What do you need for class?

  • Bring your dog on a flat collar or harness and a 4 to 6 foot leash (not a retractable leash).
  • Bring LOTS of soft training treats such as Zukes or Liver Treats. Real chicken or cheese sticks (yes, cheese) work well too.
  • If class is close to meal time, you may want to only feed your dog half the meal.

Puppy Kindergarten (for dogs 8-20 weeks old)

Get your puppy off to a good start with Puppy Kindergarten. Your pup will learn basic obedience, such as sit, down, stay, recalls, leave-it and loose leash walking. More importantly, your new best friend will be able to socialize with other puppies the same age. We will discuss housebreaking, chewing, nipping and all the ups and downs of puppy parenthood.

At the end of each session, all pups are eligible to take the American Kennel Club's S.T.A.R. Puppy Exam. Your pup can earn his first title. For more information go to http://www.akc.org.

Puppy Kindergarten is held at Fox and Hounds Petit, Norwell AND Hingham Recreation Center.   To register for Hingham Recreation Center, you must register through the Town of Hingham.  Just click the RED button and search for "Donna's Do Right Dogs".

​​Fox and Hounds Petit
119 Washington, Norwell (between Fox and Hounds Main Site and Rite Aid Pharmacy)   

Starts Saturday January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
6 weeks, $175.00  

​Sorry!  Class is full.  Please email me to be put on the wait list:  donna@donnasdorightdogs.com


Hingham Recreation Center, 210 Central Street, Hingham
Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  

Starting  January 9, 2018, 6 weeks 
Visit Hingham Recreation Website to register!  (search for Donna's Do Right Dogs)


Donna also teaches Puppy K in Belmont on Thursdays at                         New England Dog Training go to www.nedtc.org

Puppy II: Curbing Adolescent Antics 
For dogs 5 to 18 months

Do you find yourself saying, "He used to be so cute" or "He just doesn't listen anymore."  Welcome to doggie adolescence!  During this period of time your dog is going through many physical, mental and emotional changes and you have signed up to take the ride as well.  This class will address all issues involving self control:  curbing jumping when greeting people, leave it, stay, recalls and walking on a loose leash.  

Puppy II is held in NORWELL at Fox and Hounds Petites
119 Washington, Norwell (between Fox and Hounds and Rite Aid Pharmacy)

Next class starts Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
6 weeks, $175.00  

Sorry!  This class is full but PLEASE email me to be put on the waiting list.  Sometimes people cancel I a spot opens up.


You can also register for Basic Manners in Hingham (see below).


 Basic Manners

This class is for dogs off all ages who need a little refresher on the finer points of living with humans.   We will cover the basics such as sit, down, come, stay and loose leash walking.  The real fun starts when address polite greetings a/k/a/ not jumping (human and canine), go to your mat (staying on a place on a mat), leave it (don't go there!) and drop it! (give me my shoe!)

Hingham Recreation Center, 210 Central Street, Hingham
Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  starting January 9, 2018, 6 weeks 
Visit Hingham Recreation Website to register!

Advanced Obedience with Clicker Training 

This class is for dogs of all ages who want to refine what they have learned in Basic Manners or Puppy II and take it to the next level.   We will be using clicker training to shape behaviors such as:

Sit and Down Stay, Duration and Distance 
Loose Leash Walking with Distraction
Recalls with Distance and Distraction
Leave It (Advanced)
Greeting Sits (no jumping!)
Touch Games (so much fun!)

It's o.k. if you haven't used a clicker before, we will get you clicking in no time!  If you want more info watch this video.

Advanced Obedience is held in NORWELL at Fox and Hounds Petite 119 Washington, Norwell (between Fox and Hounds and Rite Aid Pharmacy)   

Starts Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.
4 weeks, $120.00  


​​Canine Good Citizen

The Canine Good Citizen Program  that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.   It's a  5 week training program and  a 10-step test, showing they can be polite to strangers and other dogs, come when called,  stay, walk on leash and be left with a stranger.    All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.    Click the link below for a link to the complete test.


It is the  first step toward becoming a Therapy Dog and a  Competition Obedience career.   In addition, some homeowner owner insurance policies may require the certification.

Next class will be early 2018 at Fox and Hounds Petites, 119 Washington St., Norwell.  Keep checking back!

5 weeks, $150.00


Intro to Nosework

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

·         No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
·         In classes, dogs work one at a time and be kept separate                     between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too
·         Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put                      their energy into fun searches
  ·        Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to                           observe, understand, and rely upon his dog.

Intro to Nosework is held in NORWELL at
Fox and Hounds Petites
119 Washington, Norwell (between Fox and Hounds and Rite Aid Pharmacy)

Next class will be in 2018.  Keep checking back.

4 weeks, $120.00 

​​​Nosework 2:  Advanced-Intro to Odor

Now that your dog is proficient at searching for Birch in Containers, we will expand their skills to rooms outdoors.  We will also start to search for Anise and Clove.

Advanced Nosework is held in NORWELL at Fox and Hounds Petites
119 Washington, Norwell (between Fox and Hounds and Rite Aid Pharmacy)

Starts Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Fox and Hounds Petit, 119 Washington St. Norwell
4 weeks, $120.00​

​Sorry!  Class is full!

Nosework 3: Competition Searches (Outdoors)

We will put your dog's nosework skills to the test outdoors and work on handler techniques.

Next class starts TBD

4 weeks, $120.00

​​​​​Agility for FUN!  (Outdoors)

Want to have some fun with your dog? Agility is a great for exercise and building a partnership between you and your pooch. This course is not for those who want to compete professionally, but for those who want to have a good time! Your dog should be able to preform basic obedience and attention. 

Sorry!  The course is closed for the Season!