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Matt Caranante’s journey to becoming a dog trainer started, oddly enough, with bed bugs. While working as a handler for a bed-bug-sniffing beagle, he realized how powerful the relationship between dog and owner could be. He went on to rescue another dog, this time an abused beagle from a high-kill shelter, and the reward he felt from rehabilitating his pet made his next step clear: He enrolled in Animal Behavior College’s dog-training certificate program and founded Let's Play!

As a positive-reinforcement dog trainer, Matt brings out canines’ best behavior by mixing work with fun activities that help channel their energy. He offers private, in-home sessions to disengage pups from remote controls, as well as group classes to work on basic obedience and manners. Matt also works on behavioral modification to solve common issues such as separation anxiety, dog aggression, and excessive barking.

520 Jersey Ave Apt. 3
Jersey City,
New Jersey
US

The personal trainers at Design By Fitness help clients to shed pounds and build muscle with well-rounded exercise regimens. The staff consults with new participants to develop a hybrid workout that may include cardio exercises and strength training tailored to meet individual fitness goals.

150 Bay Street
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Arrive & Drive passes can be used any day of the week, though reservations are required for Saturday race times.

99 Caven Point Rd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Exotik Fashion Lounge’s staff members robe mannequins in flowing maxi dresses, button-down shirts, and casual tees from both well-known and emerging designers. Their selection of men's and women's clothing showcases dapper items from BlackTea Apparel and Romeo and Juliet Couture. The garments themselves range in style from office-appropriate dresses and collared shirts to distressed jean jackets appropriate for the funeral of a pair of Levi’s.

128 Newark Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

The Range

The live-fire portion of New Jersey Firearms Academy's training takes place at local indoor and outdoor ranges.

The Rentals

Depending on the course, instructors might supply firearms such as handguns, semi-automatics, and revolvers.

At a Glance

NRA-certified instructor Lateif Dickerson gladly shares his firearms expertise for both the real and theoretical world, which led Michio Kaku to seek his insight for Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science. When not contemplating the possibility of Star Wars-caliber firepower, Lateif leads classes in both armed and unarmed self-defense for beginner through advanced students at New Jersey Firearms Academy. He and his team also extend their courses to specialty topics, such as First Aid in the wilderness. Beyond civilian training, Lateif instructs law-enforcement and security personnel with programs such as SORA and K-9 training. The academy also houses a shop stocked with firearms gear.

174 Danforth Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Children are best equipped to develop analytical skills for current and future learning between the formative ages of 3.5 and 14. That's why Best Brains sets students off on the right foot by offering focused courses in subjects such as math, English, abacus, and general knowledge. Certified teachers help students develop skills in writing, grammar, critical thinking word problems, and basic computational math, using an abacus counting tool to help develop spatial memory.

30 Central Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ
US