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Welcome to
South Shore K9 Academy!

Private training for Dogs, 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 our Force-Free methods.

 NO force, NO training collars, NO leash "corrections", NO outdated methods of intimidation and dominance 
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Learn how to properly train, understand and communicate with your dog.  Private sessions for the whole family.  Puppy Training, Obedience, Problem Correction, Anxiety Help and more.

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Not all Board & Train programs are made equal.  Our one-of-a-kind program is completely force-free, and available for Puppy and Obedience training.

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Learn how to become a professional dog trainer and start your own dog training business.

 

MEET
BRANDON KARP

owner / trainer / head 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.  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 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 educational programs for schools and communities.