Dog Basics,LLC

Family Dog Training

                                          About the trainer

     I have trained dogs for over twenty years and am an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Obedience Instructor

  •  AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC STAR Puppy Evaluator 

  • Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild

  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers 

  • Member of the Massachusetts Canine Professionals Club.

  •  Helping families with their dogs is something I love to do!

     I offer both walk-training and general obedience  training for dogs of all ages and breeds.
     I use positive training methods and stay current through seminars, books and media involving well known and well-educated dog training professionals.
     My family has two rescue dogs who have both overcome behavioral issues through positive, gentle training. It works!

Philosophy and Goal

My goal is to help owners and their dogs strengthen their relationship through obedience training and behavior modification.

 I use positive, gentle training methods and primarily "teach the owner to train the dog". My training instruction is particularly focused on pet dogs and their owners and families.

All ages and breeds of dog.

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  • ""Ms. Betsy Knox has been a wonderful teacher/trainer for our basset hound Dino. Our basset hound is typical: stubborn, but Betsy has a gentle yet assertive way of training. S..."
    Christine G.
  • "Betsy has a gentle but confident way with animals. She knew the best ways to approach our shy, fearful new adoptee from the shelter. Her positive approach to dog training gave m..."
    Jan C.