In service of COVID-19 safety protocols-our primary objective to preserve social boundaries and protect our neighbors and friends throughout Brooklyn and the world at large, we are not scheduling any in-person lessons or group classes at this time. Thank you for understanding.


We schedule VIDEO CHAT LESSONS daily at flexible times through FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom. Our training protocols are tailored to your personal situation and the limits of our current global predicament.

Raising a puppy in today's sociallylimited climate can seem like a daunting task. There is so much information available to you-it's hard to know where to start and what to believe. We are happy to help you and your family navigate this process with the least amount of stress possible. We offer individual triage lessons and inclusing packages to guide you through raising the companion pup you've been dreaming about.

Email us for details about our Customized Training.

We also offers lessons for these types of issues:
Rescue Dog Starter
Potty-Training Triage
Separation Anxiety
Fear & Anxiety
[for super-energetic dog management]
Pre-puppy Counseling

Email us to schedule a VIDEO CHAT or for more information.


Small Dog Training

Denise Herman began the first small dog playgroups in NYC in 2000. She is the proud parent of her 2nd [surprise] Chihuahua and is very familiar with the challenges of parenting a small dog. Barking, fear, and housetraining are just some areas where small dogs present an added challenge.
For help in these areas and others, Denise has many successful strategies for dealing with smaller dogs.

Pre Puppy Counseling

We can provide you with assistance selecting a new puppy or a rescue dog. We interview you to determine what type of dog might work for you and we coach you on what to look for in any dog or puppy you are considering. We can accompany you to assist in picking a proper pooch. Through rescue we have placed many great dogs in new, permanent homes.

Expecting a new dog?
Ian Dunbar and Sirius Puppy Training are GIVING AWAY digital copies of "BEFORE YOU GET YOUR PUPPY" an awesome book of how to's to get you ready. Dr. Ian Dunbar pioneered Puppy Classes and Positive Training close to 30 years ago. This is not to be missed. http://www.siriuspup.com/


Lectures & Demonstrations

Denise is available to speak on dog behavior, behavior problems, learning theory, becoming a dog trainer and other topics relating to dogs. You can view some of her lectures on youtube.com. We offer lectures on Rowdy Dogs, Housetraining, Leash Walking, Frisbee Training and more. Denise's training video's are available online HERE

Ask A Trainer

Read some Q and A here.

Clicker Training

Wondering what all the buzz is about clicker training? Denise can teach you and your dog the "art" of clicker training. Learn what professionals use to train their dogs.Quick and Fun. Kids really enjoy clicker training. Both our PET DOG & TRICKS 101 CLASSES support and encourage clicker training.

Shelter & Rescue Dogs

While working at the San Francisco SPCA, Denise rehabilitated dogs with issues stemming from life in the shelter. Rescue dogs often come to their next home with issues like separation from their owners, housetraining, mild fear or phobias, or conversely over exciteable rowdiness. Usually we can resolve most of these behavior issues in 1-2 session in your home.

If you are adopting a shelter dog and would like help, contact Denise.Click here to see our list of local shelters.