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517 Main St Rear, Wallingford,
Connecticut, USA 06492
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! 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. Thanks for training this human Lenny. Patricia Hinkley
We first brought our female sable GSD athena for training and had a great learning experience with Lenny. And a few years later brought our all black female Athenas daughter Fria for some basic obedience training and some leadership skills with Mary Ellen. Both Lenny and Ellen make the whole experience fun and easy to understand. Especially when it comes to the dog psychology and learning to be a pack leader, they both have many many years working with GSD's and truly understand the breed and the fact that these are truly a working breed. The teachings are very simple and interesting to where you wanna learn and keep going. Mary Ellen also does a wonderful job with grooming. I highly recommend Canine Cadre for all your canine needs --- all types of training, behavior modification, basic and advance obedience, puppy classes, grooming. They do it all. Andrew H.
The most important lesson that I learned while training my dog at Canine Cadre is communication. Lenny and Mary Ellen of Canine Cadre are excellent in this area. Once the basics were mastered with my dog, I was able to teach my dog to be obedient with hand gestures through Canine Cadre classes. The most important thing to me is Lenny and Mary Ellen has been there throughout the life of my dog. My Carla (Rottweiler) will be 11 years old this October. I highly recommend Canine Cadre. Angelica A.
Lenny and Mary Ellen are the best of the best. One of my rescue dogs I adopted was abused and had severe separation anxiety. When talking to people about what was happening with the separation anxiety (totally destroying the house) I was told by most people to put him down. I refused and made it my mission to save this beautiful boy. I remember being so impressed with Lenny from 10 years previous at puppy kindergarten and I contacted him and his wife Mary Ellen put a program together for me to work with my beloved Buddy. Within a short time, by following the program Mary Ellen set up with me - Buddy overcame his issues and turned out to be one of the best dogs I ever owned. Also - Mary Ellen's grooming and pet sitting service is exceptional. I wouldn't trust my dogs to anyone else but Lenny and Mary Ellen especially due to their exceptional years of experience. As their motto goes - The Dog Comes First - that is the case with Canine Cadre! Sue G.
Mary Ellen has been grooming our German Shepherd for years, she is kind & loving not only with our dog, she has a love for all dogs. After taking our dog to other groomers I can honestly say I only trust her with our girl. Mary Ellen grooming skills are the best I have seen, and our dog is always at ease with her. Her price can't complain are very reasonable. In my opinion you couldn't find a better groomer! Gisela Z.
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.
Although I've only been working with Mary Ellen for a short time (we'll be on our third lesson this upcoming weekend), I'm so happy with the results and the changes I'm seeing in my dog already. I've been through the Puppy Kindergarten and Obedience classses with ZERO results. Mary Ellen is just amazing!Scarlett M.
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.
Mary Ellen has taken care of two dogs for us for over ten years. Our German Shepherd mix Kasey needed training, and someone to feed and let her out while we worked. Mary Ellen's knowledge as a canine behaviorist, explained and gave us training tools to help improve Kasey's behavior. Mary Ellen is awesome at figuring out "dogs new wrinkles". Kasey loved Mary Ellen so, and it was a comfort to know she was cared for during the work week. After Kasey passed away, we got Haylee a eight week old German Shepherd puppy. It had been awhile since we had cared for a puppy, but Mary Ellen was with us every step of the way, and she is to this day. Haylee also loves Mary Ellen and we have continued training with her for obedience, socializing, and tracking. Mary Ellen comes daily to our house to walk/feed Haylee, and grooms her to perfection. We highly recommend Mary Ellen, and would be lost without her. Merilee C.
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 say this from the bottom of my heart, Mary Ellen is the best, when I brought my shepherd it was like going to a warm, friendly home. Maryellen and her staff are outstanding and so there for you. trust me, this is the place to go. Maryellen will always have a place in my heart!!!!! Lionda G.
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.
Love canine cadre and Mary Ellen and Lenny! Patricia Kennedy
I have never had so many people tell me how soft Sassy looks and how great she smells! Mary Ellen has taken care of her since she was a puppy and there is no one else for our girl. Never had to ask for anything. She's always taken care of head to tail!! Deb Kurtz
Customized programs for everyone. Great people! John Rowley
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...and bringing our new French Bulldog, Phoebe to puppy head start class. Linda Misani