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Cassio Training CenterTraining, Conformation & Water Sports

Dog Training Classes at Cassio, or Private Lessons in your home, or While Staying with Us.

NEXT Training Session starts January 2, 2022

For complete SCHEDULE Click Here.

Our Pond, Fenced Play/Training Yard and Training/Meeting room are available to rent on a half-hour or hourly basis during the year.

173 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470
On Rte 6, just off I84, Between Exits 8 & 9, at the Bethel-Newtown Border

Our facility has the capacity to offer classes on a year-round basis. We have a 1,900 sq ft clean, heated/air conditioned and matted training room. Our outside grass training yard is fenced and over 9,000 sq ft. When weather permits classes are held outside.

How to register:

  • It is necessary to phone Cassio (203) 426-2881 in advance to enroll. We admit new dogs only during the 1st two classes of our 6 week sessions.
  • A class Training Registration & Release Form may be printed out Click Here, or picked up at Cassio during business hours. Please get the completed registration form along with payment to us via mail or drop it off prior to your first class. This will help us get classes started on time. New forms must be completed and are required each calendar year. We accept cash or check ONLY no credit/debit cards.

We are flexible and alternate dates or times can be arranged by request, if warranted, for most classes. Our Training Sessions start approximately every seven weeks. Please phone Cassio at 203-426-2881 if you would like to be added to our Training Schedule email or mailing list, have any questions regarding classes, to set up a private lesson, or would like to discuss what would be best for you and your dog.

NOTE: Inclement weather information: Please phone Cassio from 4-5:30 PM. No refunds given for session drop-outs or classes missed. Missed classes may be made up within the current session. No video cameras please.

Puppy Pre-School, Basic Obedience & Household Training, & Advanced Dog Training Classes

Puppy Pre-School—Socialization & Advice
Socialization with humans and dogs along with Puppy Advice: An important step for proper development of a well-adjusted and behaved pet. Research has shown that the critical period in a puppy's mental development occurs before 16 weeks of age. (SEE Schedule )

Basic Obedience & Household Training
The foundation class for all training. This class establishes the basis for an appropriate relationship between a family and the dog living with them. Once your dog has graduated from Level 1 Basic Dog Training, be certain to consider Agility or one of our advanced classes for the active dog or the dog that needs increased confidence! (SEE Schedule )

Jack Russel JumpingAdvanced Training
Includes Canine Good Citizen training and test, Rally, Therapy, Games, Competition Classes, Nose Work and more. (SEE Schedule )

Builds confidence and is beneficial for the active dog. A full range of obstacles are available. Indoor and Outdoor training areas. (SEE Schedule)

Conformation Breed Handling or Junior Showmanship
Private Lessons available at mutually convenient times. (SEE Schedule)

Dock DivingWater Sports

Recreational Swimming & Dock Jumping—A natural spring fed pond, approximately 50 x 150 feet and 6 feet deep is available on our property. The pond can be used by your dog for recreational swimming, retrieving work, sports jumping, etc. A regulation size dock, 8 x 40 feet extends into the pond for "Dock Jumping." Reservations are required for "Pond Time" and can be made for an individual dog, a group of dogs, or for eligible dogs while Boarding. Cost: $10/ person per half-hour.

Fenced-In YardFenced Play Yard

A 90 x 110 foot, completely fenced grass Play/Training yard is available by reservation. A great spot to let your canine really stretch his/her legs! Cost $10/person per half-hour.

Doggie Play Date

is supervised play time with another suitable dog. Pre-evaluation for both dogs and the owners' signatures on file is required. $4 per session.