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The dog training staff at The Barking Dog is highly qualified to assess your dog and work with you, or for you, to achieve the level of behavior you seek. Training effectively opens lines of communication between you and your dog. A pet which responds to your instruction and commands offers a much more rewarding relationship

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Train With Us!

Develop the respect that is needed for a healthy relationship while increasing your dog's confidence and understanding. The primary goal of The Barking Dog is to produce a companion animal that bonds with and respects its guardian and has the ability and desire to please.

Through working with your family, you will be able to better understand canine behavior and how to effectively communicate with your dog. This is achieved by recognizing that your dog is a living creature with a brain and has the ability to make his own choices. Our trainers influence the dog’s behavior in a natural way, allowing him to make right and wrong choices. It is only through making a wrong decision that your dog can learn and better understand what the expected behavior is.

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Derry, NH

We currently do not have a trainer on staff at our Derry location.

Exeter, NH

We currently do not have a trainer on staff at our Exeter location.

Hooksett, NH

Please fill out the Required Training Form prior to your session.

This form is not for enrollment. Please call (603) 222-2275 for more information.

Learn more about Jocelyn Guillemette, our Hooksett Trainer >

Services: Board & Train, Daycare & Train, Private Lessons

The Barking Basics Package

This program offers intensive personalized training, where the trainer will lay down the foundation of obedience. Your dog will receive a jump-start to better manners in the home or out in public. This program is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for 3 consecutive weeks. Included are 2 private lessons with the owner that can be scheduled M-F.

$400 includes the 9 days of training and 2 private lessons

*Owner will be responsible for the purchase of required daycare package*

Daycare Play & Train/Day-Board & Train

Play & Train is an add-on to your dog’s normal daycare day. Your dog will have a one-on-one session with a trainer to “bone up” on his/her manners and then go back out to play with their puppy pals or back to their boarding accommodations. From leash walking and confidence building, to polite greetings, or just a new trick to impress your friends and family, it will be a doggone good time! Sessions available M-F.

$30 for 30-minute session in addition to your dog’s daycare or day boarding

Private Lesson

Add skills to your training toolbox by working one-on-one with a trainer. Fine tune your technique for more successful training at home! This is ideal for dogs that participate in Play & Train services. Lessons are scheduled directly through our trainer and duration will depend on behavior. Sessions available M-F.

$20 for a 15-minute lesson

$35 for a 30-minute private lesson

$65 for an hour private lesson

Etiquette Enrichment Training

This exercise option for overnight boarding will give your pup a chance to earn some extra cookies and praise by showing off their obedience skills or fun tricks they know! Your dog will be taken out of their accommodations and worked both on and off-leash in a variety of locations throughout the building. It will give them a chance brush up on skills they know, build their confidence in a novel environment and keep them mentally stimulated during their time with us! This service is offered M-F.

$20 per session (approximately 15 minutes

The Barking Dog Pets Points Rewards

Loyalty Deserves To Be Rewarded. Loyal pets—and loyal pet parents—are entitled to all the appreciation in the world. And we’re delighted to reward your repeated visits to us with a program that recognizes your support. Every dollar you spend earns a reward point. And every 250 points you collect earns a $5 credit on your next stay. Entry into the rewards program is automatic.

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