Canine Training Referrals – Manners, Obedience, Behavior

With the goal of training our dogs to be the kind of companions we wish them to be within our families, we offer you the following list of referrals. Please bear in mind that this list reflects a variety of styles and methods on dog training. We do not endorse one individual method over another. We encourage you to make inquiries in to multiple facilities so that you can make an informed decision regarding which trainer is going to be the best match for you and your dog, as long as the chosen method involves positive reinforcement techniques. Please note: Some trainers may give advice beyond behavior that our veterinarians may not agree with (such as recommending a raw food diet). Please consult your veterinarian with any questions that may arise.

Please do not hesitate to approach a Northampton Veterinary Clinic staff member with any questions about this list.

Animal Alliances

Northampton

Caroline Moore

(413) 585-5868

www.animalalliances.com

Canine Head Start

Montague

Elise McMahon

(413)367-0094

www.canineheadstart.com

Group classes, private consultations, Puppy classes

Sandy Meadow Farm

Westfield

Missy Kielbasa

(413) 572-4936

www.sandymeadowfarm.com

Group classes, formal obedience, private consultations, Puppy classes

Exercise Finished

Chicopee

(413) 533-0049

www.exercisefinished.net

Group classes in formal obedience, agility, and Rally-O

Puppy classes

It’s PAWSible Dog Training Center

Westhampton

(413) 527-7364

www.itspawsible.com

Group classes, private consultations,

Puppy classes

K9 Etiquette

South Hadley

Susanne Shaw

(413) 387-4368

www.k9etiquettetraining.com

Group classes, private lessons, consults

Leading the Way

Florence

Shannon Fitzgerald-Mehlman

(413) 559-7011

www.leadingthewaydogtraining.com

Group classes, private lessons, consults, play groups, Puppy classes

Pet Behavior Consulting

Amherst

Elise Gouge

(413) 230-9873

www.petbehaviorconsulting.com

Private in-home, puppy training, reactive dog classes

Paws of Nature Family Dog Training

Westfield
Jill Haley Rose

(413) 642-5442

Private consultations

The Canine Counselor

Susan Miller

(413) 478-8234

In-home dog training and behavior consultations”