|Address:||Ridgefield, CT 06877 (United States)|
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed|
Bruce Caplin, JD, CPDT is a certified professional dog trainer and the owner of The 10 Minute Dog, LLC as well as the co-owner of Brulynn Labradors, breeders of fine Labradors for marshes & meadows.? Bruce currently serves as Training Director for DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society, one of CT's largest no-kill shelters) where he is responsible for evaluating, rehabilitating and training over 300 dogs in their care each year.For over 17 years, he has been studying canine behavior and successfully training dogs for home and field. He has studied with some of the best known trainers on the East Coast and has achieved success at the highest levels of both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) performance events. He holds titles at the Master levels in Field Tests and Hunt Tests and has trained and managed dogs as Canine Good Citizens? and Therapy Dogs in addition to helping so many families educate and train their 4 legged family members. Bruce holds a BA in Philosophy and Behavioral Studies and a Juris Doctor degree. Prior to forming The 10 Minute Dog, his day job revolved around all things law related including representing clients in pet and animal related issues. After many years of training dogs for friends & colleagues, he developed a plan, continued his training, achieved success at the highest levels of canine performance events and started The 10 Minute Dog, LLC. He is a member in good standing and certified with The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), serves as the Legislative Affairs Committee chair for the APDT and is a member of the boards of several Retriever clubs. He is a licensed Field Test Judge and currently serves as counsel and executive board member to The North American Hunting Retriever Association, the oldest hunting retriever organization in the country.