Dog Days of New Yorkprovides training classes for dogs and their owners in the evening and on weekends. Our classes range from behavior training and socializtion to AKC competitive sports and each offers dog owners a great way to tighten your bond with your pet. Each class is offered several times a year so if you are interested in any of our classes, give us a call since new classes are starting all the time. Below is a list of our current class offerings:

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN
Amanda Gagnon,
Amanda Gagnon Dog Training
Thursday nights at 7pm
For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months in age

Puppy Kindergarten is a 5-week, rolling enrollment group class that teaches socialization and manners to puppies under 5 months of age. It is an absolutely essential class that teaches your puppy off leash reliability, how to have a soft mouth (don't bite!!), solves fear-related issues like aggression and anxiety before they start, and teaches you fundamentals like house training. The primary goal of this class is early socialization and prevention of common behavior problems. You will also be introduced to basic manners cues such as SIT, DOWN, COME, LEAVE IT, HEEL and the like.

As with most education programs, curriculum is ongoing, and there is no opportunity to make up classes. If you are unable to attend please let us know. When applicable, we will happily provide the worksheets from a missed class.

PRE-REQUISITE: None
CLASS LENGTH: Five 45 Minute Classes Held Weekly
CLASS FEE: $355/Non-Members $305/Members

BASIC OBEDIENCE

BASIC OBEDIENCE
Phyllis Couvares,
Follow My Lead
Saturday mornings at 9:00am
Sunday nights at 6:00pm
Monday nights at 7:30pm
All 12 weeks and older including adults

This class will focus on developing and building not only your dog's abilities but your own training skills. Learn how to use timing, rewards, and clear signals to influence your dog's behavior. Master the basic commands with your pet including sit, lie down, off, don't jump and drop it. Develop your communication skills with your dog and learn to redirect his focus on you. This course is appropriate for puppies twelve weeks and older and for all adult dogs.

Each class includes six one-hour classes which are held weekly on the same night and at the same time. Class size is limited to no more than four dogs per class to povide sufficient "real world" distractions while providing students with enough time for individual questions. Space is limited so we encourage dog owners who are interested to enroll early as possible to avoid having the class sold out on you

CLASS LENGTH: Six One-Hour Classes Held Weekly
CLASS FEE: $365/Non-Members $325/Members

THERAPY DOG TRAINING

Pet Partners Therapy Dog Training

Jane Koppelman,
Pet Partners

Tuesday Nights at 7:30pm
Dogs 1 Year and Older

If your dog enjoys meeting new people, is flexible, adaptable and okay being touched become a therapy dog team.  This course will train you and your dog to be a pet therapy team.  At the end of the course, teams are tested and evaluated for certification by Pet Partners.

CLASS LENGTH: Six One-Hour Classes Held Weekly, Plus Testing and Evaluation
CLASS FEE: $350/Non-Members $300/Members

K9 NOSE WORK

K9 Nose Work
Jessica Shulte,
Follow My Lead
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
 

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is a training activity, loved by dogs, that develops a dog’s natural scenting abilities through fun and games. The sport leverages every dog’s amazing sense of smell and their love of performing a task. Geared for dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages this sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

CLASS LENGTH: Six One-Hour Classes Held Weekly
CLASS FEE: $350/Non-Members $300/Members

RALLY OBEDIENCE

Rally Obedience
Nancy Field,
Follow My Lead
 
Two prior obedience classes required.

Rally is a fun, challenging canine sport involving a variety of specific obedience exercises performed in sequence, indicated by a series of signs arranged on a numbered course. Whether or not you are interested in competing, the exercises will improve your dog’s focus and help you build a higher level of connection and teamwork. In this class, the first level exercises will be introduced step-by-step and incorporated into short courses.

CLASS LENGTH: Six One-Hour Classes Held Weekly
CLASS FEE: $350/Non-Members $300/Members