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Webinar – Pets Provide Purpose

Oct 3, 2022

O’Connor Professional Group Webinar – Collegial Conversations with Diana Clark – Pets Provide Purpose

In this week’s Collegial Conversations, Diana’s guest is Gail Cappadona, a well-respected breeder and trainer of some of New England’s most distinguished police dogs. Gail will be talking about the benefits pets have on our mental health and will discuss how she prepares puppies and adult dogs to lead successful lives as human companions.


“In May of this year, and after almost 30 years of owning and running a highly respected dog boarding kennel, Gail Cappadona sold her business and made a professional decision to pursue her passion—preparing puppies and adult dogs to lead successful lives as human companions. With an extensive background training dogs for all walks of life, Gail is well-known for her working dog German Shepherds. Under her stewardship, Gail’s breeding program bred, raised, and trained some of New England’s most distinguished police dogs, a multitude of companion and skilled service dogs, and dozens of working dogs, including a canine sentry for Air Force One. Recommended by veterinarians throughout New England, Gail’s profound understanding of dog behavior has made her their go-to resource for training and problem-solving. Known for a balanced style that is predicated on the idea that “in order to build an unbreakable bond with your dog, the focus must always be on you.” Using consistency, repetition, clarity, and positive reinforcement, Gail is able to gain her charge’s undivided attention and teach them the lessons she wants them to learn. To Gail, every day is training day, and every interaction is a teachable moment. Even 3-4 week old Cappa’s German Shepherds know that it “pays to play.”

Watch the full video here to learn about the positive impact of pets on our wellbeing.


We hope you’ve found this webinar on the positive impact of pets on our wellbeing helpful to you and your family. If you would like additional help finding the appropriate mental health support for your loved ones, please contact us today for a consultation.

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