Jena began training animals at the Kansas City Zoo where she spent 5 years learning training techniques and how to navigate different behavioral issues. Jena has worked with a range of different animals including California Sea Lions, African Elephants, Gorillas, and Leopards. When she decided to work with dogs, she spent months learning how to transfer her training and behavioral knowledge to dogs.
Jena has an immense amount of animal training and behavior modification experience. Not every dog is the same and there is no cookie cutter approach when working with dogs. Jena’s experience over the years has given her the opportunity to think outside the box and to share her knowledge with her clients. She is able to teach them how to effectively maintain wanted behaviors and discontinue unwanted ones.
What really sets Jena apart from other trainers is her ability to teach her clients how to build a happy and healthy relationship with their dogs.
“My collaboration with Mrs. Newman has been fantastic. Her confidence with Thunder was comforting. In two brief meetings we have made great strides. It is not cliché to say that Thunder and I are closer and happier. Thank you Jena!”
— BRIAN & THUNDER
“She makes it look easy, which in turn gave me more confidence and made the whole process a lot less overwhelming. Thank you Jena!”
“Jena is amazing! We recently had our first human child, so our first born fur baby needed to relearn some behavior skills that we had always let slide in the past."
I love the joy animals can bring into your life. There is nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail.