavior.

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    Private & In-Home Training

    Customized lessons bring faster results. At our kennel or at your home.

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    Level 1 - Training Basics

    For the puppy everything is new. For the mature dog this class is a safe and managed environment for you both to get to know each other and find out what training both good and bad your new dog may have.

    Level 2 - Expanding

    A 7-Week course for dogs that have completed level 1. Expanding on training items like improved heel position and duration, Coming under distractions, and a Stay for longer periods and owner out of sight.

    Level 3 - Advanced

    Your canine companion and you are now a team with two personalities. It hones in on individual strengths and weaknesses and you will receive individual training tips to make all your daily interactions more effective.

    Private & Semi-private

    While basic teaching methods and lessons are a proven standard, each private class is a program designed around your specific topics and goals, such as basic obedience training, specialty skills such as tracking, or fixing a behaviour.

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    Training Reviews

    Trish Dingman
    Training Client
    Thank you so much for all of your work with Coco. We enjoyed the classes and see a real improvement. Thanks again!
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    Melissa Smith
    Training Client
    Our training sessions with Jackie have been amazing from day one! Jackie is highly sensitive to the nature of everyone in her classes – dogs and humans alike. Her lessons have given me the skills to communicate clearly with my Boston terrier, Dizzy, and confidence that, given patience and a little bit of repetition, he is capable of so much more than I’d imagined, even at nine months of age. It’s amazing to watch him holding a down stay, or using a new piece of agility equipment!
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    Carrie & Trevor
    Training Client
    We got Rue from GoodHeart Kennel March 2008 because we liked the advise that we had received from Jackie. She was very thorough with her explanations and had extensive knowledge of dogs. She told us about her obedience classes and we wanted to sign up and have Rue take the classes. We knew that we had gotten a really good dog, but we also wanted to have a really good behaved dog. We started her puppy obedience class in May and have continued ever since. We and our dog have learned so much in such little time. Rue is heeling, sitting, goes down, knows up, through, under and is even learning agility. He loves these classes so much and he looks forward to going every Saturday. The look on his face when he accomplishes these activities is priceless. We thank you Jackie for your time and effort into helping us make Rue the best dog he can be and we look forward to continuing these lessons.
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    Laurel
    Training Client
    Just to let you know that Abbey is now six months and a joy to be around. She listens so well. We walk by joggers and put her down and get so many compliments and thank yous from them. She walks by other dogs without any problem and will visit with them without incidence. I cannot believe how quickly we both learned from you in just an hour a week. Thank you for all you taught us. Take care.
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    Corinna and Krimmi
    Training Client
    Just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks. Your training class was fantastic. I was pretty much at my wits end with Krimmi when we started the class. Maybe it was because of his behaviour that I had a really hard time bonding with him, me who gets attached to every dog. Now he’s “my boy.” 8 weeks ago I would have never thought or believed that he would or could stay in a down stay beside 2 other dogs and not break that stay even when the other dogs were called. Is he perfect? No, he is still crazy and obnoxious at times lol, but we now have the tools to keep working on his obedience. I will highly recommend your training classes and Krimmi and I will be back for level 2 in the fall.
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