Meet Kristen Tedesco

Owner / Master Trainer, UPK9NJ


  • A.K.C. Good Canine Citizen Evaluator

  • Therapy Dog Trainer

Attended seminars by nationally renowned dog trainers including:

  • Bart Bellon

  • Nino Drowart

  • Jeff Ricco

  • Justin Rigney

  • Sarah Carson, Winner of America’s Got Talent

Achievements with my dogs:

  • Samara A.K.C. Good Citizenship Certificate
  • Havok: Protection Sports Associates PDC Certificate
  • G.R.C. Dogsport Certificate


“Where do I even begin?! Our discussion with Kristen started when we were ready to give back our newest dog Sophie. It had gotten to the point where we no longer had control of our house and felt we could no longer handle two dogs.
Enter Kristen and Unleashed Potential K9. 3 weeks of board and train for Sophie and training sessions for Elvis, which included training their humans and we have our house and our dogs back.”

Courtney Clark

Why Hire Us?

Dog training is the best investment you can make in yourself and your dog. Kristen treats every dog like it’s hers. She’s even saved dogs that other trainers and vets said needed to be put down because of their behavior. She individualizes and customizes every dog training session.

  • Safety and protection for your family

  • Safer walking your dog in public and at dog parks, prevent lawsuits

  • Make guests in your home more comfortable

  • Be the best owner you can be and provide the structure your dog needs to be his/her best self

  • Worry less when you leave on vacation and hire a dogsitter

  • Get rid of unhealthy territorial behavior

  • Sleep peacefully at night and without obnoxious barking

  • Conquer separation anxiety and eliminate whining

“We are so happy to have our new and improved Lola back! We were really at the end of our rope with her. We tried several other training options in the past but to no avail. She was not only stressing our whole family out with her behavior…barking, lunging, biting, completely unmanageable….but she was dangerous and a bit scary! She is a huge dog. After 5 weeks with Kristen and Bobby, she is almost unrecognizable, in a good way!”

Kari Szary

What We Do

We work with any dog, any age, any breed, to create happy and obedient pets. Our team is ready to serve you and make your home a safer and happier place. Here is a list of our values and practices:

  • We don’t just train your dogs, we train you, the owner!

  • We love the dogs we train

  • We’ll never give up on your dog

  • We’re always available for advice when needed

  • We offer flexible training

  • We always practice with a gentle method

  • We are certified dog trainers

Ready to unleash your dog’s potential?

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