DOG TRAINING

FORCE-FREE TRAINING, HAPPIER FURLife

Prospect Parks & Rec

Beginner I Obedience Class
Online Via Zoom

August 1st – September 12th

(Saturdays 10am)
NO CLASS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Naugatuck Parks & Rec

Classes Resuming Soon!

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Beginner I Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

August 30th to October 11th

(Sundays 10:30am)
NO CLASS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Country Companions

Beginner I Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

August 6th to September 10th

(Thursdays 6:15pm)

Beginner I Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

Sept 24th to October 29th

(Thursdays 5:00pm)

Beginner II Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

Sept 24th to October 29th

(Thursdays 6:15pm)

Beginner I Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

Sept 26th to November 7th

(Saturdays 11:00am)
NO CLASS OCT3rd

Beginner II Obedience Class
Bethany, CT

Sept 26th to November 7th

(Saturdays 12:15pm)
NO CLASS OCT3rd

Meet 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 honors graduate of 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. 

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.