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Jennifer CNewton, MA

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“Where your pets are my family”

I have worked in an animal shelter for about five years. I have also walked and provided pet sitting services within my own business. I have experience with training basic skills for dogs. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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

Amanda BNewton, MA

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Everyone that knows me know that I am the dog lady. I've had dog as part of y family for years, I always volunteer to help other dog owners, and I donate to local shelters often. No one loves dogs more than me and I have dedicated my time to learning more and more about our four legged friends. I take care of each like they were my own and give them just as much love!

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Nina BNewton, 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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Kayla CNewton, MA

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I have been working in the pet care industry for approximately seven years now. I managed a daycare and pet boarding facility for four years and prior to that, I was a Kennel Supervisor for two years with a facility located in New Hampshire. More recently, I have worked as a Vet Tech in a general practice and emergency setting, as well as with a local animal shelter. Working as a Vet Tech has provided me with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and hands on experience of the medical aspect involved in providing care to both canines and felines. I have aspired to work with animals since I was a child and have always had a true passion toward them. I have years of experience in a canine pack environment, as well as one on one with most dog breeds. I also have personal experience, as I have two rescue dogs of my own. I feel this is very important when dealing with a client's pet, as it provides the assurance that their pet is in good hands. In addition to dogs, I have grown up living with cats my whole life. I also have worked with cats in both shelter and veterinary settings. From a ferrel cat to a lap cat, I have experienced both, yet love them all the same! I can confidently medicate any animal if necessary, including pilling to providing insulin injections. My main focus is currently working in the animal care field and furthering my education with my CVT. I absolutely love working in an environment where the focus is caring for animals. My ultimate goal is to own a rescue some day. I feel as though my passion for animals and my prior experience would be a great match for you and your pet! I look forward to hearing from you regarding your furry family members' needs!

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Sarah CNewton, MA

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My name is Sarah. I have a degree in Animal Care and have always had pets of my own. I cannot wait to to help you in anyway with your pets.

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Victoria PNewton, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jeana KNewton, MA

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Hello! I’m an outgoing,responsible,dog loving woman with 2 dogs of our own.Ive been walking dogs for over a year now, and usually have walks daily on my schedule. With a back ground in basic obedience training and leash walking definitely connect with dogs and horses!i love getting out in the fresh air and giving your dog the same attention i give my own. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and your dogs and getting the chance to let them out, take them for a walk, or even a jog!

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

Hannah CNewton, MA

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“Need Training, Exercise, Snuggles? You need me!”

Hi! My name is Hannah and I’m able to walk, sit, board, and do basic training for dogs in the Boston area. I have two large fur babies of my own and know what it’s like if your dogs don’t get enough exercise for the day! I’ve been walking dogs since I was a kid and I actually work with non domestic animals as my full time gig when I’m not with dogs. You could say animals are my thing! I can’t wait to meet and have fun with your furry loved one!

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

Ella JNewton, MA

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Hi, I’m Ella! I am currently living and going to school in the Boston area. I have a Miniature Poodle, Sophie, and a Golden Retriever, Bentley who are best friends! I have been pet sitting in my neighborhood for the last 5 years, and have experience with small and large breeds! I’m very active with my dogs when I’m at home, and am excited to spend time with other people’s dogs between my coursework!

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Jisela GNewton, MA

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Hello paw friends! My name is Jisela and I am a 20 year old college student who, lucky for you, loves doggies of all shapes and sizes. You can be rest assured that your sweet pup will be taken good care of while in my hands.

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About Dog Training in Newton, MA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Charlie was the most popular dog name in Newton, MA in 2019. Bella, Lucy, Lily, and Maggie round out the top 5 dog names in Newton. Did you know it only takes 1 to 3 weeks to train your dog to know their name? But what’s in a name? Can dogs remember their names? It’s complicated, but for the most part, the answer is yes. When your doggo pricks up their ears upon hearing their name, they’re also responding to your body language and tone of voice.

Training Fun Fact #2:

To play at the City of Newton’s off-leash dog parks, all dogs need an off-leash permit. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive a medallion, which must be attached to your dog’s collar. But some dogs simply don’t like wearing collars. Fortunately, training your dog to accept a collar will only take a few days. It’s just a matter of getting used to it. Make sure the collar is snug, but not too tight. Fit the collar in a safe place, like your living room. If you find your pup tries to wriggle out of it, ignore them — you don’t want to reward bad behavior with your attention, after all.

Training Fun Fact #3:

While Newton has all the provisions your pet needs, you’ll probably want to make the short drive to Boston from time to time. The Cradle of Liberty has some unmissable dog-friendly attractions your pooch is sure to love. Got a wiggly woofer who won’t sit still on car rides, or an anxious pup who sulks the whole drive? One trick for training your dog to like car rides is to create a positive association. You might want to feed your dog a meal by your (parked) car, or play their favorite game in the back seat. The key is overcoming their fear. Keep working at it, and soon enough, Tucker will be begging to go for a drive!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Newton, MA

How much does dog training cost in Newton, MA? Some Newton dog training facilities offer on-site sessions for an hourly rate of $125 on average. In-home training packages with multiple sessions and other resources are the most common offering. Prices range from $500 to $1,400 for bundles of 3 to 6 in-home sessions. Additional consultation fees of up to $150 may apply.

The cost of group training classes in Newton, MA varies depending on your dog’s age and training needs. Puppy training classes run from $120 to $200 for courses lasting between 4 and 5 weeks. Obedience classes cost $225 on average. Keep in mind these classes are tiered, which means you’ll have to attend the beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes to complete your pup’s training.

Specialty courses on behavior modification will set you back about $375. Some courses may have prerequisites, which means you’ll have to complete other classes at the facility to be eligible for enrollment. Board-and-train is another option, albeit it an expensive one. Expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $2,000 for a boarding and training program lasting between 1 and 4 weeks.

As you can see, these Newton dog training options cost a pretty penny! And sure, your pup is worth every red cent — no doubt about that. Looking for a more budget-friendly option? You’ve found it. For just $60 per hour, you can book a session with a Newton, MA dog training professional on the Wag! app.

This affordable alternative puts you in full control of every part of your dog’s training regimen. You choose the date, time, and place of Spot’s training sessions. If you have any questions or just want to discuss your training needs, ping your preferred trainer through the in-app messaging system. Then, all that’s left to do is get to work!

Going Off-Leash in Newton, MA

Whether Lassie’s learning obedience basics, socialization skills, or canine sports like agility and , there’s no better place to show off than the dog park. You’ll find a handful of off-leash dog parks in Newton, MA where you can play the day away. The rules are pretty standard. Make sure your dog has a license, off-leash permit, and proof of current vaccinations. Supervise your pup and pick up their waste. Finally, all dogs must respond to their owners’ voice commands. If your mutt hasn’t quite mastered the art of listening, connect with a Newton, MA dog trainer before your off-leash adventure.

The Old Cold Spring Dog Park is a popular spot for local and visiting hounds alike. Part of this off-leash zone is unfenced, so good recall skills are essential. McGrath Dog Park is a terrific spot for dogs who play well with other puppers of all shapes and sizes. (In other words, there aren’t separate areas for large and small breeds.)

Dog Training in Newton, MA

Got a badly behaved pooch who just won’t cooperate? Could your adolescent dog use some help learning good manners? Or is your canine competitor ready to learn some exhilarating games like agility and treibball? No matter your training needs, Newton, MA dog training professionals on the Wag! app are waiting to lend a hand.

How did local dog trainers on the platform get their start? Most of them grew up with beloved family dogs and went on to rescue and foster pooches in need. The pet caregivers on the Wag! app have a wide variety of backgrounds and experience working with different breeds.

And what breeds would those be? The French Bulldog is a frontrunner on the list of most popular dog breeds in Newton, MA. These little lap dogs love their families endlessly and want nothing more than to please their people. This breed trait really comes in handy during training! You’ll want to start obedience training your French Bulldog puppy as soon as possible. (They’re notorious chewers.)

The Boxer is also one of the most popular breeds in greater Boston. Agile and intelligent, the Boxer is every bit as majestic as they are energetic. They could run and play all day if you’d let them! Provide at least an hour and a half of exercise per day and a firm but positive approach to training. They’ll learn commands quickly, but their sharp minds mean they get bored easily. Spice things up with different activities for Boxers to keep boredom at bay.

Even the most trainable breeds could use a little help sometimes. No matter your dog’s temperament or training needs, Newton, MA dog trainers on the Wag! app just might be the perfect match! Download the app today, find a trainer near you, and work together to create a fully customized training plan.