Whether you have a dog in your home or are planning a new addition to your family, you know the importance of a well-trained companion. Training keeps your pet safe from harm, and it protects others from unwanted behaviors. By choosing Andres Aportela, a qualified dog trainer in Frenchtown, New Jersey, you help create a lasting bond with your pet. At the Pro Canine Center, we offer a variety of obedience classes to suit your needs.
Andres Aportela, Professional Dog Trainer
President and master trainer for the North Jersey Schutzhund and Police Association, Andres Aportela has over 25 years experience training dogs. He has a proven success record in the Schutzhund sport: Over 80 percent of the association's animals have ranked in the high 90s, and Aportela has received all levels of awards, including the master gold.
Basic Obedience Training
A well-trained dog makes a more enjoyable and better-behaved companion. Trained animals also tend to have a stronger bond with their owners and display fewer unwanted behaviors. At Pro Canine Center, Aportela and his staff provide basic obedience training to get your dog to respond to commands immediately. We also encourage playtime and positive reinforcement to help eliminate biting and other aggressive behaviors. All classes are available for dogs 10 weeks of age to six years old, with an option for boarding and training.
Advanced Training From A Certified Dog Trainer
For dogs that have passed basic obedience classes, the next level of training via advanced classes with Aportela may be appropriate. These classes focus on off-leash training and elite obedience, which helps you build a strong relationship with your pet.
Contact For More Information
Whether you want to train a personal pet as a service animal or you have a dog with behavioral issues, Andres Aportela is a dog trainer you can trust. With over 25 years as a professional trainer, Andres offers a variety of courses to help your dog reach its full potential. Our office is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule a tour of our kennel and academic facility in Frenchtown, New Jersey, contact us at (908) 421-5050.
I like to give all of my respect and gratitute to Edgar Kaltenbach for his great teaching and training methods and his top quality of dogs. Thank you again.
The 2012 Northeastern Regional Championship was held in New Jersey on September 28-30.
1st place IPO2 - Andres Aportela with Nele vom Padbeg
15th place IPO3 - Andres Aportela with Bast vom Burgwald
Congratulations to all participating competitors.
Special congratulations and acknowledgments to Andres Aportela’s former students participating at this event:
9th place- IPO3 - Bryan Hendricks with Old Glory’s Awful
12th place- IPO3 - Wilson Rosa with Verro vom Haus Cismar
13th place- IPO3 - Israel Cruz with Bobby von Apoll
Competitor IPO2 - Kumiko Matsuo with Frodo vom Brigar
Vice-Champion IPO2 - Harry Ramos with Asko von Ramous
FH Regional National
And FCI World Record
2007 – New England FH Regional Championship – 3rd place – Franka.
2008 – New England North American Championship – Vice Sieger – Franka.
2008 – Team Member and Captain for the FCI in Slovakia, FH World
Championship -- Franka.
2008 – Team Member for the FCI in Slovakia FH World Championship, with Ghandi.
Student handler -- Dan Trevino
2008 – North American FH Championship, 4th place with Ghandi.
Student handler – Dan Trevino
2009 – North American FH Championship, Champion – Franka.
2009 – FCI World competitor in Champagne, France.
Top scoring female for USA team, with Franka.
2009 – AWDF FH Championship – Champion, Ghandi.
Student handler – Dan Trevino
2009 – North American FH Championship, 3rd place – Ghandi.
Student handler – Dan Trevino
2009 – North American FH Championship, 4th place – Benga.
2010 – Top scoring for the FCI FH World Championship in Slovania.
2010 – New England FH Regional Championship Vice Sieger – Benga.
2010 – AWDF FH Championship, Champion – Benga.
2011 – AWDF FH Championship, FCI – IPO – FH, Champion – Benga.
2011 – FCI, IPO - FH World Championship. Top qualifying dog for the USA Team.
With Benga in Berlin, Germany
2010 results for Andres Aportela and Benga Aus Kingston Village were as follows. Benga was the 2010 AWDF FH Champion and the 2010 vice champion for the New England Regional FH Championship. She was also the high tracking dog with a score of 99 points in the New England Regional Championship qualifiying her for the FCI 2011 FH World Championship to be held in Croatia. This makes Benga the highest scoring FH dog for 2010.
Andres’ FH Championship results include: 2007 New England FH Championship, 3rd place with Franka Vom andres-record Wallerhorst; 2008 North American FH Championship, vice champion with Franka; 2009 Working Dog FH Championship, 1st place with Franka, 3rd place with Ghandi Vom Kassler Kreuz (imported/trained by Andres Aportela, handled by student Daniel Trevino), and 4th place with Benga; 2009 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place with Ghandi Vom Kassler Kreuz (handled by student Daniel Trevino); 2009 AWDF FH Championship, 5th place with Franka; and 2010 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place with Benga.
Andres has qualified 5 times for the FH world championship; 3 times with Franka, and one time each with Benga and Ghandi (handled by student Daniel Trevino). Franka has made history as a top scoring female representing the United States in FH world championships.
"I would like to thank all the members of our club for their support, and our helpers Kumiko Matsuo and Brian Hendricks. And, many thanks and respect to my mentor Edgar Kaltenbach." Andres Aportela
Andres is the president and master trainer/director for the North Jersey Schutzhund and Police Association. Many club members qualify and successfully compete in regional and national events every year. Since 1996, Andres has served as the trainer/advisor for Animal Alliance in Lambertville, NJ.
Through his career, Andres has trained numerous students that have competed in regional-, national-, and world-level events. Some of his students have become professional trainers for the public and law enforcement (local, federal, and international); including distinguished animal behaviorists and search-and-rescue and tracking teams. For over 25 years, Andres has been a licensed canine DEA Narcotic Certified Instructor.
In the past 28 years, Andres has competed in over 40 Schutzhund and 7 FH regional and national events. Overall, he has been V-rated 42 times in tracking and FH titles, and 4 times FH Champion and 2 times Vice Champion. Since 2007, Andres has qualified 5 times for the FH World Championship (2008 Slovakia with 2 dogs, 2009 France, 2010 Slovania, and 2011 Germany) and has served 4 times as FH World Team Captain (2008 Slovakia, 2010 Slovania, 2013 Germany, and 2014 Germany). His dog Franka made history as a top-scoring female representing the United States in the 2009 FH World Championship held in France. Andres has achieved the Schutzhund USA sports medal in master gold, gold, silver, and bronze.
IPO/schutzhund and tracking competition record:
Akim Von Wefoland
1984 DVG National Championship, placed in top 10
Niko Von der Goldenen Wetterau
1986 Northeast Regional Championship, 1st place
1987 USA National Championship, 14th place
1987 Northeast Regional Championship, 1st place
Blacky Von Tausendjahrigen Rosenstock
1987 USA National Championship Qualification Trial (291V total; 98V tracking)
1988 USA National Championship, 4th place (286V total; 96V in tracking)
1988 Northeast Regional Championship, 1st place (98V tracking)
1989 Northeast Regional Championship, Vice Champion (97V tracking)
1989 USA National Championship, placed in top 10
1989 North American Championship, 3rd place (100 tracking)
1990 USA National Championship, 5th place (97V tracking)
1990 WSV World Championship, qualified
1991 USA National Championship, 10th place (96V tracking)
Ralf Vom Falkenschrei (H.O.T.)
1999 Northeast Regional Championship, competitor
1999 WDA National Championship and World Qualification Trial, competitor
2000 USA National Championship, qualified
Asta v.d Lemper Heide
2000 Northeast Regional Championship, 13th place (97V tracking)
2001 USA National Championship, High-Scoring Female
2002 Northeast Regional Championship, Vice Champion (handled by student Kumiko Matsuo, 286V total; 94/98/96)
2002 USA National Championship, competitor
2003 Northeast Regional Championship, competitor (excused in protection [courage test injury])
Brix v.d. Kalenborner Hohe (H.O.T.)
2001 Northeast Regional Championship, SchH 1 Champion
2003 Northeast Regional Championship, 3rd place and High H.O.T.
2004 USA National Championship, Vice Champion
2004 Northeast Regional Championship, High-in-Obedience (97V)
2005 USA H.O.T. National Championship, 5th place
Afrodite Von Apoll (H.O.T.)
2004 USA H.O.T. National Championship, competitor
2004 Northeast Regional Championship, Vice Champion
Cento Vom Haus Kaerynie (H.O.T.)
2004 Northeast Regional Championship, SchH 2 Vice Champion
Franka Vom Wallerhorst (H.O.T.)
2005 Northeast Regional Championship, SchH 2 Vice Champion
2005 USA H.O.T. National Championship, SchH 2 Champion
2006 Northeast Regional Championship, 2nd place High-Scoring Female, 5th place overall
2006 Mid-Eastern Regional Championship, Vice Champion, High-Scoring Female (289V)
2006 USA H.O.T. National Championship, Top-Scoring Female, 7th place overall
2006 USA National Championship, 3rd place H.O.T. High-Scoring Female, 16th place overall
2007 USA North American Championship, High-Scoring H.O.T. Female
2007 New England FH Championship, 3rd place
2007 FCI IPO FH World Championship in Slovakia, qualified for team
2008 North American FH Championship, Vice Champion
2009 Working Dog FH Championship, 1st place
2009 AWDF FH Championship, 5th place
2009 FCI IPO FH World Championship in France, Top-Scoring Female
Ghandi Vom Kassler Kreuz
2006 WDA National World Qualifying Championship, 7th place
2006 Northeast Regional Championship, 3rd place High-in-Protection, 7th place overall
2006 Mid-Eastern Regional Championship, 6th place
2006 USA National Obedience Championship, 4th place
2007 North American FH Championship, 3rd (handled by student Daniel Trevino)
2009 Working Dog FH Championship, 3rd place with Ghandi (handled by student Daniel Trevino)
2009 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place (handled by student Daniel Trevino)
Artie Von Apoll (H.O.T.)
2008 New England Regional Championship, 5th place
2008 WDA Qualifying Trial for the National Championship, 4th place
2009 New England Regional Championship, competitor
2010 WDA Regional Championship, competitor
Benga Aus Kingston Village
2008 New England Regional Championship, 3rd place
2009 USA National Championship, 4th place High-Scoring Female
2009 AWDF National Championship, High-Scoring Female
2009 Working Dog FH Championship, 4th place
2010 WDA Regional Championship, 2nd High-Scoring Female, 4th place overall
2010 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place
2010 FCI IPO FH World Championship Qualificatiion, Top-Scoring Female, Slovania
2011 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place
2011 FCI IPO FH World Championship, qualified for team
Nele Vom Padberg
2012 Northeast Regional Championship, IPO2 1st place
2013 Northeast Regional Championship, 4th place