What To Expect

The first step is an Initial Consultation. I’ll send you a history form before you come,  That allows me to set up a training plan


You’ll get handouts with instructions for the exercises we do, so you don’t have to take notes during our session (unless you want to!). You’ll get a free training pouch to carry your treats, and clickers if we’re doing clicker training.  I also bring demo products that will help  your dog, such as:


After each lesson I’ll send a follow-up with more information, links and videos on everything we discussed, so  you don’t have to worry about forgetting something.


Initial Consultation ($225 for 90 minutes) : At your Initial Consultation we discuss which training program would be appropriate for you. Do you want private one-on-one sessions, where I teach you how to train your dog? Or do you want me to do the bulk of the training, with a Day Training program.

Initial Consultation
During the initial consultation I go over your dog’s history, environment, and equipment.  We discuss a preliminary training plan and begin training with a few exercises.

Private Session
During the private sessions I demonstrate a few exercises and coach you through them. I give you written instructions, and if you like, we video them so you can watch them later. I send follow-up emails after each session covering what we went over, and add any additional links for topics we discussed.

Day Training
Day training is a great way to get a head start on your training. I come to your home two or three times a week to work with your dog, then meet with you once a week for a transfer session. The transfer session is where you learn all the things I’ve been practicing with your dog. Now you can start using the cues, so your dog learns to listen to you, but you’ve skipped all the boring repetition that dog trainers love to do.


or call 917-524-6419 to tell me about your dog!



Behavior Problems

I know how it feels to have a dog with behavior problems. I’ve been there, and I want to help. Do you enjoy walking your dog? If the answer is no, let’s talk. Whether it’s barking at other dogs, or pulling, there are simple, fun solutions.

Arthur and Moomin - dog aggression client

Arthur and Moomin – dog aggression client

Puppy Training

Start training your puppy as soon as you get him*, and you can prevent many behavior issues (Separation Anxiety, aggression, fear).

*You can and should start training your puppy before he’s had all his shots. We will start indoors, and always work with your veterinarian to keep him safe.

Puppies can learn leash walking and other exercises as early as 8 weeks old, and the socialization window closes at approximately 12 weeks.  Teach them to be comfortable alone in your home, and the right way to play with other dogs.  With proper, early exposure you can set up your puppy for a great life.

Socializing your puppy – Why later is too late


Urban Manners

A simple command like Come can save your dog’s life, if he’s running towards a busy street. The Leave it Command will keep him from picking up dangerous items on the sidewalk. Loose-leash walking saves you from years of being pulled along behind your dog.


At Graceful Canine I use only positive reinforcement, including food, toys and praise. Positive training produces quick results that will last a lifetime, without future bad consequences.


or call 917-524-6419 to tell me about your dog!