Want the best training start for your new puppy or dog?
For Young Puppies, start with these three:
Pass the Puppy Party -- at least one session:
bite inhibition practice, socialization to humans, desensitization to grooming and handling.
Puppy Perfect 6-wk group course:
for an intro to dog training basics while developing your puppy's focus around distractions.
by appointment, in-home or on-locaton, right where you need behavioral problem solving.
For adolescent or adult beginners or adopted dogs:
6-week group course for an economical introduction to basic dog training.
Private Dog Training:
the best solution for behavioral problem solving and aggression, or if your dog simply has gaps in his or her learning and you don't want to review all the basics presented in a group dog training course.
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(617) 966-4240 for assistance. We can't wait to begin our work with you and your dog!
Choose Bette Yip's Picture Perfect Pets!
A Boston area favorite for dog training and pet photography.
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards Winner for Best Trainer from Beantown Tails
2009, 2010, 2011 Readers' Choice Awards "Favorite" for Best Pet Photographer from Beantown Tails
Boston.com's A-LIST 2010,2011, 2012 - 3rd Place in Best Dog Training
Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2006 for Best Pet Training School
Training & behavior modification for dogs of all ages.
Group dog training classes at Pawwtopia's Doggie Day Camp in Arlington, MA.
Private, in-home dog training by appointment throughout Greater Boston.
Even before your new puppy or adopted dog joins your home, it’s a great time to reflect upon the influence early dog training can have in shaping a relationship that’s safe, loving and peaceful for both human family members and pets. Don't wait until your new puppy or adopted dog develops bad habits to break! Start your training right away! Preventative training is much easier. Still, it's never too late to learn, so if you need help with behavioral problem solving, we offer that, too.
Picture Perfect Pets specializes in tailoring your perfect mix of private dog training lessons in home or on location and group dog training courses (held at one of two locations: Pawwtopia's Doggie Day Camp, 5 Forest St, Arlington, MA or The Dirty Doodle, 143 Main St, Reading, MA) to help your pet learn the skills needed to fit seamlessly into your chosen lifestyle, whether you're an active person who loves to hike and jog, a "couch potato" who loves to snuggle and relax or a family needing help creating harmony in a household with both kids and dogs.
Visit the dog training tab of this site to learn why Picture Perfect Pets has become one of the Boston area's favorite positive reinforcement and "clicker" based dog training programs. Feel free to explore our treasure trove of helpful dog training tips and training triumphs in that section, too.
Please note: Although use of a clicker in the beginning of your dog training program is highly recommended, an appropriate verbal reward marker may be used instead--just ask us for details. We do NOT use prong or choke collars in classes. If you need help choosing a dog-friendly pull-management tool, please ask.
Whether you have a new puppy, or an adolescent or adult dog that needs a review of (or introduction to) the basics, we have small group dog training classes (maximum 6 dogs) and private dog training options to help you reach your goals.
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If you are considering in home dog training, below are some of the locations within the Boston area that we can travel to. Travel surcharge may apply to some locations. Contact Bette for details!
If your town or city isn't mentioned here, feel free to contact Bette to inquire about dog training services in your area!
Bette Yip also offers fine pet & family portrait photography. As the saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Click over to her portrait photography portfolio, and let the images speak for themselves.
Bette Yip - Picture Perfect Pets Dog Training & Pet Photography
Located in Arlington, MA & Reading, MA | Serving the entire Boston area!