Daniel De La Rosa, President/Trainer

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Daniel De La Rosa President/Director of Training. Biography

Summary: Daniel De La Rosa has been showing and training dogs for over 20 years. He begins his training with People Training for Dogs in Nyack, NY for three years before relocating to Florida in 2008.

Credentials: Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, Certified Service Dog Trainer, President/Director of Training;, Owner/Trainer,, Team Captain,, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Show Dog Handler. Broward Schutzhund Club member.

Bio: Daniel was born in NY and grew up in NJ. His first passion growing up was studying classical piano and opera. He graduated from The High School of Music & Art, featured in the Show/Movie musical “Fame”. Afterwards, Daniel attended The Julliard School of Music where he studied Opera. While working his way through school he discovered his passion for Fine Dining. He worked in NYC world class Fine Dining for 25 years.
Like most of us, Daniel grew up with a family dog. Always LOVED dogs. In 1989 he got the first dog of his very own. As a perfectionist this Akita had to be perfectly trained. Once again, a NEW Passion begins.
Since 1989 Daniel has owned 12 dogs. They include three Bichon Frises/AKC Champion Show Dogs. Showed at Westminster Madison Square Garden Show.
Five Akitas; Rally Titled, AKC CD, CGC. Multiple Group One Winning Show Champion, Veteran Best Of Breed Winner.
Two Shepherd Mix; 2007 Ranked #2 Mix Breed Rally Obedience dog in the USA.
Currently two Belgian Malinois; GYPSY is a nine year old multiple Schutzhund III titled dog, AKC RE, CDX, TT and Demo Service Dog. ZJ is a Show Dog, Service Dog.

As Service Dogs 4 Servicemen trainer, Daniel has trained, certified and placed 11 Greyhound Service Dogs FREE for Veterans and first Cane Corso Service Dog for veteran in need of Mobility Assistance and PTSD Support. Other Service Dog breeds include Chihuahua, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Boxer, Pit Bulls, Golden Doodle.

Expert, Totally Positive Reinforcement based, Certified Trainer, At Your Service.
Contact Daniel: Call 954-243-7189

Why I Love the CGC Test

The CGC Certification is a standardized AKC National Registry. Any Service Dog or Therapy Dog Org can create it’s own Certification test. Any Org working with Greyhounds could choose to exclude a SIT. AKC Does NOT exclude any breed from any part of the test. As a CGC evaluator myself I called and asked, “What are the guidelines for Greyhounds? They don’t SIT.” The answer was, “They don’t SIT, They don’t pass.”
Contrary to the beliefs of Greyhound fans the AKC sees the Greyhound as, “Just another Dog.”

I have people call me to Certify their dogs as Service Dogs / Therapy Dogs. I tell them, “Your dog MUST first be able to pass a CGC test.” Many do not call me back. That’s how I weed out the Fakers.

If you want a REAL Service Dog then be prepared to Do The Work! If a Retired Racing Greyhound can be trained to pass a CGC test then ANY Dog can pass. Just DO THE WORK.

– Daniel
Petropolis Park