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Photos from the Staten Island Advance: Staten Island Doggie Boot Camp

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Patrick, a blue-eyed, 3-year-old Shetland sheepdog, attended Doggie Boot Camp with his owner, Nancy James of Great Kills. “The dog loves to learn, and enjoys being taught,” she said.…

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Staten Island Doggie Boot Camp is part obedience training, part socialization

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – FORT WADSWORTH – Canines of all breeds, ages, and temperaments descended on Von Briesen Park, off Bay Street, last Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. The hopeful owners shared some common goals: Socialization, and corrective training for beloved pets.

They arrived from all shores of Staten Island, with high expectations about free …

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Class for pets, owners combines obedience training, socialization and is held Sundays

Originally published at silive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – NORTH SHORE – Canines of all breeds, ages, and temperaments descended on Von Briesen Park, off Bay Street, in Fort Wadsworth, last Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. The hopeful owners shared some common goals: Socialization, and corrective training for beloved pets.

Dogs and their owners arrived from all shores of Staten …

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Arrochar resident Alice Marino has launched a training business for canines and their owners

Originally Published at silive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – ARROCHAR – Alice Marino left her well-paying, middle-management job at a prestigious advertising agency in Manhattan more than 20 years ago and never looked back.

“I decided that if I had to work for the rest of my life, it had to be for me,” she said last week.

So she took a …

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A mind-your-manners class for dogs, owners at Von Briesen park

Originally Published at silive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – FORT WADSWORTH – No parking spaces remained in the parking lot at Von Briesen Park on the afternoon of April 10. The reason? Doggie Boot Camp, the creation of Arrochar resident Alice Marino, a certified master dog trainer and animal behavior specialist who has lived on Staten Island for three decades.

The damp …

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