At Gifmaf, we believe your dogs are as much family as we are. Our founders, Giann Manuel and Giann Carlos Siervo, began training dogs fifteen years ago in Venezuela. However, they were not satisfied with the status quo. They always sought to expand their knowledge to enhance the experience for their dogs.
Giann Carlos and Giann Manuel Siervo were born in Maracaibo, Venezuela on December 6, 1988. Growing up as twins, they started their passion and love for animals at an early age. Staying at their grandmother’s while their parents were working, they spent most of their afternoons feeding, sheltering, and loving homeless dogs.
Their love for caring for these innocent animals grew as the twins matured. Their first pet was a golden retriever, and that is where they feel in love with training dogs. This passion was nothing more than a hobby since they were still very concentrated with obtaining their Marketing Degrees’. Giann Carlos and Giann Manuel both graduated from college with Marketing Degrees. Once they moved on from their University studies they took an approach to life towards their degree, but they never took away the desire and love they had for training and loving dogs.
Years later, they took over watching three German Shepherds in their neighborhood. They would assist with walking and training, little did they know this would change their careers forever. The owners realized how much love and comfort the dogs received from the twins, even though they weren’t theirs. One of the neighbors became their first client. They received an aggressive pet and taught the animal for two weeks, 1 hour a day. The owner became enlightened and the progress that was made changed the dog and family’s life. At this moment, they realized they could make their dream of working with dogs a reality.
As the business they started was growing and gaining local recognition, the twins traveled to Mexico where they continued their education, but this time in canine training. They then arrived in the United States where they were able to broaden their education and achieve numerous certifications and training classes. They were able to see here how owners don’t see their dog as a pet, but as a family member.
When making the decision to embark on a new path in a new country, the twins knew that there were tough times ahead. They grinded every day to achieve what they had dreamed about as kids. For many years the twins worked and trained in the best kennels in the state of Florida. While working they traveled throughout the country to continue their education and studies. Throughout the months the twins started achieving recognition of the best and highly respected trainers. The twins dream now was complete as the GIFMAF family business was created.
GIFMAF over the years has cultivated the best relationships with the most reputable breeders and trainers in the state of Florida. The breeders and trainers now work together receiving dogs who have difficulty being trained by others. The love and hunger for training keeps growing by the day, as they strive for every dog story to have a happy ending.
Both twins are so thankful for the support and love from each loving family who has trusted them with their innocent animal. They still continue to see it as a passion and a gift from God. As for GIFMAF this just the beginning.
We want only the best for our dogs. Good Dog is an online community created specifically for responsible breeders. Every breeder on Good Dog is individually screened and recognized for responsible breeding practices. Before being approved to join Good Dog, they speak with every breeder personally and carefully review their knowledge, practices, and policies.
As a life long GSD owner, I was searching for specific traits in a working line GSD. GIFMAF Kennels was found and delivered a top-quality female with all those traits. The owners are very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help. They breed top quality dogs and place them with the appropriate handlers. I highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a top-quality GSD.
Our 8-year-old Shepard mix bit a small dog at our complex. We shopped around for trainers and a friend recommended Gifmaf. I’m literally so glad we ended up taking our Angel to them. They really care about your dog and helped us learn how to manage through our dog’s triggers. Most prior trainers told us they can’t really help our dog’s aggressive behavior but thankfully Gifmaf has helped us manage it in only 3 weeks, we feel so confident! Thank you Gifmaf Team!
Gifmaf has been a blessing for my family. When our German Shepard became aggressive towards our children, we didn’t know what to do. We tried different trainers, neutering and nothing. We were preparing ourselves for rehoming our dog. We made a last-ditch effort and tried Gifmaf after others recommended them online. The transformation has been amazing. He went from growling whenever our kids were around to tag wailing and rolling over for belly scratches for them. We still have lots of training to do but Gifmaf has done amazing work. They are also incredibly responsive and very patient with us. Thank you so so much Gifmaf for your incredible work with our dog!!!!
Gifmaf has been so helpful with our Goldendoodle, Tucker. Before the 10-day board/train program he wouldn’t listen, would tug when walking, and could not control his excitement when he saw another animal. Now, he continues to be a very happy dog, but now he is focused, listens, and best of all walks perfectly on a leash and doesn’t get distracted by other animals!! I’m so grateful to Gifmaf! If you’re looking to get your dog trained, Gifmaf is 100% the way to go!
We are extremely pleased with Gifmaf Kennel! Our German Shepherd, Diesel, was bred by Gifmaf, and displays all the great qualities we were looking for in a GSD. Diesel attended the 15 day obedience training when he was 5 months old. After the training, he was still the same happy puppy, but came back with the ability to listen better, obey commands, and has way less aggression towards other animals. It is amazing how much he learned in the time he spent with Gifmaf. During his stay, they kept us updated with videos and pictures. All the trainers there are incredible and truly care about animals. From the first phone call, to the follow-up visit at our house, they gave us top of the line customer service. We highly recommend Gifmaf to anyone with a dog!