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The Balanced K-9
The Balanced K-9

The Balanced K-9

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Introduction: Every dog can be a well-balanced dog with the right direction and guidance. Finding the right mix of structure and incentives requires understanding the animal, its personality, and how to best motivate it.

Hired 47 times

Serves Bridgeport, CT

5 employees

5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

23 reviews


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Jessica B.

Dog Training

PLEASE reach out to The Balanced K-9 with your dog training needs. You will not be disappointed! I really did not think I could ever feel fully comfortable leaving my dog with anyone at all, but Luciana and Chuck are so knowledgable, personable, and professional that I left their home with absolute no worries about my Luna (7 and a half month old GSD). Luna came home being able to walk in an amazing heel with both my boyfriend and I, she was able to hold a down stay in a pet store, and she is overall calmer. I am extremely optimistic about Luna’s future thanks to The Balanced K9! They gave us the information and tools necessary to ensure Luna’s success.
Dec 9, 2020
Amber B.

Dog Training

Luiciana and Chuck are wonderful trainers as well as people. My dog, Milo (German Shepard husky mix), stayed with them for 4 weeks and came back to us a brand new dog. Before The Balanced K-9, we could not walk him without him pulling the leash, barking, and attempting to lunge at people. He would also bark uncontrollably at any noise he heard either outside or inside the house. Now we can walk him outside and bring him to dog friendly stores and we couldn’t be more happy about it. Instead of having him cooped up in the house all day afraid he might harm someone. When we arrived to pick him up I wanted to go over what he’s learned perfectly to continue his training when he gets home and Luciana and Chuck were more than happy to take their time to teach us and answer any questions we had, I mean REALLY take their time. They were so welcoming and a pleasure to talk to. I most certainly recommended them if you are thinking about training your dog. I was so skeptical of leaving my dog to strangers because I had such a soft spot for him, but they were very trustable and I could tell they really care for each dog they train. They even brought my dog to the vet immediately when they found something alarming on his body (which is now healed thanks to their good eyes.) we are still continuing his training everyday and he is getting even better with us as handlers, he just has one problem we have to fix and have reached out to them via email once more for advice. Other than that, I give this place a 5 star rating!!!
The Balanced K-9's reply
Amber, Thank you for your very kind and thorough feedback. Milo's long-term success is guaranteed because you and your family took the time to understand how to help Milo be the best dog possible. The effort you are putting into maintaining his training is what really makes the difference long term. Thank you for entrusting your wonderful dog to us and we hope you will keep us updated on his progress. Warmest Regards Chuck and Luciana
Nov 26, 2020
David W.

Dog Training

We stopped by to see our Shihitzu, 2 weeks into her 3 week training. She was amazing. She was like our cuddly dog from before but with structure. Luciana and Chuck are caring, loving, knowledgeable trainers. Balanced K9 is highly recommended by myself, my wife and my lil Oreo. It would be a shame not to consider them forward your dog's training in the future. Thank you so much Balanced K9 for all your incredible help.
Oct 26, 2020
Elizabeth G.

Dog Training

We haven't set a date to have our out-of-control rescue pup trained yet since my husband is about to have an unexpected surgery, but we ARE going to use The Balanced K-9 who were extremely cooperative and very pleasant in our email interactions. In fact I was seeking them out online after finding them earlier in time...had only inadvertently clicked on your link and had not intended to use thumbtack at all. When I notified the other trainer that I had someone who was my first choice and would prefer to wait to talk to them (after explaining my situation), they first made Luka sound as though our issues with him were extremely unusual (???) and then sent back only a clipped response, wishing me luck. Balanced K-9 were my 1st choice all along since I'd watched many videos of their methods and connections with dogs.
Sep 4, 2020
Jeffrey W.

I am so grateful for having the opportunity to work with Luciana and Chuck. Our 4 year old border collie came to them for the 6-week Intensive Behavior Modification Program, with extreme resource guarding, fear based aggression, a general lack of discipline, and a bite history. It speaks to Chuck and Luciana's expertise and experience in dog training that they would be willing to accept a dog with this rap sheet. During his 6-week program, Luciana and Chuck provided weekly updates and videos showing our dog's progress. These videos showed how methodical and diligent the staff were in correcting our dogs behavior. When our dog came back home, we saw an immense improvement in his calmness and obedience, and we couldn't be more pleased with how much progress he's made. Chuck and Luciana also gave us detailed instructions on how to maintain the progress our dog's made and help improve further. Luciana and Chuck are professionals at what they do, and their passion and talent for dog training is exemplified with how our dog turned out.
Mar 11, 2021


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    If you want to know more about us, behavior consulting and training, please visit our website. Behavior Modification $2,100 to $2,980 This 2 to 3 week program is designed to address minor behavior issues (i.e. jumping, mouthing and counter surfing, etc.) as well as basic obedience: recall sit/down heel place Basic obedience is NOT for dogs with aggression issues or extreme levels of anxiety or fear. Depending on the intensity of the dog's issues additional weeks may be required (at $850 per week). This recommendation will be made based on the initial consultation or shortly after the beginning of training.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Typically, we collect detailed information on the animal via an online questionnaire. Once we have that information, we contact the owner to develop a program to address the dog's issues in a way that will promote real and lasting change.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Like any profession dog training requires not only active study but lots of hands on time. I participate in multiple professional seminars annually, exchange ideas with fellow professionals frequently and try to never stop learning. I work with over 100 dogs per year across all breeds and sizes so no issue, behavior or breed is new to me. I also consult with a local animal Animal Rescue that handles more challenging cases at our local Municipal Shelter. Working with and understanding the added stress a shelter situation places on an animal helps me better assist owners who have elected to adopt rather than buy. Recent examples of my annual continuing education include: One-week seminar on Body Language

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