The Best Dog Trainers in New Hampshire of 2022

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Welcome to the New Hampshire Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2022. This is a list of the top dog trainers in New Hampshire based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 45,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used

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The Best New Hampshire Dog Trainers in 2022

Helen St. Pierre

Helen is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT).

Helen has been training dogs for over 19 years. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Helen is also a licensed Dogs and Storks presenter, a licensed Dogs and Toddlers presenter, and a certified AKC evaluator.

Certifications: CPDT-KSA, CDBC, OSCT

Services include:
  • Aggressive dog training
  • Board and train
  • Deaf dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • Service dog training
  • Off leash training
Behavioral issue focus:

Reactivity, aggression, fearfulness and anxiety, arousal and adolescent behaviors, puppy raising.

Training methods:

Every case is different. Private consults usually include meeting at our state of the art facility or doing zoom sessions if you are not local. Instructions and follow up are sent via email as well as handouts. Workshops, classes and day training are all available on the site!

Service area:

Concord NH and surrounding towns, but also work remotely internationally

Website: https://www.nomonkeybusinessdogtraining.com


Laura Gendron

I’m a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Family Dog Mediator, hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science. I worked as a Veterinary Technician for over 10 years and offer Virtual and In-Person Behavior Coaching and Training for you and your family dog.

But that’s what I do, not who I am.I’m a self-proclaimed “behavior nerd”, with a love for teaching, podcast-obsessed, a mom of two, a wife, a creative entrepreneur, a community networker, and a lifetime learner.I started my business, Miss Behavior, in 2008 and I am constantly seeking and implementing ways to teach you how to better your life with your four-legged companion, whether through training games and challenges, private training and behavior modification virtually or in person, or simply by listening to you and helping you think beyond the box.

Certifications: CPDT-ka, Family Dog Mediator, Fear Free Certified

Services include:

  • Aggressive dog training
  • In home training
  • Reactive dog training
Behavioral issue focus:

Leash reactivity, fear, manners, training games, tricks, aggression, house soiling, new adoptions, family dog mediation

Training methods:

After a virtual consultation, we decide together whether private in-person training, private virtual training, or the group membership would be a good fit. All private training is accompanied by video lessons, handouts, and am invitation to a private messaging app for easy communication

Service area:

Remote virtual training. In person training within 30 minutes of Northwood NH

Website: https://missbehaviortraining.com


Jake Belmont

At Red Pointy Dog Training, their experts specialize in training and behavior modification for dogs. Whether your dog needs help learning the ropes or modifying aggressive behaviors, they can help you reach your goals. Through the use of positive and practical methods, they will coach you through your struggles and help to improve communication with your dog.

Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Services include:

  • Aggressive dog training
  • In home training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • Off leash training

Website: https://www.redpointydog.com


Eden Zook

Hi, my name is Eden Zook. I am currently the owner/trainer/behavior consultant for Canine Karma LLC for the past six years. Previously I was known in the Seacoast area for being the Manager of Behavior and Training at the New Hampshire SPCA, during which time I successfully ran a training and behavior modification program for the public’s dogs and shelter dogs.

That work included, but was not limited to, group classes for all levels including dog sports and other specialities, private behavioral consultations, play groups, many workshops and seminars, the creation of a pet assisted therapy program, and a behavioral enrichment program for shelter animals. I am a graduate of the Animal Behavior College where I received my ABCDT Certification, as well as UMass Amherst with a BA in Psychology and Associates in both Sociology and Criminal Justice. I am also a professional member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer), along with a variety of other training certifications.

In addition I have my Reiki level 2 certification and am an animal Reiki practitioner. I have worked in the field of animal welfare/services for over 16 years holding such positions as animal behaviorist, temperament testing specialist, certified dog trainer, veterinary technician, humane educator and humane law enforcement officer. I previously taught and mentored under Kelley Bollen, renowned animal behaviorist, at Animal Alliances and the Collared Scholar in Massachusetts. I teach a wide variety of group classes which can all be seen in detail HERE.

I also specialize in fear, anxiety, aggression, and reactivity behavior modification.  In addition to the many services I offer for you and your canine companion, I am incredibly proud to be a trainer for a variety of organizations. I am a mentor trainer for the CATCH Trainers Academy and Animal Behavior College, helping dog training hopefuls reach their personal career success as well as train service dogs for several different organizations. It is extremely rewarding work to be part of these amazing programs.

In addition I am often called upon to act as a canine behavior expert for a variety of dog aggression court proceedings. I also spend quite a bit of time with various volunteer projects at local animal rescues and serve on the board of directors. Rescue has always been a strong part of who I am and my passion; so I am forever great full for such a wonderful collaboration.

I am passionate about strengthening the human-animal bond and currently share my home with: Johnny, a 10-year old American Pitbull Terrier; Obsidian, a 16 week old Doberman; Raven, a 7-year old special needs Doberman Pincher; Piglet, a 7-year old Boston Terrier; Loki, a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier; Zipper, a 9- year old Chug; Annie, a 18- year old torbie cat; Rick James and Tyrone Bigums, 2 male cockatiels; and Moxie, a 12- year old African Grey Parrot; Bob, 7 year old Tennesse Walking Horse; Joker, 5 year old mini horse; Gipsy Danger, 2 year old mini horse; and 9 chickens; so YES, I do love my animals.

Certifications: AS; BA; CPDT-KA; CGC; C.L.A.S.S; ABCDT

Services include:

  • Aggressive dog training
  • In home training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • Service dog training
  • Off leash training

Website: https://www.canine-karma.com


Seren Maxwell

Seren has been working with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats and rats, over the past fourteen years. Seren dual-specializes in puppy development as well as behavior modification (Reactivity, Aggression, Fear). Seren currently teaches both group classes as well as private lessons and in-home services for behavior, obedience, detection work, and trick/stunt dog.

She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Seren is also passionate about teaching cooperative care handling skills for Fear Free grooming and vet visits. She has successfully completed the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program and is recognized as a Fear Free Professional.

Seren is also a Professional Member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), a Professional Member of the Pet Professionals Guild, a supporting member of the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Stunt Dog Judge, Certified Canine Fitness Coach and an Official American Kennel Club Evaluator. She continues to regularly attend online classes, seminars, and workshops, to stay up to date and informed with the most current and scientifically based training and tools.

Seren trains in/competes in and has titled dogs in various sports including agility, nosework, trick dog, stunt dog, rally, and obedience. In March of 2018 Seren and her dog ‚ “Brembo The Wonderpup” traveled to Purina Farms in Missouri to attend the first ever National Stunt Dog Championship where they earned five titles in one weekend, and became the first team from NH (and Brembo the first of his breed) to obtain a Stunt Dog Champion Title. In January of 2021 Seren and Brembo joined up with the team at McGovern Subaru for their “Subaru Service Dog” commercial.

The commercial starring Brembo has been featured on tv networks including CNN/HGTV/Food Network/MTV/Comedy Central, as well as YouTube and other social media platforms. Seren is an avid automotive enthusiast and is a board member of the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire. In her free time you can find Seren racing, hiking, kayaking, or biking (usually with at least one dog in tow).

Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program and is recognized as a Fear Free Professional, Professional Member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), Professional Member of the Pet Professionals Guild, supporting member of the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), Certified Trick Dog Instructor,
Certified Stunt Dog Judge, Certified Canine Fitness Coach and an Official American Kennel Club Evaluator

Services include:

  • Aggressive dog training
  • Protection/guard dog training
  • Reactive dog training

Website: http://www.wonderpupdogtraining.com


Sniffspot Top Trainer Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get in touch with these dog trainers?

Each of the trainer profiles contains a link to their website. You can click through to their website where you can find more contact information.

Are these dog trainers certified professionals?

Each dog trainer’s certifications, if provided, are listed in their profile. Dog training is not regulated at the federal or state level, so there is no standard dog training certification. However, many private institutions offer certifications. Some of the top certifications in the dog training industry are CPDT- KA, IAABC, Karen Pryor Academy – KPA certification, Jean Donaldson’s Academy – CTC certification and Fear Free Certification.

What methods do these dog trainers teach?

There are many methods for teaching dogs. All of the trainers included on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. You can see more information in each trainer’s profile regarding their training services.

How much do these dog trainers cost?

Dog trainers have a wide range of costs for different services. We recommend first picking a trainer that provides the services that you are looking for, then reaching out to them to get up to date pricing.

Is training a dog good for the dog?

Yes! Training has many benefits for dogs. Going through a training process with your dog can improve the bond that you share with them. Also, training can do a lot to improve the confidence of a dog; it gives them more certainty that they understand how the world around them works. And lastly, it’s just fun for the dog and for you. Training can be very stimulating and enriching for a dog.

Can an aggressive dog be trained?

Yes! Any dog behavior can be worked on through training. Aggression is a serious issue, but it is also a term that is used very broadly. Many dogs that are thought to be aggressive are actually reactive, which is a different behavior altogether. If you believe you have an aggressive dog, we recommend reaching out to one of your local top trainers to get their diagnosis and advice.

I am a trainer. How can I get listed here?

We update this list once per year, normally starting in January. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media and sign up for email updates with Sniffspot in order to be in the loop on the next round of nominations.


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