Serving Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and surrounding communities

(805)458-8648

aubrey@sitprettydogtraining.com

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Group dog training classes for Boston area dog owners

 Clean up your dog’s skills in novel spaces in the presence of multiple distractions. These classes are great for proofing behaviors that your dog finds challenging in distracting settings, learning new skills, and bonding with your dog while doing fun activities. Classes are great for the whole family and are especially helpful for new additions.

Dog Training Classes offered in two Boston locations

Newton Dog Training Classes

76 Eldredge St, Newton, Ma

Jamaica Plain Dog Training Classes

45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Newton Dog Training Classes

76 Eldredge St, Newton, Ma

Puppy Socialization Class
6-week class | Thursdays @ 6pm
Beginner Obedience
7-week class | Thursdays @ 7pm

Puppy Socialization class will take place indoors at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA on recurring Thursday evenings for 6 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held on 6:00 to 6:50 pm on Thursdays.

This course is appropriate for dogs that have had their first set of vaccinations and are younger than 16 weeks old. Socialization allows your puppy to experience all of the sights and sounds of everyday life that we will expect them to feel positive about into adulthood. In this class we will be exposing your puppy to new experiences including handling, new sounds, new people with varying characteristics, interaction with other puppies with varying play styles, objects that move, new smells, and new environments. Additional topics covered will include focus around distractions, sit, coming when called, and beginner leash skills.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 6 week course 

Beginner Obedience class will take place indoors at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA on recurring Thursday evenings for 7 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held on 7:00-7:50 pm on Thursdays. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 4 months of age. Topics covered will include focused attention and engagement, hand targets, sit, down, coming when called, go to a mat, leave it, and loose leash walking. This course is great for young dogs, newly adopted dogs, or dogs that need a brush up on their behaviors.

Please contact us if your dog has trouble working around other dogs or humans as this class may not be appropriate for them.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 7 week course 

Jamaica Plain Dog Training Classes

45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Beginner Obedience
7-week class | Mondays @ 7pm
Intermediate Obedience
7-week class | Mondays @ 6pm
Intro to K9 Nose Work®
6-week class | Tuesdays @ 5pm

Beginner Obedience class will take place indoors at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Monday evenings for 7 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held on 7:00 to 7:50 pm. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 4 months of age. Topics covered will include focused attention and engagement, hand targets, sit, down, coming when called, go to a mat, leave it, and loose leash walking. This course is great for young dogs, newly adopted dogs, or dogs that need a brush up on their behaviors.

Please contact us if your dog has trouble working around other dogs or humans as this class may not be appropriate for them.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 7 week course

Intermediate Obedience class will take place indoors at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Monday evenings for 7 sessions. Each session will be an hour long and be held between 6:00 to 6:50 pm. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 5 months of age. Topics will include focused attention and engagement, hand targets with duration and for movement, coming when called with distractions, go to a mat and remain, leave it, loose leash walking, and improving response to verbal commands including sit, down, and stand. This course is great for dogs that already have an obedience foundation that need to continue their education. Having knowledge of mark and reward based training is ideal, but we will give you all the tools you need to catch up. If you have questions about whether this level of course is appropriate please feel free to email.

Please contact us if your dog has trouble working around other dogs or humans as this class may not be appropriate for them.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 7 week course

Intro to K9 Nose Work® class will take place at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Tuesday evenings for 6 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held between 5:00 and 5:50 pm.

K9 Nose Work® is a fun activity for dogs of all ages, sizes, and levels of physical ability. The activity gives your dog the opportunity to use and develop their natural ability to detect odor. While developing this skill, they build independence and confidence while you build the ability to understand subtle dog body language through observation. This game allows our dogs to learn at their own pace, on their own terms, and it also strengthens our bond with our dogs.

For this class, each dog will have time in the building alone to help build confidence and independence off leash, which means the other dogs in the course will be outside while a dog is working. There will be an informational email after registration that will go over logistics, safety, considerations for all weather conditions, and frequently asked questions. If you think your dog will have difficulty waiting in the car you should plan to bring an extra handler to remain in the car with your dog so you can observe the rest of the class. Additionally, please contact me prior to registration if your dog has shown any aggression towards dogs or humans.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Intro to K9 Nose Work® is taught by Aubrey Sperry, CDBC, CPDT-KA, PNWI.

Please contact us to discuss and register for intermediate and advanced K9 Nose Work courses.

Why work with us?

Our certified trainers will come to you and work in the comfort of your home to make sure your dog has the right foundations to take into more distracting and stimulating environments. Then we can move those foundations and behaviors out into the real world where you need them most.

What we can help with
  • Basic obedience for any stage of life;
  • Acclimation work with newly rescued dogs;
  • Going back to the basics with dogs that may not have the right answer out in the real world.

Our Happy Clients

Aubrey worked with us after our dog developed some leash reactivity. She was wonderful and gave us practical guidelines to rebuild our dog’s confidence and boundaries. We went on to participate in her Intro to Nosework class which was fantastic and would also highly recommend it.

– Meg

We’ve taken both group lessons and private lessons with Aubrey, and we’ve seen such a positive change in our dog. She’s a reactive dog who needed to build confidence. We were struggling a lot for quite some time, but now she is much more manageable and doesn’t feel the need to bark at every person she passes. And Aubrey has become one of her approved human friends!

– Roisin