Unleash Your Happier Home with City Smart Dog Training
Learn to speak dog, lead with kindness & confidence, and unleash a happy family. Our unique city smart dog training and behavior solutions quickly alleviate problems, prevent unwanted behavior, and create long-lasting results.
PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK
Transform your relationship with your dog into the bond you’ve always dreamed of having – regardless of where you are today.
Explore Our Capabilities
Aggression and Behavior Modification
If your dog is sometimes embarrassing, scary, or you just don’t understand why they do what they do, this is the place for you.
Manners and Obedience Training
If your dog is the sweetest but maybe a little unmanageable or difficult to live with at times, this is the place for you.
Kids and Dogs
If you are a family with dogs and kids, or plan on welcoming home a new baby, this is the place for you.
If your puppy is under 16 weeks, this is the place for you.
YOU DESERVE SOLUTIONS THAT WORK
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Rachel is our fairy godmother.“My husband and I are so much closer to our dog thanks to her. She has helped us understand what our dog, Sasha, is feeling by looking at Sasha’s body language and actions.”
You will be in competent hands with Rachel.“Rachel helped me train my new puppy Willow and manage the challenge of integrating her into the life of my 9yo dog, Raffi. Rachel reassured me that Raffi’s behavior demonstrated he actually liked the puppy”
Totally recommend Leash and Learn!!“She is caring and professional and I never worry when she is with my dogs. My two rescue dogs- both of whom were aggressive- have made amazing strides because of Leash and Learn.”
Frequently Asked Questions
We frequently train with treats, and they can be a great reinforcer for many dogs. But, for dogs who are not food motivated, we use other reinforcers like toys, attention and petting, and functional reinforcement. You can read more about training dogs with treats here.
We work with dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes. Every dog is an individual, so it’s impossible to specialize in breed. With more than a decade of experience, we have worked with lost and lots of breeds and dogs in every breed group!
Leash and Learn provides humane, science-based, positive reinforcement training following the LIMA model. LIMA stands for Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive. This means that we focus our training on teaching our dogs what we do want them to know and reinforcing those good behaviors. We also put the dog’s emotional and physical well-being at the forefront of their training plan. We do not include equipment or training exercises that are designed to hurt, scare, tap, or annoy the dogs, in any of our training plans.
Yes, it does! Positive reinforcement does not mean that your dog gets to do whatever they want without any rules or boundaries. It means that we will teach you how to reinforce the rules and boundaries kindly without the use of any physical or emotional pressure, or intimidation. And you can feel comfortable knowing your dog is happy, healthy and progressing!
We do not guarantee training results because there are many factors that affect the outcome of training that are outside our control. It is actually against the code of ethics we sign when becoming certified. But, there are 6 guarantees that we do make. You can read them here.