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Helping, Training, Loving Dogs.

Thoughtful dog training; leading the handler to meet the dog where he or she is and building on their natural traits, tendencies and desires to promote a bond between human and dog to accomplish simple and complex training goals. Using games to drive behavior learning is fun for everyone. 


Set up for success.

Reinforce the behaviors you want.

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Professional Member of the

Association of Professional Dog Trainers


Training for every dog

Training for every dog


With a relationship built on good communication and trust, we can develop basic obedience skills for the pet dog. In 6 weeks' time, we will cover skills and commands important for every dog and handler such as common positions, focus, leave it, come, stay, leash skills and more!

$475/ 6 sessions

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Six weeks of training sessions covering foundational skills for dog handling and training. Such as communication, handling, leash skills, basic commands, and more. The first three sessions will be virtual to lay the basics, then the last three sessions will be in person where we can build skills with real-life distractions and interactions!

$420/ 6 sessions



Training between dog, handler and trainer. Focused training will happen between the trainer and dog. The trainer will coach the handler to help acquire mastery. Follow up with a recap and homework will be provided. 

$85/ hr
(10% off bulk)



I will focus on a behavior of your choosing, develop a training plan, and followup with homework for you to practice and learn how to manage and train your dog too!

$75/ hr
(10% off bulk)

Settled inVermont!


Training available for limited clients

We have settled our family and nested into our home here in Williston, Vermont.

Moving from DC I left some of the BEST clients, volunteer organizations, and friends a trainer could dream of, the birthplace of our kiddos, the origin of multiple businesses, and more than a decade of love, loss, laughter, and growth. I am able to look back at SO much progress with each and every client & the rescue of hundreds of dogs! From alert barking, kennel training, basic obedience, tricks skills, and more. I am so grateful for the opportunity to build my business with LBRG volunteers, adopters, and clients, and I will forever be grateful for the trust you put in me. 

I am very excited to put my experience to work here in Vermont. My availability is limited due to my family's schedule. Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM.

With love, gratitude, & joy,



 Jackie is an incredible dog trainer and handler. Her understanding of dog behavior, willingness to offer her time and expertise to the rescue community and incredible patience have positioned her as a valuable resource at The Little Black Dog Rescue Group.

Sarah S.




Do you have a particular challenge you’re trying to work through? Would you like a better relationship with and understanding of your dog?

Contact me today -

 I can help!

I'll be in touch as soon as possible!





The Little Black Dog Rescue Group

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​Black dogs are traditionally passed over for adoption in favor of light coated dogs. Our goal is to help any abandoned, mistreated, or abused dog find the best possible home in the DMV regardless of breed, color, or size. We strive to achieve this goal with compassion, transparency, and a strong sense of responsibility to our dogs, applicants, volunteers, foster families, and supporters.  


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The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) elevates animal behavior consulting and training worldwide through ethical standards and the effective use of Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) practices.

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

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Our courses are taught in a manner that respects the physical and emotional well being of both the dog and handler. Our philosophy is to be kind, always.

We meet our students where they are…you don’t have sign a pledge and we don’t specify how students should or should not train.  We provide you with effective and dog friendly options; what you do with that information is up to you. 

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Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

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The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®), established in 2001, is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Thousands of dog training professionals worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications as a mark of high professional distinction.

Capital Dog Training Club

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The Capital Dog Training Club of Washington, DC is an all-volunteer organization providing training and activities for dogs and their handlers.

American Kennel Club

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Founded in 1884, the not-for-profit AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for all dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.

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