We’ve all seen the videos floating around YouTube featuring dogs giving “guilty looks.” The forlorn expression, head hung low, avoiding eye contact and other forms of body language that dog owners insist are proof of misbehavior, disobedience, and the dog’s admission of guilt. By not properly understanding your dog’s guilty look, you could be scolding […]
We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new Good Dog in a Box YouTube channel. Our channel will feature videos on dog bite prevention, dog safety, live interviews with professional dog trainers, tips and tricks for dog enjoyment, fun behind the scenes videos of our crew (and all the stuff we get into), […]
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The power of one extremely valuable, desired reward can have a profound impact on behavior. This is often called “jackpotting,” and can lead to a behavior change in an individual that lasts for varying amounts of time. When we are working with dogs and children, jackpots can be an easy way to strengthen behaviors in both our […]
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The Good Dog Blog awards a weekly “Good Dog Award” to those doing good things for dogs. This week, our Good Dog Award Winners are Chaser, a Border Collie, and her person Dr. John Pilley, a psychologist and retired Wofford College professor. Dr. Pilley has taught Chaser over 1000 words, giving her the unofficial title of […]
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The Family Paws Parent Education Conference took place in Raleigh, North Carolina from July 30-August 1st. The conference brought together dog trainers and parent educators from across North America that specialize in working with expectant parents, and parents with young children and dogs. Family Paws Parent Education was founded by Jennifer Shryock, B.A. CDBC. The goal […]
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Good Dog in a Box co-founders Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA and Kim Merritt-Butler attended the Family Paws Parent Education Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina July 30-August 1st. This extraordinary gathering of dog/child educators from across North America was a wonderful opportunity to discuss innovative techniques to help create “dog aware” generations by supporting families with children and dogs.
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Don’t miss Good Dog’s co-founder, Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA, BS, talk to The Radio Pet Lady, Tracie Hotchner, on NPR’s Dog Talk Radio. Jenn and Tracie discuss dog bite prevention with children and tips to keep your dog and kids safe. They talk about Good Dog’s SAFE program and how we’re trying to get the word […]
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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.
We at Good Dog in a Box want to keep family dogs at home, instead of being surrendered to shelters because of "bad behavior." We offer products that promote positive reinforcement dog training, dog bite prevention, dog safety, and humane education to improve the lives of dogs and their people.