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BlackDog Behavior and Training, LLC. uses positive reinforcement methods, employing a humane approach to ensure a healthy bond between you and your dog. All classes will address responsible dog ownership, the importance of force-free training, and setting your dog up for success.

Each training package consists of five, 50-minute weekly classes costing a total of $165. Payment is due at the time of registration.


Riverfront Pets training classes start with basic obedience and progress to more advanced levels to suit dogs at any stage or skill level.


Our expert trainers offer personalized, effective techniques to help your furry companion become well-behaved, confident, and obedient. Classes are limited to a small number of dogs to provide a more intimate, personalized experience for each student and their human.


Classes begin on a rolling basis. Fill out our "interested" form below and we'll let you know when the next round of classes starts! New students can also download the necessary forms here.

Training Class Graduates

Puppy Class

4 months and younger, no prior training needed.

Focuses on creating a positive relationship between you and your pup. Building confidence and addressing important puppy topics such as house training, play-biting, and socialization. Introduces basic skills like sit, down, recall, and leash-walking, and sets a strong foundation now for solid behavior later.

Beginner Class

5 months and older, no prior training needed.

Continues with basic skills such as sit, down, recall, leash skills, and more. Establishes polite manners, addresses impulse control, and works through behavior challenges through enrichment and meeting your dogs needs.


Becca Stern is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), whose primary focus is to create and support a healthy quality of life for her clients, through her company BlackDog Behavior and Training, LLC. She is so excited to expand that work into group classes with Riverfront Pets!


In 2014, Becca began her career working on the frontlines in animal welfare, and quickly became a leader in the field - positioned as Director of Adoptions for a shelter in Washington, D.C., and subsequently Director of Operations for a shelter based in Pennsylvania. 


She has now merged her behavior certification with her extensive animal welfare background to continue helping people and animals in her community. Becca works with a variety of behaviors - puppy socialization, basic manners for all ages, and specializes in reactivity, fear, anxiety, and select aggression cases. She has a special place in her heart for shelter dogs, and welcomes clients of all breeds, ages, and sizes! When she isn't working with animals, Becca enjoys cooking, singing and playing guitar,  and spending time outdoors.

Please complete the following form to be added to our interested list.

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