DOG TRAINING

FORCE-FREE TRAINING, HAPPIER FURLife

Your Trainer
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 Prospect Park and Recreation, Naugatuck Park and Recreation, Lock Stock & Barrel in Bethany and a former trainer for Trap Falls Kennel Club, in Shelton.

I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College, member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Professional Guild 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. 

Remote Consults and training
Available

Spring Classes

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

April 18th – May 30th         (No Class May 23rd)

(Saturdays 9:30am)

Registration OPEN

AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY
Prospect Park & Rec, Prospect, CT 

April 18th – May 30th         (No Class May 23rd)

(Saturdays 10:45am)

Registration OPEN

Beginner II Obedience Class
Prospect Park & Rec, Prospect, CT

April 12th  – May 17th

(Sundays 10:30am)

Registration OPEN

Beginner I Obedience Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT

April 12th to May 17th

(Sundays 11:45am)

Registration OPEN

Beginner II Obedience Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT

Feb. 23rd – March 29nd

(Sundays 1:00pm)

Registration CLOSED

Intermediate 1 Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT

February 26th – April 1st

(Wednesdays 6:30pm)

Registration CLOSED

Beginner I Obedience Class
Naugatuck Parks & Rec
Call: (203) 720-7043

February 26th – April 1st

(Wednesdays 7:45pm)

Registration CLOSED

Beginner II Obedience Class
Naugatuck Parks & Rec
Call: (203) 720-7043