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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 School)

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 School)

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 School)

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

Let one of our experienced trainers work one-on-one with your dog to help support your training plan; these sessions are designed for dogs experiencing behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression towards dogs or people. Owners need not be present during the session.

Behavior Therapy: Video Training Session

Schedule a phone or video call with your trainer to get help remotely.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Video Training Session

Schedule a phone or video call with your trainer to get help remotely.

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 School)

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

Before You Get Your Dog (Phone)

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 photos taken (both plain background and laser background styles) 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).

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!

Puppy Kindergarten

Our specialized Puppy Kindergarten group classes are an excellent way to get your puppy off to a great start! This course will cover important foundation behaviors, puppy topics such as socialization, grooming, potty training, and more. Classes also provide supervised off-leash playtime for puppies!

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.

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!

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.

Calm Canine

If your dog has difficulty settling in new environments and could use help keeping their focus on you around distractions, this innovative group class is for you.

CGC Preparation Course

Let's take your skills up a notch! Continuing the work from Grad School, CGC Preparation Course 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.

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.

Cooperative Care: A Stress Free Approach to Grooming, Vet Visits, and Medical Maintenance

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!

Barkour

Unlock the inner athlete in your dog! This fun course is the city-dog’s answer to traditional “agility” classes.

iPaw Course

This class, which was first developed by our co-founder Annie Grossman in 2013, challenges you to engage your dog with something you have on you all the time: Your touch screen device. Learn how you can use an iPad or iPhone to teach your dog new concepts and improve your ability to shape and cue subtle behaviors.



Pet First Aid and CPR with Dr. Lisa Lippman

Come learn Pet CPR and First Aid during this 3-hour course with Dr. Lisa Lippman.

Drop-Off Training

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.

Off-Leash Services

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 interactions.

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.

6-Dog School Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs of all sizes.

4-Dog School Yard

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs of all sizes.

Small Dog School Yard (25 lbs and under)

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs who are 25 lbs and under.

Kinetic Yard (20 lbs+)

Designed for dogs 20 lbs and up who love to be in motion. Perfect for dogs who love to wrestle and be active.

Recess Yard (10-20 lbs)

Recess Yard is designed for dogs who like to wrestle but are mindful of their surroundings, 10-20 lbs only.

Library Yard (10 lbs and under)

Library Yard is designed for dogs who prefer low intensity interaction with other dogs. Perfect for spatially sensitive and shy dogs, 10 lbs and under.

Rowdy Teen Yard

Rowdy Teen Yard is created for adolescent dogs that want to wrestle and play like puppies. An excellent environment to practice break cues and to learn what appropriate play looks like going into adulthood.