Simple and gentle approach to positive dog training.

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Simple and Gentle Approach


Our simple and gentle approach to positive dog training can improve your canine companion's behavior in just minutes of practice a day. Learn effective management and training techniques that are easy and fun for you and your dog.


Hi! I'm Karen Irons. I got my first dog when I was six months old and dogs have been an important part of my life ever since.

My first exposure to positive training came 18 years ago when I attended a class with my very challenging rescue Golden Retriever. About 6 years later when I got a new puppy, I got a clicker in the puppy package and it made my training faster and more efficient. I could finally keep up with my smart dog, we were partners in training.

I have had the privilege of working with some really great trainers and have furthered my education by attending seminars given by well-known trainers and behavior specialists such as Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez and Kathy Sdao.

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 I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) 



We provide:

  • Positive pet dog training and management
  • Puppy training packages
  • Day training
  • Private in-home sessions, either with you and your dog, or just your dog
  • Multiple session packages
  • Helpful management consultation
  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training
  • Clicker training

We work to understand the needs of both your pet and your family so that training sessions are customized for your personal needs. 

We work to resolve unwanted behaviors and focus on positive behaviors that will enhance family life and provide a happier environment for both pet and owner.

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Karen's Dogs

838 Chesterfield Road, Oakdale, Connecticut 06370, United States

(860) 303-2495