Clients say:

Jane has unique insight into animal behavior because she has worked with so many different kinds of animals. Her non-aggressive style is a proven winner with Duncan, our black lab puppy, and our entire family including our 10-year-old daughter. Jane has been so great with Duncan, we have asked her to help us train our horse. She has been a blessing to our family.

Kelly & Charlie Howser


dog boarding : dogs arriving for dog vacation at the ranch

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A 4-minute video of Jane Gerard training dogs, children and horses--Animal CPR: Caring Practically and Responsibly for our Animals.

Jane recommends:

the front attachment harness, the SENSE-ible™.

To order a harness email

For dog books, training DVDs and toys

Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs Kit

Karen Pryor Clicker Gear Store

Phone Consult:

If you have questions--

What to do when another dog approaches? Is it safe for them to play? How to develop good manners with children and visitors. Call 256.712.5170. (The office landline does not accept text messages; leave voice messages only.) Half-hour consult is $15.00.

Cancellation Policy:

24-Hour Notice

If 24-hour notice is not given standard rates will be charged: training fee $25.00, boarding fee $20.

Jane training 3 dolphins.





Jane Gerard is a dog trainer certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Jane was born in London, England. As a young girl she immigrated with her family to the Bahamas. Her love of animals and nature blossomed and became the focus and passion of her life. As a young woman she studied with The British Horse Society. As fate would have it, her training in horse management combined with her expert diving and swimming skills, developed as a youngster in the Bahamas, qualified her to work with dolphins and sea-lions--a career that spanned seventeen years. Simultaneously, she pursued studies in wildlife conservation and animal and zoo management.

Jane training dolphins in waterworks for the show, 1984.

Jane recalls, I had a dream when I was young that all the animals talked to me; they were my family. My life's work was forecast in that dream as I was to inform people what the animals needed and to help them to understand and to speak their animal's language.

Jane on Taino at the Ranch.

Her vision grew to have a sanctuary for wildlife that is constantly under threat from human activity and to invite people to come and learn, especially young people. Jane realized that dream in 2000 when she founded The Complete Pet Ranch in Taos, NM: the first pet ranch that placed dogs together in a natural setting--not a kennel environment, and it also served as a sanctuary for horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and birds. Jane continues her work to help owners understand their animals through compassion and patience and to have fun too! In 2012 she established JaneTrains in Florence, Alabama.