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Canine Behavioral Consultants Training

with Mitch Stahl

Tips for making your new dog a happy and well behaved member of your family. From basic obedience commands to advanced tricks, dog training is a rewarding and engaging experience for you and your dog.  

Classes will be held at the shelter March 22nd until April 26th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please use the form below to register today!

Before You Bring The Dog Home

  • Make sure the family understands what the responsibilities for the dog are: Who will walk, feed, groom etc.
  • Have the necessary items for your dog: crate, bed, food & water bowls, leash, collar, toys, etc.
  • Try to bring the dog home when you can spend a few days with him/her to monitor behavior and set Ground Rules.

Establish Ground Rules

  • Your dog shares 99.9% of its DNA with his/her “wolf ancestors”, they are pack animals. You MUST be seen as the leader of the pack.
  • Teach the dog some basic obedience and establish a WORKING relationship

For The First Few Months


  • Your dog shares 99.9% of its DNA with his/her “wolf Ancestors” they are pack animals. You MUST be seen as the leader of the pack.
  • Keep the dog off the beds and furniture (sharing resting places makes you a litter mate not a leader)
  • Create a “Safe Area” for the dog (a crate or a gated area) some place where the dog can’t get into mischief when you cannot supervise him/her.
  • When the dog is out of the safe area he should be on a leash so you can correct negative behavior.Never leave a leash or training collar on a unsupervised dog!
  • Do not leave the dog alone with children or existing pets until you have monitored the dogs behavior with them.
  • Remember good behavior is learned behavior. It does not come as standard equipment on the dog.

Affordable Obedience and Behavioral Classes

If you have any problems or questions about your dogs behavior, Please call our Canine Behavioral Consultant: Mitch Stahl at 315-564-5009 or Cell: 315-481-2263 or download our form to register your dog for these classes.
Obedience Class Registration Form

Mitch Stahl

Behavioral Consultant for CNYSPCA

Mitch Stahl has been helping Central New Yorkers relate to their dogs for over 20 years.  Mitch’s approach to helping people establish a relationship with their dog is based on basic psychology and wolf pack behavior.  By dealing with the issues that appeal to your dog’s pack instincts in a way that shapes the perception that you are a leader, you can establish leadership without the dog ever hearing anything from you but love and positive reinforcement.  Obedience training is just one of the tools used in the process of socialization.  Training your dog to understand and obey only the basic commands is sometimes not enough.