Our Puppy Enrichment Program is exclusively tailored to setting up puppies to be well behaved right from the start, before problems begin. Prevention vs. Intervention! As a company who has helped people overcome unwanted problem behaviors in adults for over a decade, we believe that this program is the best possible way to avoid any major problems in the future.
Regardless of the training option, you and your dog will receive tested and proven effective training that will last a lifetime. With commitment and consistency from you combined with our customized training plans, you will achieve the balanced relationship between you and your dog that you’ve always dreamed of. Please check out Testimonials page to see how many lives we have changed!
Welcome to the Maddie Ranch, our brand new 8-acre property located in beautiful West Milford, NJ! We are offering this new service we could not be more excited about as it provides the exercise and structure for your dog to have a fulfilling day. While at camp, your dog will enjoy a full day of exercise, training and fun, specifically customized to your dog’s individual energy, exercise needs and training goals. That includes socials in our brand NEW Nature Dog Park.
We welcome your dog to come stay with us at The Maddie Ranch. We are now offering overnight boarding where your dog will enjoy a vacation with us so you can have peace of mind while you are away (or home). Whether you have a work obligation, a family gathering, a get together with friends, a vacation (remember those!) or you just want to get your dog out of the city to reconnect with nature and feel fulfilled, we’ve got you covered!
**On our 8-acre property in nature, all dogs in who enter our boarding program must be approved which ensures the safety and happiness of all dogs staying with us and allows them to enjoy social pack activities together while maintaining excellent behavior.
WE ACHIEVE AMAZING RESULTS WITH ALL OF OUR PACK!
MEET THE TRAINERS
STEVE DEL SAVIO
Steve Del Savio, Owner & Founder of Pack Leader Dogs, is a Dog Psychology Expert and Trainer who has turned his passion for animals and their behavior into a flourishing career in dog training.
Through working with dogs for over 10 years, Steve has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that ranges from puppy training to severe aggression along with the rarest behavioral issues and everything in between.
In 2006, Steve discovered Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer.” He spent years studying his methods of training and dog psychology.
He now considers Cesar not only a mentor but a great friend. Steve continues to travel and work with Cesar regularly.
Upon graduating Rutgers University, Dana has had successful careers as both a Television Publicist for NBC, FOX and CBS as well as a Kindergarten teacher holding a dual Masters in Early Education and Special Education.
Dana’s passion for dogs eventually led her to one more career. She found her true calling in dog training. Since then, she has worked with several expert trainers throughout the country over the past 8 plus years. In doing so, she has learned how to handle everything from typical puppy behavior to reactivity to resource guarding and aggression and everything in between.
Dana joins us at The Maddie Ranch after successfully running her own dog training business for several years. She currently resides in Bergen County with her husband, two girls and a rescue Bluetick Coonhound and two rescue cats.
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to dogs, and felt they would be an important part of my life. I started working with dogs professionally in 2011, and immediately knew it was right. Dogs have taught me so much.
Each one I’ve cared for over the years has taught me lessons about behavior, communication, trust, and so much more. Having raised my dog Willow with these lessons in mind, I’ve come to a deeper understanding of all those things, along with a much deeper understanding of myself. I started training with the dream of helping other people achieve that special bond they’ve always wanted with their dog.
Now with a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in various tools and techniques under my belt, I’m living that dream in ways I never knew were possible. There’s so much joy in the harmony between our species. Every dog and dog owner deserves to experience it fully! My passion has led me to Pack Leader Dogs, and I’m excited to share all the lessons I’ve learned!
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