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The Forgotten Pets Project

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?

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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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Graduation Holiday Story

Graduation Holiday Story

Graduation Holiday Story!! This is Frannie and she also just graduated, FIRST PLACE. No small feat considering Frannie was a very frightened rescue who was afraid of everyone and everything. The world for Frannie was a scary place. But with patience, she went from hiding under her mommy’s chair, to coming out to greet me

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Spencer Graduates!

Spencer Graduates!

HE DID IT!!!!!! Spencer went from abandoned dog, to my great friends at Rescue Ridge, to adopted by Phil and Dina. Today he placed Second Place at graduation ( 1 point from FIRST). This is a story that reminds me WHY I LOVE what do.❤️❤️😆. I am so proud of this boy AND his amazing

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Frankie and Kat

Frankie and Kat

Frankie’s face says it all !!!!. He cant believe he and his super handler ( assistant trainer Kat, who works him for me) just got their first Novice Rally Obedience Title taking FIRST PLACE with a score of 98/100. Then later that day they went into the Advanced Rally Obedience ring and again took first

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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.
Founder, Owner and Lead Trainer of Kindred Souls Canine Center

Pete Campione

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.

Accomplishments:
• 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