Dog & Puppy Training Programs

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Dog & Puppy Training Programs2024-04-08T16:58:45-04:00

North Shore Animal League America’s commitment to animals doesn’t end when our four-legged friends are adopted. Most behavior issues and concerns can be corrected with proper guidance. These affordable, quality training services can help adopters struggling with behavioral and training issues in an environment that is safe, and comfortable for all.

Virtual Training

Through our training partner GoodPup, we are offering one-on-one training at home via video chat.

Training is essential to building a bond with your dog. It’s easier, more enjoyable, and more effective when done in the dog’s home with its owner. GoodPup provides private training with certified trainers who teach cues and advanced behavior on topics like crate training, barking, begging, and jumping.

GoodPup has an exclusive offer for  Animal League America adopters:
A free first week of training and 10% off for life!


Basic Training Tips from Our Pet Behavior Team

Training your dog is a great way to build a bond with your pet and teach them basic obedience. In these next few videos Courtney Sullivan, Pet Behavior Manager, will walk you through some training tips that will help both you and your pet get started learning basic commands.

Private Training Consultation

We are currently offering private behavior consultations and training sessions with one of the certified dog trainers from our Pet Behavior Team at our Port Washington, N.Y. campus.

What You Will Learn

Imagine arriving in a foreign country where nobody spoke English and you were asked to perform a task based on a 15-minute lecture outlining what was expected of you in intricate detail. Are you starting to get anxious? Now think about how your dog feels – English, Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese – it’s all foreign to them. He or she speaks Dog, which is a much more simplistic language. And it’s a language, our Pet Behavior Team will help you understand so that your dog can communicate better with you, and you can communicate better with your dog.

Depending on the behavioral issue, we can use behavior modification techniques or basic training to address your concerns, including:

Excessive Barking
Destructive Chewing
Separation Anxiety
Shyness and Fear
Counter Surfing
Jumping on People
Begging for Food
Pulling on Leash

You will also learn about canine body language so you will be able to better read your dog’s signals preceding reactive behavior, the right kind of equipment to help manage your dog’s aggression, and behaviors to teach your dog how to defer to you rather than react. We can address concerns such as:

Leash Lunging
Aggression towards people and other dogs
Food Aggression
Possession Aggression
Territorial Aggression
Body-Handling Issues

The fee for private sessions is $120 per hour.
To learn more about the Professional Behavior Training Program, call 516-883-7900 ext. 342 and ask to speak with a Behavior Specialist.