Private, in home, sessions serving Wantage, (Sussex County) and surrounding areas of Northern New Jersey as well as Orange County in New York State.
We will come to your home and deal with ANY of your dogs issues including:
Leash Walking, Excessive Barking, Jumping, Separation Anxiety, Potty Training, Aggression (People or Other Dogs), Mouthing and Nipping, Fearful Anxiety, Crate Training, Puppy Manners, Basic Obedience, Behavior Modification, Extremely Excitable Dogs and more!!!!
Group classes held in Wantage (Sussex County) New Jersey,
New Milford-Warwick and Goshen (Orange County) New York
Puppy Classes, Agility Classes, and Basic obedience Classes offered in all locations, except New Milford, NY (just puppy class)
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Classes and Testing offered at New Milford-Warwick and Goshen (Orange County) New York
James & Boo Boo
Currently, I have provided over 1600 private behavioral lessons as well as hundreds of group classes. I reside in Wantage, NJ (Sussex County) with my, Slovanian Kuvac, Dallas. In March of 2012 I lost my best friend and the reason I became a Dog Trainer. Boo Boo, he was my very loyal Yellow Labrador Retriever he was my instructor as well as an instructor to all other dogs which he came in contact with. After several years of working as a postman and coming in contact with man’s best friend on a daily basis, I tapped into a natural talent I knew I always had but never knew how to utilize. In September of 2005 my dream became a reality. I found that a world renowned dog trainer, Diane Bauman had lived in my town. I introduced myself to her and immediately became one of her many apprentices. In 2007, I assisted Diane with an Agility book called "Agility Start to Finish."
I began to use my natural talent to speak dog. Reading, watching, and interacting, I experienced all the wonders of a dog. By using their instincts and mine, I was able to get through to our canine friends. After observing training methods that worked, it was apparent to me that no two dogs are exactly the same. While studying dog behavior, obedience, sheep herding, tracking and agility (a favorite), I found myself falling in love with these animals.
I am a recommended trainer by several Veterinarians in Sussex County namely the Vernon Veterinary Clinic in Vernon and Branchville Country Veterinary Clinic in Branchville and Jockey Hollow Veterinary practice in Warwick NY. I give educational seminars and assist Diane Bauman with seminars and evaluations of dogs. I volunteer my time at local animal shelters, training the problem dogs to help them to become more adoptable. I have helped certain clients find a suitable match from a shelter and I have guided them in the transitional stage of bringing their new dog home. I am available for private behavior sessions & private agility lessons. I offer group classes at Baumans Dog Dome in Wantage (Sussex County) and Jockey Hollow Veterinayin Warwick NY (Orange County). I was voted a Favorite Agility Instructor, for the 2009 Readers' Choice Awards in Tails magazine. In July 2010 I visited Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (Dogtown) in Kanab, Utah. While there I volunteered with many different breeds, and used my skills to teach many dogs different commands and calming techniques.
In the Spring of 2012, I became a New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officer and through that course was certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. This class was the equivalent of 3 college credits and has given me even more tools to evaluate dogs, cats, and wildlife. In May of 2013 I became an AKC approved evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.