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AT NORTH FORK    
           SCHOOL FOR DOGS,

Long Island dog trainers Dawn Bennett and Asha Gallacher will show you how you and your dog can communicate through positive methods of reward based dog training at their Cutchogue, Southold, Greenport or Peconic sites or in the comfort of your own home.  

We use a common sense approach to dog obedience training by teaching owners to read their dog’s body language which will bridge the gap between human and dog communication.   By using positive reinforcement techniques like praise and rewards, rather than harsh punishments, you will get the most cooperation from your dog through love and respect.  We like to think of our techniques as using compassion, not compulsion.  Here is an article by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior which explains why we use force free training.


North Fork School for Dogs offers open enrollment, 4 and 6 week classes* that will teach you a comprehensive understanding of dog training, socialization, dog manners and dog behavior.  

*(Please note:  fearful or aggressive dogs will not feel comfortable in group classes)  We recommend private training designed for your dog's specific needs.  For more information, visit our canine counseling page .


Got a new puppy or rescue dog and a bit overwhelmed?  Let us help you by giving you a consultation to set you up for a successful relationship with your new friend.

At North Fork School for Dogs, we are extremely proud of our dedication in providing you and your dog with the most humane, up-to-date and effective dog training methods.  We have had the honor of attending workshops with some of the top trainers from around the world, like:  Ian DunbarSue SternbergNicole WildeGrisha StewartSuzanne ClothierPia SilvaniJohn Rogerson and Terry Ryan to name a few.  
When looking for a dog trainer, we urge you to find one who is familiar with reward based training methods.  For more information about this most popular type of training, please use this guide from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers to find the right trainer or behavior consultant.
'How to Choose a Dog Trainer' 
 by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers  


  Your dog training experience at North Fork School for Dogs will give you a greater understanding and appreciation for just how special your dog truly is.
Please explore our website to learn about us, our clients' experiences, our courses offered and our friends!

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North Fork School for Dogs
Events & Announcements






September Group Classes in Cutchogue are here!

Starting Saturday, September 20th 


Elementary Obedience     10:30am—11:30am 
this class is great for pups who have just finished the AKC STAR Puppy class, or for dogs that have yet to master basic obedience. Remember, your education didn’t stop at Kindergarten, why should your dog’s?
Agility/Rally for Fun     11:45pm—12:45pm  
This class is so much fun...watch your dog’s confidence soar as you show him how fun agility can be! Brush up your dog’s obedience while walking the Rally course.


To register: http://www.northforkdogs.com/Registration-Form.html
Check out our Walk and Train program 
on our Courses Offered page
North Fork School for Dogs trainers are proud members of the following organizations:
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
North Fork School for Dogs owners Dawn Bennett, left, and Asha Gallacher relax with their dogs (from left) Lucy Liu, George, Dougal and Spoonie Luv. 

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CAN'T COMMIT TO A CLASS?
Then Drop in!  Drop into a Class allows you to participate in any of our ongoing 6 week group classes.   You can come as often as you want.  Brush up on your dog's skills, learn a new trick, have fun with other dog owners, and best of all, spend some quality time with your dog!  
*(your dog must be comfortable around other dogs and attended a group class)*
To attend, please call us at 734-8331 or register online:
Drop Into a Class register online
DOES YOUR DOG NEED A DATE?
North Fork School for Dogs has hosted this Facebook page exclusively for residents of the North Fork who are looking for play dates for their pooches. 
 
North Fork Doggy Date Facebook page
WANT TO GIVE A LOCAL DOG A LOVING HOME?
North Fork Animal Welfare League, servicing the Riverhead and Southold Town Animal Shelters, is dedicated to placing local dogs for adoption - open your heart to these wonderful pooches in need! 

North Fork Animal Welfare League

Don't Shop, Adopt! 

contact us!             (631) 734-8331         email: northforkdogs@gmail.com

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