OUR CLasses

We offer separate classes for puppies under 20 weeks and for adolescent and young dogs.  Indoor classes are limited to 5 dogs and range from 4-6 sessions . All family members are urged to participate in classes. Depending on your puppy/dog's age, classes include appropriate levels of the following: 

Training Fundamentals & Common Puppy Issues

Structured socialization, play skills, polite manners (sit, down, trade, and more), coming when called, walking nicely on a leash, house training, crate training, Nipping, chewing,  jumping, barking, diet and exercise, handling at the vet and groomer, and much more...

Our Goals and Methods

  • We use positive reinforcement plus management to set your puppy up for success in class.
  • We show you how to apply what you learn in class to your everyday life at home with your pup.
  • We give you the necessary tools and information, so you and your pup get to practice lots of great behavior starting with the first lesson.
  • Our highly experienced trainers are supported by well-trained class assistants to make sure each puppy is having a good experience and learning at their own pace.
  • We offer email support between classes for questions that can't wait until the next class.
  • We give you a comprehensive training manual that includes everything we cover in class and more.

Meet the trainers: Viviane Arzoumanian, Alison Buehler, Rachel Maso, and Kizz Robinson


Puppy Essentials

For puppies between 10 and 20 weeks of age. Everything you and your puppy need to know to survive the early months in 6 one-hour sessions!

Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 7pm

Saturday at 10:30am and 12:15pm


Mind Your Manners 1

Your pup will learn new behaviors while also taking his or her Puppy Essentials skills to the next level with more duration and higher levels of distraction.  6 one-hour sessions.

Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 7pm

Sunday evenings at 5:00pm

 

Note About Prerequisite:

To enter Manners 1 pups must have attended our Puppy Essentials or had a Private session with one of our trainers - email us for more information and to schedule a session if you haven't already had one. If the session is held at your home private rates apply, if you come to the training studio for a 1/2 hour session before the start of classes the cost is $50.


Mind Your Manners 2 & 3:

Adding distractions to behaviors learned in Mind Your Manners 1, plus introduction to nose games & tricks training.

 

Mind Your Manners 2

4 one-hour sessions, meets on alternating Mondays @ 7pm

Prerequisite for Manners 2 is Manners 1 and/or trainer recommendation.

 

Mind Your Manners 3

Scheduled monthly via a Doodle Poll

Prerequisite for Manners 3 is Manners 2 and/or trainer recommendation.

 

Please write to us if you are interested and we will contact you to invite you to join the next Manners 2 or 3 classes!


LOCATED IN KENSINGTON BROOKLYN:

239 East 5th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11218

Between Caton Avenue and Albemarle Road

**We are rarely able to offer make-up classes due to the small size of our classes.  We do however supply the homework for missed classes and the curriculum is structured so that new class work is always reviewed in the following class.**