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Hi, I’m Jackie Johnston

CTC, CPDT-KA, CSAT

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, and a Fear Free Certified Professional. I’ve earned my Certificate in Training and Counseling from the esteemed Academy for Dog Trainers, where I dedicated two years of rigorous study to dog behavior. My focus is on separation anxiety, but I am fluent in all aspects of behavior.

Over the years, I’ve gained experience as a dog walker, pet sitter, adoption counselor, and dog daycare attendant. My fascination for behavior and learning theory was ignited when I began volunteering with The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training Center, where I eventually started working as a Training & Behavior Consultant.

My background has provided me with the most up-to-date, safe, and effective reward-based training methods and I adhere to a code of conduct that insists on transparency. Dog training is an unregulated profession. Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, and there are no standards of care or education requirements. When we work together, you can rest assured that you and your dog are in good hands. 

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Private Consultations

One on one help for you and your dog. In our initial consultation we will discuss the challenges you are facing. I will help you understand your dog’s behavior and come up with a plan to manage and change the behavior. Should you wish to move forward, we will discuss the beginning steps of a training plan to modify your dog’s behavior.

Separation Anxiety Training

Are you struggling with leaving your dog home alone? Separation anxiety is a panic disorder that can manifest as barking, panting, pacing, urinating or defecating, drooling, and destruction when left alone. I can help you determine if separation anxiety training is right for your dog and implement a plan to treat this challenging behavior disorder.

 

Get in Touch

Please complete the form below. I will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

 

 Believe in Your Dog, LLC Waiver and Release

ASSUMPTION OF RISK.  The undersigned (“you” or “Participant”) acknowledges that he/she is voluntarily participating in dog training provided by BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC with knowledge of the potential dangers.  Participant represents that he/she is the owner or guardian of the dog(s) identified in this Agreement.  You acknowledge that dogs are unpredictable animals with their own will and drives, and therefore, regardless of training, handling, or environmental circumstance, BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC cannot protect against every potential injury, risk or accident to you, to other persons participating in the training or on the property where the training is taking place, or to dogs.  These may include dog attacks, dog bites and the responsive actions and complications that arise from them, and you understand and acknowledge that such risks are inherent and cannot be eliminated.  This Agreement is intended to shift the risk of participating in dog training to you.  Do not sign it unless you are willing to assume the risk to yourself, your dog, and others accompanying you of your participation in dog training, including the associated risks of bodily injury, death or property damage while participating in the dog training and related activities on the property of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC, in your own home, or in a public space. 


RELEASE OF LIABILITY.  Participant agrees that in consideration for being permitted to participate in dog training provided by BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC, and/or to use any of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC’s facilities in connection with dog training, Participant, for himself/herself, and his/her heirs, next of kin, executors, and personal representatives (collectively, “Releasors”), assumes the entire risk associated with participating such an activity and waives, releases, discharges and covenants not to sue BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC, its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers or other representatives, their successors and/or assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), from any and all liability to Releasors for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury (including death) or accident to the person or property of Participant, Participant’s dog, and any other persons accompanying Participant at the dog training, including any minor children, arising out of or related to participating in dog training or using any facilities or equipment of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC, even if caused by any negligent act or omission of Releasees.  Nothing herein is intended to release Releasees from any harm, injury, claim or damage caused by intentional, wanton or reckless misconduct. 


INDEMNIFICATION.  You agree that you are and will be responsible for your conduct and the conduct of your dog and others accompanying you (including minor children) at all times.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC, its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers and other representatives (“BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC Personnel”), from any and all claims of injury (including death), loss, cost, expenses, or damage to persons, dogs, or property caused by the acts or omissions of you, your dog, and any other persons accompanying you, including any minor children, during the course of training or related activities, as well as by the conduct of your dog under your own care as a result of following training instructions.  This provision applies whether the claims are made by you, members of your family, your accompanying guests, BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC Personnel, or third parties.  


USE OF PREMISES:  In consideration for being permitted to participate in dog training and related events at THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF BOULDER VALLEY (the “Premises”), you agree that your release and indemnification obligations set forth above will be extended to cover the owner of the Premises and his/her/its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents (collectively, “Owner Parties”).  In addition, the Releasors (as defined above) waive, release and discharge any and all claims for damages for personal injury, death, or property damage, including injuries (including death) to you or your dog(s) or damage to your vehicle which you may incur, against the Owner Parties as a result of any activities while on the Premises, before arriving on the Premises, and after departing the Premises, whether or not as a result of any condition on the Premises.


You understand that your dog is your responsibility.  You understand that you are responsible for watering, feeding, and picking up after your dog.  You have been advised and understand that no vet or doctor will be present on the Premises, and time could be of the essence in getting you, others accompanying you, or your dog to a vet or doctor for an injury, illness, or bite and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Owner Parties and BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC Personnel for any first-aid should qualified medical attention not be given timely.  


NO GUARANTY OF RESULTS.  You recognize that the role you play in your dog’s learning process is integral to achieving desired results.  You acknowledge and agree that there is no guaranty that your dog will achieve the desired level of training, despite the best efforts of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC.  You further understand that the recommendation of any other product or service by BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC is not a guaranty of satisfaction with that product or service.  


PHOTO RELEASE.  By signing below, you give BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of you and/or your dog.  You release all claims against BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC with respect to privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright ownership and publication, including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials.


SAVINGS CLAUSE.  You expressly agree that the foregoing assumption of risk, release, waiver, and indemnity provisions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by applicable law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, you agree that the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. 


KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION.  By signing below, you declare that you are at least 18 years of age and competent to sign this Agreement.  You acknowledge that you have carefully read this Agreement, understand its contents, and agree to be bound by its terms.  You specifically understand that this Agreement includes an assumption of the risk of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC’s negligence and a release of BELIEVE IN YOUR DOG, LLC’s liability.  

Private Training Waiver and Release

ASSUMPTION OF RISK.  The undersigned (“you” or “Participant”) acknowledges that he/she is voluntarily participating in dog training provided by Believe in Your Dog, LLC with knowledge of the potential dangers.  Participant represents that he/she is the owner or guardian of the dog(s) identified in this Agreement.  You acknowledge that dogs are unpredictable animals with their own will and drives, and therefore, regardless of training, handling, or environmental circumstance, Believe in Your Dog, LLC cannot protect against every potential injury, risk or accident to you, to other persons participating in the training or on the property where the training is taking place, or to dogs.  These may include dog attacks, dog bites and the responsive actions and complications that arise from them, and you understand and acknowledge that such risks are inherent and cannot be eliminated.  This Agreement is intended to shift the risk of participating in dog training to you.  Do not sign it unless you are willing to assume the risk to yourself, your dog, and others accompanying you of your participation in dog training, including the associated risks of bodily injury, death or property damage while participating in the dog training and related activities on the property of Believe in Your Dog, LLC, in your own home, or in a public space. 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY.  Participant agrees that in consideration for being permitted to participate in dog training provided by Believe in Your Dog, LLC, and/or to use any of Believe in Your Dog, LLC’s facilities in connection with dog training, Participant, for himself/herself, and his/her heirs, next of kin, executors, and personal representatives (collectively, “Releasors”), assumes the entire risk associated with participating such an activity and waives, releases, discharges and covenants not to sue Believe in Your Dog, LLC, its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers or other representatives, their successors and/or assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), from any and all liability to Releasors for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury (including death) or accident to the person or property of Participant, Participant’s dog, and any other persons accompanying Participant at the dog training, including any minor children, arising out of or related to participating in dog training or using any facilities or equipment of Believe in Your Dog, LLC, even if caused by any negligent act or omission of Releasees.  Nothing herein is intended to release Releasees from any harm, injury, claim or damage caused by intentional, wanton or reckless misconduct. 

INDEMNIFICATION.  You agree that you are and will be responsible for your conduct and the conduct of your dog and others accompanying you (including minor children) at all times.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Believe in Your Dog, LLC, its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers and other representatives (“Believe in Your Dog, LLC Personnel”), from any and all claims of injury (including death), loss, cost, expenses, or damage to persons, dogs, or property caused by the acts or omissions of you, your dog, and any other persons accompanying you, including any minor children, during the course of training or related activities, as well as by the conduct of your dog under your own care as a result of following training instructions.  This provision applies whether the claims are made by you, members of your family, your accompanying guests, Believe in Your Dog, LLC Personnel, or third parties.  

NO GUARANTY OF RESULTS.  You recognize that the role you play in your dog’s learning process is integral to achieving desired results.  You acknowledge and agree that there is no guaranty that your dog will achieve the desired level of training, despite the best efforts of Believe in Your Dog, LLC.  You further understand that the recommendation of any other product or service by Believe in Your Dog, LLC is not a guaranty of satisfaction with that product or service.  

PHOTO RELEASE.  By signing below, you give Believe in Your Dog, LLC permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of you and/or your dog.  You release all claims against Believe in Your Dog, LLC with respect to privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright ownership and publication, including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials.  Your trainer will ask permission before taking a photo and will refrain from doing so upon your request. 

SAVINGS CLAUSE.  You expressly agree that the foregoing assumption of risk, release, waiver, and indemnity provisions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by applicable law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, you agree that the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. 

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION.  By signing below, you declare that you are at least 18 years of age and competent to sign this Agreement.  You acknowledge that you have carefully read this Agreement, understand its contents, and agree to be bound by its terms.  You specifically understand that this Agreement includes an assumption of the risk of Believe in Your Dog, LLC’s negligence and a release of Believe in Your Dog, LLC’s liability.