Westchester NY dog trainer, Rocco Autero, CPDT-KA

About Rocco Autero, CPDT-KA professional dog trainer

Rocco Autero dog trainer training a puppy

Rocco Autero, CPDT-KA, founded Dogs Life Unlimited as a way to help busy-but-dedicated dog owners have the healthy, happy and well-behaved pet they’ve always wanted. With a wealth of education, experience and creativity, Rocco knows how to bring out the very best in your dog using the most humane, science-based training techniques.

Rocco first became fascinated by dogs and their behavior while working as a pet photographer. Wanting to learn more, he signed up for a seminar in dog behavior – a decision that would ultimately lead to a new career in dog training.

For Rocco, however, the rewards of training don’t stop with the dogs. He truly enjoys helping you, the human on the other end of the leash, too. Whether you need help training your new puppy or with a behavior problem you've decided that needs to be addressed with your dog, his goal is to make your life easier and less stressful by getting to the root of your dog’s issues and finding a lasting solution.

Having seen the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic have brought on with regards to dog separation anxiety, Rocco recently became a certified separation anxiety trainer through Julie Naismith's (author of "Be Right Back!") Certified SA Pro Behavior Consultant training program.

In addition to Dogs Life Unlimited, Rocco also runs Elite Pet Photography, a successful pet portrait photography studio specializing in fine art photos of dogs and cats.

Professional Certifications, Continuing Education and Other Info

Rocco takes his professional dog training education very seriously and is always looking to gain knowledge and learn about the newest scientific advances in the dog training world.

In addition to attending a number of in person training classes, over the past year and a half Rocco has attended multiple virtual three day dog training conferences via Zoom.

Below is a list of some of the recent professional certifications and continuing education classes Rocco has attended.