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Au Pair for Paws Dog Training LLC
Au Pair for Paws Dog Training LLC

Au Pair for Paws Dog Training LLC

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Introduction: My name is Meagan Giarratano. I started out training dogs on Long Island and apprenticing with a dog trainer for a year before starting my own training business. I work with puppies, adult dogs and behavioral issues ranging from fear to aggression. I am bonded and insured and look forward to working with people that want to create a better relationship with their dog.

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8 years in business

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Riley S.

Dog Training

Working with Meagan was the best decision I made for my dog and I! She worked with us at my home and out in public to build my dogs training skills: sit, stay,down, recall, walking etiquette, and much more. My dog started off shy, unsure, and not food motivated. With Meagan’s help, my pup is now a confident, well-trained, and awesome dog all around. She worked not only with my dog, but with me to make sure I am being accountable with training for us both. Thank you so much, Meagan! Could not have been this happy with where we are without you!
Mar 4, 2021
Kylie O.

Dog Training

Meagan is amazing!! She is kind and awesome at what she does. I’ve seen such a difference with my 4 year old dachshund Milo in the past couple of weeks. I love how she trains YOU as well that way you can work with your dog from home and you have all the information to train 24/7. She tells you what you NEED to hear and its refreshing to not have it sugar coated, to make for the most well behaved dog. Milo is now able to walk past unknown dogs and humans without lunging and barking, and is able to go in his cage without having panic attacks and so much more. She is a lifesaver and I would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for dog training:) Thank you meagan
Jul 8, 2020
Maddy C.

We are SO thankful for everything that Au Pair for Paws Dog Training has done for our dog Heidi and our little family. Heidi started training a little nervous, not knowing how to properly walk on a leash, and come to find out bored. The training provided the structure we needed to make some real change in Heidi’s life and unexpectedly ours. We are better dog owners having gone through the program, and are excited to work with Heidi and our older dog from what we have learned from Meagan. We plan on continuing training with some group classes with Au Pair for Paws Dog Training and are so excited to get started
May 18, 2021
Teresa S.

Meagan was wonderful with my Ruby. She is very patient and seemed to really care about my dog and her feelings. Meagan helped Ruby with some confidence issues and stubbornness. I really really enjoyed training with her.
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I enjoyed working with both of you and watching Ruby come out of her shell! Who would have thought we would have made it downtown with her?!
May 15, 2021
Reina S.

Dog Training

We loved working with Meaghan! I’m finally enjoying walking with my dog again. No more frantic pulling, chasing squirrels or lunging at cyclists and other dogs. Thank you so much!
Apr 23, 2021
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Meagan Giarratano


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

    I offer packages that come out to discounted rates per training session.

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

    I have worked in multiple shelters with various breeds and various behavioral issues. I also apprenticed with Lead the Pack Dog Training in New York for about a year before fully going out on my own. Working in the shelter gave me a lot of hands on experience with dogs that have had abuse, neglect or anxiety issues. Also, it helped me socialize dogs that were more than likely not well socialized to begin with. I like to say the dogs are the teachers and they make you better at what you do. I have also taken Michael Ellis' Principles of dog Training I I have also had the pleasure of working with many people locally that have had various issues ranging from jumping, biting, lunging, aggression, fear aggression and separation anxiety.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Meagan Giarratano is an animal enthusiast with an extreme love for dogs of all sizes and breeds. After graduating college, she started volunteering at a local animal shelter where she taught dogs their basic commands and how to walk on a leash and to make them more adoptable. The first dog she ever took out was a scrawny, bald, pit mix that licked the side of the kennel and shivered 24/7. His name was Chase. Little did she know he would change her life and teach her more about dogs than she thought she would ever know. Chase came with a host of issues including; resource guarding, male dominant aggression, human aggression and was overly protective. He also bit someone within four months of adopting him. Being at a loss, she was recommended to Jen Towers of Lead the Pack Dog Training in New York and was taught more than she could ever have asked for. Meagan worked hard with Chase and Jen and she became increasingly passionate about dog behavior. Chase was the perfect dog to practice with. Meagan apprenticed under Jen Towers of Lead the Pack Dog Training for a year and has been taking on her own clients since 2014.

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