We will begin with an initial consultation where we determine the goals you have for life with your new dog. This gives us the chance to understand what experience you already have with dogs and determine which areas you need the most help.
Starting Off Right
Now that you’ve brought home this cute, furry, bundle of energy and joy, what next? Many people underestimate the importance of this brief time period in their dog’s life. Puppies are learning and growing at a rapid rate and making very important discoveries on how the world works. This is the best time to teach your new canine companion how to live with all the other creatures that make up his new family, from humans to cats to birds and beyond!
These are private sessions taking place in your home or at a location we determine is appropriate.
Once training begins, here’s some of what you can expect:
" "I cannot recommend Jennifer enough to anyone looking for a dog training specialist. Working with her is in NO WAY like any group class. She spent time getting to know Hershel (my Pomeranian) and the rest of my clan, and was able to help me understand what was really going on within my little tribe. She taught me exactly how to communicate with Hershel, and gave me alternatives when I didn't get the results right away. Her method is half education and half hands on training, which was exactly what Hershel and I both needed. I recommended her to several friends, and they were also thrilled with her personal attention. She has some kind of magic!" "
-- Erin W.
" "Over the past several years, our family has had some pretty complex issues to work through to create canine and human harmony in our home. Throughout these times, I have often relied on the wisdom and guidance of Jennifer King. When people think of canine education, they may think of an obedience class, teaching your dog to do or not to do things. True Connection Canine Education is so much more than that...Jennifer teaches you to have a fulfilling relationship with your dog through developing an authentic connection. With an extensive scientific knowledge of canine behavior and keen intuition, Jennifer holistically assessed the needs of our family and provided an honest and realistic picture of what needed to happen to create daily balance for all creatures involved. With warmth, compassion and humor, Jennifer provided guidance, training and support as we worked through the many stages of restoring balance to our multi-species home. Working with Jennifer has not only improved our relationship with our dog, there has been a lot of wonderful personal and family growth in the process. For all of these reasons and many more, I give Jennifer King and True Connection Canine Education my seal of approval!" "
-- Elizabeth Burnworth
" "When my friend recommended me to Jennifer, I was a clueless and baffled first time dog-owner who had just spontaneously adopted a 3 year old trembling, terrified little fur baby. After one meeting with Jennifer, I felt like there was hope. She assessed both of us and reassured me that there was hope things would get better. She then worked with both of us in such a compassionate and fun way, giving us a sense of reassurance and guidance. Lady Godiva and I have been together over a year now and she is a loving, cuddly little girl and the best friend I've ever had. Without Jennifer's help and reassurance, I think we'd both still be clueless and trembling. Thank you Jennifer!!!" "
" "I approached Jennifer for help with my highly reactive dog, who had become so reactive I was uncomfortable walking her anywhere, including in my own neighborhood. Upon meeting Jennifer, my dog sensed Jennifer’s kind soul and instantly fell in love with her. Jennifer took the time to get to know me and what my concerns were; she thoroughly evaluated Taylor’s personality in order to identify the triggers for her reactivity. After identifying the issues that needed to be corrected, Jennifer provided me with a reasonable plan of action and timeline for what we both hoped would be noticeable improvement. Taylor and I worked with Jennifer for several months and I was amazed at the the transformation in my dog and the reduction in her reactivity. We met at multiple locations to expose Taylor to new and different environments and during each training session Jennifer provided me with instructional tools and cues that built on previous concepts. This kept Taylor motivated and interested to improve and the tools/instruction Jennifer provided were also practical to use on a daily basis. Jennifer also explained how to continue with the tools we’d learned to refresh Taylor’s memory and reinforce positive behaviors. I was very pleased with the progress we made in each training session and Taylor is now a manageable dog that can be walked with confidence. I highly recommend Jennifer––she was an exceptional trainer to work with. Furthermore, I can say without reservation that Jennifer is very knowledgeable about how a dog’s mind works and was an excellent communicator with both Taylor and me. She was also quite generous about accommodating my schedule." "