Welcome to CTBS, LLC

We are a premiere canine training team, with experience and expertise second to none, who are invested in your success.  Our work is dedicated to educating dog owners in order to create lifelong learners and committed and accomplished pet owners.

CTBS, LLC will help you strengthen the family-canine relationship, promote essential household obedience, and solve problematic behaviors.  We help you create a loved dog, a good dog and an enjoyable dog.

All of our instructors are experienced teachers who bring both people skills and dog skills to our classes.  We teach, compete and judge on both the local and national level.  Since 1984, we have been dedicated to bringing quality instruction to Fairfield County.  Whether you want to have a strong relationship with your family pet, or work toward competing in the show ring CTBS, LLC is there to help.

Our goal is to help you and your family dog become the best team possible.

Our Leadership Team

Margaret A. Reed. PhD

Founder and Owner


Patricia Fernandes

Training Director


Dr. Margaret A. (Peggy) Reed has been training dogs since 1968.  She has received a variety of awards for canine training including numerous AKC titles and Public Service commendations.  Her training has included work for Law Enforcement agencies, Government officials, and television and movie productions.  She also trains all-around family pets and show dogs.  Professional associations include the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Dog Judges Association of America, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, The James A. Baker Institute for Animal Research, and National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors.  She is licensed by the American Kennel Club as a conformation judge and is certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.


Patricia (Patti) Fernandes joined CTBS, LLC with a lifetime passion for dogs. With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience in the public school systems, she concentrates on the practical aspects of household obedience issues. She works with families to provide their dogs with the guidance and principles necessary to develop a good canine citizen. As a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Patti is involved in teaching classes and certifying dogs at community sponsored events. 

Patti is active with many local shelters, brings years of experience working with socially challenged dogs and helps network lifetime homes for these animals. Patti graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Science and earned a Master's Degree in Psychology and Sixth Year in School Health at Southern Connecticut State University.