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Group Classes Fall/Winter

Basic Obedience and Manners

It’s nearly impossible for the typical urban canine to avoid distractions walking the streets of  New York City. That’s why it’s especially important that your dog has street smarts and learns to mind his Ps and Qs. In this 6-week course I will teach you practical, humane and scientifically sound techniques to promote healthy leadership and a lifelong bond of understanding and respect. Learn basic commands such as LOOK AT ME, SIT, DOWN, STAY, LEAVE IT, HEEL and COME.

Upcoming Classes ($300 + tax)

6 wk course begins Tues, 10/27 @ 8:00pm

Reserve your spot by downloading registration form here

Tricks Class
The tricks class has amazing benefits for you and your pup.  Not only will you gain a deeper understanding of how to train your dog to do practically anything, but your pup will get the physical and mental stimulation that he/she deserves.  Some of the fun tricks that may be covered are waving, spin, rollover, “bang, bang you’re dead” and more.  Prerequisite:  Your dog must have a firm grasp of basic obedience.
Upcoming Classes ($160 + tax)  

Intro to Agility

Spring into action with a 5-week course that will exercise your dog both physically and mentally.  You’ll strengthen the bond with your best friend working as a team as you introduce him to tunnels, weave poles and jumps.  Loads of fun!

Upcoming Classes ($275 + tax):

5 wk course begins Wed, 10/21 @ 8pm

Reserve your spot by downloading registration form here

Pack Leader – A must read for all dog owners

My sister recently sent me this article. It is a quick easy read which clearly illustrates where the concept of pack dominance came from, and how it is deceptively easy to use as a scape goat for many big ticket behavior problems. I never consider anyone using force and intimidation to gain compliance or “submission” from their dog a bad person. Instead i see them as a deeply devoted dog enthusiast with incomplete information. I hope this helps open some doors for those of you who swear by the pack leader philosophy and helps you deepen your bond and with your best friend and family member.  falling for the leader of the pck

New classes for the new year

We are looking forward to the New Year here at Dogboy NYC and are excited to meet and train all the dogs and people in 2015! Wishing you and your dog a happy and healthy new year!

New rounds of Basic Obedience and Agility will be starting in January. Sign up NOW as classes are already filling up!

Intro to Agility class begins January 20th at 8PM

Basic Obedience class begins January 21st at 8PM

Puppy and Wine Social every Monday at 7:30PM
(Puppies socialize off leash and people drink wine!)

Training Tip: A Dog’s Training is Never Done

For a dog – training is never done. Learning is a life-long endeavor and a dog’s behavior is always in flux. Sometimes, they finally get what you have spent weeks trying to teach them, and other times, they seem to completely forget something they used to do with expert precision. It’s important to always continue to train your dog both new and old behaviors. Most of what we ask of our dogs is a bit counterintuitive for them — don’t jump on guests, walk in a straight line and keep my pace, don’t sniff everything or play with every dog may seem like a piece of cake to a human but to a dog, it’s pretty challenging. Keeping it fresh and exciting is the key to keeping your dog interested in your silly little rules. Another good thing to keep in mind is your dog doesn’t owe you anything. When I hear someone say “but he should know that” I am quick to remind them that he will always repeat what has worked for him in the past (credit brent). If that is humping, pulling or barking, he is going to keep on doing it. It’s our job to teach our dogs what is expected and teach him that following our lead is more rewarding than not. That it’s an ongoing relationship builder. Now get out there and train your dog!


Ruff Rules Episode Three – How to Crate Train a Dog


Check out the next episode of my web series Ruff Rules, where I teach techniques for crate-training your dog through positive reinforcement. This is useful information for anyone with a dog who fights the crate.
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