About

Ms. Jacobsen is the rare type of individual who shows initiative as a small business owner, and takes it upon herself to keep current with the latest advances in her field; not only to keep her students challenged, but maintain a level of professionalism that separates Paws On from the rest.
— Gabe Brown, client and proud owner of "BD", a certified Canine Good Citizen & Therapy dog
 

Amy Jacobsen is owner and operator of Paws On Dog Training, LLC in Princeton New Jersey. She is a graduate of North State Canine's Accelerated Professional Obedience Instructor Course at Tarheel Canine in North Carolina. She has over a decade of experience working with dogs in various environments. Not only does she have years of experience training dogs in private and group sessions, but she also brings knowledge from other areas of the pet care industry. Her experience has varied from managing a successful dog boarding and daycare facility to working in the veterinary care field.

In 2009 Amy began her business and joined the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) as a professional member. She also became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with the CPDT-KA designation. She earned this credential by demonstrating her knowledge and experience in dog training. Each professional dog trainer who earns the CPDT-KA designation is required to achieve a minimum of 300 hours teaching classes, providing private dog training, and working with dogs before being permitted to sit for a psychometrically sound written examination. The written examination covers all facets of the dog training profession, including canine ethology, the science of learning theory, animal husbandry, classroom management and technique, and more. 

A Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed stays informed of current knowledge in the field and is familiar with the latest, most effective training techniques and equipment and is required to attain continuing education units to recertify every three years. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed adheres to a strict Code of Ethics and provides a reference from a client, colleague, and veterinarian as part of their application for certification. Amy held the CPDT- KA title from 2009 until 2016, when she opted to remain only with the APDT organization.

Amy's experience ranges from basic puppy behaviors like jumping and chewing, to more in depth cases displaying fear and aggression. As a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Amy is committed to continuing education in her field. Her true passion is working with clients and rescue dogs, as she has adopted two of her own: an American Staffordshire mix named Abby and a Miniature Pinscher mix named Lucas. 

Amy is motivated by creating rewarding relationships that are strengthened through proper education and training. Her goal is to provide the best training methods available to dogs and their humans. Strengthening the human-animal bond is her highest priority. She has a passion for communicating with people to better communicate with their four- legged friend.

 
 
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