ABC Obedience Training and Supplies
2458 Boston Post Road | Guilford, CT  06437 | 203-458-2223 (ABCD)
Office/retail hours: Mon 3-6 • Th 12-6 • Sun 11-1 | Training hours by appointment or class schedule.


We consider dog training a skill and an art. It combines good instincts with learned skills and adds the ability to show those skills to others. Our training methods are primarily positve motivation. We want it to be fun for dogs and owners to learn! Although we are very effective at behavior interruption when needed, our emphasis is on teaching humans and dogs to focus on what we DO want, rather than on what we don't.


The philospophy at ABC Obedience is a blend of modern motivational techniques with some tried and true traditional methods. Owners are taught to recognize behavioral cues and reinforce appropriately. Dogs do not have to be handled harshly to earn respect! Emphasis is on using logic and communication to get results, not force. Training should be fun for owner and dog!

General Overview:

  • Professionally training dogs in the New Haven/Shoreline area since 1993

  • Over 2500 satisfied customers

  • Veterinary Recommended

  • Cornell University Certificate in "Solving Canine Behavior Problems"

  • Member APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)

  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer(CPDT)

  • Certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator

  • Specializing in "real life" manners and training

  • Masters Degree in Psychology (clinical)

  • Reinforcement theory background

  • Expert in Systematic Desensitization for fears/phobias

  • Experienced instructor at prominent Connecticut training facilities

  • Licensed training facility in Guilford (1 mile from Branford) since 1996