Photos – Clients

"Toby" the Shetland Sheepdog is a very timid little dog - fortunately he doesn't have fear aggression issues. He learning socialization and desensitization to noises, traffic and confidence building. He a sweet little dog and I am going to help him overcome his fears.

“Toby” the Shetland Sheepdog is a very timid little dog – fortunately he doesn’t have fear aggression issues. He learning socialization and desensitization to noises, traffic and confidence building. He a sweet little dog and I am going to help him overcome his fears.

This is awesome "Gracie" - finished her training yesterday and her mom just sent me this picture of her out hiking and socializing with other dogs and no more dog aggression! — at North Boston Dog Training.

This is awesome “Gracie” – finished her training yesterday and her mom just sent me this picture of her out hiking and socializing with other dogs and no more dog aggression! — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Simba" - Yellow Lab pup beginning Training and Socialization.

“Simba” – Yellow Lab pup beginning Training and Socialization.

"Jaco von Schweizerhof" - 5 months old he's awesome!! strong nerves and good drive!!

“Jaco von Schweizerhof” – 5 months old he’s awesome!! strong nerves and good drive!!

"Toby" and "Putter" - made fast friends and now they can help each other be more social and trusting.

“Toby” and “Putter” – made fast friends and now they can help each other be more social and trusting.

John Watson and his puppy "Bella von Mack-Zwinger" - Obedience Training

John Watson and his puppy “Bella von Mack-Zwinger” – Obedience Training

"Paisley" the Great Dane and "Rosie" the German Shepherd are both learning to interact with other dogs without displaying aggression. This was not possible a week ago - Their aggression is based on insecurity and both were very leash reactive and would lunge and growl at other dogs.

“Paisley” the Great Dane and “Rosie” the German Shepherd are both learning to interact with other dogs without displaying aggression. This was not possible a week ago – Their aggression is based on insecurity and both were very leash reactive and would lunge and growl at other dogs.

"Teddie" the Goldendoodle is in for Advanced Off leash obedience and Behavior Modification.

“Teddie” the Goldendoodle is in for Advanced Off leash obedience and Behavior Modification.

"Putter" and "Gracie" socializing, Obedience and Behavior Modification - both learning to get along with other dogs. Putter is 10 years old - you can teach and old dog new tricks!

“Putter” and “Gracie” socializing, Obedience and Behavior Modification – both learning to get along with other dogs. Putter is 10 years old – you can teach and old dog new tricks!

On the Bike Trail in Peabody MA with "Teddie" and "Kira" - Obedience Training and Behavior Modification.

On the Bike Trail in Peabody MA with “Teddie” and “Kira” – Obedience Training and Behavior Modification.

"Rosie" the German Shepherd - Obedience and Behavior Modification - Fear Aggression and Socialization.

“Rosie” the German Shepherd – Obedience and Behavior Modification – Fear Aggression and Socialization.

North Boston Dog Training - "Cooper" - working on his social anxiety and basic training. He's doing much better!!!

North Boston Dog Training – “Cooper” – working on his social anxiety and basic training. He’s doing much better!!!

Dog Training with "Lambert" — at Boston Navy Yard.

Dog Training with “Lambert” — at Boston Navy Yard.

Dog Training with "Bella" and Jim Connors — at Lake Quannapowitt.

Dog Training with “Bella” and Jim Connors — at Lake Quannapowitt.

Teaching "Celeste" to walk with the baby carriage — at City of Lynn.

Teaching “Celeste” to walk with the baby carriage — at City of Lynn.

IPO Obedience with Bart and Franjo - we are re-training Franjo with motivational techniques to overcome previous compulsion and what difference in attitude and attention!!!

IPO Obedience with Bart and Franjo – we are re-training Franjo with motivational techniques to overcome previous compulsion and what difference in attitude and attention!!!

Walking the trails and at the park Off Leash Training with - "Simba" and "Sasha" Hamilton — at Lincoln, MA.

Walking the trails and at the park Off Leash Training with – “Simba” and “Sasha” Hamilton — at Lincoln, MA.

"Jade" had a phobia of going into a travel crate and she was going to fly to Florida so I went to their home and we worked with her on confidence and now she goes in and out without problems. Now she's off to Florida to enjoy some fun in the sun

“Jade” had a phobia of going into a travel crate and she was going to fly to Florida so I went to their home and we worked with her on confidence and now she goes in and out without problems. Now she’s off to Florida to enjoy some fun in the sun

Puppy Training with - "Ella" working on down and stay — at Melrose Ma.

Puppy Training with – “Ella” working on down and stay — at Melrose Ma.

Puppy training with Clara and her dog "Frankie" even young children can be involved in training the family dog. — at Swampscott, MA.

Puppy training with Clara and her dog “Frankie” even young children can be involved in training the family dog. — at Swampscott, MA.

Puppy Training with Jonyelle B. Winfrey and "Malibu" bred by Jennifer Hopkins Marschhausen - what a nice pup!! Super smart and fantastic temperament!!

Puppy Training with Jonyelle B. Winfrey and “Malibu” bred by Jennifer Hopkins Marschhausen – what a nice pup!! Super smart and fantastic temperament!!

Stephanie and"Jaws" the Bull Terrier - Obedience Training and Behavior Modification for Dominant and Possessiveness. — at City of Beverly.

Stephanie and”Jaws” the Bull Terrier – Obedience Training and Behavior Modification for Dominant and Possessiveness. — at City of Beverly.

Another Proud Day for North Boston Dog Training!!!

Another Proud Day for North Boston Dog Training!!!

"Noelle" the Standard Poodle - she was raised as a Show Dog and basically only knew how to stand and keep her head level. She also was shy and sensitive to noise and quick movements - now through patience and proper handling she now is getting much more confident and we are able to start Imprinting for AKC Obedience. ‪#‎poodleobedience‬

“Noelle” the Standard Poodle – she was raised as a Show Dog and basically only knew how to stand and keep her head level. She also was shy and sensitive to noise and quick movements – now through patience and proper handling she now is getting much more confident and we are able to start Imprinting for AKC Obedience. ‪#‎poodleobedience‬

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Training with "Cooper" in Salem, MA Halloween Festival - Socialization and Aggression Neutralization.

Training with “Cooper” in Salem, MA Halloween Festival – Socialization and Aggression Neutralization.

Alex and "MIka" 1st lesson Obedience Training and Behavior Modification.

Alex and “MIka” 1st lesson Obedience Training and Behavior Modification.

In-Home Training in Lincoln, MA - with "Simba" the Rhodesian Ridgeback anxiety and territorial aggression.

In-Home Training in Lincoln, MA – with “Simba” the Rhodesian Ridgeback anxiety and territorial aggression.

"Swizzy" - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification. — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Swizzy” – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification. — at North Boston Dog Training. Lori Gallivan — 5 starMike recently spent an entire week training our 3 year old Yorkie named Swizzle. We were afraid she was too old to unlearn some of her protective (very terrier like) behaviors, but Mike worked wonders with her. We still have to continue her training…but we never could have done it without him. I recommend you give Mike a call if you’re even considering training for your pet. Thanks Mike.

In Home Dog Training - working on down and stay with - "Blue" Buonapane in Lynnfield, MA

In Home Dog Training – working on down and stay with – “Blue” Buonapane in Lynnfield, MA

Addie and Ranger - Advanced Off-Leash Training and Behavior Modification.

Addie and Ranger – Advanced Off-Leash Training and Behavior Modification.

In-Home Dog Training - "Daisy" Kennedy - Mike Harrington made a home visit and designed a structured management program to cure Daisy's House Training issues. - North Boston Dog Training

In-Home Dog Training – “Daisy” Kennedy – Mike Harrington made a home visit and designed a structured management program to cure Daisy’s House Training issues. – North Boston Dog Training

"Arizona" Lewis - Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification

“Arizona” Lewis – Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification

"CoCo" Hartmann - Advanced Off-Leash Training and Behavior Modification

“CoCo” Hartmann – Advanced Off-Leash Training and Behavior Modification

On Location at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA - Obedience Training and Behavior Modification - they are doing Awesome!!

On Location at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA – Obedience Training and Behavior Modification – they are doing Awesome!!

"Nala" Betz - Graduation Day Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

“Nala” Betz – Graduation Day Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification – Who is this Cesar Milan guy anyway? Mike H is the best, I worked with another trainer years ago to no avail with my other dogs and hands down from day one Mike is the best He made transitioning with our puppy smooth and can’t wait to move on Thanks Mike! Dave B

Mike's expertise and application of skills were evident the moment I brought my German Shepherd to him. He was able to diagnose my dog's working capabilities and implement them into training immediately. I have recommended numerous friends with all types of dogs to Mike and will continue to do so.

Scot Frink and “Rollie2 von Ryanhaus” – Mike’s expertise and application of skills were evident the moment I brought my German Shepherd to him. He was able to diagnose my dog’s working capabilities and implement them into training immediately. I have recommended numerous friends with all types of dogs to Mike and will continue to do so.

"Josie" and "Boo" - Graduated Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification

“Josie” and “Boo” – Graduated Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification – 2 dogs that could NEVER be let off leash or would run for miles – now well behaved and obedient.

"Goose" Civiello - Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification

“Goose” Civiello – Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Modification- Erin Civiello reviewed North Boston Dog Training — 5 star Just now · Mike was able to help me gain control of my dog Goose. Goose went to day school with Mike and in just 1 week we can see remarkable improvements in his behavior. I feel more comfortable handling him on leash after Mike’s training and guidance. Pulling on leash was a huge issue and now there is none. He heels and stays bu my side. Goose is able to have freedom off leash now too without having to worry about any unpredictable behavior. Mike also gave me some insight into dog behavior and Goose’s personality which has helped me a lot. I would highly recommend North Boston Dog Training and would continue to use them in the future. Thanks Mike!

"Murphy" Frampton - Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

“Murphy” Frampton – Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

"Zeus" Charette - Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

“Zeus” Charette – Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

"Luna" the Chinese Crested - 2 weeks of Training and Behavior Modification - Anxiety and Aggression Issues. #aggressivedogrehabilitation

“Luna” the Chinese Crested – 2 weeks of Training and Behavior Modification – Anxiety and Aggression Issues. #aggressivedogrehabilitation

 

So as you may know, up until last week, my dog Max WAS crazy and completely uncontrollable. This past week he spent the week with a trainer... a full week, the results were AWESOME!! Today we spent the day off leash, playing in the back yard, sitting on the front porch enjoying the weather, and going for a long walk with a well behaved dog that walked right next to me. This is NOT the same dog I had last weekend and I can finally enjoy this pup without stressing about his dog aggression and unruly behavior. Thank you Mike Harrington and North Boston Dog Training

So as you may know, up until last week, my dog Max WAS crazy and completely uncontrollable.
This past week he spent the week with a trainer… a full week, the results were AWESOME!!
Today we spent the day off leash, playing in the back yard, sitting on the front porch enjoying the weather, and going for a long walk with a well behaved dog that walked right next to me.
This is NOT the same dog I had last weekend and I can finally enjoy this pup without stressing about his dog aggression and unruly behavior. Thank you Mike Harrington and North Boston Dog Training

"Cassius" - Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification.

“Cassius” – Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification.

"Max" and "Kelo" - Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification. both had aggression issues that have been worked out through intense training and understanding.

“Max” and “Kelo” – Advanced Off Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.
both had aggression issues that have been worked out through intense training and understanding.

Dog Aggression can be cured at North Boston Dog Training

Dog Aggression can be cured at North Boston Dog Training

2015 New England Regional USCA Helper Seminar and Certification - Hosted by Inner City Working Dog Club.

2015 New England Regional USCA Helper Seminar and Certification – Inner City Working Dog Club. Mike received an “Excellent” rating for his performance and Certification.

"Ilise von Mack-Zwinger" - AKA - "Bella and her owner John Watson started puppy obedience today!!! Very nice puppy!!! She has a wonderful temperament and is very smart!! #puppytraining — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Ilise von Mack-Zwinger” – AKA – “Bella and her owner John Watson started puppy obedience today!!! Very nice puppy!!! She has a wonderful temperament and is very smart!! #puppytraining — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Moe" - Yorkie has severe anxiety and impulse control along with compulsive barking - but he's doing very well already!! 2 weeks Day School - Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. #neuroticdog — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Moe” – Yorkie has severe anxiety and impulse control along with compulsive barking – but he’s doing very well already!! 2 weeks Day School – Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. #neuroticdog — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Harley" - Rescue - Day School - Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification #obediencetrainingpeabody — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Harley” – Rescue – Day School – Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification #obediencetrainingpeabody — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Mia" Rescue Pit Bull - started 2 weeks of Day School today - Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. ‪#‎rescuepitbulltrainingnorthshore‬

“Mia” Rescue Pit Bull – started 2 weeks of Day School today – Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. ‪#‎rescuepitbulltrainingnorthshore‬

"Paisley" the Great Dane - started 2 weeks of Day School today - Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. #allbreeddogtrainingnorthshore — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Paisley” the Great Dane – started 2 weeks of Day School today – Advanced Obedience and Behavior Modification. #allbreeddogtrainingnorthshore — at North Boston Dog Training.

 

Puppy Training with Lydia and "Blue"

Puppy Training with Lydia and “Blue”

"Swizzy" - the Yorkie is doing very well socializing with "Sam" other dogs and children. — at North Boston Dog Training.

“Swizzy” – the Yorkie is doing very well socializing with “Sam” other dogs and children. — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Max" - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

“Max” – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

Mike Harrington and Hanyo von Mack-Zwinger

Mike Harrington and Hanyo von Mack-Zwinger

Tuesday Morning BH Obedience Group - Dogs and Handlers are making steady Improvements getting ready for Trialing in September. — with Rhonda Greenwood and 3 others at North Boston Dog Training.

Tuesday Morning BH Obedience Group – Dogs and Handlers are making steady Improvements getting ready for Trialing in September. — with Rhonda Greenwood and 3 others at North Boston Dog Training.

Barbara Hogan and "Mikey" are achieving their goals with coaching and training from North Boston Dog Training.

Barbara Hogan and “Mikey” are achieving their goals with coaching and training from North Boston Dog Training. Today they earned their first IPO title – the BH which translates as Traffic Sure Companion Dog – a rigorous test of both Obedience skills and Temperament test!!! they passed with flying colors!!

Group Obedience Training Class

Group Obedience Training Class

Group Obedience Class

Group Obedience Class in Ipswich, MA

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Long down with Distraction

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Group IPO Obedience Training – Improving every session!!!

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“Luke” working on his “social skills” with “Scarlett”

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“Luke” working on his “social skills” with “Scarlett” – “Luke” is very relaxed now!!

Great Training Day! Thank You to Mike Harrington for helping my dog reach his full potential. I feel that we are making many accomplishments together as a team!!! Thanks also to AJ for assisting. Saturday is our favorite day of the week! — feeling accomplished.

Great Training Day! Thank You to Mike Harrington for helping my dog reach his full potential. I feel that we are making many accomplishments together as a team!!! Thanks also to AJ for assisting. Saturday is our favorite day of the week! — feeling accomplished.

Saturday Morning IPO Obedience group.

Saturday Morning IPO Obedience group.

"Jack" Damiano the Pit Bull is a rescue dog with severe anxiety issues. It was impossible to get him near the car never mind in it. So his mom Rachel called me and i did a home visit. Our 1st session i was able to get Jack into the car and in no time he was going in and out without any problems. So he went for a ride and Rachel took him to McDonald's for a cheeseburger which he enjoyed, turning a negative into a positive!!! - North Boston Dog Training

“Jack” Damiano the Pit Bull is a rescue dog with severe anxiety issues. It was impossible to get him near the car never mind in it. So his mom Rachel called me and i did a home visit. Our 1st session i was able to get Jack into the car and in no time he was going in and out without any problems. So he went for a ride and Rachel took him to McDonald’s for a cheeseburger which he enjoyed, turning a negative into a positive!!! – North Boston Dog Training

1st lesson Simba wanted to eat me. - 2nd lesson we have become buddies and he's learning to trust.

1st lesson Simba wanted to eat me. – 2nd lesson we have become buddies and he’s learning to trust.

"Florry" Bauta - after one day of training can now be walked by her owners 4 year old little girl on a loose leash!!! — feeling fabulous at North Boston Dog Training.

“Florry” Bauta – after one day of training can now be walked by her owners 4 year old little girl on a loose leash!!! — feeling fabulous at North Boston Dog Training.

"Cooper" Martinelle - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Personal Protection

“Cooper” Martinelle – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Personal Protection

"Luke" Eici - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

“Luke” Eici – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

"Florry" Bauta - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

“Florry” Bauta – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification

IPO Obedience Training - Group Class!!

IPO Obedience Training – Group Class!!

IPO Obedience Training - Group Class!!

IPO Obedience Training – Group Class!!

Group Obedience Training Class

Group Obedience Training Class

Christian Alquinta and His Bernese Mountain Dog "Max" - 12 year old boy that can handle a 100 pound dog thanks to North Boston Dog Training.

Christian Alquinta and His Bernese Mountain Dog “Max” – 12 year old boy that can handle a 100 pound dog thanks to North Boston Dog Training.

Cynthia and "Beo von Lynne-hof" - IPO Obedience

Cynthia and “Beo von Lynne-hof” – IPO Obedience

Rhonda and "Esko von Ruhpark" - Training for their BH title - IPO Sport

Rhonda and “Esko von Ruhpark” – Training for their BH title – IPO Sport

AJ and "Drago non Teufel" - Training for BH title - IPO Sport

AJ and “Drago non Teufel” – Training for BH title – IPO Sport

Barbara and "Mike von Barrenberg" - training for IPO1 title

Barbara and “Mike von Barrenberg” – training for IPO1 title

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Tammy Maglio — 5 starI have been training with Mike for a little over 6 weeks, my 2yr old male has taken huge strides in training for IPO since we’ve started. Mike is very hands on when he teaches you. I recommend Mike for any of your training needs

Mark and Tally - getting ready for their BH title in IPO Sport

Mark and Tally – getting ready for their BH title in IPO Sport

Mike Harrington Heeling with his own dog - Hanyo von Mack-Zwinger - IPO Training

Mike Harrington Heeling with his own dog – Hanyo von Mack-Zwinger – IPO Training

 "Kelo" - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

“Kelo” – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

"Hunter" - Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

“Hunter” – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification.

"Rocco" Ventullo - with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

“Rocco” Ventullo – with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

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"Rocco" Ventullo - with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

“Rocco” Ventullo – with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

"Rocco" Ventullo - with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

“Rocco” Ventullo – with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

"Rocco" Ventullo - with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

“Rocco” Ventullo – with Adreanna, Angelina and Vanessa all getting involved in training their new Cane Corso puppy. The girls did a great job today!!!

Kathie with "Tucker" and "Penny" - Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior

Kathie with “Tucker” and “Penny” – Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior

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Cynthia and “Beo von Lynnhof” IPO Competition Obedience Training

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Tom and “Max” – BH Obedience Training and Personal Protection

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Kyle and “Scarlett” – Puppy Development and Behavior Training

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Marianne and “Holly” – advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Training

"Romeo" Figuaroa - Advanced Off- Leash and Behavior Training.

“Romeo” Figuaroa – Advanced Off- Leash and Behavior Training.

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“Abby” the Beagle is enrolled in our Day School – Advanced Off-Leash and Behavior Program

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“Dobby” the Cocker-Poo – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Aggression Issues.

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“Nikko” the Alaskan Malamute has/had Severe Dog and Handler Aggression – at 140 pounds he was totally unmanageable and now he is calm and under control!! He can even down and stay beside another dog! Mike is the best! I brought him my 11 month old Malamute Nikko who was uncontrollable on and off leash! Nikko would bite me if he saw another dog, be destructive around house, and I had no control over him he was a monster! After just a few sessions he is a better dog, no more aggression, easy to walk, and listens around the house! It was a miracle! I am having him train my other Malamute as well! If you need your dog trained he is the best!

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“Val” Strout – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Program

Caitlin and "Rudder" Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification
Caitlin and “Rudder” Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior Modification – Mike worked with my 8 month old, 80 lb golden doodle puppy this week. The improvements in just one week are incredible… No more biting, jumping up on us, he stays with us when walking off leash. Rudder is my first dog and I was unsure of how to discipline to correct these problems. And Mike not only worked with Rudder 1 on 1 but he invited me to come along for some tips and training as well! It was hugely helpful. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a dog/puppy trainer! Thank you Mike! We will keep in touch!

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Meghan and her German Shepherd puppy “Sam” – Obedience Training and Behavior – they are doing great!!!

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“Patch” Dicarlo had a severe phobia of the family car and refused to go into the car – He had not been in the car in over a year. They had employed other Dog Trainers with no results. First In – Home session with Mike Harrington and Patch is jumping in and enjoying the ride!!! – Dan Shaughnessy reviewed North Boston Dog Training — 5 star 2 hrs · Mike changed my family’s rescued dog into a success. Our dog had a real bad up bringing with the previous owner. He was nervous of everything and was petrified to go into the vehicles. We tried many dog services wth no success. This went on for over a year. We spent alot of money for vets to come to the house. Mike spent a full hour with patches and success. Patches was cured with the vehicles. We would recommend Mike entirely

Mike changed my family’s rescued dog into a success. Our dog had a real bad up bringing with the previous owner. He was nervous of everything and was petrified to go into the vehicles. We tried many dog services wth no success. This went on for over a year. We spent alot of money for vets to come to the house. Mike spent a full hour with patches and success. Patches was cured wth the vehicles. We would recommend Mike entrely.

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“Sadie” Stowell – Aggressive Dog Rehabilitation and Obedience Training – Class # 3 and she is doing awesome! Her Dominance Aggression is no longer an issue and she is in a down/stay at the park while watching the Baseball game.

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“Josie” the Bichon – Advanced Off-Leash Obedience and Behavior.

"Jax" and my dad

Our dog “Jax” grew up very spoiled and was absolutely out of control! He would jump all over visitors and “take us” for walks. With Mikes expertise Jax is now a well mannered and enjoyable member of our family.
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This is “Jax” with my dad when he visited at North Boston Dog Training.

David and "Nala" 5 months old - Focused Attention and IPO Sport Obedience Training — at North Boston Dog Training.

David and “Nala” 5 months old – Focused Attention and IPO Sport Obedience Training — at North Boston Dog Training.

Barbara Hogan and "Mike Von Barrenberg" and Emily Goodman with "Willow" IPO Obedience with Mike Harrington - North Boston Dog Training

Barbara Hogan and “Mike Von Barrenberg” and Emily Goodman with “Willow” IPO Obedience with Mike Harrington – North Boston Dog Training

"Teddie" - The American Eskimo learning Obedience and addressing Aggression Issues. This is his first interaction with Board and Train client "Kopa Lawson" he's doing great!!!

“Teddie” – The American Eskimo learning Obedience and addressing Aggression Issues. This is his first interaction with Board and Train client “Kopa Lawson” he’s doing great!!! – Sheila Waller Teheen — 5 starMike has been a great help to us with our American Eskimo and his aggression with people and other dogs. We saw results with his behavior the first week. Highly recommended! 🙂

"Molli" Cameron at North Boston Dog Training Day School - Aggressive Dog Rehabilitation - Molli is doing great!

“Molli” Cameron at North Boston Dog Training Day School – Aggressive Dog Rehabilitation – Molli is doing great!

Greg Walsh and his Akita "Mack" 5 week Obedience Course followed by Personal Protection Training. — at North Boston Dog Training.

Greg Walsh and his Akita “Mack” 5 week Obedience Course followed by Personal Protection Training. — at North Boston Dog Training.

"Jax Von Barrenberg" IPO Puppy Training.

“Jax Von Barrenberg” IPO Puppy Training.

Ute and "Barolo" the Labra-Doodle learning Private Lessons for both On and Off-Leash Obedience Training.

Ute and “Barolo” the Labra-Doodle learning Private Lessons for both On and Off-Leash Obedience Training.

"Jax Von Barrenberg" and Deborah Cassallas working on focus and attention at 10 weeks old!

“Jax Von Barrenberg” and Deborah Cassallas working on focus and attention – “Jax” is only 10 weeks old!

"Riley" Mahoney learning "Place" command, Impulse Control and Exciteable Barking & Behavior Management as well as Off- Leash Control at North Boston dog Training day School.

“Riley” Mahoney learning “Place” command, Impulse Control and Exciteable Barking & Behavior Management as well as Off- Leash Control at North Boston dog Training day School.

"Kopa" is being Trained for Advanced Off-Leash Obedience & Level 1 Personal Protection. Board & Train Program.

“Kopa” is being Trained for Advanced Off-Leash Obedience & Level 1 Personal Protection. Board & Train Program.

"Brynn" Doyle - Olde English Bulldog - Off Leash Training and Behavior Modification

“Brynn” Doyle Olde English Bulldog – Off Leash Training and Behavior Modification

For me my experience training with mike has been invaluable, As a Police Officer and aspiring police K9 handler I was eager to learn about K9's and what effort goes into training them for all aspects of service. Mike was very knowledgable with his craft and methodical in training the dog as well as the handler to work well together as a team. When I first met Mike he compared the protection training to that of a child taking martial arts, it's designed to build confidence and discipline. I have observed his patience working with different dogs and handlers of all experience levels, and his creativity with finding different avenues to get the desired actions from the dog and handler. I have watched my dog flourish in protection and have begun tracking and some advanced obedience, I am very excited to see how much "Zeek"and I can learn while training with mike.

For me my experience training with mike has been invaluable, As a Police Officer and aspiring police K9 handler I was eager to learn about K9’s and what effort goes into training them for all aspects of service. Mike was very knowledgable with his craft and methodical in training the dog as well as the handler to work well together as a team. When I first met Mike he compared the protection training to that of a child taking martial arts, it’s designed to build confidence and discipline. I have observed his patience working with different dogs and handlers of all experience levels, and his creativity with finding different avenues to get the desired actions from the dog and handler. I have watched my dog flourish in protection and have begun tracking and some advanced obedience, I am very excited to see how much “Zeek”and I can learn while training with mike.

12 Dog / Handler teams for Saturday Group Obedience and Protection Training-North Boston Dog Training

Maggie and Molly

Maggie and Molly at Day School

Dave with "Cooper von Barrenberg" and Barry with "Lexi von Barrenberg" doing some Obedience in the snow before Protection Training with Mike Harrington in North Reading, MA

Dave with “Cooper von Barrenberg” and Barry with “Lexi von Barrenberg” doing some Group Obedience in the snow before Protection Training with Mike Harrington in North Reading, MA

"We are so pleased with the progress of our 5 month old Weimaraner. We have been sending him to Mike two days a week for full days of training and couldn't be more pleased! We completely trust leaving our dog knowing he is in good hands. When we pick our puppy up at the end of the day Mike goes over what he learned and shows us what to do. His training is very effective. Thanks Mike! Louis and Jenna

“We are so pleased with the progress of our 5 month old Weimaraner. We have been sending him to Mike two days a week for full days of training and couldn’t be more pleased! We completely trust leaving our dog knowing he is in good hands. When we pick our puppy up at the end of the day Mike goes over what he learned and shows us what to do. His training is very effective.
Thanks Mike!
Louis and Jenna

Chris and Diane with their dog "Sydney"

Chris and Diane with their Boxer “Sydney” – Off-Leash Obedience Training and Behavior  Modification -“We couldn’t be happier with Mike’s training program. Individual sessions at your choice of venue makes it ideal. each session is an hour, but if it runs over Mike will stay until needed. He not only tells you what you need to do, but also explains in detail the purpose of why. I would highly recommend Mike’s training to anyone looking for a trainer.” – Christopher Dineen. Wakefield, MA

Linda and "Hannibal" are Training for IPO Protection.

Linda and “Hannibal” are Training for IPO Protection.

Diane and "Lola" in Training for IPO Sport Competition.

Diane and “Lola” in Training for IPO Sport Training.

Wendy and "Gunner" are Training for Personal Protection

Wendy and “Gunner” are Training for Personal Protection

Socialization with other dogs and children

Group Socialization with other dogs and children

Down and Stay under Distractions

Down and Stay under Distractions

Joe and "CoCo" Obedience and Behavior Training

Joe and “CoCo” Obedience and Behavior Training

"Benson" at North Boston Dog Training Day School - Obedience Training and impulse Control.

“Benson” at North Boston Dog Training Day School – Obedience Training and impulse Control.

"Brandy" at North Boston Dog Training Day School for Obedience and Aggressive Dog rehabilitation.

“Brandy” at North Boston Dog Training Day School for Obedience and Aggressive Dog rehabilitation.

Kevin and "Zeek" Training for Obedience and Protection

Kevin and “Zeek” – Training for Obedience and ProtectionFor me my experience training with mike has been invaluable, As a Police Officer and aspiring police K9 handler I was eager to learn about K9’s and what effort goes into training them for all aspects of service. Mike was very knowledgable with his craft and methodical in training the dog as well as the handler to work well together as a team. When I first met Mike he compared the protection training to that of a child taking martial arts, it’s designed to build confidence and discipline. I have observed his patience working with different dogs and handlers of all experience levels, and his creativity with finding different avenues to get the desired actions from the dog and handler. I have watched my dog flourish in protection and have begun tracking and some advanced obedience, I am very excited to see how much “Zeek”and I can learn while training with Mike.

Sheehan's

We are so fortunate to have met Mike Harrington. We are not new to dog training having had dogs for years. My husband and I enlisted Mike’s help after observing him work with dogs. He is absolutely one of a kind, we call him the “dog whisperer”. He was able to help us understand and modify training with our two dogs; a six month old German Shepherd and a five year old Newfie. Mike has such a nice commanding style. He is a pleasure to work with, the dogs really like him AND he comes to your house!!! Linda and Barry Sheehan-Reading, MA

Emily and her Giant Schnauzer "Blackburn" are Training for Obedience and Personal Protection

Emily and her Giant Schnauzer “Blackburn” are Training for Obedience and Personal Protection

Trooper - Obedience Training and Behavior Modification. Thanks Mike Trooper's doing great! Billy K. - Beverly, MA

Trooper – Obedience Training and Behavior Modification. “Thanks Mike Trooper’s doing great!” Billy K. – Beverly, MA

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The kids love “Zelic” and he loves watching over them. Zelic is completely trained for Off-Leash Obedience and Manners. “Thanks Mike for all the great training, you have the experience training dog’s like Zelic and he is amazing”. Fran Beaulieu Rockport, MA

Radar & Shamwell

“Radar” & “Shamwell” Yorkie mixes. Learning attention and focus during their first lesson. Lauren-Salem, MA. Lulu Ayube Just completed 5 sessions with Mike and my two dogs, Sham and Radar. Mike was very knowledgable, and great with the boys. Sham is not quite a year old yet. He went from being almost completely unmanageable, to a fun loving companion. He is 110% easier to walk on a leash and both dogs get along better because of their training.

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AJ Miller and his German Shepherd “Jake” are Training for IPO / Schutzhund Sport Obedience and Protection. “Mike has a very unique understanding of dogs and training them. The progress I’ve seen in Jake in such a short period of time is amazing. My dog is more confident than ever. he is understanding what is being asked of him, and is having fun in the process. Mikes love for dogs comes through in his training. I couldn’t be happier!” A J Miller – Nashua, NH