Training

Come. Sit. Stay. Good girl!

The descriptions for each class are a guideline of the topics covered throughout the course, however each class is tailored to address specific concerns or problem areas addressed.


Unless otherwise noted, all classes are 6 consecutive weeks and are 1 hour in duration. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Class space is limited and spaces will not be held without payment.

 

Once enrolled in class, no refunds will be issued.

The descriptions for each class are a guideline of the topics covered throughout the course, however each class is tailored to address specific concerns or problem areas addressed.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are 6 consecutive weeks and are 1 hour in duration. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Class space is limited and spaces will not be held without payment.

Once enrolled in class, no refunds will be issued.

Class Types

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Instructor:

Rob

Puppy

Whether you’re new to dog training or seeking the best start for your puppy’s lifelong journey, our classes are designed to benefit both of you!

Obedience

If you’ve completed our Puppy Preschool class or if your dog needs a bit more obedience training, our obedience classes are here to keep your dog in line. We welcome dogs with behavioral challenges.

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Instructor:

Rob

Rob Safir Headshot

Instructor:

Rob

Puppy

Whether you’re new to dog training or seeking the best start for your puppy’s lifelong journey, our classes are designed to benefit both of you!
  • Enhances engagement between owner and dog.
  • Teaches dogs to walk with a loose leash, avoiding tension.
  • Helps dogs navigate walking around other dogs.
  • Establishes the owner as the leader during walks, preventing dogs from leading.

Obedience

If you’ve completed our Puppy Preschool class or if your dog needs a bit more obedience training, our obedience classes are here to keep your dog in line. We welcome dogs with behavioral challenges.

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Instructor:

Rob

Requirement: Puppies must be 6 months or older at the first class.

  • Enhances your dog’s good behaviors while addressing and preventing bad ones.
  • Covers essential commands like ‘Sit‘, ‘Come‘, ‘Down‘, leash walking, and more.
  • Strengthens the bond between dog and owner.
  • Teaches dogs to respond promptly, listening the first time rather than the tenth.

Requirement: For graduates of our Basic Obedience 1.

  • Enhances dogs’ responsiveness and speed in listening and obeying commands.
  • Introduces advanced commands like ‘Place‘, ‘Leave It‘, ‘Drop It‘, etc.
  • Prepares dogs to perform commands amidst more distractions.
  • Incorporates various equipment to bolster confidence.

This course builds upon Basic Obedience I protocols, focusing on quicker response times and increased distractions. We introduce advanced commands and utilize agility equipment to boost confidence. Leash manners and problem-solving are explored in depth.

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Instructor:

Rob

Leash Manners

This course comprises two 45-minute outdoor sessions specifically aimed at teaching your dog leash manners for polite walks.

  • Enhances engagement between owner and dog.
  • Teaches dogs to walk with a loose leash, avoiding tension.
  • Helps dogs navigate walking around other dogs.
  • Establishes the owner as the leader during walks, preventing dogs from leading.
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Instructor:

Rob

Leash Manners

This course comprises two 45-minute outdoor sessions specifically aimed at teaching your dog leash manners for polite walks.
  • Enhances engagement between owner and dog.
  • Teaches dogs to walk with a loose leash, avoiding tension.
  • Helps dogs navigate walking around other dogs.
  • Establishes the owner as the leader during walks, preventing dogs from leading.

Agility

Ready to see what your dog is truly capable of?

Our Agility classes offer the perfect opportunity to stimulate your dog’s mind and explore their full potential.

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Instructor:

Lainey

Agility

Ready to see what your dog is truly capable of?

Our Agility classes offer the perfect opportunity to stimulate your dog’s mind and explore their full potential.
Lainey Underwood Headshot

Instructor:

Lainey

  • Perfect for owners and dogs starting their agility journey.
  • All ages, sizes, and breeds are welcome.
  • No prior agility experience required.
  • Dogs will be introduced to each piece of equipment, with owners learning techniques to guide them through the courses.
  • Start off on the right ‘paw’ and bond with your dog while giving both their mind and body a workout.
Requirement: For graduates of our Beginner Agility 1.

  • Dogs and owners progress to tackling larger courses.
  • Practice navigating various setups with ease.
  • Begin sequencing obstacles together to enhance teamwork between dogs and handlers
Requirement: For graduates of our Beginner Agility 2.

  • Gradually increase the number of obstacles in sequences to progress towards running full courses.
  • Refine dogs’ obstacle performance, ensuring they can confidently perform each obstacle independently.
  • Handlers will learn new commands and techniques to effectively guide their dogs through sequences.
Requirement: For graduates of our Intermediate Agility.

  • Dogs and owners will tackle longer and more intricate courses.
  • Owners will practice advanced handling techniques while dogs learn to follow commands.
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Instructor:

Tracy

Therapy Dog

This class is designed for gentle, social dogs who enjoy being touched and have mastered basic commands such as sit, down, stay, come, and leash manners. Owners must have completed our Basic Obedience 1 course or an equivalent (subject to instructor approval) to be eligible.

  • Reinforce basic commands with distractions.
  • Introduce new commands (‘Leave It‘, ‘Wait‘, ‘Go Visit‘) and skills for Pet Therapy preparation.
  • Review diverse therapy options including Read to Dogs, Special Needs Programs, After School Programs, Veteran Support, Mental Health & Senior Facilities, and Hospitals.
  • Introduce special equipment and safe dog-handling training for healthcare facilities.
  • Prepare dog and handler teams for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, rewarding good manners at home, in the community, and around other dogs.
Tracy Drummond Headshot

Instructor:

Tracy

Therapy Dog

This class is designed for gentle, social dogs who enjoy being touched and have mastered basic commands such as sit, down, stay, come, and leash manners. Owners must have completed our Basic Obedience 1 course or an equivalent (subject to instructor approval) to be eligible.
  • Reinforce basic commands with distractions.
  • Introduce new commands (‘Leave It‘, ‘Wait‘, ‘Go Visit‘) and skills for Pet Therapy preparation.
  • Review diverse therapy options including Read to Dogs, Special Needs Programs, After School Programs, Veteran Support, Mental Health & Senior Facilities, and Hospitals.
  • Introduce special equipment and safe dog-handling training for healthcare facilities.
  • Prepare dog and handler teams for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, rewarding good manners at home, in the community, and around other dogs.

Private Lessons

Private training with Rob at our Rockaway facility or in home is available for dogs who attend our training classes, or who may not thrive in a group setting. Whether you’re addressing obedience issues or behavioral problems, we specialize in personalized solutions. Additionally, we offer a combination of private lessons combined with group classes, ensuring you and your dog receive comprehensive training tailored to your needs.

Or give us a call at 973-625-2495 to discuss your private lesson areas to cover and to make an appointment.

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Instructor:

Rob

Private Lessons

Private training with Rob at our Rockaway facility or in home is available for dogs who attend our training classes, or who may not thrive in a group setting. Whether you’re addressing obedience issues or behavioral problems, we specialize in personalized solutions. Additionally, we offer a combination of private lessons combined with group classes, ensuring you and your dog receive comprehensive training tailored to your needs.
Or give us a call at 973-625-2495 to discuss your private lesson areas to cover and to make an appointment.
Rob Safir Headshot

Instructor:

Rob

Private Lesson Pricing

At Rockaway Facility

One Lesson

$250
  • 90 minute session

Two Lessons

$450
  • Two 90 minute sessions

In Home

One Lesson

$275
  • 90 minute session

Two Lessons

$475
  • Two 90 minute sessions

A $45 discount will be applied when scheduling a private lesson at the time you sign up for a preschool puppy class or an obedience class.

Contact us within 7 days of your class sign up to schedule your private lesson for the discount to apply.

At Rockaway Facility

One Lesson

$250
  • 90 minute session

Two Lessons

$450
  • Two 90 minute sessions

In Home

One Lesson

$275
  • 90 minute session

Two Lessons

$475
  • Two 90 minute sessions

A $45 discount will be applied when scheduling a private lesson at the time you sign up for a preschool puppy class or an obedience class.

Contact us within 7 days of your class sign up to schedule your private lesson for the discount to apply.