Professional References

JeanDonaldson


Jean Donaldson

"Jeff combines training ability and knowledge of behavior and behavior modification with real empathy and compassion for his human clients. All this plus a commitment to evidence-based and modern, humane methods make him someone you can trust completely, which is a rare thing in the dog training industry."

 
Jean Donaldson, Founder and Director The Academy for Dog Trainers

Dr. Natalie Marx


Dr. Natalie Marx

"It is with great sadness for Chicago but great excitement for North Carolina that I write this review. I have had the pleasure to partner with Jeff Millman for several years with hundreds of clients and their furry family members in all areas of behavior modification and training. As medical director of the largest private practice and only Fear Free certified hospital in Chicago, I many times see several patients a day that are struggling with anything from standard obedience and house training to anxiety and reactivity.

In these cases, Jeff has been an invaluable resource. Jeff offered my clients flexibility in scheduling and in home consults. His consistent positive training methods through counter conditioning and clicker training are effective, straight-forward and easy for clients to understand and practice. It also is VERY important to us that the strategies we use as a Fear Free hospital in the clinic are in line with what is being taught in training sessions. Jeff is very proactive in working with local veterinarians and referred many clients to me for pharmaceutical intervention and assistance as their dogs went through training. Reactivity in dogs is becoming more and more common, especially in dogs coming from shelters or rescues, and Jeff is very quick to identify triggers and fears to help work through them behaviorally.

Jeff singlehandedly has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many of my patients and their families, reducing anxiety, improving obedience and, most importantly, strengthening the human-animal bond. We will miss him terribly."

 
Natalie Marx, DVM Assistant Medical Director
VCA Blum Animal Hospital Chicago 

Laura Kirsch

"Jeff was instrumental in helping Mars Inc. - Chicago kick off our Pets at Work (PAW) program to allow Associates to bring their PAW-approved dogs into the office. Jeff conducted a behavior assessment for each dog, provided tips to make the dog successful in the office including what owners need to consider to keep them comfortable and entertained in a new environment. He also provided training sessions for humans about dog behavior and one-on-one training sessions with Associates' dogs.

I can personally attest to the effectiveness of his training techniques as my dog attended training sessions with Jeff. I thought my Sawyer was always going to reactc in a negative way when approaching dogs on the street. using Jeff's training tips consistently along with the clicker we now take nice, long walks together and I don't have to worry if we run into another dog. it's much less stressful for both of us and Sawyer is a better dog because of Jeff's training tips.

Jeff will be greatly missed here in Chicago and we couldn't be happier with his skills and knowledge that he brought to us. I would highly recommend Jeff as a dog trainer and wish him the best of luck in his move."

Laura Kirsch, Sr. Functional Expert
Masterdata/Rewards Mars Global Corporate
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Meaghan Tower


Meaghan Tower

"I met Jeff in 2012 when I hired him to help me with my Australian Shepherd rescue whoe had begun biting new people that entered our home. At this time I had been a dog trainer myself for a couple of years, but did not have any experience modifying fear aggression. After meeting Jeff for our first lesson with my dog, he graciously offered an opportunity for me to shadow his training sessions. 

Right away, Jeff's training techniques stood out to me. Not only are his methods creative, kind and extraordinarily successful, but they prioritize the dog's emotions above all else. All too often I see trainers using techniques that prioritize the dog performing a desired behavior regardless of how the dog is feeling. those training techniques will not be successful long-term and do not have our four-legged friends' best interests at heart. Jeff's do.

Fast forward six years later and I now specialize in modifying fear aggression all thanks to everything that I have learned from Jeff. Countless times he has talked me through my toughest behavior modification cases as well as given me honest, realistic advice for my own dog. If you are welcoming a new canine addition to your home, he can make sure you start off on the right track. If you are at a crossroads with your dog to extreme behavior, he can help you find a balance and improve your dog's quality of life. I am eternally grateful that Jeff came into my life in 2012 and I recommnd his services to everyone. 

I can personally attest to the effectiveness of his training techniques as my dog attended training sessions with Jeff. I thought my Sawyer was always going to reactc in a negative way when approaching dogs on the street. using Jeff's training tips consistently along with the clicker we now take nice, long walks together and I don't have to worry if we run into another dog. it's much less stressful for both of us and Sawyer is a better dog because of Jeff's training tips.

Jeff will be greatly missed here in Chicago and we couldn't be happier with his skills and knowledge that he brought to us. I would highly recommend Jeff as a dog trainer and wish him the best of luck in his move."

 
Meaghan Tower, Head Trainer
Unleashed in Evanston

Katy Beth Jensen


Katybeth Jensen, PPS

"I met Jeff when he was still teaching classes. While his training classes were impressive, one of the things that impressed me the most was how committed and loving, he was to his two rescue Collies. I know that anyone with that kind of commitment to his pups, along with people and training skills, he would soon put his dog training skill to much more extensive use. I was right.

As a professional pet spoiler, Jeff has recommended a lot of families to me that need overnight care for their furry family members. It is always a pleasure to meet thos pups along with their families because they are both well trained and confident. Yes, I do mean both the families and the family pup. A lot of trainers can help a dog learn good manners but when they hand the leash back to the owner the dog runs amuck once again. Jeff's magic is in teaching family members how to work and have fun with their dogs in a postiive manner. He is both a people person and a dog person. It's a rare combination. Everyone I've ever spoken with (and my own experience)says Jeff is a great listener, and his quiet manners help them relax and feel good about working with their dog.

Even people with significant training issues become less anxious and more confident as they progress through their training sessions with Jeff alongside them. Jeff is open to different training ideas, by keeping up to date with new methods that are introduced through workshops and seminars. This is important because while one training method might work with one dog, there is no guarantee it will work with the next, so having a variety of skills makes it easier to customize a training plan that will work for your pup. If you want to enjoy a robust and healthy bond with your dog, one of the best investments you can make is working with Jeff. Imagine walking around the block without leash aggression or housebreaking a puppy with ease. It's all possible when you commit to working with Jeff Millman.

 
Katybeth Jensen, PPS, Professional Pet Spoiler
Camp Run A Pup


Marc Matlin

"I own a dog walking service in the city. We offer a discount for dogs that are adopted thru a rescue. As a consequence, it seems the majority of our clients adopt rescues. Thee dogs often come with behavioral quirks . . . for any number of various reasons and circumstances.

Jeff reaches into the psyche of the dog and determines the best course of action to take. He understands that all dogs are different and they may require different approaches. He is always kind and humane. The feedback is pretty amazing from teh clients that I refer to him."

 
Marc Matlin, Owner
Chicago Dog Walkers

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CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

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DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Stop Dog Aggression

Stop Dog Aggression

 Dog aggression is a complex topic that requires experience and skill to address it successfully. I have years of experience treating all forms of aggression and will show you logical, effective and humane specific strategies to help assess your dog's aggression and devise a treatment plan that you...

Stop Dog Barking

Stop Dog Barking

Barking can be a very instrusive, annoying, and frustrating problem. All dogs bark sometimes, but if a dog barks excessively, it is helpful to know how to change this behavior. I can help stop barking. 
Stop Dog Separation Anxiety

Stop Dog Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of...

DOG OBEDIENCE TOPICS

Basic to Advanced Dog Obedience

Basic to Advanced Dog Obedience

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 
Dogs and Children

Dogs and Children

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?
You have a bored dog?

You have a bored dog?

Do you feel guilty that your dog is bored? Do you want to learn how to stop demand barking? Are you dealing with behavior problems such as destruction,  a dog that will not leave you alone, or just seems unhappy?  You might have a bored dog. I can help! 
Stop Dog Jumping

Stop Dog Jumping

When I see a dog that jumps on people, I know that this is usually the tip of the iceberg of behavior issues. Dogs usually jump on people to get attention. If it is a consistent problem, this is a sure sign that one or more family members or friends have been giving attention while jumping occurs, which...

Stop Leash Pulling

Stop Leash Pulling

The frustration and back pain associated with a dog that pulls on the leash is not very pleasant. Wouldn't it be nice if you and your dog could go on a nice, pleasant walk without feeling like you accidentally signed up for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race? I can help. 
Stop Dog Demand Behaviors

Stop Dog Demand Behaviors

Demand behaviors are identified as anything a dog does repeatedly that is undesirable for the person that it is directed towards. You can train your dog to stop these behaviors using humane, logical, strategies. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

I really appreciate your interest in my dog training services.

CONTACT ME to fill out my form. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!