FAQs – Training

A. At Canine Kindergarten at The Park we use positive and humane methods in training your dog. We believe that positive methods equal positive results. We never use physical punishment or harsh corrections. We focus on teaching owners how to positively and effectively communicate with their dogs. Once you know how to do that, the possibilities are endless.
A. Classes meet once a week for an hour. Sessions are either four or six weeks long depending on the course.
A. Since obedience training is essential to good behavioral health, training should begin as early as possible. We believe that 10 weeks is a good starting point for most puppies. Owners are usually pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly their puppies learn. We also feel it is extremely important for puppies to be socialized early on and for this reason we also recommend attending our Puppy Playgroup sessions.
A. Certainly! Having all members of the family involved can help provide the consistency that is an important part of any training program. We do ask that each child be supervised by an adult and not be a distraction to the class.
A. Dogs that have developed a behavior problem definitely benefit from general obedience training. However, in most cases, obedience class is used in conjunction with a behavior modification program in the home. Please call us to discuss your specific issue and we will point you in the right direction.
A. Our main focus is on group obedience classes. However, if your dog has a behavior problem, or you feel more comfortable learning in your own home, through our relationship with Tim Thimsen of Paws & Effect, we offer private obedience training and behavior modification. Sessions can be scheduled in your home at your convenience. Please contact Paws & Effect directly at 914-734-2412 or visit their website at www.pawsandeffectny.com.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Canine Kindergarten at the Park is truly Fenway's home away from home. The staff are wonderful--energetic, caring and attentive, and they provide amazing care to Fenway and all of her friends during daycare and her boarding "vacations." Besides being one of the most well run places I have ever seen, it's really a one stop shop! Their groomer is fantastic--Fenway loves her spa/salon quality treatment and even gets her teeth brushed! Their trainer is terrific and truly goes above and beyond, and Fenway's first socialization experiences were the puppy playgroups and training classes we did there. I feel better going to work or being away knowing that Fenway is playing with her friends in their amazing facility, being given special attention and having fun! We pull up to the door and she can't wait to get inside!"
- Amy S.