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Best Dog Training In Westchester County

Dog Training Near Me

The Art Of K9 is the premier Westchester NY dog training & behavioral modification company serving ALL of Westchester County, getting YOU the results that you’ve always dreamed of! We have worked with everything, from the goofy puppy to the celebrity dog and all the way to the aggressive cases that no one else wanted to handle. Even though we have made our name known for dealing with the more “hardy” issues, we love and welcome all dogs regardless of their age, size, breed or issue. We believe in taking a balanced approach with our training, meaning that we do not believe in one method or approach. We like to use different tools and tailor a custom approach towards each individual dog, as each dog is different from the next.

To make things simple for our clientele, we have narrowed it down to two options to meet your training goals. The first way is to use our well known and fan favorite board and train program. This program will get a jump start on your dog’s training! The second approach is to work with me one on one, as needed, to reach your goals. We also offer overnight boarding for our training clients and virtual dog training lessons for those who unfortunately cannot physically join us due to distance. Whichever training option you choose, we are confident you will have a better relationship with your dog, all while helping your dog achieve a calmer state of mind they have always been capable of having.

Julian Schnabel American painter and filmmaker with his dog Buddy

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Dog Training Westchester

Master Dog Trainer, Angelo Presta

“For the past decade I have been helping dogs access a calmer state of mind geared for the real world & dog owners in restoring a more harmonious relationship with their canine companion. Whether your dog is barking, lunging, biting, rest assure I have seen it all. I believe in taking a balanced approach to my dog training & I truly feel that has been the key to my success. As things in nature thrive on balance, so should our dogs.”

Lara Spencer - Co-Anchor for ABC's Good Morning America

“A rare moment of calm! Thanks to Angelo and his Art Of K9 training, my crazy puppy is turning into a lovely little lady!”

Dog Training Services

Boarding & Training

Choose from one of our world class boarding & training programs to get a jump start in your dogs training!

Private Lessons

Private 1-on-1 lessons with one of the best dog trainers in the business! I come to your home or we can choose a designated location.

Overnight Boarding

Continue training with our boarding services. This is an EXCLUSIVE service to previous training clients only!

Virtual Lessons

Across the world and still want training from the best? Try our virtual dog training lessons & drastically change the relationship between you & your dog.

Our Dog Training Testimonials

Elice Manzi
Elice Manzi
2022-03-15
Verified
My 18 month old chocolate lab seemed untrainable. He was overly excited on walks and reacted to every dog we came across. After just three lessons with Angelo my dog walks by my side and doesn’t pull. He listens and heels when other dogs are nearby. I used to be afraid to walk him because of the chance of running into another dog, but now I can even walk him through the paths of our local park without worry. Angelo has taught him other really helpful skills such as down when in an outdoor setting and to stay in place at home for extended periods of time. He is always quick to respond to questions I send through email and gives advice. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Mike Giordano
Mike Giordano
2022-01-12
Verified
I was pretty unsure about sending my 6 month old Doberman to a 3 week board and train because I wasn't sure how he would react or if it would change his personality after, but it was completely the opposite. Angelo is an awesome trainer and really helped my dog keep his fun and high energy personality but learn when to listen and when to calm down when needed. After the board and train I'm able to do more with my dog and take him more places because he's so much better trained. The facility Angelo trains out of is clean and is perfectly set up for nonstop training. Trust me, if you're looking for a trainer, go see Angelo and you won't be disappointed!
Kathleen Vega
Kathleen Vega
2021-05-15
Verified
Angelo was great with my 4-month old Goldendoodle puppy. My puppy was stubborn and overexcited when he first met Angelo. By the fourth training session, my puppy was calm and responsive. I honestly don't think I could have handled him without Angelo's help. I totally recommend this training program. Just make sure you stay consistent!
Gab Riella
Gab Riella
2021-04-23
Verified
We sent our dog Monsi to Angelo- originally because of socialization problems, yet she surprised us and came out with so many higher level qualities we didn’t anticipate or know was possible. At first, we second guessed our choice to leave Monsi for 6-weeks because we missed her. Every time we checked in with Angelo, he updated us, but we missed our fur baby so much. Now, afterwards, I can’t stop recommending this program to everyone I know. It’s a worthwhile investment IF you plan to KEEP UP with it. All of Angelo’s work can easily be undone with dog owners that do not upkeep the foundation he creates. Currently our dog listens to each command after one time saying it, she is walking off leash behind us, does not lurk around the table while we eat or cook, stays in place for 2-hours and counting, and more. Overall, she has many service dog qualities. I need to give credit where it is due because our dog was unsure of herself, very anxious, annoying at times because she didn’t know what to do during quiet hours at home and needed way too much physical exercise (4+ hours daily). He taught us, and our dog Monsi, that exercise and socialization looks different than we thought. Monsi is the dog we dreamed of and didn’t know how to achieve. He tapped into her potential. She does not impede our life in anyway. She adds on to the quality and is stress free now that we know how to maintain and handle her. Not only that, but my parents sent their dog at the same time as our dog. So now we have two dogs that listen to the same command. We can bring our dogs on vacation and have complete calm and fun with them present. This was the greatest gift to a life of joy with a well trained fur family member! Thank you Angelo and Art of K9. I know picking a program at such a cost is nerve recking since there is not enough information or proof online but promise me, this is the place. We put a lot of trust into prior reviews and tiktok/Instagram videos.... We got lucky finding this place. It’s a hidden gem of Westchester. If anyone needs more details to convince you this program is worth it, contact me. I’ll convince you- haha!
Nils Berglund
Nils Berglund
2021-04-16
Verified
Jairon Lopez
Jairon Lopez
2021-03-19
Verified
Angelo was amazing with my 68lbs Pitt Super. Did a whole week of boarding and my pup looks great and we'll cared for. He's very knowledgeable, beyond patient and really loves dogs. The facility is very clean. I travel a lot and definitely will board Super again with no hesitation.
Lisa Cosgrove
Lisa Cosgrove
2021-01-06
Verified
Angelo at the Art of K9 Dog Training is absolutely amazing and worked miracles on our very hyperactive 5 month old puppy. We are experienced dog owners, however, our puppy Simba was uncontrollable. He would terrorize our cats, could not walk on a leash, and had no boundaries. After four weeks of training, Simba is a dream dog. He follows commands, walks very well on a leash, and ignores our cats. Angelo has continued to check in with me to follow up with Simba's progress at home. I highly recommend this training!!
Shawna Elizabeth
Shawna Elizabeth
2021-01-02
Verified
Kelianne Malinowski
Kelianne Malinowski
2020-12-09
Verified
When we adopted our 5 month old Husky Suki, we were already his 3rd home and he had clearly not received the training or attention he needed. Bottom line was, we were in over our head and didn't know what more to do since positive reinforcement training wasn't doing it. Since working with Angelo, Suki is a completely different dog. He is calm and balanced, is more responsive, less anxious and stubborn and overall just seems like a more happy pup. The tools we learned with Angelo and the knowledge he provided were invaluable and will carry through for the rest of his life!

Unleash Your Dog's True Potential

The Art Of K9 offers a variety of training options for busy families and professionals! Choose between Private In-Home Training, Puppy Training, Boarding & Training & Virtual Training. In-person lesson's are conducted at your home or a designated location. We provide real solutions to the most common problems dog owners face such as: Barking, reactivity, aggression, biting, leash pulling, fear, separation anxiety & more! Help your dog access a calmer state of mind for the real world.
"Angelo was great with my 4-month old Goldendoodle puppy. My puppy was stubborn and overexcited when he first met Angelo. By the fourth training session, my puppy was calm and responsive. I honestly don't think I could have handled him without Angelo's help. I totally recommend this training program. Just make sure you stay consistent!"

-Kathleen Vega
-Westchester, NY