Meet the Office Team at Meadowlands Dog Training in North Jersey!
The office team works Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please give us a call if you want to learn more about our North Jersey Dog Training programs – remember change is possible!
John Van Olden
John is a veteran dog trainer who decided to combine his love for man’s best friend with his keen business sense and desire to help people by creating Canine Trade Group. Canine Trade Group works to help individuals feeling overwhelmed by canine dog training problems such as aggression, housebreaking, digging, etc. connect with certified, professional in-home trainers in their area. John has created a network of trainers located all over the country, and each one is taught and tested personally by him.
John is an expert in his field. His knowledge began with training military dogs and has expanded to include years of study, helping to launch the International Association of Canine Professionals, starting the first dog training franchise in the country, and heading PAWSitive Solutions. John’s knowledge is an invaluable asset to the trainers within the CTG network and to the clients they work with.
Cristin is the proud owner of two dogs—a Golden Retriever named Hunter and a Border Collie named Sike!. She’s an accomplished trainer herself, working with several dogs for agility competitions and even earning two Master Agility Championship titles and qualifying for two AKC National Agility Championships. Even though she knows plenty about canine psychology and competition training methods, it wasn’t until joining the Canine Trade Group team as their Associate Behavior Consultant she got an inside look at how to train dogs with behavioral problems. She took her newfound knowledge and used it to combat Sike!’s resource guarding and fear aggression. Now, she’s not only an employee of Canine Trade Group, but also one of their strongest testimonials.
Nicole knew ever since she was a young girl that she wanted dogs to be part of her life and career. Throughout high school and college, she worked different jobs that involved animals. Graduating with a BS in Biology from Ursinus College, Nicole began to look for work within the animal care field, and was employed as a veterinary technician and also a dog daycare technician/handler. After working with many dogs with a wide range of behaviors, Nicole was inspired to learn more about how these behaviors form, and also how to treat them.
Canine Trade Group is thrilled to have hired Nicole into the office staff. Along with her extensive knowledge on canine behavior and psychology, she also shows great care toward dog owners who are looking for ways to solve their dog’s behavioral issues. Nicole undertook the same trainer course that Canine Trade Group’s trainers did so that she could better address client questions, dog issues, and guide everyone to the right training protocol that would suit their needs and goals.
When she’s not busy helping other people and their dogs, she likes to hang out at home with her two dogs, Willow (a Pitbull mix) and Brooklyn (a Boston Terrier/Pug).
Please call us today at 201.283.9700 or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!