Dog Training

Looking for Training Help? You've come to the right place!

Imagine that your dog can go anywhere…do anything. Your dog enjoys meeting new people, going to the park, hanging out in the car, or even competing at a dog trial.

Get started right away with an initial training consultation, in the convenience of your home.

Your dog can get better, with the right help. Let us work with you and your dog on a program designed to fix their problem, and get them back on the right track to being a good family pet.

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You love your dog, but they aren’t always perfect.

Whether they don’t come when called, or have accidents in the house… or even if you just want to learn a new game or sport to play with them, obedience training is the key to having a reliable companion who does what you want when you ask. As one of only two Certified Behavior Consultants on Long Island, you know you’ll be using the best service possible.

We teach: 

House Training
Go To Place

Imagine Your Dog

Simply ignoring new people—or even saying hello
Sitting to say “Hello”
Going to their bed, and staying there on command
Standing still for grooming
Hanging out under your table at an outdoor cafe
Able to share toys, his bed, and even his food bowl
Staying home alone, sleeping the day away
Calmly walking down your street
Coming when you call them, every time
Playing at the local park off the leash

Using modern, positive-reinforcement based techniques combined with relationship building and boundary setting, your dog can learn how to be a civilized and happy member of your family. Keeping your family safe is my top priority, and you can expect full honesty from me.  There are no magic fixes when it comes to animal behavior, and no guarantees. My utmost goal is to help you and your dog, AND to be fully honest about prognosis!

There is HOPE for your Dog

Maybe you’ve been told that your dog is stubborn, lazy, or even stupid. Or maybe you’ve been told that your dog can never get better. You’ve tried other trainers…and your dog hasn’t improved. Or worse… they have continued to deteriorate.

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Where do we start?

All obedience training begins with a 1 1/2 hour initial consultation
I come to your house, and analyze your dog and the family interactions.
We will discuss your individual goals.
Training exercises are given, with homework to practice each week.
Once you’ve reached your goals, we will set new ones.
As your dog gets more advanced, we “take the show on the road” to new places like the park, a store, even a friend’s house!

What people have said about us

Still not sure if Thinking Canine is for you? See what some of our previous clients have to say about their experiences.

Monika P.

You can see Gia's training experience and understanding of how to approach a situation - it is not one of those "one size fits all" training camps. Our virtual consultation was abundant of helpful tips and advises.
Highly recommend Gia if you are looking to resolve any puppy training challenges

Keara D.

[Gia] has a great communication style with pets and owners and her recommendations for our dog worked like a charm.  Within a week, after incorporating some of Gia’s suggestions into our daily routines at home (which were effortless and took little to no time), our dog’s behavior had been powerfully impacted

Tori Z.

We met three times and in those three times my dog's reactivity went down immensely. We went from not being able to walk him around other dogs, to being able to walk through a busy farmers market without him reacting. Her fear-free method has calmed down my anxious dog so much, without use of prong or e-collars.