Karen Fazio, is the owner and head trainer of The Dog Super Nanny™, which is a service of My Best Friend Dog Training LLC. Karen is a nationally recognized professional trainer and canine behavior consultant. Her expertise is in the areas of fear, aggression, obsessive disorders, chronic behavioral issues, medically-related behavior issues, phobias and obsessive disorders as well as obedience.
Karen works closely with local veterinary hospitals who refer patients to her for help with chronic behavior cases. Her experience in fear and aggression is far-reaching and she's often sought by professional training colleagues and veterinarians for advice throughout the United States.
She takes pride in bringing the “fun” back into the lives of clients and their dogs by making training enjoyable and engaging while also taking the mystery out of behavior issues by explaining how the behavior may have developed and what owners can do to help their pets overcome them. She does this through positive training techniques focused on the scientific principles of learning and behavior, as well as teaching owners how to effectively understand canine body language, vocalizations and how to form a more meaningful relationship with their pet.
She’s the pets columnist for Inside Jersey Magazine and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, Financial Supporter/Friend of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and past speaker for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System “Paws for Patients” pet therapy program.
Karen serves as Event Co-Chair for the Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animals, a non-profit organization committed to providing grants to non-profit, no-kill shelters and animal welfare and rescue organizations across the United States. Purr'n Pooch Foundation for Animal's grants help the selfless, passionate individuals who are saving lives one animal at a time. Regardless of the species served, the Foundation supports those deserving organizations who do so much with few resources.
Karen offers visitors a free copy of her e-book "My Other Dog Was So Much Better," and is a pets blogger NJ.com, where she writes informative columns on canine behavior and often interviews animal trainers, veterinary behaviorists, and other leaders in the pet care industry. Past guests have included Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet's "It's Me or The Dog," as well as Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers; Dr. Roger Mugford,trainer of Queen Elizabeth II's Corgis; Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of Behavior at Tufts University and many more.
She has recently formed a working relationship with Purr'n Pooch Canine Academy where she offers group classes, in-home training and on-site training.
Karen volunteers her time as a behavior consultant for shelters, rescue groups (5013C) and breeding clubs throughout New Jersey where she counsels volunteers and members on safe handling techniques, behavior modification and more. When she isn’t training dogs, pet-sitting, volunteering or writing her columns, she devotes her time to her husband, Richard, two dogs Carney (German Shepherd), Lucy (English Foxhound), and three cats: Nicholas, Buddy, and Miss Moxie.
Who We Are
The Dog Super Nanny is New Jersey's official Au Pair and is an exclusive service of My Best Friend Dog Training LLC.
The owner, Karen Fazio, came up with the concept after having been asked by hundreds of clients if she can move in. She thought long and hard about what it was like years ago when she found herself the owner of an issue dog and wished her own trainer would have temporarily moved in to help her with all the problems she dealt with after the trainer went home.
She also knows what it's like to go away on vacation and fret about whether her pets are happy when she's away.
Having an au pair in your home can reduce stress and achieve maximum training results in the least amount of time, while also teaching owners and their families lthe skills they need to make their lives with their best friend the best it can be.
How can The Dog Super Nanny benefit you and your pet? Find out by listening to owner, Karen Fazio discuss the entire process by clicking here!