The Connected Canine

Connection develops through mutual trust. Animals and humans build trust through consistency, communication, and respect. With expertise in human and canine behavior, we can help you create a deep relationship between you and your dog. Whether we are training basic obedience skills, mastering complex service tasks, or correcting unwanted behaviors, see how a genuine connection with your dog can change your life.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the knowledge and skills required to change the way humans and dogs communicate, connect and behave.

Our Approach

We use clear communication with positive reinforcement and follow the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach.

Training Services

All training programs start with an in-home assessment of behaviors, skills, and environment. You will receive a detailed training plan with measurable goals to guide our sessions, and following each session, you will receive step-by-step homework instructions.
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Puppy Training

Get your new team off to a great start!
Let us help you develop the habits of a responsible dog owner by introducing your puppy to a world that is safe, healthy, and connected.

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Obedience

Let us customize a program based on your dog’s developmental stage and ability. Whether we are practicing basic obedience skills or advanced tasks your program will be tailored for the highest level of success

(CGC) Prep and Testing

Expand your trust and grow your bond when you master the ten essential skills of a well-mannered dog set forth by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

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Service Dog Program

When you develop a strong connection your service dog will have the drive to perform the high level of skill required to mitigate a disability. Together you will be a team that enables you to bridge some of the challenges that come with a disability.

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Therapy Dog Program

Are you interested in providing comfort and compassion to the elderly, people suffering from an illness or a disability or maybe even responding in times of crisis? We will assess your team to see if you have takes to work in this capacity and customize your training for success!

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Day Care with Training

Going back to work can create some worry for your furry friend. Let us help them maintain socialization, exercise and good behavior in a safe and caring environment.

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Group Training and Classes

Group training is a fun way for you and your dog to practice proper socialization, develop focus, and master obedience skills around tempting distractions.

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Board and Train

Whether you are going out of town and want a safe, fun place your pup to stay sharp on skills or you want to get an intensive head start on your training program this is option is top notch! This package includes socialization and play at our premiere daycare facility (unless you are doing the ultra puppy package).

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Group Training and Classes

Group training is a fun way for you and your dog to practice proper socialization, develop focus, and master obedience skills around tempting distractions.

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Human Skills

Does your pet need a lift to the groomers, vet, or dog park? We’ve got their tail covered.

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Board and Train

Our team of experienced professionals can help with everything from pills to injections

Why pet care?

We believe finding a reliable, professional pet sitter should be easy. So we make sure every member of the Fetch Family is a highly-experienced animal lover with a passion for petting and playing.

All of our pet sitters and dog walkers:

Corporate Seminars

YES, we said corporate Seminars! Our very own connected canine has done over 30 seminars and workshops demonstrating the power of awareness and communication. Our workshops and seminars are interactive, informative and effective.

Available Seminars:

Mindfulness Based Awareness

Understanding Meditation

Effective Communication Skills

Performance Enhancement

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Job Opportunities

If you’re a true animal lover, there is no better place to work than Fetch! Our team spends their day’s dog walking, pet sitting, playing, cuddling, and caring for pets on their own schedules.

Franchise Opportunities

The connected canine America’s largest and most trusted professional dog walking and pet sitting franchise. We can help you build a successful, revenue-generating business in the booming pet industry.

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Our Approach

We believe strongly in “force-free” training. We use clear communication with positive reinforcement and follow the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) approach. We understand that there are several “tools” that quickly deter unwanted behaviors. These “tools” do not fix the behavior, and when you stop using them, the behavior will reappear. Requiring your dog to perform behaviors based on fear and discomfort can significantly damage your relationship, and performance breaks down over time. We seek to understand the causes of the behavior and develop clear expectations through patience and positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors.
Simply put, aversive tools are not necessary. Developing trust strengthens the bond between you and your dog and improves behavior. We are likely not the trainer for you if you are looking for a “quick fix” for unwanted behavior through punishment or aversive tools.