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Private Training

Training doesn't happen in classes or sessions. It happens in relationships. 

Ready to create a dream partnership with your dog?

What if your dog was a source of stress-relief instead of struggle?

What if training was easy and fun?

What if you could gain deeper insight into your dog's behavior?

Foundations

Turn your rambunctious dog or puppy into an attentive, engaged family member. 

With this program, you'll discover how to:

  • Be proud of your dog's behavior around friends and family

  • Teach your dog life skills so you can live together harmoniously

  • Build a life-long bond quickly and easily

"My rescue dog Peach started working with her at 2 months old and is now a confident/social 1 year old pit/lab mix! We loved how she used positive reinforcement and force free techniques to train. Peach is confident in all environments including; new places, large crowds, lots of children, play dates with dogs (and cats!) and day-to-day home life!"

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Jill was very knowledgeable about her training approach and coming in with a plan that would best meet our needs. I felt every session was beneficial. We have seen a big improvement in Cobey, specifically in having confidence in walking him and the baby by ourselves, I am very proud of him. He is an older dog, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!? Jill was great to work with and I highly recommend her for training your four legged family members.

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This program includes:

  • 1 90 minute virtual consultation

  • 2 45 minute follow up lessons in your home or virtually

  • Access to weekly Virtual Office Hours

  • Unlimited email and text support throughout the program

  • 2 clickers

Book a free introductory call to see if this makes sense for your family:

We are pleased to offer sliding scale options and payment plans to those who need them.

Behavior Coaching

Transform your reactive, anxious, or fearful dog into a calm, confident canine.

With this program, you'll discover how to:

  • Get a handle on behavior challenges right away

  • Create long-lasting behavior change through proven methods

  • Enjoy life together again and gain a deeper understanding of your dog's behavior

"The training has given Juno and us a better life and stronger bond. We now feel confident taking Juno on long walks without her lunging and barking at other dogs or at the big, scary garbage trucks, and we have even been able to take her out to restaurants, stores, and parks where she can make new friends without jumping on them out of pure excitement."

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"Jill helped work with Renegade and I, to give me the confidence to be a better owner, and trainer for his reactivity, while working on improving his threshold. We went from being reactive from across the park, to being able to go on walks without him always getting reactive to dogs on the other side of the street."

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This program includes:

  • 1 90 minute virtual consultation

  • 5 45 minute follow up lessons in your home or virtually

  • Access to weekly Virtual Office Hours

  • Unlimited email and text support throughout the program

  • 2 clickers

  • A treat bag

  • A supply of high-value training treats

Book a free introductory call to see if this makes sense for your family:

We are pleased to offer sliding scale options and payment plans to those who need them.

Who am I?

I'm Jill Hassevoort! I'm  a graduate and Certified Training Partner of Karen Pryor Academy (KPA CTP) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Pretty much any time I'm not training dogs, I'm out hiking with Jack.  Jack and I also enjoy cooperative care training and snuggling on the couch. Before starting my career in dog training, I graduated from the University of Michigan and then spent four years teaching Spanish in Detroit high schools. That experience prepared me to teach my clients how to live and work harmoniously with their dogs. I love helping my clients understand the “why” behind their dogs’ behavior and come up with the best solutions for their unique situation. 

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— Rachael & Parker

I feel like we got more out of even one training session with Jill than we did in all 6 group training sessions at a local facility.

When I think of Jill. I remember her patience, eagerness to help and genuine love for dogs. This investment in Jill's training has paid dividends - you won't regret it!