I have worked extensively with Julie with multiple dogs. The first, Jinx, was an older rescue dog we got for my elderly father-in-law. The dog was afraid of everything. She was also a runner and escaped every chance she got. Within a few sessions this dog had totally changed. She's bright, energetic and happy. And we can let her off leash and not worry about her bolting from us.
However, more personal to me are my 4 rescue dogs. Over the summer I added a 4th dog, Tiffany, and that totally changed the dynamic of my household. After a few sessions with the group as a whole Tiffany spent the month of December boarded with Julie. This was the game changer. We honestly didn't know if Tiffany would make it past day 1 because she was so attached to me. After her daily sessions with Julie she was a new dog. She's confident to be alone, plays well with the other dogs and is the sweetest thing ever. I truly believe Julie made this happen for us and I am thrilled with the results.
I highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for training for their dogs from potty training, walking loosely on leash, stay commands, come, fearfulness, you name it and she does it.
You won't be disappointed!!! And your dogs will be so much happier after working with her.
My dog, Harvey and I had been working with a trainer weekly, however we weren't getting the expertise Harvey and our family required. Harvey was starting to have guarding and reactivity issues, so we had to step-up the training.
Julie at New Vistas was recommended by a friend, so we called her up for help. After discussing his issues, she provided a very thorough consultation and we opted to move forward with the month-long 'Board and Train' immersive.
While we had to wait to get Harvey in, the wait was WELL WORTH IT! The training she provided for Harvey (and us each week) was invaluable. She spent many hours training him at New Vistas, and in various locations engaging with different people to work on his reactivity challenges. While training him, she also equipped us with techniques to better manage him.
Julie's training style, professionalism and admiration of dogs is what really sets her apart. We trust her wholeheartedly with our dog, and couldn't recommend her training services more. Thank you Julie!!
Julie has worked miracles with my crazy 11-month-old GSD. I was to the point of aggravation and major frustration. I was trying to work with Stella, and she would not respond to me at all and just did her own thing. Not knowing what to do I turned to Julie and it was the best thing I could have done. We boarded Stella for 30 days as I knew she would need every bit of it. Now I can say Stella is still a work in progress, but I am now able to take her on walks without her dragging me around, eat my dinner why she is in a place and not in my face and is just a whole new dog. If your looking for someone who cares and is willing to do whatever it takes to help you get to your end goal, then get on over to Julie and see what she can do for you. You won't regret it!
When my wife and I found out we were pregnant with our first child we decided to hire a dog trainer to prep both our dogs for our daughter's arrival. After interviewing 2 other trainers, we decided on going with Julie and haven't regretted it since. Julie is a straight shooter and sets clear defined expectations from the get-go. With each lesson we had a clear goal and a structured path on how to get there. One thing I will say is that you get out of it what you put into it. Julie will give you all the tools that you need to apply yourself in order to get the best results. It's clear from your interactions with Julie that she truly cares and as an advocate for the look up dogs as well as their owners. I would highly recommend Julie to train your dogs no matter how young or old they are. When we started my dogs were three years old and 5 years old and the changes we saw were truly remarkable.
I have done nose work classes with Julie in the past (pre second baby), and that's how are acquainted. I like her sharp humor and approach with the dogs.
Unfortunately my free time is non existent so I don't do classes anymore. Good news is that my dogs can still visit Julie because she boards. I'm not going to leave my dogs just anywhere. One of my dogs is old, and just a little nervous in new places, so he comes to Rancho Mondo along with his tiny sidekick.
They come home happy, well fed, and I have no concerns while I'm gone.
**I should also mention that when I did classes, she welcomed my baby to come. He was an infant so he hung out in his stroller, but it was still really cool. I brought my 13 y/o to classes too and Julie was really encouraging and sweet towards her.
If you care about your dog, can take a joke, as well as constructive feedback, call Julie at Rancho Mondo.
My energetic part-husky mix, Frost, flunked out of the group class at the pet store. Doing private lessons with Julie Eskoff turned my dog around. She is still energetic, of course, but with much better manners. People in my cul-de-sac comment on how much better behaved Frost is now!
I've worked with Julie for nearly a year. She has been fabulous. Lilo & I take Noseworks with her and are about to go to our very first trial. I am completely confident, because Julie has prepared us so well. I really appreciate that she tailors her instruction to the needs of each dog - no cookie cutter here!
I first met Julie years ago while she was the go to trainer at a big box pet store, where I might add, she outshone others, and I knew it was just a matter of time before she spread her wings and shared her gifts on a more personal level.
A quick synopsis of our days training with her: We put our challenged pittie, Pickles, through two levels of training courses with Julie. Pickles was not your average pittie. He was very LOW energy, got frightened when people stared him in the eye, and was afraid of concrete floors (wha?!!).
Cut to training: slowly but surely, Pickles eventually became an excitable pup with no fear of the hard and shiny concrete floors he was forced to ice skate across. Oh yes, and he also learned how to sit, stay, relax (with only hand gestures) and "leave it" in the midst of it all. He is now an absolute joy.
Most recently, we had a Christmas portrait photo op with Pickles and Julie, which she dubs, The "Red Couch" portraits. The photos came out fantastic and are a must do for anyone who is as obsessed with their pooch(es) as I am. She even donates a portion of the proceeds to a local Pittie rescue group.
Summing it up-- Julie is God's gift to all things dog.
I am a professional Dog Walker and I got a call from Julie Eskoff, owner of Rancho Mondo NW Canine Center asking for help sitting and walking seven of her dogs while she would be away on business in Houston. Out of the three Jack Russell's and four Pit Bulls, one dog in particular grabbed my attention and captivated me. Murphy is an 80lb Pit Bull who was rescued from a shelter...and had been with Julie for just 5 months. She turned him from a dog with no rules to an obedient big softie who now walks loose leash, sits to greet and knows how to heal. She even taught Pearl, another of her Pit Bulls, how to speak with an inside voice and an outside voice. Now how do you even start to do that? Ask Julie, she knows!
I called Julie Eskoff because my new puppy everyday behavior was driving me nuts. As a professional who works from home, it was extra stress I sure didn't need. So, off to Rancho Mondo NW I took him for the Board & Train puppy program.
From the very instant we arrived, Julie had my dog doing exactly what she wanted. Quite simply put, she's an expert at canine communication and training; she and her team are fully committed and passionate about dog training.
The results were a well-trained puppy who enjoys the homework training we do together. Thanks to Julie, my dog is trained, the stress is gone, and my well-behaved puppy brings me lots of joy.