Is your dog not behaving like the best friend you were hoping for?
I can help!
I know where you are coming from! I started my career with a difficult dog and I understand the frustration and embarrassment of not getting the best friend you were hoping for.
You don't always get the dog you want, sometimes you get the dog that needs you.
Ares was my heart dog and I owe my career, and so much more, to her. I got my dog Ares as a puppy when I was 19 years old. I was living alone in my first apartment and she followed my boyfriend home. We tried to find her owners but no one claimed her. I decided to keep her because she was adorable and sweet. As she grew it became apparent that she had some behavior issues I was not prepared for. She had very high anxiety and reactivity.
I searched for trainers but at the time could only find trainers that advocated for force and dominance training. This only made my poor dog worse! In her first 3 years of life she attacked 2 dogs and bit 3 different people.
It was then that I decided I had to find a better way. I searched for training schools and found my calling as a dog trainer. Ares, through positive training methods, was able to live a long and happy life. She passed away in 2018 due to health problems at 16 years of age.
Hi! I'm Jenna Huffman
I received my dog training certification in 2010 and have been focused on dogs and dog behavior ever since. I am a certified trainer through the Animal Behavior College and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I spent 5 years working in shelters with all different breeds, sizes, and behavior issues. I am a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, an Animal Behavior College Mentor, and I am a Fear Free Certified Professional through Fear Free Pets.
I love dogs and I want to see every dog in a happy and loving household. My goal as a trainer is to teach you how to train your dog in a positive and effective way.