About Best Buddy
Dog Training

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About Best Buddy Dog Training

Best Buddy Dog Training was founded by Shawn Hines in 1999 in Framingham, Massachusetts on the principle that genuine, compassionate, and effective dog training without the use of treats and electronic collars requires a close, affectionate bond between dog and human. Our training is all about how to develop that bond, allowing you to form a relationship with your dog that is respectful, affectionate, and cooperative.


"Who you are to your dog is everything …"
Shawn Hines

While there is no shortage of dog trainers in America, what makes Best Buddy Dog Training unique is the focus on the human and how their actions, energy, and intentions affect the dog's behavior and obedience. Rather than focus only on commands, we focus on the quality of interactions, temperament, and getting the dog to be calm and submissive while being peaceful and cooperative.

Our training programs are simple, 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.

Through our system, you learn how to use these commands to control your dog's behavior in daily life. Things like going to the beach and having your dog off leash, going to the vet or groomer and having your dog behave in a calm, trusting manner, and having friends over become occasions for efficiency and happiness, rather than causes of stress and frustration.

Best Buddy Dog Training serves the following areas:

In home dog training and dog 'Boot Camp' in Connecticut, including Avon, Bridgewater, Colebrook, Cos Cob, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Hartford, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding Center, Redding, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Roxbury, South Glastonbury, South Kent, Southport, Stamford, Taconic, Washington, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Simsbury, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge.

In home dog training and dog 'Boot Camp' in Massachusetts, including Boston, Boxford, Carlisle, Chestnut Hill, Cohasset, Concord, Dover, Hamilton, Harvard, Hingham, Hopkinton, Lexington, Lincoln, Manchester, Marblehead, Nantucket, Natick, Needham, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, North Andover, North Chatham, North Easton, North Egremont, North Marshfield, Prides Crossing, Readville, Scituate, Sherborn, Siasconset, Southborough, Springfield, Still River, Sudbury, Waban, Wayland, Wellesley Hills, Wellesley, Wenham, Weston, Westwood, and Winchester.

In home dog training and dog 'Boot Camp' in Rhode Island, including Adamsville, Barrington, Clayville, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Greenville, Hope, Jamestown, Kingston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, North Scituate, North Smithfield, Portsmouth, Providence, Rumford, Saunderstown, Slocum, Tiverton, Wakefield, and West Greenwich.

Get started building a great relationship with your dog today. Contact Us Now!