k9 Academy

Joe Ferraro

Certified Trainer


1985 – 2005 Certified animal behaviorist through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Search & Rescue and Obedience Training; Department of Environmental Management Forest & Parks – Police Dog Training

2000 – 2002 Two year certification from the Dog House Training Center in Salem, MA.

k9-academyOur dog training classes are for puppies and dogs up to 8 years old.  This is a five week introductory course to basic obedience and teaching your dog GOOD doggie manners!  Commands taught – heel, sit, stay, come and down.   ($99.00)

I have worked with dogs and studied canine behavior for more than 25 years. I owned my first dog when I was five years old. Whether your dog is experiencing separation anxiety, showing signs of aggression, or making too many of their own decisions, my program offers a careful combination of obedience training, behavior modification and compassion.

Gone To The Dogs

Theresa Giannino

gone-to-the-dogs-certI am a certified professional dog trainer.  In August 2015, I graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program and I’m now a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP).

Based on the North Shore of Massachusetts, I offer private training sessions in your home at your convenience.  I’d love to work with you and your dog on basic skills, manners, and behavior modification.  I’ve been training dogs for over seven years.  During the training sessions I aim to increase your understanding of gentle, effective clicker training. I teach Puppy Kindergarten and Adult Basic’s Level I & Level II classes & Behavior modification for aggression at 6 Bourbon St., Suite C, Peabody, MA. I offer 6 classes for $175.00 or pay as you go individual classes for $35 per session.

I am also certified in Reiki; Reiki for pets is another service that I offer as a private session in your home. It would be my pleasure to help you and your dog when and where it’s convenient for you.

Services Offered:

Private in-home training sessions:  1 session for $150/hr, 3 sessions for $382.50 or 6 sessions for $675

Group Classes:

Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Basic’s Level I & II, Puppy Basics & behavior modification toward dogs/people.  I teach classes at Lucky dogs Daycare at 6 Bourbon St., Suite C, Peabody, MA 01960.  I offer 1 class for $35, 6 classes for $175.00, 10 classes for $250

About Theresa

I became a dog trainer because of my wonderful high energy yellow Lab, Milo. When Milo came in to my life I realized that, even though I had dogs all my life, I never trained one. I enrolled us in six weeks of basic training, but I soon realized that this training just scratched the surface. The training center was looking for interns, so I interviewed. I was blessed to be accepted. After interning for a few years, I knew I loved dog-training and that I wanted to become a certified professional trainer through Karen Pryor Academy. Ten years ago I took in a stray dog. I wanted to give her the best possible life that I could. But it has been Milo that has completely changed my life and all for the better.