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.

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.

Learn more about Puppy Training. 

Basic Manners Dog Training

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

Learn more about Basic Manners Dog Training. 

Therapy Dog Training

If you’re looking for a rewarding way to spend time with your best friend, I’d love to be your guide into the world of therapy dog training.

Learn more about Therapy Dog Training. 

Show Handling Training

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.

Learn more about Show Handling Training. 

Ready for expert training results? 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. 


“Our own ‘dog whisperer.’”

“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.”  --JoEllen from Suffern, NY 


Puppy training, basic manners dog training, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) prep, therapy dog training, show handling training for dog lovers and enthusiasts in Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY, including Suffern, Nyack, West Nyack, Nanuet, Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood, Oakland, White Plains, Westchester, Scarsdale, Tarrytown.