I learn so much from each and every individual who puts trust in me. Special thanks to my generous clients who have offered to share their stories.
“When I brought my terrier puppy home at 9 weeks of age, I had 2 goals that I wanted to accomplish: good behavior and good socialization. Emma has such insight into the terrier brain and how they perceive things. Having had a Welsh Terrier before, it has been an exciting experience to see Tory’s responsiveness to the training. Whatever she learns seems to become imprinted very quickly into her brain.”
"Emma is the best. I have found the lessons very helpful. Meghan, our four-legged child was very difficult; to handle. Without her help we would not have been able to deal with her. Our dog, Meghan, was impossible to walk. She was wild. I could not go half a block. She is a pleasure to be with now. She has responded to Emma’s techniques very well. She would not respond to traditional methods. To anyone thinking about working with Emma I say JUST DO IT"
"A past trainer used coercive training techniques. The dog and I both disliked the class. The trainer did not seem to know the dog or care about anything but her own techniques. She did not give the dog the desire to comply. Training sessions with Emma are enjoyable. She addresses our specific concerns and issues rather than just a standard list of topics. Emma let’s us set the pace with our questions and needs. Emma has helped with training, feeding, housebreaking, and keeping both Stella and our furniture safe. I had some doubts about online training, but it has been very easy. We can watch Emma demonstrate with Miles and then Emma can watch us work with Stella."
BT & JR
"Emma is approachable, supportive, positive, and a great problem solver! We have appreciated working with her to help us help Puck! It was great to have a specific plan to focus on each week, and know that we would review again the following session, and Emma would help correct and fine tune our training. I think we have more respect for how hard Puck is working and trying to learn and please us. It feels more natural for us to focus on good behavior than focusing on “no” and negative reinforcement. He is so smart, and Emma’s training has helped us see that! We think this is a great investment in helping us all live together happily!"
Doug & Elizabeth
"I hired Emma because I had a large adolescent terrier and an older small dog in a small space. Emmas help was clear and concise. I loved having the tailored homework, it was helpful and not overwhelming. Anyone can benefit from Emmas education and training. I am grateful to her for her hard work and help! Our dogs get along!!"
“She has found her calling in life. There are not very many people that you can say, you were made for that. Emma has found her calling for sure. Without exception, every lesson that we finished up, I felt better than when we started. Even if we hadn’t done our homework perfectly, after our meetings, I always felt more enthused and just more upbeat. I can’t imagine raising our terrier puppy without the basis that Emma gave us.”
Debbie & Wayne
"Emma is incredibly knowledgeable, but very laid back. The investment of both time and money is so worth it when your terrorist becomes the sweet terrier you were hoping for! During Harvey’s puppy years, Emma helped us create a plan for him so we get things done and live normally. She set us up for success in his adult years with him coming when we call, releasing potentially harmful objects on command and knowing how to manage him when we have guests. She also was key in resolving his allergy problems. Our Harvey will come when called, he’ll run to his bed and lay down on command, and thanks to Emma he has stopped itching!'
"Working with Emma has been nothing but amazing! We are finally able to connect with our puppy and enjoy him. He is so much calmer and relaxed."
R & M
“Learning how to create a connection with your pup through love, fun, positivity and mutual respect; I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the 1:1 Face Time sessions worked so that the training could be personalized to how Griffin was responding. It also helped to see Miles demonstrating some of the training methods. Emma – you know I love all you’ve done to make our special pup Griffin such a joy. You are so much more than a terrier trainer.”
"Life with a welsh terrier is not always easy, but with Emma’s help we have learned it can be very rewarding. And whenever I have doubts about something, need advice, or have successes to share, Emma is still the one I turn to first."
D & A
"Emma is exceptional. Her methods are easy to follow and I now have a turbo-charged but well behaved Welsh Terrier. I found Emma’s methods gentle, dog-intuitive and the results incredible. I enthusiastically recommend her! I would like to say that Emma’s training of me and my Welsh Terrier has enriched both of our lives immensely. She guided both me and my puppy through extremely challenging times. Her expert training produced a relaxed and happy owner and a relaxed and well behaved terrier. Thank you for such a gift."
"It’s amazing over the last couple of weeks how many people have said that Roscoe is very calm for a puppy! I think your lessons are doing the job!"
"I truly enjoyed getting to know Emma as a person as well as a highly qualified trainer! I like her style!! She takes the time to listen to the problem/question and gives a complete and understandable answer! Very down to earth, upbeat, and positive! The documentation provided is a very nice touch! It reinforces everything that was covered during the session. This especially helps me not forget certain aspects of the lesson. I can relate different aspects of what our two terriers are doing to the training we’ve received. For instance now I can spot things the dogs are doing and say to myself “Emma would suggest this…… “!"
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Great instructions on getting ones dog to not be afraid of the muzzle & realize that wearing one won’t deter from getting lots of treats!
My wife and I absolutely love working with Emma! She has given us skills, and an understanding of the Terrier mind that will benefit our family (Including our little Oliver) for ever. We couldn’t be happier!
Our experience with Emma could not have been better. My girlfriend Mia and I adopted our 9 week old welshie back in December of 2022 and luckily knew about Emma from a referral already, so we knew we wanted to work with her from the start. I really can’t stress enough how amazing it was to get to work with our puppy chef and take him through puppy foundations with Emma. The simple milestone lessons that she shares with you have been skills and lessons that we use with chef on an hourly basis. He has truly been the most receptive and caring dog that I’ve had and he’ still only 6 months old. If you know welsh terrier’s you know that they can be very hyper and need a ton of stimulation; and what is so great about Emma’s puppy foundation is the practices that she teaches you really fill that void for MENTAL stimulation the these dogs CRAVE. Chef LOVES going through his puppy foundation practices and gets better at them every time, and it really helps solidify that bond that you have with your puppy at the same time. I really can’t recommend working with Emma enough, especially with your welsh terrier puppies. The list of equipment she provides you with is so helpful, and her knowledge of diet and raw food is truly so amazing. We have chef on a raw diet now and it’s been great, he loves his food and has been so neutral without the crazy kibble carbohydrate zoomies.
This experience with Emma was so helpful, and if you’re on the fence about working with her and your new puppy take my advice and go for it!
It was worth it one hundred times over. Thank you so much Emma and Miles!!
Emma is amazing. She is a wonderful trainer with an innate love of terriers. She is also simply a wonderful human. She guided us through the early days of working with our Welsh Terrier puppy. Her holistic system works and prepares you for all of the adventure a terrier pup brings. We learned so much about our pup and ourselves. We had some serious issues to work through and Emma not only assisted us, but also took incredible time and care to listen and hear our concerns. Her care for her clients, human and canine, is extraordinary. Honestly, Terrier Academy & Puppy Foundations, was the best investment!
We adopted a four month old, scruffy terrier-type puppy and immediately knew that he was very smart but also, that he would need solid training. We did a lot of research and mainly found trainers who were either wildly expensive, used inhumane methods, or only offered training basics that our puppy largely already seemed to know, like recognizing his name and sitting on command. I found Emma online and was skeptical of dog training over Zoom, but really appreciated that she focused on terrier specific behaviors and being a team with your dog.
We loved our experience with Emma. It ended up being more expensive than we had anticipated once we got all the supplies, but her methods were a perfect match for our special rescue puppy; virtual training was absolutely right call to build trust and communication with him. We appreciated Emma’s patience, deep knowledge, responsiveness, and engagement when we had tough questions. Now that our puppy has graduated, we have the tools we need to continue to train him ourselves. We would absolutely consider returning for another class with Emma.
For anyone skeptical about taking a rescue puppy to train with Emma when you’re not 100% sure of its breed mix, I would say our experience was overwhelmingly positive even if our puppy didn’t ultimately exhibit every single trait that a terrier might. We recently learned our puppy is half yorkie, half pitbull-lab mix. And he did great training with Emma.