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

Outdoor Group Classes

Outdoor Group Classes

WE ARE HERE FOR “YOU & FidO” YEAR-ROUND!
ALL OUR OUTDOOR GROUP CLASSES ARE “LIVE IN-PERSON”, LIGHT, & SO MUCH FUN!
“OPEN-ENROLLMENT” IS ALSO AVAILABLE! YOU WILL LEARN PROPER SOCIALIZATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES TO UNLEASH YOUR DOG’S UNWANTED BEHAVIORS.

WE OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU & YOUR PUPPY OR DOG TO MEET A VARIETY OF PEOPLE AND OTHER PUPS IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS EACH WEEK TO LEARN BASICS & BEYOND INCLUDING WALKING NICELY ON LEASH, LIFE SKILLS LIKE COME, STAY, LEAVE-IT & MANY MORE!

All our classes include elements of the AKC/STAR Puppy & AKC/CGC test objectives. Our classes are Recognized & Approved by the Official American Kennel Club for AKC/STAR Puppy & AKC/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Programs. 

*Note: ALL AKC CLASSES REQUIRE A 6 CONSECUTIVE WEEK REGISTRATION.

MIXED GROUP CLASSES for PUPPIES/BEGINNERS/NOVICE/ADULT/+ @ 6:30PM (6 consecutive classes) ~or~ (OPEN-ENROLLMENT!)

As these classes are outdoors, if the weather is not permitting, an additional class will be added at the end of the 6 consecutive scheduled classes. The same stands true if for any reason a class needs to be canceled or rescheduled. 

 

NEW GROUP TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
 

NEW GROUP TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN:

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 
 
OPEN-ENROLLMENT IS AVAILABLE IF SPACE PERMITS!
*OPEN-ENROLLMENT is the ability to begin your 6 consecutive week registration @ any point if space permits.
 
*Note: There are NO make-up classes available if you miss a class for any reason and are enrolled in the 6 week AKC/STAR Puppy  Program. If a class is canceled for any reason, you MUST attend the class added on at the end to replace the canceled class. The AKC requires the STAR Puppy Recognition Program to be 6 consecutive classes. This is non-negotiable.  

Current Outdoor Group Training Offerings:

“RufFlOvers Outdoor Adventures” is a WEEKLY MEET-UP GROUP for enjoying outdoor activities w/your dog while they learn their manners & get to socialize in new environments. ALL BREEDS ~ ALL SIZES are welcome as well as your humans, family & friends. There are No make-up classes at any time & No Refunds for Group Training Classes (full or partial).

If your dog has any BEHAVIORAL ISSUES that need to be addressed whether you deem them insignificant or serious, please contact Alice Marino PRIOR to registering or attending class to receive approval. If requested, an interview may be required prior to attending any group class. 

About the Training:

  • We will be meeting at different locations Tuesday evenings in Staten Island. 
  • We will do basics & beyond (see below) various drill-work, group sniffaris, walks, manners, meet n greets, socialization w/each other for the dogs and the humans as well.
  • Only one handler per dog @ a time but you can change off among your family/group. The rest will observe when not working directly w/the dog and hang back if we’re walking as to not confuse the dogs or handlers. 
  • We might meet at the Boardwalk one week, Clove Lake Park, Gateway National Park, Fort Wadsworth, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake Park & many other locations to be announced. 
  • The registration is for 6 consecutive classes, which you MUST attend if you have a puppy under 1 year of age at graduation, and want to test for the AKC/STAR Puppy recognition. If the weather is inclement (raining (not a light drizzle), too cold, too hot or humid to be safe) we will just move the class to the following scheduled date and add an additional class date on at the end. If the temperature is above or the feel like temperature exceeds 85 degrees or there is a hazardous air quality concern we will follow the same protocol. 
 

BASICS CAN INCLUDE: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Hand Signals, Off, Leave-it, Drop-it, watch, Intro to leash walking, Loose leash walking, Walking with other dogs & past other dogs, Handling of paws, face, ears, mouth & being brushed.

BEYOND BASICS CAN INCLUDE: Proofing all basics, Calm behavior to be pet, Heel, Touch, Hold, Settle, Place etc.

PLEASE NOTE… Private In-Home Training is always available throughout the entire year!

Registration Information

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

These MUST be emailed directly to alicethedogtrainer@gmail.com

Note: Flexi-Leashes are NOT PERMITTED EVER! Maximum leash length permitted is 6′ for safety! Leashes will be available for purchase on site.

  • COST: $295 
    • The fee is $295 per dOg/handler team for 6 Group Class Training meet-ups which will be 1 hour in length.
    • Fee must be paid in full one week in advance prior to start date directly to Alice! Find Alice using name or phone number: (see below)
  • This is 1st come 1st serve, so if you want to join us, Register & pay EARLY as classes fill up quickly!
  • Please contact Alice directly with any questions or any payment related concerns @ alicethedogtrainer@gmail.com or for urgent matters call 646-596-6706
  • You MUST have approval from Alice Marino PRIOR to attending class if there are ANY BEHAVIORAL ISSUES that need to be addressed whether you deem them insignificant or serious.


    TO REGISTER: 

  1. Fill out the form below completely.
  2. Payment MUST be made DIRECTLY to Alice via Zelle or Venmo at the time of registration to secure your spot.

Registration Form


  • - To join our "RufFlOvers Outdoor Adventures" Group you MUST have personal approval from Alice Marino if there are ANY BEHAVIORAL ISSUES whatsoever, whether you deem them serious or not.
    - You agree to being photographed &/or have videos taken for RufF lOve dOg traiNIng personal &/or social media.
    - PLEASE NOTE: Private In-Home Training Sessions are always available throughout the year!
  • Describe and include any/all BEHAVIOR ISSUES whether you deem them serious or not. if your have concerns, please contact Alice Marino PRIOR to registering to receive approval. Failure to do so can result in being removed from the Group Class in which you are registered "at your expense".
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