Staffed by some of the best dog trainers in NYC, The Brooklyn Dog Training Center offers more training options than any other location in Brooklyn.

In 2011, Sarah Westcott had the opportunity to found the Brooklyn Dog Training Center. In order to be a complete soup-to-nuts training center for the dog community, she invited her colleagues Dani Santanella and Renee Payne to join her.

The BDTC concept is to offer an assortment of training options with multiple trainers to choose from. Our trainers work cooperatively, but they teach their own individual curricula, have their own specialties and their own teaching styles. In this way, everyone will be able to find the perfect class for them.

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Classes are taught by trainers with tremendous skill and experience.  BDTC trainers have titles in agility and competition obedience, have participated in animal assisted therapy, written books on children and dogs, and volunteered for shelters and rescues. All of our trainers are also available for private lessons, so feel free to contact them directly.

From puppies to Canine Good Citizens, from scent games to canine fitness we teach it all!

Classes are organized by The Basics, Higher Learning and Fun Stuff to help guide you in the right direction.

  • Puppy socialization
  • Puppy training
  • Housetraining
  • Puppy mouthing & chewing
  • Agility
  • Tricks
  • Coming when called
  • Outdoor & real world training
  • Fears and aggression
  • Basic obedience
  • Intermediate obedience
  • Advanced obedience
  • Canine Good Citizen prep and testing
  • Nose work
  • Rally obedience
  • Leash walking & heeling
  • Baby prep
  • Separation anxiety


The BDTC is not connected to a daycare, kennel or other dog service. It exists solely for the purpose of educating you and your dog. To protect our human and canine clients we have special anti-fatigue rubber flooring that prevents slipping and fatigue. Class sizes are limited so every student receives individual attention.

Conveniently located in South Slope Brooklyn, the BDTC is easily accessible by the R trains at Prospect Avenue or 25th Street and street parking is usually available.