I paid for his private lessons, $450 cash .. big mistake.
On his first lesson he comes over & gives some solid advise, talks with you & asks you a few questions. He covers the basics of health, nutrition, equipment etc but is more comfortable sitting on his ass then getting up and inspecting the dogs living conditions, food, etc. So that was already a red flag.
I attended his group lessons & noticed immediately how he kept calling me out on every little thing I did wrong, over & over & over. He would often take my doberman and get him to do what he wanted but never bothered to walk with me & take my hand & correct my mistakes, just kept showing & showing hoping I would figure it out. The truth is the man is short and its much harder for a taller person to walk the same with as he does .. its like he will only go so far to help you. I found that frustrating!!
On the 2nd private lesson he accused me of not being serious about training (he said I didnt practice with the animal, and I didn't). But instead of guiding me through it or spending the 1 1/2 hours with me he just took off, said to call him when I was serious....
During future group lessons he would often spend more time trying to hit on younger women then pay any attention to me. There was or maybe still is this 1 italian couple that payed the extra sum to have Gaby take care of their dog, and I never saw any difference what-so-ever in its attitude. Im pretty sure the husband looked quite upset about the entire situation when I glanced over at him. It was something like 6 months by that time.
regarding his trianing methods, some of it is okay but he is very hash with animals, ive seen him kick small dogs that get on his nerves & then preach about not hitting animals. This guy is full of it & I wish i had listened to my mother & not forked over the $450 in 1 shot. Fact is dogs are a product of habit & you can condition them to do almost anything but some, like my doberman are stubborn & need a firm hand or a good smack so they will remember not to pee inside or walk in front etc. Stay away unless your a cute girl, then he will be on you like a bee on honey.