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K9 Academy New England offers Dog Training, Private Lessons, Boarding and Other Services 

Service Dog Training Program

Service Dogs (only) Training for retrieving items for people with anxiety is now being offered. Note this training is not for emotional support dogs. Email for details.

FOR SALE - Imported German Shepherds

Imported German Shepherds from Belgium and Germany. For details email



K9 Obedience Classes

Training Classes now available for both levels.

K9 Obedience Class Level 1 - Beginner/on leash and K9 Obedience Class Level 2 - Advanced/off leash.  

Level 1 Season Special: $200.00!

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Sport Tracking - For Dogs

Tracking is a sport whereby a dog follows a human scent trail and locates articles on the scent trail placed by that human. We cannot ‘teach’ a dog to track, they already know how. All dogs have the ability to find and follow scents, some better than others. We concentrate on the dog’s ability to follow the desired scent.

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K9 (Sport) Nose Work

A new sport has emerged over the past few years called K9 Nose Work. This sport uses the power of the canine nose and allows dogs to utilize both their nose and desire to hunt. This sport has reached all different types of dogs of all ages and sizes. It has made basic search-dog skills available to companion dogs. A new sport for dog enthusiasts to learn.

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Private Lessons

We offer customized private lessons for dogs up to 8 years old.  

By appointment only. Hourly rate $125.00 at my place of business for non aggressive dogs, $150.00 for aggressive dogs $150.00 at your home. (no aggressive dogs done at your home).



Boarding Only

In home boarding available for dogs up to 35 pounds.  Price: $30.00 per day & $40 overnight stay.



7 Day Board & Train

Our 7-10 day board and train program is available for dogs age range 4 months - 3 years old. For details email



Areas of Service

K9 Academy New England offers dog training classes and private lessons north of Boston in Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Saugus, Melrose, Stoneham, Peabody, Lynnfield, Middleton and most North Shore surrounding cities.  



*Our services can be paid by cash or check and are non-refundable.



K9 Academy New England’s Training and Techniques


Basic TrainingBasic Training  

The five basic commands - Heel, Sit, Stay, Come and Down trained on and off leash. 



Positive Motivational TrainingPositive Motivational Training





I use strictly positive re-enforcement as my technique. A dog learns quicker, gains confidence and respects the owner if they are encouraged to work for a reward rather than work to avoid a punishment. ALWAYS praise your dog for performing a command you give. That’s the key to positive re-enforcement! 



Clicker TrainingClicker Training





































Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it. A desirable behavior is marked by using a "clicker," which is a small plastic hand held device that makes a short, distinct "click" sound that tells the dog exactly when they're doing the right thing. This clear form of communication, combined with positive reinforcement, is an effective, safe, and humane way to teach your dog any behavior that a dog is capable of doing.



K9 Academy New England, LLC.



Joe Ferraro
Certified Trainer & Proprietor
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Linda Ferraro
Office Manager & Proprietor