Does your pup need a little extra help with training? Well, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the best dog trainers in NYC, organized by neighborhood just for you. Enjoy!



The Peaceful Dog - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“The Peaceful Dog was founded by dog trainer and behavior counselor Lauren Camerini with a simple goal: to help New York City dogs and their parents learn to live and thrive together in a peaceful and respectful environment.


The Peaceful Dog’s approach is based upon Lauren’s Whole Dog Philosophy—we heal the “whole dog,” not just the problem that the dog may be presenting. While basic manners training and behavior modification are the focus of our practice, every consultation includes a discussion of your dog’s overall quality of life, including nutrition, exercise, and enrichment activities. The Peaceful Approach is:


Holistic: We treat the whole dog and not simply a specific behavior.

City-Centric: Lauren Camerini is a born-and-bred New Yorker who understands the demands of city living with dogs, as well as the needs of savvy, sophisticated dog parents.

Personalized: Our services are highly customized to meet the unique needs of each dog and dog parent. Director of Training Lauren Camerini is intimately involved with each case. She is available to her clients 24/7.

Advanced: Our science-based, research-backed methodologies are cemented in Learning Theory (the science of how mammals learn) and Ethology (the study of animal behavior). We are up-to-date with current research on canine cognition, and regularly attend continuing education seminars.

Experienced: Our expertise is backed by training, certifications, and the hands-on experience that you and your dogs deserve.

NYC pet care for NYC dogs.”



(917) 628-8736



351 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028



Private Manners Training

Group Training

Day Training

Puppy Training

Laurens Leash 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Here’s what you should know before choosing me as your dog trainer

Why I’m a Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant

It would be easy to just say I love dogs and am fascinated by dog behavior. Both are true. But what really led me to choose training as my life’s work is the joy I get from making change for my clients.


Dog training and behavior modification are really about problem solving—finding creative ways for both human and canine alike to make change in the midst of our real, complex lives. (If you have time to slow down and learn how to train, and the luxury of easily changing life routines and habits, it would all be relatively easy.) But good dog trainers understand that we don’t work in a laboratory setting—we have to find realistic solutions that reflect the realities of the busy lives our clients lead. And that’s where things get really interesting.


I love working with each dog and human duo to figure out the most elegant and practical solution for getting the job done. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing things really start to gel—to see the dog begin to “get it” and the human able to take more joy from their dog.


I’d love to teach you how to get the behavior you want from your dog. Or if you’re frustrated with a difficult behavior problem or need to achieve your goals more quickly I’m delighted to provide even more support by doing the training myself. I’m a professional dog trainer, after all!”



(917) 633-8052



320 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022



Sunday Closed

Monday 9AM–9PM

Tuesday 9AM–9PM

Wednesday 9AM–9PM

Thursday 9AM–9PM

Friday 9AM–9PM

Saturday Closed



Basic Manners, City Manners, Behavior Problems, Puppy Training



Instinct Dog Behavior & Training - 4.8 Rating on Google


Get to know them!
“Instinct was founded in 2009 in New York City by Sarah Fraser and Brian Burton. Purpose-driven from the start, the company was born from a desire to keep more dogs in homes and out of shelters; dogs who are often deeply loved, but whose owners are without the knowledge or resources to keep them. Our core values serve as our compass, guiding the daily actions and decisions of every Instinct Dog Behavior & Training team member.

Our Vision: A Kinder World through Dog Training™

By treating every dog and owner with respect and compassion

By teaching human and canine students with kindness and empathy

By meeting both dog and owner where they are, without judgment, and helping them move forward together

Our Mission: To provide help and hope to every dog and owner through kind, practical dog behavior and training resources.

By providing a fun, safe, inclusive learning environment for dogs and owners at all Instinct facilities

By designing and executing targeted training and behavior solutions that deliver positive, lasting results 

By offering access to free, quality online training programs

Our Core Values:

Dogs are Family

Find the Hope

Listen, then Lead

Do the Right Thing, Always

Be Better than Yesterday.”



(212) 828-3647



181 E 111th St, New York, NY 10029



Sunday 7:30AM–10PM

Monday 7:30AM–10PM

Tuesday 7:30AM–10PM

Wednesday 7:30AM–10PM

Thursday 7:30AM–10PM

Friday 7:30AM–10PM

Saturday 7:30AM–10PM



Behavior Consulting, Obedience & Manners, Puppy Development, Positive Reinforcement Board & Train Camp, Boarding for Special Behaviour needs



  • MANHATTAN | In-Home Behavior Consultation w/Certified Dog Behavior Consultant for New Clients | $235 + tax

  • In-Facility Behavior Consultation for New Clients | $175 + tax

  • In-Facility Training Consultation w/Certified Trainer for New Clients | $175 + ta

  • MANHATTAN | In-Home Training Consultation w/ Certified Trainer for New Clients | $175 + tax

  • In-Facility Essentials Program | 3 Hours of Private Lessons Instruction (498.75+tax)

  • $543.01

  • Manhattan | In-Home Training Essentials Program | 3 Hours of In-Home Training Instruction w/Certified Trainer ($498.75+tax)




Andrea Arden Dog Training - 4.6 Rating on Google


Get to know them!
“Since 1994, we have created a team of experienced and talented trainers who are leaders in the field of pet dog training. In our private sessions and group classes we teach

people how to navigate the potential challenges of life with their dogs in New York City and bring out the best in their dogs.”



 (212) 414-9597



32 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010



Sunday 10AM–9PM

Monday 10AM–9PM

Tuesday 10AM–9PM

Wednesday 10AM–9PM

Thursday 10AM–9PM

Friday 10AM–9PM

Saturday 10AM–9PM



Offering private lessons, group classes, play groups, and individually tailored supportive services.



  • $350 for 5 consecutive classes



Shelby Semel Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Shelby Semel Dog Training is a New York City-based canine behavior expert and trainer who promotes and utilizes, Positive Reinforcement Dog Training technique, a humane, reward-based training method used to build a relationship of trust and respect between you and your dog.  Semel Dog Trainers are focused on not only training your dog, but to teach the owners how to best communicate with their dogs, without using fear, submission and intimidation.


We provide a wide range of both private and group classes to fit your specific needs.  Our trainers are equipped to providing you and your dog with the best way to achieve your goals even after training sessions.  We welcome questions and encourage updates, by email or phone as much as you need, free of charge! Our goal is always to work with you until you reach your desired goals.”



(516) 637-3750



Sunday 11AM–5PM

Monday 12–8PM

Tuesday 12–8PM

Wednesday 12–8PM

Thursday 12–8PM

Friday 12–8PM

Saturday 11AM–5PM



Puppy Socialization Class, Puppy Kindergarten Class, Basic Obedience Class, Wallflower/Shy Dog Class, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation + Test Class, Tricks Class, Intermediate Obedience Class, Off Leash and Learn, Mind Your Manners!, Difficult Dog Class, Canine Overachievers Class, and more!



  • Six Week Group Class $350 for 6 weeks

  • Rolling Puppy Socialization Class $35 per class

  • Initial Private Session $200 - Follow ups $145

  • Initial Private Session with a Senior Trainer $250 - Follow ups $160



Yuruani Olguin Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google



(646) 948-4455



127 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001



Sunday Closed

Monday 9AM–7PM

Tuesday 9AM–7PM

Wednesday 9AM–7PM

Thursday 9AM–7PM

Friday 9AM–7PM

Saturday 11AM–4PM



Puppy Training Classes, Group sessions for basic obedience and behavior modification for puppies, Home training, non physical training, personalized training



  • Full session $200

  • 3 visits $550

  • 4 visits $700

  • 6 visits $900



NY Metro Off Leash K9 Training - 4.7 Rating on Google


(646) 741-0202



Sunday 7AM–9PM

Monday 7AM–9PM

Tuesday 7AM–9PM

Wednesday 7AM–9PM

Thursday 7AM–9PM

Friday 7AM–9PM

Saturday 7AM–9PM



Puppy training, Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Therapy Development, Service Dog Training, Aggression Training, Two week board & train



  • Basic Obedience $625

  • Basic & Advanced $950

  • Therapy Dog Training $950

  • Dog Aggression Training $1050

  • Two week board & train $2595

  • Advanced Lesson $100

  • Basic Obedience (in home) $925

  • Basic & Advanced (in home) $1500




Amanda Gagnon Dog Training - 4.8 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Amanda Gagnon was mentored by one of the best dog trainers in the industry, Dr. Ian Dunbar. She is one of a very select few who have received the honor of carrying on his legacy of innovative, fun, and effective dog training. She continues her education at seminars and conferences around the world, because Amanda is committed to offering the very best coaching methods for the dogs and humans in her community.


Amanda is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and The Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Star Puppy Evaluator. She sits on the board for Muddy Paws Rescue. She is currently completing her graduate research studies in Anthrozoology at Canisius College, where she focuses on dog-human cultures around the world. She has been featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Good Day Philadelphia, Manhattan Sideways, and The West Side Rag. 


Amanda is the founder and head trainer of Amanda Gagnon Dog Training, where she teaches group classes, private training sessions, online courses, and apprenticeship programs. In addition to dog owners, she also coaches dog care providers and their staff.”



 (540) 327-3288



6 W 85th Street, Unit A



Sunday 10AM–5PM

Monday 10AM–5PM

Tuesday 10AM–5PM

Wednesday 10AM–5PM

Thursday 10AM–5PM

Friday Closed

Saturday Closed


Rates & Services:

Group Dog Training Classes $355 for 5 week courses

Private Training around $150 per hour.



Calm Energy Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Calm Energy Dog Training is run by New York dog whisperer and canine behavior expert Anthony Newman, a former university professor (Ph.D.), professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and Cesar Millan Ambassador. With more than a decade of radical success changing owners’ and dogs’ lives throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and surrounding NYC, Anthony has perfected a unique variety of non-treat-centric methods that help dogs become calm, peaceful, trusting, obedient, and social in challenging city environments. Having studied linguistics and teaching at their highest levels, Anthony has a knack for reading and understanding dogs, and teaching their owners how to foster a joyous and peaceful relationship with their canine companions — through private training sessions, group obedience classes, and interactive workshops in real-life situations like parks and busy city streets. Anthony’s own retired racing greyhounds have been certified as therapy dogs by The Good Dog Foundation, and have helped cancer patients rehabilitate from chemotherapy treatments and schoolchildren learn to interact peacefully with dogs. Anthony has been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Gawker, Tails Magazine, and on many online news sites and blogs. He has been filmed by VH1 and Huffpost Live, and is a regular speaker at the New York Fellowship for the Interests of Dogs and their Owners. New York Magazine named Anthony “Best Dog Trainer” in their “Best of New York 2013” edition.”



(646) 942-1979



149 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201



Sunday 10AM–6PM

Monday 7AM–8PM

Tuesday 7AM–8PM

Wednesday 7AM–8PM

Thursday 7AM–8PM

Friday 7AM–8PM

Saturday 10AM–6PM


Rates & Services:

Group Dog Training Classes $315 for single dog

Basic Obedience Class $315 for single dog

Phone/Video Consultation $150 per hour

Private Training $250/hour starting in-home in Manhattan or Brooklyn NYC, $50/hr discount to meet in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)



Good to the Bone Dog Training - 4.5 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Good to the Bone combines science and kindness, manifested in a reward-based training methodology. This approach ensures better communication and mutual respect between you and your canine. It empowers owners to navigate the challenges without using fear and ensures your pooch is eager to train!

Wendy DeSarno  | Founder + Trainer

Based in Astoria, Queens, Wendy is an active part of the local dog-owning community. Her passion for positive reinforcement training has driven her clients to achieve their goals for over a decade. Wendy graduated from the Academy for Dog Trainers, where she received a comprehensive theoretical and practical education, led by Jean Donaldson, one of the world-leading experts in dog training and behavior. She earned a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC), and is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). 


Wendy has worked as an instructor with A Fair Shake For Youth, where she taught humane treatment of animals to middle-schoolers, helping to build empathy and self-esteem while reducing bullying. As a former part-time behavior counselor for the ASPCA, she implemented behavior modification programs and counseled adopters on responsible ownership.”



(516) 967-8177



  • Group Classes for Puppies $350 for the 6-week course

  • Good manners & basic obedience for dogs older than 6 months $350 for the 6-week course

  • In Home Private Training $160 for a one hour session, 3 session package $450 (client saves $30), 5 session package $740 (client saves $60)



Brooklyn Pup Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Sari Carel is a certified dog trainer with Animal Behavior College, and offers obedience training and behavioral counseling in New York City. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and volunteers as a rehabilitation trainer at the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn and Social Tees in Manhattan.  


Sari has made it her mission to help city dogs with challenging behavior problems so they can continue living happily with their families. She believes in humane and dog friendly training methods that make learning an enjoyable process for both you and your dog.


Our dogs are our friends and companions through thick and thin, and research shows that owning a dog makes you physically healthier and improves your emotional well-being.


Enhancing this age-old bond between humans and dogs is the leading principle of Brooklyn Pup's training philosophy.”



(212) 729-9710



124 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222



Sunday 9AM–8PM

Monday 9AM–7PM

Tuesday 9AM–7PM

Wednesday 9AM–7PM

Thursday 9AM–7PM

Friday 9AM–7PM

Saturday 9AM–5PM


Rates & Services:

  • Group Classes, Behavioral Consultations, Puppy Primer

  • Initial consultation (100 minutes):  $190 

  • Followup session (70 minutes):  $130 

  • Package of an initial and followup session: $300 ($20 savings)

  • Package of three followup sessions: $360 Dollars ($30 savings) 

  • Tutor my pup (45 min) : 95 Dollars


Brooklyn's Finest Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Mark Bennett, CPDT-KA Certified, Associate Certified Member IAABC, Insured, Professional Dog Trainer


Certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Associate Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Certified by the Animal Behavior College,  AKC Canine Good Citizen and Puppy S.T.A.R. Evaluator. Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Also Certified by the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Serving all areas of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Offering Group and/or Individual Classes and Sessions in Basic Obedience,  Advanced Obedience, Puppy Training, introductory Agility, Leash and Off-leash Training, Whistle Training as well as offering Private Sessions to help with Specific Behavioral issues. Specializing in issues specific to rescue animals. Using non-violent training methods. Particularly skilled at dealing with difficult cases that other trainers may not want to or be able to work with. Working with all ages, all levels and all types of dogs including power breeds, mixed breeds, and all others. Train your dog in group or individual classes at several locations in Bushwick, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Highland Park or in your own home.”



(646) 209-7502



Sunday Closed

Monday 10AM–10PM

Tuesday 10AM–10PM

Wednesday 10AM–10PM

Thursday 10AM–10PM

Friday 10AM–10PM

Saturday 10AM–10PM



Individual Sessions:  Available for private individual dog training sessions. You can arrange single one-time sessions, or groups of four, six or ten session packages.

Group Puppy Classes: In puppy class, the dogs and you will learn about Bite Inhibition, as well as Socialization, Leash Handling Techniques, Potty Training, and basic obedience such as Sit, Stay, Recall, Lie Down, Leave It, and more.



The Dog Institute of Williamsburg - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“The Dog Institute of Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a center for puppies and dogs to learn, socialize, play and rest.


Our goal is to help dogs and their humans develop positive communication skills and friendship. We celebrate the use of 100% positive reinforcement training. 


Elizabeth Reddin, Founder & Director, is a Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA) certified dog trainer and longtime Williamsburg resident with years of experience supporting local pup parents and dogs.” 



(347) 276-0882



125 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Sunday 10AM–5PM

Monday 8AM–1PM, 4–8PM

Tuesday 8AM–1PM, 4–8PM

Wednesday 8AM–1PM, 4–8PM

Thursday 8AM–1PM, 4–8PM

Friday 8AM–1PM, 4–8PM

Saturday 10AM–5PM


Rates & Services:

  • Day Training From $67 per visit

  • Group Classes From $44 per visit

  • Private Lesson (At-Institute) $150 per appointment

  • Private Lesson (At-Home) $190 per appointment

  • Overnight Boarding & Training



DogRelations NYC - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“At DogRelations we specialize in teaching dogs and puppies to choose the behaviors you’d like your dog to display because it pays off for both of you. That way the process is always fun and interesting.


Basic skills such as “sit” “come” and “stay or settle” really are only useful when they can be integrated into your interactions throughout the day. In other words “sit” is not a trick that your dog performs but is an offered behavior. Teaching your dogs to take cues from the environment and your body language is far more useful than having to remind or nag your dog all the time.


DogCognition research has taught us that dogs learn very well socially, respond to pointing and eye movements. Strategic placement and timing of rewards allow the dog to find an understanding of what is being communicated to them on their own. By allowing the dog to figure out on their own what is being communicated not only builds self-confidence in the dog but truly motivates them to find what works the most in their favor.


Science has proven that rewarded (or reinforced) behaviors increase in frequency. With that in mind we can choose which behaviors we, the humans want to reinforce. Those behaviors might not be what your dog innately offers: jumping up, using their mouth to experiment and explore and other natural canine quirks we humans might consider a nuisance) but they can be redirected into behaviors we consider more acceptable by teaching and rewarding replacement behaviors that the dog will gladly offer.”



(917) 783-1473



77 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011



Sunday 8:30AM–8PM

Monday 8:30AM–8PM

Tuesday 8:30AM–8PM

Wednesday 8:30AM–8PM

Thursday 8:30AM–8PM

Friday 8:30AM–8PM

Saturday 8:30AM–8PM


Rates & Services:

  • Behavior consultation $500

  • Behavior Lesson $250

  • Skills Lesson: $225

  • Online Coaching $200/Session

  • Physio Session $200/Session




Empire of the Dog Brooklyn - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“"To strengthen the human-animal bond through education and training. Endeavoring each day to train humans and animals with humanity, compassion and positive reinforcement."


We use only the most progressive teaching tools, based in learning theory and positive reinforcement to modify your dog's behavior. We choose stress-free, dog-friendly methods that you and your family can safely and comfortably maintain on your own.


 Behaviorist / Behavior Counselor/Behavior Specialist?


Many of the above terms are used to imply a scientific 'behavior degree' or title where none exists. A TRUE animal behaviorist is certified through the Animal Behavior Society, or the College of Veterinary Medicine. A Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist has completed secondary education to a DOCTORAL level and will often follow their name with CAAB, and a PhD. Beware of anyone referring to themselves as a "BEHAVIORIST" and implying credentials and experience they do not have.”



(917) 723-5233



415 Grand St # 1, Brooklyn, NY 11211



Sunday Closed

Monday 11AM–5PM

Tuesday 11AM–5PM

Wednesday 11AM–5PM

Thursday 11AM–5PM

Friday 11AM–5PM

Saturday Closed


Rates & Services:

  • Puppy Kindergarten [4 wks $175]

  • Small Dogs RULE! [6 wks $250.00]

  • Frisbee Catching For All Dogs [1.5 hours 45.00]

  • City Dog Manners I [6 wks $250.00]




Troubles Behind Me Canine Training - 4.8 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“William has always been a dog person and trainer. He trained and rode Show Jumpers professionally until he was in his mid-thirties. Had a number of dogs including his first Chesapeake. Worked for Lamborghini for a few years before going back to school to study TV and Lighting, where he had an Old English Sheep Dog and a Cat. For the past 18 years, he has been a network and local news Art Director, Motion and Virtual Set Designer where he had a wheelchair-bound Dachshund, a Jack Russell, a mixed breed, a Blue Heeler and eventually another Chessie. And couple of cats along the way  Riding Gallery


In 2002, William co-owned a NY Bred Racehorse, Willfulness. In 2005, "Willy", while playing in a Florida pasture, broke a sesamoid and was retired to Seattle where William  rehabilitated and retrained him.


TROUBLES was gifted to me by Vivian Marchetti & Victoria Mayers, his breeders in Rhode Island after he became a bit too aggressive to be part of their pack. My 12-year-old, track-bred, Jack Russell, "Ripley," had recently lost her sidekick and needed a companion. She picked him and they were inseparable until her death in 2015. Now I'm his sidekick.”



(206) 218-5921



 20 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023



Sunday 8AM–9PM

Monday 8AM–9PM

Tuesday 8AM–9PM

Wednesday 8AM–9PM

Thursday 8AM–9PM

Friday 8AM–9PM

Saturday 8AM–9PM


Rates & Services:

  • Starting Consultation, 30 Minutes - Free

  • Human And Canine Session, 60 Minutes - $145

  • Canine Only Session 120 Minutes - $250

  • Follow Up 30 Minutes - $75


Perfect Behavior Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

Hi, I'm Jay Andors, KPA-CTP!

I’ve worked with thousands of dogs in New York City over the last twenty-three years. Beginning as a professional groomer with my own business on the Upper West Side, I trained dogs to cooperate in their own self-care, shaping their behaviors to turn the stress of grooming into a positive experience. Next, I transferred these skills – including a lot of patience – to my professional dog training business.


​In 2013, I decided to take my training to the highest level. I worked with Karen Pryor and Ken Ramirez at Karen Pryor Academy, one of the most widely respected and challenging dog training programs in the country, and became a Certified Training Partner. Karen’s influence in the animal world is legendary. Her method of force-free training and positive reinforcement provides the foundation for my personal dog training philosophy, one I bring to my work with dogs every single day:


It's possible to change and shape a dog’s behavior – no matter their age.


Positive reinforcement brings the best – and longest-lasting – results.


A dog’s unwanted behaviors can be redirected through careful observation, assessment, and a specific training plan.


Ignoring mistakes and focusing on the positives sets everyone – owners and dogs – up for success.


Behavior changes occur by reaching small attainable steps – until the desired finished behavior change is achieved.


Behavior changes occur one step at a time up a staircase to success.


Real change in behavior can be developed quickly through consistency and repetition in just a few minutes a day.


Dogs love learning – and dog training should be fun.”



(646) 246-9102



313 W 90th St #1R, New York, NY 10024



Sunday 9AM–5PM

Monday 9AM–5PM

Tuesday 9AM–5PM

Wednesday 9AM–5PM

Thursday 9AM–5PM

Friday 9AM–5PM

Saturday 9AM–5PM


Rates & Services:

  • Private In-Home Training $150

  • Day Camp Immersion Training (20 private, three-minute, high rate of reinforcement training sessions throughout the day - $198.50, 10 private, three-minute, high rate of reinforcement training sessions throughout the day - $123.50)

  • Full Grooming Packages from $100 and up

  • A la Carte and Add-Ons:

  • Nail Clipping - $20

  • Tooth brushing - $20

  • Hydrosurge Bath - $70 and up

  • Hydrosurge Bath with skin debriding - $90 and up

  • Medicated skin treatments with bath - $90 and up


Ruff Customers Dog Training - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Leigh Sansone, Esq., CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge & Skills Assessed), PMCT (Pat Miller Certified Trainer), of Animal Behavior Consulting, is one of the south’s top dog trainers. After 15 years as a successful New York attorney, Leigh left the law to focus on working with dogs and learning the most effective, modern, and humane methods of training and behavior modification.


She has studied with world-renowned animal trainers and behavior consultants such as Bob Bailey, Sc. D, Sue Sternberg, Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CDBC, Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC, John Rogerson, and Suzanne Clothier. Leigh serves as a Director for the prestigious Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the independent national certifying body for dog trainers and behavior consultants. And, most recently, Leigh has moved from NYC to Atlanta, where she will continue to serve dogs and their people by working with the ASPCA as a professional behavior responder for animals in need around the country.

Click the link to view Leigh’s resume, which includes the intensive training workshops and courses she has attended. Leigh is full-time dog trainer and behavior consultant, working with dogs who have fear and aggression-related behavior issues. She works privately with owners to teach basic obedience, and teaches the occasional obedience and tricks classes for puppies and dogs. Leigh has trained multiple species including horses (in her youth), chickens, and a few rats.

Animal Behavior Consulting has twin goals: first, to train dogs and their people while making the learning process enjoyable, and second, to demonstrate the use of pain-free, gentle, modern training methods to train dogs properly. Training should be fun for you AND for your dog just as it was for Allie and Leigh; training with Animal Behavior Consulting IS fun. Best of all, fun, creative training will build an enjoyable life-long relationship between you and your canine companion.”



(234) 752-9783



314 W 94th St, New York, NY 10025



Sunday 10AM–7PM

Monday 10AM–7PM

Tuesday 10AM–7PM

Wednesday 10AM–7PM

Thursday 10AM–7PM

Friday 10AM–7PM

Saturday 10AM–7PM



  • Puppy & Dog Training

  • Housetraining

  • Socialization

  • Obedience

  • Tricks

  • Behavior Modification Services

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

  • Aggression

  • Day Training 



Sharon Mear’s Training Cats and Dogs - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Revered by a long list of 4-legged clients and their appreciative parents and caretakers, Sharon Mear is recommended by leading veterinarians, animal care professionals and organizations throughout New York City. A certified Canine Behaviorist and Trainer, her Manhattan-based practice, Training Cats and Dogs, has been in operation for almost 20 years.


A committed animal rights advocate who leads by example, Sharon's belief is that every person can make a difference in the world.


Sharon lives in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood with her own adopted disabled dog Teddy. She is the stand-in-mom for Lollie a gorgeous polydactyl, longhaired domestic cat endearingly known as Lollyplotz - and an ever-growing list of other loving animals around town.”



(212) 727-2871



Sunday 11:30AM–2PM

Monday 10AM–8PM

Tuesday 10AM–8PM

Wednesday 10AM–8PM

Thursday 10AM–8PM

Friday 10AM–6PM

Saturday 10:30AM–5PM



Basic Training

All About Puppies

Pre-Puppy Consultations

Behavior Issues

Preparing for a New Baby

Advanced Training


Zen Dog Training LLC - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Alexis Toriello is a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant and dog behavior researcher. Her methods avoid the use of force and rely on molding pet dogs' behavior by building positive life experiences. As a canine behavior researcher and long-time trainer, Alexis has a thorough knowledge of canine cognition and behavioral science, and bases her training on methods that are scientifically supported as being effective, humane, and lasting.


Alexis is an active member of the international dog behavior community. She is:


An International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC)


​A Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)​


A Master's Degree Candidate in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College


A professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)


A licensed Family Paws Parent Education Presenter


Endorsed by the the ​Washington Humane Society


Endorsed by Veterinary MDs Linda Isaacson and associates at Prospect Heights and Crown Heights Animal Hospitals, Lisa Scibetta of Hamilton Animal Hospital and Caroline Tan of Dupont Veterinary Clinic


A member of the national accrediting Animal Behavior Society


A member of The Association for Force Free Pet Professionals Pet Professionals Guild (PPG)


A member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT) network formed by well-known behavior expert Pat Miller


A member of positive dog trainer networks Truly Dog Friendly and Force Free Trainers​.


Certified by the American Red Cross in Canine First-Aid and CPR

Alexis has extensive experience working in animal shelters as a canine behavior specialist and has done foundational work in city shelters in DC and NY to build their behavior departments and rehabilitate their most challenging dogs for life in homes. She has also trained shelter dogs as therapy and companion animals for disabled war veterans for the organization Pets2Vets. Alexis holds a Master’s degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, which she acquired before she decided to switch careers to animal behavior. She is proficient in French and Arabic and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East. She was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and currently lives in the West Village with her pit bull, Riis, and her daughter Zina. Look for her in Central Park and say hello!”



(917) 376-8648


All training is done in private sessions in or near your home.



Sunday 7AM–8PM

Monday 7AM–8PM

Tuesday 7AM–8PM

Wednesday 7AM–8PM

Thursday 7AM–8PM

Friday 7AM–8PM

Saturday 7AM–8PM



  • Private Training Sessions

  • Day Training 

  • Prenatal Consultations

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  • Family Paws Parent Education Presentations



Poodles to Pit Bulls Clicker Training, Inc. - 5.0 Rating on Google


Get to know them!

“Based in Astoria, NY, I specialize in training for the pet dog. I teach a motivation-based method of dog training rooted in behavioral psychology that focuses on giving the learner choice. The dog training I do is geared towards coaching you how to be your dog's trainer, giving you the skills you need to succeed, and therefore is very flexible. I will make it work for you and your family - no two situations are the same. I work with all breeds, ages, temperaments, and sizes of dogs, as well as many types of behavior problems ranging from potty training, inappropriate barking, and leash walking, to fear-based behaviors that can lead to aggression and biting.


I will never ask you to do something painful or overtly stressful to your dog, and you are always welcome (and encouraged!) to ask questions. Dog training with me is focused on learning to read your dog's body language, setting them up to succeed, and rewarding good choices.


Gone but never forgotten, the original trio from left to right: Tigress, Emma, and Charlie.

I was originally pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center here in NYC. Charlie, my Miniature Poodle, was 6 years old at the time, and plagued with various behavioral issues, his most severe was clinical separation anxiety. I go over the details in the blog section, as well as how I dealt with it, but at his worst he collapsed his own trachea, had the police called, and even received hand written complaints from neighbors unhappy with his non-stop barking. He also destroyed the apartment, and urinated and defecated when left alone. 


I decided to leave the world of literary academia to pursue dog training in 2009. Up until then I had informally trained Charlie to do a myriad of tricks and cute behaviors, and had worked at a kennel and with shelter dogs for years, but had no formal behavior training. I shadowed other trainers, and learned all I could in the following years. I dedicated myself to working with Charlie and his separation anxiety, and am happy to say that he began his recovery in 2010. 


In 2011 I graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy and am very proudly a Certified Training Partner. I am currently enrolled in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Master's Program at Hunter College. I volunteer my services to several rescue groups, as well as low income families in NYC through the Pet Help Partners program through The Humane Society of the United States. In 2016 I began volunteer training with the Rikers Rovers program on Rikers Island, and ended up working there for over a year. In 2018 I began working with NYC Animal Care and Control to run community dog training classes that are free to the public in the Bronx, through their Community Pets Program. I also offer support to families looking for training options to avoid giving up their dog, and to families adopting dogs with special behavior needs from the shelter to ensure they handle the transition to family life as well as possible. I am constantly reading new dog training and behavior books, watching webinars, taking part in online behavior forums, and attending seminars. I have attended several Clicker Expos - if you've never been to a Clicker Expo, I highly recommend it! I recently also took on a mentee - he's brilliant with the dogs and learning all about the business. You may see him from time to time, tagging along during a session, handling one of my dogs during a reactive dog session, or acting as a decoy himself for dogs who need to make more human friends.


In 2015 I acquired Prynne, a Toy Australian Shepherd. She was privately rehomed because her previous owners couldn't keep up anymore. She was a tough puppy and wasn't socialized before she came to me, but has blossomed into a spectacular little dog and is working as my decoy dog. Late 2015 she had a terrible accident and ended up at the Animal Medical Center ICU for 2 weeks, but pulled through and is doing as well as ever, though with an esophageal stricture. If your dog has reactivity issues with other dogs - there's a good chance you'll get to meet her! She's also a phenomenal play therapy dog for select cases.


October 2017 someone shared a Facebook post of a handsome dog at a local shelter who was described as super social and very friendly. I went to go meet him, fell in love, brought Prynne up to meet him the next day, and ended up bringing him home with us. Eyre turned out to be the Best Dog Ever. He is an incredibly friendly, easy going, affable boy who has never met a stranger. He even went on some therapy visits with me to Rikers Island with the incarcerated youth and was a big hit, and is currently in the process of getting certified to bring his magic to more people in need. Eyre adores people of all ages, and is learning how to be a decoy dog as well. I sometimes wish I could clone him and send him out to families everywhere - everyone deserves a dog like Eyre! I hope you get to meet him too!”



(347) 255-3452



Sunday 10AM–8PM

Monday 10AM–8PM

Tuesday 10AM–8PM

Wednesday 10AM–8PM

Thursday Closed

Friday 10AM–8PM

Saturday 10AM–8PM


Rates & Services:

Assessments $300

Private Dog Training Single 90 minute session - $225

Puppy Basics (For puppies 12-16 weeks old, with no current behavior concerns:

one package of four 60 minute sessions - $640/$160 each, For puppies under 12 weeks old, or for those already showing shyness, fearfulness, or aggression: one package of six 60 minute sessions - $930/$155 each)

Three 1 hour day training sessions: $474 ($158 per day training session)

Four 1 hour day training sessions: $620 ($155 per day training session)

Five 1 hour day training sessions: $760($152 per day training session)

Six 1 hour day training sessions: $900 ($150 per day training session)​

Single 60 minute Skype session - $150