Useful Links

  • DOG PARKS: Are you in need of some exercise for your pooch? Letting your dog run around and play outside with other dogs is important for his physical and mental health.  A tired pet is an obedient pet. Look  for a dog park in Nassau or Suffolk county. Click here for an extensive list of Long Island dog parks, complete with addresses, phone numbers and directions.
     
  • GET LISTED: If you have a purebred dog that cannot be registered with the AKC and have a desire to see what your dog can do in real competition, a PAL/ILP number is your ticket to the world of AKC events and clubs! Is your dog the product of an unregistered litter, or have unregistered parents? Have you adopted your dog from an animal shelter or purebred rescue group? The PAL/ILP program allows your dog and you a second chance at discovering the rewards of participating in AKC events. Click here for the AKC Purebred Alternative Listing application. List your dog and participate in all AKC obedience, agility and rally trials.

  • MIXED BREEDS WELCOME: The AKC Canine Partners Program is open to spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs, purebred dogs not eligible for AKC registration and dogs not currently enrolled in AKC Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL). Click here tor the AKC Canine Partners Listing application. Look for trials, such as Nassau Dog Training Club's fall trial, that welcome "All American Dogs" - mixed breeds.

  • HAVE KIDS AND DOGS? Help keep them both safe with some good advice from the American Kennel Club. Read and download their Safety Checklist for Kids here. Also download the AKC's twenty page activity book designed to make your child The Dog Listener with helpful games and activities on topics, such as, how to recognize a dog that is not friendly and what to do if you find a lost dog.

  • WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS POISONED
    Remain calm and call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at
    (888) 426-4435. There is a $65 consultation fee for this service.

    Be ready with the following information:
    * The species, breed, age, sex, weight and number of animals involved.
    * The animal's symptoms.
    * Information regarding the exposure, including the agent (if known), the amount of the agent involved and the time elapsed since the time of exposure.
    * Have the product container/packaging available for reference. 
    For a list of  People Food to Avoid Feeding Your Pets, click here. For a list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants, click here.

  • THERE SHOULD BE A LAW!
    Well there might be one. The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law had prepared a helpful pamphlet in 2011 intended as a basic introduction to animal law and animal related issues in New York State. Each section provides general information about the topic covered as well as the relevant New York State and Federal laws that may apply. Always remember to check your local municipal laws or codes, as your municipality may have its own laws regarding a topic. Click here for a copy in pdf form.
  • IS IT REALLY 7 TO 1? HOW TO CALCULATE DOG YEARS
    Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog was in human years have been that one dog year equals seven human ones. The reality though is not quite as cut and dried. The American Veterinary Medical Association breaks it down a bit more scientifically. For more, click here.
Note
Please DO NOT bring your Dog to registration day.

Why train with Nassau Dog Training Club

Because your dog loves you, he wants to please you. Indeed, recent research suggests that Dog domesticated himself in order to be close to Man. Obedience classes can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your dog. You may even discover that he has a gift for learning; perhaps even be able to compete in AKC obedience, agility or tracking events. Praise him lavishly for obeying commands and good behavior. Using positive reinforcement will help your dog enjoy learning, strengthen your bond and achieve the best training results.

Nassau Dog Training Club is a dedicated group of dog enthusiasts focused on training dogs and their people to be achieve the bond they were meant to share. Our classes are designed to let you learn and train at your own pace no matter what your individual goals are and whether you have had any prior training or not. All breeds and mixed breeds, dogs of all sizes and ages come together and benefit from that experience at Nassau Dog Training Club.

FAQ

How long are the classes?
Each session is 8 weeks long. Classes are a half hour.

How  do I register for the classes?
You need to complete the registration form and bring it along with a record of your dog's vaccination shots.

What is the cost?
The fee for the entire 8 week training session is $140.

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FUN FACTS

Can dogs get sunburned?
Yes! Light colored dogs and dogs without pigment on their nose are most likely to get burns. You can buy specialized dog sunscreen. Avoid prolonged exposure and never shear your dog's coat too short.

Is it okay for your dog to drink from the bird bath?
No! Birds carry fungal diseases that can infect humans and canines. So also be aware of your dog's outdoors water bowl, too.

How long can a puppy "hold it" in his crate?
The ASPCA says a puppy can usually only hold his waste for the same number of hours as his age in months. (In other words, a four-month-old pup should not be left alone for more than four consecutive hours without an opportunity to go outside.) He can last longer at night, however, since he’s inactive (just like we can). By the time your pup is about four months old, he should be able to make it through the night without going outside. But during the day, says the ASPCA, neither puppies nor adult dogs should be crated for more than four or five hours at a time. When crating a puppy for more than two hours, it recommends providing water by attaching a water bottle dispenser to the crate.

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Admission Requirements

Only requirement is to complete the registration form.  and bring the completed form along with the dog's vaccination records.