Empire K-9 Inc.

★★★★★
  • 23 Marlborough Ct.

    Albany, NY 12209

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  • 518-925-7270

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My dog Logan went to James about a year ago and now going back for boarding. James and his assistants were so great with Logan. Logan is a Golden retriever male that was over weight. He has worked with a trainer before but she did not address his issues and made him worse. Logan has fear aggression issues and was petrified of the car and every little thing that was new. James was our last hope. He taught Logan to be more confident in himself and is now less afraid of new things. James also put him on a treadmill routine. He went from being around 120lb. To about 85lbs now. Much better for his overal health and hips. We are so please on how Logan has improved. James thought us how to give him tough love so Logan can be more secure with himself. The more confident we are, the more confident he is. I would not send a dog any where else. James has changed out loves and Logan's life for the better. We can take him place and he can love a more active and productive life. Thanks Empire K-9 for all your help.

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My dog Logan went to James about a year ago and now going back for boarding. James and his assistants were so great with Logan. Logan is a Golden retriever male that was over weight. He has worked with a trainer before but she did not address his issues and made him worse. Logan has fear aggression issues and was petrified of the car and every little thing that was new. James was our last hope. He taught Logan to be more confident in himself and is now less afraid of new things. James also put him on a treadmill routine. He went from being around 120lb. To about 85lbs now. Much better for his overal health and hips. We are so please on how Logan has improved. James thought us how to give him tough love so Logan can be more secure with himself. The more confident we are, the more confident he is. I would not send a dog any where else. James has changed out loves and Logan's life for the better. We can take him place and he can love a more active and productive life. Thanks Empire K-9 for all your help.

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James is a dog trainer par excellence. My family was looking for a trainer for our nearly 2-year old German Shepherd, Radar, whos received minimal and ineffective training up to now. After contacting a number of trainers, I felt confident and comfortable after speaking on the phone with James and arranged to enroll Radar in boot camp. James carefully went over the program and paperwork with us when we drove up to drop Radar off. We were immediately impressed by the bucolic setting, with a full dog run set up outside the training facility. The grounds were spotless and you would have never known that a group of eight dogs had just graduated. We were shown where Radar would sleep, the exercise equipment he would be using, reviewed his feeding schedule and were reassured that he would be fine. We picked Radar up yesterday and consider James to be a Miracle Worker for canines. Radar demonstrated all the behaviors we were told he would learn. He bulked up and looks more healthy and handsome than ever. You could tell that, in addition to skilled training, he received a lot of love and affection from James. James painstakingly went over his helpful printouts with commands and other instructions and then we then worked with Radar under James supervision. We can recommend James services without any hesitation.
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James is a dog trainer par excellence. My family was looking for a trainer for our nearly 2-year old German Shepherd, Radar, whos received minimal and ineffective training up to now. After contacting a number of trainers, I felt confident and comfortable after speaking on the phone with James and arranged to enroll Radar in boot camp. James carefully went over the program and paperwork with us when we drove up to drop Radar off. We were immediately impressed by the bucolic setting, with a full dog run set up outside the training facility. The grounds were spotless and you would have never known that a group of eight dogs had just graduated. We were shown where Radar would sleep, the exercise equipment he would be using, reviewed his feeding schedule and were reassured that he would be fine. We picked Radar up yesterday and consider James to be a Miracle Worker for canines. Radar demonstrated all the behaviors we were told he would learn. He bulked up and looks more healthy and handsome than ever. You could tell that, in addition to skilled training, he received a lot of love and affection from James. James painstakingly went over his helpful printouts with commands and other instructions and then we then worked with Radar under James supervision. We can recommend James services without any hesitation.
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I am writing this review on Empire K-9 to tell everyone that James saved our family. We have a mix breed dog named Malibu he had temperament issues as well as dominance and some anxiety. We have had Malibu back for 3 weeks now and he is a different dog. Not only did James take the time to train Malibu but he took the time to train us. We had no idea how to control Malibu and after many long talks and frustration I stumbled upon James on the Internet and took a risk. James helped us bring our family back together and keep our fur babies where they belong which is home with us. The money spent is well worth it. Malibu will be only boarding with James from now on!

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I am writing this review on Empire K-9 to tell everyone that James saved our family. We have a mix breed dog named Malibu he had temperament issues as well as dominance and some anxiety. We have had Malibu back for 3 weeks now and he is a different dog. Not only did James take the time to train Malibu but he took the time to train us. We had no idea how to control Malibu and after many long talks and frustration I stumbled upon James on the Internet and took a risk. James helped us bring our family back together and keep our fur babies where they belong which is home with us. The money spent is well worth it. Malibu will be only boarding with James from now on!

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worth every penny !!. james is an amazing trainer with great character and is down to earth with an amazing facility ,we sent both of our dogs to him and a complete 180 .our lives have become so much easier, we have a labrador named shadow and a pitbull named tyson. they know all they're commands and do exactly what you ask of them. they don't try to attack other dogs, bikes and don't get triggered by fast moving objects anymore our life is stress free with our newly trained dogs. we are truly happy with the results and highly recommend james don't go anywhere else ..your dog is in fantastic hands he will treat your dog as his own

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worth every penny !!. james is an amazing trainer with great character and is down to earth with an amazing facility ,we sent both of our dogs to him and a complete 180 .our lives have become so much easier, we have a labrador named shadow and a pitbull named tyson. they know all they're commands and do exactly what you ask of them. they don't try to attack other dogs, bikes and don't get triggered by fast moving objects anymore our life is stress free with our newly trained dogs. we are truly happy with the results and highly recommend james don't go anywhere else ..your dog is in fantastic hands he will treat your dog as his own

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We met James 4 years ago, he was our last resort with our 75lb mixed breed bully, Max. Before James we spent hundreds of dollars on harnesses, training and CGC certification and our dog still couldn't walk on leash. He was reactive to people and dogs. We were afraid to bring him outside, concerned he would be deemed aggressive and put down. It was safe to say that my husband and I were very stressed out because of our out of control dog. Other trainers told us "some dog's just aren't meant to be around people or other dogs" and the strict positive reinforcement people suggested "redirect him and give him a treat". Well our dog's intellect superseded their tactics and he learned that if he barked in our face and pushed us around, he got a treat.
I reached out to James nervous and in tears. Within minutes of arriving James had Max in a heel. Through balanced training gave us the tools other trainings lacked to effectively communicate with our dog, set boundaries and challenge him both cognitively and physically. It took follow through on our part, but James was there to support us along the way. Max now runs along my left side on leash in our neighborhood with verbal cues, he is the best behaved dog on our block and doesn't turn a head to a barking dog, his off leash recall is improving and we are ALWAYS in control. No, my dog is not perfect, but that's a result of his temperament.
As consistent clients, we board Max with Empire K-9 when we go out of town, and there is not a doubt that he is getting at least as much (maybe even more!) love and attention than he gets at our home. I am not kidding when I say my dog is my world, and having peace of mind that he is being well cared for allows us to actually enjoy our time away from home.
Without James, I don't think my dog would be alive right now. I have referred many 5 other dog owners to Empire K-9 with a variety of different issues, all have been pleased with their outcome.

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We met James 4 years ago, he was our last resort with our 75lb mixed breed bully, Max. Before James we spent hundreds of dollars on harnesses, training and CGC certification and our dog still couldn't walk on leash. He was reactive to people and dogs. We were afraid to bring him outside, concerned he would be deemed aggressive and put down. It was safe to say that my husband and I were very stressed out because of our out of control dog. Other trainers told us "some dog's just aren't meant to be around people or other dogs" and the strict positive reinforcement people suggested "redirect him and give him a treat". Well our dog's intellect superseded their tactics and he learned that if he barked in our face and pushed us around, he got a treat.
I reached out to James nervous and in tears. Within minutes of arriving James had Max in a heel. Through balanced training gave us the tools other trainings lacked to effectively communicate with our dog, set boundaries and challenge him both cognitively and physically. It took follow through on our part, but James was there to support us along the way. Max now runs along my left side on leash in our neighborhood with verbal cues, he is the best behaved dog on our block and doesn't turn a head to a barking dog, his off leash recall is improving and we are ALWAYS in control. No, my dog is not perfect, but that's a result of his temperament.
As consistent clients, we board Max with Empire K-9 when we go out of town, and there is not a doubt that he is getting at least as much (maybe even more!) love and attention than he gets at our home. I am not kidding when I say my dog is my world, and having peace of mind that he is being well cared for allows us to actually enjoy our time away from home.
Without James, I don't think my dog would be alive right now. I have referred many 5 other dog owners to Empire K-9 with a variety of different issues, all have been pleased with their outcome.

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After having lost a miniature dog over the summer, my family adopted a larger rescue. We immediately saw the potential, but after a few days in his new home, he was king. He had discipline issues - particularly around nipping and it got to the point that I was not able to walk in my own home. He listened to the "man" of the house, but he seemed to have no respect and no amount of research and suggestions from articles helped. We found James Pearson and sent our young pup for 4 weeks of training plus boarding. When I picked up our puppy, I already saw the difference. It was like MAGIC! We live a very hectic lifestyle in Manhattan, and we needed our dog to be flexible and well mannered. It is clear that James worked very diligently with our puppy and provided us instructions and support on how to maintain the training once we brought him home. Our puppy has already become my best little friend and every day we go for walks, and he is entering a puppy day camp for days there is no one home. He is just the friendliest, well mannered and beautiful puppy. We know we could not have done this without James and we would highly recommend him and Empire K-9 without exception!

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After having lost a miniature dog over the summer, my family adopted a larger rescue. We immediately saw the potential, but after a few days in his new home, he was king. He had discipline issues - particularly around nipping and it got to the point that I was not able to walk in my own home. He listened to the "man" of the house, but he seemed to have no respect and no amount of research and suggestions from articles helped. We found James Pearson and sent our young pup for 4 weeks of training plus boarding. When I picked up our puppy, I already saw the difference. It was like MAGIC! We live a very hectic lifestyle in Manhattan, and we needed our dog to be flexible and well mannered. It is clear that James worked very diligently with our puppy and provided us instructions and support on how to maintain the training once we brought him home. Our puppy has already become my best little friend and every day we go for walks, and he is entering a puppy day camp for days there is no one home. He is just the friendliest, well mannered and beautiful puppy. We know we could not have done this without James and we would highly recommend him and Empire K-9 without exception!

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I did not know of any boot camp for dogs until I found Empire K-9 on the web. I went in blind but James really transformed our German Sheppard. Hickory was 12 months when he went to James. He needed help cause he wasn't socialized enough prior to us getting him at 4.5 months. We tried to introduce others as much as possible but it didn't always go well. After he came back from being with James, his behavior was transformed. For a one year old pup, we could have him stand guard when we are not home and he would behave perfectly.

Hickory is now over a year and we are sending him back to James since we are going away on a holiday and we thought he can use some refinement in other areas now. We are having James help with 'car manners', some off leash training as well as refining his skills.

James is a true dog whisperer and what is so special about him is that he truly loves/respects the dogs he trains. We will never forget seeing Hickory give good-bye kisses to James when we picked him up. (Hickory did understand he was leaving James.) It actually chocked us all up but knew we had Hickory in great hands with James.

We drive 2.5 hours each way to get to James and I wouldn't trust anyone else with our dog!

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I did not know of any boot camp for dogs until I found Empire K-9 on the web. I went in blind but James really transformed our German Sheppard. Hickory was 12 months when he went to James. He needed help cause he wasn't socialized enough prior to us getting him at 4.5 months. We tried to introduce others as much as possible but it didn't always go well. After he came back from being with James, his behavior was transformed. For a one year old pup, we could have him stand guard when we are not home and he would behave perfectly.

Hickory is now over a year and we are sending him back to James since we are going away on a holiday and we thought he can use some refinement in other areas now. We are having James help with 'car manners', some off leash training as well as refining his skills.

James is a true dog whisperer and what is so special about him is that he truly loves/respects the dogs he trains. We will never forget seeing Hickory give good-bye kisses to James when we picked him up. (Hickory did understand he was leaving James.) It actually chocked us all up but knew we had Hickory in great hands with James.

We drive 2.5 hours each way to get to James and I wouldn't trust anyone else with our dog!

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We entrusted the training of our very large, deaf ,uncontrollable Great Dane to Empire K9. Max left for 6 weeks and when he came home, he had been transformed into a puppy with good manners, a calmer disposition and responsive to our commands, It is very evident that James spent a great deal of time not only training our dog but also treating him with great affection. The value of Empire K9's services surpassed, by far, the price paid. I can't begin to adequately express our gratitude nor can I say enough about the professionalism, integrity and compassion of James Pearson.

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We entrusted the training of our very large, deaf ,uncontrollable Great Dane to Empire K9. Max left for 6 weeks and when he came home, he had been transformed into a puppy with good manners, a calmer disposition and responsive to our commands, It is very evident that James spent a great deal of time not only training our dog but also treating him with great affection. The value of Empire K9's services surpassed, by far, the price paid. I can't begin to adequately express our gratitude nor can I say enough about the professionalism, integrity and compassion of James Pearson.

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Empire K-9 is dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customer's goals. We possess the knowledge, skill, and ability to get the job done right, and back all our services with 100% guarantee and life time support.

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Empire K-9 povides professional dog training, canine behavior modification, and consulting services. We offer both in-home and in-board dog training programs.

 

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