"I had the wonderful blessing of meeting and working with Gleanna last year. I entrusted her with the care and guidance of my Golden Retriever Lola, and both of us (human and animal) quickly came to value Gleanna on a variety of levels. Her knowledge of animal training, pet health and care is vast, and her heart is wide in its ability to connect and love every animal as her own. I recommend her on the highest levels of professional reliability and personal trust. Lola wags her tail and smiles every time we say Gleanna's name!"
Los Angeles, CA
"When I breakdown a script and animals are involved my first call is to Gleanna Doyle. When I break down a script involving animals and think- How in the world are we going to pull this off, my ONLY call is to Gleanna." She has brought the joy of animals to numerous television and movie sets.
Gleanna is very professional to work with. She helps out the production to the fullest extent while keeping the best interests of the animals so that everyone walks away happy & healthy. Gleanna has a very calming set presence which is a wonderful attribute especially on a hectic or stressful production. She also does a great job in working with the production to pick the right animals and schedule accordingly and check environments so that all involved have a good experience. I could go on and on because I think Gleanna is great and she is always my first call.
Gleanna Doyle is tops in her class and practice! Well-educated, with vast experience.
Author and Internationally recognized authority on Pet behavior
In addition to her considerable skill as a trainer, what I particularly admire about Gleanna is that she is always open to new ideas, always willing to expand her knowledge so that she can serve her clients and animals better.
Myrna Milani, Veterinary Ethologist, Author, and Teacher
It has been my good fortune to have known Gleanna Doyle for over a decade, during which time she has trained my own dog, and during which time we have been able to exchange ideas on our shared human love for dogs and on the desirability of increasing human awareness of pets' importance to human well-being, and of raising community awareness of dogs' centrality in our individual and community lives. Having a weekly newspaper column during some of those years enabled me to interview Gleanna and thus convey her perceptions to the local public. I see Gleanna as a precious resource on which to draw in our advancement toward an encompassing regard for our fellow travelers on Earth.
1952 Winner Boston Marathon
Over the past several years, I have had many opportunities to work with Gleanna on a one to one basis. What sets her apart from the other trainers that I have worked with is her raw devotion to the animals that she is involved with. She is truly committed to providing all creatures with the best possible environment and experiences. We could all learn something from her commitment to her work, which appears to be much more of a passion.
Professional Animal Trainer for television and movies
Newton, New Jersey
Gleanna is incredibly perceptive of each dog's slightest action and reaction. Better than a dog whisperer, she is a dog listener and a human listener. She helped me to understand my dogs' actions and how I needed to behave to improve them as companions. Training takes time and patience and knowledge. Gleanna has helped and encouraged me with all three.
Horse and Dog Enthusiast
Gleanna has a magical insight of people and animals. Her magic enchants both owners & their pets as they move toward and achieve loving, positive relationships. Gleanna is a marvel.
Professional Dog Trainer
Gleanna is the Dalai Lama of the Canine kingdom. Because of her, our four dogs have learned discipline, practiced a healthy life style and are proud of their individuality. Because of her, we human owners have learned to respect, honor and adore our dogs.
Her teachings give us peace, love and balance in a currently tumultuous world.
Thank goodness for Gleanna!
I've know Gleanna since 1995 when she helped me train a dog I adopted from our local pound. Stella had been a stray and had never lived with a family. She was our family's first dog so we were clueless about every aspect of dog training. But with Gleanna's expert advice and support, we learned, and Stella learned, and she quickly became a treasured member of our family. In the beginning there were times when I was at my wits' ends and felt like there was no solution to a problem behavior. But Gleanna was always patient, calm, and kind, and helped us work through the problem and find a solution that made all of us happy - even Stella!
Recently we adopted another dog, and we returned to Gleanna for training. Gleanna always has her clients’ (owner and pet) best interests in mind and is a pleasure to work with. Training sessions with Gleanna always end with SUCCESS!
"If you want your dog to do anything short of standing on his or her head call Gleanna. I was stunned at how absolutely responsive Camden (my dog) was to Gleanna. Camden was transfixed by Gleanna when she entered the room, absolutely obedient. Gleanna also ensured that my husband and I were able to master these skills."
Gleanna's level of commitment to every aspect of our dogs' well-being is extraordinary. Her involvement with our family has helped us to vastly improve our boxers' behavior, but has extended far beyond that. When we first began working with Gleanna, our eight-year-old boxer had developed chronic health problems which depleted her energy and her enjoyment of life.
Gleanna helped us to reconsider both her diet and her veterinary care. As a result of her help, our boxer is as playful and joyful as she was at three.
We can't say enough good things about Gleanna's work with us and our dogs (and the dogs both love her too).
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Functional Family Therapy Coordinator, and National Consultant, FFT.
Matthew Otto Lead Rigger, Mystic Seaport
My experience adopting Ginger couldn’t have been any better. I especially liked the way we did it over a few visits, first with just Ginger and me, then with my other two Chihuahuas.
I was really impressed with your intuition and knowledge about dogs. You really are The Dog Lady!
Gleanna’s experience with dog training truly shows. She is very knowledgeable & the dogs respect her training & easily follow her direction. In my opinion, she is the BEST in her field.
Kim Wagner - pet sitter
Roxanne Kiely says: "I liked Gleanna from the moment I met her, but then, I like everybody. Gleanna, however, was different. She immediately set the tone of our meeting by letting me know she would not tolerate my jumping. I knew she liked Rottweilers because I overheard her say so to my owner, so I figured I was in good hands. I responded like a champ, and again, was told how smart I am. I highly recommend Gleanna to any dog that needs a savvy trainer."
Peg Kiely Interior Designer Extraordinaire!
Very shortly after we brought home our new puppy (Molly), we read an article about a new place opening in Mystic, “My Dog’s Place” owned and operated by Gleanna Doyle. The article interested us enough to meet with her and discuss our new gal attending. Gleanna is awesome with animals, has an absolutely unique way of relating (dare I say communicating) with them by speaking softly (never, ever yelling) and being gentle with them (never, ever hitting). She totally impressed us with her care, knowledge and handling of the dogs. Our Molly, soon to be 12 years old, has been going to “My Dog’s Place” ever since. Gleanna sold “My Dog’s Place” several years ago, but she remains a friend (and will always be affectionately referred to as “Molly’s Nanny”). Our Molly loves Gleanna very much and is still always extremely happy to see her. Gleanna is a genuine person, authentically dedicated to the proper care, treatment, and training of all animals.
Our experience with Gleanna has made our understanding of what training a dog is really about...it is training ourselves! Her knowledge, love, and understanding of animals were evident to us after our first visit. We were amazed how our dog understood what Gleanna was asking of her within minutes. My Husband and I need Gleanna's training more than our dog needs it!
We think you are great!
Mary Ellen & Joe Christina
Gleanna’s impact on my dog PAX - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Pax still waits for Gleanna's visits - her smiles, her voice, and her smell. It was a fantastic experience for PAX. If he could talk, which he seems to Gleanna, he would say WOW, dog's best friend. Pax spent an overnight with Gleanna and a few other dogs, traveling for a modeling job for Ralph Lauren and could not believe how much attention, brushing, grooming and 'acting' he received, much better than ordinary training sessions. Pax was trained by Gleanna from a puppy on and I must say, he eagerly hopped into her car for those sessions, tail wagging and loving it even in a group. Thanks for the opportunity - Elaine Smith and I am sure that my husband Ed would agree. The best is though, that this message is really from PAX SMITH.
Elaine Smith Retired Teacher
Gleanna really trained us --as the owners--to bring out the best in our dog. As a result, we've had a decade of wonderful companionship and fun with our lab.
We admire how Gleanna works gently with a dog, while maintaining positive control and a sense of play. She can really communicate with an animal--she's not a dog whisperer, she's a dog talker!
Film Producer &
Meg Lyons Architect
Gleanna Doyle is Mystic’s version of the ultimate "Dog Whisperer"!
Gleanna's many services maximize the enjoyment you can receive from your animals. Leif von Blickfang and Zoe ("Underdog" extra) idolize her and look forward to their work and play time with her.
"Animal Behaviorist to the Stars" is just one facet of her work...all "her" animals are true stars!
Thank you for being such a good friend to my animals and family.
Jessica D. Morrissey
Gleanna is the most wonderful resource for dog training and behavior modification. She trained our sheepdog, Toby, for a movie she was working on and our dog just loved her! He looked forward to going with her and being trained by her. I would never let Toby be trained by just anyone for I would fear that he would not be as loved as he is with us. To the contrary, Gleanna loved him and treated him better than I could have ever expected. She is the utmost in professional and very educated in terms of all things animals. We have recently moved and she helped me through the dogs trepidations, which were more than my kids! I would highly recommend her to train any animal whether for general good behavior or something special like a movie or print ad. She really puts the animal first and that is so refreshing!
Supermom in Montana
A #1 in my book and well worth the cost. My mistake was not talking to her before we got our dog. Some people have to learn the hard way and some the smart way. I’m slowly getting smart.
SI / KATE BORYS
A dog's best friend.
That is how we describe Gleanna. She was our trainer with our first dog. That's right, I said our trainer. She showed us how to convey to our dog what we wanted to accomplish together. From the beginning a base of understanding was developed that has helped us with every dog we have met since.
Since those early days of our relationship with Gleanna, we have gone on to spend many happy times sharing all that is good about dogs and cats, and even rats. We have also had to go through some of the hard times. Together with Gleanna, we experienced what the meaning of true friendship is for man’s best friend.
Just the words, "Where's Gleanna!" perk up our dogs ears. A true friend.
Bob and Lisa Butler