J. Miller

I love everything about Quinebaug Kennels.

Onni loves going there and seeing the staff.  He runs to get in the door.  I like that I know he is ok when he is there for daycare or training.  Also love that I can support local by buying my dog food and treats there.  AJ is an amazing groomer we never had our German Shepherd groom and it was an amazing experience for us.  Thanks for everything you  guys do to make my kids feel like home when they are not home.

Jennifer Malone

Hi Jess! We stuck with everything you taught Marley (even the girls were diligent) and he’s been amazing!

He’s so obedient, respects boundaries, listens to us but is still such a big lover. He’s honestly a happier dog given the boundaries and structure you provided and more importantly – taught to us foolish humans!! Marley now feels like he’s “working” in a good way and it’s created such a positive shift in the household dynamic. Everything we hoped for in bringing him in to our family has come to fruition thanks to you.

Justin Lachance

From day 1, it was apparent that QK and gundog trainer Chris Parry were the right choice for our pup.

We brought in our 8 month old Brittany, Junior, with hopes of building a foundation for a long career of find birds. We were always kept in the loop about training progress, and after 4 weeks Junior came home with some newfound obedience, a more patient demeanor, an plenty of training in preparation for the field. We are thrilled with his progress and happy with our choice of QK and Chris.

Jaclyn Cohen

I am pleased to write a recommendation for QK Dogs and their incredible staff.  

My dog has been going to “camp” at QK for several years, and I’ve been consistently happy with all of their services.  Whether it be the incredibly professional and responsive management team (Jan is the best!), the prompt and caring shuttle driver (Mike is amazing!), the loving team that takes care of the dogs (Kiira sends detailed updates and the greatest photos!) or the groomer who gives better haircuts than any we’ve gotten in Manhattan (thank you AJ!)  I feel confident in knowing that our dog is safe, well attended to and happy at QK.  Knowing that he has this wonderful family away from home who welcomes him with open arms and makes sure that he’s having fun while we are away means the world to us. 

Kyrena Parkinson

I contacted Jennifer while my new pup was still in utero.  She is now 16 weeks.

From the time of my first visit to the kennel (before Dutch was born), through our first meeting together and initial introduction lesson I was continually confident in their philosophies and care.

Dutch just spent last week training/boarding and I must admit, it was harder than leaving my children for the first time! But I knew she was at a first rate establishment, would be safe with pups her own age, and not be over faced or manhandled in anyway. These were very important aspects to me.

Jennifer provided meaningful timely updates during Dutch’s stay and a follow up conversation when I picked her up. The staff was organized and Dutch was beautifully groomed and appropriately happy to see me again, not displaying any “get me outa here” behaviors. I know she had a beneficial experience. Dutch will be attending for another 10 days the first week of December.

I have to say, my schedule is a little wacky because I live in Pennsylvania, I do have family in CT which is part of the reason I chose QK. The big reason is Jennifer’s professionalism, her level of expectation of her staff and love of the dogs. I could not entrust my family the same way with my “baby”!

In your service,

Kyrena Parkinson

Jim Russell

I LOVE my new dog!!

He is an absolute pleasure to be around. He’s is doing a lot of thinking! He starting digging in our garden today and my 12 year old grabbed the remote and gave him a solid high 3. (That’s my limit for her for now:-)) he jumped and then sat there starred at the hole he tried to start for about a minute! He didn’t go back. He is walking “with” us so well. He does get a tad bit ahead like 6 inches but all in all it’s fantastic.

You guys should charge more…:-). I’ll have some questions as the week progresses but for now we are thrilled!!!


Kate Hodgkins

Our Aussie, Finn, just got home from grooming with AJ. He looks and feels amazing!

She did a great job and he is calm and not at all rattled by his experience. He was a rescue and is still not good with people other then immediate family. Trips to the vet, grooming, etc. can be very traumatic for Finn (even more so since we lost our older Aussie, Riley, to bone cancer in April). He came home today acting his normal goofy self.  AJ made him feel very comfortable for this to be his reaction to being away from us for several hours.

Finn was trained at QK a couple years ago and he has retained his training learned. Before going to QK for training Finn had no manners and was an escape artist. He has not once tried to leave our fenced in yard since his training. His running with the four wheeler at QK prepared him well for walks beside my mobility scooter.

We will continue to bring Finn to QK for kenneling, grooming, training, etc…

Deb Gabes

Bella is the most amazing dog & the transformation is incredible.

Her and I work on our commands every day, walking with me, with collar, and sometimes without the collar and she is just so good- she definitely aims to please and she gets along so well with all the dogs that she is in contact with.  Just recently we were at a high school graduation with over 100 people.  While there, two other dogs said “Hi” and she was well behaved, played well with the other dogs, and was actually the leader when it came to listening.  The other dog owners wanted to know how she got to be so well behaved and I raved about QK kennels.



The Montgomery Family

Thank you to everyone for taking great care of our furry family member , Bromley.

She came home happy and is back to her normal routines.  We appreciate the care she was given.

Fondly ,
The Montgomery Family

Karen Schilling Broderick

We’ve been bringing our dogs, Finn & Darcy, to QK for several years and couldn’t be more happy with the services Jen and her team provide.

From basic obedience to boarding when we wanted an adult vacation to gun dog training, QK has given us the confidence to be better dog owners and has given the dogs the confidence in being well-behaved hunting dogs. We have learned so much. These dogs are so happy, productive and a joy in our home. We are happy to drive over an hour to a beautiful section of CT knowing our dogs are well cared for, and being trained by the best. Jen has a top-notch business and delivers the care, expertise, and supportive therapies to get the best out of our dogs. Jen, your team rocks.

Thank you all for what you do.