Animal Training & Behavior

Training helps to maintain a healthy relationship between your family, your pet, and their environment. This resource includes local trainers who offer a wide range of services from daycare and puppy kindergarten to advanced training, behavior modification, and private consultations for dogs and cats.

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Paws of Nature

Paws of Nature brings over 18 years of animal training experience to Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Offering a wide variety of virtual and in-person training for dogs and cats as well as seminars and workshops, Paws of Nature works with families to resolve behavior problems and bring harmony back to the home.

Pet Behavior Consulting

Pet Behavior Consulting is based in Granby, Massachusetts and offers animal training and behavior services to clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. Elise Gouge, CPDT-KA, CCBC and her team host a variety of services including behavior consultations, and training courses for dogs and cats.

Sandy Meadow Farm Obedience

Located in Westfield, Massachusetts, Sandy Meadow Farm specializes in family-friendly group classes designed to make dog training fun. Led by a team of certified trainers in a climate-controlled facility, Sandy Meadow Farm offers a variety of dog training courses from puppy to advanced as well as private behavior modification and therapy dog training. Group training sessions are kept small to minimize distractions and maximize focus.

Walks and Wags Dog Training

Walks and Wags Dog Training is based in Belchertown, Massachusetts, and offers local dog training courses as well as online training. With over 10 years of experience, Walks and Wags exclusively uses positive reinforcement training techniques. Courses range all levels from puppy kindergarten to advanced manners and Canine Good Citizen.