About Us



It may seem basic, but at BIG DOG KENNELS, we love dogs! This is not as much a business as it is a passion. Dogs have brought such joy to us, we want to help others experience those same feelings.  However many people find the pathway to feeling that joy is strewn with obstacles. Work schedules. Travel schedules. Teaching your dog the rules of the house. How to walk on leash. Stay off the furniture. Don't jump on visitors. That's where we come in!!!


Paul is  Big Dog Kennel's Manager and Head Trainer and a life long lover and owner of dogs. Paul has been studying dog training techniques  for 7 years. He has worked with breeds  ranging from under 20 lbs to over 100 lbs. He is committed to helping dogs and their owners reach their goals. Big Dog Kennels is the culmination of his passion and training. Paul is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


Our Services

We will provide training in your home or at our location. This includes; one on one,  basic obedience, advanced obedience, behavior modification, off leash obedience.

We also will help with dog walking, excercising, drop ins, dog sitting and boarding at your home or our location.

(Insured and Red Cross certified first aid /CPR)

Services / Price List

What our customers are saying.....


 Cindy K.---Jul 18, 2019---VERIFIED STAY

Kaiya loved Paul and was kept busy. He sent me pictures and videos of her which made me feel at ease. I always have a hard time leaving her but with everything that he sent me but my mind at rest. I will definitely use Paul again.

 Chelsea G.---Jan 21, 2019---VERIFIED STAY

Paul is great! We left our 6 month old puppy with him over the long weekend. It’s the first time we left her and he made us feel so comfortable right from the beginning. He updated us each day with pictures of our pup. Charlie had a wonderful time and was given all the attention and activity she needed. You can tell Paul loves what he does and he really cares about the dogs. He’s very flexible with drop off and pick up times. He also gave us plenty of helpful tips to use while we continue to train our puppy. We will definitely use Paul again!!

 Robyn B.--Jan 2, 2019---VERIFIED STAY

Paul took amazing care of boomer and I will be using him every time we travel. He is very professional and I know my pup had lots of play time. He kept sending photos which reassured me. Thanks Paul

Brian F.-------Dec 4, 2018----VERIFIED STAY

Paul took excellent care of Stella, and we were especially grateful that he was available on a holiday.

Rachael S.------Oct 28, 2018--VERIFIED STAY

Paul was great and very responsible and accommodating. We were a little worried leaving our 2 year old dog full of energy with someone but Paul was great with him! He checked in with us and sent pictures while we were away for 2 days. Our dog is full of energy and is still exhausted from staying at Paul’s! We will definitely consider using him in the future again if we need someone to watch Ryder.

 Judith M.-----Oct 28, 2018---VERIFIED STAY

great job

 Kathy S.------Oct 15, 2018-----VERIFIED STAY

Paul was great! This was the first time I left Nash overnight and was a little nervous. Nash did great! He happily went running into Paul's house and never looked back. Nash came home happy and tired on Sunday. Paul is very caring and you can tell he truly loves what he does. I am so happy to have found Paul. I look forward to using his services again. I feel completely comfortable leaving Nash in his care.
Thank you Paul!

 Amanda L.-----Oct 2, 2018----VERIFIED STAY

Our Meet & Greet went extremely well, so we booked a stay for Zeus and Shea with Paul and his pups for a weekend. We received photo updates the whole weekend, and Paul was very flexible to accommodate our drop-off/pick-up schedule. Our dogs came home happy and tired, a sure sign of a great weekend of fun!

 Kym H.--------Sep 27, 2018-----VERIFIED STAY

Paul took excellent care of my dog Molly. He took Molly for an extra long walk and emailed a photo of her to reassure me she was getting the best of care. Paul is knowledgeable and has a genuine love for dogs.

 James O.-----Sep 25, 2018-----VERIFIED STAY

Paul was terrific! Kept us updated during there stay with texts and pictures. He was also very flexible with the pick up time. I will definitely use Paul again when we need a sitter.

Paul C.--------Sep 3, 2018-----VERIFIED STAY

Paul is a great person and the ultimate dog lover. He has cared for my dogs for years. I have labs who have LOTS of energy and need lots of exercise. They would get so happy when Paul was here to take them for a walk, or for some play time. They always came back happy and exhausted. Dropping them with Paul when we went on vacation was always easy, because our dogs loved being with him. It was like they were going on their own vacation. I truly felt he loved my dogs almost as much as I did. I would recommend Paul to anyone who needs help watching, exercising, or even just walking their dogs.

Requirements for services at our location



FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL DOGS, for Boarding, Day Care or any service at MY location, the following criteria must be met:

Dogs must be at least 4 months old. 

You must provide a Veterinarian certificate indicating proof of current vaccinations for:
• Rabies
• Distemper (DHPP)
• Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough) within the past 6 months;

As well as evidence of :
• Negative fecal test result within the past 6 months (If parasites are discovered during their stay, specialized care and treatment fees may apply at the owner's/guardian's expense)
• Monthly flea and tick preventative medication (Dogs will be inspected at the time of check-in and if fleas or flea dirt are noticed, the pet will not be admitted)

This information is easily obtained from your vet. You should not place your dogs in an environment that does not require this!


Please download and fill out the NEW CLIENT INTAKE form and bring/have it with you at our first appointment. Thank you!!



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Big Dog Kennels of Orange Connecticut


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