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.

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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** We now have weekday daytime classes!  After getting some client requests, we are now starting to offer some daytime classes for your convenience. We've started with adding Puppy and Basic Manners classes on Tuesday afternoons which are both already open for enrollment, as well as Scentwork classes. Let us know what else you might like to see during the day!  

  • New dog?  Choose your own start date for Puppy or Basic class! Sign up EARLY to get your preferred start date.  We offer our Puppy (under 5 months) and Basic Manners (over 5 months) classes in an open-enrollment format, which means you can start when you choose instead of waiting a month or more for a class to start. Choose your start week from among all available dates during registration, and complete your class over the course of the next 7 consecutive weeks (we'll let you know about holidays and occasional days off). 
We are committed to low student-to-instructor ratio - we have small class sizes and/or have both a lead and assistant instructor in each Puppy and Basic class.  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, or click on the "Sign Up Online" link below to choose your class. 

**Thank you for your support and referrals!**  We are swamped, and there is a wait of a couple weeks or more for a couple of of our seven Basic Manners classes, and very occasionally there is not an immediate start available in one of the Puppy classes.  Be sure to click on all of the class options, as the wait is different for each class - from immediate starts available, to several weeks' wait.
  • Ready to take your training to the next level?  New Intermediate and Advanced classes get posted often!  Check out the View Schedule & Register page to see what's going on. If you have something specific in mind, leave us a comment on FaceBook, or sign up for any of the "Notify Me About the Next...." options at the bottom of the class registration page so we can see what you're interested and let you know when we post the class. We also have our continuing Rally-O, Scentwork, Tricks, IMPROV, and Agility for Fun classes and welcome new additions! Click on the "Sign Up Online" link at the bottom of any page to see future classes open for registration, or go to the View Schedule & Register page to see the current class lineup.
  • New to GDR? We welcome you to come observe a class.  Just email us to set it up (so we can minimize disruptions to class), and we would love to have you come watch a class in action. Generally, the best ones to observe are Basic Manners and Puppy Kindergarten, to get a sense of what our classes are like.


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

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