Award-Winning New Jersey Dog Trainer

Positive Reinforcement-Based Dog Training

Voted BEST DOG TRAINING of Central New Jersey – Monmouth County and Middlesex County!

Jersey Shore Dogs provides professional, force-free dog training services, including behavior consulting, to New Jersey dog owners. Our service areas include Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Union, Somerset, Morris, Essex, Mercer, and Burlington counties. Note: we will travel outside of these areas, but travel fees will apply. Cities serviced include the below and everywhere in between!

  • Monmouth County: Tinton Falls, Middletown, Colts Neck, Lincroft, Holmdel, Red Bank, Rumson, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Little Silver, Matawan, Aberdeen, Hazlet, Freehold, Millstone, Howell, Marlboro, Manalapan
  • Middlesex County: Old Bridge, Cranbury, Edison, Metuchen, Monroe, Sayreville, Spotswood, Woodbridge
  • Ocean County: Jersey Shore area, Point Pleasant, Brick, Seaside Heights, Mantoloking, Toms River, Jackson, Lakewood
  • Union County: Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Summit, Westfield
  • Somerset County: Bernardsville, Warren, Watchung, Bridgewater
  • Morris County: Chatham, Mendham, Florham Park, Morris Plains
  • Essex County: Millburn, Maplewood, Livingston
  • Mercer County: Princeton, Hamilton, West/East Windsor, Lawrence, Hopewell
  • Burlington County: Mt. Laurel, Mt. Holly, Cherry Hill, Moorestown

In-Home Dog Training, Puppy Kindergarten Classes, Behavior Consulting, Basic Obedience, and More

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“Dog training should focus on reinforcing desired behaviors, removing the reinforcer for inappropriate behaviors, & addressing the emotional state & environmental conditions driving the undesirable behavior.”

Jersey Shore Dogs is committed to creating the safest environment possible for you and your dog with responsible dog training and instruction. Utilizing low risk, science-based techniques, we train your dog without using dangerous methods such as force, pain, fear, or intimidation.

There is another way.

Reinforcement-based training methods are the most powerful tools for shaping or changing a dog’s behavior. This type of aversive-free dog training allows you to develop and maintain a trusting, stronger bond between you and your canine companion. Instead of providing you with complicated plans for behaviors that are of no concern, training sessions are tailored to meet the individual goals you have for your dog, concentrating on the problem areas most important to YOU.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) recommends that veterinarians do not refer clients to trainers or behavior consultants who coach and advocate dominance hierarchy theory and the subsequent confrontational training that follows from it. Instead, it emphases that animal training, behavior prevention strategies and behavior modification programs should follow the scientifically-based guidelines of positive reinforcement, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, desensitization, and counter conditioning. To learn more about what this means, check out AVSAB’s positioning statement on the use of punishment for behavior modification in animals.

Meet the JSD Team!

Matt Tuzzo

Business Owner, Trainer/Behavior Consultant

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Melissa Torres

Trainer/Behavior Consultant

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Angela Tuzzo

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