Jen Basile, Owner/Trainer. Growing up and living in rural Passaic County has greatly influenced and impacted my love for animals and my passion for dogs.
My family saved two abandoned dogs in 1970 which was my first insight into rescue dogs, I am proud to have had many rescues for over 47 years. With these dogs my experience, skills, and talents for understanding the individual dog has been my greatest strength and has given me the ability to train with compassion and respect.
I started working with shelter dogs in 1980. I saw many dogs being “done away with” due to miscommunications between owners and dogs. I decided to make a difference and help these dogs.
Professional Dog Trainers Course:
Canine Behavioral Institute, Marshalls Creek, PA
Advanced Training - Belgian Ring Sport
Special Intensive Seminars:
Character and Temperament, Reflexes, Instinct and Drive,
The Vicious Circle of Human-Canine Relationships, Training & Discipline, Raising the Perfect Dog
K9 NoseWork Intro/Odor Seminar
K9 Nosework Training Camp/Instructor Education Day
Reiki Level I and II Practitioner
Free Shaping Seminar
Fenzi Seminars/Dog Sports Academy:
Drives and Motivation for Obedience
Drives and Motivation
Heeling Games, Precision Heeling, Playing with Prey Drive
Cappy Pruett Stock Dog Training: Sheep/Cattle Herding Clinics 2012 to present. Attended Herding Clinics with Kyle Smith, Diane Sobel-Meyer,
and Jean Barrett .
Certified Evaluator: AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Trick Dog
Certified Therapy Dog Evaluator: Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs.
Active Competitor in the following dog sports and organizations:
Agility: AKC, CPE (Canine Performance Events)
Barn Hunt Association
Herding: AHBA (American Herding Breed Association), AKC
Rally: AKC, WCR (World Cynosport Rally)
Associations past/present with Rescue Groups:
Belgian Tervuren Rescue, Belgian Sheepdog Rescue
Warwick Vally Humane Society, Warwick NY
Basset Hound Rescue (NJ, NY, PA)
Pet Adoption League (Warren County NJ)
Bergen County Animal Shelter (NJ)
Providing foster care for homeless pets since 1994
American Red Cross Certificate - Pet First Aid
Registered Bright & Beautiful Therapy Team since 2007
Department for Persons with Disabilities - Pet Therapy NJ
Developmental Center Volunteer – Visiting Pet Program
Working with dogs since 1980