Puppy Start Right

Open to puppies 8 months or younger with proof of age appropriate vaccinations

This fun puppy training program is for puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age. Each week we work on skills needed for real life. Teaching skills needed to greet guests, control nipping and biting,  Jumping up behaviors, grooming, veterinary visits, going for a walk and much more. You will be delighted to see how quickly your puppy learns new skills and how much he enjoys playing with his puppy friends. Off-leash playtime is included. Puppies will be grouped as needed by size, temperament and play styles. Puppy classes are an excellent choice for puppies of any size or breed.

Sunday 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM Open Enrollment - Start Weekly (subject to space limitations)

$150.00 for 6 weekly classes 


Basic Manners for Older Puppies and Adult Dogs 

Dogs and puppies over 9 months of age

This dog training class focuses on giving you the basics to train your dog through positive reinforcement. Each week we focus on a real-life scenario that people encounter every day and the challenges they may encounter.  Such as going for a walk, having guests over, meeting new people, kitchen/dinner manners. The focus is on teaching basic skills to the dog that you can use in each of these scenarios. Skills include pay attention, sit, down, stay, come when called, leash walking, "leave it" and much more.  You and your dog will love learning in this fast-paced fun program.  All while building the human-canine bond. 

We use treats, praise, toys, and fun to help the dogs (and owners) learn in the fastest and most positive way possible.  Classes are open to dogs of any size or breed. 

Contact us for start date

$175.00 for 6 weekly classes  


Beyond the Basics: Puppy Level 2

Puppies and dogs over 6 months of age with proof of vaccinations

This is a Fun Game based class where you will learn new skills, sharpen existing skills. All while the dogs and people have fun.  Best for dogs and puppies who have completed our Puppy Training and Socialization class or have some knowledge of the Sit, Down, Stay and Come cues. Your dog or puppy must be friendly to people and other dogs to attend this class. Please contact us to see if this is the right class for you and your dog. 

Sunday 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM Open Enrollment - Start Weekly (subject to space limitations)

$150.00 for 6 weekly classes 


Therapy Dog Test / Canine Good Citizen Test Preparation  and Beginner Obedience

Does your dog love meeting new people?  Does he or she like going to new places?  Are people naturally drawn to pet your dog?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you and your dog may enjoy being a Therapy Dog Team.  

Would you like to have your dog earn it's Canine Good Citizen Title or maybe you are interested in competing in or learning a dog sport like Rally Obedience, Obedience or Agility. This is your starting place.

The dog training techniques in this class include the every-day good manners we all want our dogs to have. It focuses on all the areas of good behavior covered in the Canine Good Citizen test offered by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Any dog, mixed breed, hybrid, designer or All-American, can earn a CGC certificate or Therapy Dog certification. 

The exercises taught in this class are also wonderful basic manners which will work well in everyday life. For example, wouldn't you want your dog to stay quietly by your side while you hold a conversation with another person? Allow greeting by a friendly stranger, come when called and walk on a loose leash.  Sounds great, right?

You can work towards both the Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen tests at the same time. Therapy dog work is a wonderful way to give back to your community and spend quality time with your dog.  In addition to a great temperament, a therapy dog has to have excellent manners.  This class will prepare you for most national therapy dog tests.  Testing with a national therapy dog organization and the Canine Good Citizen Test is available but not required.

Therapy Dogs are not Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals.  

Class Information

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.

  • Eligibility: Friendly with other dogs & people. Good basic skills (Sit, Stay, Down, Come and Walk on a Loose Leash

  • Dogs must be 1 year of age or older to take the therapy dog test but can attend the class younger with instructor approval.

 Please contact us to see if this is the right class for you and your dog.

Therapy Dog  / CGC  Preparation Class (meets for 6 weeks) 

Wednesday, Evenings 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Bethany Church
100 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY 11518

$175.00 for 6 weekly classes


Out and About Beyond the Classroom

This class will take place over 4 weeks in a variety of dog friendly locations.  We will practice loose leash walking skills, and proof basic skills like sit, stay, down, come, leave it and of course more LEASH WALKING with real life distractions in real places.

This class is only for dogs who are friendly to people and other dogs and have basic skills. Pre registration is required. Vaccination records must be sent prior to the first class.  

Sunday afternoons 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM March thru June

Cost is $120 for the 4 weekly classes 


Special Leash Walking Event 

Contact us for our next date

Teach your dog some leash walking skills with this fun day in the park. 
Your dog must be friendly to people and dogs to attend this event.  All dogs must be leashed at all times while in the park.  

Cost $30 per dog.  

Pre-registration is required. 

This class will be held again Spring 2019

This is a one time Class held at Bethpage State Park  (Click for Directions) 
Please fill out sign up form to register