I train dogs for basic obedience and handle some behavioral issues. I only do individual, customized training. I come to you and work out how to have your dog fit into your lifestyle from today on throughout its life. I like to meet everyone who handles the dog in order to comprehend the full picture and aim for consistency in how the dog is handled.
I use only positive methods that both the dog and owner enjoy. Training should be fun and productive; it should be a time that deepens your relationship with your dog. I teach you all the basic obedience commands and anything else we decide will be useful for you and your dog.
My initial consultation is one to one and a half hours. During this I will ask you a lot of questions, you can ask me a lot of questions and I will get to know your dog. I will observe and work with the dog(s) and make recommendations based on my observations. Then we will work with your dog so you can see what your dog can do! All of the dogs I work with love the training sessions. If I come across a problem that I think is best handled by someone else, I will refer you. I take pride in being successful in my work.
I have a vast knowledge of dogs, life in NYC, the many services that exist in the animal world and the variety of equipment used in training. I read every book on every different method so you do not have to. I am very sensitive to how short people’s time can be in this city so I make the most out of every session. I give homework at the end of the sessions and work at the pace of the dog and the owner.
I do not sell “packages”; as every dog and owner is different. Some clients need a lot of help and some just need some fine tuning/guidance. My goal is for your dog to be a safe and polite member of your household so you can enjoy him or her to the fullest. Well-behaved dogs are welcome more places. Keeping your dog safe requires balance and harmony in your relationship. I work in many households with children of all ages, children of all ages and all types of people.
Please feel free to call me to get more information. I work mostly in Manhattan but will occasionally travel further to work with a client. I am happy to give you references to call as needed.