Positive Puppy / Dog Training & Beautiful Pet Photography
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SERVICES: Dog Training (Groups & Private) Puppy Day School (Open 7 am-7pm M-F) Doggy Daycare (for well-mannered, puppy-friendly dogs) Puppy / Dog Boarding (for our dog training students) Pet & Family Portrait Photography Bringing home a dog this season? Buy a Gift Certificate for yourself now to get in on 2014 rates! Gift Certificates are also perfect gift ideas for pet lovers on your list.
LOCATION: 374A Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA Puppy Bus is available to our Day School from various towns and cities. In-home Private Lessons and Pet Photography are available to all of Greater Boston.
DAY SCHOOL HOURS: Open Monday - Friday 7 am - 7 pm Private, in-home dog training lessons by appointment Call for group dog training and events schedule!
Our puppy and dog training programs can help your pet start off on the right paw whether you are a first-time dog owner with an 8-week old puppy or an experienced pet parent struggling with a particularly difficult adolescent dog. We can even help with anxiety-related behaviors including dog-dog or dog-human aggression.
At a Glance – Where should you start with your puppy or dog’s training?
NEW PUPPY-- In the best of all possible worlds, you should plan for all three of these:
1. Puppy Day School (all puppies 8 – 23 weeks old): Ideally, send your puppy to 20 consecutive school days to make sure she doesn't miss out on any of the valuable socialization ("teaching puppy to love the world") modules. Your pup will also have one on one training time with two different instructors each day, as well as structured play sessions designed to develop impulse control and ability to follow cues despite the distraction of super-fun playmates. Keep in mind that the window of easy socialization closes around 12 weeks of age and that the brains of young puppies soak in learning like a sponge, so the sooner you enroll your new puppy in Day School, the better the results you'll see!
2. Puppy Perfect 6-week Group Course for the Whole Family: Sending your puppy to our Day School does not get you off the hook for integrating training and socialization into daily life routines! In order to make your puppy's training stick, you need to follow through consistently at home. Puppy Perfect will teach you the skills you'll need to do this.Skip this component, and you may end up with a puppy who behaves nicely at school—only. Your puppy’s progress with following cues (no matter what the situation and no matter who asks) will be much better and faster if you participate in a Puppy Perfect group course along with sending your puppy to our Day School.
3. Private In-Home Lessons: There are certain things that can’t be effectively taught in the school environment. * Is your puppy barking at sounds in your home? * Do your puppy and children play inappropriately with one another? * Does your puppy still pull on leash in certain situations? * Has your puppy shown signs of developing anxiety or aggression? * Has your puppy discovered the joy of digging in your yard? Ask us about having one of our private dog training instructors work with you and your puppy right in the environment where the troubling behaviors happen.
For more on early puppy socialization, including why it's not only safe, but necessary, please Google the AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization.
To accommodate our innovative Puppy Day School service and expanding curriculum, in January 2014, we moved from the small area we had been renting from PDDC (formerly Pawwtopia’s Doggy Day Camp) in Arlington, MA to a 3,600 square foot facility all our own in Burlington, MA.
Some dogs older than 23 weeks may be approved to participate in our Day School drop-off dog training service. Some may get what they need from our group dog training courses for the whole family, including Doggy DoRight – Level 1, Doggy DoBetter – Level 2 and extracurricular courses and workshops like Dog Tricks Just for Fun. Others will need private dog training lessons at home or on “field trips” out in the real world. Many will need some combination of these three options. The best thing to do is to send an inquiry through this site, or call us at (617)966-4240 to let us know your situation so we can tailor the best program for your particular dog.
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If your town or city isn't mentioned here, feel free to contact Bette to inquire about dog training services in your area!
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Bette Yip's Picture Perfect Pets Dog Training & Pet Photography Located in Burlington, MA | Serving the entire Boston area! (617) 966-4240