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Top 5 Well-Behaved Dog Breeds

Golden Retriever It’s hard to find a person who would not enjoy interacting with golden retrievers. The dogs of this breed are not only well-behaved, they’re extremely complaisant. Retrievers are so genial that their presence is thought to comfort people, relieve stress and eliminate aggressive behaviors. Golden retrievers are great with feeling and understanding other [...]

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Are Dog Shock Collars a Safe Training Method?

Despite a negative stigma associated with dog shock collars, they are proven to have a significant influence on training results. Clearly, it’s not something we would recommend to everyone. In most cases, shock collars are the last resort, as most dogs are fit for learning commands and tricks by a simple method of treats and [...]

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Tips for Potty Training Your Dog

When it comes to potty training your dog, consistency, patience and positive reinforcement are key factors. We’ve put together a few tips that can help potty train your dog in a short amount of time! Stick to Routine Sticking to a routine is a big factor when it comes to potty training a pet. Be [...]

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5 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

The summer months are for swimming, hiking, barbecuing and hanging out with the pups. As fun as summertime is, we sometimes forget that safety is number one when it comes to dogs. Keep these tips in mind to avoid hazards and live a carefree summer with your best friend! Keep Them Cool If a place [...]

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July Class Schedule

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Join us for our next group class session! Tuesday, July 11th 6:00PM – Obedience with Distractions 7:15PM – Basic Obedience Wednesday, July 19th 6:00PM – Basic Obedience 7:15PM – Obedience with Distractions   All classes will be held at our dog training facility located at: 134 W. Elm Ave Quincy, MA

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Why Should I Hire A Professional Dog Trainer?

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There is a lot of conflicting information about how you should go about training your pup. Many people believe that they can do it on their own without a professional trainer. However, training a dog is not like a DIY project you can do at home. Professional dog trainers understand the basic learning theory of [...]

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May & June Group Class Session

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Join us for our next group class session!   Wednesday May 17th Basic Obedience – 6:00 pm Obedience with Distractions – 7:15 pm Saturday June 17th Basic Obedience – 9:00 am Obedience with Distractions – 10:15 am Monday June 19th  Obedience with Distractions – 5:45 pm Basic Obedience – 7:00 pm These classes will be [...]

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Our Next Group Class Session Starts on Saturday April 29th!

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Wednesday, April 19th Coming when Called 7:00 PM Saturday, April 29th Basic Obedience 11:15 AM Obedience with Distractions 10:00 AM Monday, May 1st Basic Obedience 7:00 PM Obedience with Distractions 5:45 PM These classes will be held at our new dog training facility located at: 134 W. Elm Ave Quincy, MA

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March Group Class Schedule

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Saturday March 25 Basic Obedience 9:00 AM Obedience with Distractions 10:15 AM Canine Good Citizen 11:30 AM   Monday March 27 Obedience with Distractions 5:45 PM Basic Obedience 7:00 PM   These classes will be held at our new dog training facility located at: 134 W. Elm Ave Quincy, MA

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New Training Facility!

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Leader of the Pack Dog Training has a NEW training space located at 134 W. Elm Ave in Quincy, MA! Our Grand Opening event is an Adoption Day hosted by Leader of the Pack and Ruff Tales Rescue. It will be held on Sunday, March 26th at 11 am – 2 pm at 134 W. [...]

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Next Group Class Session Starts on Monday, February 13th!

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Leader of the Pack’s Next Group Class Session Starts on Monday, February 13th! 7 PM: Basic Obedience Class Our basic obedience class teaches your dog commands such sit, come, stay, down, heel and drop it. This class also helps teach them various approaches to problematic behavior, such as biting and jumping. Does your pup have [...]

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Next Group Class Session Starts on Monday, January 9th!

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Leader of the Pack’s next group class session starts on Monday, January 9th! With our group class sessions, we offer two different levels of classes. Which class you take depends on what level of obedience you are looking for to teach your pup. You can choose from our basic obedience class, or our obedience with [...]

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6 Tips for Caring for Your Dog This Winter

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Winter is right around the corner. While we’re looking forward to playing out in the snow, make sure you take the necessary steps to care for your pup in this winter wonderland. Keep Them Indoors Don’t leave pets outdoors while no one is watching them. If you’re letting them out in the backyard to run [...]

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Homemade Dog Treats!

Happy National Dessert Day! Make your pup some delicious Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Dog Treats! Ingredients – 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour – 2 eggs – 1/2 cup canned pumpkin – 2 tablespoons peanut butter – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon   Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees F – whisk [...]

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What’s The Best Dog Chew Toy?

When it comes to your dog’s power to destroy toys, don’t underestimate them. A large number of toys say they’re “indestructible” and it’s easy to fall for persuasive sales. The chances of a toy being indestructible when it meets the teeth of a drooling pup, are very slim. Toys to Avoid: Plush & Stuffed Toys [...]

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New Group Class Session: Monday Sept. 12th

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Join us for our next Group Class Session on Monday September 12th! We offer our Basic Obedience Class, AND our Second Level Obedience Class! Our classes are designed to help your dog become better behaved and are held in North Quincy at the Knights of Columbus! Sign up here.

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What Type of Foods Are Okay to Feed to my Dog?

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Knowing what you can and can’t feed to your pup is a challenge. We see them sitting under the kitchen table during dinner with their big puppy-dog eyes, just waiting for you to “accidentally” drop something. But some foods that humans eat can be very dangerous for dogs. So what exactly is and isn’t okay [...]

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Choosing The Right Life Jacket For Your Dog

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Summertime is here, and it’s filled with enjoying fun water adventures. This leads us to be concerned about the safety of our children, but not so much our pets. Not all dogs know how to swim, and many can find water intimidating or frightening, which can become very dangerous if a dog falls in and [...]

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July Group Dog Training Sessions

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Our next group class session will begin Monday July 11th! 7 PM: Basic Obedience Class This class teaches your dog commands such sit, down, come, drop it, heel, and stay, and various approaches to problematic behavior like biting and jumping. We will establish that you are the leader and your dog is the follower! 8 [...]

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Tips To Protect Your Dog In The Summer

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The warm weather is finally here and everyone is eager to get outside into the sunshine with friends and family.  For many of us, “family” includes our dogs, but the summer months can be dangerous for them.  As the summer heat and humidity continues to rise, it’s important to understand how pets are affected by [...]

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5 Essential Commands To Teach Your Dog

Everyone wants a well trained dog, but in order for them to BE well trained, you have to TRAIN them.  Leader of the Pack Dog Obedience Training believes that training is the foundation of building a trusting relationship between an owner and a dog and they use a positive reinforcement method to reward good behavior. [...]

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April Group Dog Training Sessions

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Our next group class session will begin on Monday, April 4th 2016. The basic obedience class, which starts at 7pm, offers the ability to teach your dog the commands sit, down, come, drop it, heel, stay, and much more. For a more advanced class, you can sign your pet up for the obedience with distractions class [...]

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Safety Tips for Pets During the Holidays

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The holidays can be a busy and stressful time for you. With all the decorating, shopping and holiday parties, it’s hard to keep up! As a pet owner, it’s very important that as you continue to celebrate the upcoming holidays, you need to take the time to keep your pets safe and healthy. Accidents and [...]

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Thanksgiving Dog Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time full of family, food and giving. While we encourage generosity during this special time, pet owners tend to become overly generous with their pets. This usually means that pets will be getting lots of table food scraps and treats. Sometimes, however, too many treats can lead to injury or illness for [...]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners

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Halloween can be an exciting and festive time of year for those of all ages – including your pets! Here are a few tips on how you can have fun with your pets this Halloween, but also keep them safe too! Candy should always be kept out of reach of your pets. Dog owners should [...]

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Happy National Dog Day!

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It’s time to put your party hats on! National Dog Day is celebrated every August 26th in appreciation for all the pups in the U.S. that keep us safe and bring us comfort and companionship! Here are a few ways you and your beloved furry friend can celebrate together! Take your dog to the beach! [...]

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September Group Dog Training Classes

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We will be resuming our group class dog obedience training sessions on Monday, September 14, 2015. The Basic Obedience class will begin at 7 pm followed by the Obedience with Distractions class at 8 pm. The basic obedience class offers the ability to teach your dog the basic commands such as sit, down, come, drop it, heel, [...]

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6 Fun Ways To Exercise Your Dog!

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There are more ways to exercise your dog than just by taking him/her on walks around the same block! The warm summer months are here, which means you have the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at all hours of the day. Here are 6 fun ways to exercise your dog! Instead of walking your dog [...]

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June 2015 Group Class Session

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Leader of the Pack’s next 5 week group class session begins on Monday, June 1st 2015! The Basic Obedience class will begin at 7pm and offers the ability to teach your dog the commands sit, down, come, drop it, heel, stay, and much more. The more advanced class, Obedience with Distractions, will begin at 8pm and focuses on training your dog [...]

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The Benefits of Private In-Home Dog Training Lessons

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Spring has sprung and what better way to kick off the new season with a private in-home dog training lesson from your favorite pack leader, Leader of the Pack Dog Training! Our head trainer Ida offers private lessons in your home for dog obedience training lessons, as well as behavioral issues. We offer a variety [...]

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Spring Obedience Dog Training Classes

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Leader of the Pack Dog Training’s next Spring class session begins Monday, April 13, 2015. Our pack leader Ida has split this session into two different classes. Basic Obedience Class. This beginner class starts at 7 pm and offers the ability to teach your dog the basic commands such as; sit, down, come, drop it, [...]

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5 Winter Exercise Tips For Your Dog

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Yes, it is very cold outside and the days are shorter. No, that does not mean your dog no longer needs his exercise! Not only is it vital for a dog’s physical and mental wellness, exercise is also a crucial part of the relationship between the Pack Leader (that being you) and dog. Here are [...]

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5 Benefits of Dog Training

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It really doesn’t take much to make a big difference in your dog’s behavior, but most people don’t know where or how to begin. Even worse, some people even change their lifestyle to accommodate their dog’s unwanted behaviors. Training your dog offers several benefits; here are five of them: Having your pup properly trained can [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: Training for my pup!

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While the New Year approaches, not only should you be making resolutions for yourself, but also for your pooch! Leader of the Pack is offering group class sessions starting January 5th – so what better time to start your resolution than right now!? At Leader of the Pack Dog Training, we offer various classes (Basic Obedience [...]

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New Class Session Begins January 5, 2015

What better way to start the New Year off than properly training your pet? Leader of the Pack Dog Training beginning Monday, January 5th, 2015! We offer to types of classes so you can decide which class best fits your dogs behaviors. The Basic Obedience class will begin at 7pm and offers the ability to teach your dog [...]

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Cold Weather Care for Your Dog

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Brrrr – it’s cold outside! It looks like winter is coming sooner than we think, which means we need to prepare our pups for the cold weather and snow! Aside from the obvious breeds that are biologically bred to endure the cold such as Siberian Husky, St. Bernard and Chow Chow, other breeds need to [...]

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Top 7 Dog Breeds for Those Fighting Depression

Dogs are an important part of our lives, but what some people don’t realize is that sometimes having a dog can also save your life. Studies have shown that dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression. The key to choosing a dog to help overcome depression is quite different than choosing one for general needs. It [...]

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5 Ways You Can Keep Your Dog Safe

Whether you have just welcomed your first pup into your home or you’ve had your companion by your side for years, you should always make sure that you have taken the proper steps in keeping your dog safe and taken care of. Doggy I.D. Having your dog wear an identification tag is extremely important in [...]

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Fall Activities For You & Your Pup

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The summer heat and humidity is starting to wind down, which means you and your pup can look forward to a fresh new season full of outdoor activities! We have put together a list of fun, new and exciting adventures to take with your pup as Fall begins to approach us! Hiking Hiking can be [...]

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Fall 2014 Schedule Obedience Group Classes

Beginning Monday September 8th, Ida will be hosting two different obedience training classes and you can sign up by either calling Ida directly at 1-617-296-1711, or by filling out a form under our Group Classes page! Both classes are 5 weeks long and will be held at the Knights of Columbus in North Quincy, MA. [...]

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Heat Exhaustion & Dehydration in Dogs

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Summer is officially here and it’s HOT outside! Even though it’s easy for us to overlook the past few winter months and fully bask in the beautiful weather, we need to remember that our pups aren’t as tolerable as we are to the heat! It seems lately that more often than not, we are hearing [...]

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July 2014 Obedience Group Classes

Beginning Monday July 14th, Ida will be hosting two different types of obedience training classes and you can sign up by either calling Ida directly at 1-617-296-1711, or filling out a form under our Group Classes page. Both classes are 5 weeks long and held at the Knight of Columbus in North Quincy. If by some chance these times [...]

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Tips and Tricks for your Dog!

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Spring has sprung and summer is beginning to approach us, which means that it is time to educate yourself on how you can help prevent Lyme disease from transmitting to your pup! Experts are saying that this past winter did not exterminate the tick population, but in fact helped keep the population growing. Due to the [...]

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June 2014 Dog Training Classes

Beginning Monday June 9th, our head trainer Ida will be hosting two different types of classes to help you in training your dog! You can sign up by either calling Ida directly at 1-617-296-1711, or filling out a form under our Group Classes page. The Basic Obedience class will begin at 7pm and offers the ability to teach [...]

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Why Should I Train my Dog

When you and your family welcome a new pup to your family they will be looking to you for guidance, leadership, and instructions. At Leader of the Pack Dog Obedience Training we offer two group training classes that will train your dog in a friendly and successful manner. Training will: Help correct behaviors such as [...]

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4 Awesome Ways Your Pup Can Save Your Life

1. Dogs make you happy and help with reducing stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that dogs are very aware of your emotions that they sometimes even mimic your behavior. Doctors have recommended dogs as cures to depression because they are great for changing your bad mood and getting rid of the blues! 2. Dogs’ noses [...]

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March Group Dog Training Classes

Starting Monday March 10th, mark your calenders! SIGN UP by filling out a form or CALL 617-296-1711 We offer two types of classes at 7pm and 8pm! For questions on where you think your dog fits in feel free to call head trainer Ida at 617-296-1711. The Basic Obedience class will begin at 7pm and offers the ability to teach your dog [...]

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Winter Dog Grooming Tips

Winter requires a slightly different approach to grooming for your dog due to the winter weather. Cold temperatures, the chemicals used for ice and snow and the different surfaces during the winter are all factors when it comes to properly grooming your dog during the winter months. Whether they are a puppy or older dog [...]

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February Dog Training Classes

The January classes are wrapping up and we can’t wait to see our new students! Starting Monday February 10th, mark your calenders! SIGN UP by filling out a form or CALL 617-296-1711 We offer two types of classes so you can decide which class best fits your dogs behaviors best. The Basic Obedience class will begin [...]

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Protect Your Dog From Ice Melts

Now that snow has fallen (again) in New England it is important to protect your dog from the dangers of ice melts and salt. The main ingredient in most ice melts is either sodium chloride or calcium chloride. Both these chemicals can irritate a dog’s paws and be very harmful if ingested. After a walk outside on [...]

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