Jimi is not simply an expert dog trainer, he is a wonderful person who is genuinely committed to helping strengthen the bonds between people and our canine companions. Jimi showed me that some of the ways that I interacted with my dog, Xander, were creating stress for him. My “serious” tone of voice when giving commands was much too loud and harsh, engendering fearful compliance rather than willingly giving obedience. Learning to monitor my tone and my own internal state have helped improve our relationship greatly. Since meeting Jimi, Xander and I have completed three classes through a local dog club where I now also volunteer as an apprentice trainer myself. I cannot say enough about how kind, knowledgable, patient and inspiring Jimi is: the Phoenix and Scottsdale communities are lucky to have him.