We Pride Ourselves on Being a Small Kennel That Focuses on Quality.
At Pet & Working Dogs Training and Kennel, we offer professional dog training services in in West Newbury, MA. Robin, our company owner, comes from three generations of breeding and training horses and dogs. She has over 30 years of experience in training dogs.
“I knew when I dropped off my Boston/Frenchie mix that Robin would have her hands full. I didn’t have extremely high expectations for only 5 days of training but it was my goal that Raven would come home able to walk on a leash in our neighborhood without trying to attack everything that moved.
Robin made amazing progress with Raven's socialization and even got her to the point of sitting without a leash next to another dog which blew my mind.
In addition to that progress, Raven now sleeps happily through the night in her crate (which was an issue) and responds better to my commands (sit, stay, etc...) in general.
I HIGHLY recommend Robin. She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating!”
“Robin is absolutely amazing. We have a timid Shepherd that we had even tried Prozac on and then Robin took her for some work, and what a difference. She is doing awesome with commands but more importantly, she is comfortable in her own skin. She is calmer, happy, relaxed, and loves being a part of Robin’s pack. It is a pleasure walking her now with a better grip on commands. I highly recommend Robin!!!! Grateful for life.”
“Our Belgium Malinois was starting to show signs of aggression to other dogs and people. Robin did an excellent job in socializing and exposing him to uncomfortable situations. She has helped train us on how and when to correct him. She also helped make walking him and our husky a pleasure, they both no longer pull! I highly recommend Robin to any dog owner who is having difficulties handling their dog, she trains them and you!”
“Been meaning to leave this review for a while but keep getting busy and forgetting. Robin is absolutely incredible. She not only helped train my dog but also me, teaching me how to reenforce and maintain his training as well as methods to continue training even after I moved to California. I was really struggling with my young puppy's barking and heeling, and she got him to go from a tiny demon into a focused and well-behaved fur ball.
I cannot stress enough how much Robin transformed my dog's behavior. It was a complete 180° switch. The best thing is with Robin, she adjusts the training method for each dog, working with their motivators and adjusting how stern she has to be on bad behavior to the level they need to understand the point. On a side, not any time we were headed to meet Robin, my dog would lose his mind with excitement, he absolutely loved her.
I had my dog stay with her on several occasions for boarding and training, and it was invaluable. Robin taught my puppy to play safely with young kids and socialize him with her own dogs, who are amazing. Both my dog and I love and miss her and our training sessions with her.”
“After a very stressful hurricane evacuation and a long move to Antigua, our 18-month puppy developed anxiety. After being socialized everyday her whole life, we were beginning to go backwards in her training. With not knowing any social events for dogs or many people here, we were worried about her future development. I happened to meet Robin one night and told her about our dog, and she was there the next morning ready to help, even though she was on vacation. In just two days, she helped me rebuild my confidence in training her and recommended the prong collar for walking. Robin was an angel to us for getting us all back on track. Before, it was a huge challenge to take her for a walk. Now we are walking at least two miles each day, and Bella is slowly making new friends. We will always look forward to Robin coming to Antigua and getting to work with her.”
“Robin is an incredible dog trainer and caretaker. She truly understands canine behavior and easily and naturally works with all types of dogs. Her training methods are efficient and effective, and the dogs respond well and love working with her. I highly recommend her for all the services she offers. Her love of animals is obvious, and you know your pet is in good hands.”
“I couldn't ask for a better trainer! Robin truly understands the personality of the guardian breeds. Robin's methods are wonderful because she brings out the best in each dog while making the experience fun for both dog and owner.”
“Robin excels at what she does. Our pup has some serious behavioral issues because she is a small dog with a big personality. Robin was able to read her after one session, advised us on how to move forward, and ensure that our little Bella forms a better relationship with us. She wags her tail a little more after every training session!”