Frequently asked questions and all things dog training
Training your dog is cultivating a relationship of trust and respect. Below are resources that support this process! Happy bonding!
EVERY WALK IS A TRAINING SESSION. This means that until your dog walks well on a leash, find other ways to exercise your dog. Rounds of fetch, playdates, and training practice sessions are all good methods to drain energy!
As you increase distractions, increase the VALUE of the food you give as rewards. In higher distraction training sessions, it can be very effective to use "human" food such as boiled chicken or hotdogs.
TALK to your dog! Talking to your dog helps your dog focus on you and not get too distracted by other stimuli. Dogs love having your attention and the interaction they can get from you for behaving.
CLICK or mark with a "yes!" when there is slack in the leash. Especially if you're just starting training, follow your click or word with a yummy treat!
BEGIN TRAINING INSIDE! If your dog pays no attention to you while out side. Lower distractions to teach your dog the skills to begin with, and as your dog masters those new skills, slowly increase distractions and the time spent practicing.
STOP! Don't move when your dog pulls. When you move when your dog pulls, your dog thinks it is because he pulled you. If you move only when there is no pressure on the leash, your dog will catch on quickly.
Our new puppy went from being scared of us, Peeing himself when we were near and hiding in corners, to coming when I call, snuggling with me and playing all day long with his toys and our other dogs. He went from being the most sad soul I have ever met and transformed into a goofy and silly sweet boy. I accredit this to Jenny's information and guidance. He was a very extreme situation and it took a different approach and a level of understanding to get him to the place he is in now.
Jenny provided a loving, secure, and engaging home environment for my newly adopted rescue dog while I was out of town. Jenny sent me daily updates/photos/videos of my pup and I was relieved to see he was being cared for by such a trustworthy and loving professional. My dog adores Jenny and is now going to begin dog training classes with her - he misses her and loves to learn from her!
Our new puppy went from being scared of us, Peeing himself when we were near and hiding in corners, to comming when I call, snuggling with me and playing all day long with his toys and our other dogs. He went from being the most sad soul I have ever met and transformed into a goofy and silly sweet boy. I accredit this to Jenny's information and guidance. He was a very extreme situation and it took a different approach and a level of understanding to get him to the place he is in now.
Jenny was absolutely the best thing that has happened for our corgi. Within 2-3 appointments, our rabid dog that literally bit everything and scared my parents to death had literally transformed into the doggy we had always wanted.
Jenny is awesome! She was able to teach us how to house break and train our new dog in just a couple sessions. I was at my witt's end trying to house break our dog. He was having up to 10 accidents a day. It was horrible. We followed her directions as closely as we could and now he hardly ever has accidents. She showed us how to teach him sit, down, and stay too. After some reinforcement he knows those commands. She was a lifesaver for us!
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JENNY IS EVERYTHING!! She is so kind, professional and uses positive reinforcement to help your dog thrive. After adopting a dog during quarantine, he hadn't been socialized and we were so worried to have a family member stay with us. Well, using Jenny's techniques they are currently snuggling on the couch together! Call Jenny!! She also will text you back anytime for free! What an amazing service. Thank you!!
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Jenny is a wonderful dog trainer. So sweet and compassionate. She has a special bond with dogs and they love her! I just finished the AKC Canine Good Citizen class and my one year old Havanese learned how to be a well-behaved puppy! All levels of Jenny's classes are very educational and very hands on and I recommend them highly. You will not find a more loving and knowledgeable dog trainer than Jenny Magill.
With over 13 years and thousands of hours of dog training experience, Jenny knows how to help you and your pup succeed!
CPDT-KA Dog Trainer Certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Professional Member, Association for Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator
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