Training

Training is essential for a healthy and happy dog. Training is fun and includes lifestyle fundamentals such as proper socialization and good manners. Train with us and learn how to communicate with your pup using science-based, gentle methods. It’s a Dog’s Life does not teach dominance theory or support aversive training.

 


Puppy Kindergarten

Walk and Train

Virtual Training

Clicker Training

Problem Solving

Behavior Modification

 

Co-Op Board Prep

 

 

For puppy training, please visit our Puppy Care section.




Puppy Kindergarten

Our urban puppy classes are the perfect solution for you and your new pup. Our resident puppy expert, Elena Gretch will teach your pups basic skills with an emphasis on socialization. Topics include potty training, leash walking and sit/stay/come.

 

 

  4 Week Session
1 Puppy $350.00


Classes are one hour and are held at the Dog Wash Daycare and Boarding
177 MacDougal St, NYC

 




Walk and Train

A Training Walk is an excellent way to practice your dog’s skills and good manners. During this customized service, good manners and obedience skills will be taught and reinforced using our gentle Urban Dog Development methods. This is a great way for your pup to get extra practice with their basic skills such as sit, down, stay, heel, and come.

 

 

  1/2 Hour 1 Hour
1 Dog $35.00 $65.00
2 Dogs $50.00 $80.00

 

Weekends $10, Holidays $15 additional

 




Virtual Training

Don’t let distance stop you from training. Our certified dog trainers will guide you through specific training techniques appropriate for your dog’s needs via phone or video conferencing. Written lesson plans and follow-up homework will be provided.

 

  1 Hour
1 Dog $150.00 & Up

 




Clicker Training

Clicker training is an operant conditioning method that creates a reward-based relationship with pet and owner. We recommend this advanced training method to pets that demonstrate nervous tendencies or those that need to build confidence. It is also great for teaching fun skills and tricks to dogs and cats.

 

 

 

  1 Hour
1 Dog $250.00
  $75.00 for each additional dog

 




Problem Solving

Everyone needs professional help sometimes. If your dog has behaviors that are difficult to manage, schedule a session with one of our expert trainers. Our science-based, humane methods are effective in treating most types of behavioral issues including inappropriate elimination, barking, chewing, separation anxiety and more.

 

 

  1 Hour
1 Dog $250.00
  $75.00 for each additional dog

 




Behavior Modification

Appropriate for serious types of behavior problems and disorders. Our positive reinforcement methods, are successful in treating difficult cases of fear-based behavior such as leash-aggressions, wheel phobias, severe separation anxiety, and aggression.

 

 

  1 Hour
1 Dog $250.00 & Up
  $75.00 for each additional dog

 




Co-Op Board Prep

 Moving to the city? We can prepare your dog for the transition and get ready for NYC Co-Op Boards. Let us guide you through the process by introducing urban training, creating a pet board packet and helping your pup ace the interview.

 

 

  1 Hour
1 Dog $275.00
  $100.00 per additional dog