Dog's Best Friend

It’s simple. We train dogs and we teach humans.  We give you the tools needed to help you achieve your goals. Our client’s success is not only due to the quality of the instruction received; but, it is also due to the relationships we build with our clients, the way we treat each dog and as an individual, and the strong educational background behind the advice that is provided.

What We Do

Rachel's Bio


Not only is Rachel Lane a vet-recommended dog trainer, she also holds numerous professional dog training certifications including Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior through the University of Washington, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, and is an evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.


She’s an avid student of positive reinforcement training and translates cutting-edge animal behavior sciences into city-smart training for your dog.


A happy dog is a safe dog. Rachel’s mission is to help you and your dog learn how to enjoy safe and happy city living, one paw at a time.


Though blessed to have shared her life with SO many amazing dogs, Rachel is the proud doggy-mom of Dustin, her five-year-old terrier mix. Dustin was adopted from NYCACC death row after failing all of his shelter evaluations.

With a lot of love and positive training, Dustin has gone on to earn his champion trick dog title, starred in a movie and has been in a professional children’s production of the musical “Annie.” He also competes in rally, canine musical freestyle and does agility for fun.


The owner of Leash and Learn, Rachel serves a variety of private clients throughout Manhattan. 




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Together Everyone Achieves More


Steve Jobs once said, “great things are not done by an individual, they are done by a team.” And that is how we will train your dog, by working together as a team. You, your dog, and I will not be a team just because we are working together, anyone can work together. What will make us a great team is that we respect, trust, and care for one another. 

Professional Certifications

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, 

Knowledge Assessed 

Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior, 

University of Washington

Masters Candidate, Virginia Tech, Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare

Family Paws Parent Educator Certified

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

American Safety and Health Institute,

Pet First Aid Certified

Where we Train

Rachel sees private clients throughout Manhattan's West Side, (West Harlem, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West, and Chelsea), and areas of  Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, the East Side, and Brooklyn upon availability. We meet for lessons in your home, in the park, and outside on the street. Where ever we need to practice is where we will work. 

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