Best of Boston

2001 Best Pet Care

The Pawsitive Dog

They say trainer Jenifer Vickery thinks so much like a canine, she circles her pillow each night before hitting the hay. But she and her staff don’t just train dogs. They also train the source of many problems—the owners. That includes personalized training techniques for both species, and top-notch day school for the pets, including a wading pool for summer cool-off sessions, obedience classes in nearby parks, and the kind of interaction (affection, even) that eases owner-separation anxiety.

70 Southampton St., Boston, 617-541-1000,