Welcome to Abby Kennels

Compassionate, Experienced Dog Training in Boston and Beyond

Your trusted source for dog training, boarding and grooming, day care and dogs for sale.

About Abby Kennels

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Welcome to Abby Kennels! Under new management and newly renovated, Abby Kennels is your source for compassionate, qualified care for dogs of all kinds. Manager Mary Farren brings 30 years to the table as an experienced certified dog trainer from Animal Behavior College and a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for AKC. We’re based in Chelmsford but serve all of Greater Boston, the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

From Lowell to Woburn, rely on Abby Kennels to offer spacious, clean and comfortable kennels, five acres of land, and targeted training programs that range from puppy training to advanced training.

Mary Farren always had dogs growing up and knew she wanted to work with them in some capacity. After working for kennels in the past, being a part of training clubs, teaching obedience and protection, and even leasing space in Melrose for a time, she knew it was time to take the next step and manage her own facility. She also saw a growing need for dog training in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic where more and more people were buying, adopting and rescuing dogs that subsequently needed socialization, house breaking and behavior modification.

When looking for extra kennel space to rent, Mary saw the potential in Abby Kennels, which has enjoyed many decades as an established kennel in the area. Abby Kennels was re-opened in January of 2023 with newly renovated kennel spaces, new floors, new features, and spacious indoor and outdoor areas for dog training and playing. We offer group training, private training, boarding and grooming, and day care services. We even have dogs for sale.

To schedule an appointment or evaluation, or just to learn more about what we do here at Abby Kennels, we invite you to give us a call today!


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Michelle G.

"Amazing results from this Business. My pup was trained so fast and its all positive training. Results were amazing.  I would highly recommend Mary and Abby Kennels."

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Kimba P.

"Had my first class today with Rocky. Mary is great with him, she gives easy commands that even I can follow.. Rocky is my first dog so training is a must."

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Aaron B.

"Mary is an amazing trainer! Honestly I have never had a better relationship with my dog and I have learned to work with her, what a nice dog helped us build trust between each other and taught me how to teach my German Shepherd."


28 Gorham St
Chelmsford, MA 01824


Email: hello@abbykennels.com
Phone: 978.454.8718

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