Learn To Be A Dog Trainer!

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Long Island, NY
 NO force, NO training collars, NO leash "corrections", NO outdated methods of intimidation and dominance 

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South Shore K9 Academy!

Dog trainer education for Dog Owners and Dog Professionals, with Long Island's only NYS licensed teacher of professional dog training & canine behavior, Brandon Karp.  Learn how to properly train, understand and communicate with dogs using positive, Force-Free methods.


Whether you are looking to start your own dog training business or learn how to train your own dog, we offer the very best education, in-person and hands-on.



Training For Dogs & Dog Owners

Private instruction in the comfort of your home.  Learn how to properly train, understand and communicate with your dog using force-free methods.    Puppy training, obedience training, problem correction, anxiety and confidence building.

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Dog Boarding School

board + train programs

Our one-of-a-kind, 21-day Board & Train programs for puppy training and obedience training.  Your dog will live with, and train with Brandon Karp, day in and day out (in his home, not in a kennel).  We build a solid foundation for your dog, and teach YOU how to continue with their success after they leave. 

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Dog Training Business

Master Class

Become a Dog Trainer!

Learn how to turn your love of dogs into a six-figure dog training business.  No dog training experience necessary.  We teach you everything you need to know.  Become a professional dog trainer and start your own dog training business.  If you ever wanted to become a professional dog trainer or take your dog training business to the next level, this program is for you! 

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Study (and play) Abroad!

Want to learn how to be a dog trainer?  Why not do it while living, learning and playing in the Caribbean!  This is the ULTIMATE dog lover's adventure- a once in a lifetime chance to stay as a guest of Brandon's in the Caribbean.  You'll learn all about dogs, dog training, dog behavior and the business of dog training.  When not learning how to be a dog trainer, you'll be having fun snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming with turtles, playing with dogs and just relaxing on white sand beaches.

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Brandon Karp is the "Trainer to the Trainers"- Long Island's only Licensed Teacher of professional dog training and behavior (one of only a couple in the entire State of New York) as well as a Certified Master Dog Trainer and Canine Behavioral Consultant.  His aim is to help dogs, dog owners and dog professionals to be their best through understanding, communication, and education.  Over the years, he's had the pleasure of working with countless trainers, veterinarians, groomers, dog walkers, kids, families, schools, companies, dog owners and dog lovers... as well as all breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments of dogs.

From the day he was born, Brandon was surrounded by dogs and other animals. While growing up, his father was the head of the Nassau County and then Sullivan County SPCA in New York, which gave him an early start with dogs.  He began tagging along on cruelty investigations and rescuing dogs by the age of 7. He's had a life-time of dog experience and is considered a dog training and canine behavior expert.  As such, he's been called upon to consult on civil and criminal court cases involving dogs, to develop safety and behavior programs and protocol for various dog-care businesses, and to create educational programs for schools and communities.


Brandon studied pre-med at the University of Albany, and business management at Five Towns College.  He's had successful careers as a performer and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, having worked on numerous Grammy nominated and multi-platinum projects, and received honors from the Prime Time Emmy Awards.  These days, Brandon focuses his time working with dogs, dog education, his family and giving back through his various programs.