Heather Witt's Complete Canine Company uses sound, proven training techniques that are flexible, forward thinking, upbeat and fun.Heather teaches you to train your dog and encourages a natural lifestyle for your pet with plenty of attention and exercise.All dogs are trainable, but because every dog is unique and will not learn in exactly the same way, creativity and flexibility are crucial to Heather's methods. She modifies her techniques according to each dog's personality and the owner's ability.
'Enriching the lives of dogs and their families through training'
Obedience training keeps your dog and others safe
Greater control leads to a fuller life for your dog
An obedient dog is welcome in more places
Obedience training strengthens the bond between dog and owner
Training provides mental stimulation
Agility training is great for mental and physical stimulation and bonding
Group and Private. In your home, in town or at a park. Teaching leash manners and responsiveness to commands.
Teaching impulse control, focus, and proper greetings.
SOCIALIZATION & DESENSITIZATION
To reduce fear, aggression, and reactivity.
PUPPY TEMPERAMENT TESTING AND CONSULTATION FOR BREED SELECTION
To select the best breed and pup for you.
AGILITY TRAINING FOR DOG AND HANDLER
Group and Private classes offered at PCOTC in White Plains, NY and The Agility Facility in Ledyard, CT.
PREPARATION FOR THERAPY WORK
For those interested in giving back to the community. Heather's dog Rowan is a certified Pet Partners therapy dog.
Heather Witt, a Westport native, has been training dogs nearly all her life. She founded The Complete Canine Company in 1989, has instructed obedience group training classes for Westport Continuing Education since 1994. Heather's understanding of how dogs think and communicate is inspiring.
Heather has also been teaching agility group training classes at PCOTC and The Agility Facility since 2020, and is a certified instructor of OneMind Dogs' agility handling techniques 1. Heather represented Team USA at the World Agility Championships in the Netherlands in 2022 and brought home a Gold Medal. Heather was a 2nd place finalist at Westminster Agility Championships 2022, and was Grand Prix Champion at Cynosports in 2021.
Asking Heather why she trains dogs is like asking why she breathes - it is necessary for life. A truly gifted trainer, using only positive motivational techniques (no choke collars, no pinch collars, no force, no negativity, no short cuts, period!). Heather will teach you how to better understand and meet your dog's needs through training. Heather lives in Easton, CT with her husband, Dennis, their sons, Finn and Bran, and their dog, Rowan.
"Heather's training philosophy modifies canine behavior with amazing results. Consistent application of her techniques transformed my abused and poorly socialized puppy into a confident, socially adept and obedient dog, around whom it is a pleasure to be. Thank you, Heather" -- Mark and Diana Meiches of Weston
"Heather's effective training methods have helped turn my overly assertive German Shepherd into an attentive companion who is eager to please. People are constantly commenting on how well behaved he is." -- Annette Haacke of Fairfield
"There's not much we can say in one or two sentences that would do justice to Heather Witt and her way of training our dogs, and us. She has an excellent grasp of doggie psychology and seems to know instinctively what they need and what they will do, almost before they do. She has helped us make our time with our two Akitas a truly enjoyable experience. Heather sincerely loves dogs, and they all seem to know it." -- Bonnie and Michael Lieberman of Weston
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Westport Continuing Education
Dr. Chuck Noonan of Weston
Dr. Chris Benyei (Schulhof Animal Hospital) of Westport
Dr. Rocco Frank of Westport
Dr. Thomas Marsh (Greenfield Animal Hospital) of Fairfield
Dr. Joan Poster (Poster Animal Hospital) of Westport
Earth Animal of Westport