About Us

We believe all good relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and love, and our relationship with our dogs should be no different. Our trainers are focused not only on training your dog, but teaching you how to best communicate without using fear, submission, and intimidation. We use positive reinforcement techniques grounded in science to help solidify the bond between you and your dog. Your well-trained dog is a companion that can offer a lifetime of fun, love, and adventure!

melanie-bennettMelanie Hanan


Melanie Hanan is the founder/owner of WagMore Dog Training, LLC. She has been a full-time professional dog trainer on Long Island and in New York City since 2010. Melanie enjoys learning about the science of dog training and loves helping her students experience the joys of owning a well-trained family companion.

Melanie graduated from Hofstra University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, as well as a BA in English Literature. She now lives in Melville with her husband Ryan and their two dogs – Brody, a 9 year old Border Collie/Hound mix, and Ziggy, an 8 year old standard Goldendoodle. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys hiking, reading, and volunteering with local rescue organizations to help dogs find loving, permanent homes.

Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
American Kennel Club – Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Supporting Member – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Professional Member – Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)


Melanie genuinely cares. She was accommodating, used positive reinforcement, and spent extra time helping us work through some harder skills. I always felt she went above and beyond and I would recommend WagMore Dog Training to anyone looking for a safe, positive training experience.

– Madeleine & Crumb