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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

 

- Author Unknown      

 

 

 

EVALUATION CONSULTATION $125 (price may vary based on distance)

 

The Greater Boston Dog Training Evaluation is hands on, and the best way to give you an honest assessment and figure out the program that works best for you and your dog. A typical evaluation is 1.5 hours of our undivided attention for the purpose of meeting your puppy or dog in their own environment where they are more likely to exhibit the behaviors that are causing concerns. We'll discuss your needs, wants, and goals for training, and devise a plan to achieve success, teaching you tips and tricks for addressing high priority issues. Often common problem behaviors stem from a lack of leadership, exercise, discipline, and affection given at the wrong times. Additionally, simply providing a constructive outlet for their energy like obedience training can solve many issues alone. Often owners are amazed to see a marked improvement in their dog after just a single session.

 

We will be providing you with a wealth of valuable information! We encourage you to take notes in all of these wonderful sessions!

 

Note:  All of the programs that are classified as "Obedience Training" will cover all of the following issues, plus more!

Chewing, Coprophagia, Digging, Excessive Barking, Biting, etc. If you have any specific problem behaviors that you need addressed, please bring that to the attention of Zephyr during your initial evaluation consultation session. Zephyr has worked with many dogs over the years, and more than likely has addressed just about every issue that dogs are known to wrestle with.

 

 

HOUSE-BREAKING $100 (ONE-TIME SESSION)

 

Housetraining Or housebreaking is really a broad term for conditioning your dog's expectations of his own behavior in the home. The main thing to acknowledge and accept is that this is a process that takes place over time and changes as your dog grows both physically and developmentally. There are multiple aspects of this process, the first and most pressing being Potty Training, the two main methods of this being Crate Training or Pee Pad Training. These methods are fundamentally different. Your method should ideally be chosen in advance of the pup or dog entering your home. Commonly when the dog starts to understand the process is generally when the humans begin to make mistakes; learn proven methods, tips, tricks and that stand the tests of time.

 

 

SOCIALIZING & DESENSITIZING

 

Dog socializing begins with mom and litter mates and it's important part of development that should be continued as much as possible with other puppies and dogs that you know are up to date with vaccines in a controlled environment. Part of understanding your dogs interactions is recognizing a primal drive that dogs have for hierarchy, by natural selection they are either a leader or a follower, and all are opportunists. Greater Boston Dog Training teaches you how to safely introduce, meet and greet other puppies, dogs and people, specifically veterinarians and groomers will appreciate it, but it shouldn't end there. One of main keys to creating a well balanced dog is familiarity, and positive interactions with various stimuli prior to 5- 6 months old. Most older dogs can be rehabilitated through a more lengthy process and we'll teach you how to work with the temperament of your adult dog.

 

 

IMPRINTING / INTRO TO LOOSE LEASH WALKING

 

This is a program specifically designed for first time dog owners however long time dog owners will also benefit from Zephyr's expertise. The fact of the matter is, your puppy is learning from every interaction whether your intentionally training him or unintentionally the one being trained. Greater Boston Dog Training will help you to stay a step ahead of your pup while intelligently and effortlessly planting seeds for future behavior, etiquette and obedience training. Ideally, training in this format starts the day the pup enters the home. Lucky for us they live in the moment and therefore even if his introduction to life in your home has been less than perfect we can help you turn it around.

 

 

CUSTOM DOG TRAINING (SPECIFIC NEEDS & VIP PUPPY)

 

This program was designed by Zephyr to give your best friend a running start in your busy life, often those in need of an emotional support dog, busy professionals, celebrities, and professional athlete's find it makes the most sense to take advantage our custom programs. Greater Boston Dog Training will guide you through the process, from helping you select the right breed and temperament for your family, finding the breeder, initial procurement of the pup for boarding and training and hand delivery with on location owner training. Custom programs are just that, we'll be as involved as you need us to be with the process. We also do offer this type of extra intensive training for young or adult dogs as well. This is our most intensive Program and sets owners up for success from the day your new family member enters or re-enters your home. The average custom program is 8 weeks, however with particular breeds and temperaments, it may be necessary to extend training time. The commands for these programs usually go beyond the basics and are tailored specifically for your needs.

 

 

PUPPY BEHAVIOR & ETIQUETTE

 

Often puppy behavior problems can be addressed in a single session, just like on the Dog Whisperer. Puppies with more serious issues for example separation anxiety, shyness, aggression require multiple sessions or may be a good candidate for boarding and training. All pups and owners will benefit from Greater Boston Dog Training Obedience Programs because teaching the right things from day 1 gives your dog a constructive outlet for their energy. Behavior problems are usually the symptoms of the greater problems like boredom, lack of leadership and pack structure. Zephyr has extensive knowledge of dog behavior and knows that the best way to love your dog, is to lead your dog and will help you achieve the role of pack leader. You will gain a new understanding of how to communicate with your dog. Zephyr applies balanced methods that will appeal to the common sense of both you and your dog.

 

 

PUPPY OBEDIENCE CLASSES


(All puppy obedience programs also address issues such as jumping, chewing, nipping etc.)
 

Greater Boston Dog Training believes in the power of private lessons which ensures you to get the most guidance out of each obedience session. Some feel lost with the distractions of a group setting, some just need or prefer the benefit of the undivided attention, expertise and we give you to train your own dog. Keep in mind training is a process and we are building a expectations for future behavior. Every puppy and family is different, therefore we will suggest programs based on needs, wants and goals.
 

Basic Puppy Obedience

6 commands on a 5ft lead... Hand signals and verbal
HEEL, AUTOMATIC SIT, SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME.
 

Intermediate Puppy Obedience

12 commands on a 5ft lead... Hand signals and verbal
HEEL, AUTOMATIC SIT, SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME, DOWN STAY, DROP IT, LEAVE IT, KENNEL, PLACE, OK
 

Advanced Puppy Obedience

Advanced Puppy Obedience: 12 commands on a 20 ft lead....Hand signals and verbal commands

Please
Note: Off Leash e-collar obedience training is available only only after completing our long leash program.

 

 

 

Too busy? Don't have the patience? Zephyr is here for you!

 

 

 

PUPPY BOARDING & TRAINING PROGRAMS

 

All puppies must be up to date on vaccines as well as monthly's (heartworm + flea & tick).
Just bring their food, we'll supply the bowls.

 

 

Puppy Potty Training + Basic

Includes 1 month focused on your preference of either crate or pee pad training, in addition we will be working on 6 basic obedience commands on a 5ft leash
 

Puppy Basic Obedience

1 week of intensive puppy training 6 commands on a 5ft leash 
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT
 

Puppy Intermediate Obedience

2 weeks of intensive puppy training 12 commands on a 5ft leash
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT
 

Puppy Advanced Obedience

3 weeks of intensive puppy training 12 commands on a 20ft leash 
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT
 

Puppy Off Leash Obedience

4 weeks of intensive puppy training 12 commands off leash. This program comes with a dogtra brand e-collar 
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT

 

 

ELECTRONIC COLLAR TRAINING

 

A note on e-collars: A wonderful tool when used properly that gives us the ability to reach out at great distances and communicate with your dog, possibly prevent a tragedy or save your dog's life. They can be used in a multitude of ways for training and behavior modification. Some trainers will teach e-collar obedience without prior training which is like building a high rise with no foundation! We introduce the e-collar in a very specific way for obedience and like to think of its use as more of an insurance in the event you need it.

(All Boarding & Training programs come with Owner Training upon transfer of the dog back to owner or handler and are entitled to a follow up at the home, free if used within a month of your dog returning home!)

 

 

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING

(Dog obedience programs also address dog behavior problems like jumping, chewing, digging, nipping etc.)
 

Greater Boston Dog Training believes in the power of private lessons which ensures you to get the most out of each obedience session. Some feel lost with the distractions of a group setting, some just need or prefer the benefit of the undivided attention, expertise and guidance we give you to help you train your own dog. You will see a change in your dog even after just one session. Keep in mind training begins the process of lifetime conditioning, we are building expectations for future behavior. Every dog and family is different, therefore we will suggest programs based on needs, wants and goals.
 

Basic Dog Obedience

6 commands on a 5ft lead. Hand signals and verbal
HEEL, AUTOMATIC SIT, SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME.
 

Intermediate Dog Obedience

12 commands on a 5ft lead... Hand signals and verbal
HEEL, AUTOMATIC SIT, SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME, DOWN,  STAY, DROP IT, LEAVE IT, KENNEL, PLACE, OK
 

Advanced Dog Obedience

12 commands on 20ft lead... Hand signals and verbal
 

Off Leash e-collar obedience training is available only after completing our long leash program

 

 

 

Dog out of control? Going on vacation

and have to board? Zephyr is here for you!

 

DOG BOARDING & TRAINING PROGRAMS

All dogs must be up to date on vaccines as well as monthly's (heartworm + flea & tick)
Just bring their food, we'll supply the bowls.
 

Basic Obedience

1 week of intensive dog training 6 commands on a 5ft leash
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT,
 

Intermediate Obedience

2 weeks of intensive dog training 12 commands on a 5ft leash
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT
 

Advanced Obedience

3 weeks of intensive dog training 12 commands on a 20ft leash
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT
 

Off Leash Basic Obedience

4 weeks of intensive dog training 12 commands off leash. This program comes with a dogtra.com brand e-collar
HEEL, AUTO-SIT, STAY, COME, DOWN, SIT, OK, RELEASE, KENNEL, PLACE, DROP IT, LEAVE IT
 

(All Boarding & Training programs come with Owner Training upon transfer of the dog back to owner or handler and are entitled to a follow up at the home, free if used within a month of your dog returning home!)

 

 

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

 

Whether you have just rescued a new dog with issues or have had ongoing problems for years, don't be discouraged! Dogs live in the moment, and if we change what we're doing, they'll change what their doing. Greater Boston Dog Training will help you recognize what you may be unknowingly doing that adds to or creates unwanted dog behavior. We often find dog owners learn to accept inappropriate behavior or work around it, putting the dog away when company comes over or seeing another dog on your walk and immediately heading the other way for fear of a scene! Maybe your dog steals food from the counter, barks excessively, or jumps on you and company. Perhaps your dealing with the other end of the spectrum with a dog that's exhibiting shyness, fear aggression, or separation anxiety? Whatever the case may be we'll help you problem solve and create the kind of companion you desire. Some issues can be addressed in a single session like leash pulling.

 

 

SEPARATION ANXIETY

 

Living with separation anxiety in dogs can be an extremely challenging undertaking and is potentially emotionally and physically draining on both the owner and the dog. This trait can crop up in any breed but tends plague some breeds more than others and can range from dog behavior problems like excessive barking, destructive dog behaviors like chewing furniture, pulling down window treatments and scratching doors, to urinating and defecating multiple times during the separation frenzy. Often times one thing and sometimes it's all the above. If your dealing with any of these issues call Zephyr for assistance.
 

 

DOG AGGRESSION

 

Aggression in dogs can come in many forms for example; resource guarding, fear aggression, dog aggression, human aggression, territorial aggression, even play aggression etc. These behaviors left unchecked have a tendency to get worse. Do you find yourself putting your dog away when company comes over, or avoiding people and other dogs on walks? Maybe at this point you've just stopped walking your dog altogether, we can help, call Greater Boston Dog Training for an initial evaluation session if you have concerns about your dogs behavior, we'll assess what's going and help you turn it around, Your dog may be a good candidate for boarding and training.
 

 

TRASH CAN RAIDING

 

Smart dogs will quickly figure out that raiding the garbage is a self rewarding behavior. One of the hardest types of behaviors to catch because most dogs only do this frustrating action when no one is around to stop it. If your dog is taking advantage of you when no one is looking, call Greater Boston Dog Training for peace of mind.
 

 

 

In most cases Zephyr will be able to teach you how to walk your dog properly in just one session. The importance of hierarchy on the walk is the foundation and sets the tone for your relationship with your dog, a new understanding will help you transform a simple activity that can be a otherwise stressful into an enjoyable bonding time for you and your dog. Even if your dog has been pulling you around for years, we can teach old dogs new tricks. Don't waist your time and money on harnesses, no pull harnesses, gentle leaders and snoot loops, call Zephyr today for a life changing session!

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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