About Cavalletto Canine

Combining the Best of a Trainer & Behavior Specialist

“Maybe what I liked most though was, as much as we all like and enjoy working with Dan, no one loves him more than our dog, Jasper! He is so happy to see Dan each time he visits. I think this is a real testament to Dan’s skill with animals.” Read more >>

With more than 25 years of experience, New England dog expert Dan Cavalletto is among the most renowned authorities in the field of dog behavior and obedience training. His background combines experience as a dog trainer, behaviorist, family counselor, and coach, giving him unique insights into the complex facets of human and dog behavior dynamics. Dan has worked with more than 4,000 dogs over the course of his career. His unique talent with dogs first developed while studying psychology at the College of Wooster, where he conducted an independent study of the human-dog relationship. He continued to kindle this flame by working closely with wolves so he could fully understand primal dog behaviors that evolved from wolf pack patterns. Dan has been recognized and referred by local veterinarians and dog owners for his commitment to the betterment of dogs and their relationship with people. Dan was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He currently lives in Dedham with his wife, Britt, and their three sons, Declan, Seamus and Keaton. Dan is a highly trained dog behavior specialist with the following accreditations:

  • B.A. in psychology from the College of Wooster, where he conducted an independent study of the human-dog relationship
  • Graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, where he completed an intensive certification program under Scott Mueller, one of the world’s foremost authorities on dog behavior and training
  • Active member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Frequently participates in professional seminars including those at Cornell, Tufts, and other leading centers in the field to keep abreast of the most recent advances in scientific understanding of canine behavior and cutting-edge developments in training techniques

Dan’s distinctive approach is relationship-based and client-focused. Through humor, patience, and a sense of each individual’s needs, Dan navigates them through the complexities involved when teaching a physical skill-set in conjunction with practical, thoughtful, relationship-based communication.