Founder Deborah Rosen
Good CitiZEN Dog’s founder and owner, Deborah Rosen, has raised dogs for more than 40 years. She first began training as a hobby 16 years ago and then -- having discovered her passion — started training professionally in 2001. Shortly thereafter she founded her own firm - Good CitiZEN Dog Training.
Deborah possesses a wealth of dog training experience and a deep understanding of the science of canine behavior. She pairs this with decades of human resources and business experience. The result is a successful business and many happy clients!
Deborah innovated the ZEN methodology — which emphasizes positive, reward-based training — and built her curriculum around it. She offers both group and private training. The group classes include basic obedience on every level for puppies and adult dogs, tricks and canine "brainwork”, which involves behavioral shaping and scent work.
Deborah's specialty class and the one she is best known for is the Advanced Meet & Greet class for dog-related reactivity and aggression. The private training is offered in packages of sessions to address basic obedience, behavior problems and aggression. There are many different private training options for every budget. She is also an AKC, CGC certified evaluator and believes the best dogs start with basic obedience training as early as 8 weeks of age.
Deborah is now hostinga national podcast called "Dog Dish with Deborah", airing on the Zen Dog Network. Topics include everything related to dog training, behavior, canine nutrition, rainy day tips and tricks, product reviews and so much more! Podcasts are available on the website.
In 2013, Deborah took her finely honed business model and created Good CitiZEN Dog — a franchise business that uses the training techniques, methodology and business acumen that she has perfected over the years. Franchises exist in Tacoma, Washington, Suncoast, Florida, and Boise, Idaho — with more on the way.
Deborah now helps others follow their dream to work with dogs!