Gentle Spirit Dog Training 



Creating Lifelong Friendships Through Mutual Understanding and Respect

If you need immediate help with your dog or puppy, I'm here for you.  Virtual online live interactive training and behavior sessions are now available via Zoom.  They’re really fun and productive, and the next best thing to being there in person.  Please call or email for details. 

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Welcome to Gentle Spirit Dog Training!

Gentle Spirit Dog Training provides private, in-home dog training and behavior counseling to clients in New Jersey's  Morris and Somerset Counties.  Kate Gorman, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, created Gentle Spirit to teach dog owners how to understand their dogs' behavior, and to help their dogs become well-mannered, enjoyable family members. The methods used are fun, reward-based and do not include outdated techniques that use force or intimidation. You'll learn effective dog training methods that are gentle, simple and long lasting.


Gentle Spirit Dog Training offers the convenience of private training sessions in your home.  Kate will come to you!  Each session is personally customized for you and your dog.  Kate’s holistic approach considers every aspect of your dog's environment, including his or her personality, history, physical abilities, breed characteristics and family lifestyle.  This allows Kate to help your dog achieve his or her fullest potential.


Kate has been providing training and behavior counseling to her community for almost 25 years, and has a well-established referral network of veterinarians, colleagues and previous clientsShe looks forward to the opportunity of helping you and your dog achieve your training and behavioral goals.


Thank you for visiting Gentle Spirit Dog Training!



"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."


                                                             Benjamin Franklin




Gentle Spirit Dog Training services the following towns and townships:

Basking Ridge, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bedminster, Far Hills, Gillette, Gladstone, Liberty Corner, Long Hill Township, Lyons, Martinsville, Mendham, Meyersville, Millington, Peapack, Pluckemin, Stirling, Warren, and Watchung.  Special arrangements can be made for clients outside the service area.  Telephone consultations are also available.