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Who better to tell you about Carolina Canines than those who have seen the results first hand? Please take a few moments to read what people are saying about Carolina Canines!

Wilbur

"My experience with Jason was incredible. My husband and I were at wits end with our strong willed pitbull. We struggled for three years, trying every training technique and product under the sun to get him to obey to no avail. After three hours with Jason, our dog Wilbur was actually listening and walking on a leash. We were simply stunned and elated to have new tools to help Wilbur live a better and less anxious life. We have a long journey ahead of us, but are so thankful for Carolina Canines showing us how to understand our dog and truly be great pet parents. We couldn't be more thankful for Jason's patience and knowledge; it's invaluable to us."

Pitbull Wilbur

Katherine Bitner

Knightdale NC

Shadow and Sierra

"I was having a lot of problems with Shadow, my 15 month old Aussie. He was barking excessively, pulling on leash, and was just crazy. We did many group classes and he is canine good citizen certified (regular, community and urban). These classes did help but I wasn’t happy with where he was. My mom didn’t even want to dog sit him. I joined a community Facebook page and saw recommendations for Jason. I spoke with him on the phone a few times and was so impressed I set up a consultation. I was initially hesitant because it was more expensive then the group classes but I was desperate to get control of my sweet boy. It was worth every penny!

I noticed an immediate difference after spending three and half hours with Jason. He is a true dog whisperer and just understands dogs. He was able to see the anxiety and insecurity in Shadow. He even helped with my 7 year old Aussie during the appointment. She was being a little aggressive at times but only because we weren’t controlling the situation, she was controlling it in her own way. We worked for about 6 weeks and met with him at a park for 1.5 hours to fine tune some things. Fast forward 3 months and my Aussie is a different dog! His barking has improved 300%, he is a dream on the leash and my mom is willing to dog sit now! Jason gave us the tools but we had to use them to be successful. It takes hard work and consistency but it is definitely worth it. He still has his moments but Jason’s principles are easily applied in any situation.

I also loved the support! Jason was available for the many questions I had....and I loved updating him with all my successes. Shadow is more confident now and doesn’t let my older dog boss him around anymore. The main thing I realized was that my dog was the boss of me but now I am the pack leader. I am so grateful to have found Jason....he fixed my dog!"

Australian Shepherds Shadow and Sierra

Christi Giulianelli

Wake Forest NC

Bauer and Sprout

Jason came to our house and opened our minds to ALL the ways we can improve the lives of our dogs and our own. He educated us on the psychology of each individual dog, giving us insights into how each one has their own personality. Prior to Jason, our dogs Maddy (13 yrs old), Sprout (8 yrs old), and Bauer (1 yr old) had a 'few' issues. The issues mainly resided between Sprout and Bauer. They had gotten into a few fights with one another and were also not great at walking on a leash. We were frequently walking on eggshells, worried most of the day a fight would break out. After our first session we learned SO MUCH! And by our follow-up session the dogs were on their way to being excellent, polite walking buddies. We also learned that Sprout and Bauer were feeding off of our anxious energy and Jason helped us work through that as well. I cannot say enough on how grateful we were to have Jason provide us with the education and tools that have helped the entire household and we would easily recommend him to anyone that needs assistance!

Bauer and Sprout

Sarah Kennedy

Wake Forest NC

Echo, Radar, Stormy, and Watson

"We have an extremely hectic household with 5 children and 4 dogs two of which are four months old. Our house was spiraling out of control, we did things a bit backwards with the two pups and we knew that going in. Jason went above and beyond before the first visit even arrived with multiple phone calls and countless text messages until our appointment day. I will say at first I was a bit skeptical that I would be able to learn enough in the initial visit to make it worth it. However after the amount of time and energy Jason put in before the appointment arrived he had already earned my business. Within the first 5 minutes it was clear we made the right choice.

Jason didn’t come in and correct all the issues with a magic wand but rather gave us the knowledge and power to fix the issues we were experiencing with each individual dog. Not once was Jason watching the clock or rushing the session, he was patient, answered our questions, and addressed concerns.

It won’t be easy and it will be entirely up to us to utilize the skills and knowledge Jason has given us to make this successful. However I feel confident I have the tools I need now, and if we hit a road block we know we have Jason in our corner. If you are considering booking with Jason I would highly encourage it, you can see the passion Jason has for this work and helping you succeed with your dog. The insight and information Jason was able to provide about our dogs and then equipping us with the knowledge to correct those actions was/is/will be invaluable."

Noah Swabe

Franklinton NC

Ellie Mae

"Wow! What a difference one session makes! Jason, thank you for showing us how to communicate with our Ellie Mae. We learned how to de-escalate Ellie Mae when the doorbell rings and we no longer have to cover the glass by the door. We learned how to walk with her and NOT be walked by her. We learned how to respond when a car passes so Ellie Mae trusts us and does not feel the need to take control. Again, thank you, Jason!"

Australian Shepherd Ellie Mae

Beth Warren

Sims NC

"Jason is a proven miracle worker. I met him through my work with a local animal rescue. He joined as a volunteer and quickly became invaluable to us by helping fosters understand basic dog psychology and giving them sound advice on how to get desired behaviors using force-free, positive reinforcement techniques. He has saved several adoptions for us by coaching new adopters through transitional obstacles and helping the dogs and their new families go on to have mutually happy relationships. He has also hosted several group training sessions for our fosters and received rave reviews each time. I highly recommend Jason for your dog training needs."

Carla Roshitsh

Wake Forest NC

“ I have had 2 incredible dog training sessions with Jason and both times I have come away with knowledge and a better understanding of how to work with my dogs. Jason doesn’t just show you what you need to do to train your dog he also explains why it works and how the dogs mind works, so the training makes total sense!!!

My first training session was a basic introduction to loose leash walking. Wow!!! What a light bulb moment I had. All these years I had been doing it all wrong, no wonder I was being pulled up the street every morning. Jason clearly demonstrated how to walk a dog without pulling and also explained why his techniques worked. Jason was patient and answered everybody’s questions professionally. He had everyone walking their dogs by the end of the class, instead of the dog walking us!! I have since throughly enjoyed walking my dogs!

My second class was a one-on-one session with my dog having resource guarding behaviors. Jason knew immediately why my dog was displaying this behavior and showed me the techniques I could use so she could overcome her fears and resource guarding. Again, Jason not only showed me how to train her, he also explained why these techniques would change the behavior. Jason was patient and answered all of my questions. He truly understands how a dog thinks and why it behaves or misbehaves!! I would highly recommend Jason for your dog training needs. He has a deep understanding of dog behavior and will guide you through the process”.

Anna Russell

Wake Forest NC

"For anyone looking for a dog behaviorist/trainer, we spent several hours with Jason and Julie of Carolina Canines this Saturday, and cannot recommend them enough. We saw results within a few minutes of their arrival, and our dogs are already so much calmer. We still have work to do, but we’ve made great progress. The dogs are already walking on a loose leash, waiting to go in or out, and leaving us alone when we have food.

If you need help with your dogs, I highly recommend these folks. They teach owners how to exhibit calm leadership, and how to communicate with pets. We learned so much in the time they spent with us. The techniques they teach make a lot of sense, and are easy enough for just about anyone to implement. The homework is simple enough to incorporate into our usual schedule.

Jason and Julie are patient and understanding, with both people and pets. They are very easy to work with. They also volunteer their skills to a local rescue, working with foster dogs. They are truly great folks!

They definitely work with tough cases, so if you’ve been unable to get help in the past, please reach out to them. We can’t say enough good things about these folks!"

Deb Mulder

Wake Forest NC

"I met Jason ten years ago to help him with his then dog, General. General was not an easy case, however I felt he was an absolute candidate for full rehabilitation as long as his owner was willing to put in the work.

I immediately recognized Jason’s natural ability to work with dogs. He absorbed every ounce of information he could and put all of my instruction into place. As he saw results he became more and more interested in dog psychology/training and rehabilitation, and asked to shadow me with other clients and even help out. Having his help with my client’s dogs was a great asset. Over time, his dog General became balanced and lived out a happy healthy life with Jason and his family. I can honestly say that if this dog had not lived with Jason that the results would have not been the same. Fast forward and Jason is now helping shelter dogs in his area to become adoptable and dog owners to bond with their dogs on a deeper level, providing the instruction to build happy healthy life long relationships.

If Jason still lived in New Jersey I would gladly invite him to become part of Your Dog and You."

Christine Nolan Williams

Dog Behavior Specialist

Founder of Your Dog and You

"Jason is one of the few dog training professionals that I have met in my career who understands the psychology of the canine pack mentality, and is able to convey the necessary information to train the owner in order to fix the issue(s) of the dog, so that the training is both easily understood and able to be implemented.

His passion for wanting to help his clients, both four legged and two legged, comes through not only in his knowledge, patience, and training of the dogs, but in his patience and understanding in teaching their owners.

His extensive experience of working with dogs is obvious when speaking with him and in seeing his results. I am very grateful to know Jason and to be able to talk to him on a level very few ‘trainers’ are able to converse in."

Sheri Venza

Professional Dog Trainer

Calling All Canines LLC

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