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.

Trainers

dani

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. 

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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.

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Rain

Demo Dog | Brooklyn

Rain often accompanies Dani to lessons and group classes to help other dogs ease their anxiety, gain social skills and just have a calm neutral dog around to help with facilitating behavior modification, obedience or socialization. She is a wonderful obedient companion and the dog love of Dani’s life. She holds a UKC UCD Title as well as an AKC CD Title and is currently training in Open and Utility Obedience. She dabbles in Agility here and there and is just an overall amazing friend. Rain’s passions are her frisbee, tugging, eating and of course retrieving.

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Upcoming Classes

Sep 12

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

$180

Brooklyn Dog Training Center
213 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Sep 19

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 

Class Skips on October 17th and Resumes the Following Week

$270

Brooklyn Dog Training Center
213 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Sep 19

Puppy Obedience

Brooklyn | 12:00 PM | 4 Weeks

This class is for puppies 8 weeks to 20 weeks of age. This class focuses on socializing with other puppies and people. Your puppy will learn basic commands such as attention to name, sit, down, place, leave it, and drop it. You will learn tools to housebreak, crate train and correct nipping and biting. This class sets the foundation to build on and teaches you to have a wonderful relationship with your dog.

Class Meets Every Saturday For 4 Weeks

Please click on the link below to read the article on why puppy socialization is so important.

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$180

Brooklyn Dog Training Center
213 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Sep 19

Reliable Recall Prospect Park

Brooklyn | 2:00 PM | 4 Weeks

Recalls or come when called is the most important behavior your dog can learn. It gives you and your dog more freedom to enjoy the outdoors and it can keep them out of harms way. This class focusses on the tools to get your dog off leash. This class takes place in Prospect Park and uses the use of reward markers, food, toys, and long line training to establish a more reliable recall.

Class Meets Every Saturday For 4 Weeks

$180

Prospect Park Picnic House
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Sep 20

Puppy Obedience Rockaway

Queens | 10:00 AM | 4 Weeks

This class is for puppies 8 weeks to 20 weeks of age. This class focuses on socializing with other puppies and people. Your puppy will learn basic commands such as attention to name, sit, down, place, leave it, and drop it. You will learn tools to housebreak, crate train and correct nipping and biting. This class sets the foundation to build on and teaches you to have a wonderful relationship with your dog.

Class Meets Every Sunday For 4 Weeks

Please click on the link below to read the article on why puppy socialization is so important.

avsabonline.org

 

$199

Rockapup
145 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694
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Sep 20

Basic Obedience Rockaway

Queens | 11:00 AM | 5 weeks

Basic Obedience is the foundation you and your dog build upon. This class teaches you and your dog how to communicate properly and effectively. This class will teach you how to get your dogs attention, sit stay, down stay and go to place, leave it and drop it and heel on a leash so you can enjoy your walks.

 

Class Meets Every Sunday For 5 Weeks

$299

Rockapup
145 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694
Google map

Sep 20

Reliable Recall Rockaway

Queens | 12:00 PM | 5 weeks

Recalls or come when called is the most important behavior your dog can learn. It gives you and your dog more freedom to enjoy the outdoors and it can keep them out of harms way. This class focusses on the tools to get your dog off leash. This class takes place on Rockaway Beach and uses the use of reward markers, food, toys, and long line training to establish a more reliable recall.

$299

Rockapup
145 Beach 116th St
Queens, NY 11694
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Brooklyn: 347-416-2535
email: Dani@UrbanK-9.com

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