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Dog Training and Behavior Modification in Wallingford

If you’re looking to have your furry friend’s behavior modified, need them groomed or simply want to have them trained, Canine Cadre is the perfect pet training provider to call. We’ve been in business for the past 40 years and guarantee that we can help you turn your canine into a lovable, well-behaved pet. Browse around to learn more about us and what we can do for you!

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Behavior Modification
We diagnose and remedy behavioral problems from house soiling, separation anxiety to aggression.

Distraction Classes
Teach your dog how to keep his focus on you not only at home but also when he's out in public or in distracting environments.

Specialized Training
We have specialized training classes that will help your canine undertake particular roles for special purposes.

Puppy Head Start
Develop natural bonding techniques and troubleshoot potential challenges for your puppy.

Meet The Canine Cadre Family

Lenny Paquette Lenny Paquette began his career as a USAF Patrol Dog Handler, Law Enforcement during the Vietnam era. Seeking a better understanding of the canine psyche he next apprenticed under a German Behavioral Biologist

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Jeff Mastropetre has trained at Canine Cadre since 2017, after completing the training program of his dog “Blue” in foundation, intermediate and advanced training. He decided to become an associate of Canine Cadre because of

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Kathy Stephens has been a trainer for several years and has been a full time associate of Canine Cadre for the past year. She was involved in a Canine Cognition Study at Yale University during the time she joined Canine Cadre

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Our Services

At Canine Cadre, your dog comes first. Here are the services we offer!

Canine Behavior Modification

Using Principles of Canine Behavior Modification for training has been a staple of Canine Cadre Read More»

Home Evaluations and Consultations

Evaluations: Normally free if you travel to Canine Cadre, for those clients who prefer we Read More»

Canine Distraction Classes

Canine Cadre Distraction Class is where the rubber meets the road! Now we proof all of your Read More»

WHY CHOOSE US?

Awesome programs to help you and your dog!
Have trained 4 dobermans with Lenny Paquette. He has awesome programs to help you and your dog. He has answers to the tough behaviors. I would go to Lenny for any program he offers. He has been the difference in my relationship with myself and my dog. Canine Cadre is truly a place where the "dog" comes first!
David Gregoire
Absolutely amazing work by Lenny!
Absolutely amazing work by Lenny! Our dog Cole was quite the GSD but with the help of Lenny he's become an amazing dog whose more respectful and well mannered than ever even learned German! I highly recommend him and the crew at Canine Cadre!
Kara Casale Rosa
The best training my dog (I mean me) has ever had.
The best training my dog (I mean me) has ever had. Thanks for training this human Lenny.
Patricia Hinkley
They are wonderful professionally and wonderful people.
I have known Mary Ellen and Lenny Paquette for 8 years since my German shepherd Nico was a puppy. He had behavior problems and i was very frightened. We had been asked to leave another training facility. Mary Ellen worked primarily with both of us and did an awesome job. We did socialization obedience and tracking. Nico is a very happy 8 yr old German shepherd. When Nico was 4 we lost our 10 yr old female and got another female gs. Her name is brie and she has been working with Mary Ellen and Lenny since a small puppy. They are wonderful professionally and wonderful people.i am so grateful they are in my life and my German shepherds.
Patricia K.
Definitely would recommend to others.
Since starting with canine cadre it's been a night and day difference on how my dog has been performing. Definitely would recommend to others.
Rob G.
We love attending the Distraction class and have learned so much!
Love Lenny and Mary Ellen! Got a wonderful training program for our 8 year old GSD Cartier, personalized to us and our needs. We love attending the Distraction class and have learned so much!
Ariane Frederick
I would highly recommend Canine Cadre to anyone who is looking for a quality dog trainer.
Lenny is a great trainer and is very knowledgeable about what he does! I would highly recommend Canine Cadre to anyone who is looking for a quality dog trainer. His wife also offer other services for your pets like grooming and dog sitting.
Susan G.
Great people!
Customized programs for everyone. Great people!
John Rowley
I would recommend Lenny, without hesitation, to anyone looking for a dedicated, well informed trainer.
We brought our 6 year old Mastiff/Boxer cross to meet Lenny after we found out we were expecting. Bella had some previous training under her belt, but we were there to help teach her how to handle herself with a baby. Lenny was FANTASTIC. We never felt rushed and he shared more than the knowledge we paid him for. While his resume certainly proceeds himself, listening to his experiences, and watching him work really solidified he was the correct choice for our family. We have since completed our baby class and obedience program we signed up for, but he left us with his phone number in case any issues arise. I would recommend him, without hesitation, to anyone looking for a dedicated, well informed trainer. He not only understands how the dog learns, but WHY certain methods work and certain methods don't work for different dogs.
Elyse M.
Had our Frenchton Rocky trained with Lenny and ME!
Had our Frenchton Rocky trained with Lenny...and bringing our new French Bulldog, Phoebe to puppy head start class.
Linda Misani

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