When we called Jean, we honestly thought there was little hope of us being able to keep our wonderful Boxer with all of his issues. She explained what we needed to do in a way that our whole family could understand and we still have Leon to this day! To think we really were going to take him to a shelter...I shutter at the thought.
Jane M / Chatham, NJ. 07928
When we adopted our Poodle/Maltese (AKA Maltipoo) Skittles, she was nervous but also very badly behaved. We took her to Obedience classes and worked with other trainers but she seemed to either get worse or stay the same. Jean walked into our home and immediately saw a way to help us. Although Skittles can have some occasional set back ...cough cough, she is a part of our family and we take her everywhere with us.
Mark and the crazy Maltipoo rescue!
Mendham, NJ 07940
As a first time dog owner, I gained an incredible amount of knowledge and insight through Jean's advice and training. She has been a valuable resource, not only with my first Sheltie but also with my second Yorkipoo who was less confident, more fearful dog. Jean treats each dog as an individual taking into consideration their backgrounds and their training needs. Jean has always been able to assess each situation and provide unique recommendations that have worked remarkably well with each dog!
Kathleen, Khaos & ReBelle
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
I have known Jean for over 30 years and she is always the first (and only) person I contact when I have a problem with any one of my dogs. She has an amazing way of coming up with a solution that works for that particular dog. Her love for dogs is so obvious in everything she does.
Brenda and the gang,
Summit, NJ 07902
If anyone can help you with dog behavior problems it would be Jean. She learned the hard way by taking on the tough problems that others might walk away from.
She is always willing to share her years of experience to teach you to be a better owner and get the most out of your dog. I know that Ernie and I have a better relationship since Jean then we ever expected.
Randolph, NJ. 07869
I have been owned by dogs for almost 60 years and have worked professionally in the dog care industry for the past 20 years.
I met Jean over eight years ago and I was instantly drawn to her because she not only shared my own approach to working with dogs but she has the best eye I have ever encountered! Jean can see the relationship problem and understand it from the dog's point of view almost instantly.
I would have to say she is probably the most effective teacher in all situations I have ever encountered.
Benita and her boys
Madison, NJ. 07940
As a school teacher myself, I appreciate that Jean is willing to tailor lessons to the particular needs of an individual and make each learning moment a positive one.
I've had the opportunity to work with Jean in the training of my Shiba Inu,
Shelby. Like many of her breed, Shelby is a dog with a strong and often stubborn personality yet rather than trying to alter that or forcing her to be something she's not,
Jean created a program that works with my dog's strengths and helps her use them to her advantage to overcome obstacles. Shelby is not the same dog that she was when we started
training! Thank you!
- Melinda Nagy and Shelby Mickinze OA, OAJ