Well behaved German Shepard dog being trained by Dog Coach

Dogs like to obey…

It gives them security. -James Herriot

Dog Training Programs

Our dog training programs, available to committed pet owners on the north shore of Boston, are results-­driven, where the effectiveness is almost immediately apparent and easy to repeat with regular practice. All of our training programs are based on the principle that you can indeed learn the skills that anticipate and stop unwanted behaviors before they happen. The balanced methods we utilize have outstanding success in teaching families to encourage better behavior while setting reasonable and respectful boundaries. A key benefit to the creative problem solving in our dog training programs is the holistic approach we take toward your full experience of dog ownership. We are a champion of the goals you have for improving life with your dog, especially in beginning new routines that support the changes you want to act on.

Our dog training programs address most forms of challenging dog behavior, including but not limited to:

  • Basic obedience issues
  • Socialization
  • Dog­-to-Dog Aggression
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Food and Resource Guarding
  • Fear and Separation Anxiety

The Foundation Training Program at Dog Coach covers every basic obedience command and behavior for Sit, Place/Stay, Heel, Recall/Come, and Down, as well as crate training, food management, threshold etiquette, and a proper structured walk. Most other common behavior issues are handled in this training as well.  More about the Foundation Training Program >

The Best Dog in the Neighborhood Program is our program for focusing on overall good manners while out on a walk. A structured walk with your dog is a time to get your dog working and give him an active opportunity to stay in line with your expectations. We brush up on previous training or assess your issues as we walk together down your street.  More about the Best Dog in the Neighborhood Program>

The Team Puppy Program will get both your family and young dog headed in the right direction. It’s a time to learn about the fun of dog ownership and establishing a strong bond based on sensitive care and consistent routine. Learn as much as you can now: they grow up fast! More about the Team Puppy Program >

Dog Coach is an Remote­-Collar Specialist. If your goal is to have complete freedom and dependability off­-leash, both inside your home and out in your neighborhood, this revolutionary approach will give you fantastic results. Remote-Collar Training with Dog Coach is an excellent choice for dogs in need of behavior modification, where an ‘invisible leash’ is essential to maintain control over excessive behaviors.  More about Remote Collar Training >

Choosing a Dog is our program that will assist you in making the best choice for a family dog. We will review breed options, health matters, shelter/rescue/breeder options and other considerations. It all starts with imagining the dog of your dreams.  More about Choosing Your Dog >

Dog Coach also offers Telephone/Skype Consultations, scheduling one­-on­-one discussion of specific behavior issues. Strategies for problem solving with your dog can be discussed as appropriate after careful assessment of your situation.  More about our consultations >

We'll help you choose the right training programs

Please review our program pages for details.

If you are interested in any of our programs, please contact us with the email form below or at 978­-578-­5138 for more information.

If you are ready to move ahead with one of our Programs please complete the form on the Connect with Dog Coach page.

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Marybeth and Mike R. with Declan

Dog Coach Programs assure your success not by simply adding obedience commands to your typical day. We instruct you on setting up the necessary conditions that inspire your dog to relax and consistently choose to behave. Have more fun with your dog!

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Imagine the vision: the dog of your dreams! Creating total confidence, reflected in your happiness and the fun-filled life of your dog.
Dog Coach, LLC / 9 Hull Street /  Wenham, MA 01984 / 978-578-5138


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