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Coach Jenny Strozinsky's Testimonials

Puppy class was a great experience for both Sophie and I. She loved the socialization, and I loved all the instruction. Your feedback was crucial, on point, non-threatening, and much appreciated. So much so that we immediately signed up for Level 1 Obedience with you as our trainer. Your knowledge, enthusiasm, and fantastic communication, and great eye contact make for a great training experience, for we all know that it isn't the dogs that are being trained -- it's their owners! Thanks Jenny!

Jane F.
We had a BLAST and we look forward to taking classes again soon. Thank you for a very laid-back and fun approach to training!

Trina S.
This puppy class was really fun, upbeat, and packed with good stuff! I learned a lot! So did Pumpernickel! The best part is being able to ask about individual problems my pup has; it was like having a personal trainer! Thanks again for the help! I hope to be in class with you again soon.
Maisey T.

We are very happy with Jenny as a dog trainer! She is positive, upbeat, very knowledgeable, and has an obvious love of dogs and teaching their people how to train them.

Jenny was very patient with us, and never made us feel bad if our dog didn't perform correctly during class. She didn't let us off the hook, though, either, which I really appreciated, but was positive and encouraging to us to keep working with our dog at home, and if we did our dog would learn the behavior we were trying to teach him.

Jenny provided a lot of content and substance to our classes. We took a class at a different company and were very disappointed in that the trainer made it seem more like a play date than a training class. Not Jenny at Canine Coach! We loved how Jenny fit so much content into our classes, but didn't make us feel overloaded.

She reviewed previous skills learned before teaching new skills so we felt successful:)

We will be returning to Jenny at Canine coach for Level 2 classes--we are definitely satisfied customers! We have other companies that are located much closer to our home, but it's definitely worth the drive once you find such a great teacher/dog trainer.

Susan O
Jenny did a fantastic job coaching us and our dear Riley through puppy class on to obedience I. Jenny's classes are engaging and informative. She explains next steps in a very practical, easy-to-understand way. Though Jenny had a natural ability with the pups, she made us novice owners feel empowered and not intimidated by her skill. Riley progressed SO much during classes. It is clear to everyone how much Jenny loves dogs. I would definitely recommend Canine Coach and Jenny to other dog owners.

Thank you!
Laura B
I loved your class. I have been training dogs since the early 90's and your class is one of the better ones I have taken. I loved that you made class time productive for all owners and dogs enrolled, regardless if there was an issue behind a dog and owner being enrolled. Every dog/owner team got the most possible out of each class. It was thrilling to see all dogs advance over the weeks. I also valued the real life application of the exercises we did in class.

Lastly, you treat all owners with respect and interject appropriate, light hearted humor that allows people to relax and then their dogs relax.

Thanks for a great class and as soon as I get done with PT I will be taking another class from you.

Gail T.
Thanks so much- I loved Jenny- she was super and everything she said and taught me was spot on- Kitt ended up learning self control and how to better conduct herself and is doing very well in her adopted home!

Best
Alex C
Jenny is a great teacher. She has a lot of experience, she made us feel comfortable as new dog owners and she has a very positive command over the class. Most of all she has a lot of information that you can start applying from day one. We started in Puppy class with our 9 week old lab and our confidence grew tremendously over the 5 weeks. I credit this to Jenny's instruction, her positive attitude and passion for the subject. We are very thankful to her and Canine Coach.

Rob R.
We just recently completed Obedience 1 with Jenny at the South Mpls location with our newly rescued pit bull and I wanted to say how happy we were with the class and Jenny! We learned so much and Fawkes is really shining at home with the lessons we learned in class. Jenny is patient and so knowledgable, we loved it!

Thank you very much!!

Warmly,
Sarah N
I took the Leash Walk class with Annette and I am still in Obedience I classes right now. I also took Puppy classes with Pauli and Jennifer. I LOVE all the classes, they are all so good. My dog Mickey loves them too. I will highly recommend The Canine Coach to anyone who wants/needs dog training.

Thank you!
Susan C
Terrific experiences with trainers at Canine Coach. Both Jenny and Jordan are professional, helpful and educated in the art of dogs!

Cynthia L.
Ginger and I truly enjoyed the training classes. Jenny is an amazing trainer and makes the classes fun and enjoyable. We looked forward to going to class every sunday evening. Everything we worked on during the 6 week course has been extremely helpful, not only in our home but in public places as well. I would and have recommend the canine coach to friends.

Kristin B
Jenny is passionate about being a dog trainer. That is obvious in her skill and attention to detail. She customizes the class for each dog since they are all different. She's easy to understand and follow. I took the leash walking class with her and it was amazing. My dog walks beautifully on a leash and that was possible in just 3 short sessions. She's friendly and genuinely cares about your experience in the class.

Thank you Jenny!

Maggie Christopher
I looked forward to every class. Jenny is very energetic and is good at motivating me to maintain structure with my dog. I am a better dog owner and Rufus is a better dog because of her.

Travis F
I want to extend a huge thank you to trainer Jenny for her wonderful instruction in the dog-to-dog socialization class that we took with our dog Maxine. She was both a really great, attentive instructor and also a very warm, friendly person…it made learning fun for all of us! The lessons provided us (both humans AND dog!) with a foundation that has proven to be instrumental in helping improve Max’s skills as a doggie citizen.

Week after week, Jenny guided us through exercises that not only helped build confidence within our dog, but more importantly formed a better human-dog bond that relied on trust, comfort, and control. As we continued to complete both classes and homework, I was starting to see a HUGE improvement in how Max listened and responded to me. I never imagined that I would see such a drastic change…but it happened! As the improvements continued, I became more and more proud of her, and she just wanted to please me more. It really brought our relationship closer. Plus, Max can now see other dogs without having a complete meltdown.

A big plus about the class as well, we were never once made to feel like we have a “bad dog” or that we were “bad parents.” Having an under- or non-social dog can be embarrassing, but I didn’t feel that way here. Jenny made us feel comfortable and listened to our concerns, and paid attention to each person and dog as an individual. Also, before our first class, I was nervous that the environment might be volatile or explosive with 6 under-socialized dogs in the same room, but utmost care is taken for the safety of everyone in class and Jenny maintained control at all times. Overall our experience was fantastic, and I HIGHLY recommend her!

Thanks!!!
Kerri & Maxine H
The Boot Camp has been a first class experience thus far. It is a privilege to have Jenny work with Murphy and with us - to learn from her the essential canine parenting tools that we should have and consistently apply. Murphy is a highly energetic dog and we are on a "journey", but we love him dearly. Jenny is very persistent and patient with Murphy. Jenny also demonstrates great time management as she integrates the basic program core but is also addressing Murphy's issues as we raise them (and there are several!). We can see that Jenny cares about Murphy in the way she communicates and works with him. With Jenny's guidance both Murphy and we should have a better life together in the future - as long as we stick to the program both during Boot Camp and afterward :). The facility is very neat, clean and organized. Chad has also been helpful with a couple tips for Murphy's handoff in the mornings. All the team members are knowledgeable, professional and very friendly!

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Deanna and Gary C.
This woman! She has saved my sanity and very likely Ginsberg’s quality of life. She works doggie miracles. If you’re ever looking for a trainer to help you with a challenging pup, proceed directly to Canine Coach and request Jenny.

Kathleen K