Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2009

Joy for Dogs

Joy for Dogs provides humane, effective programs based on current canine behavior research to teach basic cues, and prevent or resolve problem behavior in dogs.
Training Philosophy: Positive Reinforcement Training
Locations Served: Metrowest Boston - Acton, Ashland, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Natick, Marlborough, Maynard, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston.
Joy for Dogs provides humane and effective programs based on current research in canine behavior to teach basic cues, and prevent or resolve problem behavior in family dogs. We are committed to using the most up-to-date, force-free methods of training, including clicker training, to help clients' dogs become joyful family members. We look forward to working with you and your dog! Joy Aldrich, owner and trainer for Joy for Dogs, has been an animal lover her entire life, and is thrilled to be combining her love of animals with her passion for learning and experience teaching people, and in the process help people understand, communicate with, and enjoy their dogs! Her background is in teaching humans – she holds a Master’s in English, and previously taught college-level Writing and Critical Thinking as well as English to non-native speakers in Germany. Joy says: “My years of experience teaching have refined my ability to share information in a way that makes sense and that can be immediately put to work to achieve results! I know how precious people’s dogs are and strive to be compassionate and respectful of both dogs and owners. A well-behaved dog is a joy for everyone, and I want everyone to experience the joy of life with a wonderful dog (or two, or more)! Years in academia also left me with a passion for learning, and the science of dog behavior and training is fascinating! The individuality of dogs, and their lovable nature keep the work interesting and rewarding.” Group Classes are held at Best Friends Pet Care in Ashland, MA.
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Clicker Training
Group Training
Private Lessons
Private Training