Dog training for the real world! 

Servicing the Greater Boston Metro Area

Dog Training and Hiking Services in Boston

All breeds, behaviors and backgrounds dog training for you and your family.

Boston for the Dogs (BFTD) is women owned company that offers private training, structured day school, daily structured hiking services, group classes, and community events focused on building real world skills and strong relationships for you and your dog. We love working with all dogs of all ages and behavior backgrounds to set them up for a life time of success. 

Dog Training & Group Classes

Dog Training & Group Classes

Our individualized training programs are designed to be easily integrated into your daily life.

Daily Group Dog Hikes

Practice the real-world application of their training with the support of an experienced handler.
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Structured Day School

Learn and grow in an enriching and engaging environment with a team of experienced trainers.



We stand by our #TrainDontComplain motto and welcome the “bad dogs” with behavioral issues that others can’t help.

Individualized Services

Individualized Services

BFTD prides itself on our unique, holistic approach to training. We consider the individual needs of your dog and tailor training programs to the different goals of our clients.


We believe we are stronger together. As a community of dog lovers and advocates, the BFTD fam is one of the strongest assets of our training programs. This diverse group of humans and canines are supportive of each other every step of the way.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

Bonded and Insured

Fully insured and bonded with Pet Sitters International and Business Insurers of the Carolinas.

Award Winning

Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2018 – Best Dog Walker Award


We foster a strong community of dog owners who support each other and celebrate successes together.

Ongoing Education

We continuously learn new skills, gain certifications, expand our knowledge base, and stay current in our field.

Diverse Training Skillsets

We specialize in a wide variety of complementary areas to fit each dog and client’s unique needs.

The "Bad Dog Club"

We welcome challenging dogs with behavioral issues and histories.

Real World Scenarios

Providing behavior modification and real-world application of the skills we teach.

Lifestyle Dog Training

We will work with clients at multiple stages of the dog’s life as they grow, learn, and age.

Our Clients Love Us!

Our Clients Love Us!

“I’ve grown a lot as a dog owner with BFTD. All of the hard work that this team puts into building relationships with their clients and the dogs really shows in the outcome and the progress these dogs make”
– Gina & Ody
“BFTD has changed my view of dog ownership in so many ways. I’ve learned how to advocate for my dog and even did our therapy dog certification classes there. We love being part of the fam!”
– Koeun & Huxley

“I continue to refer any and everyone I can here because I fully believe I would not have the dog (or life) I do today without the is amazing and dedicated team!! Thank you, BFTD.”

– Sarah & Logan

“I have seen a huge improvement in (my dog’s) self-control, and he now happily disengages from passing dogs and is more attentive. Great community, amazing support from trainers, and we reap the rewards!”

– Wei Jing & Sumi

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