Below is collected feedback from our pet parents. If you would like to speak to any of them, just let us know!
“Jessica is a fantastic dog trainer as well as an amazing and lovely person. She made Oliver's adjustment to life in the big city absolutely seamless. We couldn't be happier with her work!!”
"Jessica was recommended to me by the vets at Heart of Chelsea and I'm so very glad they did. I started private appointments with Jessica within a couple of weeks of bringing home my labradoodle puppy because, as a first time dog owner, I wanted to start my puppy, Baci, off on the right foot. It was the best decision and I'd recommend Jessica to any dog owner. It amazed me how well she read Baci's signals and how gentle, yet effective, she was in her training methods. I had about 10 appointments with Jessica and also attended some of her group puppy classes for added socialization and basic training. During that time, we worked on basic obedience as well as some of Baci's specific issues - from whining in the morning, to tugging while walking to mouthing/nipping. She is extremely knowledgable and shows true passion for and commitment to what she does. She also instilled confidence in me over the time we worked together - i started off as a very anxious mommy and that has greatly subsided! Her expertise makes her training worth every penny. Im grateful to have found her and will certainly be calling her for any issues that may arise with Baci as he matures into an adult dog. "
"Jessica was an extraordinary help with my new puppy Isabella. Throughout the entire training experience Jessica was professional, friendly, helpful, accommodating, positive, calming, knowledgeable, fun... I literally could write her praise all day. Thanks to the lessons, routine, and positive reinforcement that Jessica brought with her, my little puppy Isabella is turning into a well rounded dog. I would happily highly recommend Jessica and Dapper Dog Training to anyone that asks."
"We had a series of puppy oriented obedience classes with Jessica, and they were wonderful. Our little girl loved her training, [and] learned how to be a good member of our family. In addition to making really basic commands rock solid (sit, stay, down, etc), Jessica taught us how to stop our little girl from counter surfing, from stealing and eating our shoes, and any number of other naughty puppy things. And, we did all of this exclusively through positive reinforcement -- the training makes your dog WANT to be well behaved, as opposed to being simply scared of the alternative."
"My three legged yorkie, named Moishe, has always had aggression problems with other dogs. It was becoming unbearable to go on walks with him. I could tell he was nervous and anxious but didn't know how to help him get over his issues on the sidewalk. He was like this even before the amputation (caused by a mast cell tumor in his left front leg).
"This review is for the 5-week puppy class. Jessica and Eric were great, and we had excellent results. We also had a phone session with Jessica early on after adopting our puppy because he was having trouble sleeping separate from us. Jessica walked us through an exercise that ended up solving the problem. Highly recommended."
"We have a wonderful 18 month large schnoodle (giant schnauzer and std poodle) who is lots of fun and keeps us laughing however, she had a terrible habit of mouthing and jumping up whenever she met new people or little kids were around. Jessica was able to immediately identify what action had to be taken and to train both us and our children on how to extinguish the behaviour in one session. She is also an engaging and engaged trainer. We really enjoyed our puppy classes and plan on taking continuing to train with Jessica!"
"Our English bulldog puppy attended Jessica's socialization classes [at the veterinary hospital]. From the first class on we felt very welcomed and comfortable by and around Jessica. She is a very caring and attentive person. The way she gets around dogs is incredibly gentle and well experienced. Her verbal explanations of the commands followed by a visualization with the dog are very clear and easy to understand. After every class we get well written handouts to go over again at home. We're so happy and confident with Jessica that we asked her to prepare Turbo for his flight back home to Switzerland. You'll know your dog is in good hands choosing Jessica for any training with your dog!"
"Jessica came to us as a recommendation from my veterinarian and I don’t know what we would have done if we never found her. She started working with Logan (my 5 year old lab/hound mix) around three months after we rescued him. In two short months, Jessica has helped us tremendously. Logan came to us with no basic training or socialization skills, and was an overall very nervous dog. He now follows basic commands and is learning how to interact with other dogs. We had spent weeks with Logan howling at us at night until we let him in the bed, and Jessica had him in his own bed within just two nights! Jessica has been an incredible source of knowledge and support for my family and has helped my very nervous dog learn to be happy, which is all I ever wanted for him. I recommend her training wholeheartedly and think every dog needs a Jessica in their life!"
“I worked with Jessica for four months with my two puppies, Lila and Sam. My puppies were already 12 and 18 weeks old when I got them and had had no prior training at all. Starting the second day they were in my home, Jessica successfully coached me through all stages of training, including housebreaking, biting, barking, sleeping through the night, and chewing. Her positive reinforcement format was exceedingly effective and worked equally well for two puppies with very different dispositions.
"I adopted a white Shepherd, about 2 years old, last summer. She is a wonderful dog who arrived with MANY fears – men, brooms, traffic, the city in general.