Adult Dog Training

Some things were cute as a puppy, but now your dog is 80 pounds and jumping on visitors isn't cute anymore. Sometimes small problems become big problems. Sometimes your dog behaves in ways that are embarrassing, stressful, and might even frighten you. Don't worry! Leash and Learn's unique approach to dog training leaves you feeling calm and confident.

My goal with every dog I work with is for them to be a happy, active member of your family.  Every dog and family is different so the process is 100% personalized for you!

Manners Training

Manners training is just that, teaching your dog manners in everyday situations.  The specific behaviors that you would like your dog to learn are up to you! Once your dog has all the basics we can even take them to the street to ensure safe and happy city living! We will go to the places that are most important for you that your dog listens, including the park, stores, the bank, busy sidewalks and anywhere else to teach your dog to perform his new manners with even the most tempting of distractions.

Examples of Manners

Name Recognition






Leave it

Drop it


Loose Leash Walking

Relaxing on his Bed

And More! 

Behavior Training

Sometimes dogs display behaviors that we find stressful, embarrassing or even scary. If this sounds like your dog, don't worry, I would love to help! Together we will address these undesired behaviors and develop a training plan that will leave you feeling confident. 

Examples of Behavior

Barking and Lunging at Other Dogs or People

Problems with Babies, Toddlers or Kids 

Not Wanting to go for Walks

Hiding Behind You While Outside or in the Dog Run 

Picking Up and Eating Things off the Ground

Refusing Nail Clipping, Ear Cleaning or Medications

 Growling at you When He's Eating 

Potty Accidents 

Destructive Behavior

Separation Anxiety 

Too Much Barking Inside Your Apartment


And More!

Whatever your training goals may be, there are two ways we can make them happen: 

Option 1

While You Work Program

I Train Your Dog for You 
Perfect for busy, on the go New Yorkers who would like a well-trained dog but don’t have the time to fit training into their schedule on a daily basis. 

How it Works

I work with your dog 3-5 times each week in your home and outside. You receive detailed accounts of what we cover each day. We meet together every 7-10 days to transfer the new skills your dog is learning. This option is highly recommended if you are busy or want quick relief from any problems you might be having. The majority of clients choose this option. 


  • I train your dog for you. 

  • Faster, longer-lasting results

  • You get peace of mind knowing your dog is well cared for while you are at work. 

  • Less of a time commitment for you.

  • You receive detailed record of what we cover each day, sent after every session, including pictures and videos 

Option 2

After Work Program

I Teach You How to Train Your Dog Perfect for people who want to learn how to train their dog and have time every day to practice. 

How it Works

We meet weekly, in your home. I will answer all your questions and I will show you what to practice between sessions. You do the homework session to session


  • You get to train your dog yourself. 

  • Guaranteed time slot each week. 

  • A detailed recap of each lesson, including step-by-step instructions on what to practice. 

  • Phone and Email support.

Whichever option you choose, we’ll work as a team to solve your problems and overcome challenges. Through humane, science-based, positive reinforcement training, you can feel comfortable knowing your dog is happy, healthy and progressing.


Free Phone Call

If you still have some questions or are looking for more detailed information about how our certified, vet-recommended trainer can help,  you can schedule your free 15-minute phone call with Rachel. You can request a phone call by clicking the "click here" button above. 

Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation is your first training appointment. This is when we talk about what's going on with your dog, determine appropriate goals, come up with a training plan, and begin training. 


Your initial consultation and runs between 90-120 minutes. Following the appointment, you receive typed notes reviewing everything we covered. 


If email is your preferred method of communication you can send an email by clicking the "contact" button below and we will reach out shortly. 



Rachel is very knowledgeable and great experience. Goes above and beyond to create a custom experience and help get your furry friend to the next level. Tailored experience and comes to you for training, highly recommend.


Rachel has been an amazing addition to Pickle's world. Rachel trains him and also helps us become better dog parents. We have noticed he is calmer on walks and has healthier interactions with other dogs. Additionally, Rachel gives us extensive feedback, tips, and tricks on how we can expand upon what she is doing with Pickle.



Rachel is extremely responsible, flexible, and communicative. Rachel has a gift--she is great with dogs as well as humans. Our neighbors and local canines know and love her. We trust her completely and highly recommend working with Rachel!


Rachel is awesome!!!
She is caring and professional and I never worry when she is with my dogs. My two rescue dogs- both of whom were aggressive- have made amazing strides because of Leash and Learn. They play with other dogs, walk up to strangers- adults and kids- all of this they couldn't do when I first got them.


Rachel practices what she preaches and seems to always know how to handle a problem. She is also really responsive to calls- questions, concerns, freakouts and emergencies (real and imagined). Totally recommend Leash and Learn!!