Good Dog
Dog Training
Donna Soderstrom, CPDT, CNWI
 209.765.2397
Good Dog
Dog Training
Enjoy your dog!​​
Are you having fun with your dog?

Your dog should bring joy to your life. He should be a pleasure to you and to those around you. Is your relationship with your dog what it shoud be? You will learn how to train and manage your dog with an emphasis on positive training methods. Food rewards are used in the introductory phases of training. However, we will transition your dog to Real Life Rewards. Your dog will not require constant treats for maintaining basic skills. Our aim is for your dog to become a happy, willing training parterner.
Consultations
One hour visit, usually in home, to address specific problems, or concerns, such as house-training, aggression, shyness, new baby, etc.
Private Lessons
Covers basic good manners, including leash walking, sit and down stay, coming when called, and anything particular to your needs.
Group Classes
A range of classes to help your dog be a happy member of your household, starting from Puppy Kindergarten to Competition Obedience. Many "fun" classed are also offered, such as Rally Obedience, K9 Nose Work and Tricks to keep your active dog learning. 
Meet The Team
Donna Soderstrom
Owner, Head Instructor
Donna is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator, a STAR Puppy Evaluator, a Certified Nose Work Instructor, a former Board member of the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers and an active member of several dog breed clubs.

She has titled her dogs in AKC conformation, Obedience, Rally, herding, Draft, AKC Spaniel Hunt Tests, and K9 Nose Work. She has done therapy dog visits and is a former Delta Pet Partner. She has been training dogs since 1995.

In the area of problem behaviors, Donna has a special interest in shy or fearful dogs and resource guarding (e.g. aggression around food or toys).
Sarah Johnson
Instructor
With a lifelong love of animals, Sarah attended Fresno State and earned a B.S. in Animal Science. Growing up around livestock as well as dogs gives Sarah insight to animal behavior.
Sarah has been instructing group dog classes since 1993, and puppy classes since 1995. With over two decades of instructing she has acquired a vast amount of training knowledge and experience. She attends dog training seminars every year from various Dog Trainers and Behaviorists from around the world. Sarah then uses these training techniques and strategies to better assist her clients in helping their dogs become well-mannered members of the family. She also competes with her award-winning dogs in obedience, agility, and conformation.

Sarah shares her valley home with her husband, three sons, a Border collie, a Miniature Schnauzer and a myriad of animals.


Jennifer Mangelos
Instructor
Jennifer Mangelos, ABCDT, is a certified trainer and member of APDT ( Association of Pet Dog Trainers). Jen has been training dogs and competing in Agility for over 14 years. Two of her Giant Schnauzers are in the top 10 for their breed in USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association).

She has B.S in Animal Science from UC Davis and continues her education through attending classes, seminars, workshops and online courses. She enjoys teaching both owners and their dogs and strives to help you build a great relationship with your pet. She has a busy home with her husband, 3 kids (including twins), 2 Giant Schnauzers, 2 guinea pigs, 4 fish and a bearded dragon.
"A few years ago you worked with my dog, Coors, and I for private lessons. We were living in Modesto at the time.  He was a yellow lab and was probably around 7 years old when you worked with us.  It was very helpful.  In fact, I always meant to get in touch with you to let you know that shortly after our work together he went from being an outdoor only dog to an indoor dog. What a difference that made for all of us!  He was always a great dog, but by being included in the "pack" he really began to thrive.  We lost him in August of 2008 at the old age of fourteen.  We were lucky to have him for so long."     
                                                                                  - Elise D.
Enjoy your dog!