Professional In Home Dog Training: Serving Norfolk Co, Easton, Canton, Stoughton, Boston and beyond.

We're now offering classes at a new facility in Stoughton!!!  This bigger location has allowed us to expand our services. Reach out for more info. Also, check out

to learn about their wonderful programs!

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We are dedicated to helping dogs become well-balanced, well-behaved, socialized pets for their families.

Hello! Thank you for visiting!  You may have found me by just searching "best dog training near me," but let me tell you why your search should end here. My name is Rachel Antonino and I am a certified professional dog trainer through the Animal Behavior College. I am also a certified CCPDT-KA trainer and an AKC evaluator. I have over 10 years of experience training both my own dogs and clients' dogs. A Stoughton resident, I travel all around Norfolk County, Boston, and the surrounding areas to provide in home dog and puppy training as well as group classes, workshops, dog walking and pet sitting services. I believe working with dogs and having them as companions is a gift to be cherished. Establishing solid communication through play, engagement, and training is the best way to build a strong bond with your dog so you can have a great relationship with your furry companion.  Whether you're training a new puppy, or giving a rescue dog a forever home, I'd love to help!

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I follow the humane hierarchy when training. This means I always start with the most gentle approach possible and set your dog up for success! A personalized dog training approach allows me to treat every dog and puppy like an individual and maximize their learning potential. From obedience training for adult dogs to puppy training for younger dogs, to group dog training classes and reactivity workshops, I love helpinig you develop a healthy and long lasting relationship with your dog.

Along with training dogs, I am also a Massachusetts licensed horseback riding instructor and trainer as well as a special education teacher. I am passionate about teaching people of all abilities about dogs, dog training, and dog safety.

I love to see the results when people are able to understand new concepts and apply them to their dogs for positive results!  My goal is to train the animal and the owner in a way that creates positive results and makes the most sense to all involved.  
A happy content dog = a happy content household!

I look forward to getting to know you and your dog!  

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Pack Walks

Delightful Dogs offers monthly pack walks!

 Sign up now for this and future walks. 

These walks are a great way to work your dog among other people and dogs (using methods you are most comfortable with) with no pressure to interact. Run by a professional dog trainer, we ensure that each dog remains comfortable and safe during each outing.