Below are some Testimonials from Clients and other Dog Trainers.


Thank you so much for the training, it was a pleasure to work with you. I will definitely recommend you if I know of anyone looking for training. I will keep you abreast of Melo's process. Best of luck to you.



    "Marie is an experienced, versatile and most of all gentle  trainer.  She can handle all breeds large and small.  She has a special touch when if comes to puppies, they just seem to respond to her like magic.
     She has been instrumental in helping my Wheaton Gypsy become a therapy dog. Currently, she is helping with another wheaten, Parker, a puppy mill rescue. Parker was extremely frighten at first.  He needed help in trusting people, general socializing as well as obedience training. With Marie's expert help he has improved greatly and is on his way to become a balanced, happy dog."

Cathy, Rahway, NJ
A winning approach to positive training!

"Marie is committed to improving the quality of life for all animals and their owners.
She has a winning approach and represents the true definition of compassionate.
She has a keen understanding of animals and their behaviors.
One word  to  sum up Marie’s training…….delightful !

I highly recommend Marie to all my friends! She’s the best!"

Christine Piga
Town and Country Dog Obedience Club

"I completely and enthusiastically recommend Marie Colasanti.  She’s incredibly patient and promotes good behavior with positive reinforcement....... The rewards of a well-trained dog are endless – my two German Shepherds are Marie’s students – my 5-year old female continues CD training and my 2+ old year male rescue is quickly learning to overcome “issues” that stem from an unknown history.  This is my personal strong endorsement to use Marie to train your dog (and yourself)." 

Roselle Park

"Marie Colasanti (owner of Canine Paws) is a consummate professional in her field.  She is continually reaching to achieve her personal best through continuing education so that she can better communicate with the dogs she works with.  Her outstanding credentials speak for themselves, but as a professional in the canine industry for over 25 years myself, I know Marie to be a caring professional who seeks to put 150% into everything that she does.  You can't go wrong by choosing Canine Paws dog training---your dog will thank you for it!"

Kimberly Carnevale
President, Canine and Abled, Inc.

"I have know Marie for 6 or 7 years.  She came to us to have her dog Jake certified as a Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog.  It didn't take me long to realize that Marie is a very caring person and she loves dogs.  She has a wealth of knowledge on how to train a dog in the most kindest of ways.  She has raised a Seeing Eye Puppy and when he was rejected she adopted him knowing he had multiply behaviors and has worked tirelessly to correct those behaviors.  She recently helped train and certified a group of handlers and their dogs to work as teams for Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.  There was a class of 9 and not one of them failed because of Marie's dedication and patience.  She helped build the owners confidence, which in turn helped them have confidence in their dog and their ability to train their dog. "

Sayreville, NJ

"Marie Colasanti is a certified evaluator for The Bright & Beautiful & Therapy Dogs. As an evaluator it is her job to carefully screen dogs and handlers for our organization to ensure they have the proper temperament and are suitably trained to become therapy dogs.  If they require further training, Marie can give them the direction and training necessary to help them succeed.

Marie is also a facility captain for Bright & Beautiful. It is her responsibility to arrange visits and guide our certified therapy dog teams through facilities safely and effectively during visitation.

Marie has also been appointed liaison for Northeast Crisis Coalition for The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs. Marie handles all communication between the organizations and coordinates call-outs for members.

I’ve known Marie Colasanti and her therapy dogs Jake and Angel since 2002. Marie’s dogs have always been well trained and beautifully behaved. She and her dogs have always been the kind of members I could send to any event or faculty with confidence – they were always flawless.

She is a tremendous asset to The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs and we’re so happy to have her on our team!"

June Golden, Board Chair
Executive Director, Founder
Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs Inc.

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