Meet the Dog Trainer
I am a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers, and I also work closely with several rescue groups, rehabilitating dogs with behavioral issues to help them find a forever home. I have extensively researched dog psychology and the way in which dogs learn and perceive the world around them. This knowledge helps me to teach each client how to better relate and communicate with their canine family member.
My dog training is based on positive reinforcement techniques, with a humane approach. I take into account all aspects of each individual dog’s situation, including breed, background, temperament and—very importantly—household environment.
I give private in-home training sessions throughout Manhattan, and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. I also offer group training classes in Long Island City, Queens.
+ Positive Reinforcement
Behavior Modification Through Positive Reinforcement
Preparing For Therapy Dog Certification
Puppy Socialization Class
Desensitizing To City Life
Desensitizing To Equipment
Baby On The Way
Introducing Dog + Baby
Good Neighbor Etiquette
Yuri is incredible! We did four sessions for our one year-old rescue who was already pretty well-behaved indoors, but needed some help adjusting to being a New York City dog outside. (Midtown Manhattan is a challenge when you're coming from rural Tennessee!) We got amazing results after our first session and after practicing during the week between sessions, his behavior is already so much better both on the leash and at home. Yuri is very calm, warm, and super professional. She was always right down to business as soon as she walked in the door and great with email follow ups of lesson plans for what we'd covered in our sessions.Mark S. | Manhattan, NY
We hired Yuri to train our rescue pup Henry at our house and we were incredibly happy with the results. Henry is a coonhound/beagle mix, both breeds of which, can be very stubborn. She helped teach Henry commands such as Come, Place, Down, & Leave-it. She also taught Henry how to ring a bell when he needs to go outside to do his business. Overall, she was kind, very professional and most important Henry LOVED her. I would highly recommend Yuri to anyone that is looking for one-on-one training with their pup!Matthew B. | Manhattan, NY
Yuri is absolutely fantastic. Over the past couple of months, she helped train our rambunctious, heel-biting, shepherd-mix puppy into one of the better behaved dogs in our building (and there are lots). Yuri has a series of intuitive and well-rehearsed lesson plans that she goes over during class, teaching puppies everything from the basic "sit", "down", and "come" to more complex behaviors such as impulse control, bite inhibition and even ringing a bell to go outside. She is also incredibly responsive over email and has helped us navigate - both during and between classes - the challenges of raising and training a new puppy. We are very happy to have found Yuri and would highly highly recommend her to other new puppy owners.Jared L. | Manhattan, NY
Yuri is fantastic! Yuri started training our 8 month old rescue right after we adopted him. He was a street dog so when we brought him home he knew no commands and wasn't potty trained. In our first training session she taught us how to potty train him and within that week of following her directions he was trained, it was incredible! He was mesmerized by her and we were fascinated with how she is able to connect with him. I love that her training is positive reinforcement and it really works! In just a few sessions he is now potty trained, can follow the commands: sit, down, up, give paw, drop it and leave it. In our last training session she taught us heel and on our walk that night he did it every time!Marla S. Manhattan, NY
I cannot say enough great things about Yuruani. We adopted a 2 years old little doggie and were shocked when she started jumping up on the table and stealing food. My word! Yuruani gave some really helpful tips and it stopped! Recently,little Shadow started nipping when she became afraid and little kids were overwhelming her. Again,Yuruani came to the rescue. Shadow is no longer nipping and we are living happily ever after. I am so, so, so happy with our little dog. Thank you Yuruani! One really happy dog owner!Stacy F. | New York, NY
Yuri was absolutely amazing with our bulldog puppy, Tug. After the first personal training session we were able to build a strong foundation for some basic training skills, and also put our pup on a better schedule to force him to potty outside (which was our biggest struggle)! After three sessions I'm convinced that Yuri has changed us for the best! Tug now has a good sense of quite a few incredibly helpful commands that we will continue to build on! Leave it/drop it was probably the most helpful seeing as our dog loves to pick up the grossest things on the street. I we would definitely recommend her if you're looking for personal training for your fur baby! She's a dog whisperer and I'd say she trained us just as much as she trained our puppy!Gregory W. | Astoria, NY