New Jersey's Dog Psychology & Behavior Experts

Results With
The Power Of
Dog Psychology

Relationship-based Puppy & Dog Training at our 8-acre Nature Dog Resort, The Maddie Ranch, all based on our unique approach firmly rooted in Dog Psychology!

Are you tired of constantly battling your dog’s unruly behavior and feeling helpless in controlling their actions?

Many owners often find themselves exhausted and overwhelmed with unwanted behaviors such as leash pulling, reactivity to dogs or people, jumping on guests, destructive behavior, separation anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity, and much more. 

No need to worry! Here at Pack Leader Dogs, we’ve helped thousands of dog owners over the last 15+ years who’ve been in this same position. With our time-tested approach rooted in Dog Psychology, our proven results are life-changing!


Bethenny Frankel, Biggy & Smallz

(Reality Star, Real Housewives Of NY)

“Do not hesitate to reach out if you need help with your dogs … I seriously don’t know what I would’ve done without Steve’s intervention. I highly recommend Pack Leader services because this team is truly excellent…”

Dog Psychology-Based Services

All of our services are tailored to you and your dog’s individual needs and goals through our unique approach, all based on Dog Psychology!

Who We've Worked With

We’re honored to have worked with so many amazing clients (and their owners, too)!

Debra Messing (Star Actress on Will & Grace) shares her and Henry's experience with Pack Leader Dogs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

Vinny Guadagnino (Star of MTV's Jersey Shore) shares his genuine & honest experience working with Pack Leader Dogs

Bethenny Frankel


Dina Manzo


Vinny Guadagnino


Debra Messing


Kyle Palmieri




Minka Kelly




Julian Love


DJ Camilo


Camila Cabello


Dexter Lawrence


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Every human, dog and situation are different which means each relationship requires a custom plan based on the human’s energy, their dog’s energy, the relationship between them and the unwanted behaviors being exhibited.

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Home Environment
in Nature

Our Nature Dog Resort, The Maddie Ranch is located on 8-acres of nature, under 24/7 supervision by our team of dog professionals to ensure your dog is safe and secure while having the time of their life at “Doggie Disney World!”


Certified by
“The Dog Whisperer”

Pack Leader Dogs is one of the only teams in the world certified by world renowned Dog Behavior Expert, Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer.” Cesar is currently featured on National Geographic and Disney+ with his Emmy nominated show “The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” and “Better Humans, Better Dog!

Client Reviews

Ronni Weiner
Ronni Weiner
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
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If you witnessed how it was previously, this is the closest thing to a miracle I’ve ever experienced... For this reason, I have not and will not train my dogs anywhere else... I am eternally grateful to The Pack. Next puppy we get, our first stop will be Pack Leader Dogs!
Mami Wakimoto
Mami Wakimoto
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
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We’ve gone through 6 trainers over the years and Steve was going to be our last resort. We signed up for 3 sessions, and within 5 mins of our first meeting, Steve was able to assess Odin and us as owners, and gave us clear and direct feedback... He made the biggest difference, and was the best investment we made in ourselves for Odin. Steve is like a dog psychologist, behavior expert, life coach, and therapist for humans all in one… and he’s funny too!
Cesar Cruz
Cesar Cruz
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
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Steve, the founder of Pack Leader Dogs, is truly an expert in his field. He understands that every dog is unique and has a different personality. He is able to tailor his approach to each individual case, which I found to be incredibly impressive. He was able to help me understand my dog's behavior better and provide me with the tools and knowledge to continue strengthening our bond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At its core, dog psychology is how dogs think and is fundamental in understanding and improving social interactions between dogs as well as how dogs bond with each other and humans.

Pack Leader Dogs is the overarching entity that specializes in dog training and psychology. The Maddie Ranch is our beautiful 8-acre home in nature and the physical site where we operate from.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of our clients have been through multiple trainers. The good news is we’re the last Dog Training Program you will ever use. We’ve found that many trainers are focusing on just managing behavioral issues and finding ways to just mask these problems. Unlike many other trainers who focus on using bribery with treats, avoiding problem situations, or just managing a problem, our unique program has been developed using dog psychology to change a dog’s state of mind. By understanding your dog’s state of mind we can tap into the root causes of what is causing the behavioral problems. Once we understand where your dog is coming from, we can then address that unbalanced state of mind. By also assessing your energy as an owner we will teach you how to become a leader and effectively communicate with your dog to achieve the calm, balanced and happy dog that you’ve always dreamed of.

Our motto is any dog, any breed, any size, any age, any problem! We have extensive experience working with all types of breeds with the most minor of behavioral issues to the most severe. Whether it’s a puppy, adolescent, adult or senior dog, we have training programs for all ages.