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Dog Behavior Services

Our Companions Behavior Helpline

If you are experiencing issues in the home that are impacting your ability to keep your canine companion, please contact our behavior team.  

As of April 2023, ALL Our Companions dog training programs follow a Pay-What-You-Can System!

Dog Behavior Programs

Our Companions is dedicated to keeping dogs in their homes and out of the shelter. That is why our Canine Behavior Team consists of trained animal professionals and volunteers who are here to provide humane training education and build positive, lasting relationships between pet guardians and their canine companions. View our behavior program offerings below. 

Contact our Helpline at 860-242-9999 or [email protected] to learn more about what program is right for you. 

Training Classes

Our group training classes are an excellent first step in addressing behavior concerns and building a lasting relationship with your dog

Parenting with Pets

Parenting with Pets Program features educational and training resources for parents on how to keep children and dogs safe in the home.

Save the Home

Save the Home is a private training program featuring behavior modification, training, and management plans for community members. 

FREE Community Behavior Evaluations

Our free behavioral evaluations are designed to be the first step in helping community members understand their dog's behavior and outline their options regarding rehoming and behavior modification.

Train-the-Trainer Program

The Our Companions Train-the-Trainer Program is an educational and hands-on program aimed to give participants the necessary skills to become a professional dog trainer in both private and non-profit settings

Dog Behavior Resources

Building a Relationship with Positive Reinforcement

Learn about Our Companions dedication to science-based, positive reinforcement training methods. 

Dog Behavior Library

Need help with problem behaviors? Looking for new training & enrichment activities? Check out our Dog Behavior Library.

Positive Professionals

Looking for force-free, positive-reinforcement animal professionals? Check out our list of trainers, behaviorists, and other pet professionals.

Get Involved

Our Companions is expanding our community-based behavior programs. Join us today!

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Join our various volunteer programs and make a difference in your community.

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Apply for our Train-the-Trainer Program and work towards your Dog Training certification.



Make a donation that will directly improve the lives of animals in need.