About Us

A good part of a dog's success in training depends on how you approach training.  
You've brought a dog into your home.  You've taken him away from everything familiar -- his mother, littermates, caretakers, environment, etc., and YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THIS TO HIM.  Think how he must feel.
We believe in teaching the dog what we want him to do in a positive way to achieve a harmonious relationship with him. If you teach rules to your dogs, they learn what is expected of them.   If they don't know the rules how can we expect good behavior from them? 

We believe in practical rules for practical living.

Georgetown CT  203-858-2669  Sue@bone-afidedogtraining.com

Sue Grey has been a dog trainer for 24 years, having taught dogs in classes, private lessons, and boarding and training from puppy level through advanced obedience. She is also a trainer of therapy dogs. 

Sue is a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). This requires Sue to obtain 36 continuing education units every 3 years in order to maintain her certification. This designation is the only one offered by an independent certifying organization. She is also a Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator. And she is a professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. 

Sue has studied basic obedience, aggression, behavioral problem solving, positive methods of training, dog obedience showing, agility, herding, flyball, and frisbee. She has studied under internationally renowned trainers including Dr.Ian Dunbar, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dr. Temple Grandin, and others, attending numerous workshops, lectures, and seminars. 

Competing Copper, her Australian Shepherd, in the obedience show ring, Sue earned one leg of her AKC Companion Dog (CD) title as well as her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title and her Therapy Dog certification. Her first dog, Callie, also attained a CGC and her Therapy Dog certification. Callie appeared in a print ad and nationally-airing TV commercial by William Wegman, internationally renowned photographer. Sue has authored an article for The Pet Gazette and appeared as a guest on Cablevision’s Pet Talk. 

Sue has done volunteer work with dogs, hosting events for the Girl Scouts, volunteering at PAWS, DAWS, and Adopt-A-Dog events. Sue and Copper participated in the Read to Rover program at local libraries. She has also taught several programs for kids. 

Sue was a trainer for, and the director of, Dog Gone Smart in Norwalk for ten years. Prior to becoming a full-time dog trainer, Sue taught public high school for twenty years. She brings a wealth of teaching experience to make her a skilled people instructor, as well as an experienced dog trainer. She also has run an internship program and trained a number of people to become teachers and dog trainers. She is currently a mentor to aspiring trainers through various course programs. 

Sue lives at home with her pal Farfel, a small dachshund.  

Both Sue and Gina are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and continue to further their education in many fields of canine training and behavior.

There’s been a recent addition to the family – Taffy, a miniature cream long-haired dachshund who has just begun her training. Farfel and Taffy enjoy playing and napping together.

Catherine Gilmartin has been working with dogs for over five years.  She was a kennel attendant at Passage East Kennels and while there, began to intern as a dog trainer with Sue Grey. Eventually she left the kennel to intern more and start her own dog-walking and pet-sitting business, Dog’s Best Friend. She was an intern with Sue for over two years then became a private trainer  Catherine is a very loving, enthusiastic, dedicated provider of all dog services.

Catherine graduated from New Canaan High School and earned a BS in Psychology from Drew University.  She graduated with distinction from the prestigious Canine Trainers’ Academy (CATCH) and is a Certified Dog Trainer.  She is a skilled dog trainer, relating well to both dogs and their owners.  She uses positive reinforcement methods to build a solid foundation and make learning fun for both the dogs and their owners.  She is experienced with all breeds and sizes of dogs.  

Catherine is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.  She is working toward earning her Certification of Professional Dog Trainers. (CPDT).

Because Catherine is so busy taking care of other people’s dogs, she doesn’t have one of her own right now.  She hopes to get a rescue in the future.

Clearwater FL  727-667-2728   Gina@bone-afidedogtraining.com


Gina B. Kaiser, a dog trainer for eighteen years, has taught obedience classes at all levels, specialty classes in Freestyle, tricks, games and advertising as well as private lessons with clients and their dogs.

Gina has studied basic obedience, aggression, attention, behavioral problem solving, positive methods of training and motivation in training, training for service and assistance dogs, Frisbee and Canine Musical Freestyle. She has attended numerous workshops, lectures and seminars, studying under the top trainers in their fields.
Competing in the obedience show ring with her late Jack Russell Terrier, Nikki, that dynamic pairing earned one leg and second place of the AKC Companion Dog title as well as a Canine Good Citizen award. Gina’s terrier, Nikki, did media work, appearing on the 2001 cover of Home Style Magazine, in a nationally televised Front Line commercial, a student film at Columbia University and an independent feature film titled, “The Favor”. Her late Doberman pinscher, Cara’s Truman, also earned his CGC title and was a credit to his breed. 

Relentless, aka Rellie, her late Jack Russell, was an enthusiastic competitor in Go-to-ground events for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America and conformation. Rellie has many titles to her name and can be seen on the Kress Country Web site under the “Girls”. She had been awarded the Canine Good Citizen title as well. 

Her other dog, Nugget, a lab-golden mix, is a certified service assistance dog for PAWS With a Cause and also has his Canine Good Citizen title, Canine Good Citizen Advanced title, Beginner Freestyle title and Sassy Senior Freestyle title, attaining third place and first places. Gina and Nugget have also won the Dancing with the Paws contest in Dunedin two times. 
Gina has recently acquired a little Lab named Windy and has certified her with Paws With a Cause as a service and seizure response dog. Windy has also obtained her Canine Good Citizen title as well as the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced title. Windy is now learning how to do musical freestyle as well.
Gina has also competed in Canine Musical Freestyle with Flash, a Portuguese Water Dog, attaining a first place title at the Beginner level. She and Flash performed their freestyle routine at Eugene’s Nightclub in NYC for the New York City Humane Society and at a pre-Westminster Event in NYC.

She has been featured for her Freestyle work in several local and regional publications and has appeared on Cablevision’s Pet talk program in Connecticut. Gina has also tested and received the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills assessed, (CPDT-KSA) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator, and field representative with PAWS With a Cause. Gina is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the United Doberman Club, the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America and the World Canine Freestyle Organization.

She has brought dogs to perform Freestyle to entertain at St. Vincent’s Adult Day Care Center and Grasmere Senior Center in Connecticut, as well as many nursing homes and senior centers around Pinellas County in Florida. Gina has volunteered at Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue. Some of the students in her Acting Class for Dogs have gone on to be in the movies The Interpreter, Freedom Land and The Departed as well as national commercials.

An International Showmanship judge for Sweet Adelines International, Gina has taught visual performance and choreography all over the world for more than 25 years in that organization. Her experience in performance and instruction create a fun and effective instructor for people and their pooches.
Gina, her husband, Bruce and Nugget, now enjoy living in Clearwater, FL.

Since she began training guinea pigs at the age of seven, Naomi Marsh has maintained a lifelong passion for animal training, particularly for the wonderful dogs she counts as family members.
She teaches canine obedience classes as well as freestyle, games and tricks and is an avid student of positive and motivational education techniques, basic obedience, service dog training, agility and canine musical freestyle. Naomi has taught numerous classes at Pupperazi Pet Spa and Dog Training Club of Tampa. Naomi is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, having completed all requirements of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and is a Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator.
Naomi is a field representative trainer for Paws With a Cause, a nonprofit service organization that custom trains assistance dogs. 
Naomi has been privileged to learn under internationally acclaimed trainers. She has attended seminars, workshops and private classes. Bashi, Naomi’s late Pembroke Welsh Corgi, competed in various AKC and WCFO trials, earning titles in agility and freestyle, as well as Canine Good Citizen and Advanced Canine Good Citizen titles.
Bashi attained the Champion Trick Title, the highest award from Do More with Your Dog. Bashi was also a member of Paws for Friendship, a therapy group, and performed with American I Dogs-National Performance Team. Bashi loved dancing with The Doggone Dancers, a group Naomi founded to perform Freestyle shows at assisted living facilities and nursing homes to provide entertainment and companionship to seniors.
Naomi enjoys the companionship of her 2 retrievers, Murphy, an English Cream Golden and Wren, a black Labrador. Naomi has trained both Murphy and Wren to become certified Demonstration Dogs with Paws with a Cause. Murphy obtained his AKC Canine Good Citizen and Advanced Good Citizen titles. Both dogs assist with private and group classes. Murphy and Wren each know freestyle moves and may perform in the near future.
Naomi has been involved in many local dog clubs, including Dog Training Club of Tampa, Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club and Sarasota Obedience Training Club.Aside from her avocation of advancing canine causes, Naomi practices podiatry in Clearwater, FL. Her spouse, Lee Smith, is also a podiatrist. Both Naomi and Lee enjoy spending time with their dogs.