Thank you for your interest in training with Second Act Dog Training. I am currently limiting my private practice to shy/fearful dogs and I am fully booked at this time.
See below for local trainers I recommend.
Recommended Trainers and Classes
When looking for a trainer, don't be shy about asking questions! Dog training is a completely unregulated industry and anyone can say she or he or they is/are a "dog trainer" or "behavior consultant." You have a right, as your dog's guardian, to ask:
-- What is your training philosophy?
-- What tools do you use (or not use) in training?
-- What certifications do you hold and what organization/s certified you?
-- Where or with whom did you do your training?
-- What is your experience as a dog trainer?
-- What organizations do you belong to?
Here are some local trainers I know and recommend:
Erica Nance www.dogsofhudson.com
Hanna Fushihara www.hotfuzzdogtraining.com
Tessa Romita-Heron, Hudson Valley Hounds www.hudsonvalleyhounds.com
Good Choice Dog Training (Albany) www.goodchoicedogtraining.net
Training For Animals (Berkshires) www.trainingforanimals.com
Abbie Duchon (Ulster and Dutchess Counties) 845-663-1785