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

Indoor Group Classes

Indoor Group Classes

You will learn proper socialization skills as well as receive instruction for
the techniques needed to unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors.

Indoor Classes are fabulous for socialization, especially when there are numerous distractions outdoors and your puppy/dog is not ready to learn in the outdoor environment  or it’s inclement.
  • Opportunities for your puppy or dog to see and meet a variety of people and other dogs.
  • Learn basics and beyond including how to walk nicely on leash, life skills like recall, stay, leave it, and many more. 

All our classes include elements of the AKC Star Puppy and CGC test objectives.

*Please note; All our classes are Recognized & Approved by the Official *AKC/*S.T.A.R. Puppy & *AKC/*CGC Programs.

Basics can include:

  • sit,
  • stay,
  • sit/stay,
  • down,
  • down/stay,
  • come when called,
  • hands signals,
  • off,
  • leave it,
  • drop it,
  • watch,
  • intro to leash walking,
  • loose leash walking,
  • walking with other dogs,
  • walking past other dogs,
  • handling of paws, face, ears, mouth and being brushed 

Adults/Intermediate/Advanced classes will:

  • proof all basics as well as,
  • calm behavior to be pet,
  • proper heel,
  • introduce off-leash walking ,
  • additional commands where appropriate such as;
    • touch,
    • hold,
    • target,
    • settle,
    • place,
    • to name a few. 
  • All accompanying hand signals will also be taught where appropriate.
  • A complete handout will be given to each team with full explanations of required behaviors and expected progress

Puppy/Beginners/Novice Group Classes @ 6:45PM (6 consecutive classes) 

Adult+ AKC/CGC Group Classes @ 8:00PM (6 consecutive classes



  • Tuesday, Sept 2024 (TBA)


  • Tuesday, Sept 2024 (TBA)

Current Indoor Group Training Offerings:

Ready to get started in Group Class?

Just check the registration form for the Group Class you are interested in, Register, Pay in full and join us on the date you registered for!

The next Group Training Classes begin Tuesday, September (TBA) 2024 for 6 week intervals!!!

  • 6:45PM for Puppies/Beginners/Novice to 1+ years of age 
  • 8:00PM for Adults 1+ years (& Advanced Puppies~determined @ the sole discretion of RufF lOve dOg traiNIng/Alice Marino ONLY)
  • Classes will be held at New Dorp Moravian Church at 2205 Richmond Road
    • Entry to the property is on Todt Hill Road off Richmond Road. (It is the first Bldg on your right and parking is located directly behind the Bldg)

About the Training:

We will be working indoors for these classes. 

  • The 6:45PM group will be for Puppies/ Beginners/Novice to 1 year (+) of age
  • The 8:00PM group will be for Adult dOgs aged usually 1 year+
  • Please note, the groups are OPEN to ALL breeds (mixed & pedigreed) and sizes.

Our group classes are a step above the regular Puppy/Beginner/Novice & Adult/Intermediate/Advanced Group Classes offered elsewhere as they are personally taught by AKC Approved Instructor/Evaluator Alice Marino and offer each puppy/dog the opportunity to be tested for the above mentioned AKC Recognized Titles.

Please note, you do NOT have to take the test to be in any of our Group Classes, it is completely optional. NO obligation.

All classes include socialization, obedience, lOve and participation during class as well as “homework” and follow AKC test objectives. 

Registration Information

Proof of current vaccinations &/or titers (CORE VACCINES ONLY!) are required and MUST be presented PRIOR to start date as well as a clean fecal!

These MUST be emailed directly to

  • COST: $345
    • Fee must be paid in full to guarantee a place in the class directly to Alice! Find Alice using her name or phone number:
  • This is 1st come 1st serve, so if you want to join us, Register EARLY & PAY IN FULL as classes fill up quickly!
  • Please contact Alice directly with any questions or any payment related concerns @ 646-596-6706

To Register

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Make payment DIRECTLY to Alice via Zelle or Venmo 

Registration Form

  • - The 6:45PM Group Class is for Puppies, Beginners and Novices and will Graduate AKC/S.T.A.R. puppies who meet the criteria, as well as PREP all dOgs for the AKC/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test if interested, NO obligations. -------- The 8:00PM Group Class is for Adults+ & Advanced Puppies and will Graduate AKC/CGC Dogs that pass the test if taken. Please note: All testing is completely optional! NO obligations.
  • Describe and include any/all issues whether you deem them insignificant or possibly serious. You MUST disclose this now as failure to do so can result in being removed from the Group Class in which you are registered "at your expense".
  • The fee of $345.00 includes 6 CONSECUTIVE Group Classes for each dog/handler team enrolled. Please note, there will be NO make-up Classes offered at all, No Refunds partial or full at any time.

About Alice & the Indoor Classes

Indoor Group Classes are the perfect place for you and your “best friend” to meet with Alice, a Holistic Certified Professional Dog Trainer/Animal Behavior Specialist, Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist, AKC/CGC Approved Instructor & Evaluator, *IAABC Professional Member, *IACP Professional Member, *PPG Professional Member, *CIVT Professional Member and New York’s first Holistic Certified Personal Trainer for People & Pets.  

Dogs of ALL BREEDS ~ ALL SIZES are welcome as well as your humans, family, and friends. All applicants MUST be approved by RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC and interview (if requested) prior to Group Class start date. There are No Make-up Classes at any time and No Refunds for Group Training Classes (full or partial).

*AKC – America Kennel Club
*CGC – Canine Good Citizen
*S.T.A.R. – Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner
*IAABC – International Association of Animal Behavior
*PPG – The Pet Professional Guild
*CIVT – College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
*IACP – International Association of Canine Professionals

Please contact Alice Marino with any additional questions.