RufF lOve dOg traiNIng
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng

RufF lOve dOg traiNIng

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Introduction: At RufF lOve dOg traiNIng we take a Holistic approach in everything we do. Do you need help with a new puppy? Have you just rescued a dog and don’t know what’s next? Do you have your dog for a while but now that you’re home more often you noticed behaviors you would like to address. Is life just hectic and stressing you out and the dog isn’t helping? Are you concerned about separation anxiety when you go back to work or school? Would you just like your dog to listen to you and understand that sometimes they need to be in their place and settle down and not disturb you or the children? All this is possible and we can certainly do it together. My 30+ years of experience coupled with my people skills, knowledge and Personal Training approach is what sets me apart from the rest! I am a Holistic Certified Professional Dog Trainer/Animal Behavior Specialist & Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist as well as New York’s first Certified Personal Trainer for People & Pets! Group Training Classes are also available year round for All Puppies/Dogs/Breeds/Ages & taught by me personally! In addition, RufF lOve dOg traiNIng offers “Live Virtual Training” aka “LVT” online for you, your entire household and of course your furkids. When contacting me, please indicate if you’re interested in “LVT” especially if you’re located afar so I rsvp to your requests. Home schooling will be available 4Evermore! “Unleash your dogs unwanted behaviors & lOve them to a balanced life”.

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Doris C.

Dog Training

I have a Siberian Husky, that I wanted to train to become my sons service dog , After searching and sending a few e mails to a few trainers , I was happy to receive a response from Alice , we spoke over the phone and she answered all my questions and concerns. It was a huge relief to finally speak to someone who was knowledgeable in Nutrition as well as training ! Alice has been a huge blessing to our family , Everyone that sees my Husky Akira always compliments on how well behaved she is and trained . I thank God for allowing me to be able to work with Alice in training Akira , Alice is always available when I need some advice or questions , My son who has Autism, loves working with Alice in training Akira , he loves Alice and that means a lot to me , to us she’s not only our “dog trainer “ she’s part of our family !
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng's reply
Doris, It was not only a blessing but a privilege to work with you, Joey and of course Akira! It has been a long path but your & Joey's love, dedication and continued hard work made it all possible to come to fruition. I am always here for all of you and it is my heartfelt pleasure to considered "family". Thank you the opportunity to work with all of you. RufF lOve, Alice
Jun 20, 2021
Amanda m.

Dog Training

About halfway through our sessions with Alice and she's nothing short of amazing. I was very nervous to introduce our new puppy to our original guy and on the first session she took control and gave me the tools to be more confident. Four weeks later I'm happy to report the pups are getting along much better and I am able to handle them in ways I never thought I would. She has a great energy and the pups love her - even our original guy who is suspect of everyone! During our first session she provided us with some great nutritional and general dog education which was a nice change from the usual training. We work with our pups for a little each day to ensure her training doesn't go to waste. So far it's been worth every penny!
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng's reply
Thank you for your insightful comments Amanda. It is a pleasure to work with your family “pack”. I look forward to our remaining sessions and I foresee nothing but peace, happiness and lOve in all your futures! RufF lOve, Alice🐶❤️
Dec 19, 2019
Dana G.

Dog Training

I want to say how grateful I am that I found Alice from Rufflovedogtraing services . Alice is a kind and wonderful person who cares so much for the well being of our fur babies . She is excellent at her craft . I made a new friend in the process as well as my dogs learning how to obedient! I trust Alice 100% and has so much knowledge about the animal industry. ❤️❤️🐕🐕. Training 3 of my fur babies wasn’t easy lol . But they are doing great now . Alice you’re the best ! ❤️🐾🐕
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng's reply
Hi Dana, Thank you very much for the great review. I lOve working w/you & the 3 furkids and am looking forward to seeing you in group training classes w/ the puppy Foxy Roxy. It’s so nice to meet new friends who have so much in common. I look forward to a continued friendship with you🐾 RufF lOve, Alice🐶❤️
Sep 23, 2019
Andrew M.

Dog Training

My fiance and I were extremely happy with the results of dog training with Alice we currently have two pit bulls and a Puggle and we're working together to try to be able to walk all three dogs at the same time as well as deal with a bit of female on female. Alice was a pleasure to work with as she took her time and customize the training to focus on our dogs our needs an hour goals in a short. Of time we were able to accomplish everything that we wanted. We were told by numerous vets that one of our pitbulls would be unable to live with other dogs Alice reassured us that she would do the best she could to help us achieve a comfortable situation for everyone involved and she did she fulfilled her promises and efficient way I would highly recommend Alice to anyone looking to train a new dog old dog or any dogs with issues as she is one of the best on the island we are very happy with our outcome
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng's reply
It was great working w/your whole pack! I'm so happy the girls are getting on well, as this was the final goal! RufF lOve, Alice
Nov 11, 2017
Oriana S.

Dog Training

Alice is the real deal! During our first meeting, we discussed all the members of the household (pets & humans), from diets, behavior, issues, schedules, to activities, grooming, and much more. We were able to resolve basic commands and for the first time, we were able to master the walk with both pets, all during the first visit. Needless to say, I booked more sessions. I can't wait to see the improvements we will make as a pack over the next few weeks! Thank you, Alice & RufF lOve dOg traiNIng :) From Dylan, Omie and their newly trained (very happy) humans. xoxo
RufF lOve dOg traiNIng's reply
Oriana you rOck! It was great working w/all of you & I look forward to seeing you real soon @ "dOggie bOOt cAmp" w/the furkids & Mom! Please give give them kisses from me😘💋💋🐶❤️🐾🐾
Jun 6, 2017
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Alice Marino


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing varies depending on the Program you select. All Programs begin with the Consultation mentioned below. Program examples are the Good Dog aka Simply the Basics, the Dream Dog, etc or a specifically designed program to fit your particular needs. Discounts are available to our Vets and Military personnel.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will start with an in depth private in-home or Virtual on-line Consultation which is up to 3 hours in length and I prefer the entire "pack" (household) to be there. We will cover your dog's complete history to date, have a Nutrition Consultation, Evaluation of your dog's abilities and discuss information regarding vaccines, heartworm, flea & tick protection available with non-toxic natural products. Then we will get started with our first session. Thereafter, we will decide on which Program is best suited for your needs. It all depends on how much direct help you prefer. Finally, we will work together, usually on a weekly basis to accomplish all the goals set forth in our Consultation and get the job done.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    My training was "hands-on" in NY's only proprietary school for Professional Dog Trainers. I like to stay current by reading every journal, article, recall and new developments which are all at my disposal and I share all pertinent information on my 3 fb pages daily, as well as share the info w/my contact list via email on a regular basis. I also attend as many Conferences as possible and regularly takes online webinars, classes & compile data from dozens of resources to be shared with my clientele.

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