Become a Trainer


In 40 years of instructing, training, and working dogs and handlers, We have come to realize one thing. There is no shortcut when it comes to the art of dog training. We have had many clients who have enrolled in other schools only to find that all they were interested in was the almighty dollar. These schools brag about how nice their recreation room is or how much money the student can make. They forget that the most important part of the student’s class is learning techniques that will insure that no matter what breed of dog they are training, no matter what temperament they are dealing with, they will be successful.

At K-9 Services Unlimited / Piazza’s Professional Dog Training School, We will personally see to it that every student who enrolls in our Instructors course will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional dog trainer.


Obedience Instructor

Unlike other colleges that teach students how to train dogs, we give hands on experience from the start. We feel this is the only way a student can learn the proper techniques and skills necessary to become a competent dog trainer.  At our school, you can be assured you are getting the best instruction anywhere in the entire Northeast. We have many years of experience. Our course includes how to temperament test puppies and dogs. Using proper voice inflection, how to read a dogs body language, training the dogs through drives and instincts. When and how to correct a dog for bad behavior. How to properly use training tools such as choke chains, pinch collars, electronic collars, etc… You will learn what we call REAL World Dog Training. In other words, we do not use gimmicks or tricks to teach our clients. The knowledge we have obtained over 36 years of training dogs is passed on to our students. We make sure you are ready to train all breeds and temperaments of dogs. Most of all we teach you to treat clients with dignity and respect. Remember, this is a course for people wanting to learn the art of dog training. 16 week program. We can work with whatever work schedule you have. $4250

Learn to Track Instructor

Tracking in the real world means finding the person or persons as fast as possible. Unlike Schutzhund, tracking to find a missing person or for Police work is much different. In Schutzhund, the dog is taught a foot step to foot step track. The dog must keep his nose to the ground and stay exactly on all turns to earn a high score. This slows the dog dramatically. This is where we believe that a dog who must find a person in a quick manner should be taught Tracking in the REAL WORLD! In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to start and finish a dog to find a person or persons by not only using ground disturbance but also contact scent, airborne scent, and more. This course will bring you through the very beginnings of tracking dogs to the end. Remember, finding a missing person is not a game. Learn to track in the real world, not just for points. 3 hours per training session 10 week program. $4500

Personal Protection Dog Instructor

This course is a must for anyone wanting to learn how to train dogs for personal protection. From day one, you will be working hands on decoying learning how to read K-9 Behavior. You will work with several different dogs in this course. Subjects will include. K-9 behavior, imprinting, obedience, bite work, Article 35 NYS Penal Law and more. It will also include home & vehicle protection. 5 weeks 4 days a week 3 hours per day. Anyone with a criminal background will never be allowed to enroll in this course. $5250


Police Service Dog Instructor

In this course you will learn every aspect of Professional Dog Training. Our curriculum for this course is second to none. You will learn how to evaluate a dog for Police work. What breed should you choose for single/dual purpose dog. Proper Decoy work and bite taking. Learn how to build the dog from a green untrained dog. NYS Law regarding Police dogs and the ladder of force. Proper leash handing and how to motivate your dog through voice inflection and body language. Serious inquiries will receive a full curriculum. We can work with anyone’s schedule. This is a 16 week program but can be broken up for those who have a full time job. $7550

“We Are The Dog Training Specialists”

Looking For A Professional?

The biggest compliment is when others try to copy your buisness name and try to fool people.  We here at K-9 Services Unlimited are dedicated to one thing. Training dogs. For over 40 years, we have more experience than any other trainer in Central NY State and the Mohawk Valley, we have been setting dog training standards, changing the way trainers and people think about dog behavior.

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests for additional information on our classes and services.

“We are the “Dog Training Specialists”

Phone 315 794-7830



Located near Utica – Herkimer, NY