Training Services

Training for every household

Alice offers One-on-One Personal Training in the privacy of your home as well as outdoors or via Live Virtual Training (aka ‘LVT”) for you and your dog(s). She offers a large variety of options, all of which are “personally” designed for your household. Her 30+ year Personal Training approach is what sets her apart from all the rest.

Alice incorporates her years of personal people knowledge and lifestyle adaptations as a “Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner” (Teachers College Columbia University) to empower you to integrate new skills and activities which lead to attaining new goals and the ability to guide your dog to a balanced life. The new found patience, persistence, determination and knowledge you will acquire with her skills will bring you to a place where we exist in harmony with our “best friends”.

LIVE ONLINE VIRTUAL TRAINING (LVT) IS NOW AVAILABLE FOREVER MORE!

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

One-on-One Training offered

The Initial Consultation

In your home or via “LVT”. Includes Consultation, Evaluation, Nutrition Overview, Current Holistic Protocols & First Session

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Puppy Kindergarten

Offered in a 6 week Program, this will set you and your puppy up for success

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The Graduate Program

Assistance Animal / Service Animal / Emotional Support Animal (ESA) / Therapy Animal

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The Good Dog (From Wild Child to Tamed BeasTie)

Basic Manners & Obedience Training

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The Well Mannered Dog (Beyond the Basics)

Behavior Modification &/or Aggression Training

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The Very Well Mannered Dog (Way Beyond the Basics)

Intermediate Obedience Training Sessions, Basic Obedience is a prerequisite

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The Exceptionally Well Mannered Dog (Tried & Trustworthy)

Advanced Obedience Training Sessions (Basic & Intermediate Obedience are a prerequisite)

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Personal Training Sessions

Offered in all Programs at any age

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Housebreaking Sessions

Offered in all Programs at any age

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Socialization Techniques

Offered in all Programs at any age

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Proper Baby Introductions

Offered in all Programs at any age

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Group Training offered

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy/Beginner/Novice Classes

Offered in a 6 week Program and are the prerequisite to AKC/CGC* Testing. For Puppies up to one year of age.

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AKC/CGC* Adult/Intermediate/Advanced Training Classes

Offered in a 6 week Program and include the AKC/CGC Test & all prep work for testing to follow. This class is for ages 8 months and older.

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The Initial Consultation

This will be our first meeting (up to 3 hours) which takes place in your home or via “LVT” and includes:

  • Consultation (time to talk everything dog)
  • Evaluation (of your dog’s skills & yours)
  • Nutrition Overview (the good, the bad & the ugly truth about Canine Nutrition)
  • Current Holistic Protocols available for vaccinations, flea, tick and heartworm (your vet should be advising you of but most often does NOT)
  • First Session (let’s get to work)

Thereafter, you can select from various Programs such as “Simply the Basics” to “The Graduate” or a “Personalized Combo” specifically designed for your wants/needs.

Investment – $495

Personal Training Sessions

Personal Training Sessions are offered in all Programs. Some of the unwanted behaviors to unleash are jumping, nipping, chewing, pulling, lunging, growling, biting, barking, aggression, shyness, separation anxiety (SA) etc. Any individual problems you may have with your dog or household will be assessed and addressed within these sessions.

Investment – Contact for quote

Puppy Kindergarten

This is offered in a 6 week Program. Puppies should be at least 8 weeks of age. This Program will set you and your puppy up for success and teach them all the basic cues that are age appropriate.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation
  • Up to 6 additional 45-50 minute sessions

Investment – $1295

*For multi-dog households, program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation
  • Up to 12 additional 45-50 minute sessions

Investment – $1995

Housebreaking Training Sessions 

Housebreaking Sessions (aka potty training) are offered within all Programs at any age.

Investment – Contact for quote

The Good Dog (From Wild Child to Tamed BeasTie)

Basic Manners/Obedience Training Sessions

These can include sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave-it, drop-it, off, leash walking, heel, no. The release cue and hand signals can also be included. Any age beyond 8 weeks is appropriate for this program.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 6 additional 45-50 minute sessions

Investment – $1295

*For multi-dog households, program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation
  • Up to 12 additional 45-50 minute sessions

Investment – $1995

Socialization Training Sessions

Socialization Sessions are offered within all Programs at any age.

Investment – Contact for quote

The Well Mannered Dog (Beyond the Basics)

Behavior Modification &/or Aggression Training

These can include dog/human, dog/dog aggression, resource guarding, excessive behaviors of varying degrees such separation anxiety (SA), shyness, fear of noises/loud sounds/rain/objects and so on, lunging, barking etc. All Basic Training skills MUST be in place before we can embark on this journey.

You must also be fully committed to this Program as patience and time are considered an essential portion of the learning process to reach our goals. 

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 12 additional 45-50 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $1995 (Further training may be required dependent upon the dog/circumstances etc.)

The Graduate Program

Assistance Animal or Service Animal, Emotional Support Animal (ESA) or Therapy Animal Training

For yourself, partner, loved one, family or 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. This Program encompasses it all, Basics, Beyond the Basics and The Graduate all in one.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 16 additional 45-50 minute sessions
  • Plus a 6 Session Group Class for AKC/CGC which is a pre-requisite for all of the above mentioned skilled Animal Programs

Investment – $2795

The Very Well Mannered Dog (Way Beyond the Basics)

Intermediate Obedience Training Sessions (Basic Obedience is a prerequisite)

These can include proofing, distraction, some basic off-leash, etc.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 12 additional 45-50 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $1995

(Please note; prior clients can add this on without an additional Consultation for the same dog being trained & will be priced accordingly.)

The Exceptionally Well Mannered Dog (Tried & Trustworthy)

Advanced Obedience Training Sessions (Basic & Intermediate Obedience are a prerequisite)

These can include off-leash proofing with distraction, off-leash heeling, e-collar training for off-leash recall, etc.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 12 additional 45-50 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $1995

(Please note; prior clients can add this on without an additional Consultation for the same dog being trained & will be priced accordingly.)

Proper Baby Introductions

Offered within all Programs at any age. This Program is highly recommended during the pregnancy, not thereafter. Of course, if you miss this during pregnancy, thereafter is an urgent necessity.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 6 additional 45-50 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $1295

*Note: This Investment is for new clients only, otherwise it can be included in any other Program you have chosen w/us. This also makes a wonderful and useful gift for any expectant parents you know!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy/Beginner/Novice Group Classes

Offered in a 6 week Program and are the prerequisite to AKC/CGC* Testing. These classes are for puppies up to 1 year of age, as well as beginners & novice. 

*Please Note: If your dog is older that 1 year, you are welcome in the class but you are not eligible to receive the AKC STAR Puppy Recognition Status due to age only.

Investment for 6 group classes – $335

AKC/CGC* Adult/Intermediate/Advanced Group Classes

Offered in a 6 week Program and include the AKC/CGC Test & all prep work for testing to follow. This class is for ages 8 months and older. There is no age limit to attend.

Investment for 6 group classes – $335

Additional Info

All scheduled sessions within a Program are 45-50 minutes, much of which is determined by your dog and the skill(s) being taught. All services are available throughout Staten Island & nearby Brooklyn, further Brooklyn, Manhattan & New Jersey will have an additional travel cost incurred. The remainder of the Tri-State area is serviced on a specific needs basis.

All Group Training Classes MUST be paid in full in advance of start date and there are NO refunds (partial or full).

*CGC denotes Canine Good Citizen under the AKC (American Kennel Club) guidelines for all dOgs of all breeds, pedigree or mixed breeds.

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Please call 646.596.6706 for all pricing information. Some Programs are eligible for payment plans.

Please note: There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for ALL Initial Consultations. You will be responsible for the entire 3 hour Consultation fee if a 48 hour cancellation is not given. All sessions thereafter require a 24 hour cancellation policy notification. You will be responsible for the entire session fee if a 24 hour cancellation is not given. Certain emergencies may be forgiven at RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC discretion policy if rescheduled within a timely manner. In addition, ALL paid unused Programs will expire according to our “Agreement”. Additionally, there are no refunds at all (partial or full) including “Group Training Classes”. By scheduling an appointment with RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC you AGREE to the terms listed herein.

*Gift Certificates are available for all services.