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Denise Sevier (and family) & Bean

(posted August 13, 2021)

AKC puppy level 1 was a game changer! The training, tips and all around great advice has changed not only my puppy but myself as a dog mom. Thank you for an amazing class!

Love Denise, Casey & Little Bean

Jeannie Rappoli & Carmen

(posted July 28, 2021)

You evaluated Carmen in January 2020. Up till then, he had not passed the TDI test & had passed the Love on a Leash test.

I brought him to Kim Petrone’s place for TDI testing.

Both you and Kim were so instrumental in helping Carmen pass the test. He is very noise sensitive. The basketball stuff next door at Kim’s place scared the crap out of him. But with a lot assistance from the neighbors to hold it down for 5 minutes, Carmen did well & passed the test.

Fast forward…

He got one or two visits in before Covid-19.

We were allowed to come back to the hospital for visits a month or two ago.

Carmen will always be noise sensitive-that’s who he is. But he has overcome so much to become a great therapy dog for the kids in pediatrics.

Tonight he met a blind teen who needs surgery to correct his vision. He had just been told all this & that he would be transported to a different hospital for this procedure.

Our visit was perfect timing. Although he couldn’t see Carmen. He could pet him & feel the soft fur. His mom said he needed the visit so badly & was so happy that we could bring comfort & distraction for this child.

THIS is what keeps me going-no matter which dog, no matter which location.

Jimmy Duke and Cohen

(posted December 22, 2020)

Julie is an amazing teacher. My shelter rescue and I just finished with Level 1 Obedience and have joined a couple pack walks. Each class begins with her asking what issues/problems you want to focus on, and she gives multiple ways for teaching your dog a command. The pack walks are great for teaching your dog how to behave in public and around other dogs. She listens to you, and works for your needs. We are looking forward to the level 2 course!

Dawn Calisto and Jaxx
(posted August 10, 2020)

We had an awesome educational experience! The instruction comes from a patient and kind teacher who truly loves dogs and helps us to strengthen the bond with our fur babies! I highly recommend the classes offered to those who need lots of work and to those who just need a little nudge in the right direction with their dog. Jaxx is a 3 year old 100 pound Golden Retriever with a sweet soul and love for people. Einsteins Canine College was the perfect place for his education! His momma too!

Jackie & Wayne Garelick with Henry
(posted August 3, 2020)

After the heartbreak of losing our two rescue corgis of cancer within months of each other, we did something we never did before- we adopted a puppy. Little did we know what went into training a puppy so young. With his "goofy" , fun loving personality and boundless energy, as well as his unexpected growth- he is already 10 lbs over the breeders estimate at only 7 months, we were struggling to keep him under control. 5 weeks later, we are well on our way to having the dog we dreamed about. Walks are now a pleasure ! We still have other things to get under control but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much for your help and support. Sincerely, Jackie , Wayne and "Henry" Garelick

Cindy & Mort Levitt with Flash (posted August 3, 2020)

Julie made our service dog #Flash’s tail wag from the moment he set his paws down in #EinsteinsCanineCollege. A stern task master, she took him under her wing and taught him a whole new set of obedience and survival skills in just a matter of weeks. Her attention to detail is outstanding, and she explains every step in easy to understand bites. The School ambiance is light and inviting, with plenty of room to work out. We loved his ability to focus under her guidance, and we could tell he was really in to it.

Kristy Harley and Bagel (posted October 22, 2019)

We took Bagel in when she was 7-8 weeks old. She was found abandoned on the side of the road with an injured leg. Already having 2 dogs, we didn’t necessarily plan on keeping her, but she stole our hearts and instantly joined our family. Our Leland vet graciously examined her leg, did xrays and treated her injury at no cost to us. We had her about 5 weeks before hurricane Florence hit and destroyed our house. So our 3 kids and 3 dogs packed up and stayed at a friends house for 3wks. And then a rental for 3 months. Needless to say, training a puppy during all that chaos wasn’t easy. Julie helped us learn the commands, body language and consistency we needed to keep a bouncing ball of energy safe, busy and out of trouble. Thank you Einstein’s Canine.

Chiaki Ito and Ann Perkins (posted October 18, 2019)

Julie is a great dog trainer and teacher. I started training my wild and crazy street dog with Julie in the fall of 2017. She got her AKC Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen titles in a very short time. Julie even came downtown to do a private session to help me with my dog's aggressive behavior toward bigger dogs and horses. Her facilities are perfect for training dogs that are new and not confident. My dog started as a complete disaster and I am proud to say that we are now competing in dog agility trials. Julie has been there every step of the way and has encouraged us to achieve goals we never thought were possible. Thank you, Julie!!!

Deb Kotas and Amicus (posted February 1, 2019)

This is my Golden Retriever, Amicus. Julie has been our trainer since Amicus was 6 months old (he is 4 1/2 years old now). He has been certified as A.K.C. Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Obedience 1,2 and 3, Therapy Dog (TDI), Tricks Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Amicus and I have been learning Rally which is a lot of fun and builds a close relationship with owner and dog so we are really a team. Julie told us recently that we are ready to go to Rally competition. Amicus and I hold 2 large hearts of gratitude towards Julie as this would have been impossible without her. You will not find another dog trainer as knowledgeable and experienced as Julie.

Elizabeth Oram and Celeste (posted February 1, 2019)

I adopted Celeste when she was four years old. She is a retired grand champion Lowchen, so she knew how to win ribbons in the ring but knew NOTHING about obedience. She was used to just doing her own thing, strutting around in the ring and getting applause and ribbons! With Julie’s help and guidance, Celeste earned her CGC, TDI and Novice tricks titles! Julie was wonderful and patient and was able to ‘read’ Celeste and direct me to give her commands at just the right time and in the right way to get results. Thanks to Julie, Celeste has a whole new life as a well mannered Therapy dog who is much loved at all the facilities we visit!

Lori Gould and Katie (posted June 11, 2018)

Julie is both knowledgeable and fun to be around. She has a wonderfully unique way of working with you and your k9 family member. Her ideas and different perspectives are a huge asset to all she meets. Julie has an awesome way of working with you and your dog and easily becomes a valuable team member for you and your dog.

Gail Rogers and Cooper (posted May 31, 2018)

Thank you for the wonderful training you have provided for Cooper. He was like a bucking bronco (and very dramatic) when he first entered your door and now he is taming nicely. I look forward to seeing you in classes in the future and I do appreciate all you did for both of us. I think we have a forever friend in you.

Deb Kotas and Amicus (posted May 31, 2018)

My Golden Retriever, Amicus, and I have been trained by Julie for the last 3 1/2 years including puppy obedience up to therapy dog.

We are now doing really fun training with Petiquette (fine tuning canine manners), Rally, Tricks and soon scent works and animal CPR.

Never could I have imagined how much fun it is to do all these things with my best fur-friend. Julie's expert knowledge and experience makes every lesson fun. I would recommend her and her training to everyone!! You have a problem with your canine's behavior?? Come see Julie..

Temple Todd with Palmer (posted May 21, 2018)

This is a great facility. Clean and dog friendly. Matted floors and air conditioning! Safe for your pet. Julie is a kind and knowledgeable instructor. She is excellent at conveying what you should do, how you should do it, but most importantly, why it would benefit you and your dog. I was very pleased with the classes and my dog made great progress with his obedience training and correcting behavior issues. I will definitely take more classes as my dog loved working in class. He would get excited whenever I would tell him that we were going to class to work! Fun for handler and dog. Great bonding time with your dog and also a great stress reliever! Highly recommend Einstein Canine College and Julie Benoit for all aspects of dog training! Thank you Julie! Temple and Palmer

Ed and Bettye Weihs with Kody

(posted March 14, 2018)

Our newly adopted Kody is extremely well behaved and well trained pup. He surely must be considered a Canine College distinguished graduate who obeys all of his voice commands and knows his hand signals. For a couple of seniors with some physical limitations he is so easy to handle, despite an abundance of youthful exuberance. The training has made him a perfect fit at this time of our lives.

Alicia Quint with her Therapy Dog Brody
(posted December 4, 2017)

Alicia and Brody passed their
Therapy Dogs International (TDI) Test
this past August - Congrats!!!!!

Chiaki Ito with Ann Perkins (posted November 7, 2017)

When I adopted Ann Perkins, she was afraid of everything. She wasn’t sure about the collar or the lead or people in general.

She would pull at the leash all of the time. She would greet all other dogs with aggressive barking. She has always loved little people and surprisingly, she is ok with cats.

She hates the horses that pull the carriages downtown. Because we live downtown, I knew that we had to get her trained for her safety. We have now successfully completed the AKC STAR Puppy program and the Canine Good Citizen program with Einstein’s Canine College. Julie has even come down on a Saturday to walk around downtown to train Ann in her own environment.

She successfully walked by big dogs and the horses without any barking or growling. We still have to work on greeting big dogs and horses, but I can say that she has improved so much. I highly recommend Julie and Einstein’s Canine College!

Peggy Crott with "Ribeye" and Deb Kotas with "Cupcake"
(posted November 7, 2017)

Hi..Renk here with my buddy Amicus. Our call signs are "Ribeye" and "Cupcake". We've been buddies since Obedience Level 3 with Ms. Julie, and have successfully completed our Therapy Dog training, thanks to her patience and understanding with our moms. We're working on Rally now, and are looking forward to starting a Therapy Dog International chapter here at Einstein's Canine College. Hope to see you soon!

Joe Zamora and Das Wookie (posted November 6, 2017)

Here is Das Wookie! He just got accepted into the Therapy-paws program out at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern, NC it is about an hour drive but we just left his interview around lunch today. The staff was wowed by his size and calm demeanor. During his visit today Wookie went over to a gentleman that was missing a leg and in a wheelchair, he placed his head right in his lap and received a good amount of love. It is a great sign of things to come for this amazing young pup. From being abandoned and not trusting anyone, to embracing everyone and showing them love he has come a long way and everyone can’t wait for him to come back again and again! We are firm believers that he rescued us and not the other way around and just to watch the staff and patients light up as they saw him today was really great for me. To see all of his training paying off, the gentle walking, sitting, staying and being in a down as so many people wanted to see him and ask questions was just wonderful.

Proud Dad moment!

Chelsea and Mr Darcy (posted October 24, 2017)

My poodle, Mr Darcy, used to be incredibly reactive. Another dog could not come within 500 feet of him without causing Darcy to explode into a flurry of barking. This made me a nervous wreck and severely limited our ability to go out into the world for fear of causing a scene...or worse. We started working with Julie in 2011 to help manage Darcy's reactivity with the goal of eventually obtainig our AKC CGC title. Now, in 2017, Darcy has passed the CGC several times (because I keep losing the paperwork) and acts as the neutral dog during CGC testing. We can pass reactive, wild dogs with no issue; he is all eyes on me and I am no longer nervous about an issue occuring. Julie gave us the tools we needed to succeed and with her patient teaching (plus a lot of practice and hot dogs), Darcy and I can participate in any event or activity we so choose without issue. Thank you, Julie!!!!

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