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About Golden Rule Dog Training

The Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
This ethical code dates back to the late 1500’s and describes a reciprocal relationship between one's self and others that includes mutual respect. 
If we extend this rule to how we treat our canine family members, we are kind, patient and humane at all times.

Only positive reinforcement techniques are used which includes using a dog-responsive motivator to teach your dog new skills.  We focus on obedience skills that are included in the beginning, intermediate and Canine Good Citizen Classes to lay a basic foundation - and move through the classes to learn more challenging skills.  Training games keep you and your dog interested in continuous learning.

In all classes you will learn how to read your dog’s body language and understand what your dog is trying to tell you - from the dog's point of view.  It’s important to read the signs that will keep your canine family member safe.

If we are kind, patient and consistent, we will see our dog evolve with nothing to fear and eager to learn.  Through the Golden Rule Training programs you will become a well-informed owner of a well-balanced and well-behaved family member who loves you unconditionally.


Kathryn Baines is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT- KA), Behavior Consultant and an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

What People Say

"When we adopted our dog Colin, he was a mess. He was a fearful, scared dog, who barked at everyone. People were his mortal enemies. He was not living a happy life. I started taking him to Kathryn's class, where he learned that people were not something to be afraid of. He learned, in his own way, how to relate to them. I think that just about anyone can teach your dog how to sit and do basic commands. But someone who can truly understand your dog and their problems and issues, and can figure out a way to help them, is a godsend. The difference between Colin then and now is remarkable. People comment on it all the time. And I am not exaggerating when I say that Kathryn saved my dog's life. Thank you, Kathryn."

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