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Spring 2016 Classes from Dogboy NYC.!

Basic Obedience and Manners

When – Tuesdays, April 12th – May 17th from 8:00 to 9:00pm (6 weeks)

Where – Wag Club, 360 Furman Street, Brooklyn

Instructor – Jacklyn

Prerequisites – None

How much – $300

Dogs and their people will learn the ins and outs of basic commands like, “SIT”, “COME”, “STAY”,  “DROP IT”, as well as other helpful manners to use in everyday life.


Obedience 2.0

When – Wednesdays,  April 13th – May 18th from 8:00 to 9:00pm (6 weeks)

Where – Wag Club, 360 Furman Street, Brooklyn

Instructor – Robert

Prerequisites – Basic Obedience and Manners

How much – $300

Take what you have learned from Basic Obedience and Manners class and put it to work for you and your pooch!  Some of the protocols you will learn include long distance distracted “stays”,  walking up to each other and sitting politely, greeting guests and strangers without jumping or barking.  This is the next step toward achieving your dream dog!


Intro. To Agility

When – Tuesdays,  April 19th – May 17th from 7:30 to 8:30pm (5 weeks)

Where – School for the Dogs, 155 East Second Street, NYC

Instructor – Robert

Prerequisites – None

How much – $275

This high energy class focuses on building up your dogs focus and confidence as they learn to navigate an array of hurdles, tunnels, and other obstacles. It will also enhance the communication and trust between you and Fido that will last a lifetime. Your dog will literally be jumping through hoops in this super fun class!


Puppy and Wine 

When – Every Monday, 7:30 to 8:30pm (Ongoing – RSVP required!)

Where – Wag Club, 362 Furman St., Brooklyn

Instructor – Robert

Prerequisites – Puppies must be under 16 weeks of age and have 2 rounds of vaccinations with records.

How much – $20 per class.  RSVP is required at

This wildly popular class is perhaps the most important you will take. Puppies go through a stage of social development that ends between 12 – 16 weeks. During this time, it is critical to expose them to as many social situations as possible. This is an opportunity for pups to learn how to elicit and end play, how hard to use their mouths, and basically how to get along with other members of their own species safely.  Under the supervision of a trained professional, humans can ask puppy questions and learn about their own dogs play style and personality.  This fun and educational expiriance is enhanced with a free glass of wine from the folks at Waterfront Wines. Sampled wines are also available for purchase at a discount. Due to the popularity of this class, we must limit the number of pups to 10 per class. You will need to register ahead of time through Wag Club and provide your vaccination records. Contact Wag Club at

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, find 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, sale 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, buy they finally get what you have spent weeks trying to teach them, viagra and other times, troche 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!