Thanks for your help with Chip! It was a pleasure to
meet and work with you. We will miss you (Sammy will
A different plumber showed up today and he agreed to
work with me to meet Chip. Chip managed to stay down
for a moment (I kept the front door closed while I
opened the gate and brought him in); I put him back on
down, gave the guy treats and let Chip go. For once
Chip behaved himself and did not growl. A first!!!
Thank you , thank you, thank you!
I'll stay in touch. We'll need some refresher classes.
Date of Posting: 09 July 2008
Posted By: Jill and Chip
Just a few lines to let you know that Lucy is doing
very well...slept through the night in her new
crate..is going potty on her "pooch potty" not really
obsessed with Buddha,"leaves it" when asked...does
pretty much what we ask of her most of the time...even
though we (Mike and I)get,and are,confused.HA!
As you know, Lucy is a very intuitive,sweet soul.
Bless her heart!
Jen,I don't think words can express how much we
appreciate and respect you...You are so much more than
a dog trainer.You and your gentle expressive ways are
imprinted in our hearts...Forever... Mike and I just
are so grateful to have met you at the "opportune
time".....Lucy could not have had a better "time
frame" than to have been with you during the
transition of moving...All of our lives have changed
dramatically for the better.Thanks to you.
I hope to stay in touch. I have several referrals in
mind. I'm torn with one in particular. Our neighbor
(when we lived Laguna Beach) has an out of control 3
year old "Rat Terrier"....I know when he sees Lucy he
is going to want your name and number.I am telling you
"Teddy" is a terror.Should I refer him or would you
prefer that I not?
I'm sure that Lucy is going to be a fabulous
"marketing tool",if you are interested. She commands
non stop attention everywhere we go....and now that
she is a "Wonder Dog" I feel confident we will be even
more in the "spotlight". YIKES!
Give our love to your family. Thank you again for
Date of Posting: 08 June 2008
Posted By: Jacque, Lucy, Buddha, San Diego, CA
Sorry it's taken so long, but here are those photos of Lola & you. We are
please to say that she's doing very good back at home. We get complements
all the time with how calm and well behaved she is... We work hard to make
sure she gets out to the dog parks twice a day with walks in between those
visits, so that she's well exercised. We are also working on re-enforcing
all of the skills that you have taught her. Oh, walking her is enjoyable!
We are able to walk Lola & our cat Khaki together twice a day, it's quite a
Thank you again for your help and training of Lola! We are so happy! We
would be happy to offer ourselves as a reference for your service if every
Date of Posting: 17 November 2007
Posted By: Michelle & Amy
Scooter is fabulous. That dog has become a wonder dog, I mean it. Everywhere I go with him, which is pretty much everywhere I go, people ooh and ah about what a well-behaved dog he is. Seriously. We still have a few little issues to work through, but it's really just amazing, Jen, and we owe it all to you!!!
I really appreciated all your help, support, and flexibility. I'd be delighted to serve as a reference for you should you ever need/want one. You did superb work with both me and Scooter. I'm very happy with the results. I'll give him a hug from you, AFTER (of course), he does a nice long down-stay!
Date of Posting: 14 November 2007
Posted By: Alison G., Poway, CA
I was wondering if you could recommend a good veterinarian to snip little Ozzy in April and take care of all his other health needs. I am less inclined to stay with the Doc we have been using since the rabies vaccination incident.
UPDATE: Ozzy's training is going really well. He seems sooooo much more relaxed around the house and comes to us almost without fail. We are still trying to come up with a word to associate with that particular behavior. The lead line is great too! I can't thank you enough for all that you do. You definitely have a gift Jen!
Date of Posting: 08 February 2007
Posted By: Lori, Escondido, CA
...Jen's bywords are PATIENCE and CONSISTENCY. She models them very well. When dealing with you, she offers hints and cues, never criticism. With the pet, she does not tolerate misbehavior, but rewards INSTANTLY the expected behavior.
I got my puppy at two months of age. At three months, I was ready to give up completely. I had no idea how to cope with him and had never anticipated that handling a puppy could be so difficult. That is when I contacted Jen.
By four months, the puppy and I were both much happier. He was learning to behave and I was learning how to demand that of him. I was constantly reinforced during the training by Jen and began to feel that I could do it.
Jen is genuinely fond of the animal she is working with. To me, it is very important that my puppy was also very fond of her. When she arrived at the door last week, he was so thrilled to see her that he had a hard time maintaining his Sit-Stay position. He was in place wiggling and squiggling and wagging his stub of a tail as fast as he could. When Jen left, he stood at the window gazing out in the direction she took when leaving.
When Jen makes her initial visit and assesses with your input what needs to be accomplished, she works with you to establish a training program that meets your needs and that of your pet. She is very understanding of any limitations on your abilities-such as age and aching joints.
I am very certain that if you use the techniques that Jen proposes and follow her directions about patience and consistency, you will be as pleased and happy as I am.
Date of Posting: 19 April 2006
Posted By: Mary Ann K., Carlsbad, CA
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