Small classes, big results

You're busy, so I want you to get the
most from your training time.

That's why my classes are conveniently scheduled for nights and weekends,
and kept small for personalized focus on your goals.

The First Friend Dog Training Class Formula

  • Small classes for personalized attention for you and your dog
  • A customized training plan for your dog, focused on your goals
  • An instructor with nearly 30 years of experience
  • A fun, friendly, supportive class experience for you and your dog
  • A safe, positive, effective approach to training based on science
  • A focus on results to respect your busy schedule

Puppy Start Right Puppy Training Class

The science is clear that training between the ages of 7 and 16 weeks gives you the best chance of living with an easy-going, friendly, well-socialized adult dog who’s a delight to have around. So, in Puppy Start Right we do just that—give you and your puppy a great start together. We’ll address common puppy issues like housetraining, biting, chewing, and excess energy, teach simple basic manners foundations, and have fun with socialization exercises to help your pup grow up into a polite, socially savvy dog.

Puppy Training Class Details

  • $180 class tuition fee
  • One-hour orientation online in the comfort of your home
  • 4 puppy socialization and training classes
  • Puppy Start Right book (valued at $25)
  • Companion videos for each class
  • Puppy Start Right Preschool overview
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Canine Good Citizen Beyond the Basics Dog Training Class

In addition to expanding your dog’s daily life skills and responsiveness, a Canine Good Citizen title from the American Kennel Club opens all kinds of doggie doors. Many therapy dog organizations require a CGC title to volunteer with your dog. Many landlords prefer to rent to people whose dogs hold a CGC. And even if you don’t need these perks, you’ll benefit from a dog who knows how to handle herself with grace in high pressure situations. If that’s not enough of an argument, CGC class is fun!

Canine Good Citizen Dog Training Class Details

  • $100 class tuition fee, includes testing fee
  • 4 one-hour sessions (3 for training prep, 1 for review and the CGC test)
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Life Skills for the Well Mannered Dog Basic Dog Training Class

We take a real-life approach to basic manners for real-life results: You and your dog will learn and practice new cues and skills in everyday scenarios like polite greetings, good manners during mealtimes, safe interactions with kids, and smooth neighborhood walks. Your dog will learn sit, down, stay, go to your bed, leave it, recall, loose leash walking, and—most importantly—how to focus on you in distracting situations. You’ll learn how to apply what you learn to solve problems outside the classroom, where training results matter most.

Basic Manners Dog Training Class Details

  • $195 class tuition fee
  • One-hour orientation without your dog
  • 5 one-hour training classes
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Ready for dog training results without all the work?

Schedule your initial Consult today to enjoy your well-behaved First Friend
Phone: 845.293.3033 | Click To Email

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