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Wag Club believes that training is an excellent way to bond with your dog! That's why we offer both Puppy Socials and Group Classes here through our partners - DOGBOY NYC! Robert and Jacklyn have been helping NYC pups develop into well-adjusted, well-socialized members of our urban society for more years than we can count on all four paws. Classes include Puppy Socialization, Basic Obedience & Manners, Intermediate Obedience, Introduction to Agility, Tricks, and Introduction to Scent Work. We encourage all of our fellow humans to invest in their dog’s future with obedience training.  Although it is critical to start training as puppies, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! With hands on training and professional support, your dog can become a calm and confident member of your family!

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Robert Haussmann - Certified Trainer, Canine Behavior Consultant, and Co-Founder of DOGBOY NYC

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Jacklyn Knutson - Certified Trainer at DOGBOY NYC 

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WHY DOGBOY NYC?

Dogboy was co-founded by Robert Haussmann, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Robert is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Counselors. Jacklyn Knutson (CPDT-KA) joined the Dogboy team in 2017 and is accredited under the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Their aim is to provide real results through expert behavioral coaching by applying kind, approachable, and humane principles to alleviate canine and human stress. But besides all of that, they are genuinely good and decent human beings. Both Robert and Jacklyn share our love and passion for the canine community. They want the best for your dog and your family, and we believe in their work and their knowledge. They have been known to go above and beyond to try and help dogs in need - including some of the Wag Club staff's pups! They are not only our partners, but really our Wag Club extended family. 

 

WHY GROUP CLASSES?

Group training is a fantastic way to work on obedience skills and learn how to interact with other dogs. It also helps city dogs practice useful tools while working in an environment that allows for controlled distractions. Classes are organized to focus on communication, socialization, and humane training techniques. They are also designed to allow time for humans to ask questions and exchange information with their fellow two-legged friends. After all, it takes a village!

WHY DO PUPS NEED TO SOCIALIZE?

Puppies go through a stage of social development that ends between 12 – 16 weeks. During this time, it is critical to expose them to as many social situations as possible. Our Puppy Social Pods are the perfect opportunity for pups to practice their social skills. They will learn how to elicit and end play, how to use their mouths, and how to safely get along with other members of their own species.

CLASS AND PUPPY SOCIAL PRE-REQUISITES:

Dogs must show proof of vaccination against the following:

  • If over 4 months of age - Rabies Certificate (signed) **NYS requires us to have a Rabies Certificate on file signed by the vet that includes type of vaccine, duration of immunity, name of the manufacturer, lot number and expiration date.** 

  • Distemper + Parvovirus (DA2+ CPV) **Must have at least TWO ROUNDS for Puppy Social - Must have all rounds for all other classes**

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

  • We highly recommend getting the Canine Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8) Vaccine, but it is not mandatory for class.

  • Vaccinations must be complete at least two days before coming into Wag Club.

TO BEGIN:

  1. Fill out Training Registration Form and send to info@wagclubny.com. Registration Form can be found under our Registration Tab. Please also include Vaccination Certificate from Vet with everything listed under pre-requisites (above).

  2. Once we have confirmed Registration is complete, and your pup has everything they need - we will call or email to confirm class dates/times.

PLEASE NOTE:

Classes are subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis. Class dates are subject to change, but pups and humans will be informed ASAP. Not all classes are available at any given time. This is due to availability of trainers, Covid restrictions, as well as general interest. If you do not see a class available that you would like to join now or in the future - please email info@wagclubny.com and we will place you on the waitlist for when classes come around, or spaces open up.

PRICING AND DETAILS

Puppy Social:

Under the supervision of a trained professional, puppies are set free in the daycare! Humans can also ask puppy questions and learn about their own dog’s play style and personality. They will be challenged to learn from each others behaviors, and how to share resources like water and toys. 

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How Much? 

$35 + tax (Paid in Advance and Non-Refundable)

**Due to popularity, and in order for all pups to have a chance to play - parents can only pre-pay for up to 2 classes at a time. Space is also limited to 8 pups per night**

When? 

Mondays at 7:30pm (Until 8:15/8:30pm)

NEW COVID RULES: We are still requiring masks to be worn while inside. Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe!

 

Who can join?

Puppies no more than 16 weeks of age or younger with all required Vaccines. 

Two adult humans are allowed in per pup/household. Humans must wear a mask properly at all times. Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe!

 

What should I bring? 

Yourself, your pup and whatever leash/harness/collar your pup will be using for their walks!

What Vaccines are required?

  • Two rounds of Distemper/Parvo

  • Bordetella

  • We highly recommend the Canine Influenza Vaccine, but it is not required for class

  • Consult with your vet regarding vaccinations. Vaccinations must be updated two days prior to class. 

 

**ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 3 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS.**

How Much? 

$400 + tax (Non-Refundable)

When? 

Two Classes run concurrently - One takes place on Sundays from 6-7pm, the other on Tuesday nights from 8-9pm

**Each class runs for 6 consecutive weeks unless otherwise notified. Class schedule is subject to change. We will always notify you prior to schedule change.**

 

Who can join? 

We accept any aged pup as long as they have all their required vaccines. Most puppies won't be eligible until after 4 months of age due to vaccines. Dogs can never be too old or too young to learn new tricks; though, some puppies may need a little more time to be able to focus. 

NEW COVID RULES: Humans must wear a mask properly at all times. Thank you in advance for keeping everyone safe!

 

What should I bring? 

Yourself, your pup and whatever leash/harness/collar your pup will be using for their walks! You can bring their favorite high reward treat, but we will always have some on hand as well - so it is not a necessity. 

What Vaccines are required?

  • All rounds of Distemper/Parvo

  • Rabies Certificate (signed) **NYS requires us to have a Rabies Certificate on file signed by the vet that includes type of vaccine, duration of immunity, name of the manufacturer, lot number and expiration date.** 

  • Bordetella

  • We highly recommend the Canine Influenza Vaccine, but it is not required for class

  • Consult with your vet regarding vaccinations. Vaccinations must be updated two days prior to class.

What if I miss a Class? 

Given the nature of the current situation with Covid, we will not be able to provide makeup classes. We intend to catch up any student who may have missed a class during the following weeks class.

**ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 3 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS.**

Basic Manners:

DOGBOY NYC will teach you practical, humane, and scientifically sound techniques to promote healthy leadership and a lifelong bond of understanding and respect. Learn basic manners such as LOOK AT ME, SIT, DOWN, STAY, DROP IT, LEAVE IT, FOCUSED LEASH WALKING, COME WHEN CALLED, and more!

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FOR CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY, PLEASE VISIT

'CLASS SCHEDULE' TAB

We periodically offer Introduction to Agility ($375 + tax), Introduction to Scent Work, Tricks Class, as well as Intermediate Obedience. To be placed on the waitlist for when these become available - please email info@wagclubny.com.

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CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS

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