Construction Standpoints


Support local journalism. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and subscribe to the Chronicle & Transcript . BOXFORD — Boxford resident Kathleen O’Connell James knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the business of training dogs.  “I saw a K-9 demo and said that’s what I want to do,” she said.  She studied with German trainer Gottfried Dildei and honed the craft of helping people understand and connect with their canine companions in a holistic way. She started her business while living in Hamilton and has just moved it to a new property in Boxford. “I’ve been doing it for almost 20 years,” James said.  Atlantic K9 Training is now at 7 Endicott Road, across the way from Masconomet. The 10-acre property has a barn that was already set up for dogs. Until recently, it was the site of Dog Gone Run’n Farm.  Everything at Atlantic K9 is training based, James said. Teaching her clients about why dogs do what they do is the foundation.  “I get calls every day, ‘My dog is fine but he acts like a Cujo on the leash,’” James said, referring to the canine character in the horror movie “Cujo,” which was based the Stephen King novel of the same name.  Once clients understand the dog’s behavior, James then gives them the right tools to address behavior challenges, and to accomplish their overall training goals.  There’s something else James knew from a young age.  “I’ve always wanted to be a business owner," she said.  How has Atlantic K9 fared in the pandemic?  “Right at the beginning, it was tricky,” James said.  However, James said, because she does boarding and daycare, her business was deemed essential.   “So, we were able to keep going,” she said.  Then came all the “COVID dogs,” and business ramped up.  James said she starts the dogs with a boot camp, a period of intense training. Then, she puts them on maintenance training.   James said she never planned to turn her business into one that has dozens of locations and focuses on boarding. Rather, she has kept her business small and with training as the foundation. She has 10-12 boot campers at any one time.   Atlantic K9’s newest offering is online, virtual training. The filming for it has been completed, and she plans to launch soon.  Learn more at .

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Letter: Upcoming theater production is irresponsible Editor's note: The cast of Prior Lake High School's spring production has not yet been decided. I have come to learn through the Prior Lake High School theater page that the high school plans to perform the musical "Aida" as part of its 2020-21 season. "Aida" is a wonderful musical about an enslaved Nubian princess fighting for her freedom and features a beautifully diverse cast. However, the Prior Lake High School student body is nearly 85% white. Whitewashing has become a far too common practice in the high school theater world and results when high schools like PLHS my website decide to do musicals calling for racially diverse casts despite having a predominantly white student body. As an alumnus of the PLHS theater program, I am severely disappointed that the high school administration has allowed Director Phillip Hoks to move ahead with this production. Choosing a show for its music and ability to fit a theme (“become a dreamer”) while blatantly ignoring the problems it would pose by performing it with a predominantly white cast is a tone-deaf and irresponsible move. Especially given the heightened awareness of racial injustice our nation experienced over the past year. I urge the Patrons of the Arts and Activities, Principal John Bezek, and Mr. Phillip Hoks to reevaluate this decision and choose a more appropriate show for the student body to perform.