“Most of the dogs in the class were very enthusiastic jumpers. I found the time we spent on having a knowing adult (one of the instructors or assistants) approach the dogs and working on less bouncy greetings was very useful, as this is the most frustrating part of taking my dog out in public.” – Margaret & Georgia
“Sue was fantastic. I’d recommend her classes to anyone. She does a great job personifying the attitude that training can be fun. I loved her concept of ‘help your dog out.’ It sounds so simple and obvious, but it really has transformed my approach. Sue would sometimes demonstrate what she wanted with one of the dogs, but she mostly worked with the owners. She clearly was training us. I loved that the classes were varied in terms of games/exercises. I also loved that Sue frequently asked us if there was anything in particular that we wanted to work on. She was fantastic!” – Mike & Mannie
* 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.
All dogs attending classes at the North Andover location must be up-to-date on their kennel cough vaccine due to this being a dog daycare and boarding facility. You will be asked to provide proof of this vaccine prior to the start of your class. 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. 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