Dakin Dog Training Classes

We offer a variety of dog training classes, from beginner to advanced levels. We teach basic life skills and manners so your dog can become a successful companion and good neighbor. Dogs and handlers will work together on such topics as walking nicely on a leash, settling down when asked, meeting strangers politely, coming when called, and more.

We use a customized approach for our classes based on the needs of the students in each class and make adjustments to our curriculum based on those needs.


Class Locations

Springfield Dog Training Classes are held at the Dakin Adoption Center at 171 Union Street in Springfield, MA.

Leverett Dog Training Classes are held at the Dakin Adoption Center at 163 Montague Road in Leverett, MA.

Class Fees

  • The fee for all 6-week dog training classes (including Puppy Preschool) is $135.00.
  • The fee for all 3-week intensive dog training classes is $95.00.

Basic Dog Training Discount

Register for Basic Dog Training Programs within 10 days of bringing your new dog home and receive $25 off. Just use the promo code “Dakin.”

Sliding Scale

Don't think you can afford the training class fees? We still want you to train your dog. Call Jim Helems at 413-246-6506 or  contact us by email about sliding scale fee options (Basic Companion Dog Training only).

Getting Started

To get started, sign up for one of these dog training classes:



Contact Us

If you have questions our website can't answer, please call 413-246-6506 or contact us by email.