Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Teaching people succesful dog training methods in the comfort of your home

Private Dog Training Sessions
Private Dog Training

Our dog training sessions work one on one with you and your family to teach your dogs the  manners that are important to your lifestyle More…

Behavior Modification
Behavior Modification

Does Your Dog Pull on The Leash?  or Leash Reactive? Do You Have Trouble When Guests Come Over? Problems With Jumping? or Food Stealing?  Personalized Problem Solving with private dog training sessions more….

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Competition Training

This style training is all about breaking down the steps and putting them together for the big day!  Competition style training is lots of fun especially if you enjoy training your dog, and teaching them new skills.

Kathleen O'Connell with Kita, one of her three German Shepherds.

Kathleen O’Connell James with Kita, one of her three German Shepherds.

You love your dog. It may be young, old, small, large, purebred, or a “Heinz 57.” What counts is that you have a relationship, and you want it to be the best it can be.

I can help. Since 2001, I have applied my unique program of dog training to assist owners of puppies, mature pets, rescues and adoptees. Before training begins, I come to your home, evaluate your dog in its own environment, and then design an individualized program based on your lifestyle and your dog’s unique needs.

Building upon a foundation that respects the canine’s magnificent inate intelligence and desire for an Alpha leader, I combine positive training techniques, the latest understanding of animal behavior, and my experience as an owner and breeder, to create a program that trains both the dog and the owner(s).

The result: Well adjusted animals AND humans. Barks and smiles all around.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please browse our pages to learn more about our services, and let us know how we can help you enrich and enjoy the bond that has been shared by humankind and dog for more than 14,000 years.

Atlantic K9 Training LLC in Boxford MA is seeking and excepting job applications for a Dog Handler Specialist for our day care training center! Please Message me and I will forward the Job Description details! Thank you Kathleen ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months next week! We love our Winnie and get many compliments on her disposition ❤️🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Clients Say it Best

Thanks Kathleen! Eeyore wouldn’t be with us without you!

Jay, Kathy, Logan and Eeyore SchevisPeabody, MA

I have been involved in the dog world for over 25 years. I thought I knew it all. Wow! after one training session these are different dogs! Precious and Lovely really enjoy your training style. We can’t thank you enough.

Jean WolcottMerriment Kennel Standard Poodles, Hamilton, MA

We contacted Kathleen when our 5 year-old Portuguese Water Dog’s behavior started to slip. He was annoying visitors who came to the door, would chase the UPS truck down the street, and steadfastly refused to give up his tennis ball on the beach. Because he’s not a pup any more, we were a bit skeptical about how easy it would be to retrain Monty. But after four sessions of working with Kathleen, Monty’s behavior is much improved. We would highly recommend Kathleen for any age dog.

The Cheshire Family