What they say about me

I highly recommend Jean of First Canine Consulting. Jean taught our dog clicker training, obedience, recall and gave us a whole suite of tools to help us teach our dog alternative ways of responding to her triggers. Our dog alert barks, is possessive around food and has a strong dislike for bare feet. Jean worked one on one with the dog and then had a transfer session with us to help us apply the techniques.”

“We have been really pleased with the results and our dog has had the time of her life learning all these great commands, most of all our dog adores Jean which is testament to the positive reinforcement methods she uses. Jean is also really great to work with, is patient and calm. All in all an excellent teacher.

Melanie and Dave

with Pickle

Jean showed us how to communicate with Lonny and get her to understand what we wanted. Her teaching is very kind and positive. She succeeded where other trainers failed!
Bernard & Sarmite Sobotor and Lonny

My loving, overly enthusiastic and excitable Golden Retriever, Dash, and I have been fortunate to be able to work with Jean in private training sessions in my home.

Jean was wonderful. She came at a time that was convenient for me, was always punctual and well prepared. She did not come with her own agenda, but listened carefully to my what needs and goals were, got to know Dash and then devised a training program to help us meet these goals. Because of her vast experience she was flexible; able to offer training tips and suggestions to help me and I knew I could contact her between sessions if needed.

Jean’s approach was always positive and she was always patient and kind. She broke down my goals into manageable smaller objectives to work on each week. Her homework sheets were very helpful because they included specific behaviors to work on with Dash and reminders of how to improve my skills in teaching him. And best of all, Dash had a tail-wagging fun time whenever Jean came. I highly recommend training with Jean Kolor.

Dash the Golden Retriever

Jean has been an amazing trainer and friend for our family and our german shepherd puppy, Rex, and we cannot recommend her highly enough!! We are convinced that our puppy thinks that Jean is her best friend, and the most amazing person ever. We appreciated how dedicated she was to making the training program fun for the dog, effective, and also tailored to our individual needs.

Jean was incredibly responsive to our questions, any day of the week, and helped us work through all of our puppy frustrations with constructive solutions. She was punctual, flexible to work with our crazy schedule, and we felt comfortable with her from day one. At one point, our pup was scared of getting in and out of the car, so Jean went so far as to even jump in the backseat of the car and demonstrate how to work through Rex’s fears.

We are expecting our first child this summer, and look forward to working with her again, this time with both of our dogs as we welcome our baby into our home!

– The Bakers

Christy and Jessie

with Rex

Jean had her hands full working with our 12 year old terrier and puppy Great Pyrenees simultaneously. She was very creative with her approach to dealing with this challenge and managed to make great progress … especially in getting our head strong puppy to listen to me. So glad we worked with Jean and I would highly recommend her.

with Ziva and Sketch

Jean helped me through re-training my dog to use his crate and she was so helpful! I was failing miserably and with her help, my dog now goes willingly into his crate with no complaints! I have also seen Jean help many other dog owners with sound advice and always using positive methods. She is so knowledgeable!


with Feeney

Jean is a kind and compassionate teacher. She encourages the dog and the owner to work and grow together. Her methods allow the dog to train with patience and consistency. Each session adds on to the techniques used in the prior session. I have been able to do so much more with my pup and enjoy every minute of it! With much appreciation for your continuing encouragement – Thank you, Jean!!!
Ellen Mitchell and Maggie