Best Buddy Dog Training
Dog Board & Train in Massachusetts (MA) for Dog Obedience Training
Dog Training In Massachusetts
Best Buddy Dog Training offers personalized dog obedience training in Massachusetts. We specialize in dog obedience on and off leash without using ‘clickers’, treats, prong collars, or e-collars.
The in home dog training program is designed to conveniently help you develop a loving, affectionate, cooperative relationship with your dog. The dog board and train program is designed for dogs with more intense training needs, or deeply entrenched behaviors. Our training methods are focused on getting your dog to be obedient for the right reasons; that there’s a working bond between you and your dog.
There are lots of of dog trainers in Massachusetts, but what makes Best Buddy Dog Training different is the focus on the human and the role they play in shaping their dogs’ behavior and attitude. While most dog trainers focus almost exclusively on commands such as “sit”, we emphasize proper communication, proper attitude, trust and affection.
We teach your dog to do a handful of things that serve as powerful behavior modifiers. These things affect your dog’s psychology in profound ways that are immediately apparent. Things like “follow” where the dog walks 3 to 6 feet behind you, “go on” where the dog retracts 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengages, and “down/stay” where the dog lies down and stays there for 30 minutes to an hour. For many people, just those three things will change their lives for the better.
But we don’t stop there. We guide you to develop trust and respect so that your dog will defer to your decisions no matter what. Even off leash with lots of distractions around. Leadership is the only thing we know of that is more powerful than instinct.
Often, clients call us after spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on dog training but still struggle with things like jumping, running away, chasing other animals and being generally unruly. In many cases, the dog knows commands, but will not obey when there is something interesting or exciting around (like visitors, other dogs, traffic, etc.) You see, it’s not what your dog knows that’s important; what's truly important is who you are to your dog. You don’t need to teach your dog everything; only to be obedient.
Other clients have spent thousands on a dog behaviorist, only to be told to drug their dog with Prozac or some other mood-altering drug. We think that’s not fair to the dog. Instead of spending your money on a dog behaviorist or altering your dog’s brain with drugs, you should hire us to help you train your dog the right way.
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Dog Board and Train 'Boot Camp' in Massachusetts
With some dogs the behavioral problems have persisted and developed so that the best option is to send the dog away for boot camp. Our boot camp board and train program is unique because your dog will live with and work around our pack of (well-trained, well-behaved) dogs as well as living among and working around other animals. Instead of a kennel environment, your dog will be living in our trainer’s home and learning throughout the day instead of limited half-hour session once or twice per day. If you're looking for a dog trainer in Massachusetts, Best Buddy Dog Training is the best choice.
We provide dog training services throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.
In Home Dog Training: $1500
- 4 visits *
- Personalized problem-solving and obedience
- Life-time follow-up
- One price - up to 5 dogs
Who you are to your dog is EVERYTHING...
- Shawn Hines
Training with Shawn has been great. He opens your eyes and shows you how to shape your dog into being obedient.
I never thought we could save this pup. This was the best investment we ever made in a pet.
Jenny and Jim W.
we were so impressed with the results. She came back to us listening, respectful and happy
Shawn is really just simply amazing. He is kind, fair, direct, and honest to both owners and their dogs alike.
Shawn has been patient and encouraging with me; calm, kind and affectionate with Teal. She has great respect and liking for him :)
Shawn has consistently guided me with practical corrections and exercises that work. I highly recommend Shawn and Best Buddy Dog Training.
… would definitely recommend his services to people who are serious and committed to training their dogs.
he is great with the grand kids and protects the home when we are away, a direct result of Shawn's professional training.
How nice to walk down the street with my dog trotting slightly behind me on a loose leash.