Good Dog Rising

Training & Behavior in Carlisle, PA

 Enjoy your dog more.

You decided to get a dog for the love of it. For the enjoyment of it. Let us help you find that joy.

Whether you're ready for a great start, looking for some fun for you and your pal, or frustrated by a serious behavior problem, our experienced team of instructors is here to help.

Come to Good Dog Rising for obedience, manners, K9 sports, behavior consultation, and fun with your dog and other dog people.

Elevate your dog's potential at Good Dog Rising.
Start enjoying your dog more today.

Spring is right around the corner (we hope!)  Be ready to get out and about with your dog, with great manners after a class at GDR!

Dog Training in Carlisle PA:
Why choose us?  Review the helpful information at this link from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on

The Good Dog Rising instructor team combines experience with the most modern, up to date methods and instruction.

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The latest Good Dog Rising news:

  • New Intermediate and Advanced classes are open for registration.   Join us for Rally-Obedience, Advanced Manners, Advanced Puppy, Intro to Flyball, IMPROV Obedience, or any of our ongoing classes.  (Scentwork classes are full.)

  • New dog?  Start Puppy or Basic class anytime!  We offer our Puppy and Basic Manners classes in an open-enrollment format, which means you can start when you choose instead of waiting weeks or months for a class to start.  Start anytime, and complete all 7 modules over the course of 7 weeks - small class size with both a lead and assistant instructor.  You can reserve ahead for any start week you like - just pick your start week during online enrollment.  See the Services page for more details.           


  • Ready to have your dog's greatness officially recognized?  Good Dog Rising will be offering testing for the AKC's CGC and the new Advanced CGC on May 3rd.  Detials on the Events page.  We can help you prepare for both of these with classes and/or private lessons.


Professional dog training classes & canine behavior services in Carlisle, PA.
Also serving Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, and surrounding areas.

Contact us today via email: or phone (717) 462-0647
or sign up online for a group class, event, or private session.

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