I’m Jeff Gellman, the dog trainer other trainers recommend for dogs that have INTENSE behavioral problems that have not been fixed elsewhere. But I do not just work to correct behavioral problems with dogs – I can prevent such problems from happening in the first place.
I have a beautiful wife, Linda, and am the father of six wonderful daughters, one son, four German Shepherds, a feral dog, a Pit Bull, a Turkish Kangal and two chihuahuas. While all of my dogs are just family dogs, I do have one dog that is trained in explosive detection and work with her in private industry.
The greatest thing I have found with rehabilitating dogs is that no matter what the issues are, if we focus on the small things on a daily basis, then most of the big things do not manifest. Bad behavior is just the manifestation of losing focus on the basics. In all of my experience, I have seen time and time again that if we focus on the daily rituals, structure, balance, accountability along with corrections for behaviors we don’t like and rewards for things we do, most bad behaviors become a thing of the past.
I will work with all dogs – it doesn’t matter how severe the aggression, how bad the bites, how nervous or anxious, their history, breed, age, or past experiences. I have seen it all, and I’m excited to get you on the path of living with your dog in the best way possible.
As for my hobbies, I actually consider helping people one of my most enjoyable hobbies. I’m always striving to put out more and more free content to help as many people with their dogs, their businesses and themselves. There are so many folks struggling and in pain due to their poorly behaved dogs. The best way for me to help as many people as possible is to put out so much free content so that owners can train and rehab their own dogs. In this way, we can help reduce and hopefully eliminate the euthanasia of five million dogs a year in the United States. Most dogs that are at shelters and are turned into shelters can be easily trained and rehabbed with the information in my training videos available on many different platforms.
Traveling the world doing dog training and business building seminars also brings me great satisfaction. The RV Dog Trainer seminar series has allowed me to help even more dogs, dog owners as well as rescue and shelter volunteers and staff. And as a part of the incredible business building seminar series, Train the Trainers with Sean and Jeff, I have the privilege of helping train, support and guide new dog trainers in how to excel in the dog training industry.
Lastly, my non-profit Jeff’s Pack raises funds to offset the cost of RV Seminar-style training workshops for rescues, shelters and non-profit organizations. In this way, I’m able to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford training but are dedicated to improving the lives of dogs through a balanced training approach. We have also created a wonderful partnership with a colleague in Hawaii, who selects dogs struggling in the shelter environment, fosters, vets and then sends them to our center for basic obedience and off-leash training. These special dogs, who were once on the path to euthanasia and are now thriving, become our Ambassador Dogs. Each Ambassador Dog represents what balanced training and dedication can do for all dogs and what we hope Jeff’s Pack seminars can do for many more dogs around the world.