Group Classes & Seminars

Group classes & seminars are held at Ferry Hill Farm in our fenced in fields as well as our indoor training room.

Instructor: Elise Gouge, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA

Join us for a weekly class working on you and your dog's skills to handle environmental triggers such as dogs and strangers. This class goes by month by month. After a consultation with Elise, you can sign up for as many months as you like. Have a vacation of holiday plans? No problem, skip that month can join us the next. The month by month set-up ensures that you can come as long as you need to get the practice and skills you and your dog need, without breaking the bank or requiring a huge commitment.

Class format includes relaxation and massage work, focus exercises, impulse control, exposure to triggers in a safe, successful manner, and more.

Duration of class: month by month
Cost: $30/per class, paid monthly at the start of the month
Date & Time: Mondays at 6pm; Mondays at 7:15pm
Prerequisites: Consultation with Elise

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Finished Foundations and ready for the next step? Time for Foundations 2! This class builds on the previous one and uses those building blocks to teach more useful skills. We'll continue to practice leash walking, impulse control, and the rest--but also add more advanced work on stay, go to your mat, coming when called, polite greetings, and other important behaviors. Continue your dog's education with 6 more weeks of the core curriculum!  

Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150
Date & Time: Tuesday at 6:45pm, new class starting January 8th, 2019

Prerequisites: None

Can't make the next series? We will have Foundations starting on April 23, July 23, October 15, 2019

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Starting at $2,500 for two weeks

Double-up the fun with the ultimate in dog boarding services. Whether you’re away or on a staycation, gift your pet with a fun training camp – and when you return, you’ll be pleased to see how well mannered your dog has become.

Your dog’s training plan will be completely customized to your needs. We can tackle anything from basic to advanced obedience or work on resolving car chasing, barking at the door, and more! Just tell us what you’d like, and get ready to see your dog become the companion you’ve always wanted.

First, here are some quick facts about our Board and Train option:

  • Your dog enjoys up to 4 hours of interactive exercise each and every day, including hiking, playing fetch, swimming and more.
  • Every interaction your dog has with the training team positively supports its continued learning and skill building.
  • Your board and train package includes an owner transition lesson, where we show you everything you need to know to keep things going smoothly at home. You’ll also receive a step-by-step manual that includes command names and descriptions.

It’s everything you need to maximize your dog’s boarding time with full peace of mind! Our Board and Train packages start at $2,500 for a two week intensive program.

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Just want a few lessons or staying less than two weeks? Let us know. You can opt for regular dog boarding plus just a few obedience or dog training lessons as needed.


Booking a mini-vacation and need dog boarding for a short time? Going away for a longer period and want your dog to board with us for an extended time? Reward your dog with his own vacation at Ferry Hill Farm! Here are some of the amenities your pet will enjoy:

  • For starters, the property is 18 private, wooded acres for romping and playing.  Dogs can always enjoy off-leash playtime and hikes, regardless of the weather. Your pet needs to expend his energy!
  • Additionally, for on-leash-only canine companions, the Farm offers several large, fenced-in yards for playtime sessions.
  • The Farm is a puppy-proofed home designed for safety and FUN.
  • Dogs are never left alone for more than 6 hours, so they’ll always feel surrounded and accompanied.  Also, if your dog is a puppy or senior pet, we’ll always give him the extra tending he needs.
  • Additionally, your dog will enjoy daily seasonal treats tucked inside fun and challenging Kong toys. Summertime treats include frozen yogurt and berries. Then, October brings pumpkin and peanut butter. And in November, your dog enjoys turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!
  • Special guests enjoy cozy crates or pens with thick blankets or cooling mats, dog-appeasing pheromone scents and gentle Through a Dog’s Ear CD music. Possibly the best night’s sleep ever!
  • Your dog is boarding with an experienced dog behavior consultant & trainer with a background in routine and emergency veterinary technician skills, and assistant trainers are also certified in pet first aid and CPR.
  • Facility is located just 25 minutes from a local emergency hospital for your full peace of mind.
  • Ferry Hill Farm is fully endorsed by licensed veterinarians and is also fully bonded and insured.
  • Crates, food bowls and toys are always provided for your dog so it’s easy and convenient! Thus, all you need to bring is your pet’s preferred food.

We also always offer homemade, healthy and tasty enrichment treats, pheromone scents to help reduce anxiety, and music scientifically proven as enjoyable for dogs…all at no extra charge It’s all in the peaceful setting of the home of an experienced behavior expert and in the constant, pleasant company of happy, social dogs.

So, what more could you want for your pet? Your canine companion will enjoy every luxury of the modern dog world for just $55 per night.

Ready to make a reservation? It’s easy. Just click the button below to fill out our easy booking form. Then, you’ll be all set!

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Want to contact us with questions?  Click here to get in touch. We’ll answer any questions you have!

Instructor: Connor Grenier, CPDT-KA

Is your dog a good citizen? Show everyone that they have the manners to be polite and respectful while out and about by earning their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title! The CGC is a 10 item test designed to evaluate your dog in a variety of real life situations, such as loose leash walking and greeting a friendly stranger.  Any dog can be a CGC, and passing the test grants them a title certificate from the American Kennel Club.  Our CGC class is designed to help you prepare for the test.  This class is appropriate for dogs who already have a good grasp of basic obedience and are ready to put it to use!

Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150 (includes test fee*)
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, 2/27/19 at 6pm
Prerequisites: Basic obedience with Connor or an approved trainer

*If your dog is not already registered with the AKC, there will be an additional fee of $19 to submit the Canine Partners form along with their CGC application.

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Starting at $215

(located in Granby, MA at our office)

Have you seen any of these concerns with your cat?

  • Not using the litterbox and instead urinating or defecating in plant beds, laundry baskets, the tub, the closet or other creative places.
  • Fighting with another one of your cats.
  • Behaving aggressively when you try to brush or pet your cat.
  • Excessive meowing or vocalization during the night.
  • Behaving aggressively over food.

In-home Option

Cat behavior consultations are carried out in your home, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. In-home consultations are $265.

Phone Consultations

Live too far away for an in-home cat behavior consultation? That’s ok! We provide video-chat and phone consultations for our long-distance feline friends. Initial call is $215 and follow-ups are prorated at hourly rate of $105.

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Curious about agility, nosework, lure coursing, competition obedience or other dog sports? This 6 week course will introduce you to the wide variety of sports out there and help prepare your dog with the necessary foundations to succeed!

Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150
Date & Time: Wednesday at 6pm, new class starting June 12, 2019

Prerequisites: Foundations I

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There's a lot more to having a well-trained dog than teaching them to sit.  This 6 week course focuses on the foundation skills that make up the base of all future training: teaching your dog to pay attention to you, develop impulse control, and calm down when you ask them to.  We all want a dog that can wait politely instead of stealing food off the coffee table, calmly sit instead of knocking your visitors down, and walk nicely on a leash--to get there, work on your foundations!  Foundations teaches you and your dog how to communicate and work together, making learning any other cue so much easier.  (And yes, we'll still teach them to sit!)

Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150
Date & Time: Tuesday at 5:30 pm, new class starting January 8th, 2019

Prerequisites: None

Can't make the next series? We will have Foundations starting on February 26, April 23, June 11, July 23, September 3, October 15 and November 26, 2019

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Group puppy training provides puppies, ages 7 to 16 weeks, with the benefit of socialization and foundation training. Affordable, convenient and an absolute must for all young pups!

Group Puppy Training classes include:

  • sitting for polite greetings
  • playing with other puppies
  • being comfortable with handling (nail trims, ear medication, etc.)
  • walking nicely on leash
  • ...and more!

Ready to get started?

Visit the Group Classes page to see a complete list and schedule of classes.

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Rally Obedience is a super fun way to work on obedience after you and your dog have the basics down. Courses are set up with a series of obedience commands listed on signs. Work your way through the course, performing each command when you reach the sign. For over-achievers, you can even be timed to see how fast you and your dog can get through the course! This class will teach you all of the novice signs (commands), how to navigate a course, and all the necessary information if you are interested in competing. Whether just for the relationship, the practice or because you think you want to compete, Rally is a really fun and engaged way to work with your dog!

Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150
Date & Time: Tuesday at 6:45 pm, new class starting February 27, 2019

Prerequisites: Foundations I

Can't make the next series? We will have another Rally class starting on September 3, 2019

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$15 for 30-min / $20 for 60-min

The acreage is split into six fenced fields, varying in size. Fences are 4 foot farm fencing. When you rent a pasture, you will have it completely to yourself. Want to come with a friend? That’s fine too! No more than three dogs at a time, please.

Dogs must be in leash going from the car to the pasture, must be under voice control if off leash in pasture, and not aggressive towards humans. Please keep ID on your dog in case he jumps the fence or somehow gets out. Water and shade are available but please bring your own toys.

You can rent the field for 30 or 60 minutes either as a one time rental or a discounted monthly subscription.

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Starting at $80

We have several Private Training options so you can choose the one that is the perfect fit for you and your pet.

Private Training sessions are 45 to 60 minutes in duration. First, would you like us to come to your home or would you like to come to the farm?


  • Coaching: Coaching lessons or packages where we come to you and teach you the skills you need to train your dog (we are also training the dog, of course!). Think of it like your own personal class. Typically, people choose a basic package of five lessons where we teach a curriculum customized to what your dog needs or people schedule a standalone lesson as a refresher or to stay on track. In coaching lessons, the family, dog and trainer all work together.
  • Day Training: Day Training is a series of lessons where the trainer comes in and works with the dog directly. The owner does not need to be present. Day training is great for puppies, dogs that need a solid foundation, or for behavior issues that are unrelated to the owner (like leash walking, for example). Day training has two options, either a package of 12 lessons or a discounted monthly subscription. The package is perfect for puppies and dogs that need a specific set of obedience skills. Subscriptions are best suited for dogs that have more significant behaviors or where the owner prefers the dog remain in training on an on-going basis.

At Ferry Hill Farm

  • Coaching lessons are also available at the Farm. This is useful for people who need a larger space to train in, want to train outside in a safe environment, or need to work on skills where the dog is presented with distractions not available at home. Typically, people choose a basic package of five lessons where we teach a curriculum customized to what your dog needs or people schedule a standalone lesson as a refresher or to stay on track. In coaching lessons, the family, dog and trainer all work together.

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Dogs will be dogs, and behavior that is natural to them – think jumping, chewing, digging, and nipping – is usually not acceptable to us! Our Private Training teaches all the basic behaviors you expect from a well-mannered dog, as well as easy to apply problem solving solutions, so that you and our dog can finally live with in harmony.

In our Private Training program you’ll learn useful, practical dog training techniques for common goals, including:

  • Walking calmly on leash without pulling.
  • Coming when called – no shouting required!
  • Greeting visitors politely and not jumping.
  • Curtailing in appropriate barking.

The choice is yours. Tell us what you’d like your dog to learn, and we’ll provide you and your companion with the dog obedience training and coaching you need to bring out the good behavior in the dog you love.

Your consultation – How it works

Private Training Consultations are two-hour lessons conducted in your home or at PBC in Granby, MA.

You can schedule with Elise Gouge, Head Certified Trainer or you can meet with a Certified Trainer, fully qualified to assist you with your training needs.


  • Elise Gouge, Head Certified Trainer: $215 at PBC, $265 in-home
  • Connor Grenier, Certified Trainer: $170

At the end of your consultation, your trainer will make recommendations for which program is right for you, your dog, and your goals. We have several options for lesson packages and subscriptions.

Ready to get started?

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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? Let us do the training for you, so your puppy can grow up to be a wonderful companion.

Our trainers address all the typical puppy problems, such as:

  • housetraining
  • nipping and mouthing

We begin training useful foundation behaviors, such as:

  • Polite leash walking
  • leave it
  • and plenty of socialization opportunities!

How it works

The program is for puppies 7 weeks through 6 months of age.

Your puppy stays in the home of one of our trainers and receives focused personal attention to set up a good behavioral foundation.

Your puppy’s length of stay is completely customizable to your needs. If your puppy will be with us longer than one week, you can choose to bring your puppy back home 1 to 2 nights per week so that you can continue to bond.

Ready to get started?

Scheduling for Puppy Boarding School is very limited. Please contact us today to get started.

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Does your puppy need some buddies?

Bring them to PBC’s Puppy Playgroup! This weekly hourlong meet-up is not a traditional puppy class, but a place where your puppy can play and hang out with other puppies. The playgroup is supervised by Connor, a certified and experienced dog trainer, so puppies are only practicing safe and appropriate play—no bullying allowed! This is a great chance for them to practice those essential dog-dog social skills while they are still young.

Do you have puppy questions?

Bring them to Puppy Playgroup too! Hang out with other puppy owners and enjoy the opportunity to ask Connor about housetraining, what to do about those sharp little teeth, crate training--all the little questions that pile up.

Want to work on a solid foundation for your puppy?

This is not a puppy class—but that doesn’t mean your puppy won’t be learning! An hour is way too long for puppies to be running around wrestling, so the play will be broken up with short sessions practicing essential skills like being held for nail trims, learning that crucial “off switch” so they can relax, or teaching your puppy to check in with you around distractions (like other puppies!).

Enjoy socialization and enrichment opportunities!

Puppies will be provided with a variety of toys and games to explore and encounter, with age-appropriate obstacles to conquer. Depending on availability, specially selected guests may be present to help expose your puppy to a wide range of people.

During October, class meets on Wednesdays at 4pm and starting in November class moves to Tuesdays at 5:15pm. Class includes handling exercises, playtime, and more! Taught by Connor Grenier, certified trainer.

For your convenience, class meets weekly for one hour and registration is on a month-to-month basis. Class tuition varies on how many sessions are in a month. A typical month with 4 sessions is $80.

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Our Reactive Dog seminar is a great option if you:

  • Want to work on your dog's reactive behavior in a condensed, one day format versus a weekly class
  • Want the most economical option for working on reactive behavior.
  • Want to get a jumpstart on your dog's behavior before joining weekly reactive class.
  • Aren't ready to bring a dog but want to learn how to address your dog's reactive behavior.
  • Need a refresher!
  • Just like to take advantage of every opportunity to practice!

Reactive Seminars meet for 4 hours on a Saturday. The time is a combination of working dogs and lecture. We cover management, dog body language, the human side of dealing with reactive behavior, setting goals, making training plans, and more!

You MUST have worked with Elise or have permission to work a dog in the seminar before signing up for one of the limited working spots. Auditing spots are for people that just want to observe without a dog.

Working Spots are $75 (limited to 8), auditing spots are $25.

Upcoming Seminar Schedule:

  • SEPTEMBER 15th, 2018 1pm-5pm
  • JANUARY 19th, 1pm-5pm

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Starting at $170 for a consultation

Puppies are adorably cute! They are also very quick learners – and you want your puppy to learn GOOD habits! Designed for puppies between 7 and 16 weeks of age, the Right Start Puppy Training in-home consultation helps you set the foundation your puppy needs to become a wonderful dog companion.

In your Right Start Puppy Training consultation you’ll learn:

  • How to prevent common puppy problems before they begin.
  • Effective house-training techniques
  • About digging and chewing behaviors, a must-have knowledge for when your puppy begins developing his adult teeth. (And to save your shoes!)
  • Useful tips ranging from what type of leash and collar your puppy needs, to how to take enjoyable walks, and so much more!

Your consultation – How it works

Right Start Puppy Training consultations are private two-hour lessons conducted in your home.

You can schedule with Elise Gouge, Head Certified Trainer or you can meet with a Certified Trainer, fully qualified to assist you with your puppy training needs.


  • Elise Gouge, Head Certified Trainer: $215 at PBC $265 in-home
  • Connor Grenier, PBC Certified Trainer: $170

At the end of your consultation, your trainer will make recommendations for which service is right for you, your puppy, and your goals.

Ready to get started?

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Is your dog stressed, shy or scared in new places, with new people, or all of the above? Join us for a workshop that will help you understand what your dog is saying, how to be helpful, effective training methods for shy dogs, and special techniques targeted for building bravery and confidence.

Bring your dog for a fun, educational Saturday afternoon workshop!

Presenter: Elise Gouge, CABC, CPDT-KA, CBCC
Cost: $50
Location: PBC Training Center in Granby, MA

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The training room is a large barn space, approximately 4500 square feet. It’s not insulated, so come dressed accordingly. Some obedience and agility equipment is available for use but we recommend you bring what you need.

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$120 per lesson

Teach your cat to come, stay, give paw and other fun and useful commands. Whether for tricks, enrichment or just because you want to improve their ability to behave, cat training lessons are a great way to improve your relationship with your kitty! Lessons are 45 minutes long in your home.

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