Are you planning on getting a puppy or already have a puppy and looking for the best possible way to get your puppy off to an amazing start in life?!

Here at The Maddie Ranch, our 8+ acre nature property and resort located in West Milford, NJ, we are proud to offer our revolutionary Puppy Enrichment Program!

Most puppy programs available today consist of owners attempting to teach a group of rowdy puppies some commands in a small room or warehouse once a week for a few weeks leading to average/poor results. We realized quickly we needed to offer a better option for new puppy


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.

With this program your puppy will stay with us at our Ranch with a team of Dog Trainers and balanced adult dogs to learn from. We’ve found that this immersive experience for a period of 2 – 4 weeks in puppyhood produces some of the best results of all the programs we have to offer. This is an amazing immersion experience for your puppy in Nature that will teach them how to live a well behaved, balanced, happy life!

Also included, we will educate YOU in Dog Psychology and provide a step-by-step plan for your individual puppy so you know exactly what you need to do to maintain your puppy’s fantastic behavior once you take them home upon completion of the program.

The program never really ends as we provide lifetime support and by completing this program you become eligible to have your puppy be considered for our exclusive Adventure Camp & Luxury Boarding Programs as well.


– Leash Walking
Proper walking at your side on a loose leash

-Crate Training
Ability to relax and be well behaved in a crate or kennel

Learning to go to bathroom outdoors

-Place/Bed Command
Staying on a dog bed or mat on command

-Treadmill Training and/or Bike Riding
Exposure to higher intensity exercise options.We are very careful about the physical development of a puppy and focus on just getting the puppy comfortable with these activities. This option is individual dog dependent.

-Puppy Nipping/Teething
Puppy learns what it can chew/put mouth on…not humans!

-Obedience and Overall Good Manners
Basic obedience commands

-Socialization with Balanced Dogs
Socialization done the right way! There is no better teacher than balanced adult dogs for a
puppy. Your puppy will spend the entire time being socialized around well-behaved adult dog
role models learning how to properly interact with other dogs.

-Positive Interactions & Exposure with People
Your puppy will be staying with professional Dog Trainers and Handlers who are experts in Dog
Psychology. We will expose your puppy to as many positive interactions with people as we
possibly can during their stay with us.

-Weekly Training Session(s) during Puppy’s stay
We feel it’s very important to include the owners in the process and train YOU on exactly what
you need to do with your puppy moving forward while going over any questions you may have.

-60-90 Minute Go-Home Session
During the Go-Home session, we will do a full review of what we accomplished in the program,
work hands-on with your puppy and answer any questions you may have about bringing your
puppy home.

-Follow-Up Session 2 Weeks After Program
We find it very beneficial to do a follow-up session to see how things are going, work on
anything we need to improve and answer any questions that may come up after bringing your
puppy home for a few weeks.


“My suggestion would be to not even waste anymore time reading this review and call Steve right now! I honestly do not know where we would be today if we did not find Pack Leader Dogs. Steve has transformed our dog into the balanced, happy, and confident companion I always knew he could be. These guys are absolutely the best in the area for any of your dogs needs.”

— Katie D. & Ninja

“My dog Marley and I had our first session with Steve this week. I only wish I had met him 2 years ago! I have tried and failed obedience classes, dog walkers and trainers in the past. Right away I could tell this training session was going to be different. He was experienced, direct and calm. Instead of lunging at other dogs he was able to sit calmly around them. I was amazed. Would HIGHLY recommend!”
— Rachel M. & Marley