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New Haven Dog Behavior Specialists

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  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Theress F.
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I think she is great. Our first visit was canceled due to an unforseen situation of my husband was on life support fighting for his life, but it did not stop her from answering my questions regarding my dog's behavior. She is caring and cares about what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

Suzanne's Pet Services
from 38 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Amie P.
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Being a first time puppy owner Suzanne taught me many great techniques while working with our puppy. She also gave me great feedback and advice on training our puppy. She showed me that with patience and constant practice our puppy's behavior will get better. Thank you for your knowledge.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
from 36 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert V.
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Robin has been helping us train our one year old puppy, Bernie, for a few months now and the results have been outstanding. Robin is very professional and always comes prepared for every session, even bringing the treats for training. Not only does Robin come to help us train our dog , but she also supplied us with literature and information to help us teach our 8 year old daughter to recognize the moods and behaviors of all dogs. Additionally, Robin always makes time for any questions and concerns that we may have, either during training or with a quick text or email in between sessions. Robin is a pleasure to work with and our dog Bernie Is always excited to see her when she comes for training. We highly recommend Robin to all who may need her services. Thanks so much. From Bob, Jen and Eva, East Haven CT.

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MondioPup, Inc.
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca T.
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I have had an excellent experience working with Adrienne Mesko. She provided a 4 week board and train session for my 2 yr old, 85lb. Terrier-mix, Winny. She was immediately responsive to all my inquiries from my initial contact, throughout training and after training was completed. She clearly laid out a plan for my dog's training. She was professional, clear and courteous in all business matters. Adrienne is a top notch dog trainer. She took on the daunting task of working with my difficult dog with confidence and understanding. She provided the level of training that she promised in the amount of time she estimated. She gave regular updates and progress reports. I am thrilled with my dog's progress and behavior. After the training was completed Adrienne spent time with me answering my questions, demonstrating equipment use and worked with me and Winny to transfer the knowledge of methods that worked so effectively with my dog. Due to her efforts I now have a dog who is well behaved and responsive. In addition, Adrienne is a kind and considerate person who took the time to listen and help. She is terrific to work with and I highly recommend her board and train program and off-leash training.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krystyna C.
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Andrew gave us great tips on improving our dog's behavior. He was also very good with training our dog. Highly recommend.

Bred For Life
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio P.
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Joyce has very easy training methods. She has showed me techniques that have improved my bulldog's behavior. My English bulldog has come a long way with her help. My bulldog is more obedient towards me and less jumpy. I would definitely recommend Joyce to others that looking for a dog trainer.

  • 39 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Maritza C.
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Rick is the best I have a siberian husky which I thought would never listen and thanks to him he is a completely different dog.I thought he was untrainable but he listens to his commands very well.If I decide to get another dog he will definintely go to Rick.

Canine Communications
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth C.
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Christine aka "the new dog whisperer" not only taught me how to train my dog she took the time to get to know me. She was spot on with dog training and behavioral issues. She helped me become "the leader of the pack" using dog-friendly, techniques (NO SHOCK COLLAR, OR HARSH METHODS EVER!!!). Her goal was for my dog to love and respect me not fear me . She will work with you in your home addressing issues such as housebreaking, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping up, puppy nipping, walking on leash, and much more. Christine can help you with ANY BREED, ANY AGE, ANY ISSUE! Christine was available to help work around my hectic schedule and allowed time for the whole family to be involved. Before Christine trained Roxy our "French Mastiff" Roxy was jumping up on our company , barking non-stop , pulling on the leash to the point we could not walk her without our arms being pulled outta our sockets, begging for food and not listening to her commands such as sit , stay and come . With just a few shorts weeks Roxy was and is a changed dog . She is gentle , never jumps up on people or furniture . Our Roxy couldn't have made this transition without the training of Christine!

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis M.
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Lisa comes to my house to work with my puppies. She teaches us little things that make a big difference in my dogs behavior. They are comfortable with her and so am I. They are learning to behave! I am thrilled that we started training with Lisa.

Backcountry K-9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Malinda E.
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Josh is an amazing trainer and very dedicated. He was able to try many different methods of training when one didn't work for our dog.

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
S. R.
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Gus gave us excellent advice and educated us so that we better understand our dog's behavior. Our rotties responded very well to him and his training techniques and we are continuing to work on training them ourselves. I am more confident now, that we can do this! Thank you Gus!

Top Notch Dog Training
from 12 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
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I am a "repeat customer" at Top Notch because of the effectiveness of the training. The training is not only for the dog, but also for the handler. There is always a positive environment which makes training something to look forward to. The training is designed in building blocks so that you can expand to advanced levels if you choose. I have recommended Top Notch to many friends and colleagues, who have seen great success with the training sessions.

Bone-afide Dog Training
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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Sue is doing a fantastic job with Jackson. The daily updates and videos showing his progress let us know that we made the right decision in selecting Bone-afide Dog Training.

Canine Cadre LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia K.
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I have known mary ellen and lenny paquette for 8 years since my german shepherd nico was a puppy. He had behavior problems and i was very frightened. We had been asked to leave another training facility. Mary Ellen worked primarily with both of us and did an awesome job. We did socialization obedience and tracking. Nico is a very happy 8 yr old german shepherd. When nico was 4 we lost our 10 yr old female and got another female gs. Her name is brie and she has been working with mary ellen and lenny since a small puppy. They are wonderful professionally and wonderful people.i am so grateful they are in my life and my german shepherds.I

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alison W.
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Charlene REALLY knows about dogs. She goes way beyond a trainer, she's a true dog Behaviorist. She's really patient & nice. Never uses anything but positive reinforcement on my dogs.

Paws Up Dog Training
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol K.
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Catherine helped me train my puppy to walk well, sit, stand, come and lie down - all the things a well-behaved dog must know. Catherine came to my home, was always on time and worked with my puppy and me a number of times over a two-month period. Catherine's love of dogs is obvious and her experience as a biology professor transfers to her good ability as a dog trainer. If Catherine's first approach to a problem doesn't work, she will have another one to try. Catherine will help you make your dog be the well-behaved, happy companion you want it to be.

Lynn T.
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Gina has helped me both with an eight week basic training class for my reactive do. She has also helped me with issues I have had with my dog at home. She is always available for my questions and offers knowledgeable advice. Gina gives positive feedback and encouragement. My dog is a work in progress so I know I will continue to contact her in the future for help and suggestions.

That's A Good Dog LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terri C.
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Terri Corigliano — 5 starAfter losing our 14 year old lab mix - "the perfect dog" - we turned to a rescue organization and were convinced to take Chloe. She was anxious and crazy! We tried a number of trainers over a 2 year period and finally were convinced that our lives would be forever controlled by her. Then - by some miracle - we met Bonnie. We enrolled Chloe in Bonnie's "Board and Train" Program for 5 days and followed Bonnie's advice and guidance when Chloe returned home and we had a new dog! Chloe now comes when we call her, responds to all commands we give her, greet strangers civilly and politely - and the list goes on. I have never seen a person SO commited to giving her all to improve a dog's life and the lives of it's humans. Bonnie is professional, honest, caring, ethical and compassionate. She knows what dogs are feeling by their behavior - so she treats the underlying problems and it allows a dog to relax. They become confident in the skills and confidence of their pack leaders - us! :) Thanks, Bonnie -- you are the best. I want to tell all of Connecticut!! You owe it to yourself and your dog to do this program! That's A Good Dog LLC south eastern ct

The Cultured Canine
from 2 reviews
    Nydia O.
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    Diane did a great job! She worked with me to train our Cooper. She understands a dogs behavior and is patient.


    I'm specializing in behavior modification. I feel it is very important that we, as dog owners, learn to speak our dog's language. Having a strong outlook into animal behavior, I take the time to work one-on-one with you and your dog in your home, working to eliminate behavior problems, from house breaking and door dashing to animal- or human-based aggression.


    I have 18 years of professional full-time training and consulting experience. I am CPDT-KA certified. I am specializing in aggression and behavior modification. I offer positive method training that strengthens the bond between you and your dog.

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