“A dog has one aim in life. To bestow his heart.”

Training Experience...


Jen Basile, Owner/Trainer.  Growing up and living in rural Passaic County has greatly influenced and impacted my love for animals and my passion for dogs. 

  

My family saved two abandoned dogs in 1970 which was my first insight into rescue dogs, I am proud to have had many rescues for over 47 years.  With these dogs my experience, skills, and talents for understanding the individual dog has been my greatest strength and has given me the ability to train with compassion and respect. 


I  started working with shelter dogs in 1980.  I saw many dogs being “done away with” due to miscommunications between owners and dogs. I  decided to make a difference and help these dogs.  


Canine Behavioral Institute,   Marshalls Creek, PA   

Professional Dog Trainers Course 

Advanced Training - Belgian Ring Sport   


Special Intensive Seminars:   

Character and Temperament, Reflexes, Instinct and Drive,  The Vicious Circle of Human-Canine Relationships,  Training & Discipline, Raising the Perfect Dog  


K9 NoseWork Intro/Odor Seminar  

K9 Nosework Training Camp/Instructor Education Day


Reiki Level I and II Practitioner 

Free Shaping Seminar  


Fenzi Seminars/Dog Sports Academy:

Drives and Motivation for Obedience

Drives and Motivation 

Heeling Games, Precision Heeling, Playing with Prey Drive   


Cappy Pruett Stock Dog Training:  Sheep and Cattle Herding Clinics 2012 to present.   Attended Herding Clinics with Kyle Smith,  Diane Sobel-Meyer, and Jean Barrett .   


Certified Evaluator:  AKC Canine Good Citizen,  AKC Trick Dog

Certified Therapy Dog Evaluator: Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs.  

 

Active Competitor in the following dog sports and organizations:

Agility:   AKC, CPE (Canine Performance Events)

Barn Hunt Association

Herding:  AHBA (American Herding Breed Association), AKC 

Rally:  AKC, WCR (World Cynosport Rally)


Providing foster care for homeless pets since 1994 


American Red Cross Certificate - Pet First Aid

Registered Bright & Beautiful Therapy Team since 2007 

Department for Persons with Disabilities - Pet Therapy    NJ 

Developmental Center Volunteer – Visiting Pet Program