Private In-Home, Outdoor & Group Training available In-Person or Virtual  Staten Island NY & Beyond (646) 596-6706

Private In-Home, Outdoor & Group Training available In-Person or Virtual  Staten Island NY & Beyond (646) 596-6706

Alice Marino
Holistic Certified Dog Trainer/Coach/Nutritionist/
Behavior Specialist & Educator 30+yrs

Unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced holistic life

Unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced holistic life

Welcome to RufF lOve dOg traiNIng!

Alice Marino is New York’s first Holistic Certified Personal Trainer/Coach for Dogs & their Humans.
We have Live In-Person services available throughout Staten Island & nearby Brooklyn, Manhattan, NJ
and the Tri State area by request and aLive Online Training (“aLOT”) worldwide!

Our Programs encompass your dog’s entire life, not only that they learn good manners (sit, come, stay, etc.), but that they live their longest, healthiest, happiest life possible. We also believe that our dogs’ deserve to have their agency reinstated. We make ALL their decisions for them without considering how they would like things to be. Examples are; we tell them when & what they can eat, when and where they can sleep, relieve themselves, play, walk and even act like a dog! Does this sound fair to you?

– Is it important to you to consider every aspect of your dogs’ well-being?

– Are you not only concerned with what you don’t want them to be doing but how you reach your end goal?

– Would you like them to live a long, healthy, happy, stress-free life? Participate in your daily life?

– Positive trainer + positive training = positive results! 


We care about what you feed your dog, how often you vaccinate, what flea, tick & heartworm protocols you follow as our Holistic approach encompasses all aspects of your dogs’ life!

New Puppy?

Do you have a new puppy and can use some help with potty training, crate or X-pen training, teething, jumping, chewing, barking, knocking the little ones over or biting them or you. Would you like them to learn their manners and listen to you? The sooner you begin the training, the easier it is.

New Dog?

Perhaps you have a new dog that has not been taught basic manners and is having accidents indoors or jumping on you and guests or mouthy or has no idea how to walk next to you and is pulling you down the street with no regard for your shoulders or well being:) Do they beg for food or not understand you need them to relax sometimes and just chill with you.

Simply the Basics

Maybe you have your dog for quite a while and realize they could benefit from learning some manners &/or basic obedience.

Beyond the Basics for Intermediate &/or Advanced Training

How would you like your dog to act in the house or outside on a walk or at a restaurant? Does your furkid have “selective hearing” syndrome? Do they just NOT listen to you? Imagine the possibilities! Does your dog know the basics and you would like to take it to the next level such as off leash playtime or walks? It can be done!

Behavior Modification for
Timid/Fearful/Anxious/Separation Anxiety/

Is your dog timid, fearful or anxious? Are they panicking when you attempt to leave the house? Are they resource guarding their food or other items, maybe even you? Are they barking excessively or aggressive with other dogs or people? Do they have “stranger danger”? Are they territorial of the house or the kids or the bed or the couch? All these behaviors can be addressed and adjusted to create a calm and peaceful environment.

The Graduate Program for Advanced+ Training &/or Assistance Animal/Service Animal/Emotional Support Animal/Therapy Animal

Do you want your dog to surpass the Advanced Training they have already received? Proof all the off-leash work you have accomplished with your dog to date? Then this is PhD in Dog Training known as the Graduate Program! They will accomplish AKC/CGC requirements and beyond. 
Would you like your dog to be trained as an Assistance Animal or Service Animal? Or maybe you want your dog to be trained as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) or as a Therapy Animal for yourself or your child. Dogs can be trained to work with those on the “Spectrum” or with “PTSD” or as a Companion Animal. This is all possible with the right dog and handler, patience, practice, consistency and guidance.

Are you expecting a “human” baby? Proper Baby Introductions are Essential

Offered as an individual Program or as an add for all ages. This Program is highly recommended during the pregnancy. Of course, if you miss this during pregnancy, thereafter is an urgent necessity.

*This also makes a wonderful and useful gift for any expectant parents you know and is available as a Gift Certificate!

Just remember, “If you don’t train them, you can’t blame them”.

Balance, the core of true happiness for us and our faithful dogs, is attainable through a well developed “customized” program that is simple to understand and easy to follow. With a positive trainer and correlating training, together we will unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced holistic life. Balance and positive results are the end goal.


Live Private & Group Sessions are available in the comfort of your home and outdoors via PC, Laptop, iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.