Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and that the rest of the Holidays are good for you as well. I just wanted to reach out to you again and thank you for everything you did in helping me with Max. From the very first day of walking into training and you explained fully what the class was about, until the final day when I reached out to you to help find the best way to help Max in the end. You have always been there when I had questions and concerns, and always gave great advice and helpful information. I could not have reached that potential for Max without your guidance and expertise. You are clearly very interested in every dogs welfare and helping their humans to reach that potential. I would not hesitate to bring another best friend into your training program and know that if I did, it is with the best interest of the dog in mind. Again, thank you for everything you’ve done for me and Max. Shawn
Gina H. 10/22/16 We bring our dog at least 3-4 times per week and she LOVES everyone at Alpha Dog! She knows when her collar goes on her in the morning she's heading to her favorite place and the doggie butt wiggles begin. We also board her there and I honestly wouldn't trust anyone else with our little girl. Sending her to Alpha Dog was the best decision..well besides rescuing her..that we've made.
April L. 10/10/16 We just started puppy training this weekend with Kendra at Alpha dog! She was extremely knowledgeable, calm, assertive and great with the pups! She is a natural "Alpha", seeing her with the dogs reminded me of Ceasar Milan. We look forward to the great experience we know we will have! Kendra also trained our older Akita 10 years ago!
Kristina B. 9/12/16 Love the Alpha Dog Center. We have a 4 month old lab and this is our first experience with dog daycare. The staff has been great and check in is very easy and quick. Love the live video so I was able to see Pepper playing. I don't have to worry about her while I'm at work. One of the best decisions we've made. Will recommend you to anyone who needs dog daycare
Diana D. 6/9/16 A friend had recommended Alpha Dog Center to us. If I could give this place a million stars I would. Our two year old Siberian Husky has been going there since she was a puppy. We completed the training class with the owner, she is a wealth of knowledge on dogs and their behavior. Huskies are known to be difficult to train, and we were adamant to have a well behaved Husky. Not just for our sake, but so she could live the best life. Kendra helped us understand the importance of consistency in training, and to not stop just because they aren't a "puppy" anymore. Sakari goes to daycare at least once a week, and comes home mentally and physically drained. She also gets her baths there and nails dremeled!! We have used all the services this business offers, and recommend them on a regular basis. They go above and beyond for the dogs daily, we wouldn't trust our girl anywhere else!
Roberta C. 12/1/15 Having used other trainers, day care and groomers for my older dog I wanted someone who would be "real". When we got Gus, our Black Lab/Hound Mix, he was a handful. I tried to work with him myself but got nowhere. I had just moved to Cumberland from Attleboro and looked for recommendations to a quality trainer and groomer (Spencer is a 10-1/2 year old Golden). My neighbor suggested I check out Alpha Dog Center and it was the best advice I got. We started out by getting both dogs nails done and then I signed up for Kendra's basic obedience classes with Gus. He did well, but being the mix that he is, he needed more. Kendra and I set up a one on one schedule and she met us at the Monastery (where I frequently walk the dogs). Kendra worked with "both" of us and in the end Gus did well but still needed something else. Kendra suggested some daycare as he had never been away from me and it was evident that he did not fully respect me because I was always there. That did the trick. Gus started going to daycare one day a week and he did a turn around with his respect. Yes, we still have some days that Gus wants to do it his way, but with the tools Kendra gave me for working with him he does great. I cannot say enough good about them and all that they do. If you want up front training for both you and your dog then this is the place to to. If you want a happy, well behaved, social dog with good manners then I strongly suggest that you go to Alpha Dog Center and take their training course, do doggy daycare and in the end both you and your dog will be happy, happy, happy.
Paul P. 11/15/2015 I will be quite honest. I have no idea what these people do to my baby but she comes hope so darn happy and exhausted. I have to say the staff here is great and the products they sell extra are even better. 1) Yes They do temp test. If your animal has not been exposed to other dogs or has some type of aggression because you rescued it from a kill shelter and it had to fight for its life it WILL have an issue and come out in the tempt test. This is a safety feature for both the pack and pack members(humans) 2) The outside section is fantastic. The fact that it IS asphalt not only allows the dogs to run around "while getting free nail filing" it is clean and sterile as outside can be. I am sorry you cant "wash" urine out of "grass". 3) The grooming is top notch and is comparable to any of the big box stores in pricing. and i Believe they do a better job. I tried Petsmart daycare ....... Petsmart infected my dog with kennel cough..... locked her in a cage all day...... you tell me where the better choice is...... Alpha Dog Cares about the dogs and remembers the dogs. I don't go every week with my dog but they never forget her!!!!
Ronda M. 4/30/2015 I have sent my dogs to a few different daycares in the New England area for the past 10 years. However, regardless of the negative reviews here on yelp, I have found that Alpha Dog is one of the best daycares for my dogs. They are up front about their fees regarding temperament testing, being early, or being late. They allow you to watch the dogs through a window which most daycares do not. They have nothing to hide. They expect all dogs who walk into the daycare to show good manners before allowing the dogs to play. Yes! Dogs need to earn everything in life, even playtime. The staff at Alpha Dog has ALWAYS been pleasant even in the middle of craziness, and still take the time to answer any of their clients questions or concerns. I'm not sure where some of the negative reviews are coming from, but I am thinking maybe instead of taking the time to bash a business, maybe take that energy and use it to train your dogs! Dogs are not your children, or soul mates etc... They are pack animals who need exercise, discipline, and affection. And that is exactly what Alpha dog does!
Megan W. 6/5/2015 My dog has been going here since he was 4 months old! We couldn't be happier. He jumps out of the car with excitement upon arrival. Loves the people who work there as much as his doggie friends there. I know when he comes home he will have had a full day of play and excitement and it makes me comfortable to go to work everyday and leave him there. Can't thank Alpha Dog enough for the service they provide!
Deb P. 6/12/2015 This is my favorite dog grooming center! They show how much they love my animal and every other that comes to them. They know all our names and what we need right off the top of their heads. They are so nice and courteous. The staff here is truly amazing. I will never go anywhere else! I can and do absolutely recommend Alpha Dog! They treat you like family!
Jason C. 6/13/2015 We got Duke as a rescue from Tennessee. We didn't know his background. All we knew was he was a Beagle Fox Hound mix. He needed training. We started basic training at Alpha Dog with Kendra. They are awesome. They had so much patience with our boy and the difficult phase of learning. The crew at Alpha really care about their furry friends, and Duke loves them. The grooming services are absolutely the best. When we have Duke groomed his coat just shines. He never itches after his bath unlike another groomer we had used in the past. They really know what they are doing. Thanks for all you do Alpha Dog! You guys ROCK!!!
Shannon B. 6/15/2015 As we have used another service provided by Alpha Dog I felt I needed to update. We recently have had some trouble with our dog Baxter with his insecurities around people and other animals. He started growling at other dogs and people when out for walks and snapped at me, so we decided we needed expert advice to fix this. We called Kendra at Alpha Dog and set up private training. She comes right to your house! Within ONE session we learned so much about his behavior and what we should be doing to fix it. The next day after training Baxter was calm on his walk, walked by people with a wagging tail, and even let someone pet him while on his walk! He seems more tired after his walks now because he is working, something his breed definately needs! Kendra is amazing, listens to what you say, responds with what you need, and cares so much for their well being! Love Alpha Center and everyone there!!