I am so grateful to Ejay for bringing the perfect pup into my life. He helped me through the whole process, starting with doggy matchmaking. Ejay took the time to get to know my daily life, personality, and priorities, so that he could make the perfect match! (Sometimes it's spooky how similar Migo and I are, but in the best way.) He screened adoptable dogs and then did temperament testing to prevent potential issues down the line. I wouldn't have known what red flags to look for and which things were trainable. Ejay was able to look my rescue dog's complete lack of manners to see my "diamond-in-the-rough." He was very honest about his assessment and spot-on with his predictions. I really appreciated his candor when he told me how much work it would be to train and exercise my young male pup, and I'm so glad that Ejay was there every step of the way to lead me through the very rewarding challenge. I cannot fully describe the transformation that Migo made under Ejay's guidance! Migo barely knew sit- let alone any house rules. The worst issue was his demand barking... In just 6 sessions, he was a much happier, calmer dog. He knows the expectations of the house and the dog-park, plus sit, down, stay, go-to, leave it, touch, come, and more! His demand barking is almost completely gone in a matter of months (and noticeably better after just a week). Migo made so much progress but he didn't even think it was a chore. He was SO excited to learn new things. Ejay is obviously an expert at reading dog's body language and was able to change plans with ease based on Migo's cues. To call Ejay a dog-trainer does not capture all he does. I think dog social worker might be a more accurate term. He helps you change the environment, from home set-up to feeding norms. He worked with everyone in Migo's life to ensure consistency and clear expectations. If an issue develops, Ejay can quickly assess a problem and find a solution- sometimes it's pretty simple too, for example a change in behavior. One of Ejay's best qualities is how well he explains how dogs work. He has so much knowledge that he wants to share and is really good at expressing it. He is like a professor of dog psychology and culture, and a translator between dog and human language. I remember so many times during training sessions that my mind was blown, like "Wow! That's why they do that." Ejay's explanation of travel vs. territory walks, plus all his leash training, changed my life and made walks with Migo a joy rather than a chore. I think one of the best testaments to Ejay's work is the comments I get from people when they meet Migo or see us walking or watch his sprint across the park when I say his name. Once I was at a pet store and the trainer there was complimenting Migo's attention to me with all the distractions, and then she was shocked to learn I had only had him for 1.5 months at that point. I am unbelievably impressed and so thankful that Ejay came into our lives! Those training sessions are the best investment I've made in my happiness. He has taken us so far in just 3 months, and I cannot wait for what is next- maybe therapy dog training and skijoring! I have complete faith that Ejay will take us wherever we want to go.
Emma Joy and Migo