I was extremely lucky and fortunate to be placed with Animal Behavior College Mentor & Certified Dog Trainer JennaLee during my externship. Being an avid dog lover, I had worked with many dog trainers in the tri-state area, but none were as knowledgeable, caring, and patient as JennaLee. JennaLee makes a genuine and supreme effort to get to know each dog & owner. JennaLee is extraordinarily talented has a sharp eye for determining the causes of problem behaviors and teaching ways to extinguish them. Jenna’s training methods of positive reinforcement, reward-based methods, and clicker training have been instrumental in my training plan with WALL-E. WALL-E is a high energy and somewhat neurotic Shetland Sheepdog at times, but Jenna’s methods have helped him transform to be the best dog. Her customized and specifically tailored training classes are fun as well. I strongly recommend JennaLee and her training methods to ALL dog lovers!
Our family invited Jenna in to help with our yellow lab, Maddie. Maddie had been attacked and bitten by another dog while she was walking on a leash; she was only 5 months old. This experience changed her personality. Labs are friendly, loving and easy going. We had owned one in the past. After this experience, Maddie became very fearful of people and other animals while being walked outside on a leash. She scares easily, especially if she feels something or someone is behind her. Maddie would “put on a show” as we called it, when walked outside. When we encountered other dogs and people she would bark and pull on the leash to get to the other dog or person. The result was a show that people perceived as threatening. It was very disappointing for us, as we really enjoyed walking our previous dog, and were hoping to continue that tradition with our new pet. So we got a reference for Jenna from our boarding place. Jenna met with us over several months and she was wonderful with Maddie. We jokingly referred to her as the dog whisperer. She really connected with Maddie and us. We learned so many things about our body language, dog language, and trying to help Maddie with her fears of leash walking. It took a long time to help Maddie with her fears, but with Jenna’s guidance we stuck it out. Today, Maddie is a much more enjoyable dog to walk with outside in the neighborhood. She still faces challenges on the leash, but, unfortunately, always will. However, we learned how to scale her reactions down so that she can be walked outside and not show so much fear. Jenna helped us and more importantly helped Maddie have more fun with other dogs and people. We were very happy with her help and would highly recommend having her come to you to help with any behavior problems your pet may have.
OUCH!! STOP!!! SIT!! Were all words being yelled at our puppy Godiva when we first got her. When we got her she was very hard to manage and had a lot of energy. Godiva also loved to chew shoes and us! We called Jenna in a time of desperation and she came to our rescue. Jenna helped us gain control of our crazy puppy, by showing us how to deal with her and giving us the tools to do so. Thank you Jenna!
I called Jenna in a panic. My dog Gracie had sporadically begun to react aggressively towards other dogs, and had no attention span whatsoever! Jenna observed Gracie, and through her findings was able to work with and create a unique training plan that would make us a better team. After a few training sessions, Gracie and I now understand what we are supposed to do when another dog is approaching. Her aggression has dissipated and she even has made her debut back into the dog park! I’m so glad that I worked with Jenna and that with her guidance I was able to have a happy puppy again.
My dog, Nina, is a “shelter dog”. She’s a black lab mix and is just about 2 yrs old. Nina is a HIGH ENERGY/High MAINTENANCE type typical lab. She’s a jumper, a chewer and a big time kisser! I’ve tried several other training classes….choker collar, voice command, but Jenna’s class has truly worked out the best. We got individual attention, very quickly Jenna learned Nina’s personality. Classes were easy and fun..and so was the “homework”, now we’ll be ready for the next level…manners!
When I brought home my puppy Charley in 2010, I was paralyzed with anxiety about taking care of him. Would I traumatize him? Scar him for life? Would I make some freak error and somehow do something bad for his health? But every time I spoke to Jenna, not only did she offer me invaluable advice for my pup, but she helped me be a better owner and a better mama to the sweetest little pup alive. I’m happy to say that both mama and baby have gotten past mama’s fears and it’s largely thanks to Jenna’s invaluable support.
We took Jenna’s Puppy Kindergarten with our two puppies and it was fantastic! The fact that we have two very different breeds of dog (a Pug and a Viszla) and both learned important behaviors by the end of the course is a testament to Jenna’s training. It is all based on positive reinforcement, patience, and consistency. These three elements helped our pups learn well in a safe and calm environment while also helping us as new dog owners maintain a positive learning environment as well. I think the humans learned as much if not more than our dogs did!
Just like children, we bring dogs into our lives out of love. The problem is neither one comes with an instruction manual. A Pediatrician and A Vet give some advice on how to keep them healthy. Dr. Spock and trainers, like Jenna, give us the tools and techniques to teach, with love, the everyday ins and outs of life. I have (two) Siberian Husky puppies, Sasha, 7 months and Mishka, 8 months. I love them dearly but WOW are they a handful! With the help of a great veterinarian and trainer I am able to enjoy these two magnificent animals in my life. If it wasn’t for the ever patient diligence of our trainer (Jenna) there would be no way I could have kept these dogs! Thank you!!
Our puppy Kayla was afraid to go near other dogs before Puppy Kindergarten and was as mischievous as any puppy before Basic Obedience – but both classes helped turn her into a well-mannered, well-behaved young lady! We are always complimented on how well Kayla behaves and interacts with other dogs and we know her classes at All Star Paws are a huge reason why.
Jenna helped so much with not only training my dog but also with deciding which breed to get. I wanted a small dog with a relaxed, friendly temperament that was good with children. I was thinking about a Lhasa Apso but she recommended a Shih-tzu as they are more sociable. She was so right! Karl is the kindest, most loving dog on the planet and he is great with other dogs, children and people. I live in NYC so was unable to access Jenna in person but she gave me so much invaluable training advice over the phone that really shaped Karl’s behavior, Her very simple mantra of “reward what you want, ignore what you don’t” truly works! Anyone who meets Karl comments on how sweet and well behaved he is and that is a testament to Jenna.
Welcome to All Star Paws Dog Training Academy also known as, Jenna The Dog Trainer, where we’ve been teaching techniques that people are talking about and dogs are begging for since 2004.
At All Star Paws we use a combination of force-free positive reinforcement, clicker/marker training and reward-based methods that both you and your canine companion will benefit from; believing firmly that if you ‘reward what you want and ignore what you don’t’ you can and will have the dog that you’ve always dreamed of!
We know that it is never to late or to early to begin training, especially since your dog is learning ALL the time! We will teach you how to set your dog up for success. You will learn and understand how your dog learns, making it easier for you to show them what behaviors you want while eliminating the behaviors you don’t.
With an older dog it is more challenging to change the bad habits incurred by you and your pup but definitely not impossible. Take a walk on the wild side with us and learn how to make simple changes in your daily routine. These simple changes when used consistently will feel effortless and yet will be extremely effective.