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8 Week Program: This is our holistic program to set you and your dog up for a balanced life-long partnership. The program begins with an 8 week intensive where our head trainer works through a proven curriculum to begin building structure and teaching your dog basic communication skills to be a life-long learner. After the 8 week intensive, our head trainer will meet with you 4 times in a small group setting, totaling 8 hours, for follow-up sessions. You are also invited to join the monthly graduate group, to train you and your family alongside your dog to ensure you’re communicating as a team. These monthly sessions are designed to reinforce what your dog has learned, and to assist you in learning how to reinforce what your dog has learned. They are available for the life of your pet, and are always complementary.
5 Week Program: Foundation for the easy going, relaxed, social dog who needs less intensive training.
3 Week Immersion Programs: These are shorter programs designed to teach and reinforce a particular skill – structured walk, duration down, recall, etc.
Day training is designed to focus on a modifying or teaching a specific behavior, without the long-term commitment of a training program. We require a private session with enrollment to reinforce what your dog is learning with you, to ensure you are communicating as team.
Group classes are a very affordable and highly effective way to socialize your dog and teach them obedience at the same time. You will learn the how and why of each training exercise as they are broken down step by step and related to real-life situations. Training in a group setting allows your dog to have exposure to other dogs, distractions, and people in a structured environment. This is especially helpful for anxious and reactive dogs.
Puppy Play + Learn
8 weeks to 4-6 months of age. This is a structured program for puppies. Our team provides loving care, feeding, and begin critical socialization with humans and other puppies. When your pup is ready, we build crate manners, reinforce potty training, and begin leash exposure. We also have lots of structured fun with our ball pit, play tunnels, play dates and toys. Preschool for your puppy!
Structured Day Care
After your dog has trained with us they are eligible to participate in our structured daycare program where they will have opportunities for appropriate socialization, pack walks, and so much more. Training is reinforced on a continual basis in our daycare.
Where don’t we go?
We like to take the dogs to safe, open green space,and we know all the little, peaceful places. All around the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park and even parts of the cemetery. There are also some private, wooded areas in Roslindale and West Roxbury that we like, too. And, of course, the urban walk is good. But we don’t go to the Arboretum and we don’t go to dog parks.
All of our walks are structured walks.
On-leash group walks
Groups comprise of no more than 4 dogs.
30min $23 additional dog $15
40min $27 additional dog $19
Planning a day trip? Work weekends? No worries. We offer weekend walks.
additional dog $12
Morning and evening visits
Can’t make it home in time for the evening feeding and a walk around the neighborhood? We offer 20 minute after business hours walks from 4 to 8pm. Morning visits are between the hours of 8 and 10 am.
Pee breaks are designed for the new addition to your family and also, for senior dogs that may need extra time outside.
Pee Breaks $16 additional dog $8
No one likes having strangers in their home – boarding services are only for clients already receiving other Brookside services.
Our Home Overnights
Leaving town but can’t take your furry buddy along? Brookside Walk and Train is happy to provide boarding services at one of our caretakers’ home, or even your home. Our caretakers will adhere to your pet’s routines, and provide any specific accommodations it may require. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Your home overnights
We are happy to stay at your place with your dog.
We provide this service for all clients looking to keep their pooch in their own environment, but especially find this option beneficial for our senior and less socially-oriented clients. Our overnight care typically begins in the early evening with a walk, feeding and slumbering with your pup and then a morning walk and feeding.
This service includes in-home visits – morning, mid-day, and evening. Each visit may last 30 minutes.
We come to your house for one or two visits per day to play, feed and scoop.
add $5.00 per household with more than 2 kitties.