Check out the below expert dog training articles and dog training news from Jersey Shore Dogs. Topics include dog training techniques, behavior modification, diet/nutrition, and more.
The Bark – January 2021
Enrichment Activities for Dogs: What’s the End Game?
How much of which activities do I need to do to satisfy my dog? The answer will vary, sometimes dramatically, between each dog-and-owner team.
Petco – January 2020
What to Do if My Puppy Seems to Be Regressing in Training
If your dog or puppy seems to be regressing in training, it’s important to step back and consider all possible causes to find the best solution for getting back on track.
Monmouth Health & Life – September 2019
Best of Monmouth 2019: Home & Personal Services
Jersey Shore Dogs Wins Best Dog Training!
Monmouth Health & Life – September 2018
Best of Monmouth 2018: Home & Personal Services
Jersey Shore Dogs Wins Best Dog Training!
Chewy.com – December 6, 2017
Pet Sitter Checklist: Prepping for Pet Care While You’re Away
Tips to help you prep for a pet sitter.
Asbury Park Press – October 2017
Best of the Best 2017 Readers’ Choice: Monmouth County
Jersey Shore Dogs Recognized as One of the Best in Pet Services!
Asbury Park Press – October 2016
Best of the Best 2016 Readers’ Choice: Monmouth County
Jersey Shore Dogs Wins “Best of the Best” in Pet Services!
Monmouth Health & Life – August 2016
Best of Monmouth 2016: Best Home & Personal Services in Monmouth County
Jersey Shore Dogs Wins Best Dog Training!
Care.com – August 13, 2015
How to Train Your Dog – From Pup to Senior Dog and Everything in Between!
10 expert tips for training a dog of any age.
NJ 101.5 – June 14, 2015
What to Do When Facing a Possible Dog Attack
What to do if you are confronted with a potentially dangerous dog.
Dog Fancy – January 2014
Cabin Fever Cures for Dogs
Ways to keep your dog exercised, both mentally and physically, during the winter season.
Press Release – July 16, 2012
Jersey Shore Dogs Helps Husky House Expand Services with Group Classes
Positive Reinforcement-Based Puppy Kindergarten Group Classes Now Offered to NJ Dog Owners
Press Release – March 12, 2012
Jersey Shore Dogs to Exhibit at Largest East Coast Pet Industry Trade Show
Positive Reinforcement-Based Dog Training Company Sponsors World Famous RIN TIN TIN
CityDog Magazine – Fall 2011 Issue
Acclimating Canines (pg. 10)
Tips to help your dog become more comfortable in his/her new surroundings when moving into a new home.
FIDOFriendly Blog – September 1, 2011
How to Acclimate Your Dog to a New Home Environment
Moving into a new home or apartment can be exciting, but very stressful, especially when it comes to acclimating your pet to a new environment. The good news is the process for introducing a dog into a new home is very similar to doing an introduction with a new puppy.
FIDOFriendly Blog – August 1, 2011
Tips From Dog Trainer for Potential Dog Owners
As a new or potential dog owner, there are several things you should take into consideration before buying or adopting a new puppy or adult dog.
Dogtipper.com – June 28, 2011
Pet Pro Profile: Matt Tuzzo of Jersey Shore Dogs, LLC
As dog lovers, we all want our dogs to have the best possible life. Among other things, this means that we have a responsibility for making sure that our pets are well trained.
Melissa from Jersey Shore Dogs was exactly what we were looking for when seeking help to train our 6-month-old Australian Shepherd. We wanted a trainer that would come to our home and educate us, the owners, on the best way to train Brody. Melissa was always timely and very friendly with both my husband and I and our pup, Brody! We learned so many great training methods and Brody has been so responsive! It takes patience and practice, but I am very happy with what Melissa taught us and Brody has been learning and becoming such a well-trained puppy!
We were brand new pup owners (never had a dog before), and we researched trainers locally and Matt Tuzzo and Jersey Shore Dogs came highly referred. Matt returned my call promptly and was flexible to set up our first meeting and training. And he is always a text away even after our training was completed (and still 3 months later), for any question or input as we continue to evolve with our pup. Matt made our pup extremely comfortable and at ease, and after our first two hours my wife and I felt we had a great deal of useful information that helped us to be better owners/parents and to take some of the early frustrations out of dog ownership. Matt returned a few weeks later and we worked on other training and even the basics of good leash walking. Today at 6 1/2 months, our pup is potty trained, responds to multiple commands, enjoys her walks (as do I when at first they were very frustrating), and she is at ease with strangers and new dogs. The latter is due to Matt’s recommendation to send her to puppy kindergarten, in theory to a competitor, but Matt knew the play time with multiple pups under a controlled environment with a specialist in puppy kindergarten was the best for our pup. That says a lot to me about Matt and his interest of your pup or dog first.
When I realized I wanted some outside help with training my puppy, reaching out to Matt was the best decision I could have made. Even after just that initial phone conversation, I felt so much more at ease and I could not wait for our appointment. I already started to see a positive change in Rex’s behavior while Matt was still at my house, and he even stayed past our scheduled time to show me additional ways to train and work with my dog. The homework he gave us was straightforward and easy to follow. Matt made it clear that I could e-mail him at any time with questions or if I needed clarification on something, and he meant it. I must’ve e-mailed him 10 times in the first two weeks after our session and he was always very prompt in answering. He is eager to help and offer insight in any way he can. To say Rex loved working with him would be a huge understatement!
We can’t thank Matt enough for the work he has done over the past year and a half with our rescue dog Indy. We adopted him at five months old realizing quickly that he suffered from severe separation anxiety. Matt helped us develop (and continuously tweak) a plan that helped our sweet boy manage and cope with what was previously nearly impossible. Later, we had Matt back to work on fear of strangers, with almost immediate progress post visit. Matt’s knowledge, approach, and sensitivity are second to none.
Boogie did OUTSTANDING work today and I wanted to share her tremendous progress…We went to check out a park in Spring Lake, which turned out to be “swarming” with people and dogs (relative to what we’re used to). I almost D-I-E-D when a woman, who was walking her dog across the street, kept staring at us while I was working Boogie, getting her attention to focus on me. I thought she was staring like, “Uh oh, pit bull”, but then she said, “Wow, great job!” – I was giddy after that! I feel so much more confident with her and in my ability to deal with situations. Recently, we passed a house with a dog on the porch, but I didn’t see the dog before he started barking. I immediately got Boogie’s attention and we crossed the street…but immediately saw a cat (which Boogie wanted to chase), so again we crossed the street…zig zagging. I kept praising and treating the entire time and she responded so well! Other than the obvious importance of this training, I know when people see a pittie with a handler who seems to know what she’s doing (thanks to you!), and is prepared, constantly monitoring, working and is focused, it HAS to make a difference in their opinion of these dogs. Thank you for helping me achieve one of my major goals, being a good breed ambassador. Boogie is a super star!
Matt – the training tools and time you devoted to us made for an exceptional transition of Wilson into our household. Bringing a new puppy into a household with Benny, a very spoiled 7-year-old, weighed heavy on us, but we have achieved a nice balance and they have become friends. Your training tips and the time we spent following your directions and protocols, along with the investment of time at puppy kindergarten, has brought us to a good place. Thank you, we are very grateful!