RufF LOve DOg TraiNIng
Welcome to RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC, New York’s first Holistic Certified Personal Trainer for Dogs and their Humans with services available throughout Staten Island & nearby Brooklyn, Manhattan, NJ and the Tri State area by appointment only.
Balance, the core of true happiness for us and our faithful dogs, is attainable through a well developed “customized” program that is simple to understand and easy to follow. Together we can unleash your dog’s unwanted behaviors and lOve them to a balanced holistic life. All you need to do is commit to live the happiest life you possibly can and share that with your family pets. I will guide you and your household to attain this new found bond of mutual respect, loyalty and affection through proper exercise, discipline and lOving praise. Please visit the website for all the information @ www.rufflovedogtraining.com or call Alice @ 646-596-6706.
I lOve my work and consider myself blessed to be able to say that! Watching my clients learn how to achieve the desired goals and behaviors from their beloved furkids gives me a sense of pleasure and accomplishment. We set a goal together and work until that goal is met and most times surpass the original expectations by far! Group Training Classes are also available year round!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start with an in-depth private in-home Consultation where will discuss everything dOg, complete Nutrition analysis, information including the good, bad & the ugly, holistic preventatives for flea, tick, heartworm as well as up-to-date vaccination protocols. A complete evaluation and your first session will also be included in your Consultation.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been working with animals my entire life and specifically dOgs since 2001. I am a Holistic Certified Professional Dog Trainer/Behaviorist and a Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist. I am also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Personal Trainer.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I offer various Programs which are priced according to how much direct help you prefer and your desires.
How did you get started in this business?
As a Cetified Personal Trainer I was looking for a specialty niche so "Bodies by Alice" went "K9". I started training clients w/their dogs indoors and outdoors. I loved working with the dogs so much I eventually phased out the human training side of the business and focused on the dog training side only. I went for formal training, became certified and continue my education to this day which also includes specialties in behavior and nutrition.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have workedo with individuals and families, from basic puppy training to service dog training. I love to work with the family dog and the every day problems that arise as well as problem behaviors ranging from fear, anxiety and aggression to name a few. I have also trained dogs for children on the spectrum, individuals suffering with PTSD and service dogs for Veterans and others. In addition, I teach group training classes for puppies, intermediate and advanced dogs and I am recognized by the AKCKC as an instructor and evaluator for AKC/STAR Puppy Programs & AKC/CGC Programs.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
If you have not been personally referred to the individual, check their website and of course their reviews on Google.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
What is your dog doing that you wish they weren't and what would you like your dog to be doing in lieu of those behaviors?