About Us

At CT Canine Solutions, our passion for dogs drives who we are and what we do. My name is Chris Ruskin and I am the owner and operator of CT Canine Solutions. My personal and professional goal is to help facilitate a true and lasting bond between both owner and dog.

Since childhood, dogs and their behaviors have fascinated me. Because of my profound respect and affection for dogs, I knew early on that training them would be my obsession in life.

I began my career many years ago as a dog trainer and over those years, I have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve great success in the field of dog training. As a member of several leading organizations related to the dog industry, I have had the opportunity to be recognized for my achievements. My development and utilization of various training procedures and practices have helped my clients and their dogs attain both personal success and professional recognition.

My passion has now led to the creation of CT Canine Solutions, where our mission is to develop and implement innovative dog training programs and services that are centered around our passion for dogs. If you would like more information about CT Canine Solutions, or to inquire about a personalized program or service to fit the needs of you and your dog, please visit our contact page


Chris Ruskin – Owner/Operator

Chris has always had an intense love for dogs and the outdoors. In his free time, he loves fly-fishing and bow hunting with his favorite hunting partners, his dogs Sage (a black lab) and Brook (a Deutsch-Drahthaar). Chris is also a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He proudly served his country for 7 years, protecting our maritime interests while ensuring our safety and security. Chris also worked in the patrol division as a police officer in CT for 8 years.

He has been a professional dog trainer and behavior expert for many years. He specializes in obedience training and is highly skilled at diagnosing behavior problems. Chris is committed to providing useful and effective solutions for both our clients and their dogs. Chris is also a one of our most experienced hunting and fishing guides and enjoys making sure our clients get the most out of their outdoor guided experiences.

10th place in the 2014 International Armbruster VDD-GNA