Top Dog Trainer in Wakefield, MA
Are you ready to shake up your life and make changes? That’s great! Dog Coach can help you create a family-centered canine life. We are experienced dog trainers serving Wakefield, MA and the surrounding area of the North Shore area. We empower owners with dog handling skills that encourage dogs to make better choices. Dog Coach programs are taught one-on-one, whether in your home or at our facility location.
From basic dog training issues to behavioral problems such as uncontrolled barking, housebreaking, rough play, and leash pulling, Dog Coach can help.
What Our Wakefield Clients Have to Say About Us
“We had the pleasure of working with Dog Coach to train our pup Huck, or to be honest, to train us on the right things to do. We had sent Huck to training camps with little to no change for the better to his behavior so having the option to have Dog Coach work with us at our home was just what we needed. Our dog wouldn’t sleep in the crate, would be right behind our every step, and was a flight risk. He had gotten out for two hours while we followed him down a busy street and through the woods, which was when we realized we needed help.
With Dog Coach’s remote collar training, we have what seems like a new dog and no longer fear how Huck will react to public situations. Huck sleeps in the crate all night with no complaints, has learned “place”, won’t “break” for his food until we signal, no longer pulls or darts while we are on our walks, and can be controlled when he has gotten out since our training began. We’re forever grateful to Dog Coach for teaching us the right things to do so that we can enjoy our new family member. We will definitely be reaching out to continue our training with Huck. Thank you!”
– Lindsay M.
Our Dog 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 Wakefield, MA dog training programs address canine development as your dog grows and learns expectations for good behavior.
Puppy Training (8–16 weeks)
Team Puppy is a one-on-one program that sets the stage for further dog training, covering:
- Setting a feeding and sleeping schedule
- Crate training
- Potty training
- Controlling nipping, barking, and more
Our results-driven dog training is a deep dive into how you and your family interact with your dog. We teach you techniques and strategies that help your dog and family succeed. Some of the basic challenges we address include:
- Leash reactivity
- Food and resource guarding
- Fear and separation anxiety
- Dog-to-dog aggression
- Balanced socialization
- Basic dog obedience issues
- And more
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. Using the latest engineering in low-level remote collars, we help you safely and effectively create a calm and stable state of mind for your dog. Remote collar training includes all the lessons of our Foundation Program and practice in:
- Sit, place (stay), heel, and down
- Off-leash recall
- Proper responses to excessive barking and resource guarding
- And more
Dog Training Tip: Balance Calm and Play for Better Behavior
Just as we manage good healthy dog play our dogs benefit from consistent practice being calm. Keeping a balanced relationship with your dog will promote better behavior and better choices. But the catch is that 30 minutes of play doesn’t necessarily equate to 30 minutes of calm. Expectations for a secure balanced family dog takes consistent practice teaching a calm state of mind. Manage your dog’s energy level by not allowing them to follow you throughout the house. Full crate training is always a complement to healthy play and is ideal for a balanced dog.