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46

years

in Business

"Dont deprive your dog of a College education."

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General Info:

We have a training program tailored to fit your pet & family needs. We treat every dog as an individual, and utilize the most recent methods and psychology of a dog’s learning & memory process. We use methods that motivate and encourage dogs to want to learn & please their family.

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Canine College is a family owned & established Training, Boarding, Day Care and Grooming facility. We are located on 50 acres of fields & forests. Canine College was founded in 1970 in Holbrook Massachusetts on an old farmstead as a sporting dog and obedience kennel. We have grown over the years and have added a full line of services to accommodate all breeds of dogs. Our staffs of expert dog trainers have combined, over ninety (90) years of experience. Common problems such as jumping on people, dragging you down the street, nipping, chewing, not coming when called, and aggressive behavior are only some of the negative behaviors the we encounter. We at Canine College can meet your every need. We have training programs tailored to fit your pet and family. We treat every dog as an individual, and utilize the most recent methods and psychology of a dog’s learning and memory process. We use methods that motivate and encourage dogs to want to learn and please their human family. With the completion of the new building in 2006, we now have expanded our indoor and outdoor facilities, and have added additional day care areas. Visitors are always welcome. We commence training with Puppy Kindergarten for puppies’ age 9 weeks up to 16 weeks. After Graduation we advance you to the next level. Elementary, advanced training, off leash training and training for competition are also available. Training your dog and setting rules are very important in the success of communicating with your pet. Remember, dogs are creatures of habit. Why not form good behavioral habits before negative habits occur, by being consistent with your rules.

Location:
Holbrook MA Boston MA

Located just just 25 minutes south of Boston in Holbrook MA

Amenities:

Indoor housing, outdoor kennels, four outdoor daycare area, and a heated indoor daycare and training area. Miles of trails for walking.

Associations:
AKA:

Bow Wow Resort

Categories:
Guard Dogs, Dog Day Care, Dog Training, Kennels, Pet Boarding & Kennels, Pet Grooming, Pet Sitting & Exercising Services, Pet Training, Pet Services
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Parking: Lot

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05/24/2016

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We love canine college!!! We've been taking our dog there for the past 2 years for training, grooming, day care and bording. He absolutely loves going. If you even mention the words Canine College, he jumps up and wags his tail. Amanda is great and really cares about the dogs. Erika does an outstanding job with grooming (especially our long-haired dog!). Robin and Lyn are excellent trainers. They really understand how to control and motivate dogs of different breeds and ages.

11/10/2014

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we bring our puppy of 5 months...

we bring our puppy of 5 months to participated the resident training course for 2 weeks. the first week we went to see our dog, I didn't notice anything,they say is because the first week wich they shouldnt charge anything, if they don't learning anything. The second week I notice that the dog only learn heel and sitting. the middle of the week they call us and ask if the dog could stay 1 more week, what my dog is going to learning in 1 week what he didn't in 2 weeks. we went to get him without learning anything,only heel and sit. What waist of money. $900 in the trash. I try talk to bruce ,but was impossible, Amanda was very nice,but nice doesn't mean anything if my dog wasn't train propely. worst place to train a dog,very expencive. don't waist your money. I am just review now because I was wait for them to call me and talkin about a solution sice my dog didn't learning anything. but I guesss they didn't care.



alynne

claimed iconBusiness Response01/16/2015

Sorry to hear about your disappointment with your training results. Many factors contribute to training success. This is our 45th year doing the Resident Training Program (Board and Train). We want all our training to be successful .Please contact Bruce at 781-767-3908 for the follow up part of the training that is included in the program.

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12/05/2012

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My mom was bringing her dog he...

My mom was bringing her dog here for a few weeks, mostly without issue. When she went to pick him up yesterday she noticed that he had been bathed, which they had NEVER done before. She asked the girl, Amanda, why she had bathed him to which she vaguely replied that she "was bored". When my mom got him home she noticed he had several large puncture wounds around his neck and he was bleeding, bleeding enough to drip onto the floor. She called the Canine College to find out what happened, after several unsuccessful attempts to get anyone on the phone, to which the girl said nothing happened. Understandably, dogs will get into a scuffle, the problem is that she denied having any knowledge about what happened, yet she bathed him...? If he was bleeding enough to drip onto the floor, you'd think she'd have noticed? Advertised as SUPERVISED doggie daycare, that's debatable. They wouldn't say which dog got into the fight with our dog, so he needed to be put on antibiotics and get a new rabies shot.

01/10/2012

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What a great place. While wal...

What a great place. While walking around Casle Island (going for a drag) w my 1 yr old Labordoodle another dog walker appraoched and said you need to go to Canine College to learn good behavior and manners. Thank goodness I did, after a few weeks of group class training sessions my dog has learnt to walk on leash, sit, down, leave it and stay with distrations. This has come in so handy in the city with so many dogs and bad things for them to get their nose into. Now I walk with out getting pulled and my dog approaches other dogs in friendly manner that has made it all worth the drive to Holbrook. Have use them a few times for daycare and an overnight and my dog loves interaction at day care and the fresh air. Thanks Canine College

01/10/2012

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What a Place and so close to Boston

What a great place. While walking around Casle Island (going for a drag) w my 1 yr old Labordoodle another dog walker appraoched and said you need to go to Canine College to learn good behavior and manners. Thank goodness I did, after a few weeks of group class training sessions my dog has learnt to walk on leash, sit, down, leave it and stay with distrations. This has come in so handy in the city with so many dogs and bad things for them to get their nose into. Now I walk with out getting pulled and my dog approaches other dogs in friendly manner that has made it all worth the drive to Holbrook. Have use them a few times for daycare and an overnight and my dog loves interaction at day care and the fresh air. Thanks Canine College

11/18/2008

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Beware of this Facility!

As a vet tech in the area I have had a lot of experience with Canine College. Not only have we gotten calls from them due to having dogs escape while boarding but recently they released a dog to a friend and released the WRONG dog. This dog had spent 2 days outside and needed medical attention. Please research carefully prior to using this facility!

07/07/2008

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Overall
Not recommended

I had used Canine college twice before. Once for training/boarding and once for boarding. They taught my dog (commands) that he already knew so overall it was 80% a waste of money.

This yr, I sent my dog and our new puppy for boarding leaving VERY specific instructions. I went over them over the phone and on the day of drop-off.Our cousin picked them up from Canine College for us and when I went to pick them up I saw a huge scar on the back of my dog. I called the kennel regarding 1. the condition that my dog had come back in 2. overcharging me 3. not following my clear specific instructions 4. not returning my dogs with their belongings (bed mat, toys, food,etc)I finally talked to the manager there and he claimed that his employees had notified him right before I had called about the situation. I told the manager that no one had left a message for me on my phone that something had happened but to rest assure that my dog was fine. Basically no one even knew what exactly had happened and the manager clearly stated that it didn't concern him that his employees don't notify him of any situation like this. The mgr just assumed it happened during playtime and even suggested that my puppy (5lbs) did this to the bigger dog (25lbs) Ludicrous! This brings me to my other point that we specifically asked that they do not socialize our dogs with other dogs. If this instruction had been followed (rather ANY of the instructions), then this could have CLEARLY been avoided. Regardless to the fact that my dog is fine, he has scars all over his body. To be exact, he has a deep cut on his back that had healed with a 1 inch scab, about 5 scabs around his neck, and 3 around his body. They were all healed but quite disturbing.
He is running a business and he is poorly managing it. They obviously do not take responsibility for their mistakes and should not in good faith run their business this way.

I would NOT recommend this place for boarding.

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70 White Rock Spring RdHolbrookMA 02343

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