Meet Justis

Her Background

Justis Bolding is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC.)  She has been training dogs professionally since 2005, and since then has changed the lives of hundreds of dogs and their owners in the New York City area.  As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, she is committed to ongoing education, and attends conferences and seminars regularly to stay current on science-based studies and new techniques for behavioral modification.

Areas of Expertise

On-Leash Reactivity

  • Examples: Barking at other dogs, humans, skateboards, joggers, etc on walks and in lobbies


  • Examples: Inability to walk out of the apartment, hugging the buildings, startling at city noises and stimuli

Resource Guarding

  • Examples: Growling or biting when in possession of an object, sleeping area, or near a particular favorite human

Puppy Basics

  • Pre-puppy consultations and set-up, choosing the right breed or rescue dog, early handling and socialization basics, housetraining guidance

Adolescent Behavior Management

  • Jumping, nipping, attention-seeking barking, stealing, counter surfing, etc


  • Beginning to advanced obedience cues, distance work


  • Basic tricks like roll over and wave, as well as advanced chains such as put toys away

Central Park Off-Leash

  • Creating a plan and solidifying recall, with a goal of taking the dog off-leash in the pre-9am or post-9pm hours. Availability is very limited for this goal.

Justis worked above and beyond for both me and my dog.

She is in it to help the dog, and cares so deeply to help the situation. Training is work, nobody can magically fix your dog, Justis will help you learn what to do in the best possible way.

- Jodi A

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