DOG TRAINING

FORCE-FREE TRAINING, HAPPIER FURLife

Country Companions
Veterinary Services

Thursdays & Saturdays

Beginner I Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 8th to February 12th
(Saturdays 10:00 am)
 
Janis Copes, ABCDT

Beginner II Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 8th to February 12th
(Saturdays 11:15 am)
 
Janis Copes, ABCDT

                   Intermediate I Class                        (Prerequisite BI and BII or demonstration of specific skills) 

Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 8th to February 12th
(Saturdays 12:30 pm)
 
Janis Copes, ABCDT

Beginner I Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 20th to February 24th
(Thursdays 5:30 pm)
 
Janis Copes, ABCDT

Beginner II Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 20th to February 24th

(Thursdays 6:45 pm)

Janis Copes, ABCDT

Animal Clinic of Milford

Wednesdays

                       Beginner I Class                     Classes located at 100 Gulf St.,    Milford CT 06460

October 27th to  December 8th

NO CLASS 11/24/21

(Wednesdays 5:30pm)

Janis Copes, ABCDT

Beginner II Class
Classes located at 100 Gulf St.,     Milford CT 06460

October 27th to December 8th

NO CLASS 11/24/21

(Wednesdays 6:45pm)

Janis Copes, ABCDT

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Sundays

Beginner I Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 9th to February 13th

(Sundays 10:30am)
 

Alex Esandrio, CCDT

Beginner II Class
Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 9th to February 13th

(Sundays 11:45 am)
 

Alex Esandrio, CCDT

              Intermediate I Class  (Prerequisite BI and BII or demonstration of specific skills)      

      Classes located at 9 Munson Road, Bethany, CT

January 9th to February 13th

(Sundays 1:00 pm)

 

Alex Esandrio, CCDT

Prospect Parks & Rec

Tuesdays and Thursdays

                      Beginner I Class                      Classes located at 12 Center Street, Prospect, CT

          January 18th to February 22nd           (Tuesdays 6:00pm) 

Alex Esandrio, CCDT

                        Beginner II Class                  Classes located at 12 Center Street, Prospect, CT 

 January 18th to February 22nd
(Tuesdays 7:15pm)
 
Alex Esandrio, CCDT
 

Meet Your Trainers: 

Janis Copes, ABCDT

I have had a love of dogs all my life and at a young age dreamt of training Seeing Eye Dogs. My first exposure to obedience training was in 1986 with my Maltese, Tara. I have continued to train all of my dogs in obedience since. I have two rescue dogs: Sissy is an Australian Cattle Dog mix and Credentialed Therapy Dog, Clark is a Schnauzer mix.

I work with Animal Assisted Therapy Services (AaTs) in therapeutic settings with mentally and emotionally disabled children, teenagers and adults. I have partnered with AaTs to board and train Emotional Support Animals, former AaTs Board Member and Canine Committee Co-Chair. 

I teach obedience classes for Country Companions Veterinary Services in Bethany, Animal Clinic of Milford, Lock Stock & Barrel in Bethany, Prospect Park and Recreation and a former trainer for Trap Falls Kennel Club, in Shelton.

I am a honors graduate and Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College, member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Professional Guild, supporting member of the International Association of Behavioral Consultants and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Instructor/Evaluator. 

Escape The Crate, LLC uses force free training to teach obedience cues, eliminate behavior issues and build trusting bonds between owners and their pets. We also offer pet sitting in a home environment without the use of kennels which eliminates stress for the pet and the owner. 


Alex Esandrio, CCDT

Ever since I was a child, I chose to surround myself with animals knowing I wanted them to be a part of my future.  Growing up, I trained our family dog and dreamt we would take home first place on the talent show Pet Star.   Years later, I was fortunate enough to attend an agricultural high school, where I began my formal education around animals.  I learned about basic kennel operations, positive dog training methods, grooming and medication administration.   When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness in college, my recovery involved using a service dog, named Joy, to assist me in every day life.  We completed two years of extensive training until she officially graduated to a medical response service animal; and she changed my life forever.  Going through that journey with her inspired me to further my education by attending Catch Canine Trainers Academy.   I completed the program and became a Catch Certified Dog Trainer (CCDT) and received a certification in pet CPR.

I am so excited to be working for Escape the Crate, and I look forward to helping you strengthen the bond between yourself and your pet!

CALL FOR INFORMATION ON PRIVATE IN HOME OR ONLINE LESSONS AND CONSULTATIONS

When registration is marked “CLOSED” please call (203) 217-6687 to be put on a waiting list. If there is enough interest, additional classes will be added.