Dog Trainers in Gloucester, MA

If you’re looking to make big changes with your dog, Dog Coach can help you create a family-centered canine life where your dog learns to follow your leadership. We are local, in-home dog trainers in Gloucester, MA and serve Cape Ann. Our objective is to empower owners with dog-handling skills that encourage dogs to make better choices.

From basic dog training issues to behavioral problems such as uncontrolled barking, dog reactivity, housebreaking, rough play, or leash pulling, Dog Coach can help.

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Dog Coach Reviews

“Dog Coach helped me train my 1 year old lab, Charlie. He is playful and full of energy and I needed to set some boundaries. After two classes of positive, treat-based training elsewhere, I started the remote collar program. Dog Coach was a true partner in training and I felt supported the entire time. They called to check in weekly and answered all of my questions during training sessions and over text or phone. The remote collar is such a fabulous tool for improving communication with your dog; I feel so lucky that I had Dog Coach to teach me how to use it! I know I’ll be in touch with them for a long, long time and I’ll send all of my friends to her as well!”

– Betsey H

Dog Coach came recommended by friends who had nothing but good things to say. They were exactly what we needed to get our new rescue under control. Before training, our 10-month-old hound/cattle dog mix was leash reactive with lunging and pulling, reactive to dogs and any other living animals outside, barked, jumped on people, counter surfed, jump up on windows and screens and stole the kids toys. In 6 short weeks, she is walking in a heel position, has made enormous progress with her reactivity to dogs, happily goes in her crate and sleeps in it overnight, no longer counter surfs or jumps on people and now relaxes in place. We did the remote collar program and I don’t have enough room to say all the things we love about the remote collar. We have control of our dog from near or far and our relationship with her has grown immensely. We could not recommend Jonathan and Sarah more.

– Gina R.

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 balanced dog training programs in the Gloucester, MA area address 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
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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

Dog Training Tip: Teach Your Dog to Coexist with Other Dogs

Helping your dog feel more comfortable means managing him around other dogs in a group setting. Dogs don’t always coexist right off the bat and as owners, we must step in and correct poor behavior choices to advocate for our dog. Our programs help you to manage your dog in your home, at a gathering, or in public, whenever other dogs are around. Remember: poor behavior leads to more poor behavior.

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