New Jersey's Dog Psychology & Behavior Experts

Frequently Asked Questions

We know how difficult it can be to trust your beloved pet with someone new, so we’ve assembled some of our common questions to aid in the process so you, too, can feel confident with Pack Leader Dogs!

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If you have other questions, we’d love to answer them! You can call, email, or send a note below and we would be happy to help.

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.

This is a really important one. We are a fully insured and bonded company. Make sure to ask any potential trainers, walkers, or companies if they are fully insured and bonded and even ask for paper work to verify. Being in the dog business we know that many companies are working without insurance and bonding. We’ve also heard of many incidents where the dog, the walker and the owner were not covered leading to lawsuits and major expenses. Please do your homework and always make sure the company or walker you use has sufficient insurance and bonding.

Once you hire Pack Leader Dogs, you become part of our Pack. We will do everything we possibly can to help you achieve a well balanced dog and a successful training experience. The process of dog training and rehabilitation takes teamwork. We will be there to support you before, during and after your dog training with us. Success in achieving a balanced dog depends on many variables such as commitment, dedication, consistency, follow through and patience. It would be unprofessional for us to offer a 100% guarantee because of these variables. However, we have yet to come across a dog that could not drastically change for the better. We are consistently seeing positive changes, dramatic transformations and fantastic results on a daily basis. Your success is what’s most important to us. Please check our Testimonials page to see many of our satisfied clients!

We accept all major credit cards, check and cash for boarding and training. We can also accept payment for boarding and training via PayPal.

I truly look forward to helping you. Whether it’s finding the right dog for you or your family, what to do with a new puppy, finding solutions for your dog who is misbehaving or helping you take care of your dog where they are treated like my own when you are unable to care for them. Dog care reinvented: Nature’s Way! It is my honor to be able to share Dog Psychology with you and to be able to bring balance and harmony to you, your dog and your home.

Steve is not only knowledgable and professional, he clearly cares a great deal about the animals in his care and supervision and we see that every week with the respect and excitement that Riley greets him with.”