Dog Trainer in Wakefield, MA

If you’re looking for a Wakefield, MA dog trainer, Dog Coach can help you create a family-centered canine life. 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 Wakefield home or at our facility location

Basic puppy training, obedience training, or behavioral problems, our balanced dog training programs help you become the calm, confident leader all dogs need. Our three introductory dog training programs address behavior issues such as uncontrolled barking, housebreaking, rough play, and leash pulling.

Why Hire a Wakefield, MA Dog Trainer?

Imagine being able to live the fun life you want with the best dog in the neighborhood. It takes dedication and consistent work, but dog training programs help you to live a happier life with your dog. Each program addresses canine development as your dog grows and learns expectations for good behavior.

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.

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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

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 dog 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., Wakefield, MA

“My experience with Dog Coach was fantastic! I have a rescue and when we first brought her home we realized that not only was she absolutely scared of everything, but she had no idea how to live in a home: she didn’t know how to walk on a leash and couldn’t leave our yard, every noise scared her, she didn’t go to the bathroom outside, etc.

In just a few sessions, Dog Coach gave us the tools to completely transform our dog. Senna is now confident, happy, is potty-trained, can walk around the neighborhood, and is learning to become more independent.

We are SO HAPPY with the results and highly recommend Dog Coach.

– Michelle G., Wakefield, MA

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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.

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