Serving Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and surrounding communities

(781) 917-4119

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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.

West Roxbury Dog Training Classes

1859 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA

Puppy Socialization Class
Beginner Obedience Class
Intermediate Obedience Class
Intro to K9 Nose Work®
Advanced Obedience: CGC Prep

Puppy Socialization will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Each session will be 50 mins long.

What can your puppy expect? Each class will offer supervised group play and training activities. You will learn about appropriate play styles, body language, and helping your pup feel confident with new experiences. Training activities include focus around distractions, name response, sit, and coming when called.

This course is appropriate for dogs that have had their first set of vaccinations and are younger than 20 weeks old at the time of the first class. Please contact us if you would like to know if this class is right for you.

Fee: $149 for 4 weeks

Beginner Obedience class will meet once a week for 7 weeks. Each session is 50 mins long. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

What can your dog expect? Topics covered will include focused attention and engagement, hand target, sit, down, coming when called, 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.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 4 months of age and for those dogs that do not excessively bark, lunge, or growl at strangers and other dogs. Please contact us if you would like to know if this class is right for you.

Fee: $245 for 7 weeks

Intermediate Obedience class will meet once a week for 7 consecutive weeks. Each session is 50 mins long. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

What can your dog expect? Topics will include focused attention and engagement, staying in the sit and down positions, recall with distractions, go to a mat, loose leash walking, and polite greetings. This course is great for dogs that already have an obedience foundation that need to continue their education and have a knowledge of mark and reward based training.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 6 months of age and for those dogs that do not excessively bark, lunge, or growl at strangers and other dogs. Please contact us if you would like to know if this class is right for you.

Fee: $245 for 7 weeks

Intro to K9 Nose Work® class will take place indoors at Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury, MA once weekly for 6 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and will take place on Wednesdays at 5:30 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.

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

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

Advanced Obedience: CGC Prep will take place once a week for 7 weeks. Each session is 50 mins long. The test will take place on a date following the last class. Please check back for dates and times for this course, typically offered once to twice yearly.

The Canine Good Citizen test is a 10 step test offered by the AKC that tests good manners in dogs and responsible ownership skills in their owners. Topics covered in this course include loose leash walking with distractions, accepting greetings from strangers, neutral responses to distractions, and advanced obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, and waiting out of sight of handlers. This course is appropriate for dogs that have taken a beginner and intermediate obedience course and that are tolerant of the presence of people and dogs in their space.

Taking the test at the end of the course is optional and will take place on the day following the last night of the course. AKC Trick Testing for titles will also be conducted on the evening of the test.

Fee: $275 for 7 weeks + test

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