“The tricks training classes at Canine Kindergarten have been a great confidence builder for my dog, Honey. I can quietly ask Honey to perform a few tricks and she can do them quickly, and successfully, which both distracts her from whatever else is going on and helps her self-confidence. ”
A well trained dog is a happy and healthy dog. It is also essential to building a strong, loving relationship between you and your pet. Our training philosophy provides mutual trust and respect through positive reinforcement. We never, ever believe in punishing your animal. Owners learn benevolent leadership and how to communicate positively and effectively with their dogs.
So whether you have a new puppy, an adolescent, adult or mature dog, we offer expert guidance through our convenient, affordable obedience classes or private in home sessions. Remember - your dog should be a source of great joy and companionship – not a source of frustration. Let us help!
Training Classes Puppy Playgroup: For puppies up to 6 months. Play session supervised by a trainer. Opportunity for fun and socialization. Learn when play is appropriate and when to intervene. Meets every Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. $15 per session
Elementary Obedience: For puppies and adult dogs. Class focuses on using basic obedience commands to teach manners and self control. Solutions to common behavior problems are discussed. 6 sessions for $225
Intermediate Obedience: Class teaches additional commands and reinforces the basic commands with increasing levels of distractions. 6 sessions for $225
Advanced Obedience: Class prepares you and your dog to take and complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen test as well as improve on commands you have already learned. 6 sessions for $225
Impulse Control: A supplemental course to our obedience classes that teaches self-control among common over-excitement triggers, such as doorbells, greetings, movement and noise. Clicker training included. An emphasis on relaxation and settling on cue makes this class ideal for the high-energy or excitable dog. 4 sessions for $150.
Tricks Training I & II: Have some fun with your dog and show off to your family and friends. 4 sessions for $150
Freestyle Dancing with your Dog: Tricks and moves to music! This class will use previously learned tricks and more moves to teach your dog a short routine to music while dancing at your side. 4 sessions for $150
Please visit our “Register” page or contact us at 914-218-8258 for more information and to get started.
While group classes are great for socializing dogs and teaching general obedience, some clients find that they want more individualized attention. Through our relationship with Tim Thimsen of Paws & Effect, we offer private obedience training and behavior modification. Sessions can be scheduled in your home at your convenience. Please contact Paws & Effect directly at
914-734-2412 or visit their website at pawsandeffectny.com.
• Instill manners in your dog
• Teach your dog self-control and
how to behave around others
• Communicate better and
strengthen the bond between you
and your dog
• Reduce unwanted behaviors such
as jumping, barking, digging and
• Build up confidence
• Create harmony among family
members, furry or not
• Allow your dog to go more places
and meet more people
• Establish peace among your
• Learn tricks and commands to
impress your friends
• Participate in fun activities like
therapy work, agility classes,