Gelert K-9
Gelert K-9

Gelert K-9

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$125
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Dog training package
Dog training type

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: I have owned and trained dogs for over 30 years. I started Gelert K-9 because I’m passionate about dog training and helping people and dogs. Gelert K-9 offers Foundation Style Dog Training which begins with the study of basic canine behaviors including body language, pack behaviors, and different breed specific traits. We will then build upon that foundation to better help build and/or improve the relationship between human and dog. You will gain an understanding of why your dog is doing certain behaviors. You will learn how to safely and humanely correct negative behaviors and reinforce the desired behaviors to help you and your dog live together and understand each other better.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 27 times

Serves Davenport, FL

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1 employee

1 year in business

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Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

17 reviews

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Donna P.

Dog Training

I liked Scott from the time I met him. He certainly knows his stuff, and I feel confident he will be able to help me train my service dog.
Gelert K-9's reply
Thank you so much Donna! It was a pleasure meeting you and Marcie. I’m excited to keep working with you ladies!
Jun 24, 2021
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Rachel G.

Dog Training

If you are looking for a fabulous trainer, Scott is your guy!! He is so passionate and knowledgeable about his work, and is wonderful with our dog. We truly saw a difference in our dogs behavior and attitude within the first 15 minutes of Scott working with her, it helped us see that we are capable of training her to be a good girl! He has already equipped us with so much knowledge to help us be the best dog owners we can be, such as information on her body language cues or tips for better communicating with her. Our pup is especially challenging on walks, and Scott modeled for us how to train her to function better on a leash, with so many distractions around. He met our dog where she was and focused on her specific needs. We genuinely cannot wait to continue working with him, it has already been such a positive experience!! If you have a tricky pup, he can support you for sure!
Gelert K-9's reply
Rachel, thanks so much for the positive feedback! I loved working with you guys and Bolt! I look forward to continuing to help you and Bolt!
Jun 8, 2021
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Chloe D.

Dog Training

Scott is so helpful and kind! Within moments of coming in to our house he was able to assess exactly what my dog needed and immediately started correcting behavior. I was at a loss for what to do with my dog’s aggression and Scott gave me all the information I needed to correct all his issues. By the end of the session my dog was already showing much less aggression and fear. I’d highly recommend Scott to anybody looking for a firm hand to guide your dogs in the right direction!
Gelert K-9's reply
Chloe, thank you for the kind words. It was great to meet you guys and be able to help. I look forward to helping you more in the future!
Jul 18, 2021
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Leslie C.

Dog Training

Amazing dog trainer ! major improvement with my dogs within the first session!!
Gelert K-9's reply
Thanks so much Leslie! Kole and Emmitt are good dogs that just needed a little structure snd guidance. You and the boys are doing great!
Jun 22, 2021
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Teri T.

Dog Training

I am quite satisfied with my experience with Scott. He took the time to work with my dog and show me, in detail, what I need to work on with her. He is very knowledgeable and personable. Most importantly, my dog loves him!
Gelert K-9's reply
Teri, thank you so much for the kind review. It was great getting to know you and Libby. I look forward to continuing to help you out!
Jun 21, 2021
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Credentials
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Scott Stevens

FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a student of Michael D’Abruzzo, founder of the Foundation Style Dog Training system, and owner of K9-1 Specialized Dog Training. I have studied the behavior of wolves in the wild, wolves in captivity, and domesticated dogs to better understand how dogs communicate and how to train them in a way that is easy for them because it doesn’t go against their instincts and behaviors but uses them to our advantage.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have been working around dogs my whole life. I came home from the hospital to two dogs. I’ve NEVER not had dogs. I’ve been training dogs as a serious hobby for years but never knew if I could do it professionally with a wife and six kids. Then, one day, I came across a quote from an inspirational speaker, Kevin Claiborne, who said “Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle nor your lifestyle around your career.” That inspired me to chase my dream.

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