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What is the AKC GoodDog! Helpline?

The AKC GoodDog! Helpling (GDH) is a live telephone service that offers individualized training advice for all owners and their dogs, ranging from new puppies to senior dogs exhibiting new, unwanted behaviors.

Many satisfied owners have learned that for happy, well-adjusted dogs, good training goes well beyond puppyhood. The AKC GoodDog! Helpline is there for you for every phase and new behavior, as your one-time cost for a subscription is good for the life of your dog.

Terrier waiting by its owner to go on a walk.

Training Your Dog

Whether you’re looking to train your dog as a family companion, as a champion in dog sports, or get into show dog competitions, the AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainers have the experience to get your dog where you want to be. They use positive, reward-based training methods, helping puppy owners with house-training, basic manners, leash walking, socialization and more.

Training your dog during COVID-19 can be difficult without access to in-person training classes. That’s why we are here to help you virtually!

Erin R.

Our Trainers

The AKC GoodDog! Helpline team is here to help you get the most out of your relationship with your canine companion. Out dedicated trainers have decades of experience in training dogs and helping their owners build and foster a long-lasting bond. The AKC GoodDog1 Helpline trainers are passionate about what they do and are committed to your success in every stage of training.

 AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainers have decades of experience and have been giving priceless advice to owners for more than seven years. 

Join Now

Ready to access the GoodDog! Helpline? Sign up today for instant access to a team of trainers available 7 days a week for all your dog behavior questions.

I really had two or three problems but mainly he (Boomer) jumps on family members; whether entering the house or just coming out of a room. The trainer was very supportive and understanding and her advice was so simple and spot on. The service is well worth the money. If you're having issues with your dog, don't hesitate to join this helpline. I'm so thankful I did.
Christy W.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:30am-12:30pm ET

Join AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainers for a webinar on at-home puppy training tips and advice during quarantine. This webinar will include a discussion with Penny Leigh, a Certified Trainer with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and GoodDog! Helpline program lead. Penny will answer some of the top training questions she has been receiving during COVID-19. The webinar will then open to a brief Q&A session. 

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How can I socialize my puppy when I have to maintain social distancing?

Just seeing new people and things from a distance is beneficial for your pup.

Take your puppy for car rides to places where he can see and hear different people and sights.

Join GoodDog! Helpline for personal advice for you and your good dog!