Smart & Humane Dog Training since 2011

Training your dog doesn’t have to be a chore. Using creative and modern training methods, School For The Dogs will help you change your dog’s behavior, cultivate leadership and improve your relationship.

School For The Dogs offers private training and group classes in our space in the East Village or in your home. For in-home training, we service anywhere South of 96th Street in Manhattan. We also travel to Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood and Long Island City. Please note that in-home sessions outside these areas may be subject to a travel fee.

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Annie Grossman Dog Trainer in NYC

ANNIE GROSSMAN
CO-OWNER // SENIOR DOG TRAINER
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

School For The Dogs started in Annie’s living room and thrives today in part because of her behind-the-scenes management. As a trainer and a writer, she loves to find fun and engaging ways to help dogs and their owners relate in a way that can foster a better understanding of all animal behavior. She specializes in working with puppies, teaching tricks, and prepping dogs for commercial work.
Annie@SchoolForTheDogs.com

Kate Senisi dog trainer in NYC

KATE SENISI
CO-OWNER // SENIOR DOG TRAINER
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
Professional Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Kate is a detail-orientated trainer who wears many hats at School For The Dogs. Her passion is working with dogs who have behavior concerns, especially those with aggression or reactivity towards other dogs. With a holistic approach and an emphasis on creativity, she develops personalized solutions for owners. She specializes in designing training plans that are easy to implement and yield tangible results.
Kate@SchoolForTheDogs.com

Anamarie Johnson School For The Dogs

ANAMARIE JOHNSON
ASSOCIATE DOG TRAINER
Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC-KA)

Anamarie recently completed her masters degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College. She has a particular interest in working with nervous and under-socialized dogs. When she isn’t at School For The Dogs, she is at the ASPCA, as an Animal Behavior Counselor for their adoptable dogs.

Chelsea Kronick School For The Dogs

CHELSEA KRONICK
ASSOCIATE DOG TRAINER
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Chelsea studied Psychology and Animal Behavior at Hampshire College, with an undergraduate thesis focused on Animal Assisted Therapy and human-animal communication. In addition to her work with dogs, Chelsea trains horses and teaches horseback riding.

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SANDRA GRIFFITH
ASSOCIATE DOG TRAINER
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

Sandra trained horses professionally before beginning her career working with dogs professionally. In addition to training pet dogs, she has trained dogs for competition obedience, the police, drug detection, aiding people with various handicaps, and for water rescue.

Eric Anderson School For The Dogs

ERIC ANDERSON
ASSISTANT DAY SCHOOL TRAINER
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Eric got hooked on dog training after first working as a dog walker in NYC. As an apprentice at NYC’s Dapper Dog Training, Eric is certified by the American Red Cross in Cat & Dog First Aid and CPR. He enjoys volunteering at Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, rehabilitating dogs with behavioral issues and preparing them for adoption.

Gini Wohl School For The Dogs

GINI WOHL
ASSISTANT DAY SCHOOL TRAINER
Animal Behavior Society

Gini came to School For The Dogs from North Shore Animal League, where she spent two years helping new pet owners learn the basics of dog training and assessing surrendered dogs for adoptability. She recently earned a masters degree in Animal Behavior & Conservation at Hunter College. For her thesis work, Gini studied play behaviors of endangered lemurs.

Jenny Langsam School For The Dogs

JENNY LANGSAM
OFFICE MANAGER

Jenny is a writer, copy editor, and actress who has lived in the East Village for twenty years. Although she is not a dog owner, she is committed to the sense of community that is buoyed by the neighborhood’s dog lovers.