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Phil G McGourty


Before Kathleen O’Connell came to help me train my dog, my life was a series of frustrations. My puppy bit me frequently and seemed to spend her time, intelligence and energy trying to convince me that I was born to be her slave. She is a very beautiful papillon, but I had finally reached the stage where I was so completely discouraged that I would say, “Cute doesn’t cut it,” in an angry voice.

I did have one hope to cling to: with the right trainer it might be possible to change this dog into a happy, willing and obedient charmer.

Kathleen’s first lesson was mostly for me. She encouraged me to have faith in the dog’s future and to have the patience and wisdom to realize that dog training is a process that takes a great deal of time.

One step at a time, without choke collars or zap collars, we began to see great changes. Now I have a dog that wants to understand how to behave. Before long, she will be a treasure.

Kathleen is a talented and experienced dog trainer; she also is a gentle and persuasive trainer of dog owners. I heartily recommend her and hope you will be fortunate enough to engage her services.

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Christine · Amherst, NH

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Kathleen gave us our lives back and our confidence.

Janice · Danvers, MA

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Jenny and the team did a fabulous job training Brandy, and when I picked her up, I was amazed at the progress she made in just a two week period of time.

Megan Piermarini


Kathleen’s training method really brought Louie closer to our family.

Christina Baran ᛫ Peabody, MA


Mia absolutely looks forward to her days at ‘school’ and that’s all the proof I need.

Angela Cogan · Haverhill, MA

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He walks on a leash without pulling, he's a perfect boy!

Alfred Cole


Excellent service all around.

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