Gentle, effective, and patient dog training in Rockland County, Orange County, and northern Bergen County for dogs and their people by an experienced and supportive dog trainer.

All dogs are able to learn nice manners! Your dog can be well-behaved enough that you can take him anywhere dogs are allowed and feel confident that he’s still going to listen to you, respond, be able to control himself, and be well-mannered. A dog who doesn’t pull your arm out while walking, jump on or bark at people or other dogs, or exhibit other impolite behavior. You can have a dog you are proud to bring anywhere – the dog that people tell you they wish their dog was like. A happy dog with nice manners. And you can have that dog without harsh training methods. Training never needs to be heavy-handed. Here, your dog will be a happy dog, one whose tail wags while he works and who gets excited when it’s time for training. You’ll never have a dog who does what you ask because he’s afraid not to. Not here.  You’ll never have a dog whose “spirit is broken” because of rough training methods. Not here.  Here, you’ll have a nicely behaved dog, happy, with spirit firmly intact.

I offer three different ways to train your dog. The first is Group Classes. I keep my groups really small so everyone gets individualized attention. The second is private lessons. Private training is where I come to your home and teach you how to train your dog. Essentially, I’m your coach.  And last, I offer day training. Day training is where I come to your home and *I* train your dog for you.  (And yes, your dog will indeed listen to you, too!) If you click on the links above, you can read more about each type of training. Day training in particular has many incorrect assumptions associated with it (such as that dogs will only listen to the person who trained them) so please do read more about it!

As you choose a trainer,  know that there are many in the Rockland, Orange, and Bergen area. Some are new, part-time, or occasional trainers while others are professional, experienced trainers. (Read more about me here – I’ve been a professional trainer for more than 25 years.)  Whether you choose me or someone else, please be sure that you are, first and foremost, comfortable with their methods, manner, and way of handling dogs.  Never allow anything to be done to or with your dog that you aren’t comfortable with! Second, be sure you are comfortable with the trainer him/herself. You will be dealing with your trainer for many weeks – be sure you want to.

So explore the site a bit, and then contact me – let’s talk about you and your dog!

~ Dog trainer for all of Rockland County NY (New City, Nanuet, Bardonia, Valley Cottage, Congers, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Garnerville, Nyack, West Nyack, Haverstraw, Suffern, Montebello, Pomona, Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Chestnut Ridge, Pearl River, Airmont), southern Orange County (Monroe, Highland Mills, Mountainville, Warwick, Blooming Grove, Chester, Washingtonville, Goshen, New Windsor, Tuxedo, Greenwood Lake, Woodbury, Central Valley) and northeastern Bergen County NJ (Mahwah, Montvale, Ramsey, Park Ridge, Fair Lawn, Upper Saddle River, Northvale, Hillsdale, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake). ~