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Our Team

Our mission is to provide exceptional and progressive balanced dog training, with the highest quality service. The goal is to allow our clients to have a better experience by unleashing their dog’s true potential and guiding dog owners. The process includes helping dog owners understand, communicate, work with their dogs, resolve training challenges and behavior problems in a real world setting. We have a team of dog trainers and dog behaviorists in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan areas with the passion of helping dog owners achieve a happy and harmonious relationship with their dogs. From the simplest to most severe behavioral problems, K9 Mania dog training will consistently deliver results that are proven to exceed our clients’ expectations. We work with all breeds, any dog, and any problem. If you are ready to transform your dog and your life, we are ready to help!

TRAINERS & STAFF

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Elliot Rosenberg

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Born in Long Island, Elliot Rosenberg is a Certified Master Trainer and Behaviorist who joins positive reinforcement with balanced training methods to instill trust and respect in the dogs he trains.

For over 10 years he has rehabilitated and trained hundreds of happy dogs to compete professionally in obedience, tracking, herding, agility, and protection sport. Fostering a lifelong love for learning how dogs communicate, he coaches dog trainers and pet parents on basic and advanced obedience, search and rescue, and behavior modification. Previously Elliot spent 7 years in Costa Rica training high-drive (working) dogs in a variety of dog sports. But his passion remains with 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 holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Queens College. His best pet 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.

Nicole Poliseno

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Previously the owner of a successful dog training business, Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, Nicole Poliseno, brings a wealth of experience to K9 Mania. She has spent over 16 years helping some of the most desperate dog owners root out bad habits

often before they start. Nicole believes that if all dog owners do their homework and are proactive about finding the best trainer for their dogs when they are young, there would be fewer dogs in shelters. She trained guide dogs in obedience for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and has been a speaker and advocate for this worthy cause. Nicole trained under Anthony Jerone and holds a Master Dog Training Certificate from the Academy of Canine Education, Inc. She is also qualified in Animal First Aid. One of her proudest achievements was when she trained her tick and flea-ridden stray husky mix, Zak. Nicole is ready to help you take the first step towards a happy and fulfilling relationship with your dog for many years to come.

Jake Muller

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Jake Muller is a Certified Dog Trainer from Oceanside, whose family has been raising award-winning show dogs all his life. Surrounded by these skilled trainers, understanding dogs became second nature.
Working at K9 Mania Dog Training, Jake has touched the lives of so many fur parents by helping them with the behavior issues of their dogs. Through excellent training and encouraging better communication, he has helped dog owners get their dream dogs.
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Jamie McKeon

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Jaime is a Certified Dog Trainer, grew up around dogs all his life. As his mom was working in pet adoption and vet facility, he has become more aware and exposed to understanding dogs and their nature.

A passionate believer of consistency in training dogs, Jaime is an expert at determining a dog’s unique temperament. Jaime is a positive and patient trainer and he believes that he can help owners to understand their dogs and helps them what to expect. Jaime earned his dog training certificate from Penn foster and got his experience in volunteering in a local dog service. He also received a certificate from PetTech for completing the K9 CPR/First Aid course. Jaime started dog training professionally in 2013 where he worked with different clients and dog breeds one-on-one and even online. Jaime helps manage aggressive and nervous dogs as well as helping owners to get their attention. He believes that patience, understanding, and consistency will help owners understand their dogs better. He hopes that through this, more owners will be educated and fewer dogs will be given away or abused. When he’s not working, Jaime enjoys martial arts and ice hockey. He also likes to exercise and play with his kids and 3 dogs at home.

Ashlee Stanco​

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Ashlee Stanco is an experienced trainer, trained dog handler, and skilled behaviorist, for over 6 years who trains dogs where others have given up. She has perfected the positive reinforcement training

method to teach basic commands and shape bigger behaviors in hundreds of dogs from puppies, to rescues, to senior dogs. Whether your dog is aggressive, scared, barks, bites, needs leash manners or socialization, or is getting used to a new family member, Ashlee can help. Ashlee works with anxious and frustrated dog parents to give them the tools and confidence to introduce the proper steps in their everyday life to make training a lifestyle. Before joining K9 Mania Dog Training, Ashlee worked as a mentoring dog trainer for groups and individuals. She assessed dogs on their behavior and recommended corrective action using positive reinforcement. Ashlee’s comprehensive and holistic approach to training means that both you and your dog will be happier and more peaceful in no time—and THAT makes Ashlee happy.

Jordan Hayes

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Jordan Hayes is an experienced dog trainer, an animal care expert, and a knowledgeable dog behaviorist since 2017. He has mastered the Balanced Training method in teaching basic commands and managing behaviors such as aggression, anxiety.
As a trained dog trainer and behaviorist, Jordan is able to foster better communication between dogs and their owners. Since joining K9 Mania Dog Training, his expertise and experience has allowed him to work with fur parents to fix the embarrassing behaviors of their canine companions.
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Janine Cantalupo

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Janine grew up surrounded by animals and developed a deep love for them, particularly dogs. This allowed her to become comfortable around canines and ignited her desire to work with them in a professional capacity, eventually leading her to join K9 Mania Dog Training.

Janine has an excellent sense of humor and a deep devotion to providing safe havens for dogs.

Her relationship with clients has also proven to be a successful one. She still stays connected with many of them and has earned their complete trust with their dogs. This is due to her commitment to being a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. Her toy poodle allows her to enjoy that commitment on a more personal level, as well.

Sean Reid

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Born in Florida, Sean Reid believes that balanced training is one of the best methods to build a relationship between the dog and the owner. Sean has been in the dog training industry for 7 years. He is an expert in helping paw parents understand and identify

what they need and want for their dog. He sets both the dogs and parents for success by setting realistic expectations and consistent reinforcement. Sean enjoys playing basketball and volunteer at animal rescue whenever possible. Sean wants nothing more than for you, your family, and your dog to live a happy and harmonious life!

 

Brittany Cubano

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

A graduate of Animal Behavior College with top scores, Brittany Cubano has devoted many hours as a volunteer at her local animal shelter. Her passion extends to children and sports, as well, and has spent six years teaching fencing to children

and sports, as well, and has spent six years teaching fencing to children. Brittany’s love for dogs allows her to understand their fears and the roots of their aggression. She believes in treating fear to help dogs get over their source of anxiety as a great way for them to start living healthier and happier lives. She is passionate about helping dogs and their owners develop better communication and a deeper connection to achieve the best results.

Steven Petrovich

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Steven Petrovich has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and grew up near Chicago with three dogs and three cats. He also worked in the healthcare industry for eight years..​

providing leadership training and coaching courses at five NYC hospitals during that period. This led him to develop a passion for understanding dogs, which allowed him to cultivate the patience and drive to become a trainer. Steven loves working with dog owners who want to enrich their lives and that of their canine partners. His own blue American Staffordshire terrier helped him refine his approach at addressing behavioral issues in dogs and set him on his course to becoming a professional trainer.

Tori Morretti

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Tori Morretti has always been passionate about helping people and has now turned that passion toward helping dog owners with their canine problems as part of the K9 Mania Dog Training family.
As an expert dog trainer and behaviorist, her drive to help fix embarrassing dog behavior has allowed her to help many fur parents. From teaching dogs basic commands to full-on obedience training, she has been able to give owners the dog of their dreams.

Tori’s focus in training dogs is creating a positive environment and fostering companionship between the owner and dog. Much of this is down to her knowledge of the neurological aspects of training canine companions. Tori especially enjoys working with dog owners who treat their dogs like their best friends. She applies this to help clients who want to give their dogs the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Tori has a pure-bred Boxer, Rocky B, with whom she has developed a strong bond during their 10 years together. She is passionate about ensuring that both the families and their pups are happy with each other through better communication and understanding.

Zachary Manzi

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Zachary Manzi brings his relaxed and laid-back approach to helping dog owners as part of the K9 Mania Dog Training family. With his qualifications and experience, he is able to fix embarrassing, undesirable, or uncontrollable dog problems.
All while giving dogs and their owners a more positive and upbeat training.

He has a good understanding of dog behavior, which allows him to help fur parents with their desperate needs in a professional and effective manner. His willingness to help and openness bring a calm, soothing atmosphere to any training scenario.

Zachary has a passion for dogs, comedy, and professional wrestling. He and his 5-month-old Rottweiler/Husky mix named Kylo have trained to adapt to numerous, everyday situations.

Rachel Beatty

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Rachel Beatty is a highly experienced and extremely qualified Positive dog trainer and Canine behaviorist. She has studied canine body language and verbal cues, and can expertly untangle and decode relationships between pet parents and their canines on a whole new level.
Her unending passion for animals, both wild and domestic, has instilled in her an unyielding dedication to helping build smooth dog-owner communication.

Rachel’s addition to the K9 Mania Dog Training family is guaranteed to help pet parents finally get that dream relationship with their canine that they’ve always wanted. Her incredibly creative approach to training has been an enormous benefit to owners in dealing with their dogs’ unwanted behaviors. This commitment to understanding the unique qualities among dogs is how she achieved unprecedented success in her dog training career.

Rachel specializes in dealing with fear and anxiety in dogs, healing them through her uncanny ability to fine-tune the way dogs and their pet parents communicate. This enables her to help fur parents understand their pets on a deeper level. She uses positive reinforcement training and behavioral modification techniques to produce remarkable results. Her stellar performance as a trainer often garnered praises like: “I can’t believe how fast I’ve started to see improvements in the interaction between myself and my dog, it really is amazing!”

An incredibly enthusiastic environmentalist, Rachel is also heavily interested in sustainable practices and conservation. Her love for animals goes all the way back to her childhood and plays a huge part in her role as a trainer.

Rachel enjoys working with owners who are eager to learn and grow alongside their dogs by building an effective, two-way relationship.

John Holian

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

John Holian has been a professional dog trainer for over 22 years. He has the experience and expertise to help fix dog problems that are caused by miscommunication and a lack of focus.
John specializes in training dogs to view their owners as being more worthy of their attention compared to everything else and through the dog’s natural drive.

John absolutely loves working with fur parents who want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with their canine companions. He helps them understand their dogs on a fundamental level by establishing effective communication.

His track record for successful cases speaks for itself with numerous clients referring him to other dog owners in need of his expertise. His approach to training results in a balanced relationship between owners and their dogs, which leads to more happiness and satisfaction.

John’s father had a huge influence on his dog training philosophy thanks to the patience that he showed in training his childhood family dog, Maeve. This happy memory and his own love for dogs are what drive him to help others experience the same level of satisfaction with their own canine companions.

John has three dogs. The 1-year-old bulldog Mable, the 5-year-old Mountain dog Millie, and the 9-month-old German Shepherd Tony. He has been married for 18 years and has four boys and two girls. He is also involved in training dogs via the IGP for Tracking, Obedience, and Protection skills.

Josiah Arias

Dog Trainer/ Dog Behaviorist

Josiah Arias is a highly experienced trainer and dog behaviorist, with incredible insight into dog psychology. He can easily diagnose issues involving dogs, their behavioral problems, and what is causing them.
Josiah’s addition to the K9 Mania Dog Training family allows him to reach even more dog owners who are in need of his services.

His expertise allows him to help fix embarrassing dog behavior and bring out their full potential! Josiah has always been happy to be surrounded by animals and has a burning passion for helping people with their dog problems.

Josiah also loves working with dog owners who are fully committed to building strong and meaningful relationships with their dogs. He focuses on helping them reach a deep level of communication and trust. This allows dog owners to truly enjoy having their canine companions in their lives.

Our Team

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 Method

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