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  1. Great web site. I really was impressed with the training photos and the training that you provide

  2. Daryl is a good guy and a great trainer. Our entire team always looks forward to his training and what he’ll teach us next. I highly recommend his e-collar class.

  3. Santa Maria PD hosted a three day e-collar class, with San Luis Obispo SO attending, the class is well worth it, Daryl is very knowledgeable, professional, and puts on a great class, opened up a whole new area for us to train in our unit. If you run a e-collar on your dog highly recommended you sign up for this class, it’s much more than just discipline. Look forward to having Daryl up for more classes in other areas. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the high praise!!! It was truly a pleasure working with your teams and I look forward to more “good times” training with you!!!!!

  5. Great site Daryl, outstanding information coupled with real world practical experience. Keep up the good work, proud of you brother.

  6. Daryl has my personal endorsement as a valuable source of experience and training for Police Service Dogs and their handlers.

  7. I first met Daryl at a K9 Seminar in 2009 and had the pleasure of attending his training several times since. He is probably the most hospitable and humble police K9 trainer in the world. I don’t know anyone more dedicated to getting good information out to handlers on the street. He has gone way above and beyond to help me on several occasions and never asked for anything in return or any special recognition. On top of that, he has definitely “been there and done that” when it comes to tactical K9 deployments. I highly recommend Daryl for any K9 training, especially tactical deployments. Thanks again for everything Daryl! Be safe brother!

  8. Thank you for that glowing recommendation. I only hope I can live up to that post sir! It has always been my pleasure training with you and I always learn as much from you as you ever have from me!!!

  9. First of all I want to say thank you to Daryl for putting on an awesome class. His e-collar class is legit. Not only did I learn how to safely and effectively use the e-collar but i learned how my dog thinks and responds to me. I would recommend this class to anybody that runs a K9. It’s always awesome to see an instructor get out there with you and get in the suit.

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  11. Went down to Riverside for the E-Collar class. I knew the benefits of the E-Collar but I thought, “that’s nice, but this dog is HARD and it’s not going to work for him”. By the end of that class, my K9 was doing things and behaving in ways that I never thought was possible. Not only did Daryl fix my dog’s issues, but my issues and inconsistencies as well. While the work continues, people can not believe that it is the same dog. This has changed the way I handle dogs for the rest of my career and I recommend it to anyone who handles a dog. Excellent work, Daryl!

  12. I meet Daryl back in 2012 and have the pleasure of training with him on a regular basis. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in training K9’s in patrol, tactical and detection aspects. He is a trainer who still has a passion for teaching not just the K9 but the handler.

  13. Thanks Aaron…..you did all the hard work staying consistent!! I just gave you the tools!! What a great improvement you both made!! That is truly why I do it and enjoy it so much!! Thanks for the gift also…..next time you are down here we can enjoy it together!!

  14. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info particularly the last part

  15. Daryl is not only one of the best K9 trainers in the world, he is also a great person and man of his word. He leads by example and will answer your call day or night. His work ethic and knowledge are second to none.

  16. Thank you so much Ray! It has always been a pleasure working with you and your team! You have always been a huge support to both me and your guys!

  17. Paraclete K9 we just finished the E collar class and the next day was our first shift back to work. We responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex where a suspect was hiding in a closet in an ambush position. Citizens were running around yelling and causing a scene. My PSD laid at my side, watched but never barked or even tried to get up. When it was time to deploy into the apartment. I deployed at a distance and used what I learned in your class to direct him at the closet where the suspect was hiding. I have noticed such a change in my ability to control my PSD after taking your class. Thank you so much

  18. Thank you so much Kyle!!!! It thrills me that you could take the training, use it, and THRIVE!!! Great job in the class and thanks for keeping us safe!!!!!

  19. After taking the Behavioral shaping E-collar course, I was almost immediately deployed for a large warehouse search with multiple threat points for the team to address. With the use of the e-collar and the training from this course, I was able to work fluidly with the search team and utilize my dog to provide more safety and tactical advantage for the entire team. Several members of the team commented on how well the K9 integrated with the team and what an asset it was to have such a well trained dog on the entry team

  20. That is great to hear Travis! It is always great to hear success stories like yours! I am glad the training paid off for you and your team!

  21. Had the opportunity to attend Daryl’s E-collar class recently. He is very knowledgeable about the topic. Daryl’s ability to marry the theory and ideals with real world application, make the training awesome. He explains it, demonstrates it and helps you do it, all in a fun and relaxed setting. Daryl helps you to realize your dogs potential.

    Thanks Daryl.

  22. Just finished the E-collar class and learned a ton! I never thought I would be able to have such a high level of control with my dog in just three days. Many considered my dog to be a hard or difficult dog, but Daryl was able to help me resolve my issues almost immediately . The best part was seeing how much fun my dog was having with all of the conflict gone and the two of us communicating effectively. Thanks Daryl! This class had a huge impact on me and my dog!

  23. Aaron..I truly enjoyed training with you and look forward to great things from you guys!!!!

  24. I had the opportunity to attend Daryl’s Behavior Shaping with E-Collar class last week. I’ve know Daryl for a long time, and I’ve attended his Tactical K9 School (LASD), so my expectations were very high. I’ve got to say, Daryl exceeded my expectations once again. Daryl not only possesses the knowledge and skills, but he has a remarkable ability to articulate and present the information so everyone is able to understand it. “Those who can do, and those who can’t teach” definitely does NOT apply to Daryl. His knowledge mixed with his sense of humor gives him a teaching style that K9 handlers can really relate to. And… Daryl gets in the suit and does ALL of the decoy work. How many police K9 trainers do you know that do that? At the end of the three day class I saw HUGE improvements in all of the dog teams. If you want to learn how to really communicate with your dog, I highly recommend this class.

    That’s all great, but the proof is on the streets. That’s where it really matters. On my second shift after the class we had an armed barricade with a true “gamer”. This guy was able to withstand hours of gas and everything we threw at him. Our team leaders devised a plan that involved a pretty radical K9 deployment. The plan was tricky because it would require my dog be very obedient and absolutely silent until contact. All in a gas filled environment. The deployment was a success. During this deployment I had the opportunity to marry the skills I learned in both the Tactical K9 School and the E-collar class. My dog did awesome! Honestly, I don’t know if he would’ve been able to do that before attending this class. Daryl’s number one priority is sharing information to keep us safe. Thank you Daryl, I really appreciate all I have learned from you!

  25. Scott,
    I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate the comments and how happy I am you could use the skills for a safe outcome! That is the ultimate compliment when someone uses what I show them and has a safe return home at the end of the incident!!! It is always a great time training with you guys and as always I am impressed by you and your unit!!!

  26. Gunnar and I cannot thank you enough for your proper and patient instruction on e-collar usage
    You have given us something we could never receive anywhere else on this earth
    I now have and obedient and protective companion I can count on to follow my instruction

  27. Sharon, I can not thank you enough for all your hard work! It was truly a pleasure and wish you and Gunnar the best!!!

  28. All three of our SRPD K9 teams attended Daryl’s e-collar class, and all of us walked away learning tons of valuable information. We all had different amounts of time working with our dogs and we all learned something no matter how much time/experience we had with our individual K9’s. Daryl not only pointed out some of the obvious to us he also went into the psychological approach for the dogs. He also left us with training we could continue to work and train after the class. I highly recommend this course for all handlers of all levels! Look forward to future training with Daryl.

  29. Thank you so much for the high praise!!! I try my best to not only teach you the lessons applicable for that day but also give you something to take away for the future!!! Thanks again!!!!

  30. We are so happy with the training we received not only for our over energetic puppy but for us as owners as well. We now understand each other and what the rules and boundaries are to have a happy relationship.
    We can not thank Daryl enough!

  31. Charles and Sandra,
    Thank you so much!!! It was truly a pleasure to train with you and Gideon and see you guys grow together!!

  32. I was first introduced to Daryl Gaunt while attending a basic canine handler course. Daryl is very professional and always willing to listen. During my short time as a canine handler I experienced numerous struggles with my dog. Daryl took the time to listen to my concerns and establish a game plan for us.

    In a very short period of time Daryl was able to successfully analyze and address my issues.

    I have spent numerous hours with Daryl and seen myself and my partner grow in ways I did not know were possible.

    I later attended his 3 day E-collar class and saw even more progress.

    I will always be grateful for his help and desire to better officers and their partners.

  33. Matt, thank you so much for the compliments!! I truly had a great time training with you and your partner and enjoyed the challenge (from your partner….not you) !!! Ha ha ha!!! You guys make a great team and have a great future ahead!!!

  34. Thank you!!!! I love to help these teams do better!!!!! Communication And consistency is everything!!!!

  35. Thank you so much Daryl for coming out each week and training the Dog and I, Always on time, Very professional and kind. Thank you for teaching me how to train my dog so that I can keep on training him for the rest of his life, He listens great now, Its so nice have a dog that listens! stays! and does what you command the first time. I would recommend and have! to anyone that wants to train their dog!

  36. Thank you so much for those kind words and I truly enjoy my civilian clients as well as my professional ones! They are two different perspectives but the same dogs and you did great with the training!!!

  37. Daryl came down and gave our whole team an e-collar refresher. Our team couldn’t be happier with the results. He’s not gonna sugarcoat it, he’ll give it to you straight and your team will be better for it.

    Daryl is one of the best in the business. His years of real life experiences really come through in his training. Every “theory” he talks about has real world application and use. Whether your a new team or just need some clean-up, Daryl is your guy.

    Aaron
    Murrieta PD

  38. Aaron, Thank you so much! I always enjoy working with you guys and you have a really great team!!

  39. Daryl, I spoke with you on my flight from Oakland to Ontario. My name is Jamie and I was one f the flight attendants in the back of the aircraft. Thank you for the information on my dog aggression issues. I’ll be giving you a call.

  40. I am my agencies first K9 handler in 12 years. Starting over again after 12 years, and creating a program from the ground up has come with challenges. One of the MANY challenges has been finding ways to make Officers feel more comfortable working with and around this valuable tool. I learned of Daryl and Paraclete K9 because of the reputation he has built throughout the K9 community. I called his cell phone and surprisingly to me he answered. We talked “Dog stuff” for 45 minutes, and I quickly learned of Daryl’s passion and overwhelming knowledge of everything K9.

    After a lot of hard work, I received “Buy in” from my departments administration. I Fast forward 3 months later and found myself, our second K9 handler and K9, and 10 SWAT Operators in Daryl’s SWAT Integration course. The course started slowly, and used simple integration exercises which allowed members of the SWAT team to become familiar being around the K9’s. Once this was completed, we moved onto 2 days of vehicle clearings, yard to yard searches, area searches, and building searches. Not only was Daryl’s knowledge of everything K9 on display, but his knowledge and experience of SWAT tactics and movements even surprised our most senior SWAT Operators.

    After 2 days of rigorous training and hundreds of repetitions, needless to say there wasn’t an Operator in the group that felt uncomfortable working with our K9’s. Some even received some level of comfortability taking the dogs off bites. I STRONGLY recommend this course and look forward to working with Daryl in the future. Seriously, thank you, Daryl, for what you do.

  41. Joshua,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! I truly enjoyed working with you and your team! It was truly an honor to help you establish a great foundation for your team and all your guys are great!! I also look forward to training with you guys again!
    Daryl

  42. I just completed Daryl’s course. I’ve worked 3 K9’s now and wished I had his training 18 years ago! It would have saved me a mountain of trouble, and work! If you’ve come from the old school of training and thinking, like I have, he will not only prove we are wrong, he will show it in the performance of your own K9. My partners performance after this course is unsurpassed. This is a must have training for any department or handler! Well worth every minute, and every dollar!

  43. Eric,
    Thank you so much and I loved training with your group in Salem!! I always learn from every group and I learned loads from you guys!!!! You truly epitomize, “Run your dog, not your mouth!” I love senior guys like you!!!! Old school rules!!!!!

  44. Recently completed the K9 behavior shaping course with e-collar. This is a top notch course which helped me and my training group achieve more advanced techniques in communicating with our dogs. We will definitely be more prepared for future SWAT calls, and patrol situations for sure. I highly recommend this course.
    Thanks Daryl,
    Awesome class!

  45. Cory,
    Thanks so much for the comment and I really enjoyed training with your guys! You have a great group and would enjoy coming back!!

  46. I took the e-collar class at the end of May. I must preface this by saying my new K9 has always been pretty solid at obedience, however I was looking for something more advanced. What I did not expect was how this e-collar class would greatly improve my dogs basic obedience, and also build a foundation for much more advanced tactical obedience in the future. I was under the misconception that e-collars were used as a correction tool only, and that was all I ever used it for. The e-collar class not only instructs you on how to improve you basic obedience, bite work, and recalls using an e-collar for correction using specific techniques; it also shows how to use low level titration stimulation through the e-collar as a communication tool which can be used to communicate with your dog at distance. My dog who has always been very stubborn on verbal outs, as well as recalls, by the end of the class did both on the first try. Daryl was professional, but also made the class extremely entertaining which as we know can be hard to do in a Law Enforcement setting. I highly recommend this class to anyone regardless of skill level who is interested in using an e-collar, or who had never considered an e-collar but wants to get the most out of their K9.

  47. Jon,
    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your comments here!! That is very high praise and I want to tell you that you are a great handler and it was a pleasure to train with you guys!!! Each class I learn and take away something…. your class was no exception…. I truly saw such great improvement on the use of the collar and know you guys will continue upward!!! Thank you for the chance to train with you and I look forward to more!!

    Daryl

  48. I took this E-collar class and it was amazing. As a new handler I am still learning basic handling skills and was not sure on how to properly us an ecollar, after this class I feel really comfortable on using them now. Daryl is an amazing instructor and made it easy to learn. My dogs obedience was really strong but it is so much stronger after taking this class. Thank you Daryl for putting on an awesome class.

  49. Joshua,
    Thank you so much! Your guys were great and I had a really good time! You and your dog did great and I am so happy you enjoyed it! See you next time.

  50. I have completed both the e-collar and patrol integration class through Paraclete. I would highly recommend each class to handlers at all levels of experience. The scenarios are challenging and require thought all while reacting in a timely manner. Working through area searches, building searches, and high risk traffic stops with patrol officers, who have not spent a lot of time working with K9s, is very beneficial. It gives them the confidence to work around your K9 partner in a stress environment. This creates a safer work environment in real deployments.

  51. Brendan,
    Thank you so much!! It was awesome having you in class and getting a different perspective of how to work a problem!! I always learn something from every class and this one was no exception!!!

  52. I Attended this class as a street level patrol officer and it was one of the best classes I have ever attended. Daryl is a great instructor and made the class fun and enjoyable. He has a ton of knowledge that he passes down to the class. You learn not only how to work with the dogs but also a little about what the handlers are looking for. I now feel more comfortable working side by side with the k9.

  53. Nick,
    Thank you so much for attending the course! It is great to give patrol personnel a look at the dog side! You guys were great being in kit all day long and putting up with all our “dog training”! You guys were AWESOME!

  54. I cant say enough good things about Daryl Gaunt. What a great instructor! Many a police training course includes a section of “death by power point”, but not Daryl’s classes. He keeps it relevant and interesting with real world and up to date information. Most importantly (speaking as a law enforcement instructor myself), Daryl keeps his students ENGAGED in the material! His real world experience combined with his passion for the subject matter, AND his approach to teaching, make any class offered from Paraclete K9 a MUST attend!! If you are looking to bring your own skills, or those of your partners up to the next level…get signed up with Paraclete K9!Dont miss out.
    Ofc. Hanley Upland PD K9

  55. Quinn,
    Thank you so much for the praise and I will return it by telling you what a great group of guys you have!!! Thank you so much for making this class come together and I really had a blast!!! It was very encouraging to have regular patrol deputies so interested in learning and willing to take the chance to work with the dogs all day!!!! You and your dog definitely came away much stronger as a team!!! Great job!!!

  56. Took Daryl’s E collar class with my year and a half old Mal. Complete game changer. Daryl has a crazy amount of knowledge and teaches the handler much more than the dog. My dog picked up on everything much faster than I ever thought and Daryl was able to provide answers to any questions the class had. He would always explain why did things and why we didn’t do other things, which made everything make sense to me as a new handler. I would recommend this E collar class to anybody so they would always have this tool to use with their dog.

  57. I just finished the e- collar class and it was by far the best class I have attended as a handler. Daryl was easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and showed me how to fix some of my bad habits. I would recommend this class to anyone that wants to use the e-collar. I will definitely be using him again for training.

  58. Matt,
    It was my pleasure to train with you and I look forward to doing it again! It is always great getting business from referrals that are outside your normal training group!

  59. Matt,
    It was truly a pleasure training with you!! I always enjoy when handlers want to know the “why” as well as what to do! You and your dog made great improvements!!! Keep it up buddy!!

  60. I have been fortunate enough to train with Daryl a few times, with the most recent being a 4 day tactical K-9 course. I’ve been to several tactical K-9 courses over the years but none rival what Daryl teaches. I can’t think of another course that will pack in the variety of training from open areas, gas house and range time to name a few. I truly appeciate the requirement for the handler to think during each scenario. This changes the dynamic from simple training to having to make decisions on the fly. If you are looking to challenge yourself, your K-9, and most importantly be a better team – attend the course.

    Daryl’s e-collar class is also well worth the time. Now it’s not as “high speed” and “tactical” and the course I mentioned above, but it will teach you the tools to have a solid, obedient K-9 which will behave both in drive and out. I highly recommend both courses Daryl offers.

  61. Rick,
    Thanks for your feedback!!!! We had a great time training with you and your teams and we were truly challenged by the questions you guys asked!!! It always makes me better to have someone ask ‘why’ rather than just accept it!!!! Awesome job and hopefully we can do it again!!!
    Daryl

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