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I am a Certified Fear-Free Professional and have been working with dogs and their owners since 2008.  With extensive experience in reward-based, genuinely dog-friendly training, I'm happy to help you with getting your puppy or dog off to a great start.  I can also assist you with more complex behavior issues :  being polite and mannerly in your home, walking nicely on leash, "stranger danger" and dog/dog issues.  I welcome questions : 

Client Services

Private lessons * Behavior Issues


Private Lessons are conducted in person or via Zoom. They allow me to work with you and your dog at your own pace, addressing your immediate concerns and offering practical ways to show your dog the rules of your home. I'll follow up our session with an email of personalized suggestions!

Behavior issues such as dog aggression, biting, barking, territoriality, and the kinds of things that might make you say, "This dog is just not trainable!" I'd love to show you how to help your "dog gone wrong" using kind, proven, science-based methods. The first step forward is to get in touch with me.



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Joy B., Elmsford NY

"Misa is one of the most caring and considerate people, a truly positive reward based trainer!"


Melissa B., Princeton, NJ

"She is a caring, intelligent, thoughtful trainer. She has the rare ability to communicate with *both* ends of the leash, and a deep, science-based understanding of dog behavior that informs her work. More importantly, she brings fun and enjoyment for everyone involved!"


Caitlin D., Ridgefield CT

"I have had the pleasure of working with Hudson Valley Dog Trainer Misa Martin. Her talents, knowledge and experience are a winning combination for dog trainers. She is energetic and caring in her approach to teaching the latest scientific training methods - in my experience, she has profoundly impacted owners in getting their puppies started on the right paw!"