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Top 10 dog trainers in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston dog trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Daley Care

Daley Care

5.0Exceptional(5)
8 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Boston, MA
Tracey F. says, "She called that day and told me how training would go with my issues I was having with my puppy. She gave me things I could start doing before our first training session. She came to my home and was very good with my puppy. She spent the time training me as well as puppy. She gave me confidence that I didn’t think I had to take my dog to a dog park. My 6 month old puppy loves it and is just what she needs up burn off energy. If it wasn’t for Margret’s assurance and her knowledge of dog I would have never gone. I will call on her again for future training. She is worth it to have her come to my home and train. The one on one training is just what my puppy and I need" Read more
What A Nice Dog

What A Nice Dog

New on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Over 30 years training experience to give you and your dog obedience skills and to make choices for the better when socializing or even just taking a stress free walk. We love our dogs and we need to have compassion for what they genetically are. We teach them how to live with us in our homes while taking care of their innate needs.
Wash & Rinse Grooming

Wash & Rinse Grooming

New on HomeGuide
Serves Boston, MA
Learning this Business has been a Challenging & Full-filling hobby when I started & I'm now Certified "So I'm learning the Business" ~ "Wash & Rinses Grooming". "Life is Good" I worked as a printer, and now I'm retired & have to do something to keep busy, so this is what I enjoy to do, grooming , walking dogs 🐶 etc. I have always been involved with animals, I walk the dog around before I get involved with them, for some reason they are relax ? & you should see a big difference. 😊...
Www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com

Www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are a team of CPR and First Aid Certfied pet care pros. All of our services are tracked via our GPS software. We offer it all! From Walks, Play Groups, Boarding, Training, Grooming and Medication adminstration....We have you covered! We are currently posted on Face Book,LinkedIn, Google,Yelp and Angies list with rave reviews. You can visit us directly @ www.bostonsbestdogwalkers.com We LOVE all animals! (especially dogs!) We LOVE to walk,train and play with them. Setting up structred play groups and helping canines to thrive with the skill set we can provide means the world to us!...
Hand 2 Paw Dog Training

Hand 2 Paw Dog Training

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Larry W. says, "Jennifer provided a wonderful and unique boarding experience for our two Goldens. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an alternative to the traditional kennel." Read more
Pet Sitting Training And Walking

Pet Sitting Training And Walking

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Since I was 2 years old I have had pets, mainly dogs, I had 4 dogs, I took care of them, trained each one and loved to walk them and give attention, I treat them like they deserve and retrieve them the affection they give to us to make us happy! ❤️ I worked a year already as pet sitter, and it was the most amazing experience I have had on my entire life! I needed to give attention to my universities applications so I stopped working, but i'm looking to work again!
Strictly Obedience Prof. Dog Training

Strictly Obedience Prof. Dog Training

New on HomeGuide
50+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
I have been training dogs for about 40 years privately at the owners home. It is an eight week course that I meet with you twice a week at your home. You do not pay for eight weeks you pay to get your dog trained which means after eight weeks if I don't feel like your dog is trained we keep going. But that has never happened before but you never know there is always the first time. You can see my videos on FB at Strictly Obedience Dog Training. Your dog will learn the heal the automatic sit the stay and the down and recall on a 6 foot leash out to 25 foot leash. When we get to distractions we step away from the house so you need to be abl...

Your Dog Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much are dog training prices near me?

Professional dog training costs $30 to $50 per group class and $45 to $120 per private session. Dog obedience training schools cost $200 to $600 per week, and boot camp kennel training costs $500 to $1,250 per week. Get exact prices by contacting affordable dog trainers near you.

What do professional dog trainers do?

Local dog trainers teach dogs basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, personal protection or guarding, emotional support, therapy or service dog training, show dog handling, puppy training, trick training, hunting training, police dog or K9 training, and other types.

Certified dog trainers offer group classes, private lessons, or come to your home for one-on-one training. The best in-home dog trainers also teach the owner how to train commands, use body language, and offer proper reinforcement guidance. Many dog trainers use positive reinforcement, which uses a reward (treats, praise, toys) for desired behaviors.

What is the best age to train a dog?

Puppies 7 to 8 weeks of age begin to learn basic obedience commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “stand,” and “down.” Professional dog training traditionally starts at 6 months old. By delaying training, behavioral patterns learned during puppyhood likely take longer to change.

Can you train an old dog?

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs can learn and be trained at any age. Older dogs have more self-control and are easier to train than young puppies. Continuing to train your dog as it matures is also important to help keep their mind sharp.

Is paying for private dog training worth it?

Private dog training helps correct your dog’s behavior, aggression, anxiety, socialization skills, and teaches them a commands list in a timely and cost-effective manner. Common commands dogs learn quickly are to stay, heel, and roll over.

Professional dog training is valuable because it teaches your dog not to jump or bite, to stop barking, to stay in the yard off-leash, potty training, to use a dog door, not to pull on a leash, hand signals, and much more.

Which dog breeds are easy to train?

The easiest dog breeds to train are an Australian Shepherd, Corgi, Bearded or Border Collie, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and a Doberman Pinscher. Female canines of all breeds are also easier to train and housebreak.

Which dog breeds are hard to train?

The hardest dogs breeds to train are a Husky, Mastiff, Pug, Beagle, Bulldog, Weimaraner, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Fox and Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter, Pekingese, Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, and a Rottweiler.

Reviews for Boston dog trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Tracey F.
Margaret is great. I have a 5 month old puppy that was not walking on a leash and jumps on everyone. she gave me price and called me that day and explained what would be done in the training. She even told me thing that I could do till we had out first class. Just by doing the few thing she told me over the phone my puppy was walking better. She was great with my puppy, she had more faith in her than I did. She made me see that with the right tone and actions my pup would do what was expected. I had the trust in her trying that I took my puppy yo a dog park for the first time, I was the one with all the fear and Margaret calmed me down...lol .....without the guidance that Margaret has given me, I would have never taken that step to let my dog be a dog and for that I am very grateful that I hired her to train my puppy (and me)
Daley care
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