Dog Training

Training that’s Enjoyable, Humane & Positive

Do you love your dog? If so, then give your dog the opportunity to enjoy the training process using humane and positive reinforcement based methods! Obedience & manners training is for any dog at any age. Sessions are designed for dog parents seeking one-on-one training in the comfort of their own home. My training plans are designed specifically to meet the unique needs of you and your dog. All sessions provide hands-on learning and practice. All training is provided using humane and positive reinforcement based methods. I will NEVER use intimidation, force, fear or other harmful tactics on your beloved family pet.

What is Positive Reinforcement Training?

Positive reinforcement means reinforcing your dog for doing the right behavior. When a behavior is reinforced, it is likely to be repeated. Reinforcement can be in the form of treats, praise, toys etc. Through practice and consistency, the goal is to get your dog to respond to cues with little to no food.


Benefits of Positive Reinforcement Training:

  • Friendly & Humane
  • Enjoyable for your dog
  • Sets clear rules & boundaries
  • Foster a relationship between you & your dog
  • Hands-on approach
  • Does Not Use: physical force, intimidation, fear tactics, electric shock collars, chokers & prong collars
Gerber the dog smiling at the camera

I can help with:

  • Foundation Training Skills (focus, sit, down, come)
  • Impulse Control
  • Confidence Building for Shy, Fearful or Anxious Dogs
  • Housetraining
  • Leash Walking Skills
  • Go to place
  • Leave it/ Drop it
  • Being polite with guests and out in public
  • Socialization (Intro to new people, dogs, sounds, & new places)
  • And much more!

Need help with a behavior issue?

Why is training dogs important?

Training is important because:

  • It teaches dogs and owners obedience skills, life skills & social skills.
  • Helps create a relationship between the dog and owner.
  • Sets clear rules & boundaries.
  • Helps prevent problem behaviors.
  • Teaches owners about their dog and how to work with and manage their dog in specific situations.
Anthony De Marinis feeds a lab puppy a treat next to a ping-pong table.



Length of Sessions: Obedience & manners sessions begin with an initial consultation, which lasts an hour and a half. Follow-up sessions typically last one hour and can be purchased by the session or a package at a discounted rate.


Consultation: 90 min / $185

Follow-up Sessions: 1 hour / $135 (plus tax)

90 Minute Follow-up: $165 (plus tax)

6 Session Package: 1 hour / $750 ($125 per session) plus tax

10 Session Package: 1 hour / $1,200 ($120 per session) plus tax

Day Training Package (12 Sessions): This is an intensive training program offered multiple times a week. (Minimum of 3 sessions per week. Owners must be present during at least one session a week.) 1 hour / $1,380 ($115 per session) plus tax

Pricing may vary based upon mileage &/or severity of issues.

Add-On Services:


Walk & Train: This service is where I walk your dog and provide training at the same time. This is only available to current training clients.

6 Session Package: 1 hour / $450 ($75.00 per session) plus tax

6 Session Package: 90 min / $600 ($100 per session) plus tax


Remote Consultations (by computer or phone): Have a bunch of questions?

Current clients receive remote consultations at discounted rates.

Set-up a remote consultation!

30 min / $40 (plus tax)

45 min / $55 (plus tax)

1 hour / $75 (plus tax)

Training Session Videos

CBATI Certified BAT Instructor
Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs certificate of completion photo.

The Gold Coast Dog Inc. is insured and bonded through the Business Insurers of The Carolina’s, PetCare Affiliates Insurance program.