(The bellow note was written after their 3 dogs boarded at our kennel for 4 weeks. They were not here for training but with boarding dogs, I do expect respect from them and will correct when necessary. After just implementing daily manners with Malley, not full training, he went home and they e-mailed me afterwards with the following note regarding his stay here :). )
Thank you SO much for working with Malley.. the difference is amazing !!!!
He is so much more polite now as opposed to pushing and bulling his way through.
He is 75% quieter and hasn’t barked for anything since he’s been home……
My boys loved staying with you and I can always tell when I get them back how they were
treated while I was gone.. And I picked up 3 happy boys and that makes 1 happy mum 😊
Thank you again for helping Malley with his manners!________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I am one of the luckiest women in the world because I had a chance to meet and work with the dog trainer and breader Jemine Hofer and my dog Lux! 🙂
Jemine is a calm, assertive and easy to work with person who is so natural with dogs. The time and effort she puts into working with them is priceless.
My dog Lux was with her on several occasions for quite some time. The last time that he was there was exclusively for training, for being very protective and aggressive with strangers.
Every day that Lux was there, Jemine would email me with a full report of what happened in their day, where they went and what they did! Which was very comforting since we all missed him so much.
Jemine is so alert and quick to see any signs in dog behaviour that my eye can’t even catch, and she easily corrects it too. Sometimes it made me wonder if I need training too!
On top of that, when he came home I took him for a walk and he was so calm, alert and attentive only to me. He was heeling perfectly and focusing on me at all times. I couldn’t believe it. And that is not even the reason why I sent him for a training!
I do not have enough words of thanks to such a dedicated woman that gives you support at any time of the day or night. She spends so much time with our dogs and she still finds time to sends you a full report! 🙂
I would recommend this lady to all with any dog issues you may have. She is truly professional and friendly. Not only have I found a great dog trainer but I found a friend that I know will be there for me and my special dog Lux.
Thanks so much Jemine!
Zeljka and Lux
“Brody” – Black Collar Pup from our Cassie x Figo Litter
The first pic proves to me that sometimes Brody is larger than a house. The second pic I think shows how the open sight on rifles was invented. (Aimed at two early bird geese on our pond). The 3rd and 4th pictures show what happens when you accidentally (insert wink) drop a kibble in the footprint of a deer in the deep snow. My boy can search with the best of them. I swear, I didn’t know when he’d come up for air.
At 6 months of age, he weighs over 60 lbs, he can sit, down, shake a paw, wait for his command to eat (too funny, sometimes the poor boy just drools when waiting and likely saying “hurry up” to himself), he can play search inside and out (hide treats for him to find), goes to his mat when told, fetch, excellent on a leash and even has an invisible leash on occasion, runs to his crate when it’s bedtime and spends all night there with nary a whimper. He is such an intelligent well trained dog and we have to give a lot of the credit to his breeding credentials and also his breeder Jemine Funk Hofer of Elhart K-9’s German Shepherd Dogs.
Elhart’s is expecting another litter on May 1st so check out their website if anyone is interested. Don’t kid yourself, these dogs are a lot of work and need a lot of attention but by gosh, you’ll reap the rewards over and over again. We checked out several other breeders and hands down this was our favorite choice.
Hi Jemine and family!
I can’t believe where the time is going…..finally some nice weather!
Hope all is well with you!
I wanted to send a few pics of Diesel, sorry it has taken me so long to get together!
She is doing great!
She really acts like part of the family, at soccer, baseball or any sport with a ball she is right in there playing with the girls and trying to take the ball!
White Girl Family
He is a great dog and we thank you for letting him be a part of our family!
Pink Girl Family
vet said she will easily double her weight and he went on and on about how
beautiful she is, we all agree!
She’s doing very well with the cats, btw. She levelled out even more about a week ago, right around the time Bran (their other dog) fully accepted her and started greeting her with friendly gestures and play.
Bran is “helping” teach her to ignore distractions by trying to play with her while we’re doing leash work, and one of the cats was hanging merrily onto the long lead while we jogged around the yard the other day (regular collar, not choker). She was so happy to be praised for following and looking at me that she couldn’t care less about him. I think we’re off and running…