A Few Words About US!

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Vinny doing some puppy socializing

We at www.campruffruff.com are a premier organization devoted to making your pets more attuned to your home environment in the most friendly and humane way possible. We also are one of the best options for you to keep your pet in case you and your family have to leave town. We provide homely surroundings for your pet and are totally against any sort of confinement.

I am Vinny, an animal lover since childhood and a certified behavior consultant and professional dog trainer. I started this enterprise to further my love for dogs and provide an amiable and homely atmosphere to dogs that come here. With us, you will have total peace of mind because our methods of looking after dogs and training them are friendly and we treat each dog as a part of Camp Ruff Ruff family.


Our behavioral training of dogs is done in most amiable, force free, humane and friendly manner. We constantly keep ourselves updated and educated regarding each and every development in dog training and behavior. We provide an environment just like your home and all dogs under our care and supervision are treated like a family member. Your dogs will get the required amount of mental and physical exercise as our trainers know the science behind how a dog’s brain works. Our methods are those which have been tested and upheld by dog lovers across the world since many years.

We take into account the singular challenges that you are facing and then use friendly methods to eradicate them so that a healthy relationship is born between you and your dog. Our special training methods help create a bond that is lifelong and based on trust, respect and friendship. We also teach you how you should conduct yourselves so that a sweet and solid relationship is forged. We train dogs of all ages, species and even puppies. We first gain the trust of your pet and then proceed to train them just like you train behavior to small children. To us every dog is special. We handle each dog separately because we believe different dogs have different needs. We are totally against force or confinement of any type.

Before starting the training we will evaluate your pet which will assist us in ascertaining its personality, likes/dislikes, aptitudes, social understanding and behavioral problems and patterns. Also we keep in mind your wishes and desires for your pet. Based on all these, we will recommend the best approach for training and behavior. Our training programs are full of fun, educative and stress free. We will also offer behavioral counseling for you so that you handle issues related to your dog like teaching your dog small things, jumping, chewing, play biting etc. Also our behavioral modification sessions will help you to deal with correct socialization, building confidence, aggression, anxiety and such things.

Dogs communicate through body languages to a considerable extent. Our training teaches dogs to sharpen their communication skills through body language and we will also coach you to discern their body language in an effective way. We believe basic obedience is mandatory for the perfect human-dog relationship. But we do not enforce this on them; rather we first gauge their mental and physical readiness, develop trust and communication and then start our training. We give incentives to dogs for doing a particular thing and after a considerable period, they continue doing the desired behavior without the incentives. We believe that learning is a continuous process and when you take your dog home we adjust the program which will help you and your pet to continue the relationship that we have forged further.

My Resume and Qualifications



Karen Pryor- Don’t Shoot The Dog

Jean Donaldson- The Culture Clash, Mine, Train Your Dog Like  A Pro, Fight A Practical Guide To The Treatment Of Dog to Dog Aggression

Pamela Reid- Excel- Erated learning,

Patricia B. McConnel- The Other End Of The Leash, The Cautious Canine, The Puppy Primer, I’ll be Home Soon, Feisty Fido, Feeling Out Numbered, How To Be the Leader Of The Pack and have your dog love you for it,

Dr Ian Dunbar- How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks, Dog Behavior,

Turid Rugaas- Barking the sound of a language, On Talking Terms With Dog: Calming signals, Why My Dog Pulls What Do i Do?

Karen B. London- Way To Go, Feeling Out Numbered P.B.mcconnel

Canine Behavior by Barbara Handelmann

Dogs and More Dogs – The true story of mans best friend DVD

Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds- 2nd edition D.Caroline Coile

Victoria Stillwell – all Seasons and active member on her forums

Jan Fennell – The Dog Listener

Kids and Dogs – Colleen Pelar

Successful Dog Adoption – Sue Sternberg

How Dogs Learn – Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey

Plenty In Life Is Free – Kathy Sdao

Fired Up Frantic and freaked Out – Laura VanArendok Baugh

For the Love iof The Dog – patricia McConnell

Stress, Anxiety and Aggression in Dogs

Hallgren, Anders


Personal Accomplishments

Certified Professional Dog Trainer by Catch Canine Trainers Academy.

CPDT-KA    CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER-Knowledge Assessed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

LLA – Living and Learning with Animals – Certificate of Excellence with Dr Susan Friedman – visit LLA

Level One Member Of American Treiball Association

Former 2014 thru 2016 Licensed Educator for Family Paws Parent Education, Preparing families with dogs
for life with toddlers, Preparing families with dogs for life with baby.

BAT – Behavior Adjustment Training Instructors Course – Certificate of Attendance

Canine Life and Social Skills – C.L.A.S.S qualified evaluator

Verified Certificate from The University of Edinburghsee bottom of page

Head trainer for book cover photo shoot. Mentioned in this book for rescues and training.

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Head Trainer At a Robby and Waylon Krieger (of The Doors) concert. Robby and Waylon hanging out with Vinny Olito and James Guliani to support KENOS animal rescue. Click here for more!

Head Trainer on TV, Movie Sets and Speaking Engagements:

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Pix 11 news


BARCROFT TV – See youtube video


Book Signings

Book Signings

Vinny, James and Primo Photo Shoot

Vinny, James and Primo Photo Shoot


 Article Published In Local Magazine


Speaking Engagements with James Guiliani (Dogfellas)

Educating on all levels:  animal rescue, dog training & behavior, safety tips for bite prevention, life on the streets and importance of school.

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Hollis Library, Queens NY

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 Video Conference for businesses on dog bite safety and more!

What Happens When A Pet Sitter Is Bit? Workmans Compensation. Dog Behavior


Treating Dog Reactivity –  Patricia McConnell

The Art and Science of Canine Behavior – Patricia McConnell

Patient Like The Chipmunks – BOB BAILEY

Dog-Dog Aggression – Patricia McConnell

The Fundamentals of Clicker Training – BOB BAILEY

Abandonment Training – Trish King

Lost In Transaction – Patricia McConnell

For The Love of A Dog – Patricia McConnell

Reading Between The Lines – Patricia McConnell

Abandonment Training – Trish King

Anxiety Different Forms, Different Solutions- Trish King

Family Paws Parent Education – Jennifer Shryock

Dogs and Storks – Jennifer Shryock

Parent Training- Jennifer Shryock

Canine Fear Aggression and Play Jean Donaldson

Improve your “I-Cue:” Learn the Science of Signals
with Kathy Sdao

Camp Reward for Aggressive Dogs
Instructor: Pam Dennison

Jean Donaldson – predation in family dogs

Pia Silvani -Classical Conditioning – Dealing With Emotional Dog

Positive Puppy Kindergarten – Suzanna Harris

How To Own And Operate a Dog Daycare Center – Robin Knepp Bennett

Adopting a Puppy Mill Dog – Everything you need to succeed

Advanced Canine Behavior – Patricia McConnell

A Trainers Guide to Teaching Reactive Rover Classes – Kim Moeller

Puppy Kindergarten with Suzanne Harris

Aggression In Dogs – Brenda Aloff

Success Through Socialization – Aimee Sadler

Language of Dogs DVD – by Sarah Kalnajs

Aggression In Dogs – Brenda Aloff

Canine Play Including its Relationship to Aggression – Dr. Karen London

Anne Lill Kvam – Turid Rugaas – Nosework Search Games

Master of Growlies – Dog -Tec – dog to dog aggression

BAT 1000 – Grisha Stewart

C.L.A.S.S Canine Life and Social Skills evaluator seminar “test”

Animal Emotions and Resource Guarding with Dr. Nancy Reyes – Certificate of Attendence

Seperation Anxiety – Nicole Wilde

Aggression From Brain to Bite – Chirag Patel

Kathy Sdoa – Cujo Meets Pavlovi

Ken Ramirez – Problem Solving

Ken Ramirez – Reinforcement Strategies

Confrontational Behavior: Modification & Training Techniques Dr. James Ha

Dissecting the Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play —- Nicole Wilde

IAABC 2009 Conference – Too Close For Comfort – Vera E Wilkinson

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