Behavior-based, positive reinforcement dog training for people who want to unlock the most fun and joyful qualities in your canine companion.

I am a certified, experienced, and vet recommended dog trainer offering private in person and online solutions.  My practical, effective puppy and adolescent dog training programs set you up for a successful journey to a calm, well-mannered adult.  We can transform unruly and undesirable behaviors into a routine that works for everyone. 

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“Kim educated, taught, and trained all of us. Best thing we did for our family… and a joy living with our dog.” – Sandy H.



Bring out the best in your adolescent or adult dog.  Disruptive behaviors can be changed and a return to calm achieved.  With a customized package, I can help you reach optimal results for your dog.



Wiggly puppy fluffballs are irresistible. Adorable attributes don’t have to wane with nipping, chewing, and house soiling.  Socializing your puppy with behavioral intent plays a large role in later responses.  My puppy packages incorporate tools and techniques that are effective not only during puppyhood, but into adolescence, too.



One of the greatest pleasures of having a dog is time together in the natural world.  Sometimes our dog has a different idea of what this looks like.  Young and silly OR reactive…My leash walking packages provide coaching for you and a plan for loose leash walking with an attentive doggy companion.


About Us

I offer private in person and online dog behavior and training services.  In person appointments are in your home or off site, as appropriate.  Online sessions are live via Zoom.
Serving Summit, NJ and surrounding towns in Union, Essex, and Morris Counties.



A proactive, positive reinforcement dog training program can result in behavior transformations.  You can bring out the best in your puppy or adult dog.  I can provide you with the knowledge and the action plan to bring about these changes.


Are you ready to change your dog’s behaviors?  Need a “calm puppy” plan?  Text or email.  

Kimberly Mandel   CPDT-KA