Due to Covid-19 in-person training is temporarily suspended. To continue to serve you and your dog we are offering Virtual Dog Training via Zoom.

From Basic Training to Competition Obedience...

My goal is for your dog to be the best he can be. With 30 years of experience and a student to teacher ratio of 5 to 1, I can offer you the perfect environment to allow your dog to reach his full potential.
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Dog Training Classes & private lessons

Obedience Training

Looking to teach your dog to be a better companion? Whether you want to compete or just improve your relationship with your best friend, obedience training can help.


Behavioral Training

Problems with barking, separation anxiety, resource guarding or destructive chewing? We’ll focus on teaching your dog what to do instead of those problem behaviors!

Agility Training

Agility is fun for dogs and handlers alike — whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced handler, Rick can work with you to teach your dog the skills they need to succeed.

Puppy Training

Start your puppy off right! Establish the right relationship early on, and get help with crate training, housebreaking, greeting people, leash walking, and more!

Family Manners

If your dog is over 6 months old, family manners training can help you survive those teenage years! We’ll work on building and strengthening basic behaviors and teaching appropriate social skills.

Competition Training

Know you want to compete? Whether you’re new to the world of competitive dog sports or need help problem solving for your current competition dog, Rick’s experience training for the ring can help.

We offer both group classes and private lessons.

Private lessons can be arranged online, at one of our facilities, or your home.

Holbrook Facility

780 Broadway Ave

Holbrook, NY 11741

Portchester Obedience Training Club

220 Ferris Ave.

White Plans, NY 10603

Brentwood Facility

874 Broadway Ave.

Brentwood, NY 11717

Train with Rick

Welcome to Rick’s Canine Workshop. My programs have been designed for not only the first-time dog owner but also the serious competitor. 

Each program is individually tailored to meet the needs of each owner and dog team. I use positive training techniques in all my programs for pet ownership and competition.

I can help you teach your dog to be a joy to live and train with. Dogs want a chance to please and be successful. But they are not born knowing the rules and social graces of humans nor the rules in competition. You have to teach them in a clear, concise, and positive way.

Good Training for a Good Dog

Whether you just want a fantastic companion and best friend or are aiming to earn an OTCH or MACH title together, Rick has both the experience and the knowledge to help you get there.
Small Class Size

With an average class size of 5 students per instructor, you get the one-on-one help you need to help your dog understand the human world.

Competition & Pet Classes

No matter what your goals are with your canine companion, we’ve got a class for you — from puppy manners to competition skills.

30 Years of Experience

Rick has over 30 years of experience training training dogs, a certified professional trainer and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

An Experienced Competitor

Rick has put an OTCH on 3 dogs, and numerous titles in Agility, including a USDAA championship on his deaf Australian Shephard, Nani.  

About Rick

As a child I begged my parents for a dog. They weren’t persuaded by my arguments. I was 25 when I finally realized my dream of owning a dog. I chose a Shetland Sheepdog that I named MacDuff (NOC OTCH Sir Malcolm MacDuff UDX 4).

Class Schedule


AKC Competition Classes at Holbrook Facility, Private Lessons Available


Basic Manners Group Class in Brentwood, Private Lessons Available


AKC Competition Classes at Port Chester Facility, Private Lessons Available

Thursday - Saturday

Private Lessons Available at your home or one of our facilities.

* No Sunday Classes or Lessons Available 

Begin your journey to a well trained dog today!

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