Dan Hartley


Dan Hartley

Dan Hartley is our senior trainer and behavioral specialist. Dan has been with us since retiring from the United State Air Force as a Military Working Dog Handler nearly 6 years ago. He is especially talented in resolving aggressive dog behaviors and building confidence in shy dogs. Dan has been the point man on our Service dog program and is a real problem solver capable of overcoming the obstacles of nearly any client’s needs. Our clients are particularly appreciative of Dan’s patience with dogs and owners alike. His ability to train dog owners is as skilled as his way with dogs.

Senior Trainer
In-Kennel Dog Training
Behavioral Specialist
Service Dog Trainer
Detection Dog Specialist


  • United States Air Force Security Forces
  • Level 3 Security Response Team Leader
  • Multiple Security details for the President of the United States (Clinton and Bush)
  • Multiple Security details for the vice president of the United States (Gore and Cheney)
  • Multiple Secret service missions protecting Presidential candidates, cabinet members, congressmen, senators and heads of state.
  • Narcotics Detection Dog Handler
  • Supported civilian Law Enforcement in Narcotics interdiction
  • Explosives Detection Dog Handler
  • Supported Operation Iraqi Freedom at Bagdad International Airport


United States Air Force Military Working Dog Handler
Andersen AFB, Guam (Oct 2005-May 2006)
Osan AFB, South Korea (Aug 2004-Aug 2005)
Hanscom, AFB, Massachusetts (May 2002-Aug 2004)
Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) (Jun 03-Dec 03)


Community College of the Air Force, USA
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, 2006.
K-9 Emergency First Aid & CPR
Security Forces Craftsman Course
Career Development Course-Military Working Dog Handler Upgrade Training
Airman Leadership school
Military Working Dog Handler Course
Designer Drug Identification & “Raves” training
Air Force Training Course
Career development Course Security Forces Member Upgrade Training
Narcotics Identification Course
USDA Inspection Course
Security Apprentice Course
Ground Combat Skills Course
Basic Military Training (BMT) Course


Air Force Commendation Medal-Awarded for meritorious service.
Air Force Achievement Medal-Awarded for exceptional service.
Iraq Campaign Medal-Awarded for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal-Awarded Twice
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award-Awarded Three times
Small Arms Expert-Qualified as an expert shot with the rifle.
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border-Awarded for service overseas in combat zone.
Honor Graduate BMT-Graduated with honors from Basic Military Training

Dan Hartley
345 Sharon Turnpike
Goshen, CT 06756
Work (860) 491-2202
Mobile contact: (860) 201-3315