Since 2010, Bark ‘n Roll has provided dog owners and their companions a variety of options and solutions for boarding, training, and pet-sitting. An honors graduate of the Animal Behavior College, owner Francine Coughlin holds certification as a behavior consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and as a trainer from the Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She oversees a large staff of skilled associates who provide in-home or on-site care services and training for dogs of all ages and breeds. Bark ‘n Roll offers an extensive number of workshops and instructional programs that modify behaviors, fears, and activity of canines, as well as provides basic and deluxe accommodations for dogs while owners are away. They also offer doggie daycare, walking and running services, and pet-sitting for clients both in their own home or the home of a Bark ‘n Roll associate. They list all services and corresponding fees via their website and offer discounts to military veterans as well.
North Reading, MA(978) 604-2949
Canine University offers an extensive range of training sessions, coaching lessons, and workshops for pets and owners alike from their Malden, MA, training center. Co-owner and lead instructor Gerilyn Bielakiewicz has over twenty years of experience in dog behavior modification. She oversees a team that provides classes that use a calm teaching style to reinforce good behaviors for sitting, staying, leash walking, and greeting visitors correctly, in addition to canine agility training and general dog tricks. Canine University also offers doggie daycare, workshops on pet first aid, and private training one-on-one with an owner both at their training center or in-home, with customized packages for days, nights, and weekends available. As an author of a dog training book translated into twenty languages and certified in her duties since 1996, Gerilyn is a member of many professional organizations, including the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Malden, MA(781) 324-3722
Sarah Prescott and the team of associates at Dog Coach in Wenham, MA, provide dog owners from communities throughout Boston’s North Shore region with the skills and knowledge to train their animal companion. Since 2013, Sarah and her husband Jonathan empower clients to develop a healthier relationship with their dog by instructing how to manage uncontrolled barking, jumping on guests, leash pulling, roughness, and housebreaking issues. They offer an approach that focuses on a relaxed and respectful tone with the pet and provide training to clients both in-home and at their Wenham training facility. Sarah and Jonathan offer multiple behavior modification programs, with the most comprehensive including six hour-long in-home sessions, two leashes of various lengths, and a fitted prong collar. Members of the International Association of Canine Professionals, the Prescotts also offer clients telephone and Skype consultations.
Wenham, MA(978) 578-5138
Life of Spot is a dog training company located in Beverly, Massachusetts that offers personalized private in-home dog training to clients located in Beverly and North Shore. Life of Spot strives to unleash happiness for clients and dogs by bridging the communication gap between clients and their dogs. To do so, Life of Spot offers a range of training services, including puppy training, obedience training, socialization training, behavior modification, and advanced shaped behaviors. In addition to dog training, Life of Spot offers professional and reliable full-time dog walking and exercise services. Clients rate Life of Spot for their responsiveness, professionalism, and patience.
Beverly, MA(978) 303-5840
The owner and principal trainer at North Boston Dog Training, Mike Harrington, has over thirty years of experience in behavior modification of all dog breeds of every age and style. Located in Peabody, MA, and a Certified Master Dog Trainer, Mike offers training in essential guidance, advanced levels, and sporting competition instruction, and specializes in Schutzhund dog protection lessons. North Boston Dog Training provides a range of options for clients, including day school programs, in-home dog training, private center lessons, and puppy instruction, as well as aggressive behavior rehabilitation, and modifying dogs with phobias and fears. A Certified Helper with the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, Mike and his team customize training packages for clients and tailor all programs to their needs.
Peabody, MA(781) 521-2965
Established in 2012 in Somerville, MA, The Happy K-9 provides extensive training regimens and classes to modify a dog’s behavior and develop a healthier relationship between pet and owner. The founder and owner, Nelson Mendoza, believes in highly structured training that focuses on addressing the owners and educating the dogs. He offers a variety of programs and sessions for both pets aggressive to humans and canines, from individual courses to multiple board-and-train behavior modification sessions ranging from days to weeks. The Happy K-9 also offers casual board-and-play doggie daycare for dogs to enjoy the company of other pets and exhaust themselves through fun interactions. Certified in pet CPR and first aid by AASVB, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Nelson lists all packages and rates via his website.
Somerville, MA(617) 501-0832
The Pet Republic is a dog training company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, dedicated to bringing humane, science-based dog training to clients in Cambridge. The Pet Republic adheres to the LIMA principle: Least Intrusive and Minimally Aversive training techniques, believing that dog training should be fun and engaging for both the animal and human student, and lead to a deeper bond between dog and owner. The Pet Republic is affiliated with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the United States Dog Agility Association, the New England Trainer’s Network, Canine Performance Events, and Operation Delta Dog. The Pet Republic offers puppy classes, group classes, private classes, and specialty classes ranging from nosework to agility, obedience to tricks.
Cambridge, MA(617) 340-3216