New Jersey (NJ) Obedience Dog Training and
Problem Behavior Consulting Services

Golden Retriever with Happy Family

Bring out the best in you and your dog with positive reinforcement-based training.

Our private obedience training and behavior training sessions are conducted in your home and/or neighborhood. This allows us to more accurately observe how your dog behaves on a daily basis, since the home is (in most cases) the source of behavior problems. For example, if your dog jumps on your counters, taking him or her to a group class isn’t ideal because many times your dog will be unlikely to exhibit the unwanted behavior in a different environment. By allowing us to work with you and your dog in your home, we can tackle the issue(s) hands-on as the behavior presents itself.

DOES YOUR DOG EXHIBIT ANY OF THE BELOW BEHAVIORS?
WE CAN HELP WITH THESE AND MORE!

  • Excessive Barking
  • Jumping Up
  • Unwanted Chewing
  • Nipping/Biting
  • Leash Pulling On Walks
  • Not Coming When Called
  • Food/Object Guarding
  • Lack of Impulse Control
  • Aggression Towards People/Dogs
  • Door Dashing
  • Counter Surfing
  • Crate Training Issues
  • House/Potty Training Issues
  • Basic Obedience Issues (Sit, Down, Stay, Come, etc.)
  • Advanced Problem Solving Issues (Separation Anxiety, Fear, Compulsion Disorders, etc.)

Puppy Training, Basic Obedience, Behavior Issues,
Aggression Training and More


IN-HOME TRAINING SESSIONS (For Dogs of All Ages)
In-home obedience training and behavior consulting sessions are done in the comfort and convenience of your own home. It is our goal to a) effectively train your dog, and b) teach you how to analyze your dog’s behavior, and use that information to teach new behaviors or modify unwanted ones. These sessions are perfect for owners who are truly interested in getting passed the “magic and myths” behind dog training and want to learn how dog behavior REALLY works.

German Shepherd Dog Waiting for a Treat Reward

"Positive reinforcement has been shown to be the most effective way to train a dog; rewarding good behavior will increase the likelihood of that behavior being repeated." –Victoria Stilwell

In-home sessions last anywhere from 1-2 hours. During this time, we discuss the personal goals and problem behaviors/concerns you have with your dog, daily routines, diet and more. We will provide an initial assessment based on an evaluation of your dog’s behavior, and immediately begin hands-on training. We will accomplish as much as possible during the first training session, which may include advice and treatment regarding additional behavior problems and/or issues. Two follow up sessions are included in our main training package.

Additionally, we offer basic obedience group training classes, which take place over the course of 6 weeks at Dogtopia of Old Bridge. These classes are ideal for dogs (5 months of age and older) that need to learn or brush up on basic skills. Click here for the current class schedule and enrollment requirements, or contact us to see which of our training services are best suited for your dog and situation.


SEVERE BEHAVIOR ISSUES (Fear, Aggression, Anxiety and More)
Our specialty lies in advanced problem solving cases including dogs with fear, aggression (towards humans or other dogs), food or object guarding, severe anxiety (separation or otherwise) and compulsion disorders.

If your dog is acting out aggressively, whether to you, another person, or even another dog or animal, click here to learn more about our dog aggression training and behavior modification program.

If your dog is showing signs of recurrent distress, ranging from mild anxiety to uncontrollable panic, click here to learn more about our separation anxiety training and treatment strategy.


“TOP DOG” PUPPY TRAINING (Puppies Ages 8-18 weeks)
Puppy kindergarten group training classes are great for socialization, but lack the specialized training that’s important for puppies, especially when it comes to certain breeds like Akitas, German Shepherds, Labradors, Huskies, and even Chihuahua’s. Since different breeds have their own unique needs (simply based on genetics), we recommend puppy kindergarten classes AND one-on-one training to ensure a lifetime of success with your new pup.

Getting your puppy trained and acclimated to its new home environment can be a daunting and frustrating experience. Nobody wants to clean up accidents, constantly fix or buy new furniture due to unwanted chewing, or even worse, strap on a bark collar due to excessive barking. Let us help lay the foundation to make sure your puppy will be successful as he or she grows into an adult dog. Our Top Dog puppy training program is tailored to your pup’s breed, specific needs (genetically, behaviorally, and developmentally) and your personal lifestyle.

With our Top Dog Puppy Training, you can expect your puppy to learn:
• Basic Behaviors (sit, down)
• Intermediate Behaviors (stay, wait, leave it, drop it, come when called)
• Handling and confidence building (great for meeting strangers or vet/groomer visits)
• General manners (no more nipping/mouthing, chewing, or jumping up)
• Target training (touch and “go to your mat” exercises)
Loose leash walking/heeling
• House Training 101

Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about our 6-week puppy kindergarten classes at Dogtopia of Old Bridge, click here for the current class schedule and enrollment requirements.


DAY TRAINING (For Dogs of All Ages)
Looking for quick results, but lack the time to be heavily involved in your dog’s training? Our Day Training package was made to satisfy the needs of those with busy schedules. The trainer will come to your home 3 times per week, over the course of 3 weeks, and work directly with your dog while you’re at work, at your child’s baseball game, or simply running errands. The third session of each week will be a wrap up/transition session with you and the trainer. You’ll find out what was learned that week, how and when to ask for and reinforce the new behaviors that were taught, how to maintain good behaviors in the future, and what to do if you experience an unwanted behavior that pops back up. Day training takes the pressure off, affording you the option of being present for as many/few of the sessions as you’d like. We’ll build the foundations for your dog and show you how to keep them solid and continue moving forward. This convenient package offers the quickest and most effective way to train your dog if you do not have the time to do so yourself.

All training packages include virtually unlimited phone and email support to ask any follow up questions, get clarification on the training program, or should new issues arise.

For more information about our obedience training or behavior consulting sessions, or to setup an appointment, call (732) 970-3051 or email matt@jerseyshoredogtraining.com.

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