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.


Puppy Kindergarten Class

8 weeks - 14 weeks old
(on first day of class)

Puppy Kindergarten is a group training class for young puppies (who will be 8-14 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 16 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.

5-week In-Person Class - $150


Sundays at 3:30pm starting 8/1


Saturdays at 11:30am starting 8/7


Saturdays at 2:30pm starting 8/14


Required Puppy Vaccines:

  • first distemper-parvo & up-to-date boosters

  • bordetella/kennel cough

The humans who attend classes must also be fully immunized against covid-19 (if they are eligible to receive the vaccine).

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Puppy Play Class

For Puppies Currently Attending Our Classes | 8 weeks - 16 weeks old

This is a bonus for pups who are currently enrolled in our Puppy Kindergarten classes to experience playtime with other pups in our program and for puppy parents to learn how to read body language and manage play. Puppy Play Class is usually offered once weekly and lasts 45 minutes. Puppies have a unique need to socialize with other puppies to develop bite inhibition (soft mouth), release energy and learn appropriate play behaviors. This trainer-led puppy playtime is a great way for your pup expend some social energy while learning to be a considerate playmate.

$20 per class

Required Puppy Vaccines:

  • first distemper-parvo & up-to-date boosters

  • bordetella/kennel cough

  • rabies (by 16 weeks of age)

The humans who attend classes must also be fully immunized against covid-19 (if they are eligible to receive the vaccine).


Tween Puppy Class

15 weeks to 24 weeks (6 months)

Tween Puppy Class is a 6-week beginner class for pups who will be 15 weeks to 24 weeks of age at the start of class. This class addresses common tween puppy challenges such as mouthing, polite greetings, counter surfing, and impulse control; as well as teaching basic obedience skills and building confidence through environmental socialization exercises. Through this class, you will build a stronger relationship with your puppy.

6-week In-Person Class - $180


Sundays at 2pm starting 8/1


Required Puppy Vaccines:

  • rabies (when 16 weeks old)

  • up-to-date distemper-parvo

  • bordetella/kennel cough

The humans who attend classes must also be fully immunized against covid-19 (if they are eligible to receive the vaccine).

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Puppy Level Two Class

For Graduates of Our Puppy Kindergarten Class | 16 weeks - 8 months of age

Puppy Two Classes are 5-week classes for graduates of Puppy Kindergarten with Bradford Dog Training. 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 gatekeeper to good things and that working for you is always the best choice. 

5-week In-Person Class - $150

Sign Up:

Email: Mary Bradford

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A Drop Off Socialization Program for Puppies


Meet Your Trainer:
Mary Bradford

With Over 12 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!