Creating a positive, lifelong bond between you and your dog
Dog training using positive reinforcement is the most powerful, research-based technique around. Positive reinforcement training works by using guidance and rewards, rather than punishment or harsh corrections, to teach your dog right from wrong. The key to this type of training is to determine what it is that motivates your dog, and then use that motivator as a reward upon correct performance.
Positive training produces dogs who are eager to please, excited about training, and quick to learn, instead of being fearful, resistant, or unpredictable. Training should be fun for both you and your dog! Positive reinforcement training will lead to a stronger, more lasting bond between you and your best friend.
"If you can teach a whale to pee in a cup, you can train your dog without punishment"
- Ted Turner
Dog training using positive reinforcement is the most powerful, research-based technique around. Positive reinforcement training works by using guidance and rewards, rather than punishment or harsh corrections, to teach your dog right from wrong. Positive training produces dogs who are eager to please, excited about training, and quick to learn, instead of being fearful, resistant, or unpredictable. Positive reinforcement training will lead to a stronger, more lasting bond between you and your best friend.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever."
- Mahatma ghandi
Having trouble with a mouthy, nipping pup? Tired of having your shoes, furniture, and more chewed up on a daily basis? Frustrated with your dog's freaked-out reaction to other dogs on leash? Worried about an aggression issue? Let us help you! We understand the motivations, triggers, anxiety, and/or fears that underlie most behavior issues. With appropriate guidance and a science-based training protocol, we can help your dog learn to reset his behavior, and you can go back to enjoying your time with your (well-behaved!) favorite pup.
Individualized training addresses the specific needs of your dog and your lifestyle. This is also ideal for new puppy training, addressing fear and aggression challenges, working toward AKC Canine Good Citizen certification, and helping newly adopted dogs adjust to a new home.
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Take your dog training to the next level. Also offered: AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.
For dogs older than six months.
Perfect for newly adapted dogs.
For puppies under 6 months:
Set your pup on the path to success from the very beginning.
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!
I found Jenny on yelp. She is very kind and knows her stuff. We adopted a 1 yr old rescue Maltese with bipolar issues, lol. Very sweet most of the time grumpy and stubborn some of the times. It was starting to be an issue until we found Jenny. She trained us (which is usually the problem) on how to handle different situations. We are still work in progress but we definitely found the right person to help us.
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!!
Found Jenny on yelp like all other reviews I read and give it shot and try her service. She wonderful and lovely, my 10 months old pitbull mix love her so far, we still continuing our lesson with Jenny so will update later on. But as far for her service and training goes she know what she doing and very prom on everything when she teaches and explains to you. Thank you Jenny for being our boy (Tummy) trainner
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.
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The first few months of a puppy's life are critical for socialization, bonding, and learning!
This puppy course covers
✔ Potty training
Addressing common puppy behaviors
✔ Intro to Leash Walking
✔ Drop It/Leave It
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The Adult Beginning class is perfect for almost every dog who is fairly new to structured training, especially newly adopted dogs. Despite conventional wisdom, no dog is too old to learn!
This course covers
Addressing common behaviors
✔ Leave it
✔ Loose leash walking
✔ Drop it/Take it
✔ A few tricks!
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The advanced class is ideal for dogs who have already completed the beginning training or for dogs who have a basic competency with training and commands but need to improve their consistency and skills.
This course covers
In addition to polishing and building on the commands and behaviors above, the advanced course includes:
✔ Distance/Prolonged Stay
✔ Circuit Training
✔ More fun tricks!
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The American Kennel Club offers the Canine Good Citizen Program to certify dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. CGC is a certification program that evaluates dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. Dogs that pass the CGC test are deemed to be reliable family and community members and will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. CGC certification is also a prerequisite for many therapy dog programs. This class will prepare you and your dog to successfully pass the CGC test, and the test cost in included in the class price.
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
Therapy Pets Unlimited Certified Evaluator
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Every WALK IS A TRAINING SESSION. This means that until your dog walks well on a leash, find other ways to add a little extra exercise for your dog. Playing fetch or keep away, playdates with other pups, 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 helpful 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 listening.
CLICK or mark with a "yes!" whenever there is a slack in the leash. Especially if you are brand new to training, be sure to follow your clicker or marker word with a yummy treat!
BEGIN TRAINING INSIDE! If your dog pays no attention to you while outside. Lower distractions to teach your dog the skills to begin with, and as your dog masters those new skills, slowly increase distractions and the length of time you practice.
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.