Home Dog Training in Greater Fairfield County & Norwalk, CT

Michael Konstantaras

Expert Dog Trainer, Michael Konstantaras

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Michael Konstantaras
Meet Your Trainer Michael Konstantaras
Servicing: Botsford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Cos Cob, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Gaylordsville, Georgetown, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Hawleyville, Monroe, New Canaan, New Milford, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding, Redding Center, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Sherman, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Washington, Washington Depot, Weston, Westport, Wilton

I'm Michael Konstantaras, 2021 Bark Busters Dog Trainer & Dog Behavioral Therapist of the Year!

For the past 15 years, I have helped my clients become "the leader of their pack" using dog-friendly, non-food based techniques. My experience working with literally thousands of dogs of all breeds will help me get you and your dog on the same page and live the happy, peaceful life together that both/all of you want.

I will help you build a loving, respectful relationship with your dog, and address any behavioral issues without using physical force or doing anything harmful ever to your dog. This will also be achieved without treats. NO SHOCK/PRONG COLLARS OR HARMFUL TECHNIQUES ARE EVER USED BY ME. My goal is for your dog to love and respect you, not fear you.

I will work with you addressing dog behavior issues such as housebreaking, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping up, puppy nipping, walking on leash/leash reactivity, and much more. It's never too early or too late to start training with me. From puppies 8-weeks-old to any behavioral issue with adult dogs of any age or breed, I can help you.

You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog".

Please take a moment to read some of my client reviews. These are all real people with true stories (personal references available on request).

Visit my personal website: Dog Training Greater Fairfield County & Norwalk, CT for even more information! or call us now at 877-500-2275!

Click here to see my recent National TV appearance on NBC's Today Show!

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I'm thrilled that Cassidy Lewis has officially joined my team in Greater Fairfield & Norwalk, CT.  We have worked together over the last several years and I'm proud of her skills and techniques training dogs and puppies. Learn more about Cassidy below!

My Dog Training & Puppy Training Services

In-Home Dog & Puppy Training: I come to you! Your home, yard, and neighborhood are where most dog's issues occur. This is why it's best to start in these locations. I also do off-site lessons in places such as Downtown Stamford, restaurants, the mall, etc. to help socialize your dog properly in public environments. My training will include small group socialization walks to get your pup walking calmly and under your control in highly distractive environments in the presence of other dogs, cars, bicycles, people, children, etc.

I will effectively address any issue you may have including: aggression, housebreaking, jumping on visitors, nuisance barking, getting into the garbage can, demanding attention or bothering family members and guests, fighting between dogs in the same home, separation anxiety, walking on leash, and much more. I start in the home but all outdoor training is included too! Being in a familiar environment where there's nothing competing for your dog's attention enables us to address the dog obedience issues very quickly. In fact, it's very common for clients to see results with dog behavioral issues in the first 20 minutes! I will work by your side so that you play a big role in shaping your dog's behavior to the way you want it to be.

Personalized Dog Training Programs: No "one size fits all" group dog training or puppy training classes. I develop a personalized one-on-one program for you based on your dog's particular personality and your goals. 

Positive Dog Training: No shock collars, choke collars, pinning, alpha rolling, or being harmful to your dog ever! By using Bark Busters' unique training techniques, I can help you address any behavioral issue. Results will also be achieved without the use of treats! Our dog training focuses on using dogs' natural instincts to work toward a win-win situation for you and your dog. Trust, clear communication, and understanding produces longer-lasting results than treat training or physical force.

Effective Dog Training: You will learn more in our first training lesson and get better results than in group classes that last several weeks. You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog".

Speak Dog: Dogs don't understand English any better than Italian. It's no wonder they can't immediately understand your verbal commands. You should learn your dog's language, not the other way around. This is especially true if your dog is stressed or seems resistant to what you have already tried. I will teach you to communicate using the language your dog already understands. You will learn how to use your body language and voice tones to get your dog to focus on you and respond to your directions. It's really amazing for both you and your dog when you can finally understand what each other wants!

New Dog Adoption: Adoption is at an all time high, which is great! I have helped countless families welcome their newly adopted puppy or adult dog to their home. Not all dogs (unfortunately) have had the best experiences before you adopt them. I will help your new canine companion adjust to your home and establish that calm, balanced environment that you both desire.

Our training is ideal for the following issues:

  • Aggression
  • Attention demanding
  • Barking
  • Basic obedience commands (come, sit, stay, leave it, drop it, fetch, etc.)
  • Begging
  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Housebreaking
  • Jumping
  • Leash pulling
  • Marking
  • Running away
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sibling rivalry - tensions / fights with other dogs in the household
  • Respecting cats or other pets
  • Focus & listening
  • Improving confidence
  • Not rushing the door, visitors or kids
  • Preparing for a new baby or a change in address
  • And much more!

Have Michael come speak at your office, school, or next event:

I routinely speak at vet offices, schools, animal shelters, town and city meetings and various other forums on such topics as General Dog Behavior, Aggression, Dog Safety in the Workplace, Puppy Behavior, Adoption, or any dog-related topic of your choice. Call me at (877) 500-2275 for more information.

Cassidy Lewis, Expert Dog Trainer & Dog Behaviorial Therapist:


I’ve always had a love for animals and have found they would also gravitate to me. If you're reading my bio, then you'll probably agree there's nothing like the companionship of a dog. We also know that when these companions have behavioral issues, it can really upset the entire home. Having official Bark Busters certification, and having worked with Michael the last five years, I have learned the skills and techniques to help you address any behavioral issue, with any breed, at any age.  From new puppies, to dogs well over 10 years old, it's never too early or too late to start.  I will work by your side, in your home, and in your community to get your pup to view you as your family's leader. Once you learn how to communicate with your dog in a way your dog understands, you will both live a more happy and peaceful life together.  All of this will be achieved WITHOUT unnecessary treats or doing anything harmful to your dog (NO SHOCK/PRONG COLLARS/BEING PHYSICAL EVER).

When your dog trusts you and can communicate clearly with you, your bond will grow even more! Every day I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to help so many people build the relationship with their dog of which they have always dreamed.

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