We’ve enjoyed our relationship over the 2 years since we rescued Smokie, and believe our
relationship with Smokie has improved significantly because of your animal behavior knowledge and
Smokie was a 3+ year old border collie when we got her from the Denver Humane Society the end of
October, 2006. Immediately after getting Smokie, we realized that she is a very dominant dog and
seemed to be aggressive towards other dogs. You've been able to help us manage her dominance
through proper training and ensuring we are the leader of the relationship. We’ve progressed from
having an aggressive dog to one that is managed and more of a normal border collie.
knowledge and confidence to enjoy and appreciate, and have a happier dog.
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the Malamute Rescue Showcase ring with Steve at the Malamute Nationals in Denver, CO, in
October 2010. See the video here: Denali
Lara and I cannot thank Jennifer enough for all the help she’s provided us with our new malamute, Denali.
When we adopted him from the Polaris Malamute Rescue in October 2007, he seemed like a really sweet dog.
Although it took some “sorting out” between him and our other two malamutes, we felt like he was going to be a
great addition to the family. A few weeks after bringing him home, though, we started having some real
behavioral problems. After he attacked me twice, we thought that we were going to have to put him down. I didn’t
want to have an uncontrollable 90 pound beast that could potentially hurt my wife or other humans that we came
into contact with.
After much soul searching and research, we came across Jennifer. With all of her experience with aggressive
dogs, we decided to see if there was anything she could do to help us prior to making that last, definitive
decision with Denali. After evaluating him, she informed us that we had a severely dominant dog that we were
“reading” and handling the completely wrong way. Although there are no guarantees with severely dominant
dogs such as this, she said with we could significantly change his behavior through training and environmental
controls. We didn’t give too much hope to this working, but we decided to try.
The results have been simply amazing. We’ve taken Denali through Level 1 and Level 2 training, and we have
incorporated Jennifer’s other suggestions for modifying our lifestyle to deal with a “problem dog” like him. Since
that second attack, we’ve had no violent episodes with Denali in the last year. With the increased structure and
discipline we’ve imposed on him (through Jennifer’s instructions), he is much happier and calmer and has
integrated with the other dogs incredibly well. Both of us now feel totally comfortable around him knowing that
we’re doing what it takes to be in control. I can honestly say that Denali wouldn’t be here had it not been for
Steve and Lara Daniel
When I got my little puppy she was "the cutest thing ever".
Unfortunately I had no idea how I was about to be trained. Within 6 months I felt like the chewy toy/dog walker. I
use the phrase "Dog Walker" loosely. She was walking me, darting after everything that moved and wrapping
herself around me and regularly tripping me up, just completely out of control.
Needless to say my cute little puppy had become a danger not only to myself but herself as well. I was more
worried about what she would do, like dart out into traffic, than my own safety.
All of these issues I knew were not her fault, I had not taken the roll of the pack leader, thus becoming the chewy
toy. Then I was referred to Jennifer. Our first training lesson started off with Mollie once again wrapping around
my legs before we even got through the door.
With Jennifer's guidance, and my persistence, I learned how to transition from the chewy toy to the leader, help
Mollie learn how to behave on a walk and in a crowd. This summer I walked her down the busy Main Street of
Telluride with confidence. I can now walk her off leash without the worry of her darting out into a busy street.
Jennifer has helped make owning a dog a pleasure instead of a chore. Now I am complimented all the time
how my 2 year old lab is so well behaved and what a good girl she is.
I can’t express the thanks I have for Jennifer and how she teaches you to train your dog. Great Danes are very loving,
humorous and mischievous that is why it is so important to have a well trained Great Dane.
Koda was an abused Dane that had so much potential. Working with Jennifer helped Koda learn and grow to be a
wonderful ambassador for Great Danes. I can’t thank Jennifer enough for her hard work and dedication.
President, Great Dane Assistance League
Jennifer Hime’s Front Range K-9 Academy saved my sanity and my dog!
I was given a 5 ½ month old Shiba Inu after her original owner was unable to care for her. The first two weeks
I thought I was going to lose my mind and thought I should give her back! I contacted Jennifer. I felt an instant
connection with her because of her reassuring and calm demeanor.
She and her trainers talked me “down off the ledge” since I was in a state of total frustration with my crazy,
unruly, untrained, energetic, bratty, snarky, funny dog! I called her and was literally in tears.
After only two training sessions, I knew that Jennifer was a remarkable trainer and Takara and I were on our
way to being a great team.
Thank you Jennifer for your knowledge, teaching ability, patience, humor and instilling the concept of
responsible dog ownership. I love my dog and know you’ve given me the skills and confidence to work with
her and train her to be a truly great companion. I can’t thank Jennifer enough for all she has done and
continues to do.
I wanted to give you an update on Ritz and thank you for all your help training her. She went up for adoption
last Thursday and was adopted the same day.... I don't know who adopted Ritz, but when I returned her, I
gave the Dumb Friends' League a sheet I typed up detailing her personality and training, and included your
info. I hope whomever adopted her will continue her training, or at least contact you if they have questions
about her training.
Thank you again for all your help. The last week that I had Ritz, all her training really started to click for her.
She wasn't just listening better, she was actually looking to me for instruction! She had pretty much master
the "heel" command. I walked her through a crowd of 300+ people walking towards us, and while she got
excited and wanted to say hi to everyone, she stayed right next to my side. I was also able to walk her in the
"heel" position through PetsMart. And every time I stopped to look at something, she sat down without me
looking at her or giving the "sit" command! And I noticed that even when she wasn't officially on "heel", she
stayed pretty close to me, and almost never walked on my right side. She was even starting to come more
consistently and was getting better off-leash. I could walk her to and from the parking lot off leash without her
Your training methods really helped turn Ritz into a fantastic dog. Because of her training, I think her new
owners will be able to appreciate her much more.
Thank you! I hope to keep in touch!
What a life saver you have been! I remember our first session with Bailey (a Yorkie puppy mill survivor—he
had been locked in a cage for an entire year) and you determined that he was salvageable. Bailey was one
year old and very fearful, timid, aggressive and adorable all wrapped into one when I adopted him. I spent
many evenings lying on the floor with my hand extended and my head turned from him so that he didn’t feel
threatened by me. Baby steps and he was soon touching my hand with his nose, and then he realized that
treats were a good thing and he began to take food from me (still not very food motivated).
I’ve called you many times out of frustration and not knowing which way to turn with him and you’ve talked me
through each of our dilemmas (even when I didn’t know if I could continue to manage this dog). In 10
months we’ve been through Level 3 training and Fun Agility and what a different dog he is now. He is
gaining confidence on a daily basis, he loves to do “school”, greets people at the door and settles right down
when they come in, behaves fairly well at the groomers and even wants up in my lap now and then, and is
becoming a very well behaved dog. We still have some potty issues, but I’ve tried to maintain my patience
and he certainly has made great strides in so many other areas. I could never have done this without your
guidance and support.
Thank you so much!
-We have done other training and the past, and the training at Front Range K9 Academy has BY FAR been
the best and most effective
-The training at Front Range K9 Academy is practical and has yielded impressive results. Our dog's
behavior has improved dramatically after just completing Level 1.
-The attention and direction from Jennifer at Front Range K9 Academy has been awesome. Our dog has
never been so focused, behaved, and happy. We now know how to handle our dog in any situation we
Thank you so much for your help, Jennifer!! This has been such an enjoyable experience working with you!
And I like my new hobby :) and seeing Gretchen's potential. I definitely want to continue on with Level 2 and
eventually some other fun classes. Maybe agility? Thanks!!
Additional Testimonials from over the years:
I just have to share Rudy's success with you. We have been practicing heeling and she is doing awesome. I can't believe how much she has learned in the
past few weeks. Tonight, as we were practicing out in front of my house, a couple walked by with their two Italian Greyhounds that Rudy usually LOVES to bark at
and pull on the leash to go greet. Tonight I asked her to sit beside me as they walked past and she sat there calmly the whole time! It is amazing to see the
changes in her behavior.
I took Maggie out <heeling> last night in the rain. Man, she is smart! She is catching on really quickly. I'm loving this!
Thanks so much,
It's been about 2 years since we had our last lesson with you, so chances are you don't remember me. You helped us with Mokee, our overly aggressive
(frightened) mutt (mostly australian cattle dog). I'd like to thank you again for your help. I thought we'd have to find another home for her but with your help (which
was my last resort), we have been enjoying her again and we understand her needs.
Jennifer, I hope you remember Sox and me. We came to you around Christmas 2005. You were trying to sell your townhouse if that helps put it in a time frame
for you. Sox is a rescue English Springer Spaniel with severe separation anxiety. You helped me work with him until we were able to overcome his fear of being
left along and the destruction that went along with his anxiety. I have moved to Virginia since our training and I was able to use the techniques that we worked on
with him again after the move to help him settle in to our new home.
Thanks for everything you have done for Sox enjoy his life and our home!
...more testimonials on the way...if you had a great experience with us, let us know! Email Jennifer at: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your canine