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Philosophy

832_1066734630531_177_nJennifer McCarthy’s philosophy on training is that each dog and owner requires their own unique training plan. While she may use many of the same techniques with each client, it is never a one-size-fits-all approach. Jennifer focuses on understanding the psychology behind your dog’s behavior so that she can help you get to the root of the problem and not just address the symptoms. In comparison with other trainers, she teaches you topics beyond traditional training and dog behavior. You will learn to live with your dog in peace and harmony with nature. For Jennifer, training embraces the importance of emotional balance (yes, dogs have emotions too!), physical strength, health, vitality and the art of mastering leadership.

Jennifer is a believer in praise, exercise and play for a job well done. In every case, the dog’s health and well-being come first. She believes in honesty, integrity and the overall well-being of you and your pet. For instance, if your dog only gets out of the house to see the vet, she will incorporate an exercise routine. If your beloved pooch is chained to a fence and you’re wondering why he’s become aggressive, expect to put the chain in the trashcan. This can go the other way too – if on your first session there’s a Standard Poodle walking on your kitchen counter, you are going to get the Poodle down. If you put in the effort, so will Jennifer.

Jennifer will guide you to the top of the dog pack. She will show you how to help your dog conquer and reduce its fears and find solutions to your everyday problems. You will learn how to face aggression head-on to give you the power and courage to begin a new life with your pet. You will also learn how to influence good behaviors. Jennifer will discuss your dog’s history, environment and goals that you want to achieve. Much of what she does is communicate these needs between owner and dog. She is an educator, consoler, therapist, friend, doggie life-coach and sometimes protector.

Throughout the training journey, you will see there are no short cuts to her training. That’s the primary reason why she has such a high success rate. She is not your average dog trainer or behaviorist.

Jennifer’s philosophy is based on years of studying animal and human psychology and Western philosophy. She has a long history of competing in obedience and Schutzhund, training working dogs for celebrities, international security firms and private instruction from internationally known judges, authors, trainers and behaviorists. She also pulls from her vast experience working with wolves and horses. Prepare for an exciting journey into the mind of your dog.

We are happy to help you figure out the right training option to fit your specific needs. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment by calling 310-890-2811 or send us an email at info@jmdogtraining.com.