Best Dog Trainers
in Newark

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog trainers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog trainers in Newark, NJ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Behavior Plus

Located in River Edge, New Jersey, Behavior Plus is a family owned and operated dog training business. Established in 2008, Behavior Plus has over 7000 hours of experience working with aggressive dogs. Their methods are based on positive reinforcement with training aids such as tennis balls and frisbees. Behavior Plus is fully bonded and insured and an associate of multiple organizations such as the International Association Of Animal Behavior Consultants, the IACP, and the APDT. Behavior Plus is an approved trainer and consultant for the New York City Department of Health, a trainer and consultant for B.A.R.K. of New Jersey, and works as a consultant for both the Long Island Bull Dog Rescue and the New York Bull Dog Rescue.

River Edge, NJ(201) 243-4159


Best in Behavior

Best in Behavior is a dog training service located in New Jersey. They offer many dog care services to customers in Short Hills and the surrounding area. The owner of Best in Behavior, Nancy Schumacher, is a Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers Knowledge Assessed Certified Dog Trainer. Best in Behavior can provide many dog training services including basic obedience, behavior modification, and puppy training. The business also offers dog walking services. The service can provide dog walking and dog training options for different breeds, ages, and sizes of canine. They seek to create an environment that is positive for dogs and humans.

Short Hills, NJ(973) 632-2992


Casper Dog Training, LLC

Owned and operated by Adam Casper, Casper Dog Training, LLC is a service that provides basic obedience training, leash training, recall training, crate training, and behavior modification throughout the New Jersey and New York area. Casper creates customized training plans for each dog that is specific to the needs of the dog and its owner. Casper Dog Training utilizes only positive reinforcement with no pressure, no intimidation, no physical bullying, and no verbal scolding. This means that dogs only receive rewards such as food, praise, and love, without ever receiving negative punishment. In addition to training services, Casper Dog Training also provides dog walking services which can include special leash training as well.

Roseland, NJ(973) 652-5515


David’s Dog Training

David’s Dog Training is a New Jersey-based dog training service that provides basic and advanced obedience training, puppy training, and behavior modification. Such training can help with common dog issues including jumping, nipping, pulling, begging, house and table manners, excessive barking, and poor leash skills. Each training plan offered includes home visitations and training sessions with unlimited support through phone, text, or email. David’s Dog Training is built on communication and utilizes positive reinforcement and calm assertiveness. In addition, David’s Dog Training is a member of the Association Of Professional Dog Trainers. For interested clients, hours of operation are flexible and accommodating, and consultations are free.

Englewood, NJ(201) 417-5885


K9 Boot Camp

K9 Boot Camp is a dog training business located in Bergen County, New Jersey, that can also provide services to clients in the surrounding areas and towns. They are a full-service dog training company. Some of the programs they offer include board and train options, group classes, private lessons, and puppy training. The owner and founder of K9 Boot Camp is Emily Adams. She is an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer and a Professional Member of the Association for the Professional Dog Trainers, and she has been working in the industry for nearly a decade. K9 Boot Camp is able to train dogs of many different breeds, ages, and sizes.

East Rutherford, NJ(201) 939-2663


K9 Problemsolvers

K9 Problemsolvers is New Jersey-based business that specializes in dog behavior modification and obedience training. K9 Problemsolvers can help canine issues regarding human aggression, anxiety, fear, dog aggression, OCD, and provide basic and advanced obedience training. Chief operator Laura Waddel has over 24 years of experience with dogs starting from the Philadelphia PACC. In addition, Waddell has studied noted scholars Dr. Jean Dodds, Dr. Karen Overall, and Suzanna Clothier. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a certified trainer from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program. Additionally, K9 Problemsolvers is certified in pet CPR and pet first aid from the American Red Cross.

North Arlington, NJ(201) 893-4776


Pack Leader Dogs

Pack Leader Dogs is a dog care service that specializes in boarding, walking, and training. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Pack Leader Dogs is operated by owner and founder, Steve Del Savio. Del Savio is a certified dog behavior expert and trainer with over a decade of experience. Del Savio has studied under Cesar Milan The Dog Whisper and continues to work as of one of the official trainers of Cesar Milan. Del Savio boasts multiple associations with a variety of organizations including the International Association of Canine Professionals, the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, the American Kennel Club, and the Hoboken Dog Association. Pack Leader Dogs is fully bonded and insured, and proudly serve any dog, any size, any age, any breed, and any problem.

Hoboken, NJ(201) 528-3647


Positive Dogma Dog Training

Positive Dogma Dog Training is a dog training service located in Newark, New Jersey, that can offer a variety of services to customers in the surrounding region, too. They can provide a variety of dog care services including dog training, dog walking, dog sitting, and more. Positive Dogma Dog Training works with dogs who have many different behavioral problems including, but not limited to, hyperactivity, excessive barking, separation anxiety, and fear based behaviors. The owner of the business is a graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in Animal Behavior. The owner has also worked with many service dog organizations including Train a Dog.

Montclair, NJ(973) 222-1325


Sit and Stay Dog Training & Behavioral Counseling

Sit and Stay Dog Training & Behavioral Counseling is a dog training service located in New Jersey. They offer services to clients in Hoboken and all across the Northern New Jersey area. The owner of the business, Joana Watsky, has over twenty years of experience as a dog trainer. She studied as an apprecie with the Director of Training at the national ASPCA headquarters in New York City. She has been interviewed many times about dog training and working with therapy dogs, and she is a Certified Evaluator for American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. The company works to create a fun, positive environment for dogs and their owners.

Rutherford, NJ(201) 933-3369


The Happy Puppy School

The Happy Puppy School is a dog training service that serves most of the Central New Jersey area. Operated by Barbara Rivera, Rivera was previously known as Barbara Pellegrini and worked under B. Pellegrini’s Dog Training Service. Rivera has over two decades of dog training experience throughout the New Jersey and New York areas and studied animal psychology and behavior at Cook College, Rutgers University. She has previously worked as both a veterinary technician and an emergency veterinary technician. In addition, she has attended courses with Cesar Millan and has studied wolves at Wolf Park, Indiana. Her training methods are positive based, in-home, and are crate-free with all dogs having complete home freedom.

Woodbridge Township, NJ(732) 750-2698


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