Joseph Secreti

Head Trainer
dog trainersMaximum K9 Service was started because of my infatuation with the care and well being of dogs. Since I was a young boy I have always had a love for animals. I would spend all of my free time interacting with them, especially with dogs. Throughout the years, I have been fortunate enough to be given many different opportunities to explore and develop my relationship with dogs and my affection towards animals.

When I was young, I gained valuable experience working at a boarding facility. I was reliable go to if you needed a dog sitter or assistance with training, all in which I did for fun. As I grew older, so did my passion and I had the desire to be more involved within the dog community. This is when I joined a local ( IPO) Schutzund (protection dog) Working Dog Club. I have trained countless dogs in the IPO sport achieving multiple titles. On top of IPO, I also cross train in the PSA sport (Protection Dog Association).

Lucky enough, I was offered the opportunity to specialize and train with K9 sent detection dogs. I jumped on this offer to acquire experience in cultivating explosive, drug and bed bug dogs. Over time I certified multiple bomb dogs under The American Working Dogs Organization. My work background includes: K9 port security guard for the waterfront commission of NYC,  a K9 security officer in many of the seaports in NYC, working for Disney and Carnival cruise line as an explosive K9 handler, and a contract K9 handler for Amdetech Detection Services. I currently remain contracting and offering private K9 security services.

A 230 hour hands-on certification course in Pet Dog Training is one of my most credible accolades. It was in this program I gained substantial and seasoned levels of understanding with an assorted mix of dog breeds with various issues and distinctive circumstances.

I am also active in the Rottweiler Seiger show ring. A Rottweiler Seiger show is a German style dog show concentrating on the conformation and breed standard of the Rottweiler.

I am also a Rottweiler breeder. Information on my rottweilers can be found at: www.secretihausrottweilers.com

I am a regular in attendance at the most recent and effective seminars for Pet & Dog Training. I have achieved many titles and trophies in dog sports as well as the conformation show ring.

B.A in Management S.U.N.Y Stony Brook

NYS Licensed Security Guard (Armed)

TWIC (Transportation worker Identification Card)

Multiple Executive Protection Certifications

AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen Evaluator)

Schutzund USA Certified Decoy

Dog Behaviorist 230 Hr Certification (Anthony Jerones School)

Multiple Explosive Detection Dog Certifications Under The American working dogs Organization

Certified Member Of IACP (International Association Of Canine Professionals)

Memberships and clubs:
Schutzhund USA
PSA (Protection Sport Association)
USRC (United States Rottweiler Club)
IACP (international Association Of Canine Professionals)
AWDF (American Working Dog Federation)
AWDA (American Working Dog Association)
American Working Dog OrganizationR
Mid island Schutzhund Club
Kamikaze Working Dog Club
Rottweiler Klub of North America (RKNA)

Other Websites




Certified Dog Trainer

sherrySherry grew up with Dobermans and German Shepherds. From the time she was old enough to take care of her family dogs she loved training them . As  an adult she always trained dogs her dogs and for fun trained her friends dogs as well.   Sherry's career path didn't start out in the dog world, she went to college then worked in the beauty business but always went back to training dogs.  After many years in the beauty industry she realized that he passion was with the dogs and not her current career.  She finally decided to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Full Time . Her long time friendship with Joe Secreti merged their paths and she was lucky to have the opportunity to join this amazing team of Professional Dog Trainers with Joe at the helm.


Certified Dog Trainer



dana1Dana has had years of experience in the Management field.  The majority of his time has been spent managing Beauty Salons and doing Bookkeeping.  Although Dana enjoyed his time in the Salons, he recently decided that he wanted to pursue a different industry.   Much like the rest of the Maximum K9 Team, Dana has been around dogs his whole life.  When Joe asked him if we wanted to come and join the Maximum K9 Team as the new manager, Dana jumped at the chance.  Although he doesn't work directly with the dogs, being able to see and interact with them from time to time makes is day more enjoyable.  Dana is excited to be part of the Maximum K9 Team.  He loves that the atmosphere here is like being part of a small family.




meEver since she can remember Pam has had an eye for design and a love for the arts.  She attributes that love to her father, who growing up, was an art teacher and helped to encourage her passion even further.  Pam is an accomplished artist but her expertise is in Photography and Video.  She has a diverse resume but has always done professional photography on the side.  Pam started her relationship with Maximum K9 Service as a client with her German Shepherd Sarge.  She loved it so much that she applied for a job and has worked her way up to head of the marketing department.  Nowadays Pam's passion does not end with the arts it also goes on to include training with her own dog for a dog sport called Schutzhund (IPO).  Pam is thankful for all of the knowledge that she has gained from the trainers at Maximum K9 that help her daily in her sport dog training.  She is also experienced working with horses including her own horse named Trace.  Trace was a rescue and Pam has spent countless hours doing behavioral and environmental training with her.  They have an extremely strong bond and great respect for one another.  Being able to combine her love of animals and her artistic talents into a career that she loves is what makes working at Maximum K9 Service such an fulfilling career choice.








Certified Dog Groomer

shariShari was born and raised on Long Island.  Her two passions in life are photography and dogs.  She began her grooming carer working for Petco for several years while she attended school for media.  She was fortunate enough to have learned skills in both media and dog grooming.  Her biggest joy is that she gets to share her talent to help people and their pets.  Upon graduating college, Shari decided to peruse both a career in Photography shooting events like weddings, engagements and family portraits, and also become a Part Time dog groomer for Maximum K9 Service.  Shari has now been with the Maximum K9 family for three years now and loves her job!


Certified Dog Groomer

TaraTara was born on long Island but raised in the south.  No matter where her life took her, her passion for dogs was always strong and kept growing as she got older.  During the course of Tara's career she has always worked with dogs in a variety of different job titles.  During that time she realized that her passion is for dogs and her talent is in grooming.  When you look good you feel good.  Her favorite part of being a dog groomer has always been getting dogs to look and feel their best.  Tara has 10 years of experience grooming dogs of various breeds, personalities, and temperaments.  For 4 out of those 10 years, Tara spent her time grooming side by side, with some of the top handlers for AKC conformation classes.  She specializes in several breeds in both the non sporting class and the toy breed classes.  Whether you dog is for sport, show, or just a loving pet, she has always been the girl for the job.


Breed Handling Class Instructor & Certified K9 Handler (Maximum K9 Detection)
working dog trainersJohn purchased his first Doberman in 1978 and began showing in conformation and obedience after he retired from the NYPD.  John served as V.P. of the Long Island Doberman Pinscher Club and President of the Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club. He is licensed by the American Kennel Club to judge all breed JR. Showmanship and Hunting Tests (Junior, Senior and Master hunter tests) He handles professionally on a limited basis and has shown and handled dogs in many venues including AKC, UDC and ADA shows. He has also handled and titled dogs in conformation, obedience, rally, hunt tests and working dog sport. Currently, John owns two Dobermans and two German Shorthairs. As an owner, he has handled one of his dogs to the Top 25 in the country and is currently a Silver Grand Champion.

Some of John's dogs have been featured models in high-end fashion ads by J Hass & Jones New York. Also appeared in an episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories on The Biography Channel.


Scent Sport Class Instructor & Certified K9 Handler (Maximum K9 Detection)



Certified K9 Handler (Maximum K9 Detection)