Best Buddy Dog Training
Dog Obedience Training in RI, Ct, and Ma

Are you experiencing struggles with your dog? Don't worry. You're not alone. Most problems are fairly common and quite solvable. And we can help. With more than 25 years of experience training and rehabilitating dogs, we've helped dog owners solve all kinds of problems. We can help you, too.

Let us help you eliminate:

  •  animal aggression
  •  destructiveness
  •  dog aggression
  •  excessive barking
  •  fighting
  •  human aggression
  •  house-soiling
  •  jumping
  •  leash pulling
  •  nipping/biting
  •  not coming when called
  •  stealing food

... and more

The initial phone evaluation is free.

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Free initial phone evaluation.


Three dogs in calm down/stay in in-home lesson in Warren, RI

Imagine your dog being calm, peaceful, happy, friendly and obedient - without treats or a prong collar or an e-collar. Imagine your dog walking peacefully next to or behind you as you walk down a crowded street with people, traffic, and even other dogs and animals passing by. No lunging, pulling or troublemaking. Imagine your dog lying peacefully by your side as you enjoy a meal at an outdoor cafe while strangers pass all around.

Yes ... your dog!

Kjesten sitting at an outdoor cafe with her dog Jenny

In our Dog Training Classes, In Home Training, or Dog Board and Train programs, we can make that a reality for you and your dog.

Buddy and Teal the Portugese Water Dog demonstrating a calm obedient down/stay in Providence, RI

Good obedience training is more than just a series of 'tricks'. It should be a practical, convenient, happy way of life.

There's no need to accept bad behaviors. I can show you how to solve these problems (and more) and how to train your dog effectively, humanely and respectfully while building a loving, trusting, cooperative bond with your pet. You'll see a huge improvement in your dog's behavior from the very first lesson. Positive, noticeable results are guaranteed.*

We offer in-home dog training in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, board and train and private classes in Greene, RI.

Genuine Dog Obedience

Eight dogs showing obedience off leash

You should NOT have to carry a bag of treats, or a remote control to be able to hang out with your dog without the dog getting into trouble or being annoying. For that to happen, you need to develop a trusting, respectful relationship with your dog. We can show you how.

Along the way, we'll show you how to train your dog and communicate with your dog in a way that you both can understand. This two-way communication creates a genuine, loving bond that makes dog training easy and fast. Your dog will finally trust you and will happily obey you. On or off leash.

Our dog training programs are simple and effective, and focus on just a handful of commands. We teach you to have your dog lie down and stay, to come when called, to go away when told, to follow, to heel, to wait, and to jump. Using this handful of commands, we are able to shape the dog's behaviors and habits so that being calm and submissive become the dog's default. Once these are in place, we then focus on more involved or specific training needs. The training is faster and easier because we have already put in place a pattern of obedience and trust on or off leash.

Competence and Standards

Five Chihuahuas in place during an in-home dog training class in Rhode Island

The truth is that many 'professional dog trainers' don't know much more about training dogs than you do … otherwise they would be proudly showing you the results of their work. When you have problems with your dog, you need to get those problems solved so you can move on with your life. You want a trainer that can show you how to get it done right. Quickly, and with competence as well as compassion. With effective and respectful training. Someone with experience solving the problem you are having with your dog. Testimonials are great, and pictures of playing puppies are cute. But they don't prove competence. Results do.

Proven Results

Two Old English Bulldogs in In home Dog Training

The best result is a dog that is obedient, calm, trusting, and happy. The best method is one that results in an obedient, calm, trusting, and happy dog. Often, lack of competence, experience. and proven results is obscured in discussion about methods and the 'latest science.' You'll hear phrases like "purely positive", and "rewards based" and even "force free". Don't be misled. If the trainer is competent, he or she will be happy to prove it by showing you photos, videos and/or dogs they've trained - in real world situations and environments. A well trained dog shouldn't need treats or gadgets to gain his attention and cooperation. In fact, he shouldn't even need a leash. Just look at the calm, happy, obedient dogs in our photos and dog training videos. Contact us today and begin the awesome journey to a genuinely loving, respectful and cooperative relationship with your best buddy. See the results for yourself.


* The Guarantee

There are lots of dog trainers. They all have their own way of training, and their own style. The things you learn from me may be quite different from what you have heard from other trainers or dog owners. My training results speak for themselves. As long as you are willing to follow my instructions and commit to working with your dog until the issues are resolved, I will continue to work with you. For as long as you own your dog.

~ Shawn Hines

Dog Training Programs

The Private Dog Training program is a great choice if you want to learn basic obedience training in a setting that offers privacy as well as lots of available distractions such as other animals.

6 classes, 1-2 hours, $1050 *

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Because your home and surrounding environment are where your dog does much of his learning and develops most of his habitual behaviors, the in home dog training program is often the best choice for training your dog.

4-5 Visits, 2 hours, $1350-$1750

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In our board and train program, your dog will live among and work with the Best Buddy Dog Training pack while learning to be peaceful and obedient around other dogs, cats, farm animals, and people.

4-6 weeks, $3000-$4750

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