Award-Winning New Jersey Dog Trainer

Positive Reinforcement-Based Dog Training

Jersey Shore Dogs provides professional, force-free dog training services, including behavior consulting, to New Jersey dog owners. Our main service areas include Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, and Mercer counties. Note: we sometimes travel outside of these areas, but travel fees apply.

  • 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
  • Mercer County: Princeton, Hamilton, West/East Windsor, Lawrence, Hopewell

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

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.

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

Meet Our Team!


Matt Tuzzo


Business Owner, Trainer/Behavior Consultant


Melissa Torres


Trainer/Behavior Consultant

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