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Boston's Best Dog Obedience Schools

With expert teachers, proven programs and locations that even offer other services and amenities, the following locations are dog obedience schools that will meet your needs. From learning how to follow directions to gaining socialization skills with other pups, these spots provide a variety of pet training offerings.
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Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa
274 Southampton St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 427-2220

Red Dog has all of the services a dog owner could ask for, from doggie daycare to grooming, a pet store, a dog swimming pool and even training options. Its Argos Dog Training is 100 percent guaranteed. There are many options from private training sessions at your home to attending group classes regularly at Red Dog in order to learn leash manners, social skills among other pets and more.

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The Urban Hound
129 Malden St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 755-5775

Perfect when you have a new puppy, The Urban Hound offers dog obedience classes and training through its puppy kindergarten program. This is a great way to work with your dog on housebreaking, appropriate methods of leash walking, and this spot also assists in curbing bad habits like biting and jumping up. You get a private lesson as well as four group classes for $175. The Urban Hound also has many other services like daycare and additional training options to accommodate your needs.

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The Pawsitive Dog
274 Southampton St., Suite 188
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 541-1000

Award-winning dog training facility The Pawsitive Dog prides itself on offering small, personalized dog training services. For almost 20 years, it has and will continue to focus on proper training for pets and their owners. The Pawsitive Dog is so popular that it tends to have waiting lists, so act fast to reserve your spot in one of the future programs, where you can guarantee a high level of service.

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The Cooperative Dog
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The Cooperative Dog
1786 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 803-4086

Owner Vera Wilkinson has an impressive background. Not only has she won numerous awards for being Boston's best dog trainer, but she also has the education and certifications to provide the best possible dog training program in the area. There are workshops, private lessons or group classes which offer training from all dogs from puppy to adult, all for under $200.

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The Dogfather
51 N. Margin St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-2212

Located in the North End, head to Dogfather for both group and private lessons taught by trainer John Mannering, who boasts a degree from the New England K-9 Training Institute. His specialties include teaching your pet basic obedience and behavior modifications, as well as working with pets who exhibit fear or aggression. The options at this local training school and dog daycare include five-week puppy training school. Then there are intermediate and advanced classes or private lessons, so you are sure to find assistance here.

Related: Boston's Best Dog Obedience Schools

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on

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