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Our Services: Georgia Dog Training, Georgia puppy training, boot camp



Cyndy Douan & Kingston Kennels is proud to bring the Georgia Dog Gym to Rome. Our certified staff has over 50 years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of canine health, behavior, and well-being. As professional members of the International Association of Canine Professionals we strive to produce and maintain the highest of professional standards in the canine industry.


 Georgia Dog Gym has some INCREDIBLE Diving Dogs!

On February 23, 2014, at the UAD Event in Bradenton, FL, Cyndy Douan's 3 year old Border Collie "Rook", set a New Dock Jumping Personal Best of 27'10"!! Rook jumped over 27 feet in six of her jumps throughout that competition. Rook won the Ultimate Division Finals and earned her Ultimate Jumper Title in one weekend!

As a result of that performance, Cyndy and Rook have received an INVITATION to compete in Dog Diving at the 2014 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regionals. This event will be held at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA on April 5th. The event is open to the public and will also be Live Streamed at  

 Here is video of Rook's performance on that amazing weekend in February:



Georgia Dog Gym Brings a ***WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP*** home to ROME, GA!!

Cyndy Douan's 10 Year Old Border Collie, "RIFF", is the


This is a photo of the WINNING JUMP!!

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RIFF's 2 Year Old Son, "KNOX", competed in the 2012 DockDogs Super Elite Big Air World Championship FINALS and finished in 6th Place. Knox is now the #6 OVERALL **BIG AIR** DOG in the WORLD!!!

KNOX was also given an award for the DockDgs TOP RANKED BORDER COLLIE in the WORLD!!


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Are you looking for a Georgia Dog Trainer? Dog training in Georgia is better than ever. We train dogs in Georgia through our puppy training, dog training classes, Atlanta Dog Boot Camp, and Georgia Dog Boot Camp. You dog behavior problems can be solved by our IACP Certified Dog Trainer. Call today. We train all dog breeds including German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, and Pugs. With Georgia Puppy Training your puppy will be housetrained and no longer potty indoors. Georgia Labradoodles and Georgia Goldendoodles love our dog training and dog boot camp. You will enjoy going on car rides through Georgia with your well behaved dog. You can take your Atlanta trained dog to the dog park, the pet store, the vet, and to dog day care and be happy and proud of his great dog behavior. If you have a rescue dog or a shelter dog you can use the help of Georgia Dog Gym  dog training and dog behavior counseling with our certified dog trainer to help your dog rehabilitation efforts. Your rescue or shelter dog may need help learning how to walk on a leash, be dog crate trained, or learn to overcome separation anxiety. Some nervous dogs cower, or growl, or snarl, or snap, or even bite. Our Georgia Dog training in Rome Georgia at the Georgia Dog Gym is only a phonecall away. We train happy dogs and healthy dogs who go on to become agility dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, assistance dogs, tracking dogs, detection dogs, obedience dogs, canine good citizen dogs, rally dogs, frisbee dogs, and freestyle dancing dogs. We love to help you learn how to dog whisper and dog dance!

If you have a Good Dog that needs to behave better then our BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM IS FOR YOU


Create a Partnership with your dog and have control both on and off leash!


What your dog WILL do...

* Come when called - both on or off leash!
* Sit or down ... and stay there!
* Walk politely by your side on  leash!

* Walk politely by your side on  leash!

* Behave as a true companion happily!


Happily trained dogs at Georgia Dog Gym will also learn  NOT to..


* Jump up on people
Dash through doors

* Bite or growl at people
* Dig holes
* Bark

* Chew  on furniture
* Climb on furniture you do not wish them to be on.

* Steal food and object off countertops and tables.


Our entire focus is on creating good  acceptable behavior in your dog.


We do this quickly, effectively and lovingly. Plus we GUARANTEE our training approach for the life of your dog.


Georgia Dog Gym dog training programs have trained dogs from all over the Southeastern United States. Our Certified Dog Trainer has trained dogs from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. If you want boarding training school, sometimes called dog boot camp, or Board and Train, we can make an arrangement that will help you get your dog here for dog training. We also serve the Metro Atlanta area, including Atlanta, Buckhead, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Marietta, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Canton, Peachtree City, Decatur, Powder Springs, Austell, Douglasville, Cumming, Sugar Hill, and Duluth.
Our dog training lessons, private obedience training, agility training, and agility training clients come from the following Georgia Counties: Floyd County, Bartow County, Douglas County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Gordon County, Polk County, Haralson County, Paulding County, Pickens County, Murray County, Whitfield County, Chatooga County, Dekalb County, Fayette County, and Clayton County.
Dogs trained in our group obedience classes or basic dog training classes most often come from the following Georgia cities: Rome, Armuchee, Summerville, Coosa, Silver Creek, Aragon, Rockmart, Cedartown, Cartersville, Emerson, Acworth, Adairsville, Calhoun, White, Rydal, Dalton, Resaca, Sugar Valley, Cave Spring, Cassville, Kennesaw, Kingston, Fairmount, Ranger, La Fayette.  



Georgia Dog Training, Georgia puppy training, boot camp, IACP Certified Dog Trainer

35 Fred Kelly Road

Rome, Georgia 30161


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Owner and Head Trainer Cyndy Douan is the Past President and a founding member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. The premier association for dog professionals. Cyndy is also an IACP Certified Dog Trainer.





  Selecting a Dog Trainer
By Martin Deeley and Karen PalmerThe correct selection of a professional dog  trainer to help a family with their dog training and behavior problems is essential. A good dog  trainer should combine a variety of methods and be sensitive to the individual needs of the owner and the dog. While convenience, cost and scheduling are considerations, finding a dog training class, having in-home consultation or placing your dog into a Board and Train facility where you feel comfortable and successful should be your primary concern.

These guidelines have been developed to help in that selection and permission is granted to copy them for clients. Shop around until you find a dog trainer that will work for you.

1. Ask your veterinarian for referrals for dog training. Vets see many well-behaved dogs often. Ask owners of well-mannered dogs where they received their dog training.

2. Dog Training methods vary among the professional dog training community. Call or visit your local dog trainers, ask them about their dog training theory, tools, and methods to help determine which would work best for you. Keep in mind that many dog trainers have flexible programs which can be tailored to your needs. Others have specific areas which they specialize in. Speaking with them can help you decide which dog training methods may suit your needs best.

3. If you have a specific problem with your dog, ask dog trainers how much experience they have had with this problem. Ask if they have experience with your breed.

4. Ask questions if you don't understand their dog training program or if something doesn't sound right.

5. Where possible observe the dog trainer with other dogs before enrolling. Are lessons orderly and enjoyable? Are students struggling with their dogs without getting help? Does the dog trainer use assistants to manage large classes? If a dog trainer won't allow you to observe them, look elsewhere.

6. How does the dog trainer interact with the dogs? Is the treatment too rough? Does the dog trainer genuinely enjoy dogs? Do the dogs enjoy the trainer? How does the dog trainer's own dog relate to the instructor? Would you be proud to have a dog that behaved like the trainer's dog?

7. A class instructor/trainer only spends a short time each week with the students' dogs. Is the dog training instructor preparing the student to practice until the next lesson?

8. Interview the dog trainers you are considering. Ask where they got their experience. How long have they been teaching? Ask about failures as well as successes.

9. Not all dogs and owners can be trained to the same performance standard in the same length of time. Look for dog trainers who offer to make time for students who need extra attention.
10. Some dog trainers offer guarantees for their work. Be sure you understand what their guarantee implies. Dog trainers stake their reputation on the satisfaction of their clients, and some make great efforts to assist them in reaching their dog training goals. Remember, the level of training a dog attains depends greatly on an owner’s or handler’s contribution and not on the instruction of a dog trainer alone.

11. Refuse to deal with dog trainers who make you uncomfortable.

12. Is the dog trainer a member of a Professional Trainers organization such as The International Association of Canine Professionals or National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors?
13. Has the dog trainer received any type of professional education, including schooling, seminars, conferences, etc.? How are they continuing their education in the canine profession? Have they received certification from any specific dog training school, dog training program, or organization? Remember that there is currently no government-regulated licensing required for dog trainers. It is up to the individual trainer to educate themselves in every way they can.


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Georgia Dog Gym. 35 Fred Kelly Road. Rome, Georgia 30161. 706-378-BARK