We train the most important dogs in the world – YOURS!


Training and Services

Customized dog and puppy training. Personilized training in your home and/or group classes to help your dog learn in a more social environment.

Training / Services

Our Training

We specialize in clicker training, using positive reinforcement methods. Together, you and your dog will learn in a positive, fun, results-oriented way!

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Classes and Schedules

Find a class that convenient for you and fits your canine buddy’s age and needs. Train in an effective, relaxed environment. We make training fun!

Classes / Schedule

Meet Marlene Layman

Trained, experienced and certified.

Marlene is a professional dog trainer with hands-on expertise for a variety of needs & environments. She teaches you how to navigate the potential challenges of life with your dog by bringing out the best in your dogs.
At Walks and Wags, Marlene training method includes positive reinforcement, structure, and good clear communication between you and your pet to achieve the finest results….happy owners and a well mannered dogs.

More about Marlene….

Caring, Positive Dog Training.

Whether you have a puppy, a challenging adolescent, a newly adopted dog, or a dog with behaviors that you’d like to change; we’re here to help.

Every Day is a
Good Dog Day.

Serving Belchertown, Granby, South Hadley, Ludlow, Ware, Palmer, Wilbraham, Chicopee, and other Western Massachusetts towns.


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    In-home dog training

    For those dog/family teams that prefer the convenience of lessons in their home. In home training

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    Group training

    Learn and practice consistent training skills using controlled distractions in a group setting. Classes and Workshops

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    Puppy training

    Provide your puppy with the best education to reach their full potential. Puppy Training

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    Reactive dog training

    Teaching your reactive dog lifetime skills in a proactive (non-aggressive) manner. Reactive Dog Training

It’s All About Team Work.