PGC is owned and operated by Jeff Goodall who attended both the Professionals and Masters Courses at Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers.
About us: We are a small, home based dog training business operating out of St. Clair, Missouri. We strive to not only teach your dog the skills it needs, but also to teach our clients how to manage and, more importantly, understand their canine companions. Our goal is to produce obedient dogs who happily comply to their owners requests, and owners with the skills to no longer need our services.
The owner learns: 1) Understanding and utilizing the three basic principles of dog training; Timing, Motivation, and Consistency. 2) How to properly mark and reward your dog when it’s offering the behaviors you like and how to properly mark correct and incorrect moments in time, how to correct negative behaviors, and replace them with desired ones! 3) How to build a respectful, fun, and engaging relationship between you and your dog. 4) How to build your dogs confidence by setting your dog up for success in training. 5) How to strengthen you and your dogs bond, helping you become more of a team.
The dog learns what these markers mean……
FREE– free from command, do as you like
GOOD-We like what you are doing, food or other reward is on the way
NO-stop what you are doing.
YES!!!– Great job, free from command, come get a higher value reward
.….And what these basic commands mean*
SIT– with stay implied
DOWN– with stay implied
HEEL– attentive loose leash walking at slow, medium and fast pace, with the dog automatically siting when you stop.
CLIMB– Sometimes called “place,” the dog is taught to stay until otherwise commanded on a raised platform with clear, visible boundaries such as a pet cot, park bench, truck bed, etc.
COME-Come to front of owner and sit.
BREAKTIME– Go to bathroom on command. As silly as it may sound, it’s a really handy skill for a dog to have, especially for owners on a tight schedule or for ones that have a certain area of the yard they want their pups to go in.
OUT-Release what they are holding.
…..And can even learn advanced skills**
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE: Attention heel, long sits and downs with handler out of sight, directional send outs, some tricks, and mo
FORCE FREE RETRIEVE: Basic fetch for fun or purpose.
FORCED RETRIEVE: Reliable retrieve for when you absolutely need your dog to perform.
SPECIFIC ODOR DETECTION/INDICATION: We can teach you and your dog “nose games” for fun or for a purpose! Used for more than just police work and hunting, it’s also a great way to mentally stimulate your dog while playing a hide and go seek style game with them!
PROTECTION SPORTS: For those dogs (and owners) who like to play a little rough, we harness the dogs natural want to chase and catch prey. We can help with building prey drive, puppy imprinting, getting a full bite or fixing a chewy one, targeting, send outs, etc…
*All command names can be substituted upon request to better fit your individual needs.
**Advanced skills may require basic obedience and not all dogs may be good for all advanced skills, so results will vary if working against the dogs natural abilities. (We will gladly help find your dogs strong suits though!)