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Dog Training and Behavior Services

Your dog can be a loyal companion, a well-mannered pet and yes, a pleasure to have in your home – even if that seems impossible right now! With proper dog behavior and training, you and your pet can live happily and harmoniously together.

Whether you’re looking for puppy training to build good habits from the start or need help in addressing dog behavior concerns, like aggression and barking, Master Trainer Elise Gouge and her assistant trainers offer many helpful services for dogs!

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Puppy Training

Our Puppy Boarding School is a board and train program designed to help get puppies off to a great start.  Have a puppy but no time to deal with mouthing and crate training?  Your puppy can stay in the home of one of our trainers and receive focused personal attention to set up a good behavioral foundation, so she can grow up to be a wonderful companion.  Our trainers can begin addressing on all the typical puppy problems such as housetraining and puppy mouthing, training on foundation behaviors such as leash walking and leave it, and providing lots of socialization opportunities!  This program is for puppies 8 weeks old through 6 months of age.  Length of stay is completely customizable to your needs.  If your puppy will be with us longer than one week, they’ll get 1-2 nights home with you per week so you can continue to bond.

We also offer in-home lessons and group classes for puppies and adolescents.

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Private Obedience Training

From the very basics like walking nicely on a leash and not jumping on visitors to more specific dog training like coming when called or not barking when the doorbell rings, dog obedience training provides valuable skills to your pet. And you’ll benefit from your dog’s great manners.

We have many options from training your dog while you’re off at work or with the kids or doing lessons with you and the dog.

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Behavior Issues with Dogs or Cats

services for dogsAre you struggling with behavior issues and problems with your pet that you just don’t know how to handle? A behavior consultation is exactly where you need to start.

It’s perfect for issues including house-soiling, aggressive behavior, separation anxiety, barking at strangers, other dogs or cars, cat chasing, or compulsive behavior like chasing shadows… and these are just a few examples.

Your two-hour, in-home consultation comes with a comprehensive behavior modification plan complete with private video links, handouts, and customized recommendations to help you and your pet.

You can restore harmony to your home – and it starts here.

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Canine Good Citizen Testing

Interested in getting your dog the title of Canine Good Citizen through the American Kennel Club? Need a CGC for home insurance? Elise is a licensed CGC evaluator and can help you succeed with your dog in this awesome program. Elise is also available to test groups of dogs for classes, breed rescue events or other kennel club events.

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Phone Consultations

Whether you live near or far, we’re here for you. Book a telephone consultation with Elise Gouge, master trainer, or one of her skilled assistant trainers, and get help from anywhere in the world. After completing a comprehensive assessment, you’ll receive a personal, supportive and completely non-judgmental one-hour phone consultation to help you understand what’s going on with your dog and what to do next.

It’s convenient, easy, and the next best thing to being in the room with Elise.

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Dog Boarding Services

Going away for a night, a few days or maybe a few weeks? Reward your canine companion with its own vacation at Chez Elise! Your dog will enjoy fantastic amenities and all sorts of fun activities during his stay at Ferry Hill Farm in Granby, MA.

You can even sneak in a little training for your pet while you’re away!

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