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2014 Best Of

Coach Jess Kittredge Testimonials

Jess is our FAVORITE, FAVORITE, FAVORITE trainer EVER. We've taken 4 classes with her (Obedience I, II, Intro to Disc, and Disc Dog) and owe all of Ruby's good behavior to Jess's amazing dog-training abilities.

She has been so incredibly helpful; I've recommended both her and The Canine Coach to nearly every dog owner I know. We will continue to check off every class you offer as it's so beneficial to our relationship with Ruby. Plus, we just love coming to class; it's always so fun!

Thank you for making our first year as dog owners not only bearable, but enjoyable as well!

Megan B.

So proud of my girl. From her very first class cowering under the chair refusing to move, Rhaenys was curious and loved her advanced obedience at Ace Hardware. I never thought she would have this much confidence and I owe it all to the Canine Coach! A year and a half of nonstop training with them has turned my abused farm dog into a confident dog. She might still have a little to go but she's come so far! Jess Kittredge and Blair thanks for all you do!!

Brianna L.J.

You are the best dog trainer ever!

Terri J.
Puppy class has been fun and we look forward to it! Jess has been great, you can tell she loves what she does! Mike and Jill R.
I finished week 6 of the level 1 obedience class and was really happy with the class :) I loved that it was structured enough to where I felt like I was getting a lot of really productive/structured training sessions in each session with Nellie. My schedule is really busy (as everyones' is) and it's just me and my puppy, so I was concerned at first that I would fall behind some of the people who seemed to get a lot more serious training sessions in during the week (which I did, but definitely not daily), but it was great to see that the class is really what you make of it, and it's just a good place to come in and ask questions and learn foundational skills. Jess was really great—super laidback, and always seemed to maintain control of the class (which I'm sure was a challenge with a class full of puppies and young dogs learning basic obedience). Most importantly, I could totally tell she was there because she loves dogs and wants the best outcome for them & their owners, so that made me happy and made me feel like I was in the right place for Nel

Emily B
Jess is really awesome! She's an excellent teacher. Everyone had a great time, she explained things well and kept the class moving along so it was interesting and fun. I learned a lot too.

It was great to see her in an arena that she knows really well, the sports dog stuff. WOW!

You are so sweet. You are a FABULOUS teacher, and I totally enjoyed you. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Jill P.
Thanks again for such a great Obedience class – you have a great teaching style, very positive and encouraging for both people and dogs and I’m really glad I found the K9 coach!

Casey M.

Thanks for the great class. Ryan, Nora, and I had a lot of fun!

Susan M
Thank you again for Disc 1 class. I appreciate your patience and teaching knowledge. I would be interested in the Disc 2 class. In the meantime, Tilly and I will continue to work on our disc skills. Hopefully she will realize that the Disc can be just as exciting the Chuckit ball. It looks like the weather is going to turn nice soon so then we can do more “golf-course” work to improve our disc skills.

Thank you again and have a great week.
Greg M.

Thanks for all your hard work and making the Scent Class so fun!

Jennifer F.
Hi Jess! I just wanted to say thank you for being awesome. I learned a ton in your class, and Hunter caught 3 discs today. I was so proud and happy. It wouldn't have happened without you're patience and dedication (and your willingness to answer 17 million questions). Hope you're having a great day!

Casey V.
Very impressed. Our trainer is really awesome! Go Jess! In a single first one hour session we already have a better more appropriate little beastie. And we were in puppy hell before this. Well worth the money! I highly recommend. Easy techniques that are doable for the whole family.

Krista B.

Love this place! The trainers are friendly and very professional. They offer an assortment of classes throughout the Twin Cities. We especially love Coach Jess!

Niky B.
Many thanks for being a wonderful teacher--such a great class--enjoyed every minute of it...ok, maybe not the howling that Stella produces :) Enjoy the day!


Mary S.

I very much enjoyed your class and Clem continues to grow right before my eyes

Lonnie M.

Thank you so much yet again Jess! You have been seriously awesome, really appreciate your help with everything.

Paige P.
We have really enjoyed the class and hope to sign up for it again in the future.

Audrey A.
Thanks Jess for everything! We had a great time, and learned so much!!!

Teryn G.

We are currently in Jess' Triebball class and continuing to make progress. Rhaenys was even a great little demonstrator dog the other day in class learning the command, "Freeze". She has become super goofy puppy at classes and loves Jess, with this latest class being our third with her.

You guys have been, and will continue to be, imperative to her progress in becoming a confident, happy dog.

Bri L.
Thanks for your teaching. It was helpful to see some areas where Manitou could use some work with recall, even after 2 classes!

Sally G.
Hi Maureen,

Wow what a trooper Jess is. We proceeded with class today in the rain ! Jess gets a gold star for outstanding dedication to her work. She got totally totally soaked. Thanks to her four of us with really high-energy dogs got to run our dogs' little brains out!!

I just wanted to let you know that you have an exceptional employee.

Warmest regards,

Angela E.

Thank you for teaching our class on Sunday. The hour flew by! I really enjoyed the red light/green light activity so much. You had us all participating the entire hour. You also gave us skill challenges when someone else was doing a one on one. It kept Teddy and I focused for the entire hour. Your enthusiasm was contagious.
At the end of our class normally I am the only one who says thank you our coach. I think I heard that from almost everyone on Sunday. Just wanted you to know that I noted a shared reaction to your teaching.
Teddy also had no outbursts at all. (Oh, he thought about it very seriously on e and then decided that would not be wise.)
It was so clear that you love being the Canine Coach! We are so thankful to have your help and coaching.

We lick you so much,
Carol and Teddy

Dear Jess,

We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the agility class. You are a great teacher and made it so much fun.

Ellen S.
Thanks for all the good tips and training you provided to us. I feel like you really cared about each dog and I really appreciated your training style.

All the best,

Linda T. and Jatte

I had a great time in Jess' Agility class! Jess was super friendly and knowledgeable about how to get our dogs to do the various Agility exercises.

Julie P.

Hi Jess,

Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful Disc Dog class. You are a great trainer.

Again thanks a lot!
Tara M
Thanks for a great Level II class! We really enjoyed your approach and the interest you seemed to have in the success of each dog.

Brittni B.
Thanks so much for both Poppy's agility and Ruby's Disc class. Both super fun:)

Nancy L.

Hi Jess,
I really enjoyed your level one obedience class and it has made life with our energetic rescue dog Maggie much more manageable and enjoyable.

Brenna G.
Kaze and I had a blast at Agility 2. Thanks so much for your excellent training.

Larry F.
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.
[Agility Class]
She's loving it! She comes happy and leaves happier. We love it!

Lisa M
Hi Jess,
Laddie passed the test!
Thank you for your cheerful coaching throughout these last weeks. I so enjoyed taking this class.

Kind Regards,
Mary L.
Jess is truly an expert in dog training. I have taken both her Puppy class and her Level 1 Obedience class, and her love for animals is very apparent. Not only has she completely trained my 5 month old puppy how to properly act, but she has trained me how to be a great leader when it comes to training my dog. She has shown so much support by providing great training advice, even outside of class!

I would recommend attending her classes to anyone I know!


Andrea C.