Staying calm when we are frightened or stressed can be a challenge for anyone, let alone a small child. It’s easy to allow a frightening situation to feel overwhelming. The main goal of the SAFE Dog Bite Prevention Program is to help keep children from panicking, running, or screaming around a dog they don’t know. […]
Help your child stay SAFE around dogs by learning the SAFE game. The SAFE game teaches four simple body language cues that keep children quiet and calm during an interaction with a dog they don’t know. These cues are also signals to the dog that the child is not a threat. The goal of the […]
https://gooddogpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/safe-dog-bite-prevention-image.png337600Jenn Merritthttps://gooddogpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Good-Dog-Pro-Logo-Rectangle-Puppy-dog-professionals.pngJenn Merritt2016-05-16 10:55:552016-05-18 19:37:56Stay SAFE video for Dog Bite Prevention Week
So you’re thinking about adopting two puppies? Wait. No, stop! Let me give you the dog’s perspective on this. It’s a huge deal for a puppy to be separated from his mom and siblings. It’s stressful and weird, but there’s one thing that made it OK for me. I bonded with Jenn right away. I […]
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If one is great, two is better? Definitely not when it comes to puppies. But you have two children, why not two puppies? Most families don’t realize the time and effort required to raise one puppy, let alone two. Adding two puppies to your family more than doubles the time spent training, socializing, exercising and […]
https://gooddogpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/IMG_2108_2-e1462834047955.jpg7401188Jenn Merritthttps://gooddogpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Good-Dog-Pro-Logo-Rectangle-Puppy-dog-professionals.pngJenn Merritt2016-05-12 19:04:292016-05-18 19:46:50Should your family adopt 2 puppies or 1?
Bernie here! I know you humans need help choosing a family dog. I may not have as many opinions as Royal. That’s because I’m thoughtful and I like to listen. So, my contributions to this blog are going to be giving you the scoop on different types of dogs to help your family find the […]
Royal here! To give you to scoop on why size matters when you choose a dog. The older Jenn gets, the more I see her faced with her own physical limitations, although she won’t admit it. In addition to not being a “spring chicken,” Jenn has a reoccurring back issues. She knew when she adopted […]
Jenn Merritt, BS, CPDT-KA, and Kim Merritt-Butler grew up loving dogs. Jenn became a professional dog trainer and Tellington TTouch practitioner and Kim became a serial entrepreneur. Last year they got their heads together and came up with a new way to approach dog training for families. Good Dog in a Box was born.
Their mission is to keep dogs and kids safe through education, awareness, and advocacy. They want to reduce the number of family dogs surrendered at animal shelters by promoting positive, reward based training techniques that are family and kid friendly.
Jenn and Kim want everyone that owns a dog to have fun and enjoy their furry companion. Together, we can make a difference.
At Good Dog Pro we offer products, resources, and curriculums for professional dog trainers, dog walkers and sitters, animal shelters, and humane educators that promote positive reinforcement dog training, dog bite prevention, dog safety, and humane education to improve the lives of dogs and their people.