A Good Dog Day Training & Boarding

USA · California · Butte County 13699 Endicot Circle, Magalia, CA 95954




Positive Dog Training and Puppy Training Specialists

Our Certified Professional Dog Trainers have the experience and education necessary to resolve a wide range of behavior problems from jumping up, pulling on leash, barking and chewing to more complex problems such as separation anxiety, fear and aggression related behaviors.

In addition to resolving behavior problems, we can help you navigate the challenges of Puppyhood, including that all-important "Puppy Socialization" period, to aid in the development of happy, confident, well-adjusted adult dogs. 

We offer a variety of training options to meet the needs of our clients. 

Shelly Keel

Shelly is the owner of A Good Dog Day, LLC located in the foothills above Chico, California.  She is the only CPDT-KA (certified professional dog trainer) on “The Ridge” and she partners very closely with her local veterinarians, breeders and animal shelter to help provide a unified dog training and wellness service to her community.  
Shelly takes great pride in and puts a high level of priority on continuing her education so that she may provide the latest available in training methods and science based information to her clients.  Shelly’s most recent educational accomplishment include but are not limited to the following: 

Training Philosophy
Shelly uses only humane, positive reinforcement training methods based on the latest canine behavioral science. These techniques are not only extremely effective they produce a happy, attentive, eager-to-learn dog. The tools of the trade are toys, treats, games, praise, and life rewards (doors opened, balls thrown, etc.), and the process is systematic, logical, and, best of all, fun.

This science-based reinforcement approach is what animal trainers employ to teach orcas and dolphins to perform; it is what zoo keepers use to get tigers to stand still for vaccinations. Our dogs may be part of the family, but they are not human, and taking that into account when we train them is fairer for them and easier for us—we get better, quicker results, and happier dogs.