A1 Total Control Dog Training Academy

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With over 41 years of experience, we here at A-1 Total Control Dog Training Academy, they promote obedient behavior in dogs of all ages by teaching communication and bonding skills. Classes are also offered in agility, formation walking, canine "good citizen" training and therapy dog evaluation.
  • 657 Bridgeton Pike

    Mantua, NJ 08051

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  • 856-468-8040

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I purchased a 10-week-old Australian Cattle Dog in late September and about two weeks after, we were at our wits end with the dog, and considered taking the three and a half hour drive back to the breeder. From not being able to walk around the house without having your pant legs pulled at, to sleepless nights (or nights spent on the floor with the pup), and not being able to sit on the couch without being bit, it was becoming too much to handle. Then we decided to go to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training.

Years ago, I lived in a development with the most well trained dog Ive ever encountered. Being only about 5-6 years old, I vaguely remember my neighbors, my house, and even my friends, but I will never forget this dog. While living here, my family got a Great Pyrenees puppy that enjoyed nothing more than slipping out the door and taking off around the development. Luckily, when the trained dogs owner would see this, he would send his dog in a full sprint to circle around our puppy until we were able to get to her to bring her home. The dog was simply amazing, and was trained by Steve.

Now, in just our fifth week of training, our puppy is on track to rival this dog from my childhood. Though she is still young and has a long way to go, Steve gives the tools and instruction for everybody to be able to do so, and we are confident she will get to this level of obedience.

Do not waste your time or money elsewhere and take your dog of any age to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training. It will be the best decision you will ever make for you and your dog.

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I purchased a 10-week-old Australian Cattle Dog in late September and about two weeks after, we were at our wits end with the dog, and considered taking the three and a half hour drive back to the breeder. From not being able to walk around the house without having your pant legs pulled at, to sleepless nights (or nights spent on the floor with the pup), and not being able to sit on the couch without being bit, it was becoming too much to handle. Then we decided to go to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training.

Years ago, I lived in a development with the most well trained dog Ive ever encountered. Being only about 5-6 years old, I vaguely remember my neighbors, my house, and even my friends, but I will never forget this dog. While living here, my family got a Great Pyrenees puppy that enjoyed nothing more than slipping out the door and taking off around the development. Luckily, when the trained dogs owner would see this, he would send his dog in a full sprint to circle around our puppy until we were able to get to her to bring her home. The dog was simply amazing, and was trained by Steve.

Now, in just our fifth week of training, our puppy is on track to rival this dog from my childhood. Though she is still young and has a long way to go, Steve gives the tools and instruction for everybody to be able to do so, and we are confident she will get to this level of obedience.

Do not waste your time or money elsewhere and take your dog of any age to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training. It will be the best decision you will ever make for you and your dog.

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A-1 Total Control Dog Training Academy performed miracles and I give them my highest recommendation! On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate them a 20 as they are worth Every.Single.Penny!

When I read the rave reviews of A-1, I figured it was my last step before giving up totally on my dog that I fell in love with upon first meeting, a beautiful 6-month old American bull/lab puppy. What could be better than a crate trained and house broken cute little puppy? The first week Frankie was a fairly good girl. Then all hell broke loose and whatever restraints and good behavior Frankie had shown earlier had completely disappeared. She started to act like an alpha dog and became very aggressive and even violent at times. She was out of control jumping on everything including kitchen counters, chasing my cats, snatching and chewing everything in sight, even paper and plastic bags, anything that was within her reach. Only my furniture was spared of her chewing (unfortunately not my glasses or anything else, including me). I had very noticeable bruises up and down both arms from her biting and once Frankie drew blood that was the end of the rope! I inquired with PetSmart and was told to be tolerant because she was just a puppy and they sold me some bad tasting spray which was totally ineffective. They also suggested that I coat my arms with honey or peanut butter so she would lick me instead of biting me (not a lie)! That wasnt exactly PetSmart advice; more like PetDumb-are-you-kidding-me advice!

Enter A-1 and Steve Nixon, my doggie savior! It took only a FIRST VISIT to see an amazing and remarkable change with Frankie. Whatever magic Steve performed, Frankie ceased some of negative behaviors right away and I wouldnt have believed it if I had not experienced it myself. No more biting, jumping on counters, etc., all positive changes! Steve is extremely knowledgeable and patient and knows exactly what to do and he is teaching me to train Frankie. Its been 2 lessons later and Frankies behavior is getting better and better as were both learning new things on a daily basis. I now have this sweet pooch that I was drawn to in the first place. THANKS, STEVE!

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A-1 Total Control Dog Training Academy performed miracles and I give them my highest recommendation! On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate them a 20 as they are worth Every.Single.Penny!

When I read the rave reviews of A-1, I figured it was my last step before giving up totally on my dog that I fell in love with upon first meeting, a beautiful 6-month old American bull/lab puppy. What could be better than a crate trained and house broken cute little puppy? The first week Frankie was a fairly good girl. Then all hell broke loose and whatever restraints and good behavior Frankie had shown earlier had completely disappeared. She started to act like an alpha dog and became very aggressive and even violent at times. She was out of control jumping on everything including kitchen counters, chasing my cats, snatching and chewing everything in sight, even paper and plastic bags, anything that was within her reach. Only my furniture was spared of her chewing (unfortunately not my glasses or anything else, including me). I had very noticeable bruises up and down both arms from her biting and once Frankie drew blood that was the end of the rope! I inquired with PetSmart and was told to be tolerant because she was just a puppy and they sold me some bad tasting spray which was totally ineffective. They also suggested that I coat my arms with honey or peanut butter so she would lick me instead of biting me (not a lie)! That wasnt exactly PetSmart advice; more like PetDumb-are-you-kidding-me advice!

Enter A-1 and Steve Nixon, my doggie savior! It took only a FIRST VISIT to see an amazing and remarkable change with Frankie. Whatever magic Steve performed, Frankie ceased some of negative behaviors right away and I wouldnt have believed it if I had not experienced it myself. No more biting, jumping on counters, etc., all positive changes! Steve is extremely knowledgeable and patient and knows exactly what to do and he is teaching me to train Frankie. Its been 2 lessons later and Frankies behavior is getting better and better as were both learning new things on a daily basis. I now have this sweet pooch that I was drawn to in the first place. THANKS, STEVE!

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We adopted a shelter dog a little over a month ago. He was the sweetest thing sitting quietly in the cage, and very loveable playing in the yard. When my husband brought him home they went to the doggy wash and that is where it began,,,,, Perfect during the bath but when the dryer started he FREAKED. My husband was bit on the hand and could have used stitches, lesson learned. As the days passed and our new dog adjusted to our home we started to see that he wanted to rule the roost and did not want to be told what to do. He was completely house broken and never chewed on anything aside from his toys; but pulled hard on the leash, fought with every dog he saw, and is very "mouthy" when playing with us. The devil even broke away from me and went after another dog to the point I had to tackle him and drag him by his scruff. He got an ear infection from playing with water and we had to give him ear drops daily...again became very aggressive. Bit twice more!! We tried to muzzle him (which he got out of three times), pin him (which made him get very frisky), and even brought him back to the shelter for their help. They got as far as the bottle next to his head and he snapped at them. I had to resort to "sneak attack" drops when he was sleeping...exhausting! We were at a loss...did not want to risk having a dog that would bite at any moment, especially since I have a 3yr old niece and many neighborhood kids. I spoke to three training facilities, all of which told me he can never be trained with other dogs and would not be able to break his dominating trait. We even discussed the fact of taking him back to the shelter but were worried he would be listed as a bite risk and never find a home....or worse! Someone told me about Steve at A1 Total Control, I called the next day. Talking to Steve I thought it was our last resort to save an overall good dog from being put to sleep, he assured me he could help. At the first class(evaluation) our dog was barking and growling at the other dogs, carrying on like a crazy person. Steve laughed and told him "get it out now because it will be no more". To our surprise at the end of the class our dog was actually walking with other dogs very nicely. Then Steve helped with his drops: explained to us how to hold him and what he may have to do should the dog snap out. As Steve held the leash and I went to do the task, the dog snapped and almost bit my finger. Steve was quick to stop him but then became the target, the dog thrashed and tried to bite him twice! Forceful control had to be taken, I have seen many K9 trainers do this (although I think Steve was much calmer) to get an OVER aggressive dog under control in the most humane manor. Our dog calmed down and understood he was not the Alpha within two minutes. I again approached and we did his treatment with ease. Since we have been able to finish his treatment with no issues or injuries. Thank God!! We are still in the beginning of our training (1 1/2 classes so far) but we see about a 65% difference in our dog already. Our house is peaceful and we are not as tense, the dog actually went up to a dog in the class very calm and touched noses with out trying to dominate or fight. Big Difference!!! Cant wait till next class >^..^<

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We adopted a shelter dog a little over a month ago. He was the sweetest thing sitting quietly in the cage, and very loveable playing in the yard. When my husband brought him home they went to the doggy wash and that is where it began,,,,, Perfect during the bath but when the dryer started he FREAKED. My husband was bit on the hand and could have used stitches, lesson learned. As the days passed and our new dog adjusted to our home we started to see that he wanted to rule the roost and did not want to be told what to do. He was completely house broken and never chewed on anything aside from his toys; but pulled hard on the leash, fought with every dog he saw, and is very "mouthy" when playing with us. The devil even broke away from me and went after another dog to the point I had to tackle him and drag him by his scruff. He got an ear infection from playing with water and we had to give him ear drops daily...again became very aggressive. Bit twice more!! We tried to muzzle him (which he got out of three times), pin him (which made him get very frisky), and even brought him back to the shelter for their help. They got as far as the bottle next to his head and he snapped at them. I had to resort to "sneak attack" drops when he was sleeping...exhausting! We were at a loss...did not want to risk having a dog that would bite at any moment, especially since I have a 3yr old niece and many neighborhood kids. I spoke to three training facilities, all of which told me he can never be trained with other dogs and would not be able to break his dominating trait. We even discussed the fact of taking him back to the shelter but were worried he would be listed as a bite risk and never find a home....or worse! Someone told me about Steve at A1 Total Control, I called the next day. Talking to Steve I thought it was our last resort to save an overall good dog from being put to sleep, he assured me he could help. At the first class(evaluation) our dog was barking and growling at the other dogs, carrying on like a crazy person. Steve laughed and told him "get it out now because it will be no more". To our surprise at the end of the class our dog was actually walking with other dogs very nicely. Then Steve helped with his drops: explained to us how to hold him and what he may have to do should the dog snap out. As Steve held the leash and I went to do the task, the dog snapped and almost bit my finger. Steve was quick to stop him but then became the target, the dog thrashed and tried to bite him twice! Forceful control had to be taken, I have seen many K9 trainers do this (although I think Steve was much calmer) to get an OVER aggressive dog under control in the most humane manor. Our dog calmed down and understood he was not the Alpha within two minutes. I again approached and we did his treatment with ease. Since we have been able to finish his treatment with no issues or injuries. Thank God!! We are still in the beginning of our training (1 1/2 classes so far) but we see about a 65% difference in our dog already. Our house is peaceful and we are not as tense, the dog actually went up to a dog in the class very calm and touched noses with out trying to dominate or fight. Big Difference!!! Cant wait till next class >^..^<

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