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For nearly a decade, School For The Dogs has been helping owners and their dogs thrive in New York City.

We offer Private Dog Training Sessions, Group Dog Training Classes, as well as Drop-Off Training Classes for dogs of all ages, size and temperaments. Visit our Services page to get started

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Private Training

Puppy: First Session (At School) $300 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

During your first 90-minute session at our East Village Training School, we will review your puppy's behavior and temperament, introduce you to the basics and ensure we address any issues you might be encountering. For puppies under 6 months.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At School) $400 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

Join us at our East Village Training School for an in depth 1.5 hour consultation designed to assess and create a plan for teen and adult dogs with or without behavioral concerns. For dogs 6 months and up.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Follow-up Session (At School) $200 per appointment From $160 per visit with Day School: 20-Pack + 2 Follow Ups pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

These fully customizable 60-minute follow up sessions are for dog owners seeking personalized assistance creating a well-adjusted, balanced city dog.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Follow-up Session (At Home) $230 per appointment From $207 per visit with Puppy/Basic Manners: 10-Pack (At Home) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

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: Day Training (At School) From $170 per visit with Day Training Puppy & Basic Manners: 20-Pack (At School) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Let one of our experienced trainers work one-on-one with your puppy or dog at school to help support your basic manners training plan. Owners need not be present during the session.

Puppy/Basic Manners: Day Training (At Home) $230 per appointment From $196 per visit with Day Training Puppy/Basic Manners: 20-Pack (At Home) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Let one of our experienced trainers work one-on-one with your puppy or dog to help support your basic manners training plan. Owners need not be present during the session.

Behavior Therapy: Follow-up Session (At School) $260 per appointment From $234 per visit with Behavior Therapy: 10-Pack (At School) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

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.

Behavior Therapy: Follow-up Session (At Home) $299 per appointment From $270 per visit with Behavior Therapy: 10-Pack (At Home) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

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: Day Training (At School) From $221 per visit with Day Training Behavior Therapy: 20-Pack (At School) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Let one of our experienced trainers work one-on-one with your dog at our school to help support your behavior modification plan. Owners need not be present during the session.

Behavior Therapy: Day Training (At Home) $299 per appointment From $255 per visit with Day Training Behavior Therapy: 20-Pack (At Home) pass A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Let one of our experienced trainers work one-on-one with your dog to help support your behavior modification plan. Owners need not be present during the session.

Puppy: First Virtual Session (1.5 hr) $270 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

During your first 90-minute video session, we will review your puppy's behavior and temperament, introduce you to the basics and ensure we address any issues you may be encountering. For puppies under 6 months.

Teen/Adult: First Virtual Session (1.5 hr) $270 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

An in depth 1.5 hour consultation designed to assess and create a plan for teen and adult dogs with or without behavioral concerns. For dogs 6 months and up.

Virtual: Follow-up Session (1 hr) $180 per appointment A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Get virtual help with one of our Certified Professional Trainers

Virtual: Follow-up Session (30 mins) $90 per appointment A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Get virtual help with one of our Certified Professional Trainers

Dog Socialization Session $130 per class From $124 per visit with Dog Socialization: 3-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

These one-on-one 30-minute dog training socialization sessions offer safe, trainer-supervised exposure and practice with one of our helper dogs or another dog enrolled in ongoing training with School For The Dogs.

Before You Get Your Dog (At School) $200 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

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

Before You Get Your Dog (Virtual) Purchase required to enroll

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

AKC/CGC Testing $130 per appointment A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) South-East Manhattan $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan south of 14th Street and East of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) South-West Manhattan $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan south of 14th Street and west of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) Mid-East Manhattan $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan between 14th Street and 59th Street and east of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) Mid-West Manhattan $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan between 14th Street and 59th Street and west of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) North-West Manhattan $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan west of Central Park West and between 59th Street and 96th Street, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) North Brooklyn $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in the Greenpoint, Bushwick or Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn, as well as some parts of Queens, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Puppy: First Session (At Home) Mid Brooklyn $345 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in the Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Clinton Hill or Fort Greene sections of Brooklyn, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) South-East Manhattan $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan south of 14th Street and East of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) South-West Manhattan $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan south of 14th Street and west of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) Mid-East Manhattan $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan between 14th Street and 59th Street and east of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) Mid-West Manhattan $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan between 14th Street and 59th Street and west of Broadway, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) North-West Manhattan $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in Manhattan west of Central Park West and between 59th Street and 96th Street, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) North Brooklyn $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in the Greenpoint, Bushwick or Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn, as well as some parts of Queens, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Teen/Adult: First Session (At Home) Mid Brooklyn $449 per appointment Purchase required to enroll

If you live in the Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Clinton Hill or Fort Greene sections of Brooklyn, we can come to your home for your first private session.

Group Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is a 6-week group class that covers important foundation behaviors and puppy topics including socialization, grooming and house-training. (Group Class, NYC)

Prep School

Prep School is a 6-week basic manners class designed to help you create a solid foundation of leadership and communication with your teenage or adult dog. (Group Class, NYC)

Grad School

Strengthen your dog’s behavior and sharpen your own training skills in this 5-week advanced class with fun exercises and games that incorporate duration, distance and distractions. Prerequisite required. (Group Class, NYC)

Canine Good Citizen Preparation Course

This class will focus on the 10 required items included in the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test. (Group Class, NYC)

Calm Canine

Service summary: Calm Canine is an innovative course for dogs that have difficulty settling at home, or in new environments. This course will help you to learn how to manage and moderate your dog's stress and arousal levels, and teach them to focus on you even around distractions. (Group Class, NYC)

Sidewalk Psychos: Level 1

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

Sidewalk Psychos: Level 2

Build on your skills from Sidewalk Psychos Level 1. In Level 2, you will review concepts from Level 1, and challenge your dog by taking your skills out to the streets! This is a 5-week long class. (Group Class, NYC)

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger is an 8-week group class designed specifically for dogs who bark, lunge, growl, or show other signs of threatening behavior towards strangers. (Group Class, NYC)

Tricks Class: Level 1

Teaching tricks is the perfect way to exercise your dog’s mind and body without a lot of space or a big time commitment. In this 5-week small group class, your dog will learn a repertoire of fun tricks while also building confidence. Prerequisite required. (Group Class, NYC)

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 iPad! Prerequisite required. (Group Class, NYC)

Barkour

This 5-week course will teach you how to use at home objects to increase your dog’s physical fitness and to build indoor obstacle courses to exercise your dog. Great for rainy days, or small spaces. Prerequisite required. (Group Class, NYC)

Cooperative Care

Think putting your dog’s harness on, taking them to the vet, cutting their nails and administering eye/ear drops without any struggle or stress sounds impossible? We’ll show you how! (Group Class, NYC)

Virtual Puppy Kindergarten

Our specialized Puppy Kindergarten course will help get your puppy off to a great start! You and your puppy will learn important foundation behaviors, as well as puppy topics such as socialization, grooming, potty training, and more! (Online Group Class)

Virtual Prep School

Our Prep School course is specifically designed for adult dogs and adolescent dogs over 5 months. Teach and strengthen your dog’s essential basic manners skills while learning to add in challenges such as distance, distraction and duration to foundations. (Online Group Class)

Virtual Tricks Level 1

Teaching tricks is the perfect way to exercise your dog’s mind and body without a lot of space or a big time commitment. You will learn a repertoire of fun tricks while also helping to build your dog’s confidence. Prerequisite required. (Online Group Class)

Virtual Tricks Level 2

Build on your skills from Tricks Level 1! In Level 2, you will challenge your dog with advanced behaviors such as body part differentiation, color differentiation, and behavior chains! Prerequisite required. (Online Group Class)

Virtual Barkour

This course will teach you how to use at home objects to increase your dog’s physical fitness and to build indoor obstacle courses to exercise your dog. Great for rainy days, or small spaces. Prerequisite required. (Online Group Class)

Virtual Downward Dog

This doggy yoga course is the perfect mix of relaxation, stretch and tricks training! Downward Dog will help you learn tips for keeping your dog’s stress levels low, and also build upon your repertoire of fun new tricks! Prerequisite required. (Online Group Class)

Virtual iPaw Course

This class, first developed by 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. Prerequisite required. (Online Group Class)

Virtual Calm Canine

Calm Canine is an innovative course for dogs that have difficulty settling at home, or in new environments. This course will help you to learn how to manage and moderate your dog's stress and arousal levels, and teach them to focus on you even around distractions. (Group Class, NYC)

Virtual Workshop: Mind Your Manners - Etiquette For Adolescent Dogs

Teach polite manners to your adolescent dog! In this virtual workshop we'll demonstrate training techniques to transform your dog into a well-mannered member of the family. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Loose Leash Walking Games

Practice fun loose leash walking exercises with instructor guidance and feedback, and be sent “home” with a set of resources that will give you even more ways to turn your dog’s walk into the best part of their day and yours! (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Working From Home With Your Dog

Are you finding it a challenge to work from home with your dog? This workshop will help you teach your dog the skills needed to be a great co-worker! (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Nose Work Games

Teach your dog to play games using their amazing sense of smell! These are great activities for dogs young and old alike and a perfect way to help your dog expend mental energy while having fun. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Indoor Activities for Snowy Days & Tight Spaces

Looking for indoor activities to keep your dog busy? Whether the weather isn't cooperating or you just don't have a big open space for your dog to run around, this workshop will give you the tools to give your dog mental stimulation and physical exercise (without a lot of space!). (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Happy Vet Visits

We often think of veterinary care as a "necessary evil" for our dogs - but some simple training exercises and preparation can make visits to the vet a fun, enriching experience for both you and your dog. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Intro to Separation Related Concerns

Is your dog exhibiting significant stress when left alone? Have you not yet left your dog alone for any duration due to fear of excessive barking or destruction? Learn to better understand separation related concerns in dogs, and how to help your dog start to feel safe when by themselves. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Basic Skills for Reactive Dogs

Having your dog bark, lunge or growl on walks can be embarrassing and frustrating! Learn 5 critical skills you'll need to master to help walks with your dog become less stressful. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Window and Door Barkers

Does your dog bark incessantly when you have a delivery? Or at dogs on the street passing by your parlor window? Learn practical ways to manage the behavior and invaluable techniques to decrease the intensity of your dog’s alert barking. (Online)

Virtual Workshop: Stranger Danger 101

Having your dog bark, lunge, or growl when meeting new people or having guests over can be stressful for everyone! Learn new tools to help safely manage these situations and help your dog feel safer around strangers. (Online)

Separation Anxiety Support Group

Dealing with a dog who has separation anxiety can feel like lonely business. But it doesn't have to be. Meet others who are dealing with similar issues in this free, trainer-led virtual support group. Held once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4PM.

Virtual Workshop: Loose Leash Walking Games (Observation Spot)

In this fun workshop, we give an overview of basic leash walking techniques and demonstrate some fun exercises you can practice at home to build your dog’s loose-leash walking skills. You’ll get to practice these exercises with instructor guidance and feedback, then you’ll be sent “home” with a set of resources that’ll give you even more ways to turn your dog’s walk into the best part of their day and yours! (Online)

Reactive Dog Support Group Free No purchase required to enroll

Dealing with a reactive dogs can be stressful. Join our free, monthly, trainer-led virtual support group to meet others who understand what it is to love, and train, a dog who isn't always the easiest!

Drop-Off Training

Day School $168 per class From $160 per visit with Day School: 20-Pack + 2 Follow Ups pass Purchase required to enroll

​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. Prerequisite required. (Held at SFTD in NYC)

Puppy Day School $200 per class From $180 per visit with Puppy Day School: 10-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

Puppy Day School is a three hour drop-off program designed exclusively for puppies between 8-20 weeks of age. This program focuses on providing safe, quality socialization experiences and basic training time for your puppy. Prerequisite required. (Held at SFTD in NYC)

Misfits Day School $360 per class From $324 per visit with Misfits: 10-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

Misfits Day School is our specialized 3-hour drop-off program created for dogs who sometimes display reactive, aggressive or anxious behavior. Prerequisite required. (Held at SFTD in NYC)

Off-Leash Services

Puppy Playtime $40 per class From $36 per visit with Puppy Playtime: 10-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

Trainer-supervised 30-minute session for puppies who are 8-20 weeks old, designed to help teach puppies how to have appropriate interactions, and to help owners recognize appropriate play.

School Yard $40 per class From $36 per visit with School Yard: 10-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs 5 months and up, all sizes welcome. Approved dogs only.

Small Dog School Yard (15 lbs and under) $40 per class From $36 per visit with School Yard: 10-Pack pass Purchase required to enroll

Trainer supervised playtime for dogs 5 months and up, 25 lbs and under. Approved dogs only.

Free Offerings

Day School Virtual Consult Free A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

New to School For The Dogs and interested in our Day School drop off program? Sign up for this free 15 minute video consultation to ensure this service is right for your dog and to get your first visit booked.

Free Virtual Consult Free No purchase required to enroll

Book a one-on-one private virtual Zoom consultation with a School For The Dogs Certified Professional Trainer. During this consultation, a trainer will hear your goals for your dog, and point you towards the specific services that are most relevant to helping you achieve your goals. Leave with suggestions on appropriate services that will help you move forward with ease. (Limit: One free consult per household).

Puppy Day School Virtual Consult Free A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

New to School For The Dogs and interested in our Puppy Day School drop off program? Sign up for this free 15 minute video consultation to ensure this service is right for your dog and to get your first visit booked.