Science-based positive reinforcement training and a little time will help us translate what your dog is trying to communicate.

Whether the answer is straight forward and or complicated, my 14 years of professional dog training experience and creative problem solving I bring to my work help us get there.

Viviane Arzoumanian, CPDT-KA

Iā€™m Viviane and the founder of PumpkinPupsDog Training. I have been training dogs and their families professionally since 2005. 

My goal as a trainer is to teach you the skills you need to work with your dog on the issues that concern you most. Every dog and every home is different, all training plans are specific to your dog and your situation.

This applies whether you've recently adopted a shelter dog, gotten a new puppy from a breeder, rescued a dog from a puppy mill, or have an older dog with behavior problems.

Whether your dog is shy or confident, I will show you how to use time- and science-proven force-free methods to train new behaviors and to repair serious or long standing problems.

No matter what your goal is, my lessons and classes are structured to be enjoyable and as stress-free as possible for you and your dog. 

I will teach you to communicate clearly so your dog understands you. Equally important, I will explain and illustrate what your dog is telling you through both body language and behavior, so that your responses will be as appropriate and effective as possible.


Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Between a private training session and puppy classes at PumpkinPups I learned A to Z about my puppy and how to help integrate him into our family. I have a 4-year-old son, so I knew it was important to socialize the puppy and learn how to communicate with him.
— Liz, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn