For dogs over 6 months of age, all training packages start with a free evaluation of the dog so we may see its behavior, temperament, your interaction with the dog, as we review a training evaluation form to discuss training goals and any behavior issues you may be having. This is mandatory at our facility for you to be successful with the training of your dog. Since all dogs learn and train differently, we cannot just enroll your dog into a program over the phone or via email. We offer these evaluations on Monday and Wednesday evenings along with all day Saturday. As summer is here and vacation plans are being made, we are running 5 weeks out on evaluation appointments. If you are planning on boarding while you are away and would like to consider training during that time, we would recommend that you book your evaluation in a timely fashion. We will make exceptions and find a time to schedule dogs sooner that have had a dog bite, human bite, are exhibiting severe behavioral problems or you are considering surrendering or PTS. You may schedule by sending us a FB message, calling the center 774-233-0640 or emailing [email protected]
Welcome to The Happy Retriever. We would like to thank you for your interest in our services. With basic obedience you can make your dog a great member of your home and society. We offer Basic obedience year round in our indoor training facility, shown below, as well as on the Holliston Rail Trail which runs directly behind our facility. Our services include private one on one training along with small group obedience classes so the trainer can spend more time working on your specific needs. Other services available are one and two week doggie boot camps where you leave your dog for the day so we can work with them one on one all day, customized Board & Train programs and 2 &3 week Resident Training programs. We also do field training with live birds for Upland dogs and in the blind training for Waterfowl dogs. All training programs begin with a free one (1) hour evaluation. Please contact us to get started!