Well-trained puppies are safer, less destructive, and easier to live with.

Be kind to yourself. Train your puppy now and get it right the first

We are master puppy trainers. No, literally. Rachel holds a master’s degree in applied animal behavior and welfare and spent close to 3 years researching puppy behavior, training, and socialization.

The behaviors you do, or do not, teach your puppy today will stick around for the rest of their life. Without help and guidance their annoying and problematic behaviors will get worse as they get older. But, beginning training early gives you an opportunity to ensure they outgrow their annoying behaviors, to prevent problematic behaviors before they even begin, to create habits that lead to a dog who is happy, behaviorally healthy, and easy to live with.


The dog of your dreams is right around the corner

We will help you

Survive puppyhood

Our unique approach to dog training leaves you feeling calm and confident.

Prevent undesired behaviors

Such as aggression, separation anxiety, resource guarding, and other behavior problems.

Basic training for your dogs

Teach your dog basic obedience, potty training, and anything else you would like.

Ensure your puppy is socialized

Incorrect socialization is as bad as no socialization.

Bond with your puppy

As they settle into your home and help you discover their unique quirks, and personality.

Establish boundaries

And fix behaviors while remaining humane and positive.

Puppy Training Options

We know that training a puppy is overwhelming. Leash and Learn offers two specialized training paths you can choose from. You will have the puppy of your dreams with both, but they get you there in very different ways.

The Leashed Path

Premium Puppy Jumpstart Programs

New Yorkers are busy. Time is precious and there aren’t enough hours in a day. Our jumpstart programs are designed to give you some time back while we train your puppy for you.

How it works
  • A trainer comes to your home 3 times per week to train your puppy
  • You receive detailed notes, pictures, and/or videos after every session
  • We focus on leash walking, obedience, socialization, manners, crate training, and any other skills your puppy needs to learn
  • On your own you focus on potty training, socialization, and biting and nipping
  • We meet every 1-2 weeks to teach you how to implement the skills


The Learn Path

Basic Puppy Lessons

If you have been dreaming of training your dog yourself this is the perfect path for you! Our basic programs are designed for us to teach you how to train your dog

How it works
  • A trainer comes to your home and meets with you once per week
  • We answer your questions, and show you what to practice that week
  • You receive detailed notes, pictures, and/or videos after every session


Begin your relationship with your new puppy on the right paw


Training your puppy is life changing

Your investment

While training is highly customized to your dog and family, there is a basic framework that all clients follow when starting with training with Leash and Learn. This system sets everyone up for success and ensures better training results.

Initial Evaluation

2 Hours - $365

Every client completes an initial consultation.

We will
  • Meet together face-to-face
  • Assess you puppy’s current behavior
  • Set achievable and realistic goals for your puppy and your family
  • Discuss follow up package recommendations
  • Start training the most relevant foundation skills
  • In 3-5 days you receive your training plan. It will include your notes and assessments from your evaluation and is a living document as we work together

After completion of your initial evaluation, you will receive access to two great bonuses!

  1. A monthly newsletter filled with all things dog, including product reviews, how-to guides, helpful tips and tricks, and announcements.
  2. A link for a members only section of the website where I have compiled and shared many of my favorite dog training resources.

Follow Up Lessons

1 Hour Each
Premium Puppy Jumpstart Programs​
Basic Puppy Programs

Feeling overwhelmed or unsure? Don't worry! Part of the initial evaluation is discussing your goals, and the best way to get you there.