– Gina & Ody
- Gina & Ody

I’ve grown a lot as a dog owner with BFTD. Learning to respect my dog and to work with the dog that I have not the one I wished I had. Ody loves every single person that comes to pick him up for hikes. Every class that I’ve taking with Hannalore, Theresa, or anyone of the team is always super instructive and engaging. I’m super proud how far Ody has come with his reactivity. 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. I never imagine I could take Ody on a busy street with tons of dogs and people. Is he still a brat? You bet! But now I have the confidence to stand up for him and to help him navigate this tricky situations. Thanks all..

– Dani & Harlow
- Dani & Harlow

Adopted my service dog in training through BFTD & have met so many wonderful, caring folks through this org! The five star review is seconded by my pup who does happy bunny hops every time she comes to day school or sees one of the trainers for a lesson 🙂 Even group classes have opportunities for individual instruction catered to the human and the dog, too, as every trainer I’ve seen for groups will check in and help adjust the handler or take a moment with the dog.

– Christina & Minnie
- Christina & Minnie

I am incredibly impressed with Boston for the Dogs! I have used 1:1 lessons, structured day school, practice in the park group class and canine good citizen training class. They even came to our house for a lesson to work on better behavior with a neighbor’s dog. The trainers are amazing – experienced, clear, well-organized, supportive, non-judgmental and fun. Group classes are excellent. Our 110 lb Newfie has made huge progress and loves going to school. Thank you, BFTD

– Chris & Bernadette
- Chris & Bernadette

I am a big fan of BFTD. As a new puppy parent I called around to a lot of training places in Boston. Many of them were super condescending about my puppy’s behavior, my skills as a dog parent, the dog’s breed, etc. I’m so glad I found the supportive and skilled trainers at BFTD. So far we’ve done the Social Puppy class and now the supported day program. The staff are attentive to what your dog/your family needs and supports you in training your dog. They work to build community among the dogs and the humans, which is great as someone newish to the area. I also appreciate their attention to covid safety. Can’t recommend enough!

– Jae and Ike & Doodle
- Jae and Ike & Doodle

“My senior rescue dog was becoming more and more aggressive and our world was getting smaller and smaller. After a few months of training with BFTD my wonderful Doodlebug passed her canine good citizen test at 10 years old. DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC! You can teach an old dog new tricks and I’m so grateful for this time I have with her. Doodle goes on BFTD group hikes 2-3 times a week and we attend two different group classes on a regular basis. And they helped me find and train my brand new puppy. BFTD changed my life and I’m so glad to be part of the family”

– Koeun Im
- Koeun Im & Huxley

“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!”

– Lynette, Lenny & Sonny
- Lynette, Lenny & Sonny

“From that first meeting Hannalore changed our lives. She thoroughly explained her training philosophy, made recommendations to lessen Lenny’s anxiety (and ours), and suggested specific training methods. We have seen dramatic improvement in Lenny’s leash walking skills and confidence around other dogs in just a few sessions. Hannalore works with Lenny on a weekly walk schedule and we do on-leash pack training on the weekends at the Arboretum. She and her team are dependable, skilled, and committed to helping your dog become a better canine citizen. Hannalore exudes confidence and competence. Hannalore and Boston for the Dogs have my and Lenny’s highest recommendation.”

– Alana, Eric & Maggie
- Alana, Eric & Maggie

“Hannalore is an overall amazing person and is fabulous with all kinds of dogs. We’ve worked with Hannalore one-on-one and she was able to customize her training program to fit our family’s needs. We also love participating in Practice in the Park- it’s such a unique way to socialize and train your dog while having fun as part of the pack!”

– Lucy, Dan, Piper & June
- Lucy, Dan, Piper & June

“Boston for the Dogs is the only structured dog walker that we trust with our dogs. We have two shepherds who require engagement and structure, and previous walkers did not provide this. We were lucky enough, blessed even, to find a home with Hannalore and Corey at Boston for the Dogs. They understood the needs of our dogs and also our needs as humans. We have had a hard year with our family and they helped us, in a holistic way, get a grip on being dog parents again. Piper and June are now much happier that we have people that love, care and challenge our dogs. We are very grateful for the opportunity to not only have a trusted dog walking company but that training and practice opportunities are available through the company as well.”

-Marty and Mindy
-Marty and Mindy

“Ever since we started training at BTFD with our rescue Marty our little guy has become so confident and I feel like they have also give us the tools to follow through with training. We’ve learned so many excellent training techniques and enrichment activities. We love pack n play! It’s a fun social environment and Marty gets to work on real life skills with distractions.”