Private dog training in Central New Jersey
Good as Gold K9 will come to you and help you with your dog training needs! Areas served include:
- Mercer County including Hamilton, West Windsor, East Windsor, Robbinsville, Bordentown, Princeton, and Princeton Junction.
- Monmouth County including Allentown, Upper Freehold and Millstone
- Middlesex County including Cranbury Township, Monroe and Millstone
- Burlington County including Mansfield, Columbus and Hanover
- Ocean County - New Egypt
Good as Gold K9 Can Help You With:
BEHAVIOR COUNSELING and BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAMS:
Our Specialty! We take the tough cases that others won’t take, or haven’t helped, or that you haven’t been able to deal with. It’s frustrating, embarrassing, and energy draining to have a dog that has very challenging behaviors. We use our expertise to solve those problems. Dog to people issues? Dog to Dog Issues? Anxiety Problems? Always demanding attention? Good As Gold K9 works with you and your dog to create change. Positive methods only! No harsh punishment.
WE ARE THE PUPPY PEOPLE!
We are THE Puppy People, and get you off on the right foot. We can even come, prepare you, and set your house up before you get your puppy. We start you off with housetraining, setting up limitations, and give you guidelines for your family to have fun and be safe. Of course, we cover all the basic obedience behaviors and good manners. Plus, you’ll get suggestions for keeping them occupied, learn how to crate train, and much more. We guide you through a smooth puppyhood right into your dog’s adolescence.
Why We're Different
Dog trainer, Sheila Lobel of Good as Gold K9, specializes in working with dogs that have challenging behavior issues, such as aggression, reactivity, fears, separation anxiety and more. She does not use metal or shock collars, does not yank the dog or yell “no”, nor insist on giving constant time outs in crates. She modifies those behaviors by observing the dog’s body language to learn their triggers, and recognize what causes them to relax and be happy. She develops individualized training plans, and demonstrates to owners how to identify potential problems in advance. She uses rewards and praise, and focuses on teaching owners how to talk to their dogs and effectively move their own bodies so that they send clear information to their dogs. Sheila can change their pet’s inappropriate behavior to good behavior and can guide clients to set their dogs up for success.
Correcting Bad Behaviors
What about really annoying behaviors that many dogs do? Sheila will show owners how to phase out jumping, nipping, barking and counter-surfing. She can help owners who have difficulties with multi-dog households, improve the ever-challenging art of loose-leash walking, and help owners get their dogs to listen. Clear guidance will be given for potty training. Puppy owners can take advantage of her knowledge to give their puppies a wonderful foundation, and owners of new mature dogs can get great management tips. In addition, dogs will get training for the basic “obedience” behaviors, and advanced training is available as well.
Experts have found that dogs learn much faster and more eagerly by positive training. People get their dogs so that they can enjoy their companionship. Sheila is delighted to help new clients so that they be happy spending time with their pets.