“We contacted Jill because our newly adopted dog, Gladys, was showing some aggression towards our college aged son, Riley. Whenever he would come home on college break it was extremely tense and everyone was on edge. Jill recommended her Leadership program as well as her Visitors in the Home program to help Gladys behave appropriately when strangers visited our home. We set boundaries for her and worked hard at keeping her mentally and physically exhausted. We are so happy with the results of Jill‘s program! Gladys and Riley were able to peacefully coexist for the three months that he was home, and all of her past aggressive behavior towards him has disappeared! Hiring Jill to help us was the best thing we could have ever done for Gladys and for our family! We would highly recommend Jill and her team to help anyone who is having difficulties with dog training or behavioral issues."
Jenn & Scot Meara
East Longmeadow, MA
"Ashley at Paws of Nature was amazing with my puppy, Bella. She started working with not only myself and my 8 week old puppy, but she was able to Incorporate my three boys ages 4, 7, and 9 into the training process (which is no easy task). Ashley was always available for questions and more than willing to help in any way she could which was helpful for a first time puppy owner such as myself. She worked magic with my little beagle and even got her loose leash walking at a young age. If you know anything about beagles, you would know that their noses lead them and they take off! Ashley was able to work closely with me to train Miss Bella so that we could enjoy family walks and time at the park. She has an amazing personality and became like family. I would recommend her to anyone."
Feeding Hills, MA
"Jill is a consummate professional and a wonderful, wise, and compassionate human being. Her expertise and practical and clear problem solving approach has defused many a situation in my household of three dogs, each of different ages and needs. Jill is my go to person for all things dog, yet she is never rigid or didactic. She works with what you can do and always helps you to build on the positives. She has shed light on many mysterious or even troublesome behaviors, and empowered me to make huge impacts with even small interventions. Jill has transformed my experience of raising two big youngsters alongside an old and frail collie. I
can't recommend Jill highly enough. Having dealt with several other trainers over my many years of having dogs, I endorse Jill as the best and brightest. Smart. Committed. Humane to a fault. None better."
"Madi was seven years old when we adopted her. It was a difficult transition for her and she had some challenging behaviors that we didn’t know how to handle.
We were given a referral to Paws of Nature and subsequently signed up for the Family Coaching Package. Jill has been a game changer. Her explanations, instructions, and hand-outs are thorough, well thought out, and easy to follow. Madi now listens to our commands and we are confident that we can handle any situation. Best of all, Madi is a calmer and happier dog! "
Bruce and Jody Dewey
Ashley helped us when we adopted our 8 year old English Bulldog, Marge. She was wonderful! Marge’s biggest issue was her aggression towards our cat Linus. With Ashley’s tips, just a few weeks later both Marge and Linus were sleeping in the same bed together, which is now an every day occurrence in our home. Thank you, Ashley!
We adopted our boy Bruno at 7 months old. He was such a sweet boy and a snuggle bug, but had issues with impulse control, being too mouthy, and listening to myself or my husband. We initially tried group training classes, and after 45 minutes of the first class, realized that option wasn't going to work. We were referred to Jill Haley Rose & Ashley Loehn of Paws of Nature. Jill came to our home and analyzed his behavior and we immediately signed up for a 6 week program with her. It is just amazing the transformation that we have seen in our little guy. He wasn't sure about training at first, but luckily for us, Bruno is highly food motivated! Now he greets people nicely when they come into our home, comes 90% of the time when he is called (as long as there is not a squirrel around!), and has really made a connection with us. I think what we all really love about Jill from Paws of Nature is that she has a Pit Bull herself and knew exactly what we were dealing with! Plus, Bruno ABSOLUTELY LOVES JILL AND ASHLEY. Thank you so much for all of your help! We couldn't have gotten to this point without you!!!
Kristin and Mark Carlson
Feeding Hills, MA
Jill Haley Rose is not the first dog trainer we have tried but she is certainly the best. She brought a combination of skills, knowledge, and attitude to helping us with our dog that was impressive and effective, to say the least. Our dog had a very rough beginning in a puppy mill. He had fears and anxieties that plagued him for his entire life and created difficulties with his behavior, especially involving visitors and any situation that was not in our house under normal circumstances.Jill looks at each dog as an individual and each owner’s home as a specific situation. There is no generalizing or trying to apply one method to all situations, but rather the flexibility needed to make the best decisions. She assesses a family’s lifestyle and proceeds accordingly. She is exceptionally well-organized, taking notes and following each session with a report to confirm exercises, the course of action, and what should be emphasized. All of this is discussed in the training session but it is also helpful to see it reinforced in writing. She gives very clear instructions and provides handouts with detailed descriptions of the exercises that are learned in the session. She also responds promptly to emails that we sent between sessions requesting clarification or followup to be sure we were on the right track. We were exceptionally pleased with Jill’s philosophy of dog training, her knowledge, and her approach to our problem. We recommend her to anyone who needs help, regardless of how fearful, neurotic, or challenged their pet is. Your dog will find a kind and sympathetic friend in Jill.
Noryn Resnick and David Sloviter
"From the moment I met Jill I knew I had someone to trust training my precious Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, Rocket. She immediately impressed me with her knowledge, credentials, and her loving way with Rocket. After her very first Day Training session with Rocket I saw that he was different; more willing to listen to me and take direction and a bit more calm. Over the past month I have seen tremendous changes in my puppy, who is now six months old. He happily obeys commands, is completely “potty trained” and is simply a pleasure to be around. Jill trained me as well as Rocket. Now Rocket and I work together as a team!"
Jill started helping me with my English Bulldog Chunk early on when he was a young pup. In just six sessions, she had Chunk and I on the right track. He is a wonderful dog now at 1 year of age, and I owe much of that to Jill’s training expertise. Chunk is my first dog, and Jill took the time to train me on how dogs think just as much as she helped to train Chunk. You couldn’t ask for a better trainer.
We first contacted Jill for a behavior consultation due to some behavioral issues we were experiencing with our 1 year old chocolate lab mix, Brady. During the initial consultation Jill gave us some great ideas that we were able to implement into Brady's routine right away that would help with his high energy and reactivity. We decided to sign up for 5 training sessions with Jill and throughout the 2 months we worked with her she always went above and beyond, accommodating our work schedules and meeting with us at night and on the weekends. After observing Brady during our first few meetings Jill told us that based on her experience, he would be a good candidate for behavioral medication. She worked closely with our vet and even spoke with her own vet about Brady's situation. We believe that the medication along with the training has been very helpful. We know that we still have challenges to overcome but believe that Jill has been instrumental in helping us and we'll continue to consult her as needed.
Danielle & Andrew Bachini
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for Kelso and our family. While you have taught him many things, you have taught us even more. You helped us bring him from a very shy and timid pup (that we could barely get out the front door), to a much more confident dog that loves to go on walks and socialize with others. You have been absolutely wonderful and very much appreciated.
Mindy and Ryan Goulet
West Springfield, MA