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