Hi, my name is Natalie Parish.
We called Jim for training in basic obedience for our two chocolate lab puppies. We had them house trained already, but initially we needed work in the following areas:
sit/stay, down/stay, waiting for us to put their food down before they pounced on it, not bolting to the door when guests come, and
not jumping on people.
During the course of four sessions in our home, Jim helped us also with training them to come, walk on a leash and go to their place.
We saw immediate results. Jim taught us easy, simple and gentle techniques to train our puppies. After one training session, our dogs were responding to the down training command and also learned to sit/stay and wait for the okay to enter and exit as well as to wait for their food.
After completing the lessons with Jim, we felt confident in all the areas we learned, and understood how to be in control of our puppies. Having Jim in our home was so valuable. He could see the areas that needed attention and taught us techniques that were specific to our needs.
One of the most important lessons Jim taught us was that we needed to establish leadership with the puppies. He also taught us to teach the puppies to earn everything from food to attention. When we did that, they responded and were happy to receive treats and praise for doing a good job.
It has been so rewarding to see how much the puppies have learned and how much they are willing to do when trained the right way.