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Putnam County, NY Dog Training Services

Providing In-home Dog Training or Board and Train Services

Your Putnam County Dog Trainer

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Wolfen1 helps serve the Putnam County with our team of expert trainers provide top of the line training advice, services and programs for dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes here in our Putnam County location.   

Sharron Lang, founder and owner of Wolfen1 oversees all training programs, which are primarily focused on bridging the gap of miscommunication between owners and dogs and enhancing owner/dog relationships. Our training services have proven to be highly effective and are both versatile and adaptive to help give focus to both owners and dogs.

“Thank you Sharron Lang of Wolfen1 Dog Training for getting us started! Our dogs have gained so much confidence in new situations!”

Dog Training Programs We Offer in Putnam County, NY


For owners who have new puppies, our team serving Putnam County is here to assist with all your training needs. Recognizing the importance of proper training and teaching your dog to be friendly and compatible, as well as an ideal fit for your family, our experienced trainers are committed to the task at hand. We tell all our new owners to start their pup’s training early on, rather than put off the training since puppies have natural and innate abilities to follow directions and instructions. Early training helps to define these natural abilities and put appropriate behavior patterns in place.     

Puppy training skillsets we follow:

  • Obedience training
  • Name recognition
  • Introduction to leashes, collars and road safety

Our puppy training services serving the Putnam County area were created to help you start off on the right road with your new companion.


Basic Dog Obedience Training

One of the first training programs we recommend for your dog is our basic dog obedience training program. In this program, our trainers focus on basic introductory training skills which help to stimulate your dog both mentally and physically.  This program is a prerequisite to the ongoing advanced training program we offer in Putnam County.

Basic Commands:

  • Sit down
  • Come
  • Shake
  • Stay

No need to fret if your dog is just a little pup.  We revise our basic introductory training program typically suited for dogs that are more mature and developed, to suit the needs of your precious puppy. We can offer in-home basic training in the Putnam County area to help meet the mental and physical needs of very young puppies of all breeds.


Advanced Dog Obedience Training

Once your dog has completed the basic obedience training, he can then move on to our more advanced obedience training program. This program teaches your dog to ignore distractions resulting from people, cars, and animals, and teaches them to focus specifically on their owner. An extension of the basic training program, this advanced program instills in your dog a greater sense of respect for their owner.


  • Stop
  • Back Up
  • Give
  • Speak

The advanced program offers a higher level of training that includes a variety of advanced commands used to teach dogs to be more responsive and to remain attentive to their owners regardless of the distractions that may surround them.


If your dog is prone to bad behavior, worry no more.  Whether from neglect, or a simple resistance to training, we engage a roster of training techniques that help to reverse this very mindset.  The training focus we use is that of encouraging and teaching your dog to be more responsive to commands, thereby improving behavior patterns.

This ‘bad behavior’ training proves to be effective whether your dog’s behavior problems stem from not having proper exercise, lacking social skills, fear or simple lack of proper discipline. Regardless of what the source of your dog’s ‘bad behavior’ is, we here at Wolfen1 have the solution!

Some behavioral signs that can be changed:

  • Aggression
  • Fearfulness
  • Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety

Dogs that exhibit lack of training or discipline require greater attention and focus by owners. When bad behavior patterns are present, reaching out to our expert team of trainers is an ideal solution.  Our specialized one-on-one training programs that introduce good behaviors to your dog prove effective over time in light of existing bad behavior issues.


Here at Wolfen1 serving Putnam County, we also offer training for therapy dogs which are typically used in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and/or retirement homes.  A therapy dog must possess certain behavior traits and can be trained accordingly, regardless of age, breed, or size. The key traits that determine the success of dog therapy training are that of a good temperament and personality.     

A therapy dog must be gentle, kind, friendly, calm in varied environments and comfortable being in the presence of new people.  Dogs who display various behavior problems or certain insecurities and are unable to remain calm and still would not likely succeed as therapy dogs.     

In order to become a therapy dog, your dog must:

  • Complete basic and advanced obedience training
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Follow basic obedience commands like sit, come or leave it
  • Remain calm and still during visits  

A therapy dog does not provide companionship to just one person, but rather can provide services to many people.  For this reason, our trainers give focus to their overall social skills, good health and willingness to be touched by many people.  Unlike a therapy dog, a service dog serves one specific individual only.

Dog off leash training

Off Leash Dog Training


If hiking, running or even cross-country skiing make up your roster of outdoor events, then off leash training is a must for the adventurous dog owner. In order to partake in off-leash training, however, your dog must first complete both the basic and advanced training programs. Your dog must be able to successfully respond to commands at an advanced level before being qualified to partake in off-leash training.    

The off-leash training program offered here in Putnam County at the Wolfen1 Center provides owners with the tools needed to have greater control of their companions.  This training affords owners a great deal of know-how and security. Should you become separated from your dog, this specialized training is sure to ease your mind.


If you are a new puppy owner, it may prove to be quite challenging and inconvenient to have to train your own pup. With that said, the expert trainers here at Wolfen1 are on hand to get the job done for you and help prepare your puppy for their new family and home life.   

We provide many training programs, including a specialized 6-week training program that requires your dog to stay at the Mine Hill Kennel in New Milford.  At the Mine Hill Kennel specialized training is conducted over a 6-week period of time with owners incorporated into the training at week 5.

Programs we follow:

  • Attention Getters
  • Sit Methods
  • Down Methods
  • Heel & Come
  • Climb
  • Place

At the Mine Hill Kennel your dog will undergo behavior modification training and advanced obedience training that is used to reinforce good behavior.  These training techniques help teach dogs to look only to their personal owners for guidance. Owners are integrated into the program at week 5 for the purpose of transitioning over from trainer to owner.  We help owners to understand adjustments that need to be made in order to successfully perform the trainer to owner transition encouraging dogs to rely upon their owners rather than their trainers.

Why Wolfen1 for Dog Training in Putnam County, NY?

If you are in need of specialized training for your puppy or dog, then we are definitely the team for you. Here at Wolfen1, our years of experience in training and disciplining dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds have proven to be highly beneficial to all our clients, both owners and dogs alike.   

The professional trainers here at Wolfen1 are committed to enhancing relationships between owners and dogs and to enhancing their lifestyles as well. For more information about our team, our staff and our top-rated training programs here in Putnam County, contact us at 203-244-7172, and schedule your consultation today. For those owners who prefer in-home training programs, then please inquire about our effective in-home dog training programs during your initial conversation with our staff member.

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