Empire State K-9 Training, LLC
Empire State K-9 Training, LLC

Empire State K-9 Training, LLC

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Introduction: My work is a blend between professional dog training, applied animal behavior and K-9 Aggression Specialty. I offer a one-stop shop. We board and train, board or house-sit only for our customer base to keep everyone's success that is achieved with our award winning courses. I train ANY BREED at ANY AGE, results GUARANTEED!! I was voted #1 Dog Trainer in northern California by Diablo Magazine in Contra Costa County. And now here in NEW YORK CITY 2nd year in a row! Please read reviews and view the videos. We love dogs and we love people - and we love being the mediators between humans and their pets. I love taking on a dog with a long list of problems, even severe problems, from owners who have lost hope of keeping their dog at all, and then presenting to the owners, in some cases in minutes, a new dog who listens and obeys even in public places where we do our work. We love helping families who are in tears, in stress, ready to give their dog up because other training did not work. We confidently promise to fix things, quickly and successfully, and finally restore peace and harmony in that home. We are a last stop shop! No more spending time and money on any other training that doesn't deliver the much needed and desired results. It is so rewarding to mend the pet parent/pet child relationship and see people believe again that they can have a well behaved pet at home, work and travel, regardless of distractions encountered. We believe we offer: “Miracles For Dogs” here.
Overview

Hired 107 times

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5 employees

43 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • Service Dog Off Leash Training

    Pet Boarding

  • Service Dog Off Leash Training

    Pet Boarding

  • Service Dog Off Leash Training

    Pet Boarding

  • Service Dog Off Leash Training

    Pet Boarding

Specialties
Dog training type

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Julianna J.
Nov 15, 2020
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We have only worked with Rick for a very short a mount of time and in that time have seen a tremendous difference in our dog. He used to jump all over people and whine and pull when seeing other dogs out of excitement but now he is calm and collected. He still needs a lot of practice and work to get to our end goal of him being a service dog but I am confident that Rick can help us accomplish this task. Thank you so much rick. I would 100% recommend Empire State K-9 training for any of your doggy needs!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Therapy or service dog training • Leash pulling • Chewing • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Nikki N.
Nov 9, 2020
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Rick is definitely the best dog trainer around! My husband and I rescued our dog Bear and realized pretty soon after he did not get along well with other dogs. We live in a very dog friendly complex, and going on walks with Bear was a chore. Every time we saw a dog, we had to turn around and go the opposite direction, or Bear would bark and lunge aggressively toward the other dog. For initial training, Bear stayed with Rick for about four days. I was stunned when I received a video from Rick of Bear with another dog, not paying the other dog any mind. We had three other classes with Rick, where we learned techniques on how handling him around other dogs, and other training tips. Our last class we were able to take Bear to Rick’s and just get him socialized to other dogs. Thanks to Rick, Bear is so well behaved and we can enjoy our walks and not worry about other dogs! Rick is truly a miracle worker!!! Thank you so much Rick!!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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Mark Y.
Sep 11, 2020
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Long time customer. Rick knows what he’s doing. People training for dogs. I feel I know better what is in my dog’s dna. Thanks Empire State K-9

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Digging • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Denise T.
May 14, 2020
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Rick is great, person to person, and dog to dog. My Jack Russell is only partway through his training, but he is doing great so far and Rick wrote and said he really likes Coop.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Chris P.
Feb 4, 2019
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Dasher is a 50lb., 1 yr 4month old coonhound. He was wild and untamed from the moment we picked him up at the shelter. From the moment Rick came to my house to pick Dasher up for his week long training, I started noticing the change in his attitude. Rick had total control over him from the moment he put him on the leash. It is incredible how different Dasher is after just a week with Rick. He doesn't even look at our cat in the house. He follows the commands Rick put in place and is able to lie on his dog bed without distraction. Before Rick trained Dasher, he would chew his beds, furniture and anything else he could get his mouth on, including your hands and fingers. He was so wild in the house that we had talks about bringing him back to the shelter several times within the 3 weeks we had him. He spent most of his day in the cage because of his crazy attitude. He has been home for 3 days now and the transformation is incredible. Never thought I would see this dog with the calm demeanor he has today. His walks also went from pulling and trying to chase other animals, to acting like they aren't even there as he walks on by. Thanks to Rick, Dasher will be a big part of our family for years instead of back at the shelter. I highly recommend Empire State K-9.

Details: 1 dog • 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Digging • Biting • I travel to the dog trainer • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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Richard Sanders

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing structure is based on age, breed, size, risk level, & temperament of your dog. We do offer military discounts.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Working with dogs has been a passion since my childhood. Out of my 8 siblings, dogs were always drawn to me and I to them. After college, I decided to pursue training full time as my career and have never looked back. Now 40 years later, I have an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Our most common job is training that out-of-control, unruly family dog. Chewing, barking, housebreaking, jumping, digging, biting and fighting. Anything is remedied if trained with Empire State K-9 Training. I am also an aggression specialist so we handle any aggressive dog even those that other trainers have refused to train. ANY AGE - ANY BREED - RESULTS GUARANTEED!

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