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.

WINTER 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.

January 11th – Feb. 15th

(Saturdays 9:30am)

Registration OPEN

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

January 11th – Feb. 15th

(Saturdays 10:45am)

Registration OPEN

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

January 5th – Feb.9th

(Sundays 10:30am)

Registration OPEN

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

January 5th – Feb. 9th

(Sundays 11:45am)

Registration OPEN

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

January 5th – Feb. 9th

(Sundays 1:00pm)

Registration OPEN

Intermediate 1 Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT

January 8th – Feb. 12th

(Wednesdays 6:30pm)

Registration OPEN

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

January 8th – Feb. 12th

(Wednesdays 7:45pm)

Registration OPEN

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

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