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Professional in-home dog training

Donna Gleason is a CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) with over 20 years of teaching/training experience

Servicing CT and NY in upper Fairfield, lower Litchfied and Dutchess counties


Training Love


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With over 20 years teaching/training experience, my philosophy is simple:

 Efficient, Effective and Fun

 "I would never recommend a program or ask a client to do something that I wouldn't do when training or working with my own dogs."


About Me

Experienced. Helpful. Vet Recommended.


Masters Degree in Behavior Modification

Jesuit National Honor Society 

Certified Service Dog Coach (SDC)

Graduate Service Dogs International

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC)

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT)

STAR Puppy Evaluator

Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Community Canine Evaluator

Therapy Dog Evaluator

Research Associate with the Canine Center for Behavior Studies working with esteemed veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman

State of Connecticut appointed legal independent canine evaluator and testimony witness

Presenter State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture ACO training 

Presenter World Pet Association

Contributing columnist Dog Fancy Magazine and Petcha online advisory for pet owners

Head Trainer/Evaluator K9 First Responders

Case studies highlighted internationally - IAABC

Donna is committed to providing research-based and result oriented solutions to each of her client's dog training needs. Donna takes pride that every recommendation offered is unique, individual, and based on the client's ability to follow through with the plan as part of their everyday  life.  


Our Services

Whether your pet has troubles in the house, at the park, or socializing with other animals, our services cover the A to Z of pet ownership. Browse our services to find the right training for you.

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Group Training

Small Terrier

Private Training

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Service Dog Training

$200  -  6 session group class 

Next session begins week of 08/10 Wednesday and Thursday nights

Online registration opens: 08/01

In Person Group Dog Training -  We will provide you with tools and tricks to teach your pet how to be a well-mannered companion. Our holistic approach creates pets that are balanced, mentally and physically.

Please use the link below to learn more about group classes and how to register through the New Milford Parks and Recreation website

$170 per session hybrid online and in-home  (most popular)

An additional $75 fee will be applied if all sessions are in-person

1-on-1 private training- Join us in our training sessions with our expert pet trainers to strengthen your skills and confidence. You will see the change in your pet from the get-go. Simply put, our training works!

Please use the link below to learn about how your goals can be achieved through private 1:1 sessions.

$175 - Initial Team Evaluation

$170 per session hybrid online and in-home  (most popular)

Service dogs are defined in the American with Disabilities Act as dogs that are specifically trained to help people with disabilities. 

As a graduate of Cooperative Paws and Service Dogs, Inc and Service Dogs, Inc.,  I am excited to expand service dog training as part of my core services. Click on the link below to learn more


Happy Clients

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I just came from the vet. I brought Sky in with no muzzle, she sniffed and went through the exam without incident.  WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

Diana - Danbury, CT

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"Dogs are not humans.  They belong to a different species.  If you want a dog to achieve success in our human world, take the time to develop an understanding of how they communicate and protect them from those humans who are still figuring it out."

 Donna Gleason TLC Dog Trainer, CDBC, CPDT, SDC, MA 


Contact Us

Fill out this form for a free phone consultation.  Donna typically returns calls within 2 - 3 business days.  

All pricing information listed above



Due to an increase in client activity all new clients are being booked the week of  08/08/22.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.____________________________

Business Hours: 

Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday - Office Day

Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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