"We rescued Pepper from a kill shelter down south, and as a result, she was riddled with anxiety and aggression. John taught us ways to reduce her anxiety and increase her confidence.
Before John, we could not have guests over because of Pepper's issues. Now we are happy to report that is a problem of the past. Thanks, John!"
- Michael Riess and Pepper
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.
Serving Delaware, SE Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey
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!
Valuable behaviors that help your dog focus on you.
No more barking at the door, barking or lunging at other dogs or people, no jumping on guests.
No more accidents in the house!
Your dog will focus on you, with no more pulling, barking or lunging.
Go lie down on a mat, pick up toys, find your keys.
Teaching your dog that the crate can be a safe, fun place to rest.
We can teach your dog to get you a cold beverage from the fridge.
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)
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.