ENJOY LIFE TOGETHER
DOG TRAINING AND GROOMING IN RALEIGH, NC
“We believe in enjoying life together to the fullest!”
Our mission is to help dogs and their people enjoy life together to the fullest, whether that is a calm walk in the park or a road trip with your canine companion. By using scientifically proven positive training techniques (referencing the LIMA strategy) we build skills on both ends of the leash to promote a harmonious, and respectful relationship between dogs and their humans.
Meet Jesi and her Team
Head Trainer & Groomer
Dog Training & Grooming in Raleigh, NC
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Wags & Brags
“Our vet recommended Howling Moon and we couldn’t be happier she did!”
“Loved working with Howling Moon and our trainer Lydia!! We just got our first puppy and were looking to get him basic obedience training as soon as we could. Our vet recommended Howling Moon and we couldn’t be happier she did! We purchased the Gold Package and from consultation to the end of our sessions we were really impressed with the experience. First of all, Lydia is amazing at her job so if you get the chance to work with her you can be sure you are in good hands! She had great solutions and recommendations for specific issues we were having and if something wasn’t working as well she always had other alternatives to try. We promptly recieved homework and summaries of each of our lessons with feedback to work on. This was beyond helpful with keeping us on track and now we can look back at the lessons/homework when we need to continue working on any specific training goals or need refreshers. It’s hard to keep up with everything you’re learning during the session and having that level of organization is crucial. If we weren’t able to participate in a session we were sent videos which was great. We saw so much progress with our puppy and learned a ton ourselves and felt very supported throughout all of the training. Highly recommend!”
— Sarah Sullivan Goodwin
“I highly recommend this trainer to anyone with a reactive dog.”
“I am so glad that my partner and I brought our reactive dog to Remy at Howling Moon! When we first started, our little French Bulldog would yelp, lunge, and pull on her leash whenever she saw another dog. This issue persisted for several months of trying different methods before we found Remy.
Remy taught my partner and I new methods for dealing with this reactivity and after two months of using these techniques, our dog’s behavior has improved significantly, and we are able to take her out on walks worry-free. This improvement in behavior would have been unimaginable before we contacted Howling Moon. Best of all, it was all done through positive reinforcement, without using aversive techniques!
I highly recommend this trainer to anyone with a reactive dog.”
— Loren Mindell
“No matter what your dog training need, hire her! You’ll be so glad you did!”
“Owning a puppy is a joy, privilege, and responsibility. Puppy parenting is rewarding, confusing, and at times, frustrating. Enter Jesi Kirk of Howling Moon. What is obvious when you email, text, and meet with Jesi is her expertise, patience, compassion and passion for helping. Her excellent communication skills eliminate confusion. She listens attentively and is truly interested in what you have to say. Always ready with a creative solution, her techniques are highly effective. She uses wonderful analogies that are easy to relate to. Her calm disposition and sense of humor help to instill confidence. As if all that weren’t enough, Jesi is flexible, open minded, humble, and diplomatic. No matter what your dog training need, hire her! You’ll be so glad you did.”
— Lynn Burgess
“Without her guidance and support, we would never have made the progress that we have.”
“Jesi has been working with me and my three-year old lab mix for about a year. Of all the animal professionals I have worked with, she is by far the most helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive. She has helped us overcome various anxieties and behavioral issues, and we continue to consult with her despite moving to NYC. Without her guidance and support, we would never have made the progress that we have. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Jesi to anyone looking for grooming and training!”
— Crystal Miller
“Remy was an amazing trainer.”
“Remy was an amazing trainer. She got back to us right away when we reached out with steps to get setup. Since we foster dogs and do not know how long we will have them she worked with us through issues from highest priority down and followed up with us. She gave us google docs with homework, links, tips, and tricks that were amazingly helpful. We will continue to use Howling Moon!”
— Abigail Knapp