Testimonials

Our training sessions with Janet were invaluable. Not only did
Sasha, and more importantly my children and I, learn about dog
obedience, but watching Janet in action we were also able to see how
much of a difference the right approach to dogs makes to training.
From Janet, we learned that always treating our puppy with respect,
positively reinforcing the behaviour we want, and seeking to
understand the reasons behind some of Sasha's behaviour are key to
having a happy, well-behaved dog. Janet's ability to understand and
communicate with dogs were truly an inspiration to us.

Have a great summer,

Janet & Sasha

Hi Janet,  I must say that Kate and I (and Soda) have learned alot in your class - you have such a wonderful way with people, the animal know how and spirit and teaching methods.  We have thoroughly enjoyed your class, and wonder about the next set?

Sonia & Soda

Dear Janet,

Les and I want to let you know that following your advice has done wonders for Frederick.  We were able to take him with us to the Okanagan for Thanksgiving with friends, and he was the life of the party - curious, playful and loving all the attention he received.  Another success story for you, and a great gift for us both - he is as close to me as he is to Les, and I am thrilled!

Our best thanks - Grant and Les & Frederick

Hi Janet,

On behalf of Scout and I we just wanted to properly thank you for all you taught us these last few weeks.  There just wasn't enough time at the end of class to express our gratitude and I felt it really important to let you know how much you have "paws-i-tively" affected our lives.  It has been such fun for both of us and we learned so much.  Your positive, sensible, patient and loving approach was so appreciated.  I feel I am better prepared in raising Scout because I "think like a dog", work hard to be consistent and try to associate good things with commands I want him to follow.  I am determined to help Scout to be a happy, obedient and well socialized dog.  He won't be perfect but I will do my best to get him as close as I can!  He is a gift that I cherish each and every day.

We look forward to continuing on with more classes.

Nicole & Scout

Hello Janet,

This is just a wee note to thank you VERY MUCH from Rick, Jettson, and I for coming ALL this way to help guide us through training Jettson.  You  really do have the gift for teaching.  Your kindness, patience, and knowledge about puppies and "teenage" puppies is extraordinary.  I just wanted to let you know that we are grateful for your help and support.  Jettson really adores you and he searched every room in the house for you  when you left.  Even though he saw you leave he still thought you were here.  He really is still a puppy. Thanks again Janet. 

Jayne & Jettson

You are a great trainer and Miley still loves to do her commands, she is a love of a dog and has made my older 6 year old into a puppy again!!
 

Holly & Miley

Hi Janet,
I wanted to thank you again and express my appreciation for your positive, gentle and patient training techniques and for the unique courses that you offer.

We were originally referred to you by our vet, Dr. Jonathan Smith of Anicare, when we first got Cricket at 8 weeks.  It had been 12 years since we had a puppy and we quickly realized how much we had forgotten.  We attended your puppy class which was incredibly informative.  In fact, through your lesson of practicing handling, including paws, ears, etc. we realized Cricket had a raging ear infection which led to confirmation of a number of food allergies very early on.

We then graduated to your FUNdamentals class which provided us with proactive training tips for our young, growing puppy.  This was especially important as we went through the beginnings of the "terrible tweens" with our energetic little black Labrador retriever.  The environment was always positive and we learned so much from you and from all of the humans in the class as we shared our successes and frustrations, as a group.  In fact, the lessons from this course, which we religiously practiced, translated to a Novice Obedience win with NOSA this past spring.

Finally, your unique courses for on and off leash training have been invaluable.  I refer to this as "real world obedience training" which is very different than an indoor ring where the environment is controlled.  I especially enjoyed the on leash class walking up and down Cook Street through the Village teeming with people and dogs and my favourite off leash class was the UVic dog park.  Your positive approach to dealing with the everyday distractions of, people, other dogs (nice and not so nice), smelly goodies on the ground waiting to be hoovered, squirrels, etc. has provided me with confidence as a handler and more importantly, confidence in my dog.  I know that she has the capacity to be polite, well behaved, balanced and can handle pretty much any situation with my positive reinforcement and gentle guidance.

Thank you again.  Please keep me on your mailing list as I love working with my dog and having these gentle reminders of how to make our relationship better.  I have and will continue to refer my friends and associates to you.

Best regards,
Ali & Cricket

 

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