Canine Training

A Comprehensive Approach to Human-Canine Harmony

Three Tree Canine provides a unique & effective approach to human-canine connection. By taking a panoramic look at you & your dog’s lifestyle and incorporating solid techniques that use energy, body language, & clear communication, we can create a solid communication system that allows both you and your dog to create your own personal brand of harmony…and most importantly: HAVE FUN!
Modeling my approach after the Natural World, neutral and balanced energy is used to communicate information about behavior and environment. An array of aids including cues, rewards, and corrections are implemented to communicate as effectively as possible, and help the dog make good decisions. Each dog is unique, and will respond differently to training tools, therefore I intuitively develop unique training plans for each individual based on their needs. Our widely diverse training toolbox includes (but is not limited to): slip leashes, long lines, prong collars, ecollars, food, praise, & play.
Anything from basic commands & leash training to more specific behavioral issues can be addressed. Training is NOT just about the dog, the human plays a vital role in the process as well. Three Tree Canine will provide the tools, knowledge, and support you need to achieve your goals…but the real magic happens between you and your dog. If you’re ready to see what human-canine harmony REALLY looks like and are willing to commit to the process, then let’s get started!


4 weeks of in-home sessions designed to teach foundational obedience (down/place, heel, recall, threshold obedience, leash manners, crate training, etc.) and address specific mild behavioral issues (minor leash reactivity, jumping, overexcitement, excessive barking, etc.). These sessions are tailored to your dog and applied to real world situations and everyday life to set you up for success.


4 weekly in-home sessions designed for puppies between the ages of 3 and 6 months old, or for newly adopted rescues. We address all of the basics: commands, potty training, crate training, and leash manners. These sessions will help you to create a healthy foundation for you & your new dog.

BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM – $2200/2 week $3200/3 week

Our most comprehensive training program is designed to prevent, eliminate, or significantly reduce more serious behavioral issues such as anxiety, destructive behaviors, reactivity, resource guarding, etc. Or for those interested in more advanced functional/off-leash obedience. In this program, your dog will stay with us for two to three consecutive weeks of home-based training. In that time, we will introduce the ecollar and teach a foundation of basic commands, manners, and impulse control with consistent accountability and feedback. Our focus is introducing healthy structure and boundaries to foster a calm state of mind and help your dog to navigate our world with confidence. This program includes 1-2 midway sessions + a go-home session where you will learn how to maintain the training once s/he is home. An ecollar, training guide, and a follow up session are also included. 


This program is designed for those dogs who need some extra time to work on a specific issue, need a bit of “tune-up” training, or simply need more structured exposure to the outside world in a fun & enriching way. You will drop off/pick up your dog at our home two days per week. During their stays, your pup will get a well rounded day of engaging and fulfilling activities such as hikes, outings, walks, & structured socialization. Training sessions are also included to work on mild behavioral issues, leash manners, & grooming/vet prep. A weekly one-on-one recap lesson with “homework” is also included. Enrollment requires a consultation if you are not a current or previous TTK9 client. 8,12, and 16 day packages available.


Designed for non-local clients or those just looking for some extra guidance, the Virtual sessions can help address ongoing issues or questions that may arise. We will work to develop a plan and get you & your dog moving in the right direction. Calls are 30-35 minutes via Zoom.

*Once you join the Three Tree family, you are a client for life. Phone & email support, follow up sessions, and access to our Pack Walks and Pack Hikes are available to all Three Tree Canine clients who are currently enrolled or have completed a program, in order to ensure continued success!

**Travel fees may apply to clients outside the Greater Cleveland area.

Click here to schedule a free consultation call and find the best fit!

Word on the street…

Susan & Kylo

Jess’ training skills are magic!  She provides specific, easy to use training tips that have transformed  and re-focused our dog’s energy.  Walks are so much more enjoyable now, and we have learned a set of techniques that can be used any time, anywhere. I only wish that we had found Jess sooner!

Elyse & Pepper

It is not an exaggeration to say that Jess radically transformed both my and Pepper’s day-to-day lives. Pepper was an anxious, reactive, and LOUD ball of energy before Jess worked with us; and I was stressed and a little depressed that every day was such a struggle for us. Since working with Jess, Pepper looks to me for guidance, accepts my role as “pack leader”, and is an overall much calmer and happier dog. Jess was relentless with Pepper – not only in terms of having patience and holding Pepper accountable – but also in believing Pepper was capable of transforming and being held to much higher expectations. Jess worked Pepper through so many difficult situations and helped Pepper gain a lot of desperately needed confidence and impulse control. Jess also taught me how to detect early cues of reactivity in Pepper’s body language, as well as how I can nip them in the bud before things get out of hand. We are now able to confidently go on walks and pass right by all sorts of dogs, people, vehicles, etc. that would have previously triggered Pepper and caused a huge scene. I am also now able to rely on her to calmly rest on place while I get work done in my home office without Pepper interrupting me during an important meeting, presentation, or while working on a tedious editing job. I enthusiastically recommend Three Tree Canine to everyone who compliments Pepper for being so well behaved while we are out on our walks, and I encourage anyone who is struggling with their dog’s reactivity, excessive energy, disobedience, etc. to do yourself a favor and let Jess show you and your dog how much more harmonious your life can be.

Ian & Walter

Can’t recommend Jess enough! She took our Walter from a rambunctious puppy to a curious well mannered pup in just a week! We received a ton of good information for us to work with him including a schedule and training plan, and she continues to help us when we have questions. So excited to keep working with her to get him ready for some more advanced training!!!

Kaitlin & Kiwi

We had an excellent experience with our training. Our dog, Kiwi, loved Jess and has improved immensely within a month. She now listens to commands, and is adjusting well to her new regimen. We’ve learned the skills we need as well, so we can continue to work on commands and behavior. She has come such a long way in a short time, and we will be back for additional training soon! Definitely would recommend, it was a positive experience for all of us.

Melissa & Topaz

Jess created a personalized plan for my dog Topaz, who is very reactive. Jess is very empathetic and gives special attention to her needs, (and mine!). After 6 weeks of in-home training, Topaz is much better with my other dogs, as well as calmer and less distracted on walks by other dogs. Her plan, along with follow up worksheets and energy balancing, have helped Topaz to improve so that she is much happier and secure at home & outside. Thanks Jess!!

Kendra & Gertie

Our dog Gertie had an amazing training experience with Jess! The skills she learned and confidence she gained has made Gertie into the dog she is today. I would HIGHLY suggest Jess to anyone I know. The board and train option fit our lifestyle the best and we are so thankful for everything Jess has, and continues to do, for Gertie!

Fury, Cooper, & Family

We first met Jess when our Lab was toward the end of his life. Reiki with Jess was so helpful in his final weeks. Fast forward 5 months: we got a new puppy and he & our Catahoula don’t get along. I was sure we would have to get rid of him. After many tears, I started calling trainers and remembered what Jess had done for Toby. BEST phone call of my life, when she said she could help!! And did she ever. Fury is now a model dog citizen (Mom & Dad learned a lot too), and he is only 7 months old. Now his older brother, Cooper, is in her amazing hands! Jess is such a talented trainer: she can read a dog, understand them, and works so patiently with them. She creates a structured plan for dog & owner and, with the work, the outcome is amazing!! I will forever be grateful that we found her!!

Kane & Family

Jess is AMAZING!!! She is a kind, gentle soul and that transcends into the dogs she works with. She transformed our anxious, toy-stealing pup into a confident and respectful dog. We look forward to many, many years enjoying our Kane and we are so proud of everything he’s accomplished under Jess’ tutelage. Such a great investment, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for everything, Jess!!