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 Supporting owners in their owner-trained service dog journey by providing accessible resources and support, fostering strong relationships through play, and clear communication. 

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Want to learn how to communicate effectively and train your dog, all while playing games?

Your Training Game Board

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Our Training Philosophies

At Purpose Paws Service Dogs, we help our dog clients and their humans make the most of their relationship by communicating through play. We know that each animal and human is different, and we work with you and your dog to provide tailor-made guidance that creates long lasting change. Whether you are a new team just starting out on your service team journey or are an established team who want to reinforce the relationship you already have and take advantage of unique training opportunities, we are here to support you. Let's put together a plan to reach your training goals. 


Bonding & Relationship Building


Clear Communication


Biological Fulfillment


Confidence & Fun


Social Neutrality


"Our time with Colie has been instrumental in not only strengthening the bond between me and my dog, but has improved our quality of life. Mine improved because of the assistance Oberon gives me every day as a service dog, and Oberon's because of the extensive knowledge Colie has imparted as his trainer in regards to his moods, his strengths, and helping to set him up every day for success. "

Hayley & Oberon

"Colie is so supportive, thoughtful, and very attentive to needs of the whole SD team. She is also incredibly accommodating and a trainer that I would recommend to anyone working with a service dog."

Jess & Phoenix

"Colie has been the best trainer I've had the privilege of working with. As someone who has worked with dogs for close to 15 years, I thought I knew it all. Colie has offered a refreshing calmness and awareness to my training with my current SDiT. She has been available for any questions and guidance without judgement. She has been the biggest asset to my training success with Beacon so far. We have such a strong bond because of the training she has done with not only me but with Beacon during his board and train. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

Christa & Beacon

Walking with Dogs

A Playfully Professional Approach

How well can you Game?

Learning through games has been a familiar concept in human society for a long time. Have you ever thought about using it train your dog? Dogs are intelligent animals and incorporating games into their training can make it more engaging and effective.

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Somerville, MA, USA


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