Aintree Kennel

5 Washington St. Boxford, MA 01921 
       978-352-6442
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We sell Lupine Collars and Leads.
Guaranteed even if chewed! 
What to Bring
1) Proof of Vaccines
2) Buckle collar and a soft 6’ leash (we also sell these)
​3) Your dog and any family member(s) are welcome
4) Please don’t forget your treats (small and soft), we will have some for sale as well.

We will be giving hand outs for home work each week, so be sure to go over what we have covered and work each and every day on that particular command.
Notice:
Required Vaccinations

Rabies and Distemper required.

Bordetella is optional, but vaccinations must be
done at least 2 weeks prior to Boarding or Training.
Tara Altgilbers: Certified dog trainer and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Biography: My passion for animals has been evident throughout my life. Anyone who has grown up with pets knows that there is a strong bond of unconditional love that forms. Growing up, I had many different species of pets that I loved and cared for. Between graduating with a B.S. in Animal Science, working as a veterinary assistant and training dogs, and teaching Animal Science, I have more than 21 years experience with working with animals in addition to caring for my own pets. Teaching and training has always been my passion, which makes dog training the perfect fit. I strongly believe there are so many benefits to dog training. Training strengthens the bond between family members, reduces problem behaviors, teaches life saving commands and has been proven to make dogs more confident, happier, and healthier. Currently, my family consists of myself, my husband Ian, my 4-year-old daughter, Aubrey, and my four Nigerian Dwarf goats, Pippy, Petunia, Pepper and Petal. My favorite pastime includes going on small hikes with our fur babies!

Mission statement: I strive to get the best out of every dog, while being as accommodating as possible. This requires families to give me at least a week notice before missing a class which allows me to reschedule it at your earliest convenience. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Hope to see you soon! 

Email - tara.aintree@gmail.com 
Tel - (978) 352-6442

Most classes are 6 consecutive weeks on the same day of the week and time unless told otherwise.
Puppy classes: Designed for puppies between the ages of 9 weeks to 6 months. 
Teaches problem behavior management: Potty training, nipping, chewing, barking, jumping and socializing.
Teaches basic commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, and Leave it, walking on a leash

Adult classes: Designed for dogs 7 months to any age. It is never too late to train your dog!
Teaches all problem behaviors and the basic commands in puppy classes.

Intermediate classes: Designed for graduates of Puppy or Adult classes or dogs that are ready for the next step in training. Including adding distractions, duration and distance.
Teaches heel, settle, stay and come with distractions.

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen classes: Designed to prepare your dog to be a good canine citizen. Great for dogs who would be great therapy dogs.
Teaches the 10 steps for the AKC CGC test. Test will be given week 6.

Introduction to Agility:  A four week course that consists in teaching all the agility obstacles in a fun and interactive setting. Obstacles include: Weave polls, pause table, A frame, dog walk, jumps, tire and the teether. Great way to form trust and to increase confidence in your dog. 

Introduction to Rally:  Foster a Closer Bond by Working & Competing Together with your Dog. Rally obedience is a fun and exciting four week course that builds a working relationship between dog and handler that will serve as a foundation for everyday life skills. The owner and dog work together navigating around a course of designated stations in the heel position. The course consists of ten to twenty signs that instruct the owner on what commands need to be executed. Teaching your dog to spin, walk backwards next to you, or drop into a down while you keep moving forward, are just naming a few of the fun and impressive behaviors that you can teach your dog in this class. With rally obedience, you will enhance your dog's training and have fun in the process. The goal of Rally is to promote a positive relationship between the dog and the handler, and to encourage continued obedience. It is also a good way to have fun with your dog. In Rally, you will learn how to follow a course of numbered signs, where each sign indicates a different and fun obedience skill for your dog to perform. Come see what all the excitement is about!
Private classes available upon request. Please contact me directly.

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Calendar of classes