We treat your dog
like part of our family
Access to world-renowned proprietary training methods
Meet 1:1 with expert dog behaviorist John Rodriguez
Proven techniques from a champion dog trainer
Helping you and your dog
live happily ever after
Private, personalized dog behavior and training services designed to meet your unique needs.
John Rodriguez can work with you and your dog to create the enjoyable relationship you desire in the personal atmosphere you deserve.
For over 25 years, serving discriminating dog owners throughout Connecticut, parts of New York, New Jersey and New England.
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Our dog behavior business was born of love and a deep understanding of the secret life of dogs. Our clients call it a gift. One part teacher, one part therapist and one part dog whisperer--our training methods are based on an understanding and feel for natural dog behavior.
Respected around the world, John founded and was President and Training Director of the first dog sport club in CT. He helped members achieve regional championships, compete at a national level and attain dozens of working titles on various breeds of dogs. He has titled seven of his own dogs, often in the Top 10.
Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new puppy, or already experiencing behavioral problems, we can help.
John Rodriguez, owner of Elite Canine, has personally helped thousands of dog owners resolve heartbreaking behavior problems, find the dog of their dreams, or simply learn how to interact with their dog on a deeper level.
Respected around the world, John founded and was President and Training Director of the first dog sport club in CT. He helped members achieve regional championships, compete at a national level and attain dozens of working titles, including multiple police and rescue certifications. John has titled seven of his own dogs, often in the Top 10, including #1 nationally. John and dogs have appeared on national television and in music videos.
Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new puppy, or already experiencing behavioral problems, John will work with you to create the great relationship you desire in the personal atmosphere you deserve.
If your dog has behavioral issues, - from counter surfing to aggression, Behavior Consulting may be a great option for you.
Every dog family has a special story to tell. Our dog behavior and training services are tailored to complement yours. We meet with you in your home and together we create a dog training and behavior modification program designed to give your dog story a happy ending.
For select clientele, we are able to provide estate services at the level of quality and attention you deserve. Whether searching for a family companion, estate protection, or competition dog, we offer high-touch selection, training and long-term care services to suit your lifestyle. Our long-term VIP clients trust and appreciate the support we provide generation after generation.
Personalized for Your Needs
Some dogs need a few weeks away from home where they can receive extra attention in a controlled, yet loving environment. We are not a kennel. Our overnight guests live with us as part of our extended family. Located in a beautiful rural area of Connecticut on ten park-like acres, overnight camp is strictly limited to ensure each dog receives special care and attention in a family atmosphere. My techniques combine your needs with the natural traits of your pet and lay the foundation for you to build upon.
Did you know your puppy is being "trained" the minute she is born? And, the moment he steps his paw into his new home, his budding relationship with his new pack starts to form. Make sure you both set off on the right path from the start. Bad habits, anxiety and behavior problems created during this getting-to-know you period, will be harder to break the longer you wait. A little expert training now will go a long way in helping you make the most of this critical time in your dog's life, .especially if you have never owned a dog before.
Does your dog have too much energy? Is he overly anxious, fearful or aggressive? Is she out of control, unable to center herself, calm down or simply listen to basic commands?
Through a variety of specially-honed techniques, John will help your dog relearn what it means to be a dog, teach them (and you) boundaries that help them calm themselves and put themselves in a better frame of mind, teach them how to deal with stressful situations and release energy in more positive ways - essentially, how to become a happier, more confident dog, a more enjoyable family member.
No matter where you live, answers to your dog related questions are just a phone call away! Need advice on bringing a new puppy or dog into your life? A phone consultation with John can be an invaluable tool to get you started in the right direction and avoid problems down the road. Do you need help with jumping, chewing, nipping or have other training questions, while nothing can replace an in-person session with John, we understand this isn’t always possible. So now you can connect with John by phone from anywhere!