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Diamond, a Puppy Mill Rescue

I still talk about this dog today, the story is an inspiration. -Pete

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Teach Your Pup to Come

Watch this smart little Aussie learning to come! Puppy training at Kindred Souls Canine Center.

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Heeling Patterns with Distraction

This video demonstrates heeling patterns with distraction.

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Fiona the Siberian Husky Rescue

Fiona is a 4-5 year old Female Siberian Husky.

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Pete's Blog

ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE CONCEPTS

ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE CONCEPTS

ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE CONCEPTS The second installment in our series on adoption. There is a common misconception that by adopting an adult dog, you save all the “puppy issues”. SURPRISE!!! You have just as much work with an adult dog and need to allow as much time. Always remember when you adopt that moving

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ABBY!

ABBY!

  This is Abby. She’s a beautiful 2year old pit. Her mom Raffaella, took her to all our classes here, Puppy K, Basic Obendience and Canine Good Citizen. Abby passed and was a delight to everyone, both in school and at home. About 6 mos ago Abby and her mom moved. I got a call

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ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

ADOPTING DOGS ~ THE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS The bottom line to adoption is to think with your head and not your heart. Done right, adopting an animal in need can be spiritual in its benefits. So once you’ve made the decision to adopt take the time to make sure it will be a success and that

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Testimonials

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for taking the drive down here and talking with the staff. I had several of them (more than half) tell me how much they enjoyed a down to earth and realistic approach to dog behavior, not to mention your comedy. They all have been talking about it since. Some asked about joining your class others want to come and observe some to learn more. So thank you for the inspiration! Great job as always!

Nanci Keklak, Shelter Manager, Animal Welfare Association

We started the Basic Obedience class at Kindred Souls 5 weeks ago (this is an 8 week class) I am absolutely amazed at the positive changes in our dog. Fala is a 10 month old lab mix and has a TON of energy. We had trouble with everything - sitting, staying, down - the only thing she was good at before Kindred Souls was sitting before eating.

She now walks nicely on a leash, sits when I stop, sits on command, lies down on command. We still have some work to do, but the step by step guidance in the classes as well as the clear homework instructions have helped us with Fala so much.

She is so well behaved now - we went to another puppy class at another place and Fala was the worst behaved dog in the class - the tools we were given weren't working for us. After this class I feel we have a great foundation - it takes some work but it is well worth it!

I highly recommend this center and will be looking at other classes once we finish the Basic Obedience.

Jennifer J.

It's all about the dog. Good manners and pet safety are the foundation of their program. The trainers here teach you how to communicate with your pet to nurture a mutually respectful and loving relationship with your dog. From large dominant breeds to frightened submissive rescued pets, each animal is given the same set of expectations and each owner is taught how to manage their particular pet's needs. Over the past 12 years, 4 of my dogs have passed through the Kindred Souls program and I recommend them to anyone who asks.

Timothy H.

We just finished the Basic Obedience class with our high-energy 3-year old pit mix rescue, who we adopted four months ago. We learned how to effectively work with our new family member and how to channel her energy into creative games and weekly homework lessons. I have to say that our dog has done a total 180-degree turnaround for the better, both inside and outside our home, and I look forward to more advanced classes in the near-future with Pete and Kindred Souls.

Alana G.

Winston, our newly rescued 1-year old Standard Poodle, is the 4th family pet we’ve taken to Kindred Souls over the last 12 years. We choose to come back because we get consistent results every time and the whole family is welcome and encouraged to come to each session. Our previous dogs have been large, dominant breeds, that needed a firm leader but this time is different. Winston is a quiet soul with an unknown history. He is timid and fearful, especially of men. Although, we didn’t know how to help Winston, we knew Pete would. Pete has helped us understand that we need to change our tone of voice, but not our level of expectation with this particular dog. Our goal is to help him gain his confidence by giving him a baseline of basic obedience with commands that are consistent from each family member. We’ve learned techniques to help us get past Winston’s fear of being approached so we can get down to the work we’re there to do. Already, at just week 3, we are seeing big results. Winston’s anxiety is waning and he’s starting to relax. The group setting helps us learn through others. When someone else is having a particular problem, I can see how they get it resolved so I can handle it if it comes up with my pet. Questions are encouraged, even when it’s beyond the scope of the class at hand. Homework is reasonable, easy to work into a busy household schedule, and so, so rewarding when you get results. And at Kindred Souls, results is what you get.

Barrie H., Pt Pleasant, NJ

This place was great for our rescue.  She is a very timid dog, and pete was fantastic with her.  The owner/trainer has a very strong personality which can take some getting used to.  He is very gruff and isn’t afraid to yell at the OWNERS (not the dogs) if it’s obvious that the owners aren’t doing the homework.  Pete is very specific about saying that we are there to make your dog the best dog that he/she can be, and not to make your dog a perfect dog like border collies (who are very very smart).

I would not hesitate to bring our dog here again for the next class except that we moved so it’s a bit far.

Don’t come here if you are not a motivated dog owner.

Sandi H., Parlin NJ

Summary
Dog Training
Service Type
Dog Training
Provider Name
Kindred Souls Canine Training Center,
75 Brown Rd.,Howell,NJ-07731,
Telephone No.732-367-4666
Area
Monmouth County, Ocean County, Brick, Freehold, Point Pleasant, Howell, Jackson, Manasquan, Toms River, Wall, Colts Neck, Shark River
Description
We offer a variety of dog training services in a country home-like environment, designed to enhance the relationship between people and their dogs. Our goal is to help establish a lasting bond between dog and owner by increasing their ability to effectively communicate with each other.