Pet Dog & Puppy Training

A Fox & Hounds Harborside, located at 211 Lincoln St. Hingham, MA.

Limited training tools are available for purchase. Inquire with our team during your next visit for more information.

Please note that a fee will be applied for any service canceled with less than 24-hour notice.

Puppy Play Club

For puppies 10 weeks to 6 months


For each half-day of drop-off play.
Available 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Our puppy socialization program encourages your puppy to grow and become a well-balanced companion while helping to develop their socially playful side. The main portion of Puppy Play Club is sessions of group play with other puppies of a similar age and play style. The average group size per play session is four to eight puppies, and they may also get short paired play sessions with one friend at a time. We recommend that puppies attend twice a week.

All visits must be scheduled in advance.
There is a fee for no-shows.


Puppy Prep School

For puppies 10 weeks to 6 months


4-week enrollment
Includes an introductory group class, two private lessons, and 8 total drop-off sessions.
Available 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday

This program includes an introduction to training activities and also lays the foundation for further obedience. The structured exposure of this program assists puppies in building their confidence while also fostering better handler engagement. The included private lessons help keep the full family involved throughout the learning process, which helps generate better consistency within the home.


Day Academy
Level 1

For dogs older than 6 months


3-week enrollment
Includes an introductory group class, 8 total drop-off sessions, and a single private lesson.

Available 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, four days per week.

Grade school for your pup! In this training, your dog will be introduced to basic obedience. This program is designed to build upon foundation games played during puppy training and to jump-start common household commands. This introductory level of Day Academy also includes structured play time to evaluate your dog’s play style. If your dog is new to Harborside, then we will need at least one private lesson as an evaluation to determine readiness.

Day Academy
Level 2

Must complete Level 1


3-week enrollment
Includes an introductory group class, 8 total drop-off sessions, and a single private lesson.

Available 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, four days per week.

Time for middle school! This second level of Day Academy is designed for dogs who already have an introductory training background with Harborside. The purpose of this program is to strengthen your dog’s understanding of previously introduced commands and to prove their abilities through the addition of distractions. This is also the level at which dogs may start going on field trips for further practice.

Day Academy
Level 3

Must complete Level 2


3-week enrollment
Includes 9 total drop-off sessions, 3 private lessons, and an Educator brand electronic training collar.

Available 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, three days per week
(drop-off days are Tuesday-Thursday).

Your dog is ready for college! This third level of drop-off training includes the addition and introduction of more advanced training and equipment for both you and your dog.


Day Academy Add-On Days

Open to graduates from any level of Day Academy


per session

Available 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday

This program consists of single drop-off days agreed upon between the owner and the trainer when your dog will come in to refresh the obedience training they received during their previous enrollment period(s) of Day Academy. The owner may schedule these additional days of training as needed in order to receive continued assistance with maintaining and furthering their dog’s progress.

These training days are structured similarly to an individual day of the Day Academy package. Activities will be based on your dog’s skill level and may range from solo training sessions and group training to group play and potential field trips.

Private Lessons

Any level and age welcome


per session

This individual training is designed just for you and your dog to help work toward your personal training goals. We recommend weekly lessons to lay the foundation for obedience and to cover topics such as household management. After that point, we will often start scheduling for every other week or aim to enroll your dog in one of the drop-off programs based on your goals.

We also have more advanced options available to owners who wish to dedicate themselves to a higher level or to add distractions after a few months of private training.