Training should begin the day you bring your new puppy or dog home. Our training courses are designed to help people understand animal behavior and how to raise a family pet. Sadly, every year so many pets are euthanized because people do not understand that owning a dog is a serious commitment.

At K-9 Services Unlimited, Inc. / Piazza’s Professional Dog Training School, we teach new dog owners that what happens in the home influences and shapes the behavior of the pup or dog. By not teaching or setting rules, you are contributing to all the problems that may occur without proper training. Our courses help you understand how to prevent these problems by establishing communication with your family pet.

With puppies the first 16 weeks are crucial because it is at this time when they form their attitudes and temperaments toward other dogs and people. They learn through experience what they can and can not get away with. So remember, start training between 8-10 weeks of age and NEVER accept a pup less than 7 1/2 weeks old.

Personal Protection Dog Training

This course is only given to people who can pass criminal background checks. No one with a criminal past will be allowed in this course. If you are looking for a dog that is lovable, friendly yet able to protect your family or yourself, this course is for you. If you are worried about the safety of your family when you are away, or when you take a walk, we can teach a dog who passes the temperament test to protect you.

Canine Behavior

Have you ever wanted to learn why a dog acts the way it does? Have you been to other trainers and were not satisfied just learning the obedience commands? Our Canine Behavior course teaches you about canine behavior. Once you complete this course you will have the confidence to read any dog and its intentions. It is not enough to learn obedience with the dog. You must learn about drives and instincts. Learn how to become the Alpha Dog or Pack Leader.

Dog Swimming

This class is by the hour. The dog must know advanced obedience for this course. If you would like to use our dog pond, there is a charge of per hour. Clients dogs swim for free.


If you would like your dog to learn agility, it must know Advanced Obedience (On & Off Leash). This course includes, trestle, dog walk, window jump, tunnel, high jump, teeter totter (see saw) etc. There is no limit to what a dog can learn in agility. However, the dog must have a confident temperament.

Handling for Children

Dog bites happen everyday. The reason for this is lack of knowledge. This course is for children under the age of 18. It includes how to properly socialize their dog, animal behavior, preventing dog bites, how to react to aggressive dogs, etc. This is a class on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am- 12 pm. Limit 5 children per class. Children must be well behaved. Adults welcome to stay.

Basic Obedience

This course will teach you how to walk the dog on a 6 ft leash. Sit, sit stay, down, down stay, Come when called. We will also teach you proper leash handling and how to use voice inflections and body language to motivate the dog. Also the proper techniques on how to apply corrections.

Tracking Classes

Tracking is used for finding missing people, children, animals, search & rescue etc. What we teach the dog is to use his incredible nose to find human scent. In Police Work, the dog uses his tracking ability to find criminals. In Schutzhund, a sport that originated in Germany, one phase of the test is for tracking human scent. Tracking is also a great course for exercise. Many tracks we perform are over two miles long through grass, woods, water, creeks etc. Best of all, most any dog can track. Your dog doesn’t have to be a pure bred for this course. We will limit these classes to only 5 dogs per class. It is a lot of fun, and a great time to bond with your dog. All family members encouraged to train.

Home Study Course

This course was designed to help pet owners who cannot come to training classes or are home bound. We have developed this course so that you can train the dog in your own home. You will learn step by step how to hold the leash, how to break down obedience commands, and show the dog what you want. We also go in depth of animal behavior, drives and instincts. You will learn, voice inflection, when to correct the dog and more. You also get free phone consultations. If interested please email for more information.

Intermediate Obedience

Many people want their dog to respond to them on the leash and with some distance between them. In fact, some people do not want the dog trained off the leash because they live in the city or where traffic is high. This course is designed for those people. They can get on leash training and also learn how to control their dog at a 50 foot distance. There are also some distraction that we include. So if that’s what you are looking for, call us today and we can set up an appointment to start your training course today.

Kindergarten K-9

This course was developed for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age. In this course, you will learn basic obedience, how to raise a good canine companion, socialization training, chewing, crate training and more. Remember, pups must be trained differently from adults. What you do in the first 16 weeks of a pups life, can have an effect on the pup the rest of its life. Many Vets and other trainers try to con you into waiting until the pup is older, to do formal training. we can say with 100% confidence, that we can have a puppy fully trained on and off leash, by the time it is 6 months of age. So if you have a pup and are in need of training, please call and enroll today.

Advanced Training

Many people have come to our school to learn how to train dogs. Anyone who offers this course most likely was trained by us. We have developed this course for people who want their dog trained on and off leash. The advanced course consists of the same exercises as the beginner course in addition to hand signals. When the training course is complete, the dog will be trained to respond off the leash. The student will also learn how to read a dogs body language and will take notes on canine behavior, drives, and instincts. Socialization and problem solving is also included in this course. There is no better course than this one. We can say with confidence that no other dog training school can offer what we do in this course. It is a cut above the rest. You do not have to wait to enroll your pup in this course. As long as it is between 8-10 weeks old, you can enroll in this course. Just think. A fully trained pup by the time it is 6 months of age. 

“We Are The Dog Training Specialists”

Located near Utica, New York

Every dog is unique, that every dog has it’s own personality and temperament. When it comes to animal behavior, you simply can’t find another dog training school with more knowledge or a company more dedicated to your dog’s success than our school. If you are looking for a professional dog trainer, come to the original and best dog training school.

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For over 40 years, we have dedicated ourselves to the dog training profession. With 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.

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Located near Utica – Herkimer, NY