SleepyDogTraining Loves Presenting @ Career Day/New Jersey Dog Trainer/New York Dog Trainer/SleepyDogTraining

Cozy,  outside Park Elementary School on Career Day.

Cozy, outside Park Elementary School on Career Day.

Cozy and I had a wonderful time at Park Elementary School in Newark,NJ. We were invited to present at their Career Day this year. Cozy and I make the perfect team for these types of events… I  love the opportunity to talk about animals with kids.  And Cozy just plain loves kids. Cozy and I got to show off her awesome skills and got to answer the many great questions asked by everyone who attended. Cozy was loving every kid she met…and she met and interacted with a LOT of kids today. At a few points throughout the day, there were well over 200 hands on her! What a wonderful school – students, teachers, aids, and administrators. We were welcomed with open arms by all…

Want us to present at your Career Day, or other hands on Educational Events? We also offer hands on Seminars and Workshops. What are you waiting for? Contact us here at SleepyDogTraining!

Got a Puppy? Get a Puppy Basics Training Package! SleepyDog Training/ NJ Dog Trainer/NY Dog Trainer

Meet Mozzarella! A super cute english bulldog puppy. Mozz’s moms have given her (and themselves) the best gift…learning how to properly train and manage their new pup. Starting your little one off on the right foot sets her up for success in the future.

mozzarella, a sleepy(bull)dog puppy Not chewing on shoes!

mozzarella, a sleepy(bull)dog puppy NOT (!!!) chewing on shoes!

The Puppy Basics Package covers how to handle house training, puppy nipping, managing your puppy, proper puppy socialization, health and nutrition issues, and some basic commands and any unique behavioral issues you may be facing with your pup. We help you with intros to other pets, children, family members and friends.


What are you waiting for? We are just a phone call, an email or a facebook message away!

Testimonial / The McGowan Dogs / SleepyDog Training / NJ Dog Trainer/ NY Dog Trainer

Meet the McGowen pack…

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Harley, Brandy and Ziggy McGowan practicing their SleepyDog Training homework “leave it.”  

Here is what Christine McGowen wrote about her experience with SleepyDog Training –

“Can you recommend a good trainer?”  The infamous question that I was not able

to answer with 100% certainty.  Sure I had met trainers, used trainers, sat in

on training sessions just to see what was out there–however, I was looking for

someone who not only operated a thriving business but who also had a heart for

the lost and dying dogs being euthanized daily because it was a passion that I

shared as well.  I met Sarah on FB and knew this is who I felt confident

recommending.  Not only did I recommend her but used her myself when we adopted

our third dog.  She gave me great insight into what was going on in my pack and

why they were doing some of the things they were doing, i.e. leash reactivity

with other dogs, pulling on a leash, toy guarding etc.   She made the training

sessions fun, informative and by doing my “homework” and going over what we

learned,  I saw many changes take place–some were accomplished that very hour!

So if you ask me who do I recommend?  I can now say Sarah from Sleepydog

Training with total confidence.   She has helped us tremendously.

Christine McGowan

-with Brandy, Harley and Ziggy

The "leave it" training game teaches not only the command, "leave it" but also respecting the personal space of others and impulse control. These are  important skills for all good dogs to learn.

This training game teaches impulse control and respecting personal space as well as the must have command, “leave it.”

sweet dreams sleepydogs...

Sweet dreams sleepydogs…

Thank you Christine, Brandy, Harley and Ziggy!


Rescue Me! / SleepyDogTraining / NY Dog Trainer/NJ Dog Trainer/Pa Dog Trainer

A companion animal is a living being — a commitment– not a “thing” to be tossed away at your convenience…

rescue me!

rescue me!

The story of Nina (AHS Newark facility) is absolutely heartbreaking. If you’re interested in adopting her, please direct all inquiries to that facility at 973-824-7080.

This is so sad…after almost 4 years in a loving home, poor Nina was returned to the shelter. Our evaluators were there at the time and were stunned at the actual deep down cries and heartbreaking howls coming for this sweet girl when her mom left her. We need to find Nina another home quickly. Dogs like her go downhill quickly and can actually die of a broken heart. She was evaluated yesterday and we are asking that you share her story.

Nina is a lovely red pittie girl. This 5-year-old sweetheart was recently surrendered when her owner of four years moved to an apartment with a no pet policy. When Nina’s owner walked out that day, she cried and howled for her to return. Nina is a laid back loving girl. This dog was well cared for, as she has several extra pounds on her and is extremely loving and people focused. She walks nicely on leash and is great about being handled from head to toe. Nina will play with toys and shares them with ease. Nina surprisingly didn’t know what to do with the rawhide. Nina shares her food dish like a true lady and takes treats gently. If you already have a canine friend Nina would like to meet them to see if they could be a good match. Nina is such an easy pup and would make a wonderful addition to most any household. AHS-Newark File#122706

Happy New Year SleepyDogTraining Fans!/NJ Dog Trainer/Ny Dog Trainer/ SleepyDogTraining

Happy New Year SleepyDogTraining Fans! We hope that 2014 will bring you good health, prosperity, happiness and the love of a good well trained dog…or four…



NB – Did you know that most of the dogs pictured in this blog are either our dogs, our foster dogs, adoptable dogs that we are training, or our client dogs?

It’s that time of year again… Little Goes to College/ NJ Dog Trainer/NY Dog Trainer/ SleepyDogTraining

It’s that time of year again… Little puts on her fav pink sweater and she is off to college.

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The bed in her new dorm is freshly made.

little goes to college 3 The desk and books are all set up and organized.

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Life is good.

* Proudly featuring Little, a pit bull.

Happy Mothers Day From SleepyDogTraining /New Jersey Dog Trainer/New York Dog Trainer/SleepyDogTraining

Happy Mothers Day from SleepyDogTraining!

* Featuring our newest foster dog, Nikko!

To inquire about adopting Nikko, please contact our friend Meleah at

Pack Building Exercises / SleepyDogTraining /NJ DogTrainer/NY Dog Trainer

When you live in a multi-dog household, it is important to properly manage your pack.


This photo illustrates one of many exercises I do with my dogs to keep harmony within my pack, and my home.  

I  have a strong relationship based on trust and respect with my dogs. Three of these dogs had major behavioral issues. As you can see, they have come a long way.

Want this kind of harmony with your pack, in your home?

What are you waiting for?

Contact SleepyDogTraining…

*A special thank you to Elise Campbell for her wonderful photos of our sleepydogs.

check out her work at

Let’s Talk Training Games/SleepyDogTraining/NJ Dog Trainer/NY Dog Trainer

Recently, SleepyDogTraining was featured on Pet Talk Radio with the Coltenbacks. 


Click on the link below to connect to the podcast of the show –



Happy Saint Patricks Day! NJ Dog Trainer/NY Dog Trainer/SleepyDogTraining

Happy Saint Patricks Day from sleepydogs Goonie, Valentina and Holly!

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