Having never had a dog before, I really didn't know what I was doing or getting myself into. With Joey away for most of the week and only he having had dogs before, care for Kokanee was going to be left mostly to me. She was a rescue dog, young, lots of energy and almost no training. I was more than a little overwhelmed! This is where I was lucky enough to find Justine. She was exactly what I needed; someone to train me, and train the dog. Through our sessions I was able to improve Kokanee's engagement with me and her obedience, which in turn calmed her down and made her more settled in her new home. These sessions gave me a confidence with her that I'd lacked. Later, Justine was kind enough to switch focus from training me, to training Joey, to update his techniques, so that we could be consistent with Kokanee. A year on, applying what we've learned, Kokanee is well behaved and we are happy with her progress. I'm definitely planning to take more sessions with Justine in the future.
Our experience with Justine was wonderful. We adopted Izzy, a very sweet 4 year old miniature poodle and wanted some help training him to walk without pulling on his leash. Justine's instruction was casual and clear. She took great care teaching us what cues Izzy would respond to and why. Her focus was all about creating opportunities to praise and love and have fun. It was clear that training our pet required training the owner first...and her respect and commitment to us was warm, friendly and professional.
We know that if we don't behave fairly and consistently (and my discipline leaves plenty to be desired) our dog won't necessarily maintain his skill level. So we go back to the basics Justine taught us and everything falls into place, just like life.
We highly recommend Justine for any level of dog training and service. Thank you so much Justine.
Janet, Mike and Anne
Good Vibes offered dog training that was more than we could have hoped for. As new pet owners we were desperate for some guidance and assistance in training our dog. Justine provided us with much more than that. It became clear to us very quickly that we had just as much (if not more) to learn as our puppy. Our dog learned how to master his commands and we became much more confident in delivering them to him. Friends and family are impressed with how far we have all come thanks to the training we received. I would, and have, recommended this service to anyone looking for great support, clear guidance and quality training.
Kelly Burke & Adam Lamon