Gelert K-9
Gelert K-9

Gelert K-9

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$125
estimated cost


Responds in about 45 min

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.
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Hired 61 times

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1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo

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2021

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Reviews

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

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35 reviews

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Helen C.
Aug 7, 2022
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We had an excellent experience working with this professional dog trainer. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great tools that worked well with our Golden Retriever. We are very appreciative for his insights and abilities to get our high energy dog to listen and behave!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Digging • My home, venue, etc.

Gelert K-9's reply
Thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you guys and that high energy guy you got!
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Deborah w.
May 23, 2022
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I was surprised that the trainer was able to get my dog Angel {aka as the she devil) to sit and down in about 5 mins. He suggested training tools that I could use to help Angel in her training. Very happy with the results .

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Gelert K-9's reply
Deborah, thank you so much! I’m glad I was able to help you with Angel(she’s not the devil…😂). I look forward to seeing you both again soon.
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Janet C.
Feb 7, 2022
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Scott is a great guy who I would highly recommend for one on one dog training. Very professional, responds quickly to text messages if you experience any issues and is always on time.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Gelert K-9's reply
Janet, thank you so much! It has been a pleasure working with you and Bentley!
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Breanna H.
Nov 24, 2021
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Literally life changing, thought I was going to have to get rid of my dog because I couldn’t afford $$$$ to board him somewhere to train and I had no idea wat I was going to do. The hands on work and depth of knowledge given from Scott is just amazing and the best thing that has happened for my families relationship with our pets. Genuinely cares about helping you and your dog so that you can help understand each other and live together cohesively. We have learned so much in just a couple sessions that otherwise not knowing we would’ve gotten rid of our baby and he would became another statistic. Thank you so much !! ♥️🐶🐾🦴

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Digging • House training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Mary S.
Nov 8, 2021
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Scott was very knowledgeable on dog behavior and helped train me to give clear consistent feedback to my dog. Thanks Scott!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Gelert K-9's reply
Mary, thank you for the opportunity to help you and Chico! You’re doing great and I look forward to meeting again. See you soon!
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Scott Stevens

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do offer a 10% discount on training for active or retired military(must present vid military ID) and first responders(law enforcement, fire, EMS).

  • 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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