Dog Training & Behavior Modification

K9 Problemsolvers LLC

North Arlington, NJ

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About K9 Problemsolvers LLC

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Let us help you with your dog problem! From pups to adults, we offer all obedience training, from beginning puppies to competition and off-leash obedience.

We are also qualified to help all behavior issues, from separation anxiety to aggression. No dog problem is too big or too small for us to handle.

In-home private training is available, as well as group classes in the Hudson County area. We are insured, reliable and veterinarian-recommended for over 20 years. We are a professional member of the APDT, IACP and ACABC.

Please contact us either through our website listed here or our phone number.

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North Arlington, NJ 07031

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  • 5/5 stars August 1, 2014

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2013

    I have had several foster dogs trained by Laura and she is the very best! I also recommend her to all my clients at Hounds on the Hudson. She is professional, experienced and really understands dog behavior.

  • 5/5 stars December 12, 2010

    Laura is AMAZING at what she does. My fiance and i call her the east coast dog whisperer. She came to our home for a session with our dogs Bonny and Clyde. Clyde is an 85lb Old English Bulldog with Alpha issues. When we brought Bonny into the house a few months ago, Clyde was not having it. He went after Bonny a few times and was aggressive towards her. Laura came in and within a half hour- she took the lead and taught us what needs to be done to help clyde understand that hes not the head of the house. We walk the dogs together - from the time Laura came in without any incident. Clyde can walk closer to Bonny at this point and can be in same room with her for longer periods of time. While giving us a lot of hope - she has always been honest from the beginning, that there is a possibility that Clyde may not accept Bonny....it's not something that we wanted to hear - or think about, but a possible reality. We've been working hard with the dogs, and while its taking a lot of time (as she said it would), we're doing it the right way, and both dogs will be better as a result of her training tips. The day after she was here, she sent a very thorough report that included "homework" for us. it was because after a few days....with a lot of info to remember we were able to go back and read her reports whenever we need to. She calls to check in, and if we had any questions, or needed her help she calls back and has offered assistance - and would come over if need be, but we did as she instructed and we haven't need to. i'm pretty confiedent that Clyde will accept Bonny into our "pack" with the help from Laura. A lot of the work was based on Joe and I. It's a lot of extra work and time that we didnt think we had.....but we wanted to make this work, so we find the time. We dont have an end to this story just yet....there's still work ahead....but our dogs are better pets because of Laura. I honestly dont know what i would have done if she wasnt here to help, and we're so very grateful for everything she's done already!

  • 5/5 stars December 12, 2010

    Laura is amazing and a true professional! I currently own two maltese and have used her services to teach them how to walk properly on a leash, to control barking and she even trained one of them to walk on a treadmill! I also am a volunteer with MMR Maltese Rescue and we have used her services numerous times from minor to major behavoiral problems and have had success with each dog. Laura is remarkable, dogs respond to her quickly and her training methods really work
    If you have issues with your dog from major to minor behavoiral problems Laura from K9 Problem Solvers is your answer

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask how long a trainer mentored with another established trainer, the most experienced dog handlers/trainers never went to an online school, but were mentored for several YEARS before being allowed to teach and train themselves. Sadly, that's no longer the case with most of the "dog trainers" the online schools are "graduating" at an alarming rate, many of these trainers have spent a mere 6 to 8 weeks working under another trainer, who they themselves have only been training for a few years.
Book schooling is important, but working with animals is not just a science, it's an art, and it can take years before a trainer becomes proficient at their craft.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. 1.How long have you been doing this?
2.Who did you mentor with, and what education do you continue to receive?
3.What methods do you use? Are there any methods you won't use? (Be wary of anyone who will only use very specific tools or techniques all the time, what works for one dog will not necessarily work for yours!)
4.Are you insured?
5. What professional affiliations are you a member of?
6. Are you Red Cross Canine first aid trained in case of
an emergency?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. No cookie cutter methods used, every animal is different, and we believe is making a method fit the dog, not making the dog fit the method!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. The ability to help people actually keep their loved pets, many of them are told that there is no help, and there's almost always a way to make it work.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Questions about behavior, "why does my dog bark?", "why do dogs dig holes?", "do dogs feel emotions?", pet owners are endlessly fascinated with the why's of their dogs, and I'm always happy to answer them!

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