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Unleash your best friend, on or off
the trail

Positive dog training with second-to-none support in Topsfield, MA


Private coaching where and when you need it


Positive reinforcement techniques to make training fun and deepen your bond


8+ years of trail walking and adventure dog training

You love your dog—but sometimes, they’re downright embarrassing.

  • Barking, lunging, or pulling on leash
  • Over-the-top greetings with friends and family members
  • Forgetting you exist the moment the leash comes off

If making progress feels much harder than it should, you’re not alone! There’s nothing wrong with you (or your dog).

All you need is the right approach.

The dog of your dreams is within reach.
I’m here to help you get there.

  • Blaze your own trail

Fully customized training that fits your unique lifestyle and goals.

  • Focused attention

We'll teach your dog to look to you for guidance, no matter what life throws at you.

  • Change starts now

We'll boost desired behaviors and decode the rest so you and your dog can live your best lives.

Uh, who’s the puppy here_! 🤔_•_•_•_#murphyandbo_#lablove_#happydogs_#chocolatelab_#dogsli
When it looked like our little rescue dog was too much for us to handle, Trisha was very supportive and gave us great tools to work with our Benji.

Lee Zazofsky

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Choose Your Adventure


Raising a puppy

Puppy proving a little too wild? We’ll lay the foundation for a lifetime of good manners—and save your sanity in the process.

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Leash manners

Have your dog walks become a dreaded drag? We’ll help you rediscover the joy of stress-free strolls at any time of day.

Hey weekend, we’re ready for ya! 🙋🏼‍♀️🐕🌷☀️🐶 🐾 🐾 🐾 _#rufflife_#instapups_#happyfrid

Trail dog training

Want the perfect hiking companion who comes when you call? We’ll teach your dog the skills to trek like a pro.

Hi, I’m Trisha!

My rescue kelpies Cali and Duke were both leash-reactive as youngsters, and their off-leash attention was nonexistent when animals were around. We tried everything, including trainers who assured us that e-collars were the only solution. But aversive tools only scared them and made their behavior worse. 


I knew there had to be a better way—so I found one. I was so relieved by the change I saw in my dogs that I’ve been dedicated to teaching others what I know ever since. My approach is rooted in a passion for the great outdoors, a love of learning, and a commitment to positive, force-free training. 


Together, we’ll work through trouble spots to deepen your bond and create a joy-filled future for you and your dog.

Maggie and me
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How it works


Get in touch

Fill out the contact form to tell me your story and share your goals


Perzonalized plan

We'll create a plan that suits your specific struggles, goals, and location


Start your adventure

Discover the joy of seeing your dog master new skills and grow with confidence

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