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WE ARE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS WITH A PASSION FOR PREVENTING AND SOLVING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN NYC.

From puppies to seniors, Malteses to Pit Bulls, we can help! We offer in-home private sessions throughout Manhattan and at our East Village studio as well as several small, personalized group class options.

School For The Dogs is fully insured, bonded, and smells like bacon.

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Private Training

Puppy: First Session (At Home)

During your first 90-minute session, we will review your puppy's behavior and temperament, introduce you to the basics and ensure we address any issues you might be encountering in the comfort of your own home.

Puppy: First Session (At Center)

During your first 90-minute session at our East Village Training Center, we will review your puppy's behavior and temperament, introduce you to the basics and ensure we address any issues you might be encountering.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Follow-up Session (At Home)

Held in your home, these fully customizable 60-minute sessions are for dog owners seeking personalized assistance creating a well-adjusted, balanced city dog.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Follow-up Session (At Center)

Held at our East Village Training Center, these fully customizable 60-minute sessions are for dog owners seeking personalized assistance creating a well-adjusted, balanced city dog.

Behavior Therapy: Follow-up Session (At Home)

For dogs experiencing behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression towards dogs or people, these personalized one-on-one sessions provide you with a realistic management and training plan tailored to your dog and your lifestyle, in the comfort of your home.

Behavior Therapy: Follow-up Session (At Center)

These in-studio sessions are for dogs who are experiencing behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression towards dogs or people, our trainers will provide you with realistic management and training plans tailored to your dog and your lifestyle.

Day Training: Behavior Therapy

Service summary: For dogs experiencing behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression towards dogs or people, a trainer will work one-on-one with your dog provide to help support your dog’s training plan.

Before You Get Your Dog (At Home)

Consult with one of our Certified Trainers on finding a dog to match your lifestyle or preparing your home for a new dog in the comfort of your own home.

Before You Get Your Dog (At Training Center)

Consult with one of our Certified Trainers on finding a dog to match your lifestyle or preparing your home for a new dog.

Yearbook Photo

Get your dog's Yearbook style photo taken with Andrea Castanon of bowieshoots.com. Purchase includes four digital images suitable for social media, with high resolution & prints available for purchase.

Laser Background Photo

Get your dog's laser-background style photo taken with Andrea Castanon of bowieshoots.com. Purchase includes four social media size images (with high resolution & prints available for purchase).

Walking: Walker/Trainer Initial Session No purchase required to enroll

Behavior Therapy Follow up - Additional Dog Fee No purchase required to enroll

Group Classes

Prep School

Prep School is a six-week basic manners class designed to help you create a solid foundation of leadership and communication with your teenage or adult dog.

Grad School: Level 1

Strengthen your dog’s behavior and sharpen your own training skills in this Advanced class. We will incorporate the “3 D’s” in exercises and games that will test your abilities as a team!

Grad School: Level 2

Let's take your skills up a notch! Continuing the work from Grad School Level 1, Grad School Level 2 will begin to take your skills outside in the real world! The streets of NYC are full of distraction, temptation, and crowds, but you and your dog can learn to navigate them with calm, focus, and confidence.

Day School

​Day School is a four hour weekday drop-off program at our training center designed to instill and maintain basic manners and leash training while you’re at work.

Misfits Day School

Misfits Day School is our specialized drop-off program created for dogs who need some extra help coping with the mean streets of New York City.

Sidewalk Psychos: Level 1

Sidewalk Psychos is an 8-week group class with an urban focus specifically designed for for NYC dogs who bark, lunge or growl at other dogs on leash walks.

Sidewalk Psychos: Level 2 - Drop In

Ready to take it to the next level? In Level 2, dogs work in closer proximity and take group walks together each class, weather permitting.

Intro to Scent Work

Scent work allows your dog to use their favorite thing: their nose! We’ll use their ability and desire to sniff things out to teach focus and burn some energy.

Puppy Playtime

A fun, structured 30-minute session for puppies who are 8-20 weeks old, designed to help teach puppies how to have appropriate play interactions. We only allow four puppies per session. All sessions are held inside in our appropriately-disinfected studio. Always free for first timers; use the coupon code included in welcome email received when you create an account with us.

Tiny Puppy Playtime (Puppies 5 lbs or under)

A fun, structured 30-minute session for puppies who are 8-20 weeks old and 5 lbs or under. These sessions are designed to help teach tiny puppies how to have appropriate play interactions. We only allow four puppies per session. All sessions are held inside in our appropriately-disinfected studio. Always free for first timers.

Dog Body Language Pt 1 of 3

Do you know what your dog is saying to you? You'll learn the basics of dog body language in this informational 90-minute seminar.

Tricks Class: Level 1

Learn building-block behaviors you can use to teach fun tricks, hone training, or groom a dog for the screen or stage. Pre-requisite: Prep School or instructor approval.

Tricks Class: Level 2

Use the building-blocks learned in Tricks Level 1 to teach your dog more advanced behaviors, including chain behaviors, differentiation, and even using an i-pad!

TTouch for the Urban Dog: Introductory Workshop

The Tellington TTouch method is a gentle but highly effective way of reducing stress in companion animals to improve well-being and resolve many behavioral issues. It works by changing animals’ sense of themselves and restoring their physical vitality, mental focus and emotional balance.

Cooperative Care: A Stress Free Approach to Grooming, Vet Visits, and Medical Maintenance $275Purchase required to enroll

Imagine putting your dog’s harness on, taking them to the vet, cutting their nails, giving them a bath, and administering eye/ear drops without any struggle or stress. Sound impossible? We’ll show you how!

Field Trip

Take you and your dog’s skills out into real world adventures! These are opportunities to get out of the city for day trips with your dog, while practicing and strengthening their behaviors in new environments.

Barkour

Unlock the athlete in your pup in this fun course that teaches agility-like exercises for the NY pup.

Yard + Membership

6-Dog School Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs of all sizes. Guardians must be in attendance at all times. Only pre-approved dogs of Members may attend.

4-Dog School Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs of all sizes. Guardians must be in attendance at all times. Only pre-approved dogs of Members may attend.

2-Dog School Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs of all sizes. Guardians must be in attendance at all times. Only pre-approved dogs of Members may attend.

Mini-Mondays Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs who are 25 lbs and under. Guardians must be in attendance at all times. Only pre-approved dogs of Members may attend.

Therapy Yard Plans available from $120