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My 100+ pound Pitbull has been staying with Rick for the past few days and I have already seen improvement in the videos of my dog who is being trained on dog aggression. I am so thankful to have found Empire State K9 they have been nothing but friendly and helpful the whole way through.Jan 15, 2019Verified
I am looking into training and certification for my dog to become a service dog they have answered all my questionsAug 28, 2018Verified
Honestly don't know what I would have done without his training; he's help shape my dog into a model citizen!Dec 2, 2016Verified
Rick and his team were great. They took our 10 year old dog with some aggressive and defiant behavior for a week and worked with him. We then had Rixk come and train us so that we could help modify his behavior. It is a difficult process but Rick used clear and easy commands to help us learn. Rick was also willing to answer questions in between sesssions and always got back to us quickly.Nov 26, 2016Verified
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.Feb 5, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our pricing structure is not complicated at all. All prices are listed on our website at sandersk9.com. Costs for Service Animal, Guard Dog and hunting dog training are not listed. Those seeking specialized services must speak directly to the trainer for exact costs, which are based on the individual needs of the dog's owners.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes. I read the Cornell Small animal research publication as well the same from Tufts University.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Working with dogs has been a passion since my childhood, as out of 7 siblings dogs were always drawn to me and I to them. I love to help people and what I have been able to achieve in training. I have even trained my dog for any use, even for use as a Service Animal.