jessie kasper




Jessie Kasper

Administrative Program Manager

I am often the first person you speak to when you call the office or send an email. I love helping people that are experiencing problems with their pets and don’t know what to do or where to start. Training and behavioral issues are time sensitive and I understand how important this is. I'm here to listen and provide options for services that will address those needs and concerns. Getting set up with the appropriate support needed to be successful is what I do. 

I have had a focus in animal welfare most of my adult life, beginning as a volunteer, then sitting on the board of directors at a local Doberman rescue. I was introduced to A Sound Beginning Program through the rescue community and quickly fell in love with force-free training. During my time with rescue, I specialized in medical and behavioral rehabilitation for dogs in need. I also fostered cats, birds, and small animals. The work was incredibly rewarding and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to continue in animal welfare in a professional capacity through A Sound Beginning as Administrative Program Manager. 

I hope that my unique perspective and experience with a variety of behavioral issues with fosters and my own pets will help to put your mind at ease when you contact us.

I currently have two dogs, two cats, and enjoy a quiet life with my husband and daughter Marley. She has the same love for animals that I do and loves to help me train and socialize all the animals that have come through my doors. Her best friend in life is Ronan, our gorgeous and gentle Doberman that is pictured with me.

It is an absolute privilege to work for A Sound Beginning Program. I am so passionate about animal welfare that it never feels like work!

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.