Helping humans and dogs live better lives together.
About Jason Cohen
I believe that dogs deserve to have the best lives possible. That’s why I apply the best training techniques to motivate your dog, inspire you as a dog owner and help foster a better relationship between you both.
It didn’t come as a surprise to anyone when I became a Certified Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. For many years dog training was just a hobby, but while volunteering with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue I soon realized that helping humans and dogs communicate better is the best way to saving these amazing dogs’ lives and decided being a Dog Trainer was the path for me.
This brought me to the largest and most comprehensive dog training school in the world, Starmark Academy. My search for knowledge never ends and I have continued my education and growth as a trainer to find more ways to help you and your dog live the best life possible. You can read more about my continued education here.
Over the years, it's been an honor to help dogs with separation anxiety become more comfortable in their homes when they're alone; teach dogs in multi-dog households how to live peacefully with each other; help dogs understand how to come when called; and even how to walk calmly on the city street near other dogs. But one of the most rewarding achievements is helping dogs overcome their fears, enabling them to become confident and happy dogs. Seeing humans learning to communicate properly with their dogs, for me, is what it's all about.
I believe in always training the dog that is in front of me, and helping you to understand how, like people, no two dogs are the same. In order to focus on your individual dog and your specific goals, I break down the process into three parts:
Bark is the problem we want to solve. Whether it's jumping, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, separation anxiety, aggression, or incessant barking, we start by finding your dog's motivation.
Train is how we fix the communication gap between you and your dog. Most issues can be resolved with positive, motivational training and behavior modification. With the right timing, consistency, and tools, getting everyone on the same page can be easier than you think.
Love is what we all want to give our dogs, but there has to be balance. Through physical and mental exercise, communication and building a reward history of good behavior, we can help you develop a healthy relationship with your dog.
Let me show you and your dog what Bark. Train. & Love is all about, get started here.
Training Programs & Pricing
I offer personalized dog training solutions for a range of dog issues from puppy training and skills to everything from excessive barking, digging, chewing, anxiety and more. Whether your dog has dangerous habits like biting or aggression, or you simply want to learn the basics to groom a well-behaved pup, I can help.
Benefits of Membership
After working with me, you are welcomed into the Canine Cohen Club, which comes with many benefits:
- Online library of training notes, including video tutorials to help guide you throughout the training process.
- A closed Facebook group for support, training, nutrition and care tips and advice.
- Join us on our Sunday Funday Social Pack Walks.
Get started today by filling out the Application for Training so I can better understand any behavior issues and your training needs. After you've filled out the Application for Training, we can set up your Behavior Consultation and Training session to help you achieve your hopes and goals for a more compatible relationship with your dog.
— Currently Serving Brooklyn Only —
We start with a behavior consultation at your home, after you have filled out the Application for Training, where together I can assess your needs better and create training goals. Then, I’ll base the 90 minute lesson around the immediate and future training needs. The behavior consultation and training session last around 2 hours. We will discuss the best program at the end of our session.
During this session I help close the communication gap between you and your dog by explaining how dogs learn, our marker and communication system, how we stop unwanted behaviors, how to better understand what your dog's body language is saying, as well as talk about about the pros and cons of dog parks, dog food ingredients, crates, meeting other dogs on leash, and of course, answer any questions you might have.
Train At Home Programs | 60-90 mins.
After our behavior consultation and training session, we continue your personalized dog training program. I will come to your home, or we'll meet at a park where I'll give you the tools to help you and your dog live better lives together.
The best program will be determined after our behavior consultation and training session.
Program Prices are:
3 session program: $495*
4 session program: $655*
6 session program: $985*
8 session program: $1295*
Whether you’re going on a long vacation or just looking to give your dog focused individual attention to help resolve certain issues, "Train Away" is an opportunity for your dog to not only get the utmost care and attention while you’re away, but also live in a dog trainer’s home with specialized training throughout the day, every day for 2 to 4 weeks.
In addition to your dog being treated like one of our own, we’ll send you photos, videos and updates on your pup’s progress while you’re away.
Our 2 - 4 week "Train Away" programs are customized to your dog’s individual needs and includes a 90-120 mins "Wrap up” session, and a 90 min "Follow Up" session to help you learn what your dog has while you were away*
Our 1 week "Train Away" refresher program is only offered to previous private training clients. This program helps fine tune previously taught behaviors. Adding some new behaviors can also be discussed. This includes a 90-120 mins "Wrap up" session.
Train Away Prices are:
1 week (7 days): $1,145*
2 weeks (14 days): $2,300*
3 weeks (21 days): $3,450*
4 weeks (28-30 days): $4,600*
*All appointments scheduled will require a 48 hour notice of cancellation or the owner will be charged at full price. Exceptions will be made for emergency / medical circumstances. All session booked in a package must be completed within 3 months of purchase, unless there is an emergency / medical circumstances. If the client chooses to terminate the training contract and discontinue training after 50% of training has been completed, NO refund will be issued.
Here are some of our success stories I am proud to be part of. I hope these can help others in similar situations see how open minded training, dedication and advocacy can help make all the difference in helping humans and dogs live better lives together.
The following are a few helpful guidelines to set your dogs up for success in our crazy human world
This guide explains how to help your dog acclimate to their new home. It also includes tips and training tutorial videos to help you, your family and your dog live happy and healthy lives together.
Just like wearing a seat belt when driving a car, we want to back up our dogs collars and harnesses for safety reasons. A simple back up can save your dog's life.