TOP RATED DOG TRAINING IN RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSEY
PRIVATE DOG TRAINING STARTING AT $695
Initial training sessions are 2-hours in length and include a consultation, assessment, hands-on training and game plan moving forward.
It all started in 2006, when Steve discovered the TV show, “The Dog Whisperer.” He found Cesar’s way of explaining the psychology of a dog and how our energy effects how a dog feels to be fascinating. It was so different than all the books he was reading about dog training that all seemed to be about teaching about putting dogs in physical positions like sit, down, come, stay or heel. He knew there had to be more and when he found Cesar and Dog Psychology, his outlook on dogs and life completely changed.
Steve spent years studying Cesar’s content by watching and reading anything Cesar put out. It was fascinating to him because no one had talked about energy, nature, dog psychology or life in the way Cesar did. When he saw that Cesar was going to be inviting people to work with him at his Dog Psychology Center, Steve followed his instincts and knew he had to apply for this opportunity.
In 2013, Steve and his dog Maddie were selected to attend Training Cesar’s Way, a week-long workshop at the Dog Psychology Center in California. This was the 1st time
ever that Cesar was going to spend the entire week working with the students hands on. Steve quickly realized this workshop was not really about dog training but instead about understanding the psychology of a dog and primarily learning about yourself. It was a life changing experience for Steve.
Following the workshop, Cesar invited Steve back to help him teach future workshops which he has been doing since 2013. Steve and Cesar have become great friends over the years and Steve is on a mission with Cesar to make the world a better place for dogs and humans!
They plan to bring the Training Cesar’s Way Workshop to the Maddie Ranch here in New Jersey in the future so stay tuned for your chance to train with Steve and Cesar!
WE TRAIN YOU TO BRING OUT YOUR DOG'S TRUE SELF!
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.
Most unwanted behaviors are a result of their human owner’s lack of understanding of Dog Psychology. Once they understand Dog Psychology and how to apply it with their individual dog, it becomes clear to a dog how they should behave with their human leader. Dog’s instinctually know how to follow a calm confident leader, we just guide you on how to become that leader in the way your dog sees the world. This allows your dog’s true spirit to shine through!
We often say, “it’s not the dog, it’s the human behind the dog.” Once you change the things that are contributing to your dog leading which is resulting in the unwanted behaviors, the dog will change and unwanted behaviors will disappear.
We will train you on how to deal with these unwanted behaviors in everyday, real-world situations so you feel confident to lead your dog in aspects of your life. Leadership in the dog world means protection, direction and love. We want your dog to feel safe and understand clearly what is expected of them in all situations. That is the definition of truly fulfilling your dog’s instinctual needs and gives you the opportunity to give affection to a calm, happy, well-behaved dog who feels safe and understood.
As always, this requires commitment and consistency from you to follow through on what you learn working with us. Please check out Testimonials page to see how many lives we have changed!
Private Training Packages
1 TRAINING SESSION
STARTING AT $695
3 TRAINING SESSIONS
STARTING AT $1,325
5 TRAINING SESSIONS
STARTING AT $1,815
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING…
DOG PSYCHOLOGY & TRAINING
Typical Dog Training, Dog Behavior & Veterinary Behavior doesn’t take into account a dog’s instincts or how dogs truly see the world. So many of our clients come to us having already worked with Dog Trainers and Behaviorists with little to no results.
This is because Dog Trainers tend to be focused on obedience commands. They attempt to bribe the dog (usually with food/treats) to achieve certain physical positions such sit, down, stay, come, heel, look at me, etc. Behaviorists tend to start with medication then proceed to use excessive amounts of food/treats to “desensitize” or learn obedience commands.
While we believe that obedience is an important piece of training, understanding Dog Psychology MUST be understood by the human before attempting obedience. Leadership, which is a huge principle of Dog Psychology, is rarely discussed in the dog training or behavior world yet is a critically important instinctual need of a dog.
There’s a reason so many people have a dog that will only listen if there is food, treats or toys. It’s because the dog is in the leadership position with the human in the follower position who is trying to negotiate with a dog who believes it is leader.
We will teach YOU how to create yourself as leader with a puppy or how to reclaim the role of leader with your adolescent or adult dog. This allows the dog to be in their natural position as a follower where they can feel safe, protected, happy, balanced and fulfilled life following the direction of their calm and confident leader…YOU!