Professional Behavioral and Obedience Training

Group obedience classes in Grafton, Whitinsville, and Worcester. 

Private Lessons provided in your home.



Group Obedience Classes & Puppy Social Play


Learn to work with your dog in small group classes focused on individual attention for all student/dog teams. We offer a variety of group classes for puppies and adult dogs in various locations.

Classes are held in Grafton, Whitinsville, and Worcester.

Paws in the Parks & Real World Workshops


Have you trained your dog, but still struggle with how to best handle your dog when out in public places and on walks? These workshops are held in various public places and include materials specifically focused on helping you identify how to consistently manage and cue your dog so that others passing by say "Wow, your dog is so well-behaved, relaxed, and happy!"

Private In-Home Obedience and Behavioral Lessons

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Learn to work with your dog in the convenience of your own home around your family's busy schedule. Private lessons are available during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. 

Custom training programs are provided for basic obedience and behavioral concerns. 

Walk and Train

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Have your dog walked AND trained while you work! This option is currently available in Douglas, Northbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge, and Whitinsville.

Custom programs designed based on your training goals. Transition training provided to ensure you know how to maintain behaviors after training.

Board and Train & Daycare Training

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Going away on vacation? Enjoy your time off and have your dog trained while they board. Is your dog a regular attendee at doggie daycare? Coming home tired, but still have troubles when you walk on leash or need him to listen at home? We can train while he's at daycare for you! 

Custom programs designed based on your training goals. Transition training provided to ensure you know how to maintain behaviors after training.

Sport, Scent, Enrichment Workshops


Dogs need a balance of exercise and enriching activities just like humans. We have a variety of classes and workshops to help you sort out what fits your lifestyle and your dog's needs.

Enrichment Workshops, Scent Workshops,  Dog Parkour and more!


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Service Area

Private lessons are provided in the following towns. Please call us if you are in a neighboring town to see if we have an opening for you!

  • Massachusetts Worcester County -  Auburn, Blackstone, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Grafton, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Webster, Whitinsville, Worcester 
  • Connecticut - Putnam, Quinebaug, Thompson, Woodstock 
  • Rhode Island - Burriville, North Smithfield

Walk  and Train lessons are provided in Douglas, Northbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge, and Whitinsville. 

Michelle Payson Dog Training

P.O. Box 1073, Douglas, MA 01516, US

(508) 476-7679



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