Reviews

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We take pride in helping our students, and we love hearing about the results.

So knowledgeable! You never made me feel bad about all the stuff I didn’t know. It was so much   fun and I learned so much.

Nicole was informative, patient & one of the best trainers I’ve used over the years.

This is my third class with Jennie, with two different dogs. She is SO patient. I don’t know how she does it. I’ve learned so much from her; I can’t say enough good things. I’m going to continue to take classes as my dogs are ready for them.

I believe this course is mainly for the owners. At least that is how it felt to me. I realized that I had been going about training my puppy the wrong way, and attending these classes showed me a more effective and proper way to train her. Fair warning this will take effort if you want to meet your goals. So if you’re not willing to try and think your dog will magically learn how to behave then you should probably rethink your decision about having a dog in the first place.

I had a great time over the past 5 weeks, and my dog has improved so much it is hard to imagine what she was like before. 

This was clearly helpful to Honey, but it was especially beneficial to our daughter in learning more about working with her new pup. It’s amazing how much dog (and humans) learned in these weeks of training. On to Jr High!

Nicole did a great job with all of the puppies in our class. She is an excellent trainer with great enthusiasm. Highly recommended!

Gary is a great teacher, the glass was great! Worth every bit of money just to teach our dog to wait at doors! Gary was great at personalizing things for us and others in the class; every dog was not on the same page every week and had different struggles. Gary made sure to turn in to each dog to help that dogs be successful. We will definitely be back!

Jennie was very responsive to our questions, and she was extremely informative about dog training. You can tell she has a passion for dogs, and she made it fun for us.

​I have been to nearly every dog training facility in the Huntsville area. Such a Good Dog is the best trainers i have found. They provide training for the “real world” not AKC obedience (which for most of the dog owning population is not a real concern).

Class sizes are very small, which allow for individual attention, and your dog “works” during the class instead of standing around. General dog related training questions or issues are genuinely discussed and suggestions are helpful.

Wonderful trainer- Jennie Hudson. I love the small classes and easy to follow lessons. Jennie is so good at explaining and demonstrating the concepts. My dog loves the classes, too!

It was so much fun! I brought my dog in almost right after adopting him, so it was a great opportunity to bond but also help set the tone for life at our house.

Highly recommend SAGD. Gary was great. He is very knowledgeable and does an excellent job of teaching and training both the dog owner and the dog. You can tell he loves/enjoys doing this.

Thank you for teaching us not only the basic commands that helps us towards a more obedient dog, but also help us to build a lasting relationship with our dog. The class is encouraging, fun, and wonderfully challenging (for me, ha!). I’m now a better trained Mama for leading and teaching our 75lb puppy!

I’m a first time dog owner. Prior to bringing my puppy home in December I spoke with Laurel on the phone. She was instrumental in helping me understand what things looked like from a dogs view, and gave great tips on crate/potty training. She definitely set the bar high in my expectations of Such a Good Dog and Gary didn’t fail. He is very knowledgeable and attentive. Being a new dog owner comes with lots of doubt and second guessing, especially early on. I wasn’t very confident in handling my puppy so I appreciated most how Gary made corrections. He was always good to explain how actions are perceived by the dog, and why something could be communicating something other than the action I was looking for. My experience at Such a Good Dog couldn’t have been any better!!

I would highly recommend your services. Class size was small and I felt like everyone got a lot of attention. And the games were great.

We got a puppy and I knew we should get training sooner rather than later. I am so happy that we did. Sonny is picking up on all the commands. Me and the kids feel in control instead of spiraling helplessly into the doggy abyss 😜. We are signing up for junior high ASAP!!!!! I always had well behaved children, now the dog is even well behaved….one proud momma!!!! 

The classes were thoroughly enjoyable and Jennie was so patient and knowledgable. Our puppy absolutely adored her! We learned so much and Jennie also gave us advice about the difficulties we were having at home. It was nice having a small class size so we all got personalized attention. I would definitely recommend the classes.

Gary has such a knowledge of dogs and how they think. Wonderful insights and tips along with learning the skills we were looking for.

Nicole was informative, patient & one of the best trainers I’ve used over the years.

Jennie was great to work with. She always took time to make sure we got the new task correct. She was very upbeat and fun to work with. She was also very patient with all of us who dogs were not the best. She was GREAT!!!! 

Gary has a good balance of being direct while polite. He will pick up on things and tell you what you need to be doing. He is great at listening and giving the right advice when we are having issues with a behavior. His end of class feedback was very helpful! We would like to have him as an instructor again.

 I can’t say enough about Laurel. We have both of our dogs enrolled with her after having attending  other training in the past. The difference in the level of expertise Laurel has compared to other  local trainers was apparent almost immediately. Our dogs literally love it there and look forward to  going every week. And that was when things go well… One of our dogs was involved in, and honestly was to blame, for an incident during one of the group  classes. Laurel not only handled the situation calmly and professionally, but encouraged us to let  her work with our dog as a project. The experience has literally been life changing for us and our  dog…we have learned so much and watched our antsy, high-strung dog turn let so much of his  stress go and begin enjoying a more laid back lifestyle. We are still working, but the work Laurel  and Such a Good Dog does is amazing. I wouldn’t trust most people’s opinion about my dog…but  Laurel has proven to be a genius!

Nicole was great and took the time to help one on one as needed. She made me and my pup feel right at home. I learned so much and already feel like I can communicate with my dog more effectively. Will be taking more classes in the future.

We got a puppy and I knew we should get training sooner rather than later. I am so happy that we did. Sonny is picking up on all the commands. Me and the kids feel in control instead of spiraling helplessly into the doggy abyss 😜. We are signing up for junior high ASAP!!!!! I always had well behaved children, now the dog is even well behaved….one proud momma!!!!

I had done some training with my dog prior to working with Laurel; however, I feel as though this class helped me learn to speak with my dog. I learned to better read little changes in my dog’s body language, and most importantly I learned how to effectively communicate with him. Dog training is not difficult, but it does take time and consistency. Laurel is fantastic at helping her students learn both. She makes class fun while also being informative. I would recommend Laurel and Such A Good Dog to anyone who is interested in training their dog. She uses the best techniques without making it too difficult to learn. I feel as though the positive techniques I learned from Laurel far surpasses any \”or else\” punishment training techniques taught elsewhere.