Bradford Dog Training
The Puppy Center

A positive reinforcement based dog training program serving the Rochester, NY area specializing in puppies and adolescent dogs


Puppy Training Services

Positive dog training for you and your pup based in Rochester, NY.

Our training classes have moved to zoom classes and/or outdoor in-person classes. Our online format puppy classes are just as fun and informative, and include bonus training materials! ​Yes, the Day School is still open for drop-off puppy socialization and training. We continue to support puppy parents in raising happy, confident and polite puppies!


Puppy Kindergarten Class

8 weeks - 16 weeks old (on first day of class)

Puppy Kindergarten is a group training class for young puppies (who will be 8-16 weeks of age on the first day of class) using progressive dog training that addresses common puppy challenges such as crate/separation training, nipping/biting, polite greetings; as well as teaching basic obedience skills and socialization exercises. We know that puppy brains develop quickly. From the time your pup comes home until 18 weeks of age is critical for development into a well-adjusted adult dog. In this class, you will learn how to raise a polite, confident and happy pet dog. Classes sessions are offered online on Zoom or In-Person Outdoors.

6-week Zoom Class - $150


Saturdays at 2:15pm

To Sign Up, Click Here

Next Step: look for the email in your inbox to sign your pup up for his/her first day of Puppy Day School - our drop off socialization program.

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Puppy Level Two Class

For Graduates of Our Puppy Kindergarten Class | 20 weeks - 8 months of age

Puppy Two Classes are 4-week classes for graduates of Puppy Kindergarten. In this class, we will work on greater impulse control; teaching new skills such as sitting at your side, heel and place (go to bed); as well as continuing to work on confidence building and politeness. We will work on teaching your pup to defer to you, resist temptations, relax and be patient. Some of the skills we will hone in on are leave it, wait, come when called, loose leash walking, settling and stays. Our goal is for your pup to understand that you are the gate keeper to good things and that working for you is always the best choice. 

4-week Zoom & Outdoor Class - $120

Sign Up:

Email: Mary Bradford

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A Drop Off Socialization Program for Puppies


Meet Your Trainer:
Mary Bradford

With Over 10 Years Experience
Training Dogs & Their People

My career started in pet dog training under the mentorship of one of Rochester's most talented trainers. In 2009, I was certified through the former DTIP program. I have continued my formal education through workshops and seminars with some of the world's greatest trainers, including Dr. Sophia Yin, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Suzanne Clothier, Sue Sternberg (to name a few). From 2014 to 2016, I lived in Maryland for my work with Guiding Eyes for the Blind preparing future guide dog puppies for their careers.

Although I have helped many Rochester area families with behavior modification services for fear, anxiety and aggression, my passion is in training puppies and their people; getting their relationship started off right!

Mary Bradford

Why Choose Bradford Dog Training?

Because we strive to be the best! It is important to know that not all dog training programs are created equal. Surprisingly, dog training in most states, including New York, is unregulated and unlicensed. Bradford Dog Training uses the standards set forth by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior as our guideline for humane, scientifically-sound methodology. We promote the use of training techniques and equipment that are considered the least invasive and minimally aversive for training your dog. We believe that your dog will learn best through clear and consistent positive reinforcement based training; creating a relationship that is based in trust and that brings great joy to your family and your dog. Let's get started!