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Polite Paws was established in 2011 by Jade Giuggio. We offer positive and science-based training on the Connecticut shoreline. We are firm believers in continuing education by attending seminars and conferences. Jade spent several years working for a boarding/daycare facility and is certified for Dog CPR/First Aid by the Red Cross. We are committed to providing quality training. We are highly recommended by local veterinary hospitals such as Guilford Veterinary Hospital and East Shore Animal Hospital. 


  B.S. from University of New Haven

  CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers)

  ABCDT - Certification from Animal Behavior College for Dog Training

Professional memberships:

  Supporting Member of International Associates of Animal Behavior Consultants

  AKC Star Puppy/Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

  CPR/First Aid Certified through Red Cross

Jade grew up with German shepherds and poodles and knew she wanted a career involving dogs. Earning a B.S. from the University of New Haven in Criminal Justice; her goal was to become a State Trooper and eventually a K9 handler for the state police. An injury prevented her from that job and she found her love for training when rescuing her own dog, Tazzy. Jade and her husband Geoff currently share their lives with their toddler Letti, Hunter (Shiba Inu), Keira (German Shepherd) and Timber (Siberian Husky).
We have had the privilege of attending seminars by:
Sue Sternberg
Ian Dunbar
Michael Shikashio
Emma Parsons
Trish Loehr
Grisha Stewart
and look forward to many more!
All training is done using positive reinforcement which rewards all desired behavior.  
Her love of animals began at an early age where she grew up having numerous pets. Janice currently lives in Deep River, CT with Dave and their fur babies Gunda and Dexter, both German Shepherds. 
She also teaches group classes in Branford and Puppy Kindergarten in Madison, CT. 
Janice has been a dog handler and trainer at many adoption events and did follow-up home visits with adopters' to ensure everyone was happy including the dogs! She is currently working with other trainers in the area at the East Haven Animal Shelter training dogs to help them get adopted! She is also working with VSAWL (Valley Shore Animal Welfare League) in Westbrook, CT.

We are excited to announce the addition of Janice to our training team.  Janice will be teaching group classes at our Shoreline Pet Lodge and East Shore Animal Wellness Center locations.  She is the owner of The Perfect Pup LLC out of Deep River. By joining forces for classes we are able to offer more classes for our clients. 

Janice Liscinsky, CPDT-KA, ABCDT is owner/trainer of The Perfect Pup, LLC ( She is a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, which is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession), and an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College. 

Janice is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Janice is continuously attending seminars and reading educational books on training and animal behavior to further her education.  
She has currently completed numerous seminars from Ian Dunbar (Animal Behaviorist, Dog Trainer and founder of SIRIUS Puppy Training) along with seminars from other industry experts and is a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator. 

Janice Liscinsky, CPDT-KA, ABCDT