Group Classes in Manhattan

Taught by Nancy Field Through Follow My Lead


This class, for puppies under 18 weeks of age (4 1/2 months) at the first class, focuses on early socialization, confidence-building, and common puppy issues such as chewing, puppy nipping, crate training, and potty training, to help your young pup grow into a friendly, well-mannered adult dog. Foundation obedience skills will be introduced along with safe, supervised off-leash play. Puppies must be on a standard vaccination schedule as per your vet’s recommendation.

Once you and your puppy have attended 6 classes, your pup is eligible to take the AKC STAR® Puppy test. Passing the test entitles you to a certificate from AKC and many other perks.

When: Mondays at 6:30 PM beginning September 21, 2015. This is a rolling enrollment class, which means that you can join at any time. It is best if you take the 6 weeks consecutively, but you can make up classes if you need to miss a class.

Where: Universalist Church, 4 West 76th Street. Use the side entrance and go downstairs to the gym.

To Register: Click here to download the registration form. You can mail in the form or register by email at and pay by credit card.

Rally Obedience

Rally is a fun, challenging canine sport involving a variety of specific obedience exercises performed in sequence, indicated by a series of signs arranged on a numbered course.  Whether or not you are interested in competing, the exercises will improve your dog’s focus and compliance, and help you build a higher level of connection and teamwork. In this class, the first level exercises will be introduced step-by-step and incorporated into short courses. 

Prerequisite:  Basic 2, Canine Good Citizen, or the equivalent. 

For more information about Rally:,

When: Thursdays at 7:00 PM, for 6 weeks. Begins September 17, 2015.

Where: Dog Days of New York, daycare center at 2581 Broadway (northwest corner of 97th and Broadway) 2nd floor—entrance midblock.

To Register: Click here to download the registration form. You can mail in the form, or register by email at and pay by credit card.

Canine Good Citizenship

Our CGC Class will prepare you and your dog for certification through the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test. The test will be administered on the last day of class. The CGC program provides an excellent foundation for more advanced training, such as therapy dog training or training for competition sports,  including Rally, Obedience, and Agility. CGC certification is of equal benefit to companion dogs, because  co-op boards, hotels, and insurance companies will often take it into account when deciding whether to accept your dog. The test items include being greeted, petted, and groomed by a friendly person without jumping up or other unruly behavior; remaining under control while greeting another person with a dog; walking on a loose leash with distractions; Sit, Down, Stay and coming when called; and remaining calm during a supervised separation from you.

Prerequisite: Basic 2 or the equivalent 

For more information on the AKC’s CCC program, click here.

Tricks Class

Challenge your dog mentally by teaching him a repertoire of tricks. This fun class brings out the hidden talents and positive personality traits in all dogs. The selection of tricks (possibilities include wave, play dead, roll over) will be determined by the ingenuity of the class!

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