Canine Behaviorist, New Jersey's Dog Whisperer, Master of Natural Canine Behavior

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, value, and responsiveness.
  • Carol Z.

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    Janice changed our life together. I have hope, and important insights into both my and my rescue dog’s behavior. Linus is already happier - and I certainly am!

    Dec 2, 2017Verified
    Janice W.'s reply

    It was a pleasure working with you and teaching you and Linus. Thank you for sharing your message with me and I will share it here as well. I'm so glad you adopted him, Problems and all so that we could meet. Thank you for your beautiful message to me as well which I will share here. Janice Prior to my adopting him, Linus was a stray, then was in a kill shelter, then was in two foster homes. Confused and defensive, he attacked everyone who came in the door, and on the street, and in my building. He didn’t know how to stop, and I wasn’t sure of the best way to help him. My five-hour coaching and educational session with Janice was a revelation, and helped me realize that this dog was going to be ok, and that any dog, no matter how confused or abused, can be saved and be a wonderful companion. Words cannot express how grateful I am...Carol

  • Thumbtack Customer

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    Janice gave us some very practical tips to help us better train our 8 year old dachshund. Hopefully we can pull it off!

    Nov 16, 2017

About this pro

As a behaviorist, I work with numerous dogs with behavioral issues ranging from urinating in the house all the way up to full-blown aggression. I have testified in many court cases as an expert witness and have travelled the country rehabilitating dogs and teaching their owners how to change what they were doing in order to change the dogs' behavior. I teach others my techniques so that they can help other people to save more dogs. I train service dog sfor special needs children and for veterans FREE of charge. I was even a guest lecturer in an animal behavior class at a Japanese university in Tokyo! It is remarkably simple to have the dog you dreamed of. Unfortunately, most people give up and either change their lives around their dogs' behavior or even give the dog away! How does it fix the dog to give it away or dump it into a shelter? It doesn't, but that's why there are more than 4 MILLION dogs euthanized each year in shelters around the country...because all the "trainers" couldn't help those dogs so people gave up on the dogs, and on themselves, often feeling guilty for years...all because they didn't know how to help their dogs. I will teach you how to get your life back and have your dog fit into YOUR life instead of your changing YOUR life and trying to live YOUR life around your dog's behavior. I can help you! I must admit that the best part of my job is about 15 minutes after arriving into a chaotic house, jumping and barking dogs, out of control household, and hopelessness. At that time, everyone says, "I can't believe it...my dog NEVER lies down this quickly" or "did you give my dog a pill?" or the best one, "Can you give me a lifesize cardboard cutout of you so my dog thinks you are still here?" If someone takes your dog and trains it but returns the dog to you without changing YOU and what the humans are doing, then the dog will revert back to his old behaviors, right? Of course! That's why I teach the HUMANS what to do, since the dog already gets it! That's what I love most...that and all the friends I have garnered through the years, most of whom began as clients!

Years in business

33

Times hired on Thumbtack

365

Number of employees

203
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      We offer a national and international lifetime guarantee that covers the dogs for the rest of its life. This ensures that any dog that Janice Wolfe, or her team of canine behavior specialists she has personally trained,th any issues they may have with their with any issues they may have with their dogs either in their original location or in any of 38 states around the country or 10 other countries. No other company offers that. We are committed to preventing dogs from ending up in shelters or Rescues orworse yet, euthanized.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I look for Clients who are dedicated to their dogs and who are not going to give up on their dogs because other so called trainers or behaviorist told them there was nothing they could do. In fact most of my Clients, the humans, have had several other people or even companies who throw things and scare the dogs through fear and intimidation, and then they call me for help of what they generally say is their last hope. I firmly believe that as long as the humans are dedicated and willing to change what they are doing, I can change what the dog is doing. My patients, the dogs, can and do have miraculous changes happen very quickly. most people cannot even believe how quickly their dogs can change, once they know what to do and have an understanding of canine behavior. Why would anyone ever allow their dogs to have some person they don't even know, usually without any kind of training or certification, try to scare or intimidate their dog or private with treats? It just doesn't make sense. The police don't pull you over for doing the speed limit. But you also don't have someone throw you a party because you didn't get in trouble. Really it's just our job as the doggie parents, to teach our dogs the rules and make sure they have the proper health and nutrition and that they understand what we are asking of them. I know from decades of experience that
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      In fact, my companies, United k9 professionals and Merlin's kids both provide continuing education and a yearly National Convention for everyone to learn more about topics ranging from canine behavior, 2 babies and toddlers with dogs, to multiple dog household, to cancer detection and disease detection dog training, and of course rehabilitation of shelter and rescue dogs. It's all about learning more. Like I always say, if you think you know everything, it proves you know nothing.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Canine Behaviorist, New Jersey's Dog Whisperer, Master of Natural Canine Behavior is about 150+ miles of Wyckoff, NJ.