Food. Supplies. Grooming. Vets. Education. Travel. When you’re beginning your journey with your new pup, it’s difficult to find reliable sources of products and information. New Leash on Life has done the leg work for you—with a special focus on businesses in the New Jersey area and beyond.
1054 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ, 973.893.0990
Brookdale Pet Center has every brand I will ever suggest whether it be kibble, canned, freeze-dried or straight from the freezer! They have a full selection of not only foods but bones, chews, toys and equipment, such as harnesses and leashes. Here’s the best part: If they don’t have it, they will get it for you! Think BIG and shop SMALL. They also deliver. This is Julie’s go-to place.
Vetri Science: This place produces the purest, most-reliable products to meet the exacting standards of today’s veterinarians and canine and feline owners.
Active Herb: The No. 1 place Americans shop for Chinese herbs.
The Honest Kitchen: Pet food made from healthy, human-grade whole foods that make a positive difference to pet health and well-being.
Dr. Harvey’s: Dr. Harvey’s offers food, supplements and more. Julie’s favorite is the Veg-to-Bowl!
Mike’s Feed Farm: Located in Riverdale, NJ, Mike Goldsmith is the Papa Bear of Holistic Retail for Pets in New Jersey. When in doubt, go to Mike’s!
Chewy.com: This is where pet lovers shop. Chewy offers free 1- to 2-day shipping on orders over $49.
Only Natural Pet: Your one-stop shop for holistic care of your dog.
Best Bully Sticks: Bully sticks are a favorite pastime for our dogs. This website offers the avid bully stick purchaser opportunities to save substantially. While the sticks must be purchased in bulk, the savings are worth it!
Thunderworks: This company is the creator of the ThunderShirt—a great tool to help a dog cope with anything and everything that causes deep anxiety. These amazing shirts are used by vets, TTouch practitioners, trainers and all of us who have dogs with behavior issues due to fear.
Dog Muzzle: Perfect for the injured pet. The safest muzzle for dogs in need.
PetExpertise: The Freedom No-Pull Harness design minimizes or eliminates pulling, neck strain and the chance of escape.
Clean Run: Online shopping for the serious dog owner. From light reflectors for your car to collapsible bowls, Clean Run has the best in what you did not know you needed—but do!
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT): This organization promotes positive dog training and provides excellent training for dog trainers nationally.
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT): CCPDT sets the highest standards for dog trainers in the industry. You will find New Leash on Life there!
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Click on pet care for poison control information.
American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Program: This testing provides the opportunity to make sure that the behaviors trained are strong enough to endure the social environment. Check the schedule for the next Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing opportunity!
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC): The goal of the IAABC is to standardize and support the practice of companion animal behavior consulting, while providing resources for pet owners needing advice.
Progressive Reinforcement Training Manifesto: Progressive Reinforcement Training is a way to teach and modify behavior that doesn’t involve any forms of intentional physical or psychological intimidation.
Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Behavior Training: LIMA is a training method using the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy out of a set of humane tactics likely to succeed in achieving training or behavior change objectives.
Tawzer Dog: Instructional and informational training videos that can be rented or purchased.
Whole Dog Journal: A monthly periodical covering all things dog—from nutrition and training behavior modification to toy testing and much more!
Dog Food Analysis: Your dog food site for ratings and information on all dry dog foods.
Dogwise: The Barnes & Noble for dogs. Titles include works on individual breeds, activities, health, nutrition and more, including the stuff you can’t find anywhere else!
The Vet at the Barn: Located in Chestnut Ridge, NY, (seconds from New Jersey), this is a full-service veterinary practice offering both traditional and holistic care for our companion animals.
Smith Ridge Veterinary Center: The nation’s largest practice offering an integrative approach to veterinary care.
Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG): Raymond G. Prata, DVM. Your go-to veterinarian for neurosurgery and orthopedics.
Tellington TTouch Training: Created by Linda Tellington-Jones, this modality uses both touch and groundwork to assist our companion animals in getting focused, back into balance and more confident in their experience of life. Check it out!
Aldaron Essences: This business’s Bach Flower formulas are designed specifically for your dog’s special needs.
Montclair Pet Grooming: Montclair Pet Grooming staff is experienced in all breeds of dog, large and small. Even the most spa-phobic dogs will have a pleasant experience here.
Pet Hotels: Traveling with our dogs is always a life stretcher. Find pet-friendly accommodations across the country.