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.
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!
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!
“..Jenna has an incredibly gentle and loving way with the dogs that was always well received by our customers and the dogs. She uses all positive methods of training and is very effective in her approach. There are few people I know who are as warm, loving, and positive about not only dogs, but of life in general! ..I highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with their pooch!” The Barker Lounge
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.
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.
When our Pitbull Buster died, not only did our house feel empty, our Schnoodle Daisy, was also very lonely. Animal lovers that we are, my husband and I decided to get another dog. After months of research, we decided on an Australian Shepherd. Silver arrived at her new home in August of 2011, and boy were we in for it! Silver was not your average pup, more like the Energizer Bunny! She was constantly jumping on people and countertops! She craved attention, destroyed just about everything, and would not stop trying to play with her new sister Daisy, who was not as thrilled (as we hoped) to have another dog in the house. Months went by and things seemed to get worse. My husband and I were very frustrated and didn’t know how to deal with it; I mean this was supposed to be an intelligent dog! Something needed to be done and soon! We met Jenna at a Pet Expo and within minutes of speaking with her, we knew she was just what our family needed! My husband and I first scheduled 8 sessions with Jenna. She came to our house and not only worked with our dogs, but she taught us too! We couldn’t believe how well both dogs responded after the first session! Each session had a new focus; Jenna provided us with positive training, as well as logical explanations of procedures. Jenna showed us how to use positive reinforcement to capture the behaviors we wanted. She taught us not to scold the bad behavior, but to focus and reward the good behavior. Jenna taught us how to direct the energy of our VERY hyper dog. After our 8 week in house training sessions (and so much progress), we decided to take it to the streets! We worked with Jenna for another 6 weeks on outside manners/behaviors. We had our sessions on busy streets, parks, and trails (on and off the leash!!). Jenna made us aware of all the distractions dogs have (especially outside) and taught us how to focus their attention; she gave us the knowledge to be more aware and how to respond to just about every situation. Silver and Daisy learned how “walk” together outside instead of dragging us down the street! Jenna taught us a new way of thinking and gave us personalized service all the way. Jenna is very professional, kind, and fun to work with! She was prompt and always available to respond to our questions/issues outside of our training sessions. As a result, Daisy and Silver are inseparable and we now have a calm, happy household! We highly recommend All Star Paws for your furry friends!
Jenna is.. “very calm and confident..also very understanding and friendly!”
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!!
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!