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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' DOG TRAINING, LLC, based in Cresskill, NJ, works with dogs of all ages and breeds using positive reinforcement methods. Lessons are privately taught in the convenience of your home. This way, your dog is not distracted by unfamiliar settings or by other dogs. Private training allows for a great deal to be accomplished in a short period of time.

All Puppy Training addresses the COMMON BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS that puppies exhibit such as play-biting/nipping, jumping on people and furniture, housebreaking, chewing things, stealing items/food off counters, etc. Of course, all BASIC COMMANDS will be covered so that you will have better control over your dog. Basic training principles will also be discussed.

There are no binding contracts. The basic program consists of five one-hour lessons spaced approximately one week apart. However, you do not need to take all five classes. You can take as few as one or as many as you want. Days, evenings and weekends are available for your convenience.

Ain't Misbehavin' Dog Training, LLC is highly recommended by local veterinarians, and is a Professional Member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and a Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild.



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These sessions are designed to introduce you to basic dog training techniques. It is important to form a close and respectful relationship with your dog at this time in his life, and this course will show you how to gain control yet be a positive figure to your dog. Basic commands such as FOCUS, SIT, STAND, DOWN, STAY, COME, WALKING ON A LOOSE LEASH, LEAVE IT and DROP IT will be taught. Behavioral problems will be discussed which include issues such as housebreaking, jumping up on people, counters, and furniture, nippy and oral behavior, as well as anything else that that is needed.
Similar to Puppy Training but for older dogs. Basic commands will be covered through positive reinforcement techniques.
Basic commands will continue to be covered and brought up to a more advanced level. New commands will be taught, as well as "off-leash" training.
The elimination of behavior problems begins with obedience training. However, certain specific problems may be corrected with one or two Behavior Modification sessions. These sessions are for those who have a specific behavioral problem with their dog, such as destructive chewing, digging, jumping, food-stealing, possessiveness, excessive barking, fear-related issues, etc.

Free phone consults for clients for the life of the dog


10 Commandments of Dog Training

  1. Think like your dog when teaching him something. See things from his perspective, not just yours.
  2. Anger has no place in training. Have patience and understanding.
  3. Timing is crucial, whether it be a correction or praise (within 2 seconds of behavior).
  4. Always be consistent. Nothing is more detrimental to your dog's positive behavior development than inconsistency.
  5. NEVER hit your dog, under any circumstance.
  6. Correct your dog only if you catch him in the act. Otherwise, forget it and be prepared next time.
  7. Don't use the word "no" for everything he may do wrong. This will only become confusing to your dog.
  8. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition.
  9. Never use your dog's name against him, as in yelling it at him.
  10. Praise him! You'll get amazing results, more so that punishing your dog when he doesn't do what you want.

About Christine Tilp
Owner, Ain't Misbehavin' Dog Training, LLC

Christine Tilp, owner of Ain't Misbehavin' Dog Training, LLC, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed. She is also a certified graduate of the Mercy College Professional Trainers Program. This is the only professional dog training program in the United States affiliated with an accredited four-year college. Christine completed the 480 hour certification program under one of the country's foremost authorities on dog behavior and training, Mr. Steve Diller.

Christine's specialized training includes general and applied animal behavior, behavior modification and problem solving for all age dogs, all aspects of puppy training, and adult dog obedience, both beginner level and advanced.

Christine uses innovative motivational training methods and positive reinforcement to help you have a closer, happier, and more content relationship with your dog.

Ain't Misbehavin' Dog Training, LLC is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild .

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

- Anonymous