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The Refined Canine, LLC is Southern Connecticut's premier dog training and behavior consulting source!  Our training methods are based on the LIMA Principle (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive).  Our focus on building a strong relationship between each dog & his or her family, and using simple, universal learning principles is proven to help transform problem bad habits into desirable behaviors.  Thanks for visiting.

>>>Black Rock, Bridgeport CT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  A Hand For A Paw, Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with Michelle Douglas, CPDT-KA, CDBC and The Refined Canine, LLC to run ongoing training classes, workshops and educational events at the Animal Resource Center at 143 Bennett Street in Bridgeport. A portion of all class fees will be donated back to A Hand For A Paw, Inc. Founded by former Bridgeport Animal Control Officer, Jimmy Gonzalez and former Adoption Coordinator for the Bridgeport Animal Shelter, Melissa Kuian, A Hand For A Paw, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, which provides resources such as low-cost veterinary care, a pet food pantry, and humane education with the goal of keeping area pets in their homes and out of municipal shelters. Michelle Douglas, CPDT-KA, CDBC, owner of The Refined Canine, LLC is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College and a Past President of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. You may have even heard her on the radio as "The Dog Lady" on Chaz & AJ In the Morning on 99.1 WPLR over the last 9 years. She has been training dogs and their families in the region for the last 18 years, and is highly regarded as an expert in the field of dog training and behavior on an international level.  As part of a shared ongoing mission of outreach and humane education, Michelle Douglas will offer regular "ask the trainer" services and will be presenting workshops and lectures for dog owners, pet professionals, and rescue workers, in addition to running regular puppy and dog training classes. We are excited and honored to join forces for such an important cause.  A Hand For A Paw, Inc. runs the Animal Resource Center in a portion of the warehouse currently occupied by Black Cat Antiques & Collectibles and Electric Maintenance Service, Co. at 143 Bennett Street, Bridgeport CT (Black Rock), and can be found on the web at http://www.ahfap.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Hand-for-a-Pawinc/198320230244341. The Refined Canine, LLC offers dog training, behavior consulting, mentoring, and pet-family support services throughout CT, and can be found online at http://www.refinedcanine.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/refinedcanine. <<<

**OUR FIRST CLASS at the Animal Resource Center, 143 Bennett Street Bridgeport CT will be Training with Trick and Games class for all age groups. Come and learn some popular tricks and their practical use in preventing unwanted behavior. We will also be playing games to proof basic skills and there will be PRIZES! There will be Three 1.5-hour classes, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (12/3, 12/10, 12/17).** 

$50 DROP IN to ONE class
$110 for ALL 3 classes
$350 for ALL 3 classes PLUS 3 Private Lessons 

*Space is limited ~ Register Early*
E-mail Michelle at refinedcaninellc@gmail.com for a registration form.

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