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 in home, daily structured hiking services, group classes, board and trains for real world obedience and skill as well as 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 and Group Class

Dog Training & Group Classes

We offer one-on-one in-home training for you and your family, addressing a variety of behaviors to ensure your dog’s long-term success both in the real world and at home. Following your private training, our amazing group classes help keep us accountable and continue the training process, all while having fun along the way.

Daily Enrichment and Training Hikes

Daily Enrichment and Training Hikes

Our daily hour-long urban or wooded hikes allow dogs to practice and reinforce their training with the support of an experienced handler. These hikes provide a combination of exercise, socialization, enrichment, and love. We offer these hikes Monday through Friday in our service area.



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

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