private trainingFounder Kimberly Artley has been described as the “Mary Poppins” of dog training
, and specializes in solving behavioral challenges using her unique holistic approach to uncover and address the underlying root cause of behavior. Not just the symptoms and expressions.

We begin with the IBAC (Initial Behavioral Assessment and Consultation), which is the gateway to working with us. This is an incredibly informative, highly detailed, and very thorough assessment of your dog, the behaviors causing question marks, and the multiple ingredients factoring into it all. At times, the IBAC is all that’s needed; though, most times, additional help and guidance is necessary.

Much like humans, when a need or set of needs are going unmet and unfulfilled, dogs develop coping mechanisms, numbing techniques or ways of “acting out” through the frustration, stress, fear and insecurity this has caused. We take a microscopic look at what’s feeding and influencing these behaviors and states of mind, leaving no stone unturned. This, inevitably, ensures long lasting results, peace of mind, and a far better quality of life for everyone.

Whether it’s separation anxiety, excessive barking, digging, whining, jumping, counter-surfing, aggression, chewing, leash-pulling, or more, we’ve got you covered. No drugs, no bandaids, no quick-fixes.

We come to you. We do this so we can work with you and your companion in the most common, natural and realistic of settings to get the most effective results.

This isn’t just an investment in your dog, but in quality of life, health and well-being, peace of mind, and some much-needed relief. This is an investment in your life! We’ll help you create the type of relationship with your dog you’ve been dreaming of, and equip you with what you need to know in order to both offset and troubleshoot potential problems. We’ve got enough tools, tricks, and techniques to modify most any behavior in any dog, even if you’ve sought previous help and haven’t gotten the results you desired.

We’re here for you! We don’t know what we don’t know… until we do know. And when we do know, we can make necessary tweaks and adjustments. When you sign on for training with us, you’re signing onto a partnership. While the accountability factor is much higher with private sessions, we’re there for you every step of the way.

Our goal is to set everyone up for success, and provide the tools, clarity and understanding in order to do so.

“My husband and I adopted Oliver from a dog rescue in New Jersey in 2010. He was a fun, loving puppy. He was easily housebroken and crate trained. Despite all of the positive aspect Oliver displayed, he was always a little anxious (like me!).

We thought he would grow out of his nervousness. He did not. Finally, long overdue, we made the decision to seek assistance from a professional. Our goal was to decrease Oliver’s anxiety.

We searched for trainers, we requested recommendations from friends, we combed through websites. We found PACKFIT. We loved the mission and vision of Kimberly’s business. We thought her philosophies would be a great match for Oliver.

PACKFIT changed our lives! Kimberly took the time to understand our situation, Oliver’s needs, and our desires. Kimberly kindly reminded us that we needed to be the leaders Oliver was asking us to be. She taught us the language Oliver was speaking. She gave us the tools to meet Oliver’s needs, in turn, increasing his quality of life.

Oliver is a completely different dog now, and I must say, we are completely different dog parents. Our home, once filled with an anxious tone, is now Oliver’s soft place to land. It is our calm spot in our busy world.
This is all because Kimberly came into our lives.”

Kristen M.

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