We can help your dog
be the best dog ever.
You want a good dog and a fun dog?
You can have both!
With Dog Coach, you can have
the best dog in the neighborhood!
Live the fun life you want to have
with the best dog in the neighborhood!
Dog Coach is the best choice in family dog training for obedience and behavior modification on the North Shore of Boston.
You want to shake up life and make changes. That’s good. Especially when it comes to building a great relationship with your dog.
Whether you are experiencing basic dog training problems or trying to control behavior issues like uncontrolled barking, housebreaking, rough play, leash pulling, jumping on guests, or moderate aggression, Dog Coach can help.
Creating a family-centered canine life
Dog owners in communities on the North Shore of Boston can take advantage of the unique, effective and balanced approach to dog training at Dog Coach. Focused on personal instruction in your home or at our training barn in Wenham, our methods build up your canine relationship to a full-family experience.
Dog Coach empowers you with dog handling skills to make the positive changes that encourage good manners in your pet. Our quest is nothing less than showing you the way to have the dog of your dreams with the most efficient and humane training methods.
Our instruction encourages best behaviors to create a calm, balanced state of mind for your dog with tools and techniques that are easy to use, give you confidence to take charge, and put the fun back into life with your dog.
Call us today at 978-998-2160 and you’ll see why Dog Coach is the North Shore’s most trusted resource for Creating a Family-Centered Canine Life.
“You are always in control. Stay relaxed. Be confident and comfortable.”
These are the basics to master and are at the heart of all of our Dog Coach Programs. See training in action
“Dog Coach changed our lives- the ‘our’ being my foxhound/beagle mix, Buddy, and me”Filler to push the text to another line
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True to his name, he likes pretty much all dogs and people and they all like him. And true to his hound roots, his favorite things are running and nose to the ground sniffing and best of all, running with his nose to the ground. So, for the next two years, our walks consisted of Buddy pulling me after a scent or me dragging him away from a scent. It was not fun for either of us.
I tried obedience classes, but Buddy is not at all food motivated, and since those classes used food for training, they were unsuccessful and frustrating. My goals were simple: I wanted to be able to walk calmly with Buddy, to take him to places confident that he would behave and to let him off leash to run when we were hiking. I knew we had to go in another direction. I had some experience with remote collars and how effective they could be as a training tool, so I decided to look for someone who used them in training, but I found it challenging to find a trainer whose philosophy and method I was comfortable with. And it was important to me to be a part of the training process – I needed to be trained as much as Buddy – so that eliminated the places that take your dog for a month and send him home “trained”.
After much searching, I finally found Sarah and Remote Collar Training at Dog Coach. After our first conversation, I felt strongly that Buddy and I had found who we were meant to find and after our first meeting, I was sure of that. Fast forward about 3 months from our first lesson. I am proud and delighted to say that Buddy and I now are model walking companions and he is the perfect guest when we go into stores. He is calm and so am I. But most importantly, he is now entirely off leash when we get to the trails and parks. Let me repeat, in 3 months, I can let him off his leash and he comes when he is called. I rarely even have to use the remote anymore since he responds just to my voice. People come up to me to remark on how well behaved he is and to marvel at how he responds to commands, even in the midst of a frenzied dog park. So, to say that Sarah changed our lives is not an understatement. I highly recommend Dog Coach. – Deb C.
“We are seeing many positive changes in Chapo with each day that goes by.”Filler to push the text to another line
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Wonderful experience with my 1 year old German Shepherd/Husky mix, Chapo! As a first time dog owner, having such an energetic and excited boy was challenging to manage around other people until Jonathan was able to provide us with the tools we needed, guidance, and support. We are almost done with the program and are seeing many positive changes with each day that goes by. I recommend Dog Coach to anyone dealing with any sort of behavioral stressors with their dog. Beyond thankful! –Ina B.
“We can now walk our dog all over the neighborhood with ease, she knows what is expected of her and how to behave.”
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Our family LOVES Dog Coach! Our 9 year old dog, Lucy, had taken the back burner as we welcomed 3 children into our family (something I always swore would never happen!). Lucy was nearly impossible to walk, insane when the doorbell rang, all over our couch, etc. Enter Sarah! Sarah is the sweetest, most patient, and talented dog trainer. She somehow included all of our children into the training sessions and really bonded with our super shy daughter over dogs. We can now walk our dog all over the neighborhood with ease, she knows what is expected of her and how to behave. Bonus! Sarah boards dogs she has trained at her beautiful property in Wenham where they continue their training while we are away. We cannot recommend Dog Coach enough. As our daughter said after our last training session “I’m sad we won’t see Sarah every week now!”-Meghan K.