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Meeting Our Family at Consultation

A+ Dog Training specializes in dog obedience and behavior modification.  Many behavior issues happen at or around the house which is why we don’t own a facility.  We train clients in their homes to help them understand how and when to use the techniques.  This also eases the stress of transporting their dogs and finding a babysitter.  Children often run around in the house causing their dogs to chase and we want to show everyone in the family how to live together peacefully.

Because you invite us for training sessions into your home, we want you to get to know us first and invite you and your family into our home.  We provide Scooby Snacks (graham crackers and fruit snacks) and water for those that come straight from picking up their kids at school, those that come straight from work, or for those that are emotional or nervous eaters. 🙂  You meet Tom whom you will mainly be working with and GiGi who manages the business.

This is a picture of Tas at consultation.  Tas’ owners wanted to meet our dog so we brought him out for a meet and greet as well.  Our Labrador, Ammo, helps when another dog is needed (e.g. socialization, mocking as a neighbor walking their dog in front of your house and your dog barks at the door, etc.)  Ammo knows that when he meets smaller sized dogs he needs to lay down to their level and sniff.  He’s a good boy.

If you have any further questions about our consultations or about us, feel free to email at or message us on Facebook at A+ Dog Training.

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday, Love: Ammo

Tongue Out Tuesday is of Ammo during our wedding photo shoot at Stanislaus State. Our wedding anniversary is this Thursday.

Because of our commitment and love for A+ Dog Training, we took our board & train dog with us to Geiger’s Fine Jewelry in Turlock, California, today so that GiGi could pick out “something nice”.

Ellyie the “Guard Dog” Yorkie wasn’t there. We miss training her and will pop into their store in hopes that we can pet her and say hello.
And since this Thursday is our anniversary date, we’ll celebrate with dinner after all of the private training sessions and Elementary class.

From our hearts to yours, Happy Tongue Out Tuesday!

Mahalo Means Thank You!

So far this year we’ve had 29 clients receive gives in appreciation for their referrals!  Will you be number 30?

Remember, sharing your dog stories that involve A+ Dog Training and word-of-mouth referrals is the best way we keep our business going.  We always get excited and “wag our tails” when someone comes to us because they heard (or saw) success stories from you!


We Saw JJ

We were on our way to run an errand at Wells Fargo in Turlock, California when we see a German Shepherd out front.  Tom automatically says, “Hey, that looks like JJ.”  We haven’t seen JJ in over a year.  Sure enough, JJ is just as happy to see Tom as Tom is to see JJ.  He is such a good boy.

Kids Can Train Dogs Too

While Tom works with the Mom of the house, GiGi works with all four children (ages 3, 4, 5, & 6). Look for a couple of video clips on A+ Dog Training’s Facebook Page.  The 5-year-old and 3-year-old show how they’ve worked on Sit with their dog Cooper. GiGi taught them how to use their command voice, treat the dog with an open hand and with gentle pets, then follow up with their praise voices!