Hello & Welcome!

I’m Fran Hellman, certified professional dog trainer. Whether you seek the perfect home companion or want to compete for ribbons and titles, I’d love to share my 30 years of experience to guide you to dog training success.

Choose to work with me in person or via live online video coaching. Either way, I look forward to guiding you toward results!

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Our Services

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Let me be your guide through puppy raising challenges and basic obedience. Together, we’ll transform your puppy into the dog of your dreams.

Basic Manners Training

Basic Manners Training

Pining for a more well-mannered, responsive dog? My customized training approach will have your family dog acting like an obedience champ.

Show Handling

Show Handling

Dreaming of ribbons and looking to have some fun with your dog? I’ll teach you my pro tricks for landing on the winner’s podium.

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training

Want to engage in meaningful work while hanging out with your dog? Therapy dog work, or Animal Assisted Activities, can be an amazing way to serve...

I’d love to be your guide!

Call me at (845) 234-1645

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Get to know your dog training guide

Choosing a dog trainer is an important decision, especially when you know that dog training is an unregulated industry. That means anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, without any qualifications, oversight, or standards of education or ethical behavior!

So here’s a bit more about me, my experience and qualifications, and my commitment to ongoing professional education.

About Fran
JoEllen from Suffern, NY

Fran is not just a talented trainer, she is our own ‘dog whisperer.’ Fran's techniques are gentle, loving and effective. One of my sons is a veterinarian with his own hospital… Fran more than meets his high standards. Fran taught me how to communicate with my new dog [in a way] that goes far beyond just teaching good behavior.”

Puppy training, basic manners dog training, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) prep, therapy dog training, and show handling.

Bergen County – Mahwah, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River and Allendale
Rockland County – Suffern, Nanuet, New City, West Nyack, Nyack
Westchester – Tarrytown, While Plains, Scarsdale