Effective dog training combines behavior and obedience. Not one or the other.

And there’s no reason to have to choose.

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Owning a dog should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore.

But when dog owners around the globe are drowning in bad behaviors with their dogs, it’s easy to feel miles away from experiencing a lifestyle that includes the family pet.

Most dog owners are at high risk for overwhelm.

There’s so much mixed information out there, and everyone is just trying their best to do right by their dogs.

Dog owners are giving their dogs their all, while also sacrificing their personal lives, family time, and even their peace of mind!

It’s easy to feel stuck in a continuous cycle that looks like:


Most families want their dogs to be a part of their lifestyle.

They want:

✅ To take their dog out without them exploding on the leash.

✅ To have company over without it feeling like mass chaos.

✅ A dog that can go out in public and not be confined to the back yard.

✅ A dog that gets to live life WITH them!

X But they have NO idea how to actually get there

X With no roadmap to follow or guidance, most people are second-guessing themselves through the entire training process

X They feel trapped due to the dog’s behavior

X They keep getting mixed information from trainers and online resources

X And most people are spending money on training that isn’t working

When it comes down to it, it’s easy to overlook how much the dog really impacts the day-to-day.

We know how it feels, because we’ve been there, too.

We’re Jeff and Joelle, the founders of Solid K9 Academy, hosts of the What Would Jeff Do Podcast, and world renown trainers when it comes to pet dog training.

After the world shut down in 2020, we realized more people than ever before were struggling with their dogs. The lack of socialization and exposure was creating unprecedented amounts of dogs struggling with anxiety, reactivity, and aggression.

We realized quickly that our industry was lacking not only online learning, but a sense of community. People were truly feeling isolated and hopeless because of their dogs. They were missing out on life, social events, and becoming prisoners of their own homes… and that’s not the way dog ownership is supposed to be.

We decided to change things in a dramatic way. We wanted to not only empower dog owners to train their own dogs, but we wanted to give them a place to feel fully supported while doing so.

The secret we discovered was the power of community and the impact it has on success. And that’s exactly why we came up with The Community Membership.

Introducing: The Community

Your Fast Track To A Fully Trained Dog
And You don’t have to do it alone!
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“SO much potential in just 20 minutes”

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Took the Dogs to the Cafe!

Receive support from jeff and joelle every single day

Stop the Struggle and Start Experiencing Success!

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Can’t imagine my life with my dogs without finding you

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They care about making the world a better place

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I have a dog I can take anywhere!

Thrilled with the Progress!

The Community is the place for you to be if…

-your dog’s “training” is basic or non existent. You are lucky to get a 2 second “down” if you use a treat as a bribe

-you don’t actually understand a lot of the dog training jargon out there. You just know you’re tired of it not working.

-you feel exhausted trying to figure out WHY your dog is behaving the way they are, you just want solutions.

-you want freedom with your dog. You want to be at the farmers markets, the cafes, the beach and the hiking trails. You want more than the back yard for the both of you…but it feels so far out of reach right now. 

-you’re ready to put in the work, as long as you know it’s moving you in the right direction. Your time is too valuable to waste!

-You are desperate to stop your dog’s unwanted behaviors like barking, jumping, counter-surfing and leash pulling.

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Inside The Community, You’ll have Access To:


Our Core training courses, Green to Graduate 1 + 2. These are step by step videos on how to fully train your dog (on and off leash obedience) start to finish.

($497 value)


LIVE coaching calls with Jeff and Joelle 2x a month, PLUS a curated group of people just like you! Find your training buddies and link up for some in person training + support

($7800 value)


12+ Workshops and masterclasses from our Vault. Everything you need from basic obedience to behavior mod, and how to stop unwanted behaviors like barking, jumping, and counter-surfing

($997 value)


Chaos to Control- Our PREMIER leash reactivity course. Learn how to STOP explosive behavior and teach your dog to be calm on command. ($247 value)

Total value: $9,541.00

Nothing changes if you don’t…

Imagine How Good Life With Your Dog Can Be…

Your life (and your dog’s) have improved ten fold. Your morning walks are slow and relaxed with coffee in hand.

You’re able to have company over the house again, you’re getting out of the house more, you’re enjoying being a dog owner for the first time without devoting one ounce of mental energy toward worrying about the dog.

Your dog is becoming more confident by the day, and you are at ease knowing they’re capable of going anywhere with you.

Everywhere you go, people stop and ask “how did you do it?” You smile with pride to reply “I did it myself, with little help of my Community!”

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We don’t want your money, we want your satisfaction (and success) That’s why we offer a 72 hour love it or leave it policy. 

If you don’t think it’s the right program, let us know. We’ll be happy to get you into another training program.

  • Chances are you’ve been struggling with your dog’s behavior for a while… Are you ready to create change, or do you want to stay exactly where you are now?

    Give the training a try. You owe it to yourself and you owe it to your dog.
Founders of Solid K9 Training and Academy

Meet Jeff and Joelle

3.9 million dogs are surrendered to shelters each year due to behavioral issues—we’re on a mission to change that.

Together, we’ve trained and rehabbed over 10,000 dogs world-wide in person and through our virtual courses. We’ve held 300+ dog training seminars globally & have proven methods in place that are helping people train their dogs and keep their pets in their homes.

We believe to our core that every dog deserves a chance-no matter what behaviors they’re struggling with. And we are certain dog owners can train their dogs without ever working with a trainer in person. Dog training has the ability to create massive freedom in your life on so many levels, and that’s exactly what we teach inside this course.

Jeff Gellman

Founder and Trainer
Specializes in transforming the relationship with your dog

Joelle Gifford

Founder and Trainer
Specializes in behavior modification techniques.

FAQs – You have questions, we have answers:

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If you own a dog and want to experience more of life with your dog through training, then yes! All of the content is geared toward your success and actually giving you the tools, the structure, and the support needed to achieve an off leash and well behaved dog.

We wouldn’t call something proven just because it worked for us. These strategies, training and courses have all been put to the test by other dog trainers and dog owners, and they worked. If you commit to applying what you learn, and trying out things that might not be familiar to you, but could get you the results you want… we KNOW this system will work for you.

We get it—we know what burnout feels like, and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. The beauty of The Community is two-fold. Everything is self-paced, BUT you also have accountability. We will make sure you do the work, and we’ll provide all the support you need along the way. 

Yes! If you can’t make the calls, they’ll be recorded and archived so you can re-watch them whenever you want 

Any additional questions? Open a 👉 chat and speak with our team! We’re always here for you

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Achieve a fully trained dog and have expert guidance every step of the way! You don’t need to do it alone Stop Struggling. Stop second-guessing. Surround yourself with the resources and guidance you need to train your dog, no matter what stage of training you’re at. Effective dog training combines behavior and obedience. Not one…