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Listen to my concerns and was very positive that she could meet my requirement. Will definitively use her services again and will highly recommend her to my friends.Jul 23, 2017Verified
My husband and I hired Jevry to help us with our 50 lb male dog Leto. He is a very nervous dog and expresses it through aggression. He is dog and human aggressive. He hasn't bitten any humans but has tried and has a history of dog fighting. The first session was great. My dog responded well and the use of the prong collar seemed easy and humane. We did our homework every day 10 minutes a day, plus a walk. We also transferred what we learned to our female dog with no issue. The second session however, Jevry basically choked my dog out with a prong collar for about five minutes. She tried to get him to lay down and when he didn't she tightened the pronge collar by removing two links and then used her foot as a leverage point so that she could create a doward force with his leash and collar. When he yelped, pooped himself and tried to bite her boot out of pain she had me muzzle him. Jevry then proceeded to try and force him to lay down without any verbal command given. He fought her hard but finally gave into laying down. After she left our home our dog had a partially prolapsed eye, a cut on his right, rear paw, a bloody tounge and a limp. She told us that these injuries are normal. He can't sit down due to pain and is so confused about what we want from him. He has been set back almost three weeks in terms of aggression toward strangers and trust in our leadership. This experience was not what I expected. I did not expect a professional dog trainer to do what she did. It was aweful to watch and probably even more aweful to be the one with the collar on. I don't even know how I feel about the prong collar anymore either. At first it seemed like such an amazing tool but now I'm afraid to use it with my dog for fear of him being too scared to enjoy walking or respond to training. During session one it worked and helped me communicate with my dog but then I saw what it was capable of when used the way I saw Jevry use it. Do your own research about prong collars and decide for yourself but for us this particular use (tightening and holding the collar for long periods of time) was over the top aggressive and doesn't work for us. We have asked for a refund of the sessions that Jevry has not booked out for us yet. We are hoping she does the right thing and helps us pay to hire a different trainer and a vet visit to address our dogs eye.May 30, 2017VerifiedK9 Command's reply
Krista, First, I’d like to apologize for the injury Leto sustained on Sunday. I believe the eye injury was caused when the center muzzle clip got initially undone and may have hit his eye – after seeing how violently he was resisting even with the muzzle on I decided to remove the center clip to prevent such an injury. Considering how physically resistant he was, I would expect him to be sore – just as we humans would be sore after a good workout (though of course consult your vet for a more accurate diagnosis – it could also be a sore, strained, or sprained muscle). As for using gradual force – this training session was rather different considering he was aggressively biting my boot/leg (intending to do me harm). If it weren’t for the muzzle, I would have sustained severe injury. Such aggressive behavior is unacceptable and must be communicated to Leto – which is why there was a hold. There were two things being communicated at that time; the first is that when a command is said, he must comply; the second – and more important reason – is that aggressive behavior towards humans will not be tolerated. Once Leto understood those two things – he complied to the commands and stopped the aggression. Which were the two things I was looking for. If he had not been aggressive – then we would have used corrective pops just like the sits. Which happened when I was able to transition to a pop correction with my hand. In truth, when he had stopped the aggressive behavior – that was actually a step forward in the right direction. It was [mentally] challenging him to choose not to show aggression and comply with commands. His trust in you will only increase when you are able to communicate to him exactly what you expect of him. The training on Sunday was rough to watch – no one wants to watch their pet or child get disciplined. However, in the end, the results we were aiming for were achieved: he complied with commands and stopped showing aggression. My training plan for the next two sessions would have been the following (you can try doing this on your own): 3rd Session - Greenlake Objectives: - Loose leash walking w/auto sit at a distance from main walking path. Gradually decreasing distance from walking path – goal would be to walk Leto on the path. - Sit / down with duration at a distance from main walking path. Gradually decreasing distance from walking path – goal would be to hold a sit / down near the edge of the path. - Recall around distractions. - All above exercises would teach Leto to have a more calm and balanced mind around distractions – trusting his handler with what was going on with the environment instead of being anxious/nervous on what was going on around him. 4th Session – Residence: - Leto would have a more calm/balanced mind. Start integrating 2nd family dog. - Leto would perform the following near the 2nd dog o loose leash walking with auto-sit o sit with duration o down with duration o we are targeting the mind to remain calm/balanced. I understand that you wish to seek another trainer – which is in your right – I would advise against clicker/treat training as such a training style would be ineffective in addressing aggression (if timing is wrong, it actually teaches the dog that aggression is a good thing – such methods is how you train attack dogs). Nor is it effective on addressing anxiety (if timing is wrong, it encourages anxiety). If you wish to proceed with a refund, I will happily do so and wish you the best in doing what’s right for Leto – whether that be with another trainer or returning to me in the future. Sincerely, Jevry Denny
Our email conversation was great. Jevry told me exactly what we needed to do and was really confident that we could get through this.May 30, 2017Verified
After just 2 sessions I'm already seeing tremendous improvements with my dog, an 11 year old shepherd mix rescue with dog-aggression issues. I recently started working at Amazon and want to take my dog to work, but her behavior with other dogs (barking, growling, lunging) would be unacceptable in the workplace. I am confident Jevry will quickly get my dog to be well-behaved around other dogs. Jevry also very honest, talking me out of a 9 session training plan, telling me she thinks a 5 session plan would be enough. Her price is a great deal; it would be hard to find such a good trainer at this price.May 30, 2017Verified
Jevry was friendly and professional. She was great with my senior dog and helped me understand how to best approach re-training her to ease some anxious behavior.May 11, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$85/hr or choose one of the packages below. ---------------------------------------------------------- Package 1 – Private Lessons (4 sessions) – $300 This is a great option for those owners with dogs that have specific behavioral issues that you would like to target and focus on. The first appointment will be an assessment of your dog. We will then discuss training goals and create a training plan. For clients who have completed the Private Lessons (5 sessions) and are interested in further training opportunities, one-hour training sessions are available at $50 per hour. ---------------------------------------------------------- Package 2 – Extended Private Lessons (8 sessions) – $550 This is a great option for those owners with dogs that need basic obedience training but do not exhibit serious behavioral issues. Includes the following lessons: -Walking politely on a leash with auto-sit -Sit with duration -Down with duration -Place with duration -Leave it -Foundation recall work -Thresholds -Kennel Up -Waiting for Food -Meeting and greeting people For clients who have completed the Basic Obedience Private Lessons and are interested in further training opportunities, one-hour training sessions are available at $50 per hour. ---------------------------------------------------------- Package 3 – Walk with K9 Command (2 Sessions) – $150* Is walking your dog stressful? Does your dog pull you down the street, lag way behind or react to every passing dog or person? Do you have to wake up early or stay up late to walk your dog and avoid encountering other dogs or humans? In this “Walk with K9 Command” program, I will show you how to train your dog to walk politely next to you without marking, pulling, lagging or exhibiting any other unacceptable behaviors. In the first session you will learn the ins and outs of the structured walk, including the concepts of thresholds and auto-sits, and the importance of the handler’s body language and energy. By establishing leadership with proper tools, techniques and our training philosophy, you will learn how to create an unspoken connection with your dog so you can finally enjoy a peaceful walk. At the end of the session, we will put all of this into action with a walk around your neighborhood. In the second 75-minute session, you will apply what you and your dog have learned to the “real world” at high distraction areas (Greenlake Park, pet stores, etc.). You will learn the common mistakes folks make with the walk, such as waiting too late to give the dog information, and how to avoid them. **The price includes one prong collar, which will be provided to you at your first session. Please bring your own 4- to 6- foot leash. **This program is not designed for dogs exhibiting any aggressive behavior. While the majority of misbehaved dogs will benefit from this program, there are approximately 10 percent of dogs, such as those struggling with severe dog reactivity, that will require a more intensive training program. I will inform you during your first session if your dog requires more intense training. In such a case, K9 Command will provide you with a full refund for the “Walk with K9 Command” program and will recommend the appropriate program for your dog. ---------------------------------------------------------- 1 Week Board & Train – $800* *The above Board & Train price does NOT include the cost of an E-collar. I am so excited to introduce my Two Week Board and Train program! This is a great option for those owners with dogs that need basic obedience training but do not exhibit serious behavioral issues. In my Two Week Board and Train program, I will offer continuous structure, leadership and guidance to your dog for fourteen consecutive days. I will focus on the time-consuming repetitions required in initial foundation work and E-collar conditioning that the average dog owner typically cannot fit into a busy schedule. I only take ONE dog at a time for my board and train program as they will be with me in my home. In this program, your dog will learn the training basics, including the following skills and commands under light distractions. -Walk politely on leash with auto-sit -Sit with duration -Down with duration -Place with duration -Foundation recall work -Thresholds -Kennel Up -Waiting for Food -Introduction to and understanding of the E-collar -This program includes three hours of private one-on-one coaching with the dog’s owner. Ninety minutes of this training will take place on the day of pick-up and another 90-minute session will be scheduled within 30 days of pick-up. -During the coaching sessions, I will provide the owner with the knowledge and skills required to continue the dog’s training. I will not only focus on the technical side of training but also on the leadership and state of mind aspects. I will teach the client how to troubleshoot any challenges that come up in the home and in the future. IMPORTANT All Board and Train dogs must be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner). Board & Train Refund Policy Once accepted for the Board & Train program, you will receive an invoice from K9 Command for the total Board & Train payment. The full payment is due in order to secure your dog’s reservation. The total Board & Train fee includes a non-refundable $200. The remainder of the Board & Train fee is 100 percent refundable up until 30 days prior to your dog’s scheduled drop-off date. If you cancel your Board & Train program between 15-30 days prior to the drop-off, 50 percent of the remaining fee becomes refundable. If you cancel within 14 days prior to the scheduled drop-off date, no refunds will be given.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to know as much about the dog as possible. I usually take between 5 - 10 minutes of meeting a dog to assess their initial behavior. From there I'd like to know what my client's goals are so that we are both on the same page in regards to the dog's training program.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've been training dogs for 15 years. I first started training dogs as a hobby for family and friends. I then moved to volunteer work with Operations Paws for Homes to help dogs become more adoptable and find their forever homes.
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