Kathleen O'Connell
Certified Trainer & Behaviorist
Serving all breeds

Atlantic K9 - Personalized Dog Training

Massachusetts 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 successful dog training methods in the comfort of your home

Private Dog Training

Every family is unique, every dog is an individual.  At Atlantic K9, We take the time to develop a program tailored to you and your dog that will foster the growth of mutual respect, the foundation of any positive relationship. Our  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

Does your dog pull on the leash? Bark at other dogs when walking? Jump on family and friends? Steal food?  We offer personalized problem solving solutions with private dog training sessions specifically geared toward your  training needs to help your dog overcome the issues that are putting a strain the family.   More….

Competition Training

This style of 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. We can help your dog develop the skills and behaviors that judges look for in a show dog: eye contact, steadiness, and focus.  More…

Free Phone Consult

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.

Our Clients Say it Best

Marjorie & Asher

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Kathleen James came to our home to help us with our five-year-old Heeler mix, Asher. Asher was displaying aggressive behavior whenever a human or dog stranger came onto our property. He would bark, growl and lunge and I was afraid he was going to bite someone.

Tom Cannon & Brady

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I have owned dogs all my life but it wasn’t until I adopted a German Shorthair Pointer that I felt the need for professional training. Inside my home Brady was a well behaved and affectionate 2 year old. Outdoors he is a hunting beast. When he got loose it was bedlam.