Welcome to the All New South Shore K9 Academy
Teaching proper training, understanding and communication through positive, force-free methods.
South Shore K9 Academy is Brandon Karp's private indoor/outdoor training, enrichment and education space located in Oceanside, NY. We specialize in force-free dog training and behavior education for dogs, dog owners and dog professionals.
We offer a one-of a kind puppy & obedience boarding school, daycare, and private training sessions, as well as our in-person, hands-on school for dog trainers.
Meet Brandon Karp
Owner / Training Instructor
Brandon Karp is 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. He also holds various other certifications ranging from Advanced Methods of Dog Training to Scent Detection Training. His aim is to help dogs, dog owners and dog professionals to be their best through understanding, communication, safety and education. Over the years, he's had the pleasure of working with countless trainers, veterinarians, groomers, dog walkers, kids, families, 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 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 on 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 education 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 received honors from the Prime Time Emmy Awards, among others. These days, Brandon focuses his time working with dogs, dog education, and his family. He is the proud father to a Dogo Argentino and two young boys.
Serving Nassau County, Long Island, New York, Oceanside, Baldwin, Island Park, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Rockaway, Lynbrook, Rockville Center, Malvern, Valley Stream, Freeport, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantaugh, Seaford, Massapequa, Levittown, Bethpage, Franklin Square, Floral Park, East Meadow, Uniondale, Hempstead, Garden City, Hewlett, Woodmere, Cederhurst, Mineola, Roslyn, Manhasset, Westbury, Hicksville, Plainview, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Lawence, Roosevelt, Elmont, New Hyde Park, Albertson, Williston Park, Old Westbury, Jericho, Amityville, Babylon, Bayshore, Bayville