Perry's Core Philosophy
"It is better to teach your dog the right way rather than to correct him for what he has done wrong. Always be fair and kind to your dog and at the end of each lesson love and praise your dog!"
Some of Perry's Achievements:
Much of Perry's success is related to his respectful, caring and passionate approach to dogs. Clients find him to be very engaging, likable and effective.
Joseph Canuso has been a Police Officer since 2001, and is currently a 12 year veteran of the Medford NJ Township Police Department. Joe was assigned to the K-9 unit in 2005 with his first partner, Nomos. Nomos was a Belgian Malinois cross-trained in explosive detection and patrol. Joe and Nomos competed both regionally and nationally at numerous USPCA Police Dog Trials, obtaining the designation of Top New Jersey Dog Team, and ranked 13th overall in the nation.
Joe formerly served as President of the USPCA Region 15 New Jersey chapter for several years. In 2010 he obtained his Scent Certification from the New Jersey State Police. In 2015 he obtained both his Patrol Certification and Supervisory Trainer Certification from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Academy. Presently, Joe is teamed with his second partner, Rio, who is also cross trained in explosive detection and patrol.
Terri O'Brien brings a tremendous amount of dog training experience, passion and versatility to our ACDT Staff. These qualities and her level of commitment are most evident when she is training or caring for dogs. Clients appreciate Terri's perfectionism and detail-oriented approach, as they produce great results, a fun time, and a very well trained dog.
Terri oversees our Puppy School, Doggy Day Care and Agility Training programs. If you have a new puppy addition to your family, Terri will ensure your pup is properly trained to help prevent behavioral or environmental related issues from developing. Those types of issues are common in untrained puppies.
Terri is a registered nurse (RN) and nutrition buff. Her K9 fitness and Nutrition programs are well thought out and provide another advantage for your dog.
Our Assistant Trainers have been personally recruited, trained and certified by Perry Parks. They practice and embrace his proven dog training philosophy and methods, and they share a deep love for dogs and people. They come from a diverse set of professional backgrounds and bring special skill sets to our training program. Their areas of expertise include:
Please feel free to come out and experience the excitement that we share with our clients and their companions.