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Coastal K9 Training and Behavior offers Connecticut dog owner's a permission-based training program, where its okay to say "Yes!" and "No" to your dog!  A well rounded balanced approach to communication and training. We use all 4 quadrants of Operant Conditioning to train dogs (positive reinforcement, positive punishment, negative reinforcement, and negative punishment) 

We also firmly believe that the owner-pet relationship should be encompass mutual understanding and respect. Your relationship with your dog is vital to obtaining an obedient canine. We create dogs who WANT to listen not because they are being bribed, or in fear of consequence, but because they genuinely enjoy structure, rules and boundaries.

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We utilize a wide variety of tools to communicate with your dog such as slip leashes, prong collars, e-collars, and spatial pressure/body pressure. We also use treats, praise, play and affection!

This approach of training also allows us to work with all kinds of dogs whether, aggressive, fearful, reactive, timid, or even hyperactive.

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We focus on achieving a calmer mindset with your dog through utilizing dog psychology and balanced dog training methodologies. We strive to get to the root of the problem to change how your dog views its triggers. 


YOU - the owner - are an integral part of this process. We want you to be invested in your dog's training, so that after training with us, you can be successful on your own!  


For us, training your dog is the easy part…the hard part is training YOU! 

You have to be willing to change your relationship with your dog, your routines and transform into a leader by providing clarity, direction and consistency. If you are committed...                 

LET'S GET STARTED

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