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Living in the 5th most dog friendly state, Vermonters, like you, want to take their dogs along with them to enjoy all the environments and sights our lovely state has to offer.  This may include hiking to enjoy nature, strolling down Church St. in Burlington, or stopping by a local brewery. We are dedicated to improving your relationship with your dog and further integrating them into your Vermont lifestyle by implementing skills to improve your experiences in these settings. 


One of the first steps in teaching your dog new skills is teaching you! Learning the skills to clearly communicate between dog and human takes time and education. Black Jack Dog Training wants to improve your dog’s skill set ,but also boost your confidence while at the other end of the leash. All of our training programs incorporate hands on learning and other teaching aids to ensure we meet your training goals. 


There are many modes and methods to dog training in our society today. We want to lead you with methods backed by science to create lasting results. Black Jack Dog Training uses the Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to dog training which focuses on the use of Positive Reinforcement to train new skills and modify existing behaviors. 



We are excited to meet you! All programs are kicked off with an in person consultation in the comfort of your own home. During the consultation, we will not only discuss your training goals, but also create a custom training program and implement management skills right away! 

Our Training Services include Private Training and Day Training Options.


New clients must request an initial consultation to discuss training goals and discover which program is right for you!




Do you have a teenage dog that has just come out of puppy hood and seems to have everything you taught them falling out of their ears? Would you the confidence and comfort of your dog walking calmly on leash and reliably responding to recall? This Basics program might be just what you need! 

Program Includes: 

A custom training plan based on your goals

Phone, Text and Email Support

4 one hour in home or real world private lessons (once per week)

Videos and Report Cards from your lessons

Access to our Customer App

Supplemental Instruction and Homework



Do you have a busy schedule and are struggling to find the time to kickstart your dog’s training? Need extra support when it comes to the handling and mechanics of dog training? Let us implement the new skills for you!

Package Includes: 

A custom training plan based on your goals.

8 forty-five minute in home lessons:

We come to train your dog in your home or take your dog for training in the real world twice a week for 4 weeks

Field trips to expose your dogs to new environments and improve generalization of their skills

Phone Text and Email Support

2 one hour private lessons to teach you the skills your dog is learning and the mechanics behind it

Videos and Report Cards from Day Training Sessions 

Supplemental Instruction and Homework

Access to our Customer App

Interested Clients outside of service area may reach out for recommendations or will be considered on a case by case basis (additional travel fees will apply if you are located outside service area)

  • Do I have to pick a package?
    Every dog and owner is different. Our training programs can be customized to fit your needs. The example programs are designed to give clients a way to assess their budget for training.
  • How long do I have to book my one off lessons after completion of a package?
    You must at least 1 lesson per month following completion of your package to continue your access to booking one off lessons. If more than 30 days pass between your lessons, a re-enrolment zoom must be requested.
  • How long will it take to train my dog?
    Every dog is different. In general, it takes 1 to 2 months for a new behavior to solidify. From there, the behaviors we teach our dogs require maintenance to remain in our dogs repertoire of skills. Our programs generally take 1 to 2 months to complete, the efficacy of training is dependent on how often you're practicing the skills with your dog.
  • Where will training take place?
    Lessons will occur in your home or at an offsite location chosen before the lesson. Offsite locations away from your home are required to help your dog generalize the behaviors to different environments.
  • What is LIMA?
    Black Jack Dog Training uses the Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to dog training which focuses on the use of Positive Reinforcement. Learn more here.


We have been delighted to have Emma work with our dog, Molly, and I would highly recommend her to anyone… In addition to greatly improved recall skills, she has also become more relaxed on her walks and hikes.  Emma's work with her on meeting people and other dogs has made her more relaxed and comfortable and has made walks and hikes a more enjoyable experience for all of us…We are happy to trust Emma with Molly's training and excited to continue working with her.  


-Sara N.


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