Jessica Char is experienced with positive reinforcement training protocols. Used around the world to train everything from pets to zoo animals, animal actors to service animals, these techniques are modern and humane. She has completed extensive coursework in behavior modification and learning theory, including graduating from the Academy of Dog Behavior taught by acclaimed trainer Trish King. Most recently, she completed the Master Course on Aggression in Dogs taught by world renowned aggression expert, Michael Shikashio, CDBC. Jessica is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Fear Free Trainer, and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer.
Jessica spent 4 years working with dogs in a large animal shelter. Dogs in shelters are in one of the most stressful situations possible. With these homeless canines, she learned to manage fear and aggression and modify challenging behavior so the dogs could find their forever homes. She worked closely with adopters to solve behavior challenges once the dogs and puppies were in their new homes. Jessica saw first hand how a little training and support could change the lives of dogs and their people.
How You’ll Benefit
In all of her consulting services, Jessica applies positive-reinforcement methods to improve the lives of dogs and the lives of their owners. Before transitioning to being a trainer, she earned two degrees in engineering. This gives her a unique perspective on problem-solving which is pragmatic and solution driven. She strives to always balance the small details that can mean success or failure with the big picture goal: achieving a happier life with your dog!
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When not working, Jessica enjoys trying to teach every animal she meets to do a “high five” and training her rabbit, Dewey, who makes her a better trainer by never making it easy. She started her business in San Jose, California, but now lives in Boulder, Colorado.