Upcoming Classes

Our approach to training is a motivational one, always using positive reinforcement to achieve success. Training with the APF also helps homeless pets, as 50% of your tuition benefits the shelter. The minimum age for handling is 16 years old if accompanied by an adult. Take a look at our class calendar or click the class title for the session you are interested in for more information and to register. Loading Events

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April 2021

PUPPY PARTY (Ages: 8-16 weeks)

Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Date: April  21st Day of the Week: Wednesdays Time: Drop off and pick up any time between 6:00pm-7:00 pm Location: Animal Protective Foundation’s Humane Education Room, 53 Maple Ave Glenville 12302 Description:  A COVID safe and fun environment for your puppy.  The puppy will get to socialize with other pups of all shapes and sizes. Having a socialized puppy has so many benefits to their growth in confidence; learns how to play properly, learns not to bite others throughout their life.  They will be…

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PRE-TEEN PUPPY PARTY (Ages: 17-24 weeks)

Saturday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue
Glenville, NY 12302 United States
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Date: April 24th Day of the Week: Saturday Time: Drop off and pick up any time between 10:00 am-11:00 am Location: Animal Protective Foundation’s Humane Education Room, 53 Maple Ave Glenville 12302 Description:  A COVID safe and fun environment for your puppy.  The puppy will get to socialize with other pups of all shapes and sizes. Having a socialized puppy has so many benefits to their growth in confidence; learns how to play properly, learns not to bite others throughout their life.  They…

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Inappropriate Elimination in Cats Webinar

Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$25

Presented by Theresa M. Tommell, DVM Date: April 27th Day of the Week:  Tuesday Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Virtual Does your cat pee or poop outside of their litterbox? What about urinating on bedding or blankets? Maybe vertical surfaces like walls or the sides of furniture? Feel like you’re cat is just not getting it? You may be surprised to learn that there are many factors that can contribute to a cat going to the bathroom outside of their…

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PUPPY PARTY (Ages: 8-16 weeks)

Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 Sold out

Date: April  28th Day of the Week: Wednesdays Time: Drop off and pick up any time between 6:00pm-7:00 pm Location: Animal Protective Foundation’s Humane Education Room, 53 Maple Ave Glenville 12302 Description:  A COVID safe and fun environment for your puppy.  The puppy will get to socialize with other pups of all shapes and sizes. Having a socialized puppy has so many benefits to their growth in confidence; learns how to play properly, learns not to bite others throughout their life.  They will be…

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May 2021

In-Person Basic Manners 101

Wednesday, May 19 @ 6:30 pm
Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue
Glenville, NY 12302 United States
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$140 Sold out

Dates: May 19, 2021 - June 16, 2021 Day Of The Week: Wednesdays Duration: 5 weeks, 45 minutes-1 hour/week (Week 1-No dogs) Time: 6:30 pm Location: Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave Glenville 12302 Instructor: Kathy Snowden Description: Class covers sit, down, wait, stay, come and walking calmly on a loose leash, and basic good manners. Requirements: Open to all altered dogs 5 months and older. Proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations are required. Bordetella (for kennel cough) is highly recommended, but is not a requirement. Flea and…

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Meet The Trainers



Jessica Bukovinsky CPDT-KA is the Behavior and Training Manager at the Animal Protective Foundation. Jessica works with the shelter team to promote a deeper understanding of cat and dog behavior to adopters and the community.

Jessica joined the APF in 2019 as the Dog Program Coordinator, bringing with her over 15 years of animal training and enrichment experience, and was promoted in 2020. She has an A.A.S. in Animal Management, and a B.S. in Psychobiology. In addition to creating her own dog training business Wicked Pawsitive Training, she most recently worked at the New England Aquarium as a Marine Mammal Trainer working with seals and sea lions! Jessica is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), she is a member of the International Associate of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.





Kathy Snowden ABCDT has been involved with dog training and the APF for over 20 years. Her commitment to training evolved from seeing first hand so many dogs given up because of behavioral issues that the owners did not know how to address. Kathy develops and continues to update the training program to meet the needs of the dogs and the dog owners. Her goal is to keep the dogs in their homes and to help bridge the communication gap between human and canine. Kathy is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Kathy is certified by the Animal Behavior College as a Dog Trainer and a Shelter Dog Trainer. She also serves as a mentor to future dog trainers with the Animal Behavioral College.





Cydney Cross teaches Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International classes at the APF. She is co-founder and president of Out of the Pits, an organization for the education, rescue and placement of “America’s favorite dog,” the American pit bull terrier. Cyd is often asked to serve as an expert witness for court cases and for the evaluation of dangerous dogs. Highly committed to keeping pets in their homes, one of her specialties is working through the challenges that put dogs at risk for relinquishment. Cyd is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is an adjunct professor at the SUNY Cobleskill Dog Training program.





Registration Requirements

  • Proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations are required.
  • Bordetella (for kennel cough) is highly recommended, but is not a requirement.
  • Flea and tick prevention is recommended but is not required
Your veterinarian may fax records to us at (518) 982-5246.

 Spay/Neuter

With the exception of Puppy classes, all dogs enrolled in Canine Academy training classes must be spayed or neutered.

 Special Discounts

  • APF dog adopters receive a one-time $15 discount off their first training course.

50% of Canine Academy tuition benefits the shelter!

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We often have waiting lists for our classes. In fairness to all, refunds minus a $10 processing fee will be provided only if the cancellation is made prior to 48-hours before the first class. (Example: If class begins on Monday, cancellation must be received by the previous Friday.)