We offer puppy training to families in and around Boston, MA and Southern NH.
Puppy owners often ask, “How soon should I start training my puppy?”. The truth is that puppy training starts the moment you bring your new dog home, whether you realize it or not. The time to take an active role in your puppy’s learning is now. Puppies are fast learners, and that can either be a training advantage or a major problem depending on how you use this time.

The team at First Choice Canine learned how to train puppies through years of experience. We know how to prevent bad behaviors like biting, barking, and mouthing from forming while creating a foundation of obedience and confidence.

We offer a 20% discount on our off-leash obedience and other adult dog training programs to clients who previously completed our puppy
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Our puppy training will give your new family member great manners, a foundation in obedience and a head-start in socialization.

training. The reason is simple: if you let us give your dog a strong training foundation, we’ll be able to achieve the best possible results in the future in the shortest amount of time. Just as humans learn best when they’re children, puppies will pick up good and bad behaviors like sponges at this stage of their life. Training your puppy with us today means that your dog will be more obedient and easier to train later on. It also means your dog will be less likely to develop aggression issues and other bad behaviors.

Raising a dog to be obedient takes proper training throughout their life, and it’s a process needs to go beyond things like “sit” and “down.” Crate training, housebreaking and socialization are all crucial parts of a puppy’s development. Our puppy training program includes:


As much as you may want to keep your new puppy all to yourself, you need to be ready to share him or her with friends, family members, neighbors, vets and groomers. A dog with proper socialization training will be able to handle these experiences with ease, being accepting of strangers and other dogs. A dog that has not been properly socialized will often become reactive and try to bark or bite its way out of a situation.

Our puppy training program will give your dog a world of new experiences in a way that’s safe and controlled. We make sure that your puppy is learning from positive experiences with people and other dogs. Part of our training process is dedicated to teaching you about the best way to introduce your dog to new elements.

Crate Training
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do crate training. At First Choice Canine, we know how to crate train dogs. We do it in such a way that your puppy will begin to recognize the crate as a den instead of a cage. Crate training not only aids in the process of housebreaking, it’s a great way to prevent chewed furniture and separation anxiety.

Every puppy will teach its owner about the best way to remove stains from a carpet, but indoor accidents can get old quickly. We take a systematic approach to housebreaking to make sure that your puppy learns the concept once and for all.
First Choice Canine is an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator and can train your puppy for AKC S.T.A.R.
Make your puppy an AKC S.T.A.R.!
First Choice Canine is a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator for the American Kennel Club. When you complete one of First Choice Canine's puppy training programs in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, your puppy becomes eligible for AKC S.T.A.R. enrollment. This program is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start with handler/dog communication and socialization around other dogs. First Choice Canine's puppy training and the S.T.A.R. program are natural lead ins to the AKC Canine Good Citizen program when your puppy becomes an adult.

Contact our dog trainers in Northern MA/Southern NH.

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