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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in Massachusetts

Sit Means Sit Dog Training Massachusetts provides professional dog and puppy training in Massachusetts and the surrounding areas.

We believe in “Developing the K9 Mind and Enriching the Human Spirit.”

Specializing in real-world dog and puppy training, our programs are customized to accommodate every canine, regardless of age, size, breed, or temperament. The Sit Means Sit approach doesn’t just focus on training dogs but also educating owners with skills to continue reinforcing training long after sessions have ended.

Through our training, we can guarantee happier, more confident, and obedient dogs alongside their satisfied and relieved owners.

Ready to take the first step? Claim your FREE training evaluation today by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (508) 444-8878

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Day Train & Puppy Management

Our highly successful training programs empower dog owners and their canines to work together, creating strong bonds and long-term success.

Training & Services

Day Train

Day Training

Do you like the idea of professionals starting the initial training your dog needs and then learning some training yourself to become a more experienced dog owner? That is precisely what our Day Training program has to offer! How Our Day Training Program Works: Your dog’s training journey will begin with a full day of…

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Start your puppy on the path to success with our Puppy Training program. The first 20 weeks of your pup’s life are crucial in laying the groundwork for a lifetime of positive behavior and obedience. Why Choose Our Puppy Training Program? Comprehensive Foundations: From teething and potty training to leash manners and behavioral development, our…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


Is your canine companion displaying signs of aggression, causing stress and tension in your home? At Sit Means Sit Massachusetts, we can help address and resolve these troubling signs of aggression in your dog, creating a harmonious and safe environment for both you and your pup. Understanding Aggressive Behavior An aggressive dog can present numerous…

High Anxiety/Fear

Is your canine companion struggling with anxiety or fear-related issues, making daily life a challenge for both of you? At Sit Means Sit Massachusetts, we can help address these concerns and build confidence in your pup while reducing their fear-based behavior. Recognizing Signs of Anxiety & Fear in Dogs: Panting Excessive Licking Trembling Destroying things…


Is your dog easily distracted by the sight of a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? At Sit Means Sit, we understand the challenges of training in the real world, which is why our expert trainers specialize in High-Distraction Dog Training. We’ll teach your dog to focus and respond even in situations with…


Our off-leash dog training opens up a world of possibilities, emphasizing your dog’s obedience training on reliability and responsiveness. With off-leash training, you can enjoy the freedom of exploring trails or embarking on camping adventures, knowing you can confidently rely on their recall abilities. Key Components of Off-Leash Training: Recall Training is Crucial: The first…


Dealing with a reactive dog can be challenging as you have to deal with excessive barking, lunging, and growling, making daily walks and encounters stressful for both you and Fido. If left unaddressed, reactive behavior can escalate into an aggressive dog. Luckily, our professional trainers are here to help! Understanding Reactive Dog Training: Identifying Fido’s…


Socializing your canine with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident companion. The best time to socialize is between 10 and 16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue pups enter their new homes without proper…

Meet Our

Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!

Learn more about our team or jump start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!

Dave Skoletsky

Dave Skoletsky

Dave started his dog training career in 2001 in Denver, Colorado, where he opened his first company, Sit Happens Dog Training. Dave’s ability to train any dog and communicate the techniques with clients quickly made him a sought-after trainer. He began performing seminars across the country for pet owners, dog trainers, and working dog handlers. Maybe…

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Our Reviews

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Dave was instrumental in creating a training approach for my dog Willa and I that was effective and also catered to her specific needs/personality. It was immediately clear upon meeting him the care and energy he puts into his craft as a dog trainer. He took his time to ensure that I understood how to best support Willa in training at the lessons and also at home.

I was beyond impressed by how quickly I noticed a change and improvement in Willa just after lesson one! He helps to establish clear boundaries for the dog and teach the handler how to put the lessons into practice in an approachable, step by step guide.

While the training journey has just begun for her and I, I cannot thank Dave enough for his help and support thus far! Sit Means Sit is an incredible program led by Dave and I highly recommend it to those who want a training program that will give you the skills to support your dog and their training journey for the rest of their life! Willa and I thank you so much!!

- Caitlin S.
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Dave is amazing! I have a 3 year old chihuahua/terrier mix, which is just an absolutely insane combination. Dave’s program worked like a charm to help focus her and, simply put, turn on her listening ears. She’s gained so much confidence in the last month and her behavior is noticeably calmer. I’d recommend Sit Means Sit to anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of dog training and for anyone who’s ready to commit to the consistency it takes to get true results.

- Bridget T.
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