One-on-One Dog Training in Essex, MA

If you’re looking to improve your dog’s behavior, Dog Coach’s dog training programs in Essex MA address a variety of issues. From basic puppy training to behavior modification to address uncontrolled barking, leash pulling, and dog reactivity, our comprehensive approach may be right for your family. We offer one-on-one dog training in Essex MA and the surrounding Cape Ann area. All of our programs are offered at our training barn or at your Essex home with trainer recommendation. We empower owners with dog-handling skills that encourage dogs to make better choices.

Dog Coach offers remote collar training for full off-leash freedom. Living near the beautiful beaches of Essex MA can offer great opportunities for your dog to run free. But can you call your dog back to you reliably? Are you looking for ultimate safety and control? Read about our e-collar training below. 

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

“Dog Coach gave us the help that we desperately needed with our two dogs (one year old & 5 year old). I can not begin to describe how our life transformed in a better way in just a matter of 6 weeks. My wife & I now can peacefully and confidently take our dogs on walks on or off the leash. Hands down the best dog training.”

– KR

“Sarah was amazing and so patient with us and our dog Willow. She gave us so many tools to help us work our dog through her anxiety and Willow has really transformed over the last 6 weeks of training. Willow is a dog with a lot of anxiety and stress and Sarah helped us work her through these moments and gave us tools to continue moving forward. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone thinking about starting dog training.”

– Erica M.

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Dog Coach Training Programs

Imagine being able to live the fun life you want with the best dog in the neighborhood! Having a great relationship with your dog takes dedication and consistent work. Our one-on-one dog training programs in Essex, MA canine development as your dog grows and learns expectations for good behavior.

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Puppy Training

Team Puppy is for dogs ages 8-16 weeks. The program is 3 sessions, one-on-one and covers:

  • Setting a feed and sleep schedule
  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Controlling nipping, barking, and more

Foundation Training

Foundation training is a comprehensive approach to dog training. Whether you're looking for obedience training or behavior modification, Our results-driven dog training is a deep dive into how you and your family interact with your dog.

Basic challenges we address include:

  • Leash reactivity
  • Food and resource guarding
  • Fear and separation anxiety
  • Dog-to-dog aggression
  • Socialization
  • Basic dog obedience

Remote Collar Training

Remote collar training is for the dog that tends to make bad choices, is uncontrollable, does not listen to you, or is easily over-excited.

Remote collar training includes all the lessons of our Foundation Program with practice in:

  • Sit, place (stay), heel, and down
  • Off-leash recall
  • Proper responses to excessive barking and resource guarding

Training Tip: Expect Your Dog to Come When Called No Matter What

Recall is fundamental to building a respectful relationship with your dog. Coming when called ensures their safety, allows you to trust your dog and have more fun. Starting with a 20-foot recall leash we help owners begin to communicate with their dog at a short distance with distractions that matter. Consistent practice is essential for consistent results. Until you can reliably call your dog back 50 times without fail, he’s not ready to be trusted to come back to you. Practice makes perfect!

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