Training a dog who will do what you ask because he wants to, and enjoys doing so is very rewarding. The stress that comes with a dog who only responds when certain tools are involved is eliminated with our methods. You get a dog who knows, understands and will happily comply with your needs and wants and rules.
We are passionate about raising awareness of training methods and tools and how we live with, work with and raise animals, especially our dogs.
If you are looking for someone who;
• Uses kind, quick and effective methods
• Gives you up to date, scientifically proven, factual information
• Understands your dog is an individual, is intelligent and can learn without involving pain, intimidation, fear or physical force
• Can work at you and your dog's pace and with your lifestyle and within your schedule
• Uses tools and methods that are humane with no double speak or euphemisms about the effects of those methods and tools
Common issues we can help you with
• Puppy behaviors like biting and chewing
• Instant recall
• Loose leash walking with no reactivity
• Fears and anxieties
• Obsessive, compulsive, phobic behavior
• Tailored teaching and learning for you and your dog
• Help new puppies and rescue dogs to find their feet and settle in
Group classes $100 per month of weekly lessons
Private sessions with a trainer $300 per month of weekly lessons
Board and train at $500 per week per dog - $400 per week for puppies under 6 months - intense behavior issues $700 per week per dog
Jamie and Nicole are deeply connected to the animals they work with. They are compassionate and empathetic and are able to get great results in a kind and gentle way. The games are well thought out and support constant learning and interest from the dogs. The training is great for both owner and dog helping them to increase their bond and improve on tasks! More...
Awesome trainer. I learned so much and developed a deeper relationship with my dog. The training sessions are more than just walking around in a circle practicing sits.
Jamie helped me to train my service dog, Java. We went through many of her classes and passed all tests with flying colors. Her insights were so very helpful for me to better understand what Java needed from me and how to work with him better. We have become friends and have seen her do amazing things. Sophie, handler Sherry Whitfield, is a prime example. Sophie is a hearing support dog and has advanced to help with more than just hearing. Sherry learns differently than most people. Jamie was able to understand this and helped this team become one of the best I have seen. I highly recommend her to anyone needing any kind of a service dog. I have seen her work wonders where others have failed. More...
Jamie has trained 3 dogs for me. Each dog had different strengths & weaknesses. Jamie was able to flex her nonviolent training program to help me mold each dog into a wonderful family member. Her methods are easy to learn and fun to implement. You simply play games with your dog & the dog acquires needed self discipline. More...
Very professional people. Extremely helpful and caring. I will only go to this business to train my dogs. They are truly the best.
Jamie is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to work on training themselves to help train their dog. And you can't do one without the other. We humans usually need MORE work, in my opinion.
She is infinitely creative, knowledgeable, and most of all patient. (Honestly, I don't know how she stays so patient. I wouldn't be able to!!)
If you're looking for "the easy way" and don't want to keep up on your own human training, and do your own homework, and work WITH your dog rather than expecting it to be a robot... Don't go see her. Because if you're not willing to do your own work, I believe it's a waste of HER time, and that's not going to benefit you or her.
If you're willing to put in the work and keep it up, and really want to understand the way your dog thinks and strengthen your relationship as a team... GO SEE HER! More...
My bull dog mix Ike and I have known Jamie for about 10 years. He is high energy. Through classes with Jamie we learned how to direct his energy and how to manage every day situations such as meeting other dogs on the walk. Jamie's methods are creative and unique, and they work! She relentlessly researches and never stops learning to provide the best for her students.
If you want sit,stay, down you can go anywhere. For learning tools to truly communicate with your best friend and learn to speak "dog" see Jamie. More...
They evaluated my Pit bull, and gave me great strategies to work on that helped her gain more self confidence and self control, all just using positive reinforcement. She's not quite ready for group classes yet, because she still gets too excited, but as soon as she is ready I plan to go back and get more in depth training to help. More...
After a bad head injury I developed a conversion disorder called Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) where my panic attacks manifest as seizure events. I was suggested a service dog. I found a puppy to train and I found Jamie. I’m so thankful to have found Jamie because without her guidance my pup, Gordon, would have most likely washed from service work.
He had come down with parvovirus at 2 months old and had to be quarantined for 2 months in the shelter, meaning he missed the key socialization period. He didn’t know how to greet other dogs and was fearful of many situations. Jamie saw the potential in him and me. We started with her Empowerment course and within the first few lessons Gordon’s confidence grew in leaps and bounds. The way Jamie structures the homework made it so easy for me to stick to training at home. I would do 5 minutes sessions throughout my day and Gordon made incredible progress.
Gordon was also a frustrated greeter meaning he would lunge, bark, and pull when on leash to go see other dogs. After months of dedicated work with Jamie, Gordon can loose leash walk around other dogs.
Jamie has taught me the tools to keep Gordon engaged with me. Our bond has grown so much stronger because of this. Not only did Jamie help with Gordon’s frustrated greeting, but she has also helped teach his tasks for service work. Through her scent class Gordon now alerts to my PNES episodes 20 minutes before they happen. I can lose my memory during those episodes and Gordon has been trained to keep me from leaving my house by hiding my keys and blocking the door. He also can guide me to find exits to buildings, my car, bathroom, and more when I get brain fog. There are so many tasks that Jamie has taught us that have helped me gain back the independence PNES took from me.
Jamie gives you the tools and teaches you how to use them, but you have to be willing to practice with them on your own. She has a knack for explaining how to complete the exercises so that it’s both fun and easy to understand. With her help and my dedication to doing the homework, Gordon has passed all 3 levels of the AKC Canine Good Ciziten, AKC Novice Trick Dog, and Jamie’s Public Access Test. We are currently working towards more trick titles. Gordon loves going to see Jamie and gets so excited to go to class. Jamie can connect with dogs in a way that is truly magical. The best part is she is more than willing to share the knowledge on how you can also have a deep connection with your dog. So if you are looking for a knowledgable trainer who makes training fun for both you and your pup while also having the dedication to do the homework (because there is no quick, magic cure) then Jamie is the trainer for you! More...
Jamie Robinson is a great trainer. I started training my own dogs for obedience competitions in 1976. I've been involved in dog training clubs, won a few competitions...and hung around enough trainers to know what I'm talking about.
I have a traumatic brain injury and have brittle bones. I started losing my hearing because of that in 1999. A day came when my Dr suggested a service dog to help me. Training a service dog for serious task for someone isn't the same as just training for obedience work. Jamie excels at it.
You can find dog trainers all over. Training a dog often isn't that hard...but training the human is often very hard. They don't listen and they aren't consistent. They think taking the dog to a trainer means they don't have to do anything. The trainer doesn't Live with the dog. The owner does. There's such a thing as self responsibility.
I'm embarrassed to say I'm no different when it comes to paying attention. But I'm a lot better than when I started with Jamie! Being able to watch other people ignore instructions during training groups has taught me a lot. Haha. But, truly, I mean it. Jamie is beyond patient and doesn't make people feel dumb when we (I) don't listen. I've seen her repeat and explain things in the same patient voice literally hundreds of times with some people.
I've seen dogs respond to her in an almost supernatural way. Some people get defensive when they see their dog respond to her like that. When a person drops that ego stance and follows her suggestions...and do their homework...they learn quickly and they develop a stronger bond with their dog. And then they see their dog respond to them in the same way.
You have to do some work to get anything in life, however, the way Jamie approaches training is fun and it doesn't take a lot of time each day. No one is too busy (and I work 100 hour plus weeks, routinely) to use her techniques.
Jamie is a world renowned, award winning trainer, with decades of experience. She's well respected by her peers and is generous in sharing her knowledge with others. Trading techniques with your peers is normal - or should be - and secure people aren't afraid of doing it. It enriches the community in general when we work together, instead of seeing everyone as the competition. As you might guess, I highly recommend Jamie Robinson if you are looking for a trainer. More...
Very professional, knowledgeable and flexible when we cannot be there. Dove has showed improvement with only about six classes.