Meet Scout! Scout is blind and learning to live with his blindness.
Did you know Jenn has experience in training dogs of all abilities? There are special skills that can be taught to blind and deaf dogs to better help them and their owner communicate!
“When I decided to adopt Scout at 8 weeks old, his blindness was not a major deterrent for me. I felt he should have a loving home and family just like any other dog. I’m not sure I completely understood or could anticipate the challenges a sight-impaired puppy would bring into my life.
Scout settled into his new surroundings quickly, but it became evident we both needed more training. Due to his severe eyesight impairment, Scout is more tactile than most dogs...everything goes into his mouth (me included)! I struggled with his inclination toward biting and quickly became desperate for help. Jenn came highly recommended by my Vet and I reached out immediately. We started puppy homeschool and I began seeing an improvement after his 1st session. Jenn’s calm, positive, firm training style is a perfect fit for him. She focuses on equipping me with training activities that helped “re-train” Scout’s brain in terms of not viewing me as his favorite chew toy, including hand feeding him, voice commands and creative ways to help increase his interest in toys I had bought for him. She also helpes me to understand that he can become over stimulated more easily due to his blindness, and down time is crucial for both his and my success.
I will be enrolling Scout in a 2nd session of puppy homeschool as Jenn continues to work with Scout on training, as well as building his confidence outside my house. I greatly look forward to continued behavioral improvement, and to many walks, adventures, and fun playtimes in the future! I couldn’t be more grateful for Jenn and all of the help she has provided for both Scout and I!”
- Tiffany, Scout’s mom
I am so grateful for KyzerDog and for the tools Jenn gave me to transform my fearful puppy into a confident and happy dog. When I rescued my husky/shepherd mix Keena, she had spent most of her life in animal control and in the wild. Her condition was overwhelming, she could not walk on a leash, she was freighted of cars, shadows, anything that moved, she would spend almost all day under the couch hiding, and she did not even have a voice. I knew that I couldn’t tackle these issues alone and sought recommendations from several sources. Everyone I spoke to recommended Jenn with KyzerDog and I could not be more thankful that they did, the skills she taught me were invaluable. Her deep understanding of a dog’s psychology and behavior is a unique talent that makes her training so very effective. Far beyond obedience training (although she helped with that too) Jenn showed me how to foster a protective environment that bonded Keena to me. She was able, through a few lessons, to show me how to be on my dog’s side and protect her to allow her the confidence to safely familiarize herself with the world around her. Her techniques were so effective in such a short time that in a few short months, the change I’ve seen is quite remarkable. The Keena I rescued a few months ago is an unrecognizable dog today. She no longer hides under the couch, she walks beautifully on a leash, and is a happy and well-adjusted puppy eager to explore the world around her. Without KyzerDog, Keena’s outcome would certainly not have been as positive. I will always highly recommend Jenn and KyzerDog. I know of no one else who could have given me such profound insight into my dog and how to best meet her needs. It was also helpful that Jenn is an absolute delight to be around and she provided me with reading material outside of our training session that was extremely helpful on issues that you face as a dog owner. They even helped my boyfriend’s dog. I’m not a first time dog owner, but I wish I had come to KyzerDog before because every dog can benefit with time spent with her and I know of no one else I’d rather have provide me with guidance than Jenn. Keena and I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us, we are a happy and well bonded pair these days!!
She will be doing Private Lessons - in home as well as out and about, Homeschool, Dogs and Babies Seminars, Pack Walks, Field Trips and more! The website will up later next week!
Hourly Behavior Training – Behavior Training will help you begin the journey to having a well-behaved pup. These lessons includes a short discussion of your pup’s schedule and issues, developing a plan, and lots of training and behavior strategies.
Homeschool – Homeschool offers a more intensive, personalized, ongoing training program that focuses on your pup’s individual needs. Jenn Kyzer will come to your home 3 days a week for 1 hour at a time for 3 weeks to work with your pup.
Pack Walks – Pack Walks will be scheduled monthly and will continue your education, practice skills, strategies and socialization with your pups! We will meet at various parks for a 60-90 minute walk/hike. Great for social dogs and super helpful for reactive dogs as well.
If you’re having a hard time deciding what is best for you, give Jennie- Admin Guru, a call or shoot her an email and she’ll help you find the best place for you! 804-840-9037.