Matt Caranante’s journey to becoming a dog trainer started, oddly enough, with bed bugs. While working as a handler for a bed-bug-sniffing beagle, he realized how powerful the relationship between dog and owner could be. He went on to rescue another dog, this time an abused beagle from a high-kill shelter, and the reward he felt from rehabilitating his pet made his next step clear: He enrolled in Animal Behavior College’s dog-training certificate program and founded Let's Play!
As a positive-reinforcement dog trainer, Matt brings out canines’ best behavior by mixing work with fun activities that help channel their energy. He offers private, in-home sessions to disengage pups from remote controls, as well as group classes to work on basic obedience and manners. Matt also works on behavioral modification to solve common issues such as separation anxiety, dog aggression, and excessive barking.
The team at Paw Prints New York is composed of animal lovers who take fastidious care of four-legged friends while their owners are away. Supplying everything from dog walks to at-home play sessions, the Paw Prints’ crew builds trusting relationships with pets to ensure they’re safe and sated. The animal attendants can even digitize their services, providing virtual walks so owners can check in on pets via Skype or Facebook.
If your pet is tired of staying home during the workweek, either workshop his resume or ease his mind with a relaxing day at Pooches Sport and Spa. The 2,500-square-foot facility hosts climate-controlled play areas, which are carefully partitioned for the safety of pups and big dogs alike. To maintain your pet's overall cleanliness and safety, the center also features epoxy seamless flooring that wards off bacteria and an advanced air filtration system to vaporize lingering odors. Filling the role of dog's best friend, the collective caring staff at Pooches Sport and Spa provides continued surveillance throughout the stay, along with interactive engagement during playtime. On the off chance that a well-fluffed poodle causes your pup's heart to beat wildly, an experienced veterinarian is always on call.
More wagging. Less barking. lic doghouse is a friendly place for dogs to socialize with pup pals and then unwind in modern canine comfort. Operating out of the same Vernon Boulevard facility as City Vet, the staff at our locally owned business can satisfy all your dog’s needs under one “woof.”
Maura Kelley’s own pet, a french bulldog named Picasso, is more than enough proof that she loves both animals and art. An artist of more than 20 years—with a BFA in painting from the University of Hartford—Maura started Pet and House Portraits by Maura Kelley as a way to express her love of animals and art and share it with like-minded customers. Working in oils, pastels, and watercolors, she uses pets’ personalities as inspiration for their portraits, resulting in vivid portrayals of furry family members. Maura also crafts portraits of humans and houses and explores other creative outlets such as face painting and theatrical-set painting.