Swampscott, MA Dog Trainer

Are you ready to shake up life with your dog and make changes? That’s great! Dog Coach can help you create a family-centered canine life where your dog learns to follow your leadership. Our dog trainers in Swampscott, MA and the surrounding area 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.

Why Hire a Balanced Dog Trainer?

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 Swampscott, MA dog training programs address canine development as your dog grows and learns expectations for good behavior. All Dog Coach programs are taught one-on-one, whether in your home or at our facility location. This allows our trainers to focus on your needs and those of your dog.

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

“We just finished our first series of training sessions at Dog Coach, who really helped us with our dog. Our amazing Lab puppy was doing everything he was supposed to as an untrained pup – jumping on people, pulling like a freight train, etc. Dog Coach provided a personalized approach to training our puppy, and gave us what we needed to succeed. They took the time to understand what we were looking to get out of the sessions (in our case, mostly leash and eventual off-leash handling) and worked with us each week.

After a couple weeks we had huge improvements in behavior and our dog is calmer and happier. You have to put in the time for sure, but the rewards are well worth it and you owe it to your pup to do it right. They are excellent trainers, really look to understand how it’s going with your training and are always willing to help with questions. We worked at their barn facility, which made for a great setting. We would recommend Dog Coach to anyone on the North Shore.”

– AB

Our Programs

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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

Training Tip: Rewarding Your Dog

Excessive petting and too many treats can easily over-energize a dog and work against the calm state of mind you’re working towards. Use your voice to reward your dog, adding slow, gentle petting that is appropriate when they are settled. If dogs are in a crazy state of mind, don’t pet them. It’s that simple. Petting is a reward and at that moment is reinforcement of their craziness. Treats can have a similar effect and take your dog’s focus away from you. Practice using your voice to reward your dog with a soft “Good dog” and watch your relationship grow through moderation.

Ready to Move Forward?

Read through the programs and fill out our 20-question form to get started!