About Us

Based in Brooklyn, Urban K-9 offers a full range of private dog training programs as well as group classes in and around NYC. Choose an option below for more details or check out our video gallery to see our techniques in action.



Dani Santanella, cpdt-ksa

owner & trainer | brooklyn

Dani has been training for over 10 years, using motivational, results-oriented techniques to open lines of communication between dogs and their owners. She is certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and the Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. 


Previously, Dani has taught group classes through the Brooklyn Dog Training Center, served for four years as a behavior counselor at a dog daycare facility in Manhattan, and worked at several board and train facilities in New York and San Diego. She draws from a variety of techniques that are scientifically proven, motivational, and results oriented. Dani is passionate about training and continues to attend workshops and seminars with other professional trainers to expand her skills.

Dani is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and a Field Representative for Paws With A Cause. She has competed in Competition Obedience with her Husky Mix, Mila, earning a UCD title and is currently training her Labrador, Rain, in Agility and showing in Competition Obedience. Rain has earned an American Kennel Club CD title and a United Kennel Club UCD title, and is a certified service demo dog with Paws With A Cause.


Upcoming Classes

Jul 11

Heeling, Loose Leash Walking and Stays

Brooklyn | 10:00 AM | 4 Weeks

Walking nicely on leash by your side without pulling or lunging is critical living in NYC. This class focuses on heeling a “structured walk”, loose leash walking a “casual walk” and gaining reliable stays both indoors and outdoors.

Class Meets Every Saturday for 4 Weeks


Brooklyn Dog Training Center
213 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Jul 11

Bootcamp For The Out Of Control Dog

Brooklyn | 11:00 AM | 6 weeks

If you are embarrassed by your dogs behavior on the street or in your home, then this class is for you. This course will give you the tools to make your out of control dog obedient, balanced and happy, one you can be proud of.

Class Meets Every Saturday For 6 Weeks


Brooklyn Dog Training Center
213 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Brooklyn: 347-416-2535
email: Dani@UrbanK-9.com

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