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

Training/Coaching Services, Options & Solutions Available

Training/Coaching Services, Options & Solutions Available

Training/Coaching for every household

Alice offers One-on-One Personal Training/Coaching in the privacy of your home as well as outdoors or via aLive Online Training (aka “aLOT”) for you and your dog(s). She offers a large variety of options, all of which are 100% Holistic in nature and “personally” designed for your household. Her 30+ year Holistic 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 holistic 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”.

aLIVE ONLINE TRAINING ("aLOT") IS NOW AVAILABLE 4EVER MORE!

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

Private Personal One-on-One Training offered
Personal Training Sessions are offered in all Programs. Some of the unwanted behaviors that may be addressed are potty training, biting, aggression, shyness etc. Any individual behaviors within your household will be assessed & addressed within these sessions.

*The Initial Consultation

Private In-Home or via “aLOT” & includes Consultation, Evaluation, Nutrition Overview, Current Holistic Protocols & Intro Session

*Mandatory for All Programs  
*Cost Included in All Programs!

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Puppy Kindergarten // New Dog // Simply the Basics (from wild child to tamed beastie)

Offered in a 5 week Program, this will set you and your puppy or dog up for success

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Beyond the Basis for Intermediate &/or Advanced+ Manners/Obedience

Intermediate &/or Advanced Obedience Training
(Basic Manners/Obedience is a prerequisite)

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Behavior Modification

For timid, fearful, anxious, separation anxiety or aggression of all kinds

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The Graduate Program
(the PhD in Training)

Advanced+ Training &/or Assistance Animal // Service Animal // Therapy Animal //  Emotional Support Animal (ESA)

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Proper Baby Introductions

Offered as an individual Program or as an Add-On to all Programs at any age

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Group Training offered

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

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

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Adult/Intermediate/Advanced & AKC/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Training Classes

Offered in a 6 consecutive 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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RufFlOvers Outdoor Adventures (ROA)

We will be meeting at different locations Tuesday evenings on Staten Island. We will do various drill-work, group walks, sniffaris, manners, meet n greets, socialization w/each other for the dogs and the hoomans as well. 

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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 “aLOT” (aLive Online Training) 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 (things your vet might NOT have told you)
  • Intro Session (let’s get to work)

Thereafter, you can select from various Programs such as “Puppy Kindergarten”, “New Dog”, “Simply the Basics”, “Beyond the Basics”, etc. or a “Personalized Combo” specifically designed for your wants/needs.

*Mandatory for All Programs (Sessions)

Investment – Included in All Private Programs!!
Valued @ $495

Note: *The Initial Consultation is available as a stand alone “Holistic Nutrition Consultation” including the above items (except the Intro Session) without engaging in a Program.
Investment – $495

Puppy Kindergarten // New Dog // Simply the Basics

All the above mentioned are offered in a 5 week Program.

Puppy Kindergarten ~ 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.

New Dog // Simply the Basics ~ Basic Manners/Obedience Training Sessions are appropriate for any/all dogs, new to your household or an established member who needs to learn a thing or two.

  • These can include sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave-it, drop-it, leash walking, etc. The release cue and hand signals may also be included. All ages are appropriate for these Programs.
  • Housetraining (aka potty training) is available in all Programs.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 5 additional 45 minute sessions

Investment – $1385

*For multi-dog households, program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation
  • Up to 10 additional 45 minute sessions

Investment – $2195

 Beyond the Basics for Intermediate &/or Advanced Training

Intermediate Obedience Training Sessions (Basic Obedience is a prerequisite)
These can include proofing, distraction, some basic off-leash, etc.

Advanced Obedience Training Sessions (Basic & Intermediate are prerequisites)
These can include off-leash proofing with distraction, off-leash heeling, extended stays, etc.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 10 additional 45 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $2195

 

*Note: Prior clients who have completed a Program1 can add this on without a Consultation for the same dog being trained as an supplemental package of 5 sessions
Investment – $850

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

Behavior Modification (BMod) &/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 10 additional 45 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $2195 (Further training may be required dependent upon the dog(s)/circumstances etc.

The Graduate Program for Advanced++ Training &/or Assistance Animal (AA) // Service Animal (SA) // Therapy Animal // Emotional Support Animal (ESA) 

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 the PhD in Dog Training known as the Graduate Program! They will accomplish AKC/CGC requirements and beyond. 
~or~
Assistance Animal or Service Animal, Therapy Animal or Emotional Support Animal (ESA) 
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 Medical Alert Dog 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 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

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. 

Investment – $3255 (Further training may be required dependent upon the dog(s)/circumstances etc.

Proper Baby Introductions

Offered as a stand alone Program at any age. This Program is highly recommended during the pregnancy rather than thereafter. Of course, if you miss this during pregnancy, thereafter is an urgent necessity.

Program consists of

  • 3 hour Consultation and
  • Up to 5 additional 45 minute sessions as a starting point
 

Investment – $1385  (for new clients)

~ or ~

You can add it to any other Program you have chosen as a supplemental package of 3 sessions
Investment – $525

~or ~

Prior clients who have completed a Program can add this on without an additional Consultation for the same dog being trained as a supplemental package of 3 sessions
Investment – $525

~ 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 consecutive 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 – $345

AKC/CGC* Adult/Intermediate/Advanced Group Classes

Offered in a 6 week consecutive 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 – $345

Additional Info

All scheduled sessions within a Program are 45 minutes, much of which is determined by your dog and the skill(s) being taught. All services are available throughout Staten Island & nearby Brooklyn to the VZ Bridge. remaining 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 one week in advance of start date and there are NO make-up classes at all or 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.

OUR NEW “RufFlOvers Holistic Inner Circle” MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM IS COMING FOR YOU & FIDO TO EAT HEALTHY & GET YOUR TAILS AWAGGIN’ TOGETHER & LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE EVER w/YOUR BEST FRIEND 4EVERMORE!!!

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

Please note: Your $250 deposit is NON-refundable. 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 “Indoor &/or Outdoor 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

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