Testimonials

We met Jill today because we are in need of help for our 8 week old puppy! Jill spent nearly 3 hours with us- going over the basics and teaching us more about the click training methodology. Although we still have a ways to go, our pup is already getting more and more familiar with the clicker. We look forward to our next session and know Jill will help us tremendously on shaping our pup to be well behaved. If you are looking for a trainer, look no further than Jill!

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Katy Cameron Shahid

Jill came by house last night , and whither a few hours had Mara coming when called and playing the mat game ! Will definitely be calling her again once these things are mastered !!

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Lori Ouellette De Toma

100% recommend Jill and Coastal Canine Academy. We were struggling with our 85lb rescue, Pippa. After only one in-home session, our big girl is well on her way. She is so proud and so happy....and so are we!!! Cannot thank you enough Jill!!!

 
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Bess Catoe Burgsteiner

Having a trainer work with your dogs in their home habitat was so valuable. One visit has my dogs more attentive and better behaved. Jill's approach equipped me to progress with my dogs at a pace that fits real life with kids and food on the counter. My hounds are a handful and with Jill's guidance they are more quiet and happily willing to work at good behaviour. Many thanks.

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Ginger Bergstrom

Seemed like Jill could really communicate and understand my chihuahua Reece. Really informative visit. A little more progress made than really expected from a first visit, and yet knew when to stop so as to not overwhelm the pup. Thanks Coastal Canine Academy LLC!

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Holly Huff

Jill came to our home to help with our sweet but a bit unruly two 70 lb lab mixes. She gave us great information and had such patience with them—the experience was so much better than I would have expected with the way our dogs behave around strangers. Definitely would recommend to all those looking for an experienced, wonderful dog trainer to help with their puppers!

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Lexi Stewart

Highly satisfied with Ms. Jill and her training with my 5 month old puppy, Harper. From the very second she stepped into the house she began. Her focus was not only on my puppy, but also with me to give me proper information and guidance. It was a lot of information to take in, but much needed. She gave me the skills I need to continue working with Harper. I also like that she came to my house. I would definitely work with Coastal Canine Academy in the future and refer all my fur mommy's and daddy's to her!

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Asia Roush

From the moment Ms. Jill came into our house she was in training mode. Her efforts were not solely focused on our boxer puppy, Slade, but also on my wife, children, and myself. We realized really fast that we had a lot of learning to do. Ms. Jill was extremely thorough in her assessment of Slade and made numerous suggestions/recommendations on how to continually improve. Her instruction of our puppy was very easy to learn and she left us feeling more confident in our puppy as well as in our ability to train him and be good family members to him. Thank you Ms. Jill! We look forward to joining one of your group classes soon.

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Sean McSwain

We had an amazing experience will Jill. After one session we saw a dramatic change in the behaviors of our two dogs. It truly improved things around our house. We would happily recommend her.

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Christine Tiller

Last night was our first meeting with Jill. It was ultra informative. Her presentation is great and very easy to follow . I have already recommended Coastal Canine Academy and look forward to the next lesson.

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Brent Lewis

My foster dog with Eunoia Rescue had a great training session with Jill this morning. Very informative in working with manners and politeness. I, as a foster Mom, learned more then Diamond! Highly recommend!

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Tamara Giordano Williams

Jill is very patient and kind. Her instructions are common sense and easy to follow. I would highly recommend Jill!

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Laura Harcher Rajabi

I DID NOT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH MY APPOINTMENT WITH THE TRAINER FOR PERSONAL REASONS. HOWEVER, I DID SPEAK WITH HER AT LENGTH, TWICE BY TELEPHONE. SHE WAS VERY ENCOURAGING AND PROFESSIONAL. SHE SAID ONE THING ESPECIALLY, THAT REALLY HIT HOME WITH ME ABOUT TRAINING MY PUPPY,.. "TREAT HER AS IF, SHE WERE YOUR BABY... " I STARTED DOING WHAT SHE ADVISED. MY PUPPY APPEARS CONTENT AND MORE TRUSTING OF ME. SHE IS NOW WALKING ON A LEASE, AND RESPONDING TO SMALL COMMANDS AFTER A MONTH. WE ARE BEGINNING TO B0ND WITH EACH OTHER. THE TRAINER IS A POWERFUL PERSON; BOTH IN HER PROFESSION WITH PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. SHE KNOWS HER BUSINESS!!!

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Cecelia S. Curtis

Jill was wonderful. Just what I needed to access my sweet dog and how to guide me. I was the one who had to learn the signals and methods to teach. She is so knowledgeable and I would recommend her highly.

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Judy Arrington

Jill was easy to work with and imparted a lot of great information.

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Barbara Rudolph

As soon as Jill walked in she knew what to do with my barking, aggressive dog. She was calm and patient with him. She had great recommendations and resources in addition to great training tips. Thanks for helping with Fisher and I!

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Meghan Malloy

Jill was very patient and kind with me and with my puppy.

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Becky King

Jill was wonderful! I am already looking forward to our next training appointment with her. Thank you, Jill, for guiding us to be better puppy parents!

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Jane R. Windham

"The experience was great. Jill has gobs of patience. But most importantly, she understands dogs like nobody I've ever met. Her motto? Train 'em don't blame 'em. Love it! Jill is so passionate about dogs and training them. Her credentials are second to none other. She's been doing it for a very long time. Check out her website and I think you'll agree she's more than qualified to help you get your pooch displaying perfect manners and really listening to you."

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Marcie Jacobs

"Thank you Jill so much for training me, to train my dog. Our home is a much better, quieter, and safer place because of you.  🙂  Thanks to you, I am no longer afraid of my dog!"

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Jacqueline L. Todd

"Before Jill came to my house, I had no control what-so-ever of my 3 dogs. They would go nuts when someone would knock on the door, jump on whoever came through the door and keep jumping on them until they left, beg for food and even get in my lap while I was eating, they would scream and cry for my attention if I was having a conversation that didn't include them and they would completely ignore me when i would give the commands such as "sit" "no" "lay down" etc. After even the first session with Jill using her clicker technique, I saw a dramatic improvement in all 3 of the dogs behaviors. I didn't even need to schedule another appointment after the first one because I got such good results, but I do stay in contact with her in case I have any pet questions or emergencies. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a good priced, friendly dog trainer who actually knows what she’s doing!"

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Ashley Wolcott

"Wonderful and talented woman. "

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Sue Anderson Neill

"Great. She does great with my dogs. Great learning techniques that are easy to learn and apply at home. She will also come right to my house because my dogs aren't sociable yet; but that is something that she is also helping out with as well. Overall it was easy and carefree. She takes time explaining everything in easy quick ways. It is a great one on one experience, with no distractions. Well worth the price."

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Sheila Dixon

"Coastal Canine is helping us train our crazy dog. Jill is doing wonders with him!"

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Dwayne Thompson