The Jersey Dog Trainer - Berlin, NJ Gold Member Positive Trainer Services: I do mostly in-home obedience training and behavioral consultations. I also do a limited amount of group obedience classes at Dog Days Camp for Canines, a doggie daycare center located in Marlton, New Jersey. The types of classes I offer are puppy classes, adolescent/adult obedience classes and Canine Good Citizen classes. All of my lessons are geared toward helping both the owner and the dog learn behaviors that will be most important to them in life. I focus much of the time on teaching dogs to pay attention to their owners, to come when called no matter what type of distraction is going on, loose-leash walking, leave it, drop it, wait at doorways, polite sits for greetings both at the door or while out on walks. When dogs are barky when the doorbell rings, I teach owners how to teach their dogs to quiet with a "thank you" cue. Very common issues that I deal with are puppies that are teething and play-biting, housetraining, educating owners on how to teach their dogs more appropriate behaviors when they steal trash, food off the countertops and of course, dirty socks and undies. Dog training is not just about training dogs. It's also about teaching humans to better understand what motivates their dogs to do what they do, and then how to modify their dog's behaviors to be more acceptable. I educate people about how to read a dog food label so they know what foods are best to feed their dogs. I discuss vaccination protocols with owners and invite them to do more research about whether or not they should vaccinate their dogs for all diseases after the dog becomes a year old. Another topic that I educate people about is how to recognize stress in their dogs by watching their body language and learning how to identify calming signals. Methods: I use positive reinforcement training only. My favorite method is to teach clicker training, especially if the dog is having major behavioral problems. I do not use choke chain collars, prong/pinch collars or shock collars. I mainly use a flat buckle nylon collar and in some instances, I may recommend a Gentle Leader Head Collar. I do not believe in ever using harsh physical punishments! Many times, people call me in desperation. Their dog is behaving defensively because they've used physical punishment and now they're seeing fallout from it. he seems pretty good, wat do u think?
Excellent trainer! He practices in one place, and comes to your house. No negative stuff... likes clicker training, which you should do with Nala, it works great. It gets very tiring, very fast saying "Good girl!" all the time. Click & treat. Give him a call! ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596