Wallingford, Connecticut 06492 / Northford, Connecticut, 06472
Monday - Friday : 9:00am-8:00pm
Lenny Paquette began his career as a USAF Patrol Dog Handler, Law Enforcement during the Vietnam era. Seeking a better understanding of the canine psyche he next apprenticed under a German Behavioral Biologist in the first federal program of its kind. Initially starting his business in 1977. Lenny and eventually his wife Mary Ellen, combined behavioral understanding and obedience whether for home, Schutzhund (IPO) , therapy dogs, hearing ear dogs, narcotics dogs, SAR (search and rescue) dogs, and many other endeavors. Whether providing behavioral counseling for aggression, separation anxiety, barking, or chewing, we tend to provide a positive approach to behavior modification using training in drive. As a former competitor in the AKC obedience ring, and current competitor in the IPO ring, Lenny brings this expertise to the troubleshooting process as well. Lenny is also an Importer of German Line German Shepherd Dogs from Europe.
Lenny has appeared on Channel 2 CBS in New York regarding canine behavior. Lenny also has been a consultant for the FBI in New Haven, CT and other federal agencies. Lenny has trained narcotics dogs for the Meriden CT Police Department and for his own business searching businesses and private schools for narcotics.
Lenny began Canine Cadre while attending Central Connecticut State University in 1977 initially majoring in psychology and matriculated to business management. He began apprenticing in 1978 to enhance his ability to apply his understanding as a canine behaviorist/trainer. Lenny has worked with luminaries like Paul Newman, Scott Burrell, a fine gentleman who worked and loved his dog, and Ted Christopher, a NASCAR driver who trained all of his dogs with Lenny and became a lasting friend. Lenny treats everyone like a celebrity because dog owners love their dogs and know what love is. The British say, “you end up having the dog you deserve”, If you apply yourself, you will have more than the dog, you will have trained with Lenny.
I brought my dachshund puppy Rolo to Canine Cadre and it was the best experience ever. As a matter of fact Rolo graduated today! Lenny is very knowledgeable and thorough and cares about the dogs he trains. He is very understanding and listens to the pet owners concerns and will work with your dog in every possible way. I have seen such a positive change in Rolo's behavior, all thanks to Lenny. I highly recommend Lenny and Canine Cadre. Thank you again for all your help.Michelle Mac
Awesome trainer and awesome classes My dog was able to learn quickly and the trainer was very patient with him. Will definitely recommend it to anyone who needs their dog trained!Paula Rubio