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Especially for Pets is pleased to offer a variety of classes and services to suit the varying needs and wants of our clients. If you have recently welcomed a new puppy into your family, adopted an adult dog from a shelter, or have had your dog for years, our Dog Training Program offers a wide variety of options from which to choose. Our curriculum includes introductory classes, sport classes and competition classes. In addition to an ongoing multi-session course list, we offer specialty workshops on a variety of topics.

We offer quality classes and workshops at all eight Especially for Pets locations. Our Dog Training Academy in Sudbury is the hub of all things related to training. Anti-fatigue, one half-inch thick matting covers the entire 2,200 square foot Academy space and reduces the amount of stress on a dog's joints, back and muscles, as well as protects the joints of their human caretakers. The Academy boasts a completely enclosed space to provide a safe environment for off-leash training. Also included is a wide expanse of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, a necessity for competition training. Our Dog Training Academy is staffed by experienced instructors who are well respected in their field and the classes they teach reflect their specific areas of expertise.

To provide convenience for all of our clients, the other six Especially for Pets' locations serve as satellite facilities. These locations offer Puppy Kindergarten, Graduate Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. A number of specialty workshops and seminars are offered as well. Our satellite locations also staff experienced instructors who are well respected in their field as well. All of our instructors are certified by The American Kennel Club as S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluators. Classes at these locations provide the same, high-quality instruction offered at our Dog Training Academy, while servicing the local communities. Every Especially for Pets location has designated training spaces with matted flooring; Medway, Newton, Shrewsbury and Westborough locations have separate Training rooms.

The training instructors at Especially for Pets base their classes on positive reinforcement and motivational techniques which makes training fun for both you and your dog. This creates a much happier and more willing dog who will bond more easily with his family. The goal of our instructors is to enable owners to develop a deeper understanding and stronger relationship with their dog. They emphasize communication as the key to successful training. Their training methods along with their vast experience will provide you and your dog with a rewarding learning experience.

Take a look and see what we have to offer. We are always adding new classes and workshops to our program. If you are looking for a specific class that is not on the schedule, please call to inquire about upcoming dates or to be put on a wait list. Your dog will thank you!