Welcome to New Paltz Dog Training & Canine Adventures

Dog Training for Heart and Soul - Human Canine Relationship Counselor.

New Paltz Dog Training & Canine Adventures is a benefit corporation. Our mission is community service funded by dog training. We will be minimizing client costs during the coronavirus emergency to provide daycare, socialuzation school, stay & train, and boarding care for those who need it for their dogs and stimulating activities for families to do with their dogs and children at home. 

We are happy to share with our clients old and new that we will have remote/online training options available during the coronavirus emergency.

We continue to take dogs in for dayschool for those who must work, social development of puppies, stay & train, and anyone negatively impacted by the coronavirus who needs care for their dogs. We are using a sliding scale pricing for those in need of animal care with limited resources during this difficult time.

We have implemented stringent infection control policies to protect your families and our staff for all drive thru drop off and pickup of dayschool, stay & train, and boarding dogs. Please contact us for details. Thank you. 

The relationship between an animal and its owner is a unique connection. With New Paltz Dog Training & Canine Adventures, we will custom build a unique program to provide personal solutions for canine behavior issues as well as traditional private and group training classes.

My proven techniques and unique approach have helped pet owners across the country train animals just like yours.

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Our Services


Stay and Train

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Behavior Consulting

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Group lessons

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Private Lessons

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Large Field Socialization Classes for Canines

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Discounts for Veterans, Active Military and Emergency First Responders

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Daycare with Social School

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Presenting Educational Seminars

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Don’t wait - try any of my services today and give your pets the tools they need to reach their highest potential.

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"Your eyes show the strength of your soul"

Paulo Coelho


Valerie Ann Erwin - Owner-Trainer

Fulfilling the canine-human connection potential.  

Passionate. Patient. Committed. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with you and yours to provide the specific guidance you'll need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a puppy or dog, have a new pet, or already own a dog with behavioral problems, I am here to help.

I am a:

Member and Instructor at the Canine/Human Relationship Institute in Blue Ridge, Texas

Certified NePoPo Graduate of Gold School with Bart and Michael Bellon, Etten-leur, Netherlands

Professional member of the IACP International Association of Canine Professionals

Professional member of the IAABC International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants - Dog, Horse & Bird Divisions

Member of the IACP Therapy Dog Committee 

Member of the Iditerod Trail Committee 

Certified in Canine First Aid and CPR

35 year First Responder EMT

Licensed Wildlife Rehabber

My husband is a combat veteran. I am a 35 year veteran volunteer EMT. In gratitude, we offer our Veterans and Active Duty service men & women, including active Emergency First Responders, a discount on all training packages.

New Paltz Dog Training & Canine Adventures is a Benefit Corporation dedicated to providing high quality Dog Training programs, as well as programs beneficial to the community at large. Please contact me for additional information. 

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2 Rocky Hill Rd
New Paltz, NY, 12561


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