We are run by dog trainers with over 80 years combined experience. We are pleased to offer more training options than any other single location.
The Brooklyn Dog Training Center is the only facility devoted exclusively to dog training in Brooklyn. With a 1500 square foot facility we offer an all-inclusive training experience: puppy classes, puppy socials, basic obedience, scent games, advanced obedience, agility, behavior seminars, canine fitness, rally obedience, tricks, freestyle, flyball and leash walking.
Class sizes are limited so every student receives individual attention. To protect our human and canine clients we have special anti-fatigue rubber flooring that prevents injury.
Sarah Westcott, CPDT-KSA is the owner of Doggie Academy and founder of the Brooklyn Dog Training Center. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, she offers obedience training and behavior counseling to New Yorkers and their dogs. In addition to private sessions, she teaches puppy, manners, behavior and agility group classes.
Renee graduated from the Animal Behavior Center of New York in 1999, is a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dogs Trainers, has been certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers since their inception in 2001, and is a certified tester for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. She has been interviewed by CBS News, Fox News, The New York Times, CNN, Esquire magazine and various other media outlets as a behavior expert.
Dani Santanella, CPDT-KSA is certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and Triple Crown Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. She has been training dogs and their owners for 9 years. She is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and The Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Field Representative for Paws With A Cause.
Kate has a decade of teaching experience as a college instructor and is a dog rescue advocate who has owned and rehabilitated many special-needs dogs over the years, including her current dogs, Batman and Beans. Kate’s most memorable rescue was Walter, a blind and deaf Boston Terrier, with whom she communicated using the sense of smell and touch. Kate was even able to teach Walter a few tricks!
Frankie started teaching pet and competitive obedience professionally in 1976 and started training animal actors, including dogs, birds, cats, turtles and rodents, shortly thereafter. She has titled dogs in obedience, conformation, hunting, earthdog, tracking, lure coursing, rally and agility.