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 such as Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital and Animal Hospital of Sayreville 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 colleagues and veterinarians for behavioral 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 offers in home professional dog training and pet sitting services.
The owner, Karen Fazio, came up with the concept after having been asked by hundreds of her clients if she can come to their house to train their pets. This allows her to observe the dog in its own environment and help owners with specific behaviors that occur in and outside of the home. These clients then began asking her if she would pet sit their dogs when they were out of town.
The opportunity to do so provided Karen with several days of training their dog, or keeping its skills up to par while the family enjoyed themselves on vacations and business trips.
While there Karen also kept the same routines and schedules the owners had. This provided the dog with the comfort that, even though the family was away, things didn't change all that much. Since each dog is treated different by each owner, clients provide the company with all the unique things they do with their dogs when they're home. Some may include visiting a local park, cuddling to watch a movie, getting special treats at certain times of the day, or even visiting a neighborhood friend the dog plays with. As a result, the dog is less stressful and fully enjoys the family's time away, rather than counting the days until their return.
How can The Dog Super Nanny benefit you and your pet? Find out by listening to owner, Karen Fazio discuss the process by clicking here!