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 30+ yrs

Indoor Group Classes

Indoor Group Classes


Whether you are looking for manners, basics, intermediate, advanced, obedience, trick, off-leash, Companion Dog Training, Comfort Dog Training, Emotional Support Dog Training, Therapy Dog Training, Service Dog Training or Assistance Dog Training this is the place for you.

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!

*Note: All Classes run for 6 Consecutive weeks regardless of the date you start and
there will be NO exceptions to this rule at any time. There will be NO make-up Classes
offered at all, No Refunds partial or full @ any time.

Puppy/Beginners/Novice Group Classes @ 6:30PM (6 consecutive classes) 

Adult+ AKC/CGC Group Classes @ 7:45PM (6 consecutive classes)

  • Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023
  • HOWL-0-WEEN NO CLASS!!! (Tuesday Oct 31, 2023 aka Halloween)
  • Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023
  • Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023
  • Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

Current Indoor Group Training Offerings:

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

OPEN-ENROLLMENT Group Training Classes begin every Tuesday, in 2023 for 6 week intervals!!!

  • 6:30pm for Puppies/Beginners/Novice to 1+ years of age 
  • 7:45pm 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 6:30pm group will be for Puppies/ Beginners/Novice to 1 year (+) of age
  • The 7:45pm 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 run 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/CGC protocol. 

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 6:30PM 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 7:45PM 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 @ any time.

About 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.
You will learn proper socialization skills as well as receive instruction for the techniques needed to unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced holistic life. The AKC/CGC objectives will be the focus for all Group Classes.
Puppies or dOgs too young or inexperienced to take the AKC/CGC Test (usually given around 1 year of age or older) will be tested for the AKC/CGC S.T.A.R. qualifications if under 1 year of age and will be able to test for the AKC/CGC in the future

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,
  • heel,
  • loose leash walking,
  • walking past other dOgs,
  • sitting to be pet,
  • handling of paws and face, ears, mouth and being brushed to name a few

Adults/Intermediate/Advanced classes will:

  • proof all basics as well as,
  • 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

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.