Philadelphia’s Premier Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist

Having spent almost 20 years refining his craft, Dave Cugno has become the leading authority in the Philadelphia area on dog training and dog behavior. His wealth of experience ranging from the most aggressive dogs to the even-tempered family pooch has bred in him an acute awareness of the psychology of dogs living in a human world. His dog training philosophy is centered on the leader/follower dynamic which nurtures a deep sense of stability in a dog, and creates a clear and consistent method of communication between dog and owner.

David Cugno’s Canine Center is a premier dog training and dog boarding facility serving the Mid-Atlantic region including Southeastern PA and the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland, and Virginia. Dave has trained thousands of dogs and has had tens-of-thousands of hours of hands-on experience working with dogs and their owners. With a focus on the development of the dog/human relationship, Dave’s technique fosters a happy and stable state of mind for your dog from which all good behavior follows. “Dog training is a bit of a misnomer,” says Dave, “the process is really more about training the owners to understand how to communicate effectively and efficiently with their dog.”

Once a dog trains with Dave Cugno, they are welcome to stay at the Canine Center boarding kennel. The facility can accommodate any sized dog for any length of stay needed. It also boasts several open socialization yards where dogs will mingle and play in a peaceful and stable environment for up to 8 hours a day.

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