Creature Comfort LLC offers professional dog training to Trumbull, CT and the surrounding areas. We were founded in 2006 by Lisé J. Polard as a dog walking and pet sitting business. Lisé immediately saw a need for more extensive knowledge about dogs, and made a plan to formally study dog training. She graduated from Animal Behavior College as a Certified Dog Trainer in 2010 and we added dog training to our services in 2010. In 2021 we shifted our focus to dog training exclusively. We retain the name Creature Comfort LLC as part of our company history, but also because it’s a befitting name for our holistic approach to dog training which we believe should always be focused on the well being and comfort of our dogs.
Lisé J. Polard, ABCDT, CPDT-KA
Owner/ Certified Dog Trainer
Lisé owns and operates Creature Comfort LLC. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. Lisé graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College, where she had the privilege of completing an externship with top trainer, Michelle Douglas, CPDT-KA, CDBC. Lisé now mentors students of her own as a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. Lisé is interested in cooperative veterinary care and husbandry skills and has recently become a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer. Lisé is a full member of the Pet Professional Guild who is dedicated to constantly improving her training skills and knowledge through continuing education. She is particularly interested in positive reinforcement methods including lure-reward training and marker training. Lisé is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen approved evaluator. She is experienced with dogs of all sizes and a vareity of breeds (from a 2 pound Chihuaha to a 260 pound Old English Mastiff).
Lisé lives in Nichols, Trumbull with her twice in rescue, male German Shepherd Dog, Remington Steele (GSRNE #338). Remington is an AKC Community Canine, an AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen and an AKC Intermediate Trick Dog. Remington and Lisé enjoy obedience and scent detection training. Remington has earned his Performance Scent Dog Novice level title. In addition to being a German Shepherd Rescue of New England (GSRNE) adopter, Lisé is a GSRNE Front Line Evaluator, and she has been a GSRNE Foster Mother, and a GSRNE Home Visitor.
As a third generation German Shepherd Dog owner, Lisé's passion for animals began early in childhood; she started pet sitting for neighbors when she was twelve years old. In high school, Lisé was an active member of Boy Scouts Zoological Explorer Post 80, a volunteer service club based at the Beardsley Zoo. She completed the Trumbull High School Vocational Agriculture Equine Studies Program with honors. Lisé studied Equine Management at Teikyo Post University and worked as a horse groom at Fairfield County Hunt Club.