OUR PROGRAMS

Every Great Dog offers private, in-home dog training programs.

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Puppy 101

Puppy 101 is designed  for dogs under 9 months. Goals may include: Sit, Down, Leave it, Calm greetings/No Jumping, Drop it, Come when called, Loose leash walking skills, No Door Dashing, No barking, Place/Bed, Crate training, Off leash reliability, Stay, Ringing the Bell to go out

We also cover nipping, Crate Training, Socialization, Appropriate play, Feeding, Housebreaking, Building calmness in your puppy.


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Foundation Training and Basic Skills

Are you frustrated with your dog? Lots of dogs have problems such as running way, barking and jumping on guests, dragging owners down the street and just being With this program, your dog will learn ,or re-learn the basics such as the sit, down, the leave it command and polite leash walking. Learning the basics is paramount to fixing those annoying behavior problems.

Designed for dogs over 9 months of age.  


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Leash Manners and Reactivity

Designed for dogs who exhibit reactive behavior on leash, or are constant pullers. Leash skills are taught in combination with counter conditioning exercises.  Advancement through the program involves field trips to public parks. We will assist you in selecting the right equipment of your dog which may include an e-collar depending on the issues.


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Fearful Re-conditioning

Have a dog that is fearful? Let us help you help your dog with counter conditioning and desensitization exercises. We also include confidence building games and skills in this program. Your dog will emerge from this program with the tools on how to deal with her fears effectively.


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Canine Good Citizen Readiness

We will help you get your dog ready to take the CGC test. Includes learning new behaviors and practicing with distractions.



Serving: Boston, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Dedham, Westwood and beyond.