Gillian & Paulie
"We started working with Local Dog because our dog, Paulie, was struggling with fear-based leash reactivity. We have taken the Focused and Confident class twice and have noticed a drastic change in the way he responds to stressful or scary situations. In addition to offering truly effective classes, Jess is friendly, supportive, and genuinely cares about every dog's success. We will continue to take classes at Local Dog and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun way to train and bond with their dog”
Anna & Rizzo
"Our rescue dog, Rizzo, is finishing class, which offered great practice on important foundation behaviors around the distraction of other dogs and people. We also just wrapped up three sessions of one-on-one training with Jess to improve his focus and walking skills. I cannot express how wonderful our experience was. Jess brings such an incredible energy to each lesson and truly cares about your dog and how training is progressing. Her lessons are well-planned, but keep the dog engaged and having tons of fun. If you are debating signing up for a class or one-on-one -- do it. You will not regret it! We can't wait to sign Rizzo up for more"
Ellen & Bailey
“Taking classes and doing one-on-one training with Jess have made an incredible difference in Bailey’s behavior, and I’m grateful for everything we’ve learned! Jess’s patient, positive attitude makes class fun while teaching practical skills for you and your pup! She’s engaged with every dog’s needs and progress and has answered my questions even when we’re not in a class. Both Bailey’s confidence and mine have grown tremendously by using positive reinforcement to learn new skills and shape behaviors. Highly recommend!”
Janeen & Alfred
“I just want to give a big thank you to Jess and Local Dog Madison. Finding Jess has been the best thing for my dog Alfred and of course me. We have taken classes and private lessons and will continue to do so. We have both learned so much! Jessica’s love of training is contagious and inspires me to work more and more with Alfred. I love to watch Alfred in class or when we are out and about training and see how he is learning and enjoying it.