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2014 Best Of

Coach Jake Faas' Testimonials

My very independent minded coonhound and I just finished Level 1 Obedience. I had had my dog for 6 weeks prior to starting the class, and as a senior rescue, we were having some challenges. Jake was an awesome trainer who helped us learn basic obedience, but most importantly gave me the tools to understand my dog, change my behaviors, and help him build respect for me.

Jake and Jess both went above and beyond when I called on them for additional advice to address some specific challenges. I'm so thankful for the great work of Canine Coach! The trainers are knowledgable and passionate about their work. Looking forward to the next class!

Amanda V.

Pooches gracias!

Thank you for your great coaching - both canine and human! It has been a treat to work with you.

Dale, Joan and Izzi F.
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.

PLEASE pass on to Jake major kudo's; I could write a long letter re: all of his positives!

Have a great weekend!
Steve W.
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!!

-Nicolle F
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!

Bri F.
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.

Susan K
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.

Valerie K
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 :)

Nancy M
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.

Liz G.
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.

Greta H.

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.

Thanks for all you do!
Briehn M.
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!!!

Lisa B.

Coach Jake,
Thank you and Canine Coach for putting together such a great program for reactive dogs. It's helped my dog Harry and myself better understand each other and the world we live in. I was impressed with your ability to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of each dog. I feel like I've been equipped with tools and knowledge that will help me recognize and try to prevent dog aggression. I'm grateful that you do what you do as you have such a tremendous gift.

Brittany F
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.

Baxter had so much fun and is doing great with his walking on a leash.

We will be taking more classes as soon. Thanks again for everything,
Amy and Baxter K
The class is great. Jake is a great teacher and Tiny seems to be responding.

Michelle S

Thank you so much for all the work you have done with Zurich. We have seen such a difference in him.

Thanks again,
Michelle and Joy T.P.
Wrigley is doing great! Jake made me teary eyed Friday, as of all the terriers we have owned...Wrigley is the most spirited...hyper...distracted that we have ever owned. And she walked outside without pulling and being crazy.

Laura C
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.

I had been feeling so overwhelmed with our puppy and I left the class feeling like I had just been given tools to help him become a well mannered boy. THANK YOU!!! We will be doing a lot of practicing this week. :)

Bryn W
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.

Max has just started agility classes at the St. Louis Park K9C and is doing so well. I look forward to building our own agility course this summer so we can practice more often and introduce Maggie to it as well.

Thank you again for all your hard work to train M&M. Our household is much happier since their Bootcamp experience!

Thank you,
Julie & Shawn W, Max & Maggie

There are no words to describe how thankful Dane and I are for what you have accomplished with Junior. Not only have you shown him the ropes of how to be a good little guy, but you taught him how to trust and the thought of that brings me tears. Junior is really going to miss seeing you, and I know the feeling is mutual.

We will be in touch!"

Nicole, Dane, & Junior

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.

Sameer P .
He was amazing and gave me hope.

Tori S
We LOVE this place.

Right now we are doing, "Obedience 1" with my 8 month old, Robot, with another AWESOME teacher Jake. He rocks! Super knowledgeable, patient, positive, and overall fun class.

We love the classes there, even though we often are not A+ students! It's so ruff!

Brittany H.
Hi Jake,
Just want to let you know how grateful we are for your help last night. I (Mary) was able to take Annie for a really nice walk this morning. She didn't resist me putting the harness on her (the correct way) and it is so much easier to walk her and let her have a little freedom during the walk.

Mary & Gary E.
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.

Thanks for checking in!
I really enjoyed the classes with you. You are so good with the dogs and they just love you.

Mitzi & Judy S.

My daughter and Rylie are enjoying our obedience level 2 class tremendously with Jake.

Kris E.
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!

Charlotte F.
Thank you. You're a great teacher! I'LL BE BACK!!!!

Heather F.
Murdock has improved so much from the first class. Everyone is impressed when he shows off his skills. THANK YOU!

Angie A.
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.

You guys were great, thanks for having us in the class, helping us both learn some things, and keeping everyone feeling safe through it all. No mean feat, and I will certainly recommend Canine Coach to my friends.

All the best, Joe W and Cleo
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!

Kelly D.
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.

Laura P
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!

Joan B
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!"

Cindy B.
I am very happy with boot camp. Fraizer can't wait to get there each morning.

Thank you,
Barbara M.
We LOVE boot camp! Jake is an amazing trainer and Ruthie is learning so much so quickly! We are very impressed with the program!

Ashley C.
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!

Happy holidays, Annie C
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.

Doreen C
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!!

Krissy S.
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!

Best of luck with your future endeavors, Take care,

Ian, Jenny and P. Nut
Thank you so very much for the amazing care and training for Brita. You have a great gift, thanks for sharing it.

Karen W.