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“John is incredible. We have a yellow lab pup. In about 4 weeks, Benny has learned many helpful focus commands such as sit, wait, look, touch as well as leash training. John is patient, kind and very knowledgeable about animal behavior.  We strongly

recommend him to any dog owner.”

                

   - Dana DeGaetano Hayden

(and Benny)

The Clever Dog Dog Training (John Hadfield KPA-CTP) can improve your dog's behavior with positive, force-free training and management. With John's techniques, your dog will walk politely on a leash, calmly greet guests, and impress your friends, while building a stronger bond with you.

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Does your dog bark, pull on the leash, jump on people, dash out the door, and basically ignore your commands?

 

It was cute when they were puppies… but now, things are getting out of hand. Let’s teach your dog to lie down quietly and wait, walk by your side on the leash, politely and happily greet guests, and come when you call. 

 

We train your dog in your home or yard, using the latest positive reinforcement training methods. Your homework exercises will be little games to play with your dogs that they have a chance to win every time - making training and bonding fun for you and the dog!

 

BASIC DOG SKILLS & MANNERS

 

Valuable behaviors that help your dog focus on you.

AGGRESSIVE, HIGH ENERGY

 

No more barking at the door, barking or lunging at other dogs or people, no jumping on guests.

POTTY TRAINING

 

No more accidents in the house!

POLITE LEASH WALKING

 

Your dog will focus on you, with no more pulling, barking or lunging.

ADVANCED MANNERS &
BEHAVIOR

 

Go lie down on a mat, pick up toys, find your keys.

CRATE TRAINING 

Teaching your dog that the crate can be a safe, fun place to rest.

DOG TRICKS

 

We can teach your dog to get you a cold beverage from the fridge.

 
WAITING PATIENTLY

 

Your dog will wait at the door until invited to follow you out.

"During our walks, Jake was all over the place and not listening to any commands, he would pull extremely hard going back and forth.  He barked at other dogs and the occasional squirrel darting in front of us. Since working with John, he gave us the tools to get Jake under control. John showed us a fun and easy game to get Jake to come in from the backyard.  He made the training fun for both us and Jake. Thank you, John!"

                

  - Joe and Chrissy Masino (and Jake)

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ABOUT US

John Hadfield can improve your dog's behavior with positive, force-free training and management. With John's techniques, your dog will walk politely on a leash, calmly greet guests, and impress your friends, while building a stronger bond with you.

 

John Hadfield is an army veteran, has a degree in Russian Language, and worked and traveled with the President as a member of the White House Communications Agency. He is also a former circus performer, traveling the world as part of a comedy juggling and acrobatics act. During his time with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, he worked daily with dogs, two monkeys, a miniature horse and a bear.

In 2013, John began a new chapter after graduating from The Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program (KPA-CTP). His life came full circle as a trainer for Pets for Vets, matching shelter dogs with veterans who need a companion - giving both a second chance in life. He is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Trick Dog Evaluator. John lives and works with his amazing Akita, Reggie, and loves studying how dogs and people think and learn.

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Email: jdhadfield@comcast.net
Tel:  302-368-7081

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