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.

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 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.  Choose your start week, 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 small class sizes with 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 for some of our five Basic Manners 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 start every other month - May is next!   Join us for Advanced Manners, Tricks, IMPROV Obedience, Rally-Obedience, Agility for Fun Level One, or Reactive Dog Level One class.  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, and Agility for Fun classes and welcome new additions! Click on the "Sign Up Online" link at the bottom of any page to see the current class schedule.
  • Blue Ridge Dog Scout Camp is open for registration - don't miss this awesome vacation with your dog!  Many Good Dog Rising instructors are also staff at this great bring-your-dog camp.  Just like kids' summer camp, but bring your dog for loads of activities and fun, and all-inclusive vacation for you and your dog.  August 10-15, 2015.  Find details about BRMC here.   
  • Join us for our next Yappy Hour on May 16th at 5pm.  Join us for this FREE and fun event at GDR.  We love hanging out with you!  Bring your dog, or come stag.  Enjoy craft beer, wine, sodas, and great food, and chat with our trainers.  Dog Scout Troop 161 will be there in May to tell you all about membership in this fun group, and about the summer's Blue Ridge Dog Scout Mini Camp.  


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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