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In Connecticut serving:
Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield counties Including:
Bethel, Bethlehem Bridgewater
Brookfield, Danbury
Greenwich, Riverside
Darien, Westport
Weston, New Canaan
Newtown, Norwalk Oxford
Ridgefield Roxbury
Sandy Hook Washington
Woodbury and surrounding areas
In New York serving: New York, Westchester
including Armonk, Bedford, Goldens Bridge
Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua
White Plains and surrounding areas
Toni Kay-Wolff is committed to teaching others how to enjoy their dogs and puppies in a way that is safe, fun, and rewarding for all dogs and their families. Toni's goal is to provide quick, effective and fun training techniques, utilizing a variety of approaches based on the needs of the dogs and their owners. Her primary interest is in making training "user-friendly" so that training becomes something you do with your dog, not to your dog. Coaching you to train your dog is her joy, and passing along to you that joy for living with your puppies and dogs is Toni's most satisfying accomplishment.
After meeting and working with a well-known dog trainer at the tender age of 13, Toni realized the potential for building trust and relationships with dogs. Toni's natural ability and love for dogs led her to follow her heart and help open the hearts of thousands of people, adults and children alike, to the possibility and potential of living harmoniously and contentedly with their dogs.
Toni received her B.S. in Animal Science in 1983 and worked as a veterinary assistant in various small and large animal practices from Kentucky to New York. She formally apprenticed with the largest and very well-known indoor training center in NYC for four years before founding her own dog training and boarding companies in 1992.
The Well-Mannered Dog, Inc. serves areas of Connecticut, NYC, Westchester and Long Island, with clients coming to see Toni from all parts of the tri-state area.
Always searching for ways to increase her knowledge, skills and teaching abilities, Toni's on-going professional training includes certification in behavioral studies at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, various seminars with such renowned experts like John Fisher, Sue Sternberg, Pia Silvani, Martin Deeley and many others.
Toni is a member in good standing of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the IACP. Among her many accomplishments, Toni was the dog training expert for The Family Pet, a popular Long Island based Cable News 12 program for 10 years, was co-founder and Director of Training for The Shelter Connection, based in Port Washington, NY, lead trainer for The Family Dog Shelter Dog Training Program at NYC Animal Care and Control as well as at Peggy Adams Animal Shelter in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is an evaluator/Tester for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.
Toni and her husband, Larry, live in Southbury, Ct with Labrador Retriever, Carter, their adopted English Shepherd, Glory, and their Lagotti Romagnoli, the Italian Truffle Hunting dogs, Tillie and Volo.
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