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Alice offers One-on-One Personal Training in the privacy of your home as well as outdoors for you and your dog(s). She offers a large variety of options, all of which are “personally” designed for your pack. Her Personal Training approach is what sets her apart from all the rest.

Alice incorporates her years of personal people knowledge and lifestyle adaptations as a “Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner” (Teachers College Columbia University) to empower you to integrate new skills and activities which lead to attaining new goals and the ability to guide your dog to a balanced life. The new found patience, persistence, determination and knowledge you will acquire with her skills will bring you to a place where we exist in harmony with our “best friends”.

Personal Training Sessions are offered individually or within a package. Some of the unwanted behaviors to unleash are jumping, nipping, chewing, pulling, lunging, growling, biting, barking, aggression, shyness, etc. Any individual problems you may have with your dog or pack will be assessed and addressed within these sessions.

Basic Obedience Training Sessions are offered and include heel, sit, stay, down, come, watch, leave-it, drop-it and off. No and the release cue are also included in this program. Any age beyond 8 weeks is appropriate for this program.

Housebreaking Sessions are offered individually or within a package at any age.

Puppy Kindergarten Sessions are offered in a 5- 6 week program. Puppies must be at least 8 weeks of age.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes are offered in a 6 week program and are the prerequisite to AKC/CGC* Testing. Puppies must be a minimum of 4 months of age up to 1 year.

AKC/CGC* Training Classes are offered in a 6 week program and include the AKC/CGC Test & all prep work for testing to follow. This class is for ages 8 months and older. There is no age limit to attend.

*CGC denotes Canine Good Citizen under the AKC (American Kennel Club) guidelines for all dOgs of all breeds, pedigree or mixed breeds.

Socialization Techniques are offered individually or within a package at any age.

Intermediate Obedience Training Sessions (Basic Obedience is a prerequisite) are offered and can include proofing, distraction, some basic off-leash, etc.

Advanced Obedience Training Sessions (Basic & Intermediate Obedience are a prerequisite) are offered and can include off-leash proofing with distraction, off-leash heeling, e-collar training for recall, etc.

Proper Baby Introductions are offered individually or within a package at any age. This program is highly recommended during the pregnancy, not thereafter. Of course, if you miss this during pregnancy, thereafter is an urgent necessity.

*This also makes a wonderful and useful gift for any expectant moms you know!

Personal Protection Training Sessions (Basic & Advanced Obedience Training are prerequisites) are offered as a full program to be determined in length after assessment of the skills of you and your dog.

The initial 2 1/2 hour meeting takes place in your home and includes the Consultation, Evaluation and the First Session. Thereafter, Sessions can be booked individually for 60 or 90 minutes by the session or in a package at a reduced rate. All services are available throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan and parts of New Jersey. The remainder of the Tri-State area is serviced on a specific needs basis.

In addition to the above, Free “dOggie bOOt cAmp” is offered from April to December annually and In/Outdoor Group Sessions are offered throughout the year. Go directly to the boot camp page for all the information.

Please call 646.596.6706 for all pricing information.

You may pay as you go at full price or…

Receive a discount for 4 or more sessions (package) paid in advance in full.

Please note: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for ALL Initial Consultations. You will be responsible for the entire 2.5 hour Consultation fee if a 48 hour cancellation is not given. All sessions thereafter require a 24 hour cancellation policy notification. You will be responsible for the entire session fee if a 24 hour cancellation is not given. Some emergencies will be forgiven at RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC discretion policy if rescheduled within a timely manner. In addition, ALL paid unused private sessions or packages will expire 8 weeks from our last scheduled session, whether used or not. ALL individual sessions (pay as you go) must be prepaid one session in advance and will expire 4 weeks from the last scheduled session. Additionally, there are no refunds at all  (partial or full) for “Group Classes”. By scheduling an appointment with RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC you AGREE to the terms listed herein.

*Gift Certificates are available for all services.