NOT Just About the Dog!


Ware, Massachusetts

Success in training your dog begins with you!

Not Just About the Dog, teaches you the best way to communicate with your dog in a way that your dog will naturally understand. Our one-on-one training program is customized to the needs of each individual dog and owner team. Dog owners with well mannered pets get more satisfaction and have a stronger bond with their pet.

Because no two dogs are alike your training program shouldn’t be either. Our dog training techniques are simple, fun, affordable and we can do it in your home or at our facility!

$25 per session (approximately 1 hour), in our local service area of Ware and adjacent towns. Additional mileage charge outside our service area.





Working with Jackie Easter, owner and trainer, you’ll learn the basic commands and skills to enhance your relationship with your dog.

Understanding your dog’s behavior

Communicating with your dog

Delivering the right message

How and When to use proper rewarding

Not Just About The Dog is dedicated to promoting the dog-owner bond through training and understanding. However, over the past year we have been contacted by owners asking if we could do the training for them. We understand that many owners have busy schedules and don’t have the time to adequately train their dog at the end of the day.

SERVING:  Palmer, Ware Belchertown, Barre, Hardwick, Hubberson, New Braintree, Oakham

We now offer, on a limited basis, Doggy Day Training. This is not just day care, but rather structured training sessions. The owner would review the days lessons when picking up the dog at the end of the day.  Dates and locations of our 2017 Training Seminars coming soon.  Check back often…  Contact Jackie for details

Basic obedience: Adult dogs. On leash work. Dog learns to sit, down, stay, heel on leash, stand and come when called.

       Call 413-967-6680 or Email Jackie for details...

Training Classes

Beginner Puppy Training and Management: Positive reward based training for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old. Puppies learn basic obedience commands using food rewards and praise. Also includes housebreaking instruction and crate training.

Advanced Puppy: continuation of the puppy training for puppies 6 – 18 months old.