Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We work with any breed, any dog, any problem. We specialize in working with the most challenging of dogs. If you are struggling with your dog’s behavior, please don’t give up, we can help you.
Yes, we are balanced trainers — which means that we don’t adhere to one specific method. We work with your dog to find out what motivates them. One size does not fit all — dogs are unique in their likes and dislikes, just like humans. Some dogs aren’t very food motivated, and prefer play, toys, praise, etc.
All of our sessions are non-refundable and have a 24-hour cancellation policy. We schedule out our dog training sessions weeks in advance and ask that you are committed to the time that you agree on. Dog training is a process of teamwork and collaboration, and due to the many variables involved in the training of your dog, including owner commitment, consistency, and doing your homework, it would be unethical for us to offer a guarantee. We can get dogs to behave for us all day long, but that doesn’t do us any good if they aren’t behaving for you! Our goal is to train
YOU to train your dog. If you are consistent and do your homework, you will see breakthrough results and amazing transformations.
We do not “side” ourselves with any one approach, as every dog is different. We will choose a path and use the tools that are right for you and your dog. We will show you how to properly use these training tools. Unfortunately, there is a lot of mis-information and plenty of opinions out there when it comes to dog training. Beware of any trainer that tells you that their way is the only way to train a dog!
At K9 Mania Dog Training,, 100% of our focus is on you and your dog and your unique situation. We look at the entire picture and address the behavioral problems from a holistic standpoint. Dogs are intelligent, unique individuals with specific needs…a one sized fits all approach to training does not work. Many times what goes on inside of your home results in problems outside of the home which is why we conduct our Initial Evaluation in YOUR home. We identify and work through behavioral and environmental issues in your everyday environment and in a setting where we can control when to introduce other distractions (i.e. other dogs, people, children, etc.). Most problem behavior is NOT best addressed in a group setting with many distractions, other dogs with behavioral issues or one trainer for multiple dogs without the ability to customize a program or dedicate the time needed to address your specific issues. For more information, please ​contact us​.
We cover the following areas: N​assau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan areas, ​please ​contact us​ for more information.
Every dog is different. Every behavior issue is different. Every owner is different. There are no quick fixes when it comes to training your dog! We work with you to set appropriate expectations based on your dog, and your unique situation. The amount of commitment, consistency, and work that you put in is also a determining factor. If you put 50% in, you will get 50% out. Training your dog is something that should be a constant and continual process throughout your dog’s life. Additionally, If a trainer promises you that they can fix a behavior issue in 1-session or 1-week…they old saying is “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is…”
Your initial session with K9 Mania Dog Training is roughly 1.5 to 2 hours (longer if there are 3 or more dogs). We spend a great deal of time analyzing the problem
behaviors and your goals. From there, we determine a training program that will outline how many sessions are needed. Each session after the initial will last roughly 1 hour depending on your dog’s ability ​that day​ and what is being taught. Remember, you as an owner, must be fully invested in this learning process to get the results you want!
Of course! Consider this like sending your child to college. We are like the cool teachers, but you’ll always be your dogs #1. We understand that it’s difficult to send your dog away for 3+ weeks, so you will get 3 updates per week, with pictures and videos.
Training your dog is something that should be a constant and continual process in your dog’s life. By starting your dog off young, you are setting a good foundation to build on top of. Your dog, much like a young child, will go through development changes, and you’ll need to stay consistent with training / continue to advance as your dog matures. Rest assured, we can help you through this process.

Are you ready to transform you dog and your life?