The Upbeat K9 Dog Training Boston, MA
Boston, MA 2019-04-07T03:27:06+00:00

Meet the Trainers

Boston MA Lance Pacquin

Lance Paquin
Franchise Owner & Trainer

Lance has loved dogs since he was a young boy. He began developing his dog training skills with his first dog. Lance has worked for many different trainers, being exposed to many different systems and methodologies. Lance has been involved in dog sports like French ring, mondio ring, psa, and DockDogs.

After 20 years of developing his dog training skills under other trainers and retiring from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, he decided it was time to branch out on his own by becoming a The Upbeat K9 franchisee in 2017.

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Programs & Services

Day Train

Day Training for the Real World

The Upbeat K9 Day Train Program is designed to teach your dog the most fundamental obedience principles. You and your dog will leave this program with a good understanding of what is expected of him/her in everyday situations. Basic obedience principals such as jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash are a focus of this program. In the Day Train Program, you and your dog will learn the fundamentals of good canine citizenship.

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Comprehensive Training for Real Life

The Upbeat K9 Jumpstart Premium Program is designed to teach your dog more advanced and long-lasting obedience lessons. In this board and train program, we take your dog beyond jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and focus more closely on teaching your dog self-control and restraint when faced with challenging and exciting situations and varying stimuli, such as seeing a wild animal or stray cat, meeting other dogs, or simply the excitement of meeting a small child that loves to hug. Jumpstart Premium is a great program for taking your dog from well behaved to becoming the envy of your friends and family.

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Lesson Program

Private & Group Training

The Lesson Program offers both private and group lesson options to our customers. The goal behind the private lesson program is to provide your dog with the one-on-one time they need to develop the behaviors and skills you want him/her to have. We use a balanced and open-minded approach that is based on industry best practices and the learning style of the dog in front of us.  Because we understand that not all dogs learn or retain information the same way, we develop a training approach with your dog’s needs in mind. Our goal is to not only help your dog internalize the training principals, but to help you and your dog develop a deeper and closer bond.

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We Train, You Maintain

Extended Day Training Program

Our We Train, You Maintain Program is designed to help your dog learn and live the fundamental obedience principals that are vital to a healthy and happy relationship with their owner. This facility-based day training program allows us an extended period of time to develop the neutral behaviors, and encourage restraint when it comes to the self-rewarding behaviors. We are able to work on all of your goals in a highly distracting controlled environment to allow for absolute understanding in any environment. After your dog has focused on the fundamental obedience principals, we then help you develop your skills so that those learned behaviors are long-lasting and meet the expectations you have for training.

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Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

Our Newest Program!

The Upbeat K9 offers comprehensive dog walking, pet sitting, and dog waste removal services that are designed to support our customer’s need to be a responsible pet owner and their best friend’s need to take a break, eat, exercise and receive attention from a friendly face when their owner is away or unavailable.

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Additional Programs & Services

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Lance is amazing. We decided on the jumpstart program for our 4yr old dog. From the beginning Lance was nice and very easy to work with. He kept us updated on how she was doing and posted pics and videos on the Facebook page. When he dropped her off you could tell Athena had bonded with him and enjoyed her time with him. He spent as much time as we needed to get comfortable using the e-collar and educating us on her training. From the moment he brought her back we were impressed. She wasn’t easily distracted anymore and we could have her not on a leash in our front yard which is a very big deal. He was easy to get in touch with for follow up questions.

We are very happy with upbeat K9 and especially Lance he has given us the freedom to be outside with our dog without the fear of her running off. He has given us everything we were wanting and more.


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