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Best Buddy Dog Training

Off Leash Dog Training in Ct, Ma, NH, NY, and RI

Logical, Simple, And Effective

Our dog obedience 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 state. 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.

Our dog training programs are not as much about 'commands' as they are about developing calm, cooperative behavior.

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Loving Leadership

Leadership is the only thing we know of that works to control a dog’s instinct and genetics. Loving leadership allows the human to walk out front when desired, to easily stop unwanted behaviors, and to enjoy the wonderful partnership that comes with having a well-behaved dog.

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In the Best Buddy Dog Training system, the existence or lack of leadership is demonstrated by the dog's willingness or refusal to do these basic things:

  • come when called;
  • stay where told;
  • go 6 to 10 feet away from you and disengage;
  • lie down and stay for 30 minutes to an hour; and
  • walk on or off leash with the nose behind your leg and even walk 3 to 6 feet back when commanded.
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We provide dog training services throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.

Who you are to your dog is EVERYTHING...

- Shawn Hines