I have an extensive medical background having worked in a hospital emergency room for 9 years and worked as an Advanced EMT for 15 years on an ambulance.
So, how did I get started in the dog training business, you may ask? Well, my husband and I went to the shelter and rescued this beautiful white boxer we named Seamus. Seamus was about 7 months old. At the time, we already had two older dogs in our home and trying to introduce a new and very rambunctious dog to them was a nightmare! Seamus was so full of energy, it made it very difficult for the other dogs to adjust. There was also the issue with him biting everything and everyone, it wasn’t fun. I tried to train Seamus, but he was so overwhelming.
In 2009 I started working with a local trainer and enrolled in Penn Forster College for a 12 month training course. Then the fun began with a 15 month intensive hands-on training course with a local Dog Training school. I was trained on handling aggressive dogs, fear aggression dogs, protection dogs, bed bug dogs, and so much more. I must say, out of all of the training, puppy class is my favorite!
I am a firm believer that everyday there is something new to be learned. So I am constantly going to seminars and trainings to learn new or updated tricks of the trade, in order to ensure that each of the dogs (and owners) that I work with are getting the very best!
I am a certified dog obedience trainer, with additional certifications in animal care for dogs, as well as CPR and First Aid for pets Instructor. I am also a Registered AKC Canine Good Citizens evaluator and AKC S.T.A.R evaluator.
We loved adopting and training Seamus so much, we went to the shelter and adopted…Lady Gaga our pit bull and Our newest addition Gracie Gargoyle a beautiful Cane Carso Mastiff!
Is a retired D/Cpl. With 25 years of service in a large Sheriff’s Department.
He brings to us his vast experience of Canine Behavior as a Sheriff’s K-9 Handler/Trainer and will serves as an Independent Contractor to Pet Peeves Dog Training LLC.
Nelson was a Highly Decorated K-9 Handler who has worked and deployed as a Sheriff’s K-9 Handler in a vast majority of Law Enforcement and Emergency Situations and Environments to include the County Jail setting during routine K-9 Patrol and Major Disturbances, County wide Patrol, Search and Rescue/Recovery incidents,Building Searches, Passive and Criminal Tracking, Article Searches, Area Searches, Criminal Apprehensions, Narcotic Detection, and Tactical Team Deployment with Special Operation Response Team & with the Special Weapons And Tactics Team.
As a retired handler he has a strong, natural love and understaing for dogs of all breeds, but his understading goes beyond that as a very experience adult educator having served as Lead Instructor or Adjunct Instructor three different Police Academies in Northern New Jersey.
Nelson will be available to design training programs to meet your specific individual needs.
Nelson wil be Instructing, Private Programs, Goup Classes, Behavior Modification Training, Day Training Programs, and Selective Board & Training Programs, All of the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Programs and Testing, and Service Dog Training