Colonial Dog Training Testimonials 

Here’s just a few of our Boston Success Stories:

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Thank you for all you, and your dog training, has done for Bear.  My wife now feels much more comfortable with him and feels like she can communicate with him better.  Now she takes him for walks every day

Ken D.

Sadie and Dudely are doing great, we are so amazed by the difference we see in them, especially with Sadie and walking on-leash.  We’ve also noticed that they are both just much more attentive to our commands and likely to respond on our first request.  Thank you again for all of your help.  Being able to walk Sadie without fear of her lunging or pulling is amazing.

Sam T.

Jackie, Murphy has been doing great since we worked with you.  Our walks, which used to be a chore, and a huge source of anxiety for him, and us, are now a joy.  Thank You!

Pat W.

Hi Jackie- just a few nice little stories to share- we had a contractor come in yesterday (the one I said Brady hated and who’s afraid of Brady) and he was in place- did FABULOUS!!  one short quick bark and then nothing else 🙂 Also, woman came in the door of his day care when we were leaving – he normally would lunge- he did nothing 🙂 Yay!!  Just wanted to make you smile about his little successes.

Jen M.

Just took the dogs on a nice long walk with my friend and her Doberman. We passed about 15 dogs and Louie did not make a peep!!! He responded so well it was awesome! Now they are relaxing in place. This is awesome. I’m truly in awe. We even stopped to talk to a man about 15 feet away, I put both dogs in a sit and they both laid down on the grass for about 10 minutes while we talked with them. That was especially impressive for Betsey considering her fear of men.

Peggy B.

Jackie is fantastic! She’s a wealth of knowledge and is very consistent in her training strategies. I’d highly recommend working with her. Within one week we had a whole new outlook on how to deal with our dog. Our dog doesn’t love kiddos but our ultimate goal is to be able to keep her after our baby is born in January. That being said, we are starting at square one. Our dog is relearning many of the things that seem basic, but are completely complex for a dogs brain. Just as the dog is learning, so are we! It’s been a great experience thus far, and we still have a ways to go. I’d recommend Colonial time and time again as your source for dog training!

Amber B.

We are only 1 session in and everything Jackie has taught us is useful! She makes it easy to understand for the humans and for the dogs! We are so lucky to have found her!

Elisabeth S.

Colonial Dog Training is amazing! I have a rescue dog who was found on the side of the road as a very young puppy and he has a lot of issues because of that. Kim is the third trainer I tried after being referred by a friend with her own rescue dog, and I’m thrilled to say i finally found someone who could help me. If you are willing to put in the work and do the training, you WILL see a difference after the very first session. It’s not easy because you’re training your dog that you are the leader and he is supposed to pay attention to what you ask him to do, but it really does work. Kim is wonderful to work with – she’s so professional and truly knows what she is doing. She actually takes you through a whole training program where each lesson builds on the previous one and your dog learns more and more challenging skills that make him more in tune to you and more able to listen in any situation. My pup and I are not done yet – we’re about 2 months in – but the difference is noticeable and not only to me. My neighbors routinely comment on how well behaved my dog is. I have already recommended Colonial Dog Training to several people and I will continue to!


Jackie was a godsend for our family. Our dog had a laundry list of behavior problems, and we were afraid (and broken-hearted) we would have to rehome her, but Jackie taught us extremely practical techniques to get a handle on the situation. Our dog will be with us for the rest of her life thanks to Colonial Dog Training and Jackie!”