Private Puppy Training

Just sit back, relax, and train your puppy
I know, it sounds crazy! Puppies are lots of work, they pee all over the house, tear up the toilet paper, and nibble on toes, so how are you supposed to sit back and relax? Simple, let's get training together! Leash and Learn's unique approach to puppy training leaves you calm and confident.

My goal with each and every puppy I work with is to help them develop into a happy, healthy, well-socialized adult dog. Every dog and family is different so the process is 100% personalized for you!

Why Should You Train Your Puppy?

Any training that you and your puppy do now is an investment that will pay off in the future. It is FAR easier to start teaching your puppy how to behave at a young age than to go back in and fix problems later. The first few weeks at home are an important time in a puppy’s life. It is the best time for you and your puppy to bond, learn how to work as a team, and learn how to communicate with each other effectively. Instead of sending your puppy away for training and missing out on this precious time, let Leash and Learn come to your home to help you.

When Can You Begin Training?

You can begin training with me before you puppy even comes home! With our initial consultation, I can give you all the tools you need to prepare for your new Puppy’s arrival. It is not unusual for me to meet your puppy and begin training him within a day or two of his arrival. Already brought puppy home? No worries, we can start at any time! 

Specially Formulated Puppy Program

With our specially formulated puppy programs Leash and Learn will come to your home several times a week to fix problem puppy behaviors, lay a foundation to prevent future ones, and teach your puppy basic manners.

What is Taught in a Puppy Program?

Leash and Learn knows that each and every dog is an individual so Puppy Programs are tailored to meet your exact needs. There are some basics that are included in most packages but the behaviors taught are up to you! 




Basic Recall


Proper Socialization

Crate Training

Potty Training

Leash Manners

Leave it

Drop it

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 Puppy 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 puppy 3-5 times each week in your home and outside. You receive detailed accounts of what we cover each day. We meet together every 7-14 days to transfer the new skills your puppy is learning. This option is highly recommended if you are busy or want quick relief from puppy problems. The majority of clients choose this option. 


  • I train your puppy for you. 

  • Less stress for you and puppy. 

  • Faster, longer-lasting results

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

  • Less of a time commitment for you.

  • Foundation built with a focus on socialization, leash manners, and basic obedience.

  • 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 Puppy 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 puppy questions and I will show you what to practice between sessions. You do the homework session to session


  • You get to train your puppy yourself. 

  • Guaranteed time slot each week. 

  • A detailed recap of each lesson, including step-by-step instructions of 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 puppy 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 "schedule here" button below. 

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 here" button below and we will reach out shortly. 



Working with Rachel has been an absolute treat for both Molly and me.  Puppy parenting is always going to be a challenge, and Rachel created a plan to get Molly to a place of structure and respect through repetition and positive reinforcement.     


Rachel’s passion for her work is evident in everything she does.  Her interactions with Molly were sincere and her desire to ensure her comfort and happiness was at the forefront of all decision-making.  Rachel’s responsiveness to my emails and texts made me feel supported and confident.  


Rachel has been amazing; I feel so lucky to have found her for my little poodle Prosciutto. Rachel is not only extremely professional, but you can tell how passionate she is about her work. She is clearly invested in your puppy's success in becoming the best dog for your family. She is organized, quick to respond whenever I have a question, and can handle any problem thrown at her. Over the course of only two weeks, my puppy showed more progress than I ever expected her to, and that progress has only continued since! I truly cannot recommend her enough!


Rachel helped me train my new puppy Willow and manage the challenge of integrating her into the life of my 9yo dog, Raffi. Rachel reassured me that Raffi’s behavior demonstrated he actually liked the puppy. She recommended and developed a creative plan to involve him in some of Willow’s training to help them develop a positive relationship.


I have been so pleased with Rachel’s creative, positive and thoughtful training approach. You will be in competent hands with Rachel!