“Thank you so much for all of your kindness and support in working with Zelda. The past two times we’ve left from seeing you guys we have both felt so thrilled and so much more comfortable and confident than we did at the beginning of this whole process. It’s awesome and we’re excited.” – Chelsea & Zelda
“Because my puppy Otis needed more training (he was and still is a very energetic, zany pit bull), I decided to take private lessons with Mary Ann. I found this to be a terrific way to zero in on specific issues that I was having with him while building on the foundation from puppy classes. Mary Ann temporarily became my therapist as I tried to analyze what I could do better and how I could outwit Otis. We talked about dog breeds, books on dog training, how to work with a clicker (yes, it really is effective): I could and did ask anything and everything. We worked inside and out, on and off leash; we had other dogs come into the room for Otis to meet appropriately. These classes were invaluable, all because Mary Ann is super: compassionate, intelligent, easy going, and fun.” – Susan T., PhD & Otis the Pit Bull
* Full Classes & Wait Lists *
If you would like to be added to a ‘Wait List’ in the event that a full class has a cancellation, please complete your Registration form and indicate in the last block the class you are interested in taking and that you wish to be wait listed. Please be sure to include daytime phone numbers as we may need to reach you last minute.
We require any dog attending class to be free from contagious disease and parasites, up to date on their rabies vaccine and current on all other vaccines per their veterinarian’s recommendation. Should your dog show symptoms of illness (such as coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme lethargy or lack of appetite) within 48 hours of your class, please leave him/her at home to avoid spreading anything to your classmates’ dogs. Even if your dog is unable to attend class, you can still come to see the material presented and potentially ‘borrow’ the Instructor’s demo dog. This will allow you to keep up with the exercises and jump right back in once your dog is feeling better.
**Message from the Training Coordinators**
Thank you for considering the MSPCA to help you accomplish your dog training goals. If you did not find the class you hoped for on this site, please contact us to let us know what you would like to learn with your dog. Our goal is to help you have fun while learning with your dear dog and we are happy to add new classes or bring back past ones based on the demand from our students.
For more information:
Phone: 978-687-7453 Ext. 6121
Training Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: Office Closed
Sunday: Office Closed