Learn more about our private training, dog walking, pet sitting, and agility services.

Stephanie Williams teaches Reese to sit and stay.

Stephanie Williams teaches Reese to sit and stay.

Private training

Pet Dog Manners

Does your dog pull when walking on leash?  Does he ignore you when called to come?  Does your dog get up or move around after being asked to stay?  Does he jump on people when greeting them?

If any of these sound familiar, your dog would benefit from Dog Manners training.  Training means putting behaviors on cue.   We will show you how to request behaviors (cue them) and reinforce and reward them so your dog will be eager to offer do what you ask.


Problem Behaviors

Does your dog engaging in normal dog activities such as digging, barking, chewing, or jumping up at inopportune times or in a way that interferes with your daily life or home? 

If your dog is engaging in these behaviors, then Problem Solving may be just what you are looking for.  Problem solving means creating a strategy to resolve behaviors we don’t want to occur or to encourage.  Problem solving often includes training, managing the environment and strategies for consistency.


Serious Behavior Issues

Does your dog react in a negative way to other dogs or people, sights, sounds or in certain situations?

If these types of things are happening, your dog may need behavior modification.  Behavior modification is used with dogs that are reacting negatively to certain stimuli or situations in a highly emotional way.  Leash reactivity (growling, lunging, snapping while on leash), fearful behavior, resource guarding, and various forms of aggression are examples of behaviors that need modification

Our private training service will bring Stephanie or Fran to your home to help you learn to use positive reinforcement to train obedience cues, solve common problems, or modify behaviors.  We will create a personalized training program for you and your dog that meets your needs and your goals.   




Dog walking services

Not your average dog walk! Our professional dog walking services include private training for your dog, customized to your dog's individual needs and your goals for him or her.  Stephanie brings her skill as a trainer to provide your dog with fun, successful, mentally stimulating walks that are safe and stress free.  Stephanie will use her skills as trainer to build basic behaviors such as walking on leash and coming when called, as well as to train new behaviors your dog may need for walks with Stephanie.  We refer to our dog walking services as professional because that's exactly what they are. Your dog will receive the same level of care and training that we give to our own dogs, and we recognize the responsibility of caring for a dog who is not our own.  Stephanie's skills as a trainer and handler set her apart from other inexperienced dog walkers.  Do you have a dog who other dog walkers have found to be too challenging to walk?  We can help with that too.  

  • Choose from 10, 15 or 30 minute visits

  • Currently serving Hamden, North Haven, and parts of New Haven

  • Light grooming services available upon request


Mika at the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship.

Mika at the Westminster Kennel Club Masters Agility Championship.



onemind dogs handling techniques 1 seminars

Stephanie Williams is a certified OneMind Dogs instructor.  In September of 2018, Stephanie was trained by leading OneMind Dogs coaches Jenni Leino, Mikko Aaltonen, and Mari Kaplas to teach the content of the handling techniques 1 seminar.  Attendees of a handling techniques 1 seminar will learn all about 8 OneMind Dogs handling techniques and will get to practice them with their dogs on a course designed by OneMind Dogs coaches.  This is a two day seminar that includes 8 working spots per day plus unlimited auditing spots.  Bring your agility students the life changing opportunity to learn 8 OneMind Dogs techniques from certified instructor Stephanie Williams by contacting us today!