What people say


What people say

"Vera is simply amazing and such a pleasure to work with! We have a very challenging puppy and Vera helped us train her in no time! Vera always goes above and beyond and truly loves the dogs she works with. She takes the time needed to explain the importance of an owner training their dog correctly and how to read their body language. We felt helpless before we found Vera and highly reccomend her to all!" - Stacey L.

"Vera has been tremendously helpful with training our puppy! We knew we were taking on a lot (to say the least) when we decided to get a puppy with a baby on the way 3 months later. We are so thankful we found her. She helped us make sure out dog was getting the stimulation, both physical and mental, that he needed and that his needs were met. Introducing our puppy to our baby went seamlessly as she helped us set ourselves up for success beforehand. I would highly recommend Vera to help you train your dog. She can't do the work for you but following her guidance will get you the well trained dog you are looking for!" - Julie M.

"Vera was a pleasure to work with! My puppy and I attended classes and had a great time. Kobe learned to socialize well with the other dogs and people. Vera is patient and dedicated in helping our pups reach their full potential!!! I highly recommend working with Vera." - Arielle K.

"Vera was so good with my puppy Sherlock. We did the 6 week A.K.C. Star Puppy class with her and learned so much! Would definitely recommend. She really cares about her clients. Sherlock gives her two paws up! " - Sherry C.

"Vera is absolutely amazing! My dog loves her and she is great at teaching you how to teach your dog. My pup went from a clueless dog to an obedient well behaved pup. Would definitely recommend." - Joseph R.

"Cannot recommend Vera enough for all your dog training needs! Vera is professional and friendly and never ever makes you feel patronised. She has worked wonders with our newly adopted Shih Tzu who suffers with separation anxiety. Not only does she do an incredible job in training your dog, but also teaching you as an owner to better understand your dogs behaviour and how to read their body language. She doesn’t just turn up, train and leave. She gives you loads of things to work on and is always quick to respond to any questions you have between sessions. She genuinely cares about your dog, supports you and is there for you every step of the way. So glad we found her. Highly recommend!" - Kelly A.

"Vera is the absolute best dog trainer! She worked wonders with my young puppy Fenton! Her positive reinforcement methods are great and she is able to teach you how to have you dog on his or her best behavior in and outside of the home! I would definitely recommend using her for all of you dog training needs - she is organized and is able to develop a detailed plan for each dog!" - Patrick E.

"Vera is absolutely wonderful. So helpful, educated and kind. Although there is still training to be done, she has helped us so much already with our new pup. Couldn’t have made a better decision choosing Vera. Highly recommend her if you’re looking for a trainer in Hoboken." - Masha R.

"Our rescue puppy, Hudson, had developed a fear of his harness and was terrified to go on walks. We reached out to Vera and she immediately made herself available to begin working with us and Hudson. She displayed extreme patience with Hudson and also with us as she taught us skills to manage his behavior and develop a positive association with his harness. Her approach created a safe environment for Hudson treating him as a member of our family. Her support did not stop at training. Vera followed up with us to see how Hudson was doing, sent us an email with additional suggestions, recommended a well established, fantastic dog walker and continues to check in on our progress. Vera is not just an extremely skilled trainer, but also a compassionate individual who truly cares about families and animals. After working with Vera, we feel like we have a strong support system to ensure our puppy is thriving and getting the care and love he needs and deserves." - Brittany G.


"My fiancé and I have used multiple dog walking services in Hoboken and Vera is by far the best! She not only walks our three-legged Puerto Rican rescue pup, Hopscotch, but also trained him as well. Her positive reinforcement training techniques are effective and she had Hoppy sitting, staying, and laying down on command in record time. She is a pleasure to work with as she is very responsive and is flexible when we were in a pinch. I cannot say enough about how great Vera is and if Hopscotch could write reviews he'd say the same!" -  Rogelio


"I feel very lucky to have found Vera, she is an amazing person and really cares about the animals she is entrusted with. She has been training and walking Ophelia and Vera has been doing a great job with her. I highly recommend her to every pet owner who want to have a piece of mind when they're away." - Derya Z.

"Vera is amazing with our dog Brooklyn! Full-disclosure: we are very nervous pet parents and have had bad experiences with other dog walking companies who didn't listen to what we needed-a consistent female a walker who would do daily solo walks. 
We can tell that Vera really cares about Brooklyn and he really likes her (which hasn't been the case with other walkers we've tried). He's a shy rescue shih tzu who doesn't do well with strangers or other dogs. Before his daily walks started, Vera came to our house twice to spend time with Brooklyn so he would feel comfortable with her when she began walking him. Brooklyn has a hard time with stairs and Vera carries him and up down the stairs in our 3rd floor walk-up, no problem. 
Vera sends daily text message updates about his walks with pictures so we know how he's doing. She also has a great instagram page with photos of her and her furry clients. We love seeing Brooklyn featured on the page. 
If you're looking for a caring pet provider with a true passion for your pet, we highly recommend Vera and Dog Life Hoboken." - Kari G.


"Vera is the best! She takes extra special care of our shy and anxious dog, always making sure to keep us updated on her walks and if anything seems off about our pup. Vera is easy to get in touch with and flexible with walk schedules, but most importantly, she truly cares about our dog. My husband and I are very fortunate to have found Vera. When our pup is with Vera, we know that she is in good hands and being well taken care of. Thanks for all that you do, Vera!" - Mandy L.

"I cannot say enough nice things about Vera! She is an extremely kind person and my dogs absolutely love her! One of my dogs is blind and cannot walk on a leash, and she has been more than willing to accommodate his needs. I always feel reassured and thankful knowing that she will be coming to spend some time with my boys while I am away. She has also been very flexible with scheduling on an as-needed basis and is very affordable (and well worth the cost)! Thank you, Vera! :-)" - Emily D.

"Vera is the best dog walker I've ever had!!! My dog ADORES her and gets insanely excited when I even mention her name.Vera loves animals and it shows in the way the dogs respond to her. She is reliable, conscientious, caring, affectionate and always goes above and beyond. She's made the transition to my going back to work in NYC easy and seamless for him. I've recommended her to many friends and everyone has had the same wonderful experience." - MaryAnne R.

"Vera is awesome! She has been walking my active, strong 8 month old puppy for about 2 months. My puppy is always excited to see her. Very is 100% reliable and trustworthy, and I can leave with a light heart knowing that my dog is in such good hands. I highly recommend her!" - Christine K.

"She is amazing. So nice, truly caring and knowledgable about dogs. She EXHAUSTS my dog which makes her worth every penny. She is flexible...I kind of don't want her to get too in demand that's how great she is!! I would trust her with a dog with special needs, no question. Vera is great and reasonably priced - she makes this affordable for my budget and that means a happier me (as I don't have enough time or energy for my awesome dog). Can't recommend enough!!!" - Shae C.