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Epilepsy is a common disorder, affecting approximately 3.4 million Americans. Living with epilepsy can be difficult for many individuals. Due to fear of falling or other consequences related to seizures, many epileptic individuals will avoid going out in public. This greatly reduces quality of life and independence. Fortunately, service dogs can be trained to assist those with epilepsy. A Medical Response Dog is able to alert their caretaker and anyone nearby of an imminent seizure and protect their caretaker from injury or falling. The Americans with Disabilities Act allows individuals with disabilities, such as epilepsy, to bring service dogs anywhere with them in public spaces. The assistance of a Medical Response Dog can empower those with epilepsy and increase their quality of life.

Dogs have the ability to detect changes in an individual’s smell right before an epileptic attack, which allows them to effectively warn their caretakers. Almost any dog can be trained to act as a Medical Response Dog if they have the right temperament. If you or a loved one suffer from epilepsy, a Medical Response Dog training program can be life changing. Dog Training Elite offers a specialized Medical Response Dog training program in Connecticut.

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The Medical Response Dog Training Program in Connecticut


For specialized training, it is best to start with puppies. Our Medical Response Dog training program is intensive and prepares your dog for a life of service. Service dogs must have a calm temperament and they must be first trained in obedience. Dogs that have aggressive, shy, or disobedient characteristics cannot be service dogs. After completing obedience programs, service dogs must undergo specialized skill training. An expert evaluation will determine whether or not the dog is suited for medical alert services at this point. If so, they dog will be trained to detect oncoming seizures and warn the epileptic individual. Medical Response Dogs warn their caretakers in various ways, including: barking, close eye contact, pawing or licking, and or circling. Additional behaviors can be taught to protect the caretaker, such as breaking a fall by standing behind the individual, turning on lights or opening doors, and alerting others to the situation.

If you are looking for a Medical Response Dog training program in Connecticut to assist an individual with epilepsy, Dog Training Elite is here to help. Our expert trainers are experienced with various types of service dog training programs. Medical Response service dogs can bring independence, increased quality of love, and companionship.

Dog Training Elite has expert trainers experienced in providing medical alert dog training services near you in Connecticut.

Dog Training Elite New Haven Offers Free Evalutions


Dog Training Elite offers free in-home evaluations to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a Medical Response Dog or can help you select a service puppy or dog for training. We offer a unique in-home dog training method that involves owners in the training process, ensuring that training is never undone and both owners and their dogs are bonding and empowered.

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Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.


  • Empowering Owners
    We empower Owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
  • Personalized
    We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
  • Environment Specific
    We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
  • Supportive
    We support Owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
  • Involved
    We work with all members of the household.
  • Simplified & Customized
    We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 20 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training
    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment
    We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

Dog Training Elite is amazing. My at-home training here in Branford was invaluable. It helped my dog Poppy understand and know what was allowed and what wasn’t and why. It has taught social skills and how to be a good dog in various, and sometimes, uncomfortable situations. The e-collar I use, is a wonderful tool and Poppy is happier now than before training. It has been worth every dollar. Highly recommend.
— Evgenia Perkins
Posted November 17th 2022
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Dog Training Elite is the absolute best. It has been a wonderful experience from the very start. Our trainer, Jason, was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to help with anything we needed here in Branford. In just a few months, we've seen a major transformation with our rambunctious 2-year old Aussie, Vita. By using the e-collar provided, training went way faster than expected, just by using it to get Vitas attention. Amazing!! It A big thanks to everyone at Dog Training Elite. We are so appreciative and happy we sought out help from this organization
— lindsay marottoli
Posted November 17th 2022
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Dog Training Elite is the absolute best. It has been a wonderful experience from the very start. Our trainer, Jason, was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to help with anything we needed here in Branford. In just a few months, we've seen a major transformation with our rambunctious 2-year old Aussie, Vita. By using the e-collar provided, training went way faster than expected, just by using it to get Vitas attention. Amazing!! It A big thanks to everyone at Dog Training Elite. We are so appreciative and happy we sought out help from this organization Lindsay Greenberg Branford, CT

Posted November 17th 2022
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Jason is awesome with Boscoe there is such a big change in him within just 2 weeks of working with Jason. I highly recommend him you & your furry friend will be so happy!!!
— Colleen Bursey
Posted August 20th 2022
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Jason is a fantastic trainer. He's dedicated and truly passionate about improving the bond between dogs and their owners. I highly recommend him for all training needs!
— craig fizer
Posted June 14th 2022
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Jason's dog training skills are evident in his wonderful German Shepherd Nyx. New Haven is lucky to have someone so passionate and patient in the area training dogs.
— George Rehbein
Posted June 1st 2022
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Jason is awesome with his beautiful Shepherd, Nyx. She is a beautiful, well-behaved dog.
— Valerie de Armas
Posted May 24th 2022
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Jason is so passionate about what he does and is a fantastic dog trainer!
— Kelley Rosequist
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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite New Haven, we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, Dog Training Elite New Haven work's with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

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