Paws for Praise​

Professional Dog Training and Behavior Consulting

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If you would like to enroll in a class, schedule a behavior consultation, or arrange for another of our services, please let us know via our CONTACT form, or call our msg. line at 978-356-3286. Please bring your completed application/contract, a copy of your dog's age appropriate vaccination record, and your fee/tuition to our first meeting. We accept cash or check only.
If you don't see the class you want on the schedule, contact us to be added to the wait list for the next session. We'll add extra classes when there is sufficient interest. Please join our Facebook page to get news, weather cancellations, training tips, etc.

Puppy Class
- Puppy training for young puppies aged 8-17 weeks of age. Provides social experience, basic skills, and how to prevent behavior problems or aggression. One orientation session followed by five weeks of training.  Learn more about VACCINATIONS & SOCIALIZATION.
NOTE: Puppies do not attend the orientation meeting.  

Companion Dog I & II - A manners and skills class for adolescent and adult dogs. No dog is too old to train. (Companion Dog I is similar to Puppy Class, without the social component.)  
Companion Dog II builds on the skills learned in either Puppy or Companion Dog I.  
NOTE: Dogs do not attend the orientation meeting.

Rocket Recall- Our signature Come When Called class for pups and dogs of all ages.
NOTE: Dogs do not attend the orientation meeting.
This video is of one of our graduates who successfully used our techniques.

Polite Leash Walking Class- What to do when your dog thinks he's walking
 you. Until your dog is trained, avoid using painful collars that can have
unintended consequences, such as reactivity and aggression. A humane no pull
harness can help in the meantime. 
NOTE: Dogs do not attend the orientation meeting.

Tricks Class - Dogs just wanna have fun! A great class for dogs that need a job.
Prevents "cabin fever" in winter when you don't feel like a three mile walk in
​snow and slush!  
NOTE: Dogs do not attend the orientation meeting.

Behavior Consultation -
 When your dog has "issues" that you don't know how to solve. 
Legal Services - Consultation/testimony (Attorneys, ACO's, LEO's)
Inservice Training -
Various topics

Yappy Hour
 - Sunday fun day play group for medium/large breed dogs (our grads only).  
Drop in group meets Sundays at 4:30 pm.  Handlers remain with their dogs.
​$10 /visit or purchase card $45/5 visits
(The Yappy Hour closest to your dog's birthday or "gotcha day" is free)
(Dogs must be non-aggressive and social with people/dogs of all types. This is not a remedial group.)
Please check our Facebook page by Sundays at 3pm to see if we are playing that week.