There's a lot to juggle, and you feel like you're on a time crunch. We're here to help take the panic out of puppyhood.
What if your puppy didn't have to be a source of frustration?
What if training was easy and fun?
What if we could take the stress out of socialization?
Introducing a one-of-a-kind experience for your young dog.
Jack and Jill Puppy School
Let's face it, puppies are exhausting. Let us take over for a while.
Who: puppies age 8-20 weeks
What: two days full of learning, socialization, and enrichment
When: May 23rd and 25th from 10am to 2pm
Where: Jack and Jill headquarters in Oak Park, Michigan
"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!"
This program includes:
2 days full of socialization and enrichment in a home environment
8 hours of expert care and training for your pup
at least 2 individual training sessions
a full report each day of everything your puppy learned
lifetime access to a private Facebook group for puppy guardians to ask questions and receive support
BONUS: 2 months' access to Jack and Jill Office Hours
a $270 value
Join now for only $150
Space is limited.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this the same as daycare? Not at all. Our puppy program prioritizes meeting your puppy’s needs and building foundational life skills that will serve them for years to come. We will target scenarios that many adult dogs struggle with such as grooming and veterinary care. We will also build foundations for training life skills such as engagement with handler, walking, coming when called, and relaxation. Some play time will be involved, but only as a tool to facilitate other learning goals such as self-regulation, appropriate social skills with other dogs, and responsiveness to handler around distractions.
Who is this for? This program is for puppies age 8-16 weeks who have received age appropriate vaccinations (2 DHPP and 1 Bordatella). Proof of vaccination and clean fecal will be required prior to participation. If your puppy is ill, they will not be able to attend.
When should I socialize my puppy? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends that you start exposing your puppy to new experiences as soon as possible, even before they are fully vaccinated. To read the full statement, visit https://avsab.org/resources/position-statements/
What will my puppy do during the program? Exact programming will vary depending on the individual puppies who attend and other factors. Generally, you can expect that your puppy will: Practice relaxation skills in an new environment around distractions Participate in some individual skill building like name recognition, attention and engagement, and more Be exposed to new objects, sounds, smells, and experiences in a positive manner Engage in confidence building exercises like proprioception and problem solving Be given outlets for species-typical behaviors like sniffing, foraging, chewing, licking, shredding, digging, and exploring Be exposed to new people and animals in a gradual manner at their comfort level
Do I need to attend with my puppy? This is a drop-off program. Guardians are welcome to see the space where their puppies will be spending their time during the program and ask questions to the trainers during drop off and pick up times. We ask that you limit your visit to 10 minutes so that we can devote our attention to making the most of your puppy’s time with us! And so that you can enjoy some puppy-free time and do some much-needed rest and relaxation!
How many puppies can attend? Space is limited to 6 puppies. There will be two staff members who are certified professional trainers with years of experience. Staff to dog ratio is 1:3. Puppies will not be left unsupervised at any time.
Where is it? The pilot program will be held at the headquarters of Jack and Jill Professional Dog Training in Oak Park, Michigan. You'll be given the exact address after registering.
When is it? May 23rd and 25th, 2022. Drop off time will be between 9:45 and 10:15 and pickup between 1:45 and 2:15 each day.
What do I get when I sign up? In addition to two days full of learning, enrichment, and training for your puppy, you'll get access to a private exclusive Facebook group for puppy guardians and two months' access to Jack and Jill Virtual Office Hours (8 sessions). We'll be here to answer your questions and support you throughout your puppy's development! And let's be honest: two days of puppy-free time + a tired and satisfied puppy at the end of the day = priceless.
Will this be offered again? We are offering this one time opportunity as a pilot program. We do hope to offer this program on an ongoing basis in the future. If you aren’t able to attend this time around, be sure to follow us on social media to be notified of future opportunities!
Who are we?
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.
Kaitlyn Streetman is the owner of King Canine Training based in Troy and helps dog and guardian teams with everything from basic manners and life skills to modifying and managing leash reactivity. She holds the CPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She shares her life with 4 year-old Bloodhound King and 9 year-old Basset Hound Maggie, as well as her husband and their tiny human. Currently, Kaitlyn is pursuing licensure with Family Paws to become a parent educator for families with babies or toddlers and dogs.
— 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!