Deb with Bond. Photo by Brenda Carpenter.

Deb Lipartito believes that, in order to achieve the best results, training should be fun for both dogs and their guardians. By teaching people how to communicate clearly with their dogs, coaching them on how to build a stronger bond with their dogs and showing them how to get their dogs’ cooperation without using physical force or punishment, she makes training more fun and effective.

Deb also feels it is very important to get puppies off to a good start so that they mature into confident, well-adjusted adult dogs. She enjoys working with people to ensure their puppies get a good foundation of socialization and training in order to prevent bad habits from forming, encourage socially appropriate behavior, and foster a satisfying long-term relationship.

Deb continuously strives to improve her knowledge, skills and techniques by attending conferences, expos, seminars and lectures given by canine training, behavior and veterinary experts. She regularly attends classes taught by other talented trainers, as well as reading books and trade journals. She volunteers for Make Peace With Animals, a local greyhound adoption group, and helps other rescues/shelters in the area when she can. She trains her own dogs in various activities such as agility, rally obedience and tricks. Her greyhound, Missile, has his Canine Good Citizen (CGC), APDT RL1 AoE, C-WAGs ZR1 and Advanced Trick Dog (ATD) titles and is a therapy dog who makes visits to area nursing homes and facilities for people with disabilities. Her greyhound, Bond, has his Canine Good Citizen (CGC), C-WAGS ZR1 and Novice Trick Dog (NTD) titles.

Deb holds a BS in business administration from Rowan University. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, an organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results-based, science-based, force-free training and pet care.