Recommended Dog Professionals
Dog Walkers & Sitters
Paw Pack Adventure Club - I've accompanied Angela as she hikes a small pack of dogs off leash at Bower Springs in Bolton MA. I'm impressed with the control she has over the group and would recommend her to anyone who's dog is friendly and knows how to come when called. She also does 1 on 1 hikes with dogs in Leominster MA.
Gina's Family Pet Sitting - Gina offers a great dog walking service for people living in Fitchburg MA. Perfect for people who work long hours and need some help getting their dog some exercise, or for people with new puppies who need to be taken out frequently. If you have a trip planned, make sure you connect with Gina a few weeks before you leave so she can meet your dogs and take care of them when you're away.
Take a Hike - Dawn is great with dogs and is the perfect dog walker for people who live in Westminster. She specializes in taking care of geriatric dogs, but would love to take your puppy for a hike or for some play time in the woods.
Daycare & Boarding
The Rustic Dog, Westminster MA - Dave Hessel is a former colleague and teacher of mine. Him and his wife Sarah run a boarding, training, and daycare facility in Westminster Massachusetts. Check out their website for more info.
Dave currently has a long waiting list. I do not recommend any other daycares in central Massachusetts, I actually advise avoiding most daycares. If you can't get in with Dave, consider a dog walker as an alternative.
Creature Comforts, Sterling MA - Cheryl is a former colleague and has been grooming for years. I highly recommend her grooming services. Get in touch with Creature Comforts through their Facebook page.
Operant Canine - Pat Stuart of the Operant Canine is based in Sydney, Australia. He teaches a comprehensive training curriculum that is easily applied to pet and sport dogs. He also teaches seminars world wide. We have hosted him in the past, check the events page to see when he'll be back in the states.
The Canine Paradigm - Hosted by Glenn Cooke and Pat Stuart, this podcast is a wealth of information for anyone who's cares to learn more about their dogs.