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Dog Training Done Right
Instructional and Informational
The Forgotten Pets Project
Think about it. You recycle bottles, cans, and paper. What if everyone kept a third container for your local shelter or rescue?Get the entire story
Diamond, a Puppy Mill Rescue
I still talk about this dog today, the story is an inspiration. -PeteGet the entire story
Teach Your Pup to Come
Watch this smart little Aussie learning to come! Puppy training at Kindred Souls Canine Center.Get the entire story
Heeling Patterns with Distraction
This video demonstrates heeling patterns with distraction.Get the entire story
News, Events, and Dog Training Discussion for KSK9
Dexter and His Thunder Vest
This is my boy DEXTER! He’s in week 3 of Basic Obedience and this little man is rocking his “Thunder Vest”. Dexter has some “anxiety issues” and after 1 WEEKGet the whole story
Meet SHELBY aka BlueKreek’s Steele Magnolia!
Meet SHELBY, aka BlueKreek’s Steele Magnolia, newest member of the KSK9 family, my new daughter and Frankie’s new sister. She is actually Frankie’s niece, as she is from a litterGet the whole story
Frankie to Star in Acana Dog Food Commercials
It’s official! Kindred Souls Canine Center’s own Frankie will be starring in the new series of commercials for ACANA DOG FOOD. We didn’t want to announce until it was done.Get the whole story
Instructional Series - Puppy Principles
Pete’s Puppy Principles – Part 1
This is one of the most important principles in teaching your puppies behavior. All puppies are born with the instinct to survive…..every breed, mixed breed or even feral pup. What this means that as a pup explores his universe at that young age he is essentially on a constant path of “testing waters”.
Pete’s Puppy Principles – Part 2
Every puppy is born with ancient inclinations or drives. These drives are essential to them as a species and many of them based in being a predator species.
Pete’s Puppy Principles – Part 3
High value rewards would be defined in human terms as either Overtime pay or a bonus. When a pup does something good, we cannot relate to that pup in language that we liked that behavior. Therefore if we teach “sit” we must communicate to that pup it is good.
Founder, Owner and Lead Trainer of Kindred Souls Canine Center
Peter Campione has been an award winning dog trainer and behaviorist for twenty-five years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he has trained dogs all across the country – originally in California, then Florida and now NJ. He owns and operates Kindred Souls Canine Center in Howell, NJ. Pete donates a great deal of his time to rescues and shelters, in addition to his own practice. Through so many years of working with mixed breeds, identifying mix breeds and the breed components that go into each one, Pete has specialized skills in this area. It is his opinion that the key to successful training and communication with your dog, is to get to know who that dog is.
Pete created the concept of using “mindfulness” when interacting with your dog. Mindfulness is an ancient process of staying “in the moment”. Since dogs are programmed to live in the moment, so should we when we communicate. This has been successful in dealing with most behavior issues like aggression, fear and anxiety issues, plus optimizing most every day communication with your dog.
Pete is founder of “The Forgotten Pet Project” to benefit all rescue organizations and the dogs/cats in need.
Pete makes TV appearances giving lectures on canine behavior and has
numerous articles published on dogs. His DVD “Kids and K-9’s” is carried in over 400 local libraries. Look for his new book is on training the perfect puppy.
• Board of Advisors- Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs (Training)
• Endorsed by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
• Articles published in Dog Fancy, Dog World
• NJ Governors Award for Special Achievement with Therapy Dogs