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Coach Jake Faas' Testimonials
Just a quick comment.....Jake is a miracle worker; not only with our puppy Belle; also with owner Steve :o) We will be continuing with Basic Boot Camp in November and continue with all level group classes.
Boot camp has already changed Junior in just a week! I am so thrilled! And Jake really is good with Junior. I can't wait to show him what we worked on this weekend! And I'm looking forward to weeks 2-4!!
Thanks for checking in. Lincoln is loving boot camp and it's been so amazing to see the progress he has made in just a week and a half. Lincoln came into the program with some anxiety issues to work through, which I know is not normally dealt with head-on as part of the boot camp program, but Jake has really gone WAY above and beyond in adapting Lincoln's training and teaching us how to help him overcome his anxiety and fears. I have been so impressed and amazed at the working relationship he's been able to develop with Lincoln. I'm looking forward to seeing what else he learns in the next couple of weeks!
Sabrina (dog) and I have completed Obedience 1 and 2 with Jake. I know I’m repeating others but Canine Coach has one very dedicated, passionate trainer. Jake took the time to listen and respond to questions and showed patience with my willful and independent girl! We would not have come where we are now as a owner/pet team without his help and training. He delivers consistently and compassionately.
The trainer has taught us a lot of valuable information that we did not know. So far so good. Koira seems to take very well with Jake. Amazing to see someone that can keep her attention.
We really enjoyed your class! Thank you for using your gift with animals to help the rest of us understand & enjoy them so much more :)
Thank you for all your guidance, teaching and training of Charlie. Our home has changed with all the new learning. It's more joyful for everyone, especially Charlie.
Leo has had a terrific first week of boot camp! We are very impressed with the trainers and the level of obedience he has demonstrated already. We are seeing results and he certainly seems to be enjoying his days in training.
Well, Boot Camp is fantastic! I'm already excited about the "oh-so-scary" hurdles Thomas has jumped over in just a few days--metaphorically and literally. Coach Jake is such a great fit for his personality and needs. I've never seen another human being Thomas has allowed to come near him, let alone pet him. It brought tears to my eyes. I carry a lot of emotion and guilt that come with handling a reactive/fearful dog, but Jake is being very supportive and positive with his recommendations and coaching style. I am already starting to feel more assured that I can gain my dog's trust and learn to be a more confident leader. Coach Jake and Canine Coach are saving lives and giving hope.
I have taken classes from Jake in St. Louis Park and he is a great teacher. Very patient and happy to answer questions and is so patient with the dogs! He has some great tips, and was very open to me taking "maintenance" training with my own service dog!!!
My dog Baxter is in the Leash Training class with Jake(WHO IS AWESOME!!!!!). I just wanted to let Jake know that we will not be in class tomorrow afternoon and wanted to thank him for being such a great teacher.
The class is great. Jake is a great teacher and Tiny seems to be responding.
Capo loved class so much today that he fell asleep the second he got in the car! We were so impressed with the class and are looking forward to many more classes at Canine Coach. Also, my 10 year old daughter thought it was so fun that we just signed her up for the kids/dog camp this summer with you guys.
Just a quick note to give you an update on Max & Maggie since Bootcamp this spring. They are doing great! They've responded pretty well from their bootcamp training and are so much more manageable now that they understand basic commands.
We took our puppy there for puppy class and are now doing the obedience training as well. He's learning really fast and the trainers are fantastic. On top of all this, the cost is very reasonable for what you get out of it.
We LOVE this place.
We love boot camp almost as much as Wrigley does! He is awake every morning waiting to go. I am impressed with Jake and everyone we have met there. And we can tell Wrigley is learning.
I really enjoyed the classes with you. You are so good with the dogs and they just love you.
My daughter and Rylie are enjoying our obedience level 2 class tremendously with Jake.
We had a fantastic experience with Boot Camp for George last month. We are kind of sad that it is over! Jake was wonderful, very committed and completely easy to work with. Will definitely highly recommend him to others!
Thank you. You're a great teacher! I'LL BE BACK!!!!
Kudos to Jake for his excellent work this summer with Jasey the Great Pyrenees in Reactive Dog and Leash Reactivity classes! The combination of independent breed plus working livestock dog, transitioning to city life presented significant training challenges. Jake met them all with skillful resourcefulness and quick responsiveness! We are so grateful for his help so that Jasey could smoothly and safely adjust to his new life. Thank you!
Just want to drop a note of thanks for Blair and Jake’s recent dog to dog aggression class in St. Paul. I found the training (of me!) very helpful, and I can see the beginning of good results with my wire fox terrier, Cleo. She will continue to offer many challenges, but I feel I have some good skills now to manage her better, especially on-leash when walking in public areas.
Thanks for checking in! Both Polly and I are loving boot camp so far. Jake has been great and even though she has only had three days with him I can already tell she is listening to me much better. Took her to a friends grilling party last night and everyone was super impressed with how good she did. Can't wait to see how the next three weeks goes!
It's been very engaging for him, and it's great to see both his progress (and ours), and know that he's well taken care of at boot camp. Jake is letting us know the right behaviors and what we need to work on.
Jake rocks! He has helped train both of our dogs, with great results. He is amazing with both dogs and humans. I can't imagine a better experience!
Crispin went to work with me this week and was a rock star…everyone was impressed with his new manners. I plan to bring him to my office at least once a week from now on! And increase that incrementally until he can come as often as I want to bring him! Needless to say I am very pleased with his training!"
I am very happy with boot camp. Fraizer can't wait to get there each morning.
We LOVE boot camp! Jake is an amazing trainer and Ruthie is learning so much so quickly! We are very impressed with the program!
Thanks for helping Annie and me learn so many great things over the last 4 weeks! I loved picking her up each day and hearing what she did and she loved going to Boot Camp each day! We will work hard on what she's learned and hope to see you in one of your classes soon!
Thanks for checking in with us. Our first week of Boot Camp was great! We noticed so many good things and Annie is really seeming to listen an want to learn. Jake has great follow through and I enjoy the daily recap so I know what we need to work on in the evenings.
Thanks for the email- we had a fabulous weekend with Gus and his new tricks!! (Name, sit and down- and getting a little better with the crate!) I even expanded his repertoire and added "Kisses"! :) He loves Jake and we do too...would recommend this program to anyone already- and we still have this week!!
Thank you so much for everything you did with P.Nut last month. You fundamentally changed the way he (and we) behave and we will be forever grateful!
Thank you so very much for the amazing care and training for Brita. You have a great gift, thanks for sharing it.