K9 Boot Camp is a full-service, dog training company delivering outstanding support to dog owners and superior training to man’s best friend. K9 Boot Camp is based in Bergen County NJ.  K9 Boot Camp’s unique dog training programs have helped dog lovers to redefine their relationships and to improve their understanding of their canine companions.

Board and Train

The Board and Train package is one of our most requested programs. We’ll start with an evaluation to learn how we can help you.

Group Classes

We’re going to change the way you communicate with your dog. We’ve designed every class with you and your dog in mind.

Private Lessons

Not every dog and not every person is suited for group classes. Private lessons can be tailored to your individual needs.

Puppy Program

Are you bringing a puppy home soon? We have some great puppy training solutions for you to get you started right.

Day Care

Our daily routine prevents separation-anxiety and boredom. You will retrieve a relaxed and happy dog.

K9 Boot Camp Receives 2019 Best of East Rutherford Award

EAST RUTHERFORD October 5, 2019 — K9 Boot Camp has been selected for the 2019 Best of East Rutherford Award in the Dog Trainer category by the East Rutherford Award Program. Each year, the East Rutherford Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the East Rutherford area a great place to live, work and play. Read more…


“I had all but lost hope in my dog before bringing him to Emily. We signed our dog up for the 4 week Board & Train Boot Camp and got regular updates from Emily. I can’t explain how happy we were to get videos and see him behaving to her command. I was almost about to give my dog back (who I love more than anything), but thanks to Emily and her team I still have him and he’s getting better every single day.”


“K9 Boot Camp have been instrumental in helping us establish the foundation for successful and responsible canine ownership. Emily has provided Slate and Chase with one-on-one private instruction specifically tailored to their breed’s particular characteristics. What we’ve found in K9 Boot Camp is a set of highly skilled professionals trained in animal behavior with a passion for excellence.”

RobertChase and Slate

“Thanks to Emily’s advice and hard work, Maiko is now two and half years old and does very well around many situations. Emily has also trained me to read Maiko’s signs and become a better owner and pack leader….[Maiko] absolutely adores Emily’s calm and commanding demeanor. We are lucky to have Emily be a part of our lives…”


“Before Emily came into our lives Zeppelin was showing aggression towards other dogs as well as my husband. After quite a few sessions, and some boosters with Emily, Zep is now able to make new dog friends, and has limited aggression towards my husband. Her ability to understand and work with our dog’s strengths and pick up on Zeppelin’s signals was amazing.”


“I was very lucky to have found Emily as she really helped me and my dog. I worked with her twice in obedience training for my sheltie. My dog was an excessive barker and was easily distracted. Emily taught me numerous things to correct the behavior and it changed my relationship with my dog. She is amazing, kind and very knowledgeable.”


“Emily is great with Scooter, understands the situation and tailors the training based on his progress. We have already seen great progress have a few sessions. He responds to his name and has learned many of the basic commands…Emily is a wonderful trainer, positive and professional and makes training fun and something that my dog and I look forward to.”


“First phone call to Emily and I was totally convinced she would be the trainer for our pup. She is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. Registering for the puppy kindergarten classes was a breeze. She was accommodating and cooperative with our crazy schedules and it was evident she only had the puppy’s interest at heart.”


“We are so happy and lucky to have found K-9 Boot Camp!! We started with a distressed call to Emily about our dogs; one an excessive jumper that pulled like a freight train on walks and the second, our sweet little Pittie that couldn’t be even 50ft from a dog she didn’t know. We were immediately impressed with Emily’s professionalism, knowledge, and compassion for what we were experiencing and thought, surely this is too good to be true. But it wasn’t!!!”

ClaireLogan and Pittie

“My husband and I rescued Harley at 10 months old. Not an hour into having him, he lost his temper, fiercely barking when he saw another dog on his first walk with us. We had planned on training our dog even before meeting Harley, but these explosions made it clear that this was needed sooner rather than later. By our first session with him, we knew made the best choice for him. We’ve learned so much from the K9 Bootcamp team. Put your trust in the team and you won’t be disappointed!”


Before finding K9 Boot Camp we had quite an adventure with our Wally. Finding Emily at K9 Boot Camp was literally a lifesaver. He’s more confident, fun loving and most importantly, not aggressive. I would recommend Emily, Otto and K9 Boot Camp to anyone – there is not a behavior they can’t assist or fix! We are forever indebted to her and her amazing staff andK9 Boot Camp will always hold a very special place on our hearts.