Dog training through
your dog’s eyes
or Virtual Training
What we cover:
One of the most common and frustrating things dog owners face is a dog who does not understand how to “behave”. That, of course depends upon who you are asking…a dog or a human. Dogs behave like dogs. It is up to us to teach them what the rules are by helping them understand what we want them to do and not do.
Door dashing, jumping, excessive barking, reactivity to dogs and strangers, house breaking, kitchen counter surfing, pulling on leash, hand mouthing and destruction of property are the most common complaints we are asked to help resolve.
This type of training will focus on common basic or advanced obedience skills such as sit, down, stay or wait, come, heel and down from a distance. How far you want to go will depend upon your personal training goals.
Kids and K9s
Are you considering getting a dog for your child? We will work with you and your child to understand the reality of owning and caring for a dog. Adopting or purchasing a dog is a long term commitment and not only should you be prepared, but you should be given an opportunity to have the knowledge and tools you will need to succeed. Children need to know how to behave around a dog for their safety and the safety of the dog. Dogs can have very subtle ways to say that they do not like the way children (and adults) interact with them. It could be painful or scary to them. Unfortunately, they cannot communicate this through speech and even the friendliest dog can be pushed too far.
We can work with your family to ensure all members have a hand in training your new family member.
Start off right, don’t wait until something goes wrong.
Starting off the right way with a clean slate will reduce frustration and prevent bad habits. Let us prepare you in advance of your puppy coming home or help you start from square one if you did not have time to plan your puppy’s arrival.
Taking the time now will pay off both financially and emotionally in the long run.
If you have just adopted an adolescent or adult dog, contact us so you can start off on the right paw! Chances are you’ll need to help the new addition to your family work through some issues and undesirable behaviors. We can help. We’ve been there. Start off right to avoid confusing communication which can result in frustration.
When you decided you wanted to bring a dog into your home, chances are you had a vision of what it would be like. That doesn’t just “happen”. Let us help you make that vision a reality.
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Super Fine K9 is proud to be an evaluator for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program. Please visit AKC.org/-programs/canine-good-citizen/ to learn more.
Super Fine K9 serves dog lovers in Morris, Sussex and some parts of the surrounding counties. Virtual Training Sessions have no location restrictions. We are in the Eastern Time Zone.
At Super Fine K9 we help you see the learning process through your dog’s eyes. We’ll teach you how dogs learn and how they interpret what it is we are asking of them.
Training is not always about giving commands and the dog obeying. Most people want a dog who can think and sort out acceptable behaviors without needing a command for every action. Your dog will learn by clear and consistent communication, without the use of harsh corrections or electronic collars.
Through one on one private sessions in your home followed by training exercises that you can work on at your own pace, we will work with you to achieve your training goals.
My name is Margaret MacEwen and training dogs is my passion! I have a B.A. in Recreation Administration from Kean University with a focus on Therapeutic Recreation. I am also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I enjoy training and competing in dog sports and currently participate in Dog Agility, Disc Dog and K9 Nosework. The majority of my dogs have been rescues, each coming to me with a variety of behavior issues or fears. Before I could even think about competition, I needed to resolve those issues and help my dogs overcome those fears.
For more than 20 years I have had the opportunity to work at some of the top training schools in Northern New Jersey. I have worked with and have taken workshops presented by some of best trainers in the country. Still, I find that my own dogs and the other dogs I have trained over the years have been the most effective teachers. I learn something new from each dog and each one deserves to treated as an individual. They keep me on my toes and often require that I think outside the dog trainer’s box.
Why Choose Us?
To the world you are just one person but to your dog
you are the world.
Over 20 years of professional
dog training experience
Private in-home training allows your dog to learn in an environment where they are comfortable and feel safe. Your dog will be less distracted during the initial learning stage and you will spend less time competing for your dog’s attention.
We Work With Your Schedule
There is no weekly commitment. Appointments can be set to match your schedule and
your dog’s progress. You will be provided with exercises to work on between sessions.
Training is customized for you, your dog and your individual training goal and your
budget. There is a minimum of 2 hours (typically two 1-hour sessions) but we will never
tell you how many training sessions you need to take.
You can take the same money you would spend on multiple, crowded group classes
and focus on just your dog and your goals while working at your pace.
Dogs do need to learn how to take their newly learned skills “on the road” and deal with
life outside the home. In reality, dogs will come in contact with other dogs, animals and
people of all types. Once your dog has learned basic skills, group walks, group classes
and other dog-related activities are great ways to build on those skills. We will help you
bring your dog’s skills into real life situations.
If your goal is to participate in a dog related sport, go to the dog park or be a welcomed
guest at a hotel or vacation home, your dog will need additional exposure after basic
I have many contacts in the dog community and can refer you to specialists in dog
sports and dog related activities such as agility, competition obedience, rally obedience,
swimming and dock diving, canine freestyle (dancing with dogs), nose work, barn hunt
and protection work.
“Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you have done with us. It fills my heart with so much joy to see Peach growing in her confidence. The transformation has been remarkable and we could not have done it without you. We will keep working but will miss you! Best of luck with all your other pups.”
“Having rescued a feral puppy, we definitely had our work cut out for us. A friend recommended Margaret and in just a few months working with Simba I can’t even begin to explain the difference in her. She went from a scared puppy to a confident one. We still have work to do, but with Margaret’s expertise, guidance and friendship we are well on our way.”
Let's Get Started
Super Fine K9
We are located in Roxbury Township, NJ
We serve Morris, Sussex and some parts of the surrounding counties.
973-945-5638 (call or text)
Please call or complete the contact form for basic training and rate information for your circumstances
Appointment for home visits are available weekdays and weekends, daytime and evenings.