Advanced Obedience Training In Jacksonville And Tampa, Florida
Advanced training builds on basic obedience training with more complicated commands such as off-leash obedience training and trick training.
Travis Pepperkorn- Owner/Head Trainer
At a young age I was a handler in the AKC show ring but converted to competition sports such as French Ring and Schutzhund. After completing my studies at Triple Crown Dog Academy for Theory & Application of Canine Behavior, I decided to make my passion a career and started Unleash Fido. My dedication and loyalty are to helping people and their four-legged family members not just co-exist with each other but also love to live life with each other by overcoming behavioral issues and teaching obedience.
Macayla Ward - Lead Trainer
Hi, my name is Macayla, and I'm originally from KY. My love for training and learning about animal behavior started when I was young, growing up around farm animals. I had my first dog for 14yrs and did what many people do: try to train based on YouTube videos, which doesn't always work out as planned. I've always loved dogs, but was usually found in the barn with the horses. Over those years, I learned how to train horses, and I still use a lot of what I learned working with horses while training dogs today. My love of animals took me to study to be a veterinary technician. I love the medical side of things, but training/ behavior has always been more interesting to me. I started working for Unleash Fido in June of 2020.I have two Belgian Malinois, Charlie, who is nine and living the retired life; I got him when he was 7, but he taught me the ropes and what it takes to have a high-drive working breed. I compete in French Ring Dog Sport with Ziva.. This sport focuses on agility, obedience, and protection work. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with typical puppy problems or more severe behavioral problems. Having a dog should bring fun and joy to everybody in the family. They should not lead to more stress or chaos. Walks should be leisurely and enjoyable; if they're not, I'm confident I can help you. My goal is to teach your dog how to behave and live within the guidelines of a healthy, happy family member.
I look forward to helping you attain a well-balanced life while having a well-behaved four-legged family member.
I have owned and loved dogs for my entire life. I discovered my innate ability to understand and communicate with dogs at a very young age. Once old enough, I got my first job at a boarding and daycare facility where I was able to test and strengthen my natural abilities by working with dogs of all sizes and personalities. My love for dogs grew even stronger. Through working in the field, I started to realize that my natural understanding of how dogs operate wasn't so natural to everyone else. I noticed a disconnect between dogs and dog owners and have made it a mission to give owners the proper guidance and information to help them grow their bond stronger than they ever thought possible. I understand the impact a well-trained and well-behaved dog can have on one's life, and I will do anything in my power to help you get to that point.
I have been with Unleash Fido since May of 2021. I am a Jacksonville native. I grew up in a house full of dachshunds and always had a love for all animals. At 21 years old, I rescued two dogs, Beau and Benny, which began my fascination with dog training. I originally started as a Kennel Tech with Unleash Fido, but I loved watching the trainers and the dog's transformations from when they entered the camp until graduation. I was promoted to a back-up trainer, where I shadowed the trainers and worked on repetitions with the dogs, all while learning and observing their behaviors. After a while, I was promoted again to a trainer position due to my hard work and passion for these dogs. I love them like my own and desire to see the transformations from beginning to end, knowing that I made a family's life much more enjoyable with their dog. From basic obedience to the problem child, I can help you and your pup.