K9 Mania Dog Training’s mission and promise to you is that we will provide the best and most progressive balanced dog training, with the highest quality service. Our goal is to help you and your dog feel confident to go anywhere together. We want to unleash your dog’s true potential and allow you to experience a better life with your dog!

We are the dog trainers in the Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan areas that many people call as a last resort. It’s our passion to help our clients prevent or fix behavioral challenges in their dogs and to help our clients achieve the happy and harmonious relationship that every dog owner dreams about.

K9 Mania Dog Training is a dog training company owned and operated by Elliot Rosenberg. Together, with our team of dog trainers and dog behaviorists, K9 Mania Dog Training is on a mission to guide dog owners through a process that will help them understand, communicate and work with their dogs to resolve training challenges and behavior problems in a real world setting. From the simplest to most severe behavioral problems, our number one goal is to consistently deliver results that surpass our clients’ expectations. We work with all breeds…any dog, any problem. Our mission is to help turn your dog into an amazingly balanced and well-behaved dog. So if you are ready to transform your dog, and your life, we are ready to help.

Elliot Rosenberg
Elliot RosenbergDog Trainer and Behaviorist
Certified master trainer and behaviorist, Elliot Rosenberg, is the founder of K9 Mania Training. For over 10 years he’s rehabilitated and trained hundreds of happy dogs to compete professionally in obedience, tracking, herding, agility, and protection sport. Born in Long Island, NY, his love for dogs grew into a lifelong drive to understand the way they learn, connect, and communicate. Today he coaches dog trainers and pet parents on basic and advanced obedience, search and rescue, and behavior modification. Before K9 Mania, Elliot spent 7 years in Costa Rica training high-drive (working) dogs in a variety of dog sports. But his passion remains with the dogs and their owners, who are desperate for help. Highly skilled in the diagnosis of behavior issues in dogs with aggression, fear, and separation anxiety, Elliot puts together specialized individual programs to tackle each problem. Elliot joins positive reinforcement with balanced training methods to instill trust and respect in the dogs he trains. He also helps dog parents understand their pet’s instinct and how to read their body language. Elliot holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Queens College, which helps him understand humans better too. In his spare time, he likes horseback riding, yoga, and hiking with his dogs to keep fit. His best memories are of his Dutch Shepherds, Momba and Sergeant, whom he trained in elite search and rescue, and his German Shepherd, Troy Hartis, who he competed with internationally in Schutzhund and IPO/IGP dog sport.
Ashlee Stanco
Ashlee StancoDog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Ashlee Stanco is an experienced trainer, trained dog handler, and skilled behaviorist, for more than 6
years.She has perfected the positive reinforcement training method to teach basic commands and shape
bigger behaviors in hundreds of dogs of all breeds; from puppies, to rescues, to senior dogs.Clients often approach Ashlee to help where other trainers have given up. It doesn’t matter whether your dog is aggressive, anxious, barks, bites, needs leash manners or socialization, or getting used to a new family member (human or otherwise), Ashlee can help.But dogs are not her only students. Ashlee works closely with anxious and frustrated dog parents to deal with their concerns. She gives them the tools and confidence to implement the proper steps in their everyday life to make training a lifestyle.Her own dog, a 10-year-old Chihuahua rescue named Lizzie, had complex training problems because of severe neglect. Lizzie now loves children, is no longer aggressive or anxious, and is a cheerful companion to Ashlee’s 85-year-old grandmother.Before joining K9 Mania Dog Training, Ashlee worked as a mentoring dog trainer for groups and individuals. She also assessed dogs on their behavior and recommended corrective action using
positive reinforcement. Ashlee also led Puppy Play Time, an unsupervised time of play where puppies learned to socialize in a safe and controlled environment.
Ashlee’s comprehensive and holistic approach to training means that both you and your dog will be happier, healthier, and more peaceful in no time—and THAT makes Ashlee happy.

Catherine Tworkowski
Catherine TworkowskiDog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist
Catherine Tworkowski is a certified dog trainer with over 20 years’ experience, who has yet to meet a dog she can’t train. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Metropolitan State University, is a certified master dog groomer and has experience as a veterinary
assistant and head veterinary technician for 5+ years. Catherine’s is an expert in obedience training for all dog breeds and sizes.Catherine’s approach to seeing quick and lasting results in her dog training is much like the approach she has used in training horses for over 10 years: 1. Look at the bigger picture 2.Keep calm and 3.Stay assertive.She believes in treating each dog as an individual and customizes training techniques according to their needs. This approach, and her knack for finding training solutions to the most complex behavior problems, has earned her the title of “Dog Whisperer.” Catherine also helps pet parents gain the confidence and realize that THEY know what’s best for their dogs.As an experienced groomer, she takes a holistic approach and incorporates tips on care for each dog so they’re in the best shape that they can be physically, mentally, and emotionally.Throughout her career, she has received awards for her excellent work ethic, customer service, and organizational skills. Her firm yet friendly manner is popular with dogs and their parents alike.People often compliment her on her own dogs, a Great Dane named Gus and his Pomeranian sibling Finnick, on their excellent manners and their healthy physical appearance.If you’re at your wits end with your dog’s behavior, anxiety or manners, book a session with Catherine right away.
Jake Muller
Jake MullerDog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist
Born in Oceanside, Certified Dog Trainer Jake Muller’s family are known for the exceptional show dogs they raise. Surrounded by these brilliant animals and their skilled trainers, understanding dogs became like breathing for Jake. With a passion for animals and the environment, he pursued a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Wildlife Management from the State University of New York. For the past 5+ years, he’s gained extensive experience in working with an array of domestic and exotic animals. For training, Jake draws from each of the areas he served in, from volunteering at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area, to training and caring for wolves and other canids at Wolf Park, IN, and even as a New York City Urban Park Ranger providing environmental education and wildlife management. He is an unapologetic positive reinforcement trainer who believes that facilitating strong relationships between dogs and their owners is half the battle won. A fervent believer in giving the animal a ‘choice’ in the training, he’s an expert at reading and teaching body language. Once he’s dealt with any gaps in a dog’s relationship with its pet parent, behavior problems such as jumping and leash-pulling and even more complex issues, are easy to solve. When he’s not working, Jake raises awareness for wildlife conservation. He loves spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and golfing. His warmest memories are of Rocky, his Beagle and Jack Russell cross, who he first received at 5 and who shared his life for 18 happy years.
Carleton Evans
Carleton EvansDog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist
Certified Dog Trainer, Carleton Evans is one of those rare dog people who connects easily with humans too. He backed up his passion for understanding the human and animal psyche with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Ashford University Online. He then completed credits towards a Master’s Degree in Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior, from Hunter College. Growing up with his extended family, being the only child, Carleton formed a powerful bond with his dogs. Above all, he’s passionate about ensuring that all dogs receive quality care. When the opportunity arose to work as a canine caregiver and Canine Classroom trainer for the ASPCA 3 years ago he, he seized the opportunity. Carleton also spent two years as a dog trainer for Petco, Hewlett, NY, where clients consulted him on behavior modification, puppy problems, and humane training methods. His patience when working with the most complex cases meant his 6-week group and individual training classes were popular. Before that, he added to his specialist knowledge of the physical, social, and mental development of adult dogs and puppies, by serving as a Veterinary Technical Aide. Carleton’s expertise lies in consistent obedience and core habit training such as leash walking, jumping up, and setting boundaries. He adopts a holistic training approach tailored to the needs of each dog and combines positive reinforcement methods and compassionate “balanced” training where needed. When Carleton is not training dogs, you will find him shooting hoops or exploring New York and the rest of the United States. He spends the rest of his spare time with his two German Shepherds, his Shiba Inu and Akita cross hunting dog, and the family Cockatiel.
Airyz Jyll Magarin
Airyz Jyll MagarinOffice Manager
Office Manager and productivity maven, Airyz Jyll Mangarin (AJ), keeps the admin side of things running at K9 Mania Dog Training. And she loves dogs too! Born in the idyllic city of Bulalacao, Philippines, the shy AJ grew up with her dog as her only companion. Today, she’s an organized and patient taskmaster with a flair for social media management, data entry, email marketing, and calendar control. A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate, AJ has extensive digital experience in creating order from administrational chaos. Before K9 Mania, she acted as Secretary to the General Manager at Toyota and in the Planning and Development department of the local Bulalacao government unit. At the office she may specialize in administration and customer service, but personally, helping man’s best friend is her passion. When she’s not managing a project, she likes to volunteer, walk her new puppy on the beach and watch movies.

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