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Jesse was a heaven sent! Our dog was reactive towards both dogs and people on occasion and we already went through obedience training with another trainer which only scratched the surface. When I started looking for trainers who handle aggression, we found Jesse. After evaluating our dog, jesse was immediately able to get down to the root of the problem - which was our dog's energy levels. The goal with training was to keep his energy low and his mindset calm and passive. Jesse explained that a dog whose energy is all over the place tends to be impulsive and reactive, which our dog was, and that a calm dog is a passive and thinking dog. He hit the nail on the head. Our dog is doing so much better and we have the tools we need for life. Highly recommend. jesse really understands dogs and I see why his company is called Canine Perspective!Jun 13, 2017Verified
We rescued our pit bull, Joni, at around 5 months. She was a lovable snuggle bug half of the time, and the other half of the time she was hyper, anxious energy. Around 10-12 months, we noticed she was exhibiting some resource guarding behavior and enrolled her in your typical obedience training course recommended by the doggie day care we took her to at the time (positive reinforcement with treats, etc.) We worked on her behaviors using this method for a while, without seeing much improvement. Eventually, she was kicked out of her doggie day care because of her growing aggression toward other dogs. Shortly after this, she bit a friend and then a family member, and we finally realized we needed to do some serious training with her - something that would stick. We found Jess's information and contacted him immediately. After our free consultation with Jess, we knew right away that he knew what he was doing and would work hard to make sure we saw results with Joni. It only took the first session with Jess to see her behavior improve - it was almost a complete 180. Not only have her aggressive tendencies ceased, but she now walks leash-less and has 100% recall. Her hyperactivity and anxiety have subsided, and she is now such a happy and confident dog. We cannot recommend Jess's training services highly enough. He has taken the every day stress out of our relationship with Joni. We now feel 100% confident in her ability to listen and behave in any situation. Thank you, Jess!!!Nov 7, 2015Verified
I was struggling with my dog Pawley and had worked with a traditional trainer in the past. However, I always felt like I was responding to her behavior instead of understanding it. Jess changed that for me when we worked together. He gave me a window to understand her anxiety and find a path to be the dog owner she needed me to be. He is very passionate, incredibly talented, and extremely professional. If you aren't sure where to turn to find that peace for your companion(s), know that Canine Perspective can and will be there for you! Thank you so much, Jess!Mar 23, 2015
Prior to getting our dog, I saw Jesse walking down Michigan Avenue with 4 dogs (3 off leash, 1 on leash). In total amazement we stared as these four dogs followed his every movewhen Jesse stopped at a cross walk they all stopped and sat, when he walked, they walked. I joked that we had just spotted the Chicago dog whisper! Months later we got Keenan, a 12 week-old Irish Retriever (1/2 Irish setter-1/2 Golden Retriever). I had grown up with English Setters and had even had one as an adult, so I was familiar with the challenges of training this; high energy, stubborn, prey driven, and oddly sensitive breed. I immediately started training Keenan off leash so he could explore, hunt and runat a time when he could still easily be caught. By the time Keenan was nine months old, people frequently stopped me in Chicago and commented on how well trained he was. However, despite every attempt we could not squash Keenans propensity to pull, zigzag and dart forward while he was on a leash. Over a six month period we worked diligently to address that behavior through; collars, treats, abrupt turns, gentle leaders, harness, clickers, whistles, high value treats, pulling back, stopping, I read several books on dog training, watched countless YouTube videos, and even went to a seminar where a different Chicago dog trainer discussed Loose Leash Walkingnothing had a lasting effect. To intensify our frustration Keenan started to go through his second fear stage. During this time our once sweet, shy puppy, changed into unpredictable and reactive dogbarking, growling and snapping at random dogs (sometimes in response and other times for no apparent reason). I knew it was time to call a professional when I no longer trusted or knew how Keenan would react in particular settings. We met with Jesse (Canine Perspective) in late November 2014, we were immediately impressed with his insight into Keenans personality as well as his philosophy and plan for addressing it. I am so thankful we invested our time and money into hiring Jesse. Everyday new situations arise; some I know how to address because of Jesse, and others I still need his help with. Life is stressful enough, I want my time with my dog to be fun & relaxingJesse has taught us how it can be!Mar 31, 2015
He is very professional and very good with our puppy, so far we only had two training sessions but I am looking forward to the rest of the sessions they look very promising. I would definitely recommend him.Mar 1, 2015Verified
Jesus San Miguel
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Obedience is pretty straight forward because I know roughly how long it takes for a dog to learn a command reliably and that is placed at a fixed price. Behavior, however, is different because I do not know for sure how long it'll take to address it, but I have an idea. During the consultation I assess the dog's behavior, the severity and the family and give a price for an estimated amount of time to fix it. If I guess 8 classes, but it looks like it'll take longer, than they do not pay more, it is included in the price because I charge for result not time.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Potential clients may set up a consultation by submitting a Consultation Request form or by contacting my assistant, Maria. Forms are always required to be filled out so that we have a record of your information.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Since I started my career in dog training my focus has always been Behavior because that's what most dogs are returned for. So regardless of what you're looking to cover from basic puppy to advanced obedience, behavior will factor in at some point.