A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Commander Paw - Ex military Dog Trainer
Commander Paw - Ex military Dog Trainer

Commander Paw - Ex military Dog Trainer

Discounts available
Discounts available
starting cost

Select a service
Zip code
Dog training package
Dog training type

Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Commander Paw - Ex-military Dog Trainer My name is Sam Jessel. I am a professional dog trainer based in Brooklyn, NY. I have over 10 years of experience as a dog trainer. I have dedicated 3 years serving as a commander in the Israeli K-9 special forces unit. Strengthening the chemistry between you and your dog is my top priority. I believe that every dog owner’s first goal should be to “Try and become the person your dog thinks you are.” Through positive reinforcement, I will teach your dog how to express and behave to the best of the dog's ability. Check my website for more information and inquiry’s Commander-paw.com

Hired 41 times

8 similar jobs done near you

1 employee

8 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Featured Projects

12 photos

Dog training type


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

Exceptional 5.0

35 reviews


Read reviews that mention:

Wilfredo D.

Dog Training

Had my first session with Sam Jessel today and I could already see an improvement in my puppy Halo's behavior. Halo has been having some behavioral problems and he showed me some great commands/tips and how to manage him better. Now I feel optimistic that with continued practice of Sam's tips he will start to listen on first command. Leash pulling is also a problem and he even stayed an extra 15 minutes just to get in some more leash training with Halo. Sam is very professional, kind and I could tell he is very experienced in training dogs. I will definitely be booking another session with Sam. I recommend him 100%!
Jun 16, 2021
Victoria Y.

Dog Training

Sam not only brings knowledge, skill, and a unique talent for engaging with dogs—equally important is his compassion and patience at the human level. Working with Sam has been essential to my dog Elliott’s development, and my confidence as a pup-parent. He worked with me to solidify a foundation for Elliott’s basic needs like exercise and nutrition, which lay the groundwork for us to make progress on his problem behaviors which included biting and destructive chewing. In my experience, Sam’s approach is oriented in creating conditions for positive behavior, not forcing out bad behaviors with quick fixes. This has worked out really well for us. Don’t look to Sam for quick hacks or magic solutions to bad habits. He is clear in his attention to the root cause of behavior, and finding solutions accordingly. In conclusion...if you feel you and your dog deserve some improvement in your relationship, and you’re willing to commit to that goal, Sam is a must hire. Basic info about me/my circumstances: Hired Sam a couple weeks after adopting a 4 month old hound mix from A rescue. Puppy biting and destructive chewing became unmanageable which prompted me to seek out dog training. Learned so many more key things beyond that initial issue, and I’m so grateful:; .
Oct 20, 2020
Jaclyn D.

Dog Training

Sam was very easy to work with and really focused on our dog’s personality and needs. The trainings felt personalized and casual, allowing us to form a better bond with our dog! Recommend for new dog owners who are looking for support in understanding their dogs behaviors and actions.
Aug 22, 2020
Eric S.

Dog Training

Sam was great! He helped us better understand how to handle our new puppy. It’s more like he trains you so you can train the dog. Fun, nice, and most importantly you can tell he loves dogs and they love him too! Cody is 100x better than before we had Sam help us. Thought I could do it on my own, well worth the investment having Sam’s help
Jun 26, 2020
Vicki C.

Sam was brilliant - he turned up bang on time and listened to what I wanted to achieve from our session ie a sharpening of my dog Jervis' basic command work and particularly 'lie down' which he's terrible at! Within 15 mins, my dog was under Sam's spell and performing the 'down' move perfectly! I would definitely use him again, he has a gentle way with dogs that's a joy to witness and I'd highly recommend him for all your puppy or dog's training and behavioral needs! 10/10 :)
Jun 22, 2021


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    At first I would like to get to know you and your dog. I would like to know about the living conditions and the environment that you are currently living in. I would like to know your schedule with your dog( feeding times, playtime, walk time ) . After gathering enough information we can work together on creating a game plan for training.

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

    I served in the army for 3 years as a commander of the bomb sniffing squad. I have been living in New York since 2013 and I have been training city dogs ever since.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    I found it interesting to work with rescue dogs. The more I interact with the dogs the more I have the ability to understand what they went through. The project is still in the works and I see improvements every time.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.