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Welcome to our new web site! A new face yes, but rest assured we are the same team of training and behavior specialists that have been providing services in the Buffalo and Western New York area since 1984.
Though closely associated with Eagle Ridge Kennels for many years, we will now be operating as “The Family Companion.” The relationship with Eagle Ridge will remain the same, as we continue to teach dog training programs at this Orchard Park facility in addition to our other Western New York locations.
As fellow animal lovers we hope you will find your visit enjoyable and informative. Your pet’s well being and the preservation of the special bond you cherish with them is our top priority. We invite you to share any additional questions or concerns about your pet’s training and behavioral needs, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Family Companion - Buffalo and Western New York’s most credentialed team of dog trainers, specializing in Positive Reinforcement Dog Training.

Marcia Rafter Ritchie, LVT, CPDT, VTS-Behavior
Director of Training & Behavior
The Family Companion
WNY’s Premier Professionals in Pet Training and Behavior Health
(716) 592-0802
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