If you want to learn about the best dog trainers in Boston, MA, take a look at the list below!
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Boston for the Dogs was started in 2013 with the mission of being much more than a dog training facility. At Boston for the Dogs, founder and owner Hannalore has surrounded herself with loving, caring individuals who will love your pup as much as you do. Boston for the Dogs offers dog walking, sitting, and training.
Boston for the Dogs offers virtual one-on-one training, as well as training services at their day school. They offer numerous different training programs and can even create a program that is specifically designed for you and your pup. They can address aggressive behavior, reactive behavior, puppy training, basic/advanced obedience, confidence-boosting, and more. Contact Boston for the Dogs to learn more.
The team at Argos Dog Training believes that they can turn even the naughtiest pup into a well-trained furry friend. Trainer Martin has many years of dog training experience and is a graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio. Martin and his wife Nil started Argos Dog Training together, in 2008.
Services at Argos include private, one-on-one training where your dog can learn either three concepts (loose leash walking, sit with implied stay, and place command) in 3 lessons or five concepts (adding “down”, and on-leash “come” command) in 6 lessons. The first option is $600, the second $960. Board and train programs, as well as specific classes for puppies, are also available – contact Argos Dog Training to learn more.
Since 1998, The Pawsitive Dog has been offering training solutions for dogs throughout Boston. They pride themselves on offering personalized care and attention for your dog and offer customized training depending on what your dog requires. Owner and head trainer Jenifer has been training for almost thirty years and holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Animal Science from Cazenovia College, NY.
At Pawsitive Dog, your pup can learn basic commands, canine etiquette, undergo behavior modification, and more. Classes are available on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule and last for one hour. Semi-private classes are available (2-3 dogs) as well as group training (8-10 dogs). Contact Pawsitive Dog to learn more.
Colonial Dog Training will exceed your needs when it comes to training your pup. Owner and head trainer Jackie is a dog behavior specialist and can teach even the oldest of dogs a new trick or two. She and the rest of the team at Colonial Dog Training have many years of experience when it comes to training all breeds of dogs.
Training usually starts in-home, then as your dog gets more advanced and comfortable, you progress to an outdoor setting. Basic manners and obedience courses cover basic verbal commands, as well as leash pulling, separation anxiety, inappropriate greeting behavior, dog reactivity, aggression issues, and fear-related issues. Puppy training and training for aggressive dogs are also available. Contact Colonial Dog Training for more information.
At Falco K9, your dog will learn the skills it needs to be the absolute best it can be. Trainer Tyler was a Military Working Dog Handler in the US Navy and has also trained dogs with various police apartments across the United States. He is now using these skills to train dogs throughout Boston and your pup could be next.
Private one-on-one sessions are available for $120 (or 5 for $575) and will cover basic obedience and proper on-leash walking. A 6-week puppy program is also available for $200 and includes building a strong relationship with your puppy, socialization, loose leash walking, collar familiarization, as well as dealing with common problems and annoying behaviors. Contact Falco K9 to learn more.
Leader of the Pack offers affordable, high-quality dog training to pups all over Boston. Owner and trainer Ida is a certified trainer who has many years of experience when it comes to studying dog behavior. Private lessons, group classes, and training in your own home are all offered at Leader of the pack.
Private lessons are $135/hour, or you can choose from a selection of packages. The Leader of the Pack 101 package is $650 and includes a five-week program teaching basic commands as well as any behavioral problems your dog may experience (like jumping or nipping). Other courses include a housebreaking program, heeling course, and more. Contact Leader of the Pack Dog Obedience Training to see what they can offer you and your pup.
At Zen Dog Training, the focus isn’t just on training your dog. It’s also on training you, so that you know how to interact with your pup and can develop a strong and productive relationship between the two of you. There is a great group of experienced trainers at Zen Dog who won’t stop until their job is done and your training goals have been realized.
For puppy training, Zen Dog offers a $350 package that includes a 2-hour in-home training visit plus a six-week group class. There are also monthly training programs – choose from one, two, or three-month programs depending on your dog’s needs. Contact the team at Zen Dog Training to learn more about their services.
Brookside Walk + Train offers dog walking, boarding, and training for your pup in Boston, MA. Owner and head trainer Dinyée has many years of training experience and has also raised and trained dogs for law enforcement. She and the Brookside crew has the skills to get your dog to behave like an angel in no time.
Day school is available at Brookside – an eight-week intensive course where Dinyée teaches your dogs basic skills and commands, followed by 4 x small group settings totaling eight hours. Group classes are also available, as well as specific courses for puppies. Contact Brookside Walk + Train for more details.
The Cooperative Dog offers affordable, quality dog training in a relaxed setting. Owner Vera has been professionally training dogs since 1996 and understands the importance of training both dogs and their owners to form a successful relationship.
Puppy and family dog services include a head start seminar ($75), a jump-start lesson ($175), and a six-week puppy or family dog foundation course ($210). Private lessons, behavior consultations, and special programs for reactive dogs are also available.
Compatible Canine Center offers training for dogs of all breeds and ages. They will design a specific training program based on the needs of your dog, centered around obedience, behavior modification, or puppy development. Trainer Lance has almost three decades of professional experience and has also taught numerous dog trainers around the country.
Services include basic obedience training including learning commands like “sit”, “stay”, and “down”. Behaviors such as pulling, barking, over-excitability, and more can also be addressed, and puppy training is available if you have a new little family member. Contact Compatible Canine Center to learn more.
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