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About Elise Gouge, Master Trainer


Pet Behavior Consulting, LLC is owned and operated by Elise Gouge, Master Trainer and pet behavior specialist.

Based in Belchertown, MA, Elise and her staff work with clients throughout Western Massachusetts, including Granby, Belchertown, Hadley, Amherst, Palmer, Ludlow, Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, and northern CT.

Elise has managed training and pet behavior programs in shelters and daycares, trained animals ranging from primates to horses to domestic pets, and mentored many trainers.

She also presents at national conferences and universities on animal behavior, competes in various dog sports and has featured in several media appearances on Animal Cops: Houston!.

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Pet Training and Behavioral Services

  • FOR CATS From cat behavior help for your feisty feline to new kitten advice, we can help.
  • FOR DOGS Get basic to advanced dog training or help resolving aggression issues.
  • FOR PUPPIES Give your puppy the best foundation for life, with puppy training services.
  • FOR BOARDING With dog boarding options for one night to extended vacations, Chez Elise has you covered!
  • FOR SHELTERS Implement better behavior programs, improve pet evaluations, and more.
  • FOR ANIMAL CARE PROFESSIONALS Get vital training for your dog daycare staff, including dog handling and dog body language.
  • INTERNSHIPS Interested in a career working with companion animals? Learn about our internship program

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