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.

Fall 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.

November 2nd-Dec. 14th

(Saturdays 9:30am)

Registration closed

AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY
Prospect Park & Rec, Prospect, CT
(No class November 30th)

November 2nd-Dec. 14th

(Saturdays 10:45am)

Registration OPEN

Beginner II Obedience Class
Prospect Park & Rec, Prospect, CT
(No class November 30th)

November 3rd-Dec. 15th

(Sundays 10:30am)

Registration closed

Beginner I Obedience Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT
(No class December 1st)

November 3rd-Dec. 15th

(Sundays 11:45am)

Registration OPEN

Beginner II Obedience Class
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT
(No class December 1st)

November 3rd-Dec. 15th

(Sundays 1:00pm)

Registration OPEN

Real World/ Intermediate 1 Class **NEW**
Lock Stock & Barrel, Bethany, CT
(No class December 1st)

October 30th-Dec. 11th

(Wednesdays 6:30pm)

Registration OPEN

Beginner I Obedience Class
Naugatuck Parks & Rec
Call: (203) 720-7043
(No class November 27th)

October 30th-Dec. 11th

(Wednesdays 7:45pm)

Registration OPEN

Beginner II Obedience Class
Naugatuck Parks & Rec
Call: (203) 720-7043
(No class November 27th)

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