Daryl Gaunt began working with dogs by decoying for Inglewood PD in 1978. He also worked with the Los Angeles Schutzhund Club where he held the position of Vice President and Assistant Training Director. He then went into the Army for eight years and was a military dog handler for four years. He worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County from 1991 to 2020 and was assigned to the Special Enforcement Bureau canine unit from 2003 until his retirement. He was a unit trainer since 2005 where he helped establish their Tactical K9 school. During his tenure he worked three SWAT/patrol dogs including one cross trained as an explosives dog. In addition, Daryl worked for Adlerhorst International from 2005 to 2019 as an instructor. He is a California POST evaluator and has certified hundreds of dog teams from all over the country. He has instructed military and civilian teams both in the United States and internationally. He also was the West Coast Regional Director for the National Police Canine Association from 2017 until 2020 when he moved to Kentucky. He remains active in the NPCA.