Colleen Safford – Founder & Trainer
Colleen Safford is one of NYC’s most recognized dog trainers. Colleen’s top notch dog care services and fun, effective ways of teaching families to “live smart” with their dogs has earned her the “Best of NY” title from New York Magazine and Metro City Tails. As host of The Family Pet on Pet Life Radio, Colleen uses her toddler mom skills to address common child-pet issues, appropriate pet selection, and child-friendly training techniques. Colleen is also the featured trainer in Nylabone’s entire book and DVD series for new dog owners. Colleen has been featured in The NY Daily News and New York Post, was selected for Modern Dog Magazine’s Fab Five team. On dog behavior experts. Colleen’s columns Secrets to a Good Dog in Modern Dog Magazine and DogSpeak for DogTime are some of the most talked about columns out there! She is also an expert contributor for The Nest, PeoplePets.com, Wet Nose Guide, Dog Tipper and more.
Colleen’s driving motivation is to keep children & dogs safe and in their homes together. When not training families and dogs, Colleen receives daily training from her toddlers. She advocates for rescue and adoption and is proudly owned by her rescued boxer-ish, Luna.