Post Adoption

Dog Training Support

Occasionally, dogs adopted from our shelter need some assistance making the transition into their forever home.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter provides training assistance from a certified dog trainer when needed to help both the animals and its new family adjust.

Dog Training after Adoption
Maria Pantin, MA, CPD T - KA
Meet Maria Pantin, MA, CPDT-KA

Maria G. Pantin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA),Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and earned aMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology.  Before becoming a professional dog trainer, Maria worked as a social worker providing children and their families with link age to mental health, educational, and other community resources. 

Transferring her years in the social work industry to working with dogs, Maria provides individualized training for both the family and their new family member. This helps to support everyone as they transition into their new home environment. Maria can be reached at or at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter on Tuesdays.

Maria Pantin, MA, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer


Call  973-386-0590 or email for more information about dog training.