Here to Prove that Dogs Really are Man’s Best Friend.

Happy puppies trained by Stonehill Kennel

Stonehill Kennel is a full service ALL BREED Professional Dog Training facility offering expert obedience and behavioral modification services for family companion dogs and their owners. We are a family owned and operated business that runs out of our small farm/kennel and we also live on-site.

Located in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut we have the facilities and expert staff to train and manage your dog in a safe, friendly and positively reinforced environment. Here, we use a combination of proven Professional Canine Training methods that will cause lasting change to help you and your dog enjoy a more harmonious life through obedience and proper management of your dog.

Stonehill Kennel L.L.C. is the nation’s industry leader in dog training and K-9 services. Our founder, Chris Byrne, was the K-9 Bomb detection supervisor for the World Trade Center recovery mission following the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Chris brings with him a lifetime of experience training dogs and people for Law Enforcement, the Military Working Dog Program, Security Patrols, Drug and Bomb Detection and the entertainment industry since 1988. After working at ground zero for a year, Chris steered his energy and expertise towards the pet owner market and now, our most rewarding work is training family companion animals and their owners.

Resolving serious behavioral or confidence problems or rehabilitating over-aggressive or fearful dogs is our specialty. When most Dog Trainers are not up-to the task we welcome the challenge. Today, many clients bring us their young puppies for a head start in life which includes crate training and obedience with a lifetime guarantee. We guarantee our training programs for the life of your dog and there is no dog that we cannot train. We are here to provide a lifetime of support for you and your beloved dog.

Our training philosophy is based on decades of experience and research conducted here in the US and Europe. Utilizing psychology and the proven scientific dog-training methods and principles of conditioning we teach from the dogs’ perspective. This allows us to achieve real and lasting results. Positive motivation, repetition, consistency, timing and patience are the key to creating lasting change in companion dogs and working dogs alike. Working and training in a fair and balanced way allows the dog and owner relationship to reach and maintain the greatest communication between dog and owner.

We are a goal-oriented company that takes pride in knowing we bring harmony to the lives of the dogs we train and their owners. A well-trained dog will bring many years of joy, companionship, security and comic relief. An untrained dog can be an endless source of stress, embarrassment and become a liability. We hope to assist you and your pet to get the most out of life.

Stonehill Kennel L.L.C. has trained nearly 200 breeds of dogs from 47 States and 10 countries, all participating in our “away from home” 6 week In-Kennel Dog Training program. Pease call us anytime to learn more at 860-491-2202 Ext.1

Now In Our 31st Year!

We Guarantee Our Training For Life

Our Trainers
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CJ Byrne

CJ Byrne is an accomplished dog trainer. Having grown up surrounded by dogs his entire life and helping his father build this incredible business, CJ is far advanced for his years in his knowledge and experience in this specialized industry of Dog Training. Having experience in obedience, service dogs, protection dogs, tracking and detection dog training, CJ has a very broad foundation of training skills.

Our Trainers
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Corey Becker

Cory has been working with us for more than a decade. Starting out as part of our Kennel Staff, Cory has an intimate knowledge of all aspects of proper handling, care, feeding and preventive medicine of the dogs in our care. As Cory’s passion for working with dogs grew, we moved him onto our training staff and put him through our Professional Dog Trainer course here at Stonehill Kennel. Since 2012 Cory has trained hundreds of dogs in our 6 Week In-Kennel Dog Training Program and has proven himself to be a expert dog trainer.

We are an ALL Breed Trainer
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Stonehill Kennel has trained an extensive number of different dog breeds from around the world, including many designer dog breeds.

We create dramatic and lasting change in the behavior of our clients’ dogs. Through our many years of training and research we have developed many methods of training that allow us to cause real results with all dogs.

If you have any questions or concerns about your dog's breed and dog training, give us a call.

860-491-2202 in Connecticut
888-364-6673 Toll Free

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