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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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Vacation No purchase required to enroll

Puppy Kindergarten From $72 per visit with Silver Puppy Plan (At Home) pass

Sick Day No purchase required to enroll

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 two digital images, suitable for printing.

Laser Background Photo

Get your dog's laser-background style photo taken with Andrea Castanon of bowieshoots.com. Purchase includes two digital images, suitable for printing.

Walking: Walker/Trainer Initial Session 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

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!

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.

Puppy Kindergarten!

Each Puppy Kindergarten class covers a variety of behaviors, socialization exercises, and topics relating to training and raising a puppy. Classes are initially only sold in packs of 6 classes. Once 6 are completed, you may purchase one class at a time or packs of 3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kitty Kindergarten

These classes address common issues that affect all kitten owners such as scratching only the right things, saying “yes!” to the litterbox, and how to kitten/cat proof your home.

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 Advanced Tricks Level 1 to teach your dog more advanced behaviors, including chain behaviors, differentiation, and even using an i-pad!

Pre-requisite: Advanced Tricks Level 1.

TTouch for the Urban Dog: Introductory Workshop $99Purchase required to enroll

Grad School Level 2 $275Purchase required to enroll

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.

Emphasis for this class will be on getting the dog-human team ready to pass the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, and the AKC's Urban CGC. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to be evaluated on the 10 points below.

Pre-requisite: Prep School, Grad School Level 1
Please note: This class is not suitable for dogs who need behavioral support.

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