We’ve been the trainer of last resort for over 10,000 dogs over the past 20 years. We will positively change the relationship you have with your dog. Guaranteed.

Customer Testimonials

Read what our customers have to say about their experience with Solid K9 Training.

Our Company: Delivering Calm on Command, Consistently.

The Solid K9 Training series of training protocols is a start-to-finish process created by Jeff Gellman so his entire team could be on the same page in how they trained and interacted with clients and their dogs. This systematic training process not only ensures consistency of results in training dogs, but also is extremely teachable to others. Our training protocols have allowed us to improve the lives of over 10,000 dogs which we trained in person and countless millions trained via our digital online courses.

At Solid K9 Training, we understand the importance of developing a unique real-world dog training program that brings out each dog’s full potential so they can exist in harmony with their owners each and every day. We are not just focused on teaching your dog obedience commands, but more importantly to make good choices on their own, access a calm and relaxed state of mind, and live harmoniously with you, as their leader and guide. When all of these things are in place, you will see a significant improvement in your dog, and your relationship will transform into the type of bond you may have never imagined possible. We will train any dog, regardless of breed, shape, size or history. Solid K9 is one of a handful of trainers that, not only WILL work with, but successfully trains and rehabilitates aggressive dogs that have a history of biting other dogs, and/or people.

Every dog deserves a chance to learn and to live, and we believe every dog has the potential to be simply awesome. Solid K9 Training has a world renowned reputation with working with and rehabbing aggressive dogs. Most likely your dog will need intense training in order to prepare your dog for a group setting as well as certain safety protocols will need to be in place to protect your dog, other dogs and staff.If your dog has been kicked out of or refused entry into other training and daycare facilities, here at Solid K9 Training we have a program for you and your dog. Jeff has an incredible staff of trainers, kennel staff and office staff that keep the facility running 24/7/365. If you are struggling, we want to help. We can’t wait to meet you, we can’t wait to meet your dog. You’ve come to the right place, so let’s get started. 

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The Solid K9 Leadership Team

Our team is passionate about helping families and their dogs thrive.

Jeff Gellman – Founder of Solid K9 Training and Solid K9 Academy

Jeff started training dogs 20 years ago with the goal of giving people with badly behaved dogs a better life, and it’s been his mission ever since. He is a world-renowned trusted expert for resolving the most severe behavioral issues in dogs. More than just correcting the problems, Jeff’s approach is about preventing them from happening in the first place by focusing on the foundations of training and implementing structure and boundaries with every dog he works with. His methods ensure that with consistency, leadership, and guidance, even the most challenging dogs can be transformed–dogs who are often on their last chance. Jeff’s commitment extends beyond dog training alone; he’s dedicated to empowering dog owners through dozens of free resources, aiming to significantly reduce unnecessary re-homing and sheltering of dogs. Through his board and train program, seminars, virtual consults, online courses, and Mastermind series, Jeff not only rehabilitates dogs, but he also nurtures a community of skilled trainers and informed owners, all united in creating a better world for dogs everywhere.

Joelle – CMO and Co-Founder of Solid K9 Academy

Joelle, a distinguished trainer at Solid K9, embodies a lifelong passion for dogs. She has been training and rehabbing dogs at Solid K9 since 2018. She is also the co-founder of Solid K9 Academy: the virtual side of SK9 in which online courses are making dog training simple, effective, and available to everyone, no matter where they are located geographically. She is also the head of social media, and finds true fulfillment in creating free and helpful dog training content to help as many people as possible. Her expertise extends beyond the training field; she’s also a certified personal trainer, driven by a zeal for fitness and well-being. Whether navigating the great outdoors with her dogs or empowering individuals in the gym, her commitment to nurturing growth in both canines and humans alike shines through. Joelle’s approach is not just her profession—it’s her passion, making her an invaluable asset to the Solid K9 team and a transformative figure in the lives of dogs and their owners.

Courtney, Head Trainer at Solid K9

Courtney has been an asset to the team since 2020.  From a young age, she invested every bit of her allowance into understanding the nuances of different breeds through extensive reading. This early passion laid the foundation for a decade-long journey into the realms of behavior modification and K9 Nosework, where she meticulously sharpened her skills. Her expertise led her to become a proficient Bed Bug Detection K9 handler in the bustling Bay Area, California, a role that further deepened her understanding and capabilities. Now, returning to the East Coast, Courtney is eager to impart her wealth of knowledge and experience to help you and your dogs. With her comprehensive background and dedicated approach, she is set to make a significant impact at Solid K9, enhancing the lives of dogs and their owners with her insight and passion. She works with all of our board and train dogs, and specializes in advanced obedience, behavior mod, aggression rehab, and trick training. She is also an expert at human communications, which is an essential part of everything we do at Solid K9 Training.