“Group Training Classes”

Our next Indoor “Group Training Class begins Tuesday, September (tba), 2017 @ 8:00pm. Our Group Classes are Official *AKC/CGC & AKC/*S.T.A.R. Puppy Approved.

We will be working indoors for these classes. The group will be for puppies from 16 weeks and dOgs. Please note, the group is OPEN to ALL breeds (mixed & pedigree) and sizes. Our group classes are a step above the regular puppy/beginner/intermediate group classes offered elsewhere as they are personally run by AKC Approved Instructor/Evaluator Alice Marino and offer each puppy/dOg the opportunity to be tested for the above mentioned AKC Recognized Titles.

All classes will include socialization, obedience, lOve and participation during class as well as “pack” homework and follow AKC/CGC protocol. Proof of current vaccinations are required and must be presented prior to start date! These can be emailed to alicethedogtrainer@gmail.com directly.

The fee of $300 must be paid in full in advance by March 28, 2017.
Cash, checks, *Square, *PayPal, *American Express, *MasterCard, *Visa and *Discover accepted (*small service fee). Gift Certificates are also available but MUST be approved by RufF lOve dOg traiNIng prior to Group Class start date.

Indoor “Group Group Classes” are the perfect place for you and your “best friend” to meet with a Holistic Certified Professional Dog Trainer/Animal Behavior Specialist, AKC/CGC Approved Instructor & Evaluator and New York’s first Certified Personal Trainer for People & Pets to learn proper socialization skills as well as receive an introduction to some of the techniques needed to unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced life. The AKC/CGC objectives will be the focus for this Group Class. Puppies or dOgs too young  or inexperienced to take the AKC/CGC Test (usually given around 1 year of age or older) will be tested for the AKC/CGC S.T.A.R. qualifications and will be able to test for the AKC/CGC in the future.

Basics include sit, stay, sit/stay, down, down/stay, come when called, off, leave it, drop it, heel, loose leash walking, walking past other dOgs, sitting to be pet, handling of paws and face, ears, mouth and being brushed to name a few. All accompanying hand signals will also be taught where appropriate.  A complete handout will be given to each team with full explanations of required behaviors and expected progress.

Dogs of ALL BREEDS ~ ALL SIZES are welcome as long as they are between 4 months and 1 or more years of age, as well as your human pack members (the family). All applicants MUST be approved by RufF lOve dOg traiNIng and interview (if requested) prior to Group Class start date. There are no refunds for Group Training Classes (full or partial).

*AKC – America Kennel Club
*CGC – Canine Good Citizen
*S.T.A.R. – Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner

Please contact Alice Marino with any additional questions at 646.596.6706 or by email.


  • The class will Graduate AKC/CGC *S.T.A.R. Puppies (*MUST attend ALL 6 Classes for Title recognition) as well as PREP dOgs for the AKC/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) TEST which will be given after the completion of the 6 week course.. Date to be determined.
  • Price: $310.00
    The fee of $310.00 includes a 3.4% service fee for CC's.
  • The 8:00pm Class will Graduate AKC/CGC S.T.A.R. Puppies who meet the criteria, as well as PREP ALL dOgs for the AKC/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) TEST which will be given after the completion of the 6 week course.