Dog Training School On Cape Cod

Trusted by Dogs & Their Owners

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality training services for pet owners and their furry friends. Our classes range from basic to competition-level obedience classes. We also offer a variety of exciting options like agility training, K9 Nose Work®, rally-o, AKC canine good citizen, tricks class, and more. With a team of experienced and knowledgeable trainers, we provide a safe and controlled environment where pet owners can learn how to train their dogs effectively and build strong bonds with their four-legged companions.

Located in Pocasset, MA and welcoming students from all of Cape Cod and the South Shore.

Welcome To

Joseph’s Obedience Training

Best Dog Trainers Near Me

Joseph’s Obedience Training School was founded in 1995 by Joseph Mendonca. Our clientele come from all over Cape Cod and the South Shore to train their dogs. We are a full service training center, teaching through positive motivation reinforcement. The classes we offer include Puppy Kindergarten, Obedience Levels 1, 2 & 3, Novice, Open & Utility, Rally-O, Agility, Nose Work® and Canine Good Citizen.

Obedience Training

Dog obedience training is an important part of having a happy and successful relationship with your canine companion. It helps your pet understand and obey commands, which helps keep them safe and well-behaved.

Agility Training

Dog Agility Training is a great way to give your dog a fun and stimulating activity! This type of training combines fun and challenging obstacle courses with commands to help your dog learn new skills, stay active, and build a deeper bond with you.

Competition Obedience

Competition obedience is an exciting and rewarding sport for dogs and their owners alike. It requires dedication, commitment, and hard work to teach dogs the necessary skills to succeed in the ring.

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen is a fantastic program that helps to ensure that our furry best friends are well-mannered and well-behaved companions. It provides valuable training and socialization opportunities, helping dogs to become model citizens.

Puppy Kindergarten

Going to puppy kindergarten is a great way to help your pup learn basic obedience and socialization skills. It is so important to set your pup up for success early on. Not only will your pup learn important skills, but they will also make new friends and have lots of fun!

Tricks Class

From high-fives to spins, this class will unleash your dog’s potential and deepen the bond between you. Enhance your training skills and create memorable moments with your furry companion.

Rally Obedience

Rally-O is similar to traditional obedience training, but emphasizes a more relaxed and interactive connection between you and your dog. You and your dog will work together to complete a course of numbered exercises comprised of fun heeling patterns, sits, downs, fronts and finishes. Rally-O is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your bond with your dog while having a blast!

K9 Nose Work®

K9 Nose Work® involves teaching dogs a variety of skills, such as tracking, locating scents, and searching for hidden objects. This activity can be done inside or outside and can be a great way to bond with your pup while also providing them with mental stimulation.



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About Us

We are proud to have a team of experienced and knowledgeable dog trainers. With years of experience working with dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments, our trainers have the skills and expertise necessary to help pet owners achieve their training goals.

Our trainers are passionate about dogs and dedicated to helping pet owners build strong, positive relationships with their furry friends. They understand the unique needs and personalities of each dog and use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage good behavior and build confidence. Our trainers are patient, understanding, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that pet owners and their dogs have a successful and enjoyable training experience.


Agility classes with Lori Nieves are the absolute best! She is a fantastic trainer who elevates our game. Classes are limited, so you get plenty of time to practice on the course. She really cares about her students and we love coming to work with her.


Joseph’s is one of the top training facilities on Cape Cod. I have done obedient training, agility training, show training, and very pleased every single time. I’m a breeder and anytime I sell one of my V’s on cape I always suggest Joseph’s obedience.

Peter S.

Jumpy just finished level one obedience – and she can’t wait to start level two next month, accompanied by her aunt Betty. This is our second generation of labs trained at Joseph’s and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Absolutely the best!

Linda L.

Why People

Choose Us

We Offer A Variety Of Classes

Group and Private Classes

Professional Dog Trainers

Modern Equipment

Happy Dogs

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    If you are looking for “dog training near me” you are in the right place. We are located in Pocasset MA, and are welcoming dogs and their handlers from all over Cape Cod and South Shore, including Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, Osterville, Hyannis, Barnstable, Sandwich, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Truro, Chatham, Orleans, Plymouth, Wareham, Marion, Carver, Kingston, Middleborough, Taunton, Hanover, Hingham, and more. Join us for fun and positive dog training sessions in agility, obedience, competition obedience, rally obedience, K9 Nose Work®, canine good citizen and puppy obedience classes.

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