The TeamMeet the Team Behind Goldsby Retrievers & Obedience

Our Passion for Dogs

Goldsby Retrievers & Obedience has been training dogs formally since 1994. We use the same methods and philosophies in the field of dog training that I do in my classroom:  patience, individualized instruction, and structure. As with teaching, we have a deep passion for eager learners. It is rewarding to watch a puppy who hardly knows his name develop and mature into a fine-tuned retriever and family companion.

The Trainers


Daniel Goldsby

Owner & Trainer

My name is Daniel Goldsby. I am the owner and trainer of Goldsby Retrievers & Obedience. I graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in social studies. For the past 21 years, I have been a school teacher in in Amite, Louisiana. I trained my first lab when I was nineteen years old. I taught my own lab to retrieve frisbees, to get drinks out of an ice chest, to dive into a swimming pool, and to retrieve waterfowl. It was then that I realized that I had a passion for training labs for retrieving purposes.

Thank you!

First, I would like to thank God for giving me the talent and the health to train dogs. I would also like to thank my wife, Mary Ann, and my two daughters, Caroline and Mallory, and my son Hardy. Without their love and support, my dog training would be impossible. I would also like to thank the Paul Cutrer family for allowing me to use family land to train my dogs. You all are like family to me, and I appreciate everything that you have ever done for me. Thanks also to David and Michael Jarreau, my first two clients. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get started and the confidence to go forward. Thanks to my old faithful companion, Stormy. None of the birds you retrieved or ribbons you won can attest to your true ability as a retriever. You put on many admirable performances and secured many clients for me as well as setting the standard for retrievers that followed in your footsteps. May you rest in peace.

Thanks also to John Barnes my friend and former client, for designing our website. Great job!

Finally, thanks to all of my clients and friends who have put their faith and trust in me and chose me to train their dogs. It has been an honor and a privilege. The friendships made and memories created will last a lifetime.


- Daniel Goldsby