Profile: Debbi Bacharach, ABCDT, Began fostering animals for the Newington Connecticut Humane Society in 2010, and has volunteered at animal shelters. She was awarded the acclaimed Connecticut Humane Society Foster Parent of the Year in 2016. She has a deep affection for all creatures big and small but found her true passion was in the Training of Dogs. Debbi earned her Certification from the Animal Behavior College institute in December of 2016. She has enjoyed working alongside her mentor Melinda Harvey, CPDT-KA from the Kokopelli Dog training center in Canton.
Debbi has worked with owners locally during Private Training sessions. She is looking forward to expanding her classes closer to home in the Bristol area. She offers Puppy Kindergarten, Family I and Family II, Focus classes. She enjoys attending seminars and keeping up on all aspects of animal behavior.
She currently resides in Bristol CT with her husband, a 19 year old Cat, a 7 year old Chocolate Lab, and the frequent foster. She enjoys hiking, cooking, & the beach.
Katrina Brodski, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
New Milford, Connecticut 06776
Profile: Graduated in June 2015, began training shortly after and made business cards as well. I also have been pet sitting since January 2015 and have many references. Dog training (Obedience and behavior), pet sitting
Lisa Demetrius-koukos, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Danbury, Connecticut 06811
Profile: Hi, my name is Lisa. I am a certified animal behavior consultant based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I focus on basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, separation anxiety, and socialization training in the comfort of your own home or backyard. All breeds and sizes are welcome! Together we can help your pet become a well-mannered member of the family.
I am a member of the NAPW,National Association of Professional Women. I graduated from Animal Behavior College with high honors in 2013. After training horses for ten years I started my dog training business. I have owned a trained dogs for more then thirty years before becoming certified.
I have worked with the local shelters, helping with basic training and fear issues, which added in their adoption. Worked with a colleague teaching puppy classes, held at a local veterinary office. I enjoy working with therapy dogs. Before my American Bulldog passed away a year ago, we worked as a team with pet therapy. Five years of service she provided with pre-schoolers in upstate NY, and then the elderly at senior center in CT. Before she passed we worked with the elderly who suffered with Alzheimer's at a nursing home in CT.
Profile: Profile: ABC honors Graduate and owner of Give a Dog a Bone.
Give a Dog a Bone offers positive training for the family dog. The following group and private training services are provided:
Functional obedience and good manners from puppy to adult
Trick training and games
Problem solving (anxiety, housebreaking, fearful aggression, crate training)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Trainer
AKC STAR Puppy Evaluator and Trainer
Profile: My name is Melissa Rodriguez and I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.
I have been involved in training for over 10 years. I can work with you and your dog to have basic obedience along with any behavioral issues you and your dog may have encountered. I also am willing to help any one interested in finding the right dog for them,and professional dog handling for events like weddings!
I am willing to travel so if you and your four-legged family memeber could use a nudge in the right direction, or would like help picking out the right dog for you, feel free to give me a call!
I also teach an array of classes that can be found on peteducationandtherapy.com
Profile: I have been training dogs for most of a decade and it brings me great pleasure to help nurture the bond between a dog and his or her human.
I am very knowledgeable in many breeds and particularly enjoy the challenges that come from working with small dogs. I myself am owned by 5 dogs (three basset hounds, a Chihuahua, and a miniature pinscher) who all bring me a lot of joy.
I am also proud to be able to say I have studied under some of the best dog trainers and behavior consultants in New England including Leslie Nelson and Dianna Santo of Tails-U-Win! Canine Training Center where I am currently an instructor.
I also do private in home training and offer companion selection help (a fancy way of saying I can help match you or your family to the right companion.) Give me a call and we can discuss what may be best for you and your companion.
Anna Toledo, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Quaker Hill, Connecticut 06375
Profile: Currently offering basic and advanced obedience . Please contact me for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dana Escobar, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Manchester, Connecticut 06042
Profile: When we think about dog training, we want it to be easy, but sometimes it isn't - I provide positive and rewarding training for basic obedience, as well as problem behaviors. I do not currently accept aggression cases, but do have recommendations of amazing trainers, so please give me a call for those recommendations if you're seeking help with an aggressive or potentially aggressive dog.
I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and am also currently undergoing the very strenuous and lengthy process of receiving national certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). I have dedicated years of my life to learning as much as I can about dogs, their behavior, what motivates them - and enjoy providing this knowledge and experience to my clients.
Profile: I am a positive trainer that uses love and respect instead of fear or dominance. I offer private and group classes in the New Haven area. We want to make training fun for you and your canine companion!
Christina Hilliard, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
New Milford, Connecticut 06776
Profile: Gentle Persuasions Dog Training LLC
In the comfort of your home, I offer basic obedience training and behavioral problem solving/prevention.
I use training techniques that offer positive reinforcement to your dog. Your pup will happily learn what behaviors are polite without the consequences of painful punishment.
Angie Thomas, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
North Branford, Connecticut 06471
Profile: Well Care Pet Sitting and Training
I offer basic obedience training and do one-on-one training if extra help is needed. I believe in training through praise. Time, patience and consistency are the rules I live by.
Profile: I am a member of APDT. I offer basic canine obedience with an emphasis on establishing/reinforcing the owner/dog relationship. Group classes, private sessions, housebreaking.
Terry Lachance, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Bristol, Connecticut 06011
Profile: Beyond Borders Dog Training offers private in-home dog training lessons. The program covers basic household manners and obedience skills so the client can enjoy a well-mannered family companion that is a joy to live with and bring places.
Benefits of In-Home Private Sessions:
•One-on-one customized service that focus on what you and your dog really need
•Lesson times that work with your busy schedule
•Hand outs of step-by-step lesson plan
•Practice at your own pace
•Every member of the family can participate
•Fearful or shy dogs can learn in their home environment
•Puppies too young to attend group classes can get a jump start
•Phone and email support available between sessions
Sheila Williams, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Stafford Springs, Connecticut 06076
Profile: AWESOME DOG
Yes, You too can have an AWESOME DOG. Professional obedience training using gentle positive motivational methods. I will design a program specifically for you and your dog. I can also help with behavioral problems, jumping, nipping, chewing and housebreaking.
Your dog will love learning to be an AWESOME DOG. All done in the comfort of your own home.
Learn how to communicate with your canine companion and work with his natural drives and instincts to teach appropriate behavior. In-home private lessons are tailored to accomplish training goals such as:
• Basic obedience (e.g. sit, down, walking nicely on a leash)
• Solving and managing “problem behaviors”
• Canine advising
• Puppy training & socialization
Personalized plans for you and your canine companion are designed using gentle and effective reward-based training methods.
Profile: Dog's Best Friend, LLC
"Home is where the dog is"
I offer private sessions. The sessions vary from basic obedience to some tricks. Much of my experience is with Service Dog training so I try to incorporate that with the training I offer. A busy puppy is a happy puppy.
I only use Positive Reinforcement which is using reward to get a dog to respond. I have found that my training has a higher success rate than that of compulsive or negative methods. I come to your home where your dog can be his/her true self.
Margaret Demaine, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Shelton,, Connecticut 06484
Profile: I graduated from ABC 10 years ago, and have only worked in the industry part time until my recent retirement from School bus driving.
My goal is to be sure that each dog parent I work with is willing, able, and ready to provide a special home and enriched life for their dog.
I don't particularly care where the dog comes from, whether from a pet store, a breeder, or a rescue, no 2 dogs are exactly alike, and each learns in their own way.
Basic manners, puppy proofing, family life integration, house breaking, and general fun.
Jane Dion, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Phone: 1-877-500-BARK (2275)
Alternate Phone: 860-707-2275
Profile: My name is Amanda I live in Shelton CT. I have two dogs a 3 years old Jack Russell and a 2 year old Border Collie/Blue Healer mix
Kim Nolin, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
Profile: I provide group classes as well as private sessions with Canine Pet Parents. I believe that (all) dogs have the ability to overcome behavioral/training issues as long as their owner has the time and patience to learn right along with their dog.
Profile: In the comfort of your home I offer basic obedience class for all ages,
Behavioral problem solving and prevention.
I help to bridge the communication gap between you and your pet by using positive reinforcement techniques, you will build a strong, healthy relationship with your pet, and a life long of obedience and happiness.
Dog training, grooming and retail
private & group classes
Dawn Lowery, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Ansonia, Connecticut 06401
Profile: One Smart Dog
- Positive Reinforcement Based Training
- In-home Obedience Training
- Private training
- Clicker training
Richard P. Weatherstone, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
Profile: Tactical Response LLC K9 Training & Services
I offer professional, year round, one-on-one in home K9 training. The training tactics I use are the most humane and are based on positive K9 motivation. I also believe in and train by providing management and planning skills, shaping behaviors, being proactive and setting the K9 up to succeed.
What better way to build your relationship with your dog than through obedience training? Your dog will learn to understand what you’re asking for, and the behaviors you expect. Since we speak a different language from our dogs, learning how to communicate with them provides a relationship of trust, and the tools you will need to become your dog’s leader.
Providing one-on-one private training, we will work together to reach your goals. I will work in great length with you to assure that you have a clear understanding of teaching your dog each command.
Contact me today to get started on the right track!
Jason Hofmann, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
Profile: 203 Pet Service, LLC
203 Pet Service is your source for professional in-home pet care. We provide customized dog and puppy training, behavior problem solving, as well as mid-day dog walking and other pet-sitting services.
Jennifer Perry, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Gales Ferry, Connecticut 06335
Profile: Please Contact me for more information.
Kristen Perry, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
Profile: I will come to your house, where your dog is the most comfortable, and teach you the skills required to train your dog. I can teach obedience lessons and help you solve problem behaviors like barking and jumping. With a little help all good dogs can become great dogs!
Chris Patella, ABCDT, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
West Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone: (203) 804-5343
Profile: Puppy Training
Therapy/assistance dog training
Gentle, fun and effective positive reinforcement techniques to build relationship between the owner and their dog.
Lise Polard, CPDT-KA, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Profile: Certified Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assesed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers*ABC honors graduate**Approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator**Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers*-Relationship based training-Private at home lessons in basic obedience-Coaching on how to solve problems such as: jumping, digging, barking, nipping, etc.-Bell training as part of housebreaking-AKC Canine Good Citizen training-Fun with K9 Nose Work-Dog walking also available
Edward Thompson, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Profile: As a ABC certified trainer, I will meet with you in your home and teach basic and advanced training, problem solving and alternate behavior training.
If you are about to bring a new puppy into your home I will help you find the breed for you and puppy proof your home.
Mark Sheehan, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
Profile: I spent 4 of my 5 years at the Connecticut Humane Society working with the Behavior Modification Group of Volunteers helping with those dogs who might not have been the most adoptable.
We spent our time working on basic manners, social skills and as they stayed in the system, escalated to more specific behavior modification.
I espcially liked working with the shy dogs, those who just didn't trust yet and watch them thrive and become great dogs.
I recently worked with a private rescue group of dogs saved from death from Georgia to Connecticut. The puppies were adopted out quickly but the 3 dogs who needed more time for medical or behavior reasons spent weeks with us as a group where they learned commands very quickly and have all gotten adopted into their new homes.
Kathleen Brainard, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Profile: Volunteering at the Connecticut Humane Society since March of 2007 has fueled my passion for wanting to educate dog owners on the importance of training their dogs.
At CHS I volunteer as a Shelter Dog Trainer. The program teaches basic manners, while trying keep dog’s stimulated in a shelter environment.
In January of 2007, I was fortunate enough to adopt a 10 month male Dalmatian named Squirt. Squirt was returned to the shelter twice. Since then Squirt has successfully learned not only obedience but also learned several tricks to assist in Fire Prevention Training, not only he can stay low, stop, drop and roll, he also gets lost. My mission is quite simple "An Educated Owner is An Educated Dog!"
Profile: When you hire Cooperative Canines, we guarantee that you will be provided with the tools and techniques to build a long, healthy, safe and respectful relationship with your dog(s). Together we can accomplish many goals.
Marcus Fillion, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Manchester, Connecticut 06042
Profile: "Man's best friend" It couldn’t be put any better. The non stop dedication and love that our dogs give us has never ceased to amaze me and if not for that never ending devotion I do not know were I would be today.
I continue to learn new things from our beloved canine’s everyday and hope to spread the knowledge I gain worldwide.
Mark Tacinelli, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Winsted, Connecticut 06098
Alternate Phone: 860-307-6408
As an honors graduate of ABC, and as the owner of my newly formed business Romancing The Bone Canine Services, LLC, my mission is to arm you with knowledge, scientific principles and methods, to assist you in developing a mutually rewarding relationship with your pet based on Positive Reinforcement Techniques.
I can assist you in solving certain problem behaviors as well.
Cloe Server, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
East Haven, Connecticut 06512
Phone: (510) 478-4532
Profile: Offering Private Basic Obedience, Problem Solving, & Behavior Modification for puppies and adult dogs.
*Specializing in rehabilitating rescue dogs*
*Experienced in defusing dog to dog and dog to people aggression with lasting results*
Profile: Long time a pet owner and passionate animal lover. I always knew from a young age that my path would lead me to working with animals as a career. I own and operate my small business based out of Milford Connecticut, since 2012. Originally accredited through Petsmart, I instructed group and private training classes there before moving on to manage TWO separate doggy daycare facilities! After working extensively with pets and animals throughout my career, I finally decided to take it into my own hands to offer premium IN HOME pet care services, often unmatched by kennel facilities. I have experience working with dogs, cats, small animals, birds, fish, reptiles and some farm animals/wildlife. I went on to further educate myself through completing Animal behavior college dog training certificate program. I completed the courses as well as post grad classes while starting my own business. I practice structured obedience and a pet care using positive reinforcement and force free training techniques.
Accredited dog trainer operating in home professional pet care services, dog walking, obedience training, consultations, behavior modification programs. And more!
Please contact me with any questions or additional information!
Janice Liscinsky, CPDT-KA, ABCDT, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Deep River, Connecticut 06417
Profile: All training is done using positive reinforcement methods along with leadership training to foster a relationship of understanding and trust, helping you to become your dog’s confident trustworthy leader for a lifetime of joyful companionship.
We understand that every dog is different and will work with you and your dog on the behavior issues that need to be addressed. We have designed different programs for you with different levels of support.
Janice Liscinsky is a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is continuously attending seminars and reading educational books on training and animal behavior to further her education.
All training is done using positive reinforcement which rewards all desired behavior.
She has currently completed numerous seminars from Ian Dunbar (Animal Behaviorist, Dog Trainer and founder of SIRIUS Puppy Training) and is a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator.
Her love of animals began at an early age where she grew up having numerous pets. Janice currently lives in Deep River, CT with Dave and their fur babies Gunda and Dexter, both German Shepherds.
In addition to private training, Janice also teaches Group Classes at My Dog's Place in Basic Manners and Puppy Kindergarten and also manages puppy and adolescent socials. Janice has been a dog handler at many adoption events and did follow-up home visits with adopters' to ensure everyone was happy including the dogs! She is currently working with other trainers in the area at the East Haven Animal Shelter training dogs to help them get adopted!
Profile: "Treat and Release"
Dog Training and Dog Walking Services
I have been a Certified Dog Trainer Since 2014. As a Certified dog trainer, my education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog special to you. Exercise and Proper training are the keys to having a strong relationship between dog and owner. Without professional training, it can sometimes be a stressful relationship. Investing in POSITIVE training can make a wonderful transformation in both dog and owner.
I am a dog lover first, and a trainer second. My goal is to help you and your dog live happy balanced lives.
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