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Dog training from the experts

Educate your dog with Andrea Arden and her team. Dog obedience classes in Manhattan

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Dog training classes for everyone

Group 
Classes

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Private
Lessons

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Puppy Day
School

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Virtual
Training

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Puppy Play 
Groups

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Our Story

Our Fundamental Approach
Positive Dog Training

Reward and management based training is the most effective and easiest approach to teaching your dog and ensuring they are eager to play the training game.

Our Fundamental Approach
Dedicated and Passionate Help
Talented Team
Our team has extensive education and experience in the field of animal behavior, including many species, with a primary focus on companion dogs. All adhere to a dog and people friendly approach.
Dedicated and Passionate Help
30 years Experience
Andrea Arden
Andrea was a founding member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, on the team that created the first National Professional DogTrainer certification program and is the author of numerous books, a go to sources for media and educational appearances.
30 years Experience
New York Pioneer
Proven & Innovative

Andrea and her team brought the concept of positive training, puppy group training and play groups to New York City and have been building a full set client value added programs for thirty years.

New York Pioneer

What do our clients say?

Our team

Andrea Arden

Founder

JoAnne Basinger

Instructor

Katrina Krings

Instructor

Hannah Richter

Instructor

Stefania Bedoya

Instructor

Lara Sullivan

Instructor

Mike Lustig

Instructor

Stephanie Teed

Instructor

Casandra Sultanik

Instructor

Methodology

What type of dog training do you use?

Our approach is decidedly dog and people friendly. We adhere to an approach to teaching behaviors that builds motivation in your dog to want to play the training game and place an emphasis on helping people learn how to manage their dog’s time so as to prevent problematic behaviors and  best set them up for behavior success. Creating a dog that is an enthusiastic student is the easiest and fastest route to helping them achieve success in terms of being a compliant and mannerly member of the family. With this goal in mind, positive, reward based training is the way to go!

What types of tools do you use?

We focus primarily on identifying rewards that each dog is most fond of and using those things to motivate the dog to comply with requests. Rewards can be praise, petting, toys, food, access to the environment (such as the couch), and life rewards (such as being taken for a walk, or being permitted to spend some extra time sniffing at a certain spot). Additional tools include plain buckle collars, front clip harnesses, leashes, treat pouches, markers, targeting objects (such as a target stick or container). We do not use electric shock collars (sometimes referred to as e-collars or stimulation collars).

Classes

What should I bring to obedience training school?

A dog who has not eaten his or her meal at least one to two hours prior to the class start time. Treats: soft, pea-sized treats are ideal. A 4-6 foot leash (no retractable leashes, please!) A buckle collar, head halter or body harness. A hollow toy which can be stuffed with food so your dog is kept busy while you listen to your instructor during the discussion portions of class. The Comfort Bone is a great stuff able toy option.

 

Is there a guarantee for your dog training?

We adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct and Responsibility set forth by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers: Members are to refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training, because there is no sure way to guarantee the cooperation and performance of all parties involved and because the knowledge of animal behavior is incomplete. This should not be confused with a desire to guarantee client satisfaction with professional services.

Locations

Where are your dog school located in NYC?

We offer group training classes, special seminars and private lessons in the following locations. We also offer private sessions in your home.

  • New York Dog Spa – 32 West 25th Street (between 6th Avenue & Broadway) New York, NY | Map
  • Beasty Feast – 327 West 14th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)  | Map
  • Muddy Paws – 821 Ninth Avenue  (between 54th and 55th Streets)  | Map
  • Sniff ‘n’ Seek – 307 East 92nd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) | Map
  • New York Dog Spa – 145 West 20th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)  | Map

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