Dog Trainer Profile: Jessica Freedman

Starting this month and continuing into 2018, Sublime K9 will be expanding our website and social media presence so that our existing & potential customers can get to know more about our Dog Training services and Our Expert Dog Training Staff.

Trainer Profile: Jessica Freedman, CDT & Sublime K9 Owner

Credentials:
Certified Dog Trainer National K9
Certified in reactivity training and marker training
Trained in Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT)

How long have you been training dogs professionally?
I have been training dogs professionally for 15 years.

What was the moment you knew you wanted to Train Dogs?
I fell in love with my first dog at the age of 21. She was a boxer, who had some issues, which led me to research the appropriate training techniques. I became so intrigued with canine behavior to specific and dogs in general so I decided to make a career of working with dogs and started a dog walking business.

While running this business I came across a dog (a client) that I was supposed to walk each day. The dog simply needed some extra exercise. The problem was that the dog feared new people, including me. I thought, wait this is supposed to be enjoyable for the dog!

How did you get started formally training Dogs?
I called a local trainer and started asking for advice to assist with the Dog. They worked with me to help me get to a point where our walks were actually enjoyable. After that, the local trainer offered me an apprenticeship with her and her company…the rest is history.

Have you found certain Canine breeds to be a challenge to train?
I don’t have a particular breed in general that has been a major challenge. The issues I come across are not really breed specific they come in all shapes and sizes. All breeds are different in temperament and physical capabilities.

What is the best advice you can give Dog Owners?
Dog training takes persistence and consistency. My advice to owners is to stick with the training techniques we implement, long term. Also, have fun training your dog! If you enjoy it, so will your dog.