Busy schedule?

Naughty dog?

Let me help.

Hello. I’m Jean Kolor, and I specialize in training family dogs for busy families.

Whether you’re juggling work and kids or a career and commute, time for training is hard to come by. That’s why my private dog training services and dog training classes are all about convenience and results. I can even train your dog for you.

I train your dog for you while you work, or teach you to train if you prefer. Either way, you’ll enjoy a well-behaved First Friend.

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I keep class size small to give you plenty of personal attention and your own custom training plan geared to your training goals.

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The First Friend Formula

Convenience

My clients are busy people, so my dog training services are all about convenience. Group training classes are easy to get to and held on evenings and weekends.
Need something even easier? I'll come to your home for private training. And if you're really busy I'll even train your dog for you while you're at work or running errands.

Results

When you're busy, every bit of time counts. To make the most of your time I keep training classes small, with individual training plans for each dog so you can focus on the results you need.
Or allow me to train your dog for you via my private training service. An experienced professional at the other end of the leash means the sharpest and quickest training results possible.

Peace of Mind

All my training is soundly based in current behavioral science and I use only positive-based dog training techniques. I want you to enjoy your training results guilt-free.
With nearly 30 years of experience in animal training and husbandry, including 22 years as a guide dog instructor, you'll know you and your dog are in good hands.

How can I help you enjoy your First (or Second or Third) Friend?

Owner and trainer Jean Kolor began her career in the 1980s with a degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. Since then she’s worked extensively in guide dog training and animal rescue. Out of a passion for keeping dogs in their forever homes through positive training, Jean now focuses her time on teaching dogs to be enjoyable, well-behaved family companions.

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Dog training is an unregulated industry, making it all the more important to choose an experienced, credentialed dog trainer. Jean is dedicated to the best in continuing education and professional development, even after all these years, which is why she's a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. The Karen Pryor Academy is considered the gold standard of dog training schools, well-known in the industry for its rigorous and exacting curriculum.

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Puppy training classes and dog training classes for the Hudson Valley, including
Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon and Newburgh.