Meet Emma Schneidkraut

Wignall Canine Training and Behavior Specialist

If you have a new puppy or are just thinking about adding a new puppy to your family; or if owning a better behaved dog has been on your “To do List”, you have to meet Emma! Our new classes begin Wednesday, May 17th. Sign up via phone, at the Front Desk or via Puppy and Basic Obedience classes will kick off our Spring/Summer schedule with more classes to follow.

Have a dog that needs one-on-attention to assist you and your dog improve a problem behavior? Emma can provide one or more private sessions to get you to the other side of a problem at home or out in the world of dogs. Private sessions provide focused, individualized approaches and are an economical alternative to group classes because progress can be accelerated due to one-on-one attention for the entire session. Private training sessions can also be scheduled via phone, at the Front Desk or via

Emma has had a passion for animals her entire life and is living the dream as a dog trainer! After rescuing a sweet, but traumatized dog, named Sugar, she dedicated her time and resources to Sugar’s rehabilitation. Her passion met career when she was accepted as an intern into the Behavior and Training Department at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado in 2011. There she worked on behavior modification of shelter dogs, one of the most difficult groups because of their history of trauma. From intern to full-time employee at the shelter, Emma has handled and managed dogs, as well as helped prospective pet owners find their best match dog through the adoption process. Emma is a certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy, Boulder, Colorado and has utilized her training supervising dog daycare play groups and training pre-adoption dogs and daycare dogs.
Emma’s career path started with Sugar who introduced her to what was possible.

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Class Descriptions

Class Schedule


Our program includes:
At your home:
– Private Sessions

At Wignall Animal Hospital:
– Private Session
– Group Classes
– Training Camps
– Mini-Classes
– Agility Classes

Location group classes, mini classes and private sessions are held at the beautiful Wignall Animal Hospital daycare center, directly next to the main hospital building. The center is located at 1827 Bridge Street in Dracut, and you can call us at (978) 454-8272. Our facility offers indoor and outdoor training options, therefore classes and private sessions are held rain or shine. Outdoor private sessions are also held at clients’ homes. Private sessions and training camps can be scheduled immediately; group classes and mini classes begin May 17th!

Who needs training: you or your dog? The answer is: both! Training is communication. You and your dog both need to be “speaking” the same language in order for communication to be effective. Most dog owners inadvertently give their dogs poor commands and mixed messages, or they are inconsistent and actually encourage bad behavior without ever realizing it. Participating in training and dog-centered, structured activities with your dog helps you learn how to properly communicate with your dog under the guidance of a professional trainer, and you can enjoy the company of your dog at the same time. The end result is a more responsive, better-behaved dog with whom you have an even stronger bond.

Personalized, professional dog training and behavior modification serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire, helping with the following:

Problem solving Behavior modification Puppy training
Basic obedience and manners Off-leash obedience Socialization
Agility training Aggression solutions Anxiety