Canine Kindergarten Yorktown is owned and operated by seasoned professionals with over 20 years of knowledge in dog care. Our experience shows; we are recommended by local veterinarians and proud to have won multiple “Best of Westchester” awards. Our owners and staff have combined talents in the areas of dog care, obedience training, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and business management.
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Amy Hughes, Director of Operations, is a Certified Dog Trainer educated by the Animal Behavior College with almost 10 years’ experience. She is a former dog handling volunteer with Danbury Animal Welfare Society in Connecticut and Started her career working with dogs doing private dog training and assisted with teaching group classes here and at other various locations until joining the team full time in April 2015. Amy is Pet CPR Certified. Amy also has over 15 years’ experience in Management, customer service and sales. Amy resides in New Fairfield CT with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs.
Holly Santana, Director of Training, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with over a decade of experience teaching group obedience classes, private training and behavioral consultations. She was educated by the Animal Behavior College and has extensive experience in shelter, dog daycare and group settings with dogs. Holly uses the most up to date positive reinforcement training methods; her passion for training keeps her current on new developments in the industry. She emphasizes bonding between owner and dog and is a proponent of the dog’s physical and mental well-being with an emphasis on reading dog body language. Holly attained her CPDT-KA certification, is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Holly and her husband, Caleb, share their Croton on Hudson home with Indiana, a hound/retriever mix, and Tessa the yellow lab.
“I highly recommend Canine Kindergarten. My one year old Chocolate Lab has been enjoying Canine Kindergarten since she turned 6 months old. As a busy mom, having Brandi well taken care of three times a week has been a blessing. The staff at Canine Kindergarten is wonderful and Brandi looks forward to her days there. Going to "Kindergarten" has also helped to make Brandi a very well socialized dog who is a joy to be around.”
- Michelle N.