Canine Partnership Dog Training

Lisa now offers Online Classes at My Dog Nose Facebook!

Train your dog happy online or in person

 using positive motivation for success!

Lisa Pattison, Expert Dog Trainer, Readington, NJ  908-334-1941

About Us

Our Approach

Certified instructor Lisa Pattison believes POSITIVE training brings out the best in dogs and their people. Lisa teaches students to use clicker training and other force-free methods to help dogs understand what TO DO.   By giving our dogs something positive TO DO, we not only eliminate the behaviors we don’t want, but our dogs become more calm, confident, and engaged because they enjoy learning and being with  us. Positive training is a fun and precise way to train dogs to excel at sports such as agility, tracking, nose work, and water sports, and it’s the best way to help dogs be great family companions.   Lisa’s 30 years of success with both competition and family dogs proves the point. 

This type of training engages the dog’s mind so that he WANTS to learn and interact with you.  That’s why we call this Canine Partnership.  Partnership dogs and their owners are Happy Dogs and owners!

What Makes Us Different

Expert trainer Lisa Pattison has made positive dog training her life’s commitment and has studied extensively with some of the best dog trainers in the world.   She is able to teach a very wide range of classes – from puppy socialization to dog sports to companion dog skills to show ring performance.  And most importantly, Canine Partnership dogs are HAPPY in their work -- they love to learn.  As a result Lisa and her students have a proven track record of success in competition and at home.

In addition, many Canine Partnership classes are offered at the privately owned, 50-acre preserved farm in Readington Township, NJ.  We generally limit our classes to no more than 4 dogs, so our dogs and their partners have a POSITIVE, calm experience (and YOU don’t have to endure 20 barking dogs in a small room.  How can your dog learn if he is so distracted?  Depending on the needs of the class, we make full use of the fields, stream, hedgerows, hiking trails, and outdoor fenced and lighted riding ring at the Farm as well as the matted indoor training space.  


What is Clicker Training?

Clicker training (with or without a clicker) is the foundation of Lisa’s approach.  The trainer uses the clicker to provide precise ‘YES’ feedback to the dog and the dog quickly learns that a goody will follow.  When the dog offers the same behavior that just earned the click and the treat, CLICK, and he gets another treat!  “Wow”, says the dog.  “How good is that!”  Your dog feels like he can turn you into a vending machine… all for doing exactly what you want him to do.  It’s really fun to watch the light bulb go on in your dog’s face.  

Because positive training is so interactive, your dog is fully engaged in the process, and the training is clear and not frustrating for either of you.  The success for both trainer and dog is very high.  What a great feeling for everyone!    

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"WOW!!!!  I’ve had a GREAT time training with the boys: .Judd, Joey and Why in tracking and K9 Nose Work.   I'm so proud of all 3 of them, but especially Joey, who could never participate in anything because he is so reactive, has found HIS SPORT in K9 Nose Work.  Thanks Lisa!  I'm so glad I found you." 

-Stacy B

Lisa Pattison of Canine Partnership provides expert dog training using positive methods with proven results. Located in central western NJ, Ms. Pattison teaches Obedience, K9 NoseWork, Agility, Rally, Canine Water Sports, Tracking, Water Dog, Sniff and Go, and much more.