I’m so blessed to work with my clients and their wonderful companions. Here are just a handful of happy results from the thousands of clients and dogs I have coached toward better relationships!
“Pam Jackson is a life-changer! My spouse and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. A natural “alpha,” she taught me how to be a leader with our dogs, Raffa (a bossy female cattle mix) and Flip Diego (a tenacious male terrier chihuahua). Both dogs used to pull on a leash, rush the front door, and jump on guests as they came in. Now, they walk at my side, wait at the door, and every guest has commented on how calm and well-behaved they are since beginning to train with Pam. We all love her and respond to her leadership, patience, and kindness.
I tried, unsuccessfully, to train them on my own with treats before my spouse insisted that I call Pam. Guess what? Praise from training is so much more effective than treats! And the dogs are healthier and happier for it, too. If you do the exercises Pam assigns, you will surely get positive results. Our dogs are more balanced, respectful, and—perhaps the best benefit of all—affectionate with us and each other. Training has profoundly improved our relationship with our dogs. We even took them to an outdoor restaurant recently, and they behaved beautifully. Thank you for all you have done for us, Pam! You are a godsend!” – Karina Young & Deborah Tucker
“Pam Jackson did such a wonderful job training my two Pappions for me. She came to my home four days a week to train Lucky and Gigi. I recommend Pam as an excellent, well versed trainer. She is dependable, caring, and kind. Both dogs obey so well and are so much easier to live with. I highly recommend Pam.” – Geri Verga
“I will admit that choosing a Dog Trainer from the phone book may not always be a winning game plan but in the case of Pam Jackson, I was pleasantly surprised with her professionalism as well as the effectiveness of her training methods. Pam’s methods showed immediate results and her demonstrations provided me the guidance to train myself on the proper methods to get the best results from our Goldendoodle, Cinzia. Cinzia has always been somewhat shy with people but the mere mention of Pam’s name, a few minutes prior to her coming for training, was enough to excite Cinzia almost as much as playing with her ball. Cinzia really responded to Pam, but more importantly, Pam insured that with each training session Cinzia was responding tome. Left with our assignment for the week, Pam would be on her way and expected results upon her return a week later. Cinzia and I tried very hard to please her and we were always thrilled when Pam gave us praise for a good week’s work. I highly recommend Pam Jackson, not just for your dog, but for dog owners as well, for I learned that if a dog is poorly trained it is usually the fault of the owner and not the dog. Two paws WAY up!” – John Pieper
“Pam Jackson has been training our Labrador Retrievers and occasional mixed breed dogs since 1994. Pam was the original “Dog Whisperer” long before Cesar Millan began training. Pam’s techniques are loving but firm and work every time unless you, the human, aren’t doing your job. My husband and I highly recommend Pam Jackson.” – Chuck & Lisa Warner
“I was so grateful when my friend recommended that I call Pam because I had been struggling with my dog, Sydney. I was frustrated because I was going to training classes elsewhere, but they were not helping me deal with Sydney’s “issues”. Sydney is my third Golden Retriever, however, none of the other ones were as strong minded. When Pam started working with me, Sydney was out of control. Since Pam has been working with me, Sydney’s progress has been amazing! He has become a great dog & companion. Pam continues to help me work to have a well-mannered and well behaved dog. I look forward to Pam’s continued help with Sydney & any other dogs I may have in the future. When questions and problems come up between training sessions, Pam has been great about being available by telephone to help me. I highly recommend anyone needing help with Dog Training to work with Pam. She is outstanding. I am happy to refer my friends & family to her.” – Geri D. Burchard
“After attempting to train Hoover with a clicker and a pocketful of treats, I decided to look for a more professional approach. We were very lucky to have found Pam Jackson. Hoover has RESPONDED TO HER TEACHING TECHNIQUES and we look forward to training with and outperforming the two Poodles in our next class.” – Dave
“I just wanted to write you a short note to say “Thank You!” As you know, I took my dog Rex to two different trainers in the past, with no success. I thought Rex was not trainable. Thankfully, a colleague of mine recommended you, and I’m sure glad she did. Having Rex properly trained has made such a big difference!! I only wish I found you earlier, as that would have saved me a lot of time and disappointment. Thanks Pam!” – Steve C.
“Margaret, our bull terrier has been diagnosed as an alpha bitch with a high prey drive. After a course with Pam Jackson, Margaret now does, among other things, a beautiful sit-stay while dogs bark furiously at her from behind a fence ten feet away.” – Helen Knode
“We found our new puppy and Sir Jake became the love of our lives. Pam trained my son and Jake in puppy classes then on to obedience classes. This kept this 13-year-old kid so busy and focused that he became the best son a Mom could ever have. When Jake was ready he went to his first obedience trial. My son at the tender age of 14 came in FIRST out of 20 dogs in his class! That only inspired Tracy to work harder. With Pam’s direction Tracy and Jake have many trophies and the memories are priceless.
Jake went through Junior High, High School, and then College with Tracy and was the companion of a lifetime and we owe all of this to Pam Jackson’s guidance. Not only was Pam our “Dog Trainer” she also became my son Tracy’s second Mom. To this day we are friends.” – Barbara Bryan
“We could not be happier with the results of Pam Jackson’s dog training. We got Riley from the SPCA when she was 1 year old. She did not come when called and was not obedient on a leash. After completing Pam’s dog training course she is a changed dog. She now comes when called and is excellent on a leash. The training has allowed Riley to have much more freedom, and she can even be trusted off her leash. Riley is a happier dog, and we are much happier owners.” – Colin Hattersley
“Pam, I can’t thank you enough for Amie’s training! She’s just a different dog since she’s completed your classes! When we first came to you, I told you that I wanted to be able to call her and have her respond and come to me. I also hoped to be able to have her walk off leash with me. I now have that and more! I am just amazed how well she behaves now-it’s like having a new dog!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! By-the-way, she never needs to walk on a leash anymore unless we are in a busy area with lots of people or cars! She even walks off leash with two of the ladies that work in my office and like to take her with them when they need to go to our mail-box, which is about a block away! YOU DO CREATE MIRACLES!!!!” – Norman Weiss
“Hamish, my English Mastiff, is the only dog I have ever had that comes every time he is called, thanks to Pam’s training, and that in itself speaks volumes for Pam. It was worth every penny! Pam has a wonderful, gentle way with dogs and Hamish responded very well to her training techniques. Most importantly she gives pet owners that confidence to lead and train, which paves the way for a close and respectful bond with our canine companions.” – Nazneen Eggleston MacDougall
“Dear Pam, (Now that I have graduated with high honors, I prefer to address you by your first name!)
When I look back at all the training, I feel very thankful and proud of myself even though I was scared and apprehensive at the time. You made the instruction very enjoyable and I tried to do my best because I loved the hugs I got when I did things right. I must confess, I knew the “Down” command very well but at times I pretended I didn’t understand hoping you would return for another session – and it did work.I knew it had to come to an end (sigh). That is why I performed so well at my last session at the Crossroads and got the expected praises. You will always be my dear friend and I know we will stay in touch! – Toby
“Hello, my name is Chiquita. I’ve been taking obedience lessons from Pam Jackson. The lessons sure are fun! Pam clearly shows me what I’m supposed to do, and them, when I do the exercise correctly, I get lots of praise! My human companion, Evelyn, enjoys the lessons too. She says that it’s easier to take me places now that Pam has taught me how a canine is expected to behave in society. I’ve learned many behaviors, and would like to enter some obedience contests. If you see me at one, come say hi!” – Evelyn & Chiquita
We want to take a moment to share our story about our dog Riley. We adopted her from the local shelter 3 years ago as a puppy. Certain circumstances in our lives prevented us from socializing Riley properly. As she began to grow she started showing aggression towards other people. It started off minor, but unsure of her behavior and unable to trust her, we started pulling her back from anyone other than family. Before we knew it she was 65 pounds of pure muscle. We were at a point of not knowing how to handle her. We wanted her to be included in all we do, but because of her behavior she controlled every aspect of our lives.
Pam came into our lives and with her time, patience and expertise taught us exactly what we needed to do. After several weeks of training Riley is truly a different dog. She is showing others her sweet, loving self which only her immediate family experiences. We are living in harmony with Riley and we finally have our lives back with Riley being a big part of it. We know it’s a work in progress but the results we are seeing are amazing. We were willing to do anything for Riley, but at one point I wasn’t sure there was anything we could do. I thought our lives would continue to be stressful and on edge and this is the way it would be.
Thank you Pam for everything you have done for us. We are much more relaxed and happier as a family and I know Riley is much happier in life as well. We are forever grateful! – Jim & Sally