The Dog Training Company
36 years experience helping dogs and their owners achieve harmony
Dog Obedience Training and Puppy Training emphasizing basic good manners, as well as gentle, effective and safe problem solution
Let us help you "Close the communication gap between you and your dog"
All ASPCA approved "clicker training" methods
Spring Group Obedience & Puppy classes stating March 12th, 2013 at Carmel High School, Carmel, NY
Training your puppy early, as young as 8 weeks, sets both of you on the right path toward a lifetime of happiness and true communication. No need to wait with my positive, proven & puppy appropriate methods.
Dog Training and Puppy Training which will strengthen your bond, enhance your connection, and truly form a "Best Friend" partnership with your dog or puppy.
I am a proud member:
Member of National Institute of Canine Experts
New Blog Post: Denial's not just a river in Egypt-Admitting your dog has an aggression problem
Individual in-home training lessons, in the comfort and convenience of your home, are available in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange County in NY, as well as Fairfield County, CT.
Ask about having your in-home, individual lessons, recorded. A video of your lesson can be transferred to your home computer. This is a great tool to review for your practice between lessons. You will also receive printed step by step instructions.
Holistic & positive methods work wonders - Learn how to whisper, not shout, using body language and consistent cues your dog will understandmethodsStrenght
"You're the best Linda. Thank you so much for your knowledge, your genuine concern and commitment, and your very special willingness and ability to think outside the box when all else failed with my very problematic puppy. I will be forever grateful." Deb, Westchester, NY
"We were impressed with Linda's approach from the first time we met her. On the phone scheduling the appointment she relieved my stress over our current situation and said she would do what she could help us. At the first appointment Linda stayed with us for over 2 hours until we were all satisfied we had begun our training and knew what we would have to do until the next training. She relieved the stress our whole family was having because we had something to work on constructively. We knew from this night we would have 4 more sessions. Linda is very open and was able to give criticism in a positive way. She also would have us perform the training so when she left we would know what to do since we had done several drills ourselves. In order to actually learn you have to do the tasks yourself. Linda was very patient and practical. We liked that she came to our house since that is where we spend the most time with our dog. Doing this she was able to see how our dog was actually acting in his own environment." Dave B
Training done with love, kindness, and positive methods is totally effective and has no unwanted side effects
by Linda Lukens
Receive a 10% Discount if you own a rescue dog on all private lesson services.
Free phone consultation and evaluation: 845 228-0341 or 914 329-5902
Dog Behavior Problems a Specialty
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Dog Training Group Obedience Classes. Classes in Westchester and Putnam County, NY
Dog Training classes are a great way to socialize your dog with other dogs, as well as a nice opportunity for you to make some lasting friendships with other owners. In my classes you will learn the theory behind the methods, discussion of different breeds in class, and how to read and understand your dog's body language. You will increase end enhance your ability to understand and be better understood by your dog. And, you will have fun while doing so! New: Graduation photo with graduation cap available, dated, with graduation details, suitable for framing
(845) 228-0341 or (914) 329-5902
Adopt A Dog's September "Putttin' On The Dog Show"
Linda with winner of her class "Doggie Musical Chairs"
New: Fun and confidence building agility training in my Intermediate obedience classes. I am also offering fun agility during in home, private lessons.
"Linda is GREAT! I’m a first-time puppy owner and my baby Jack Russell would have taken over my house if it weren’t for Linda. Lola responded to Linda in the first few minutes of the first lesson. She showed me how to train my dog in a gentle and kind way. Linda has made Lola a pleasure to be around. Thank You Linda. " Jennifer & "Lola" , Dutchess, NY
Member of ASPCA I accept Pay Pal & Credit cards
New: Local and National Dog Training Phone Consultations
E-mail me at email@example.com
I also have a Facebook Group page, please join to receive tips, updates, and dog related news.
Dog Training, with an emphasis on clicker training, for Puppies through Adult dogs
36 years total experience training dogs and other animals effectively and successfully
14 years of experience with Clicker Training
In home lessons with Linda include unlimited phone and email support
Ask about our Discounted dog training packages-reasonable prices you can afford for a lifetime filled with the joy a well-behaved dog will give you
- Let me help you with all of your training problems:
- house training,
- crate training,
- running away,
- unruly behavior,
- separation anxiety,
- pulling on leash,
- new baby,
- dog fighting issues,
- attention seeking.
- aggressive behaviors-growling, snarling, snapping, biting
- Nervousness, shyness. submissive urination-Clicker training works at a deep emotional level that will help with fear, phobias, aggression and shyness.
Correcting just suppresses your dog's symptoms, together we will get to the root of the problem for permanent problem solution
Service Dog Training available
Canine Good Citizen Training which will get you started making your beloved pet one you can share with others as a "Therapy dog"ertificate. This can also be your first step toward having your dog be a therapy dog.
Certified Graduate of Dog Training School
I am not limited to dogs alone. My positive & proven methods can be used in cat training, and solving cat behavioral problems.
I have experience with parrots and offer Parrot training, as well as parrot behavior problem solution
Director: Linda Lukens.
Serving Mid-Hudson valley NY: Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess & Orange Counties
In Connecticut: Fairfield County, Danbury area, Greenwich and Stamford
Welcome to Common Ground Dog Training's site. Browse around to discover what I have to offer, philosophy and background, clicker training, FAQS, answers to questions about dog training, in-home lessons description, info about group obedience classes, locations of classes, customer comments, training articles,
New Fun Stuff: Check out my Squidoo lens page: You will find: Published Articles I have written, Debates, Products I like, Dog Training Videos to watch & vote for your fave, just plain Silly Videos, & Favorite Links, I encourage you to visit my new, fun and interactive Squidoo lens page. Will be updated often.
A work still in progress, just for fun, a hodgepodge of dog and other animals training videos:
You Tube Videos
Alpha, Schmalpha: Here is a good link explaining the newest scientific research on wolves, and how scientists no longer use the term "alpha". This is also applicable to dogs, as they are essentially domesticated wolves.
So much of the punishment based training theory was based on a human created wolf pack, the Druid Pack in Yellowstone, which was studied and written extensively about.
Unrelated wolves will fight for dominance, but that is an unnatural situation. Wolves actually live in family groups, like people, and the pups and juvenile young respect Mom and Dad as we respect our parents. This is based on a new study in Nanavut on Ellesmere Island. Here is the link: whttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tNtFgdwTsbUww
More abut the Dominance Myth from PBS
Now offering clicker training for horses. Book your individual lessons with me to learn how to have a more positive partnership with your horse.
Also offering "Clicker Training for Horses" seminars at your training and boarding facility. In Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess & Orange County in NY as well as Fairfield County, CT.
Interesting Dog Facts
There are currently 74.8 million pet dogs in the United States.Some 44.8 million U.S. households own a dog.
* Brand New & Exciting: I am offering Horse Clicker Training Seminars at your Horse Training Facility.
Please contact me to discuss how I can help you and your students learn the basics. Add this new, exciting and positive way to train horses to your "Toolbox". *
I am so excited to bring a proven and humane behavioral perspective to the horses & their owners. Wonderful method to solve problems
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