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Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Garrett DActon, MA

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Hello! My name is Garrett Dome. I'm a graduate student at Tufts University studying classics. Before college, I worked as a veterinary assistant at Kentlands Veterinary Hospital. I love taking care of dogs and would love to walk your pup!

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Laura NActon, MA

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“Exercise and routine are the key to a dog’s heart”

I have been a passionate dog lover and owner for the past 16 years, and I have worked extensively with dogs through my local animal shelter. Through volunteering at the animal shelter, I have taken several dog training courses, I have logged over 100 dog-walking hours, and I have worked with dogs of all sizes and personalities. I believe the most important part of any relationship with a dog is building trust between the animal and the handler, to ensure a safe and fun walk for all.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Isabel PActon, MA

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“To err is human - to forgive, canine”

I'm a dog lover and was a dog owner for 13 years. I'm patient, firm and would love to take your dog for walks! I’ll take care of your dog as I would my own. While your dog is with me, we'll have a safe and fun time! Dogs are an amazing source of joy and a day when I can walk dogs it’s always a better day. I’ve been walking dogs for years now and I always look forward to my next dog walk!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Nina BActon, MA

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Hi! My name is Nina. I have a dog of my own , a mixed breed named Scarlett. I have been around dogs my whole life, and have been working professionally with dogs for over 4 years now. I currently work as a dental assistant and love doing Wag! in my spare time. I have worked in doggy daycares as well as as a dog walker. I have experience with all breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments of dogs. I also can administer medication. I really look forward to meeting your dog!

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Victoria PActon, MA

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“Every dog’s different & all deserve the same love!”

I‘ve been a Wag! Walker for year & have been an avid dog lover all my life! I’ve had two very different dogs; my first was a German Shepherd named Tash, a beautiful dog with enormous strength—so rewarding to train and be around. I currently own a finicky, anxious Mini Pinscher who I adore! I know Boston well and have been around animals my entire life, so I know how to earn a dog’s trust before taking control of the leash. I believe in positive reinforcement with dogs, & I think they do too!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Faith CActon, MA

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“Safe walker, mask always, much experience!”

Hello, my name is Faith Cole and have been a dog owner for my whole life! I have a passion for taking care of all types of animals and would love to help give your dog some fresh air.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Katie BActon, MA

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“I can’t wait to meet your pup!”

I’m Katie B. I’ve fostered over 50 dogs, so I have lots of experience with all types of dogs and various behaviors. I’ve worked with many dogs throughout the years so I’m well versed in how to handle any situation that may arise. I also have experience using practically any style of leash or collar or whatever other training tools your dog may use. I love dogs so much I am actually going to college to major in canine training and management next year! I can’t wait to meet your pup!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Amanda SActon, MA

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Hello!! I’m so excited to meet your pup!! I have been a pet lover all of my life. I have two yellow labs and have volunteered for Guding Eyes for the Blind to train seeing eye dogs for over five years. I’m currently a graduate student pursuing a degree in Speech and Language Therapy. I am looking forward to caring for your pup, giving them love, and lots of pets and exercise!

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Suzanna BActon, MA

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Hello! My name is Suzanna, and I have always had a passion for dogs. I have a 9-year-old golden retriever and a 9-month-old Zuchon at home, but I love dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages! I’m a first year medical student in Boston and love spending as much time as possible with pups! I am reliable and responsible and would love to care for your furry friend whenever would be helpful for you!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Katie MActon, MA

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“Perseverance and hard work will pay off”

I am 22 years old from the city of Boston. I absolutely love animals, and have always grown up with them. I work with horses and have for at 5+ years now as an assistant barn manager and working student for professional and Olympic riders. I also have owned dogs since the age of 8 and have been learning to train them for several years now. I also have owned 2 cats. All of this experience has given me great knowledge on animals and animal behavior and only increases my love for them.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

About Dog Training in Acton, MA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Are you a fan of the great outdoors? If so, the ideal pooch for you is a dog breed classified in the American Kennel Club’s Sporting Group. Take your pick from pawsome dogs like retrievers, pointers, and spaniels. Take the German Shorthaired Pointer, for example. They’ll keep you moving, but do have a vocal side to them. That’s an innate trait from years gone by. Don’t try to tame it 100%; just teach your dog to not bark on command, and you’ll be all set!

Training Fun Fact #2:

A bored pupster often turns into a destructive one. To keep shoe chewing and pillow destroying at bay, give them substitutes for the habit. Purchase a pooch-approved teething toy with lots of texture or an interactive feeder that keeps them busy working for a snack. Nothing substitutes exercise, however. Stimulating your dog mentally and physically is the number one way to quell boredom.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Who doesn’t love the Disney classic 101 Dalmatians? Talk about a busy household! Every pup, from Penny to Pepper to Lucky, had their unique personalities as do our loveable pooches. Whether rambunctious or quiet and shy, every dog thrives and blossoms with a pet parent who shows kind leadership. Start teaching your dog the basics of obedience to get them on the road to independence. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Acton, MA

Is your buddy barking in excitement for dog training lessons? Get the ball rolling and start checking out the options. Acton dog trainers charge, on average, $150 an hour for in-home training sessions. The fee may change if the trainer has a discount for multiple lessons booked at the same time.


Group obedience is the cat’s meow for dogs who love a busy atmosphere and lots of noisy action. After all, the excitement level is high as every pooch vies for top of the class. In Acton, group classes typically last 4 to 6 weeks and will run around $150 to $225 per course. Once your clever canine has the basics under their belt, they can try their paw at fun extras like agility competition


Of course, your dog is worth every penny. But if you have a budget or a tight schedule, you may want a cost-effective and flexible solution. Acton dog trainers with Wag! can help you out. Not only can you chat in-app and book your first lesson, but this dog training deal is pawssibly the best bargain on the block! Fees are just $60 per one-hour session.

Going Off-Leash in Acton, MA

Acton is much smaller than neighboring Boston, but that doesn’t mean the citizens of this town don’t have an extra big heart for dogs! With a happy and sizeable pup population here, it’s important to be on top of local doggo bylaws. According to the town of Acton, tail-waggers need a dog license and are to be leashed at all times when in public spaces.

Local parks are the place to let Otto burn off energy, and Danehy Dog Park in nearby Cambridge will get the job done! It’s a puptastic off-leash park with paw-lenty of room for dogs of all sizes. Enjoy the fenced-in area with your dog first, and then head out into the rest of this expansive green space to see nature at its best.

Danforth Falls Loop Trail

ticks all the boxes for pooches ready to expand their horizons. It’s a short trail but an exciting one nonetheless. The views are breathtaking, and the opportunity to meander along a creek is the icing on the cake! With opening hours of sunrise to sunset, this beautiful spot is just the place to start or end a day of fun and bonding with your buddy.

Not quite in shape for a hike yet? Work on your furry companion’s stamina and obedience training with an Acton dog trainer, and Otto will be trail-ready before you know it!

Dog Training in Acton, MA

Acton prides itself on the homey atmosphere of the town and the friendliness of its residents. That goes for humans and doggos alike! Acton is a historic district, and with the bustling city of Boston just a short drive away, local pooches have plenty to keep them busy.

Four-leggers living in Acton know they’ve got it good, and you’ll often see these happy mutts working alongside their favorite dog trainers just for fun! What kinds of dogs have stolen the hearts of pet parents in this charming town?

In the spotlight is the always grinning Golden Retriever and in equal measure, the extra furiendly Labrador Retriever. Both dogs are known to be super social and always game to play. On the off chance your retriever is shy and needs to work on people skills, a dog trainer with Wag! is ready to take on the task!

Rounding out the list of top-talent in Acton are the stately German Shepherd and two mini-mutts, the Yorkshire Terrier and the French Bulldog. While the Yorkie and the Frenchie are compact packages of personality, the German Shepherd is typically focussed and looking for a job to do. They love to track and have the prowess to prove it.

Ready to welcome a dog into your domain? Look no further than the Wag! app to book a customized dog training lesson with an Acton dog trainer for your new pooch.