GoodDog! Training

  My "good dogs": Angela (left) and Razz

Mary Leatherberry, Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT)

Santa Fe, New Mexico

“ . . .  Training frees a dog. My dog, being trained, is free--free to walk with me,
free to ride with me, . . . free to learn and run.
  An untrained dog is ‘free’ to sit in the back yard,
where he can get into as little trouble as possible."  

—Sue Ailsby
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Good training is about good communication.

At GoodDog! Training, we offer positive, motivational training for you and your dog. Our focus is on the basic commands (sit, down, come, stay, walk on leash) that are the foundation for good behavior and for enhancing the special bond between you and your dog.  Are you dealing with “problem” behaviors, like jumping up, excessive barking, digging, pulling on leash, housetraining accidents, etc.? GoodDog! Training can help, with effective, positive solutions.  We offer ongoing group classes as well as private sessions.

Private training Group classes

Private classes give you more scheduling flexibility and are a good choice if you're working on a specific behavior issue or if you think your dog would benefit from some pre-training before joining a group class.  For more information about private lessons, please click here.

Group Class Descriptions
Basic Obedience
Teach your dog everything s/he needs to know to be a good canine citizen! In this six-week class, your dog will learn all the basic commands, including sit, stay, down, and come. We'll work on canine social graces too, like walking nicely on leash and polite (no jumping!) greetings. And . . . we'll provide positive, effective training solutions for housetraining, digging, nipping, and barking.
Fun and Games for Dogs

Teach your dog a trick--or several! It just might be the start of his/her movie career. In this fun class, you'll learn how to teach your dog a range of tricks from basic ("shake") to more advanced ("take a bow"; "play the piano"). You can even teach your dog to put away his/her toys! It's a four-week class, ideal for busy schedules. It's a fun way to enhance your bond with your dog and to sharpen your training skills.
Intermediate Dog Training
Take your dog’s training to the next level! In this four-week Intermediate class, your dog will improve and polish his or her foundation behaviors, and owners will sharpen their training skills. We’ll work on canine good manners, fun tricks, and training challenges. This class is excellent preparation for the Canine Good Citizen test. Open to dogs who are current on their shots and who have completed a basic-level obedience class.


Group classes are offered at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), through the college's Continuing Education program.  Register online at or register with an enrollment specialist by phoning the college at 428-1270.

Classes are open to dogs and puppies (12 weeks and older) who are current on their shots.

Group Class Schedule

Classes at Santa Fe Community College,
Continuing Education Department
Classes are listed in the Continuing Ed program, under LEISURE.

  • Basic Obedience
    Class begins: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Meets from 6:00-7:00 p.m. (6 weeks)
    Tuition: $89

  • Basic Obedience
    Class begins: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Meets from 6:00-7:10 p.m. (5 weeks)
    Tuition: $89

  • Fun and Games for Dogs and Owners
    Class begins: Saturday, January 31, 2015
    Meets from 10:00-11:10 a.m. (4 weeks)
    Tuition: $55


Good Dog! Training
Mary Leatherberry, CPDT
PO Box 2836 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone: 505-984-9831.  Fax: 505-984-3185