Pinoy film actor pursues passion and talent for dog training
For years, Gio Marcelo has been a character actor who has appeared in many pinoy films and TV shows:
- “May Bukas Pa/Santino” – plays role of bodyguard of Albert Martinez
- “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo” – plays role of right hand of Ronaldo Valdez head of RX syndicate
- “Sa Puso Mo Iingatan Ko”
- “Sa Dulo na Walang Hanggan”
- “Narito ang Puso Ko”
- “Asian Treasure”
Gio’s latest and upcoming movie is “Sundo” under GMA Films.
In recent times, he has pursued his childhood passion as a dog-lover and has since become a professional dog trainer with his Belgian Malinois Raki often exhibiting Gio’s full control over this large but lovable K-9 who was originally trained as an attack dog.
Gio studied K-9 Training in a prestigious academy in North Hollywood, California. After his certification, he worked as a trainer in the same institute.
Back in the Philippines, he established a very personal K-9 Training Facility that can house up to 10 dogs at a time. He has successfully trained many dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. His star dog Raki, a giant Belgian Malinois, was bred as a an attack dog in Belgium but conditioned by Gio to be perfectly behaved and friendly in public. Together they frequently do exhibitions in Tiende Sitas during weekends.
About RAKI the Belgian Malinois
Raki is a 3 year old giant Belgian Malinois standing 30 inches at the shoulders. 34 inches from buttocks to neck.
He is a highly trained protection dog, trained by world-class professionals. After acquiring Raki, Gio Marcelo bonded with him for more than a year and intensively conditioned him further for behaving correctly in various real situations – ie. in a crowd, among children and on the streets. Hence, Raki is now a fully-trained reality, off-leash, personal protection dog with excellent agility who can perform amazing tricks. He has perfect temperament and is impervious to all distractions.
Raki is also available for stud servicing. Contact Gio for more information:
mobile: +63 927 219 6526
landline: +632 904 1119