Training for the Whole Family

Dog Willing is here to strengthen the bonds between each member of your family and your dog. With thoughtful training based on solid principles of behavior, life with dogs can be fun and fulfilling- even amidst the whirlwind that life often becomes!

Training Philosophy

I train using positive reinforcement to achieve the end result of a happy, relaxed, well-adjusted dog. I love clicker training because of its effectiveness and the clarity of communication between owner and dog. In addition to being more effective, in my experience as owner and trainer, I have found that people are much happier when they are working with their dog using positive reinforcement, rather than using punishment in an attempt to acquire "dominance" over their dog.

Contact Me

Adria Karlsson, BCBA, CPDT-KA
Email: adria@dogwillingma.com
Phone: (617) 444-9259

Private sessions available at the beautiful Pet Republic in North Cambridge:
2322A Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Limited in-home training sessions available in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and Medford.

The easiest way to reach me is via email as I am often with clients or my children.
I will be on maternity leave starting 3/15/14 for about 6 weeks. Emails and phone calls will be responded to, but expect some delays! Classes will continue to enroll and be conducted by our excellent instructors. Private sessions will also be available.