Ever feel like your dog needs reform school?

If you have a dog that barks, lunges, growls or otherwise behaves aggressively when he sees another dog on leash, this innovative group class is for you.
Sidwalk Psychos - An innovative group class for dogs


  • Relaxation Training
  • Foundation Skills
  • Urban Leash Training
  • Real Life Training Scenarios
  • Socialization Work
  • Impulse Control

Sidewalk Psychos is an 8-week group class with an urban focus specifically designed for for NYC dogs who bark, lunge or growl at other dogs on leash walks.

THURSDAYS 7:00-8:00 PM
SUNDAYS 11:30-12:30 PM

  • ​Start to teach your dog how to coexist and relax in the presence of other dogs.
  • A controlled classroom setting offers the perfect relaxed training environment.
  • Learn crucial leash walking techniques and how to read your dog’s body language.
  • Learn and hone new training skills indoors and then practice on leash walks.
  • First class is a mandatory 90-minute orientation for humans only.
  • Eight one hour group classes for $395.

For this specialty class, your dog must wear either a two-point body harness or a head halter in all classes. A treat pouch and a basket muzzle are also required.


Enrolling my dog into the Sidewalk Psychos class has been the most effective and encouraging step with helping my dog with her leash aggression. After graduating, she is more manageable on her outdoor walks, and I’ve even noticed how much happier she is in general. These classes also helped me become more confident as a dog owner, and I cannot thank trainers Kate and Anna enough for making this such a positive experience.” – Meagan B.

“I’m beyond happy to report that since our first Sidewalk Psychos class, our dog has vastly improved. We’re currently passing 8 out of 10 dogs on the same sidewalk with no issues. The other 2 out of 10 we choose not to pass by assessing the situation with the knowledge we gained from School For The Dogs. School For The Dogs has not only made our dog happier and less fearful, they’ve also given us peace of mind.” – Randi G.

​”We did two rounds of Sidewalk Psychos Level 2 with Kate and you could really see the improvement! In round one it was really laying down the foundations and making sure we could slowly get him comfortable being around so many dogs. By the time we did this class again Totto was an absolute champ. He was so well behaved Kate would occasionally use him as the helper dog to show everyone what we needed to do. Other than Totto’s anxiety level dropping significantly in the classes, the best thing we learned was how to read his signals. Kate was able to explain and show us when he was stressed and anxious. That way we all knew how far to push him in class and when to give him a break.” – Chianna W.

Ready to take it to the next level? In Level 2, dogs work in closer proximity and take group walks together each class, weather permitting.


  • Level 2 is drop-in format – purchase a 5-pack and come to any 5 over the course of the year.
  • Skills include: parallel walking, passing by other dogs in close proximity, greeting or play if appropriate.
  • Dogs must be comfortable wearing a basket muzzle around other dogs for close up work.
  • Prerequisite: Sidewalk Psychos Level 1 or instructor permission.
  • One hour classes for $50 or five one hour classes for $250.
  • Have a pass? Sign up for class here.