At Progressive Canine we believe that dog training should be fun and positive for both the owner and their dog.
We offer individualized training, so the dog and owner team can successfully learn to communicate with each other.
The biggest obstacle to having a well trained, wonderful pet is misunderstanding, and miscommunication. Obedience class is where you and your dog learn a common language, based on clear communication, mutual respect, and trust!
Once that language has been established, the sky is the limit as to what you and your dog can accomplish together as a team!
This approach gives us a success rate second to none!
Kelly Hall has been training dogs professionally with Progressive Canine since 1999.
She currently has 5 dogs; Thor CGC, TT, Suki CGC, TT, Dahlia CGC, Maggie CGC and "Rhett" TT, all Rottweilers that she adopted.
Kelly operated her own Pet Sitting business, developed and ran the training program for North East Rottweiler Rescue, instructed obedience for The Rottweiler Connection's rescue program and has her Associate Degree in Animal Care from Becker College.
Kelly is a certified evaluator for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) and an active member of Rescued Rottweilers United with Friends and Family, Inc. serving as a foster home, evaluator and Director. Kelly is a valued member of our staff.
Lynne M. Panno, the owner of Progressive Canine, Inc., has been an animal professional since 1981. She has a degree in Small Animal Science and worked as a Veterinary Technician for 5 years. Lynne became involved in training in 1988 after attending a class with her own dog Bear. She spent 4 years as an apprentice/assistant trainer. In 1991 she began instructing classes for Pet Supply Depot, providing classes for 4 of their locations.
In 1996, Lynne formed Progressive Canine Training and Behavioral Services.
Lynne currently has 3 dogs, all are Rottweilers; Brixi, CSAU, CGC, Cobi, CGC and her newest addition Chewbacca. Lynne actively trains and competes with her dogs, and shows her dogs in conformation. Lynne has also trained and titled numerous dogs for her clients in German style conformation, and working trials.
Lynne is not just a teacher but is also a student. She continues to expand her knowledge in behavior and training by attending lectures and working seminars with top instructors and trainers from both the USA and Europe. Lynne's continuing education also includes canine nutrition and health.
Lynne is a Judge for the United States Temperament Test Association. (USTTA), a certified evaluator for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC), and a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She is also an active member of United Schutzhund Clubs of America, American Rottweiler Club, United States Rottweiler Club, United States Police Canine Association, Rottweiler Club of CT, Northeastern CT Rottweiler Klub and the New England Rottweiler Fanciers.