Clients' Comments on our Dog Behaviour Cases
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Case: Ocean - Golden Retriever - Puppy Training
You have really transformed our family life! We have really learnt so much and in so little time. You are simply the best Nikki.
Thankyou so much!!
Case: Amber - Dachshund - Puppy Training
I'm o glad we used you when we first got our pup to help out with training. You gave us great direction on issues we were having and helped us build training techniques that we learnt together. It's nice to be able to still come back for training and advanced learning because we enjoy it so much and like to inject new skills for us and our dog. There’s is always more to learn and achieve.
Your day care services are great too!!
Thanks for everything,
Case: Nelly - American Bulldog
Aggression towards the baby & other dogs
What a change we have had in Nelly. I can't thank you enough for all your help with her. She's not perfect, but we have a much happier dog & a happy house! :-)
Case: Murphy - Staffie - Severe lead pulling
We now know how to walk our little boy as part of the pack. All it took was one evening with you & a little persistence from us & he walks beautifully! Murphy says "Thanks Auntie Nikki, for showing mummy & daddy the right way to do things - it works for us all!"
Thank you! He loves you very much.
Introducing to the rest of the other dogs
I want to thank you for all your help & support in introducing my new pup to the pack. Your help has been amazing & you have gone way beyond in helping me to get the introductions to each other right; & giving me the confidence that I can do this. Your caring for the dogs in your care - & the owners - goes way beyond any "business model". It is real & genuine, & I am so thankful for it. You really make a difference.
Just thought you might like an update on my 'demon dog!' Leo owes you a great deal. If it wasn't for your help I may have given up on him. However he is now so much better and I can walk both dogs relatively stress free. He is still my work in progress and has had a couple of 'moments' but the difference in his behaviour is huge.
Just wanted to give you an update on Cassie that you came to see,
because she was growling at my little Granddaughter.
She is still quite anxious, and the vets said to spray her with
something or tablets, but we are trying to work through this now, without the tablets.
Thank you very much
Just a quick note to say thanks for your time on
Saturday. It was really very interesting chatting to you and it felt very
amazing to see the effect your suggestions had when we took Rani out on the
different leads. Who would have known I simply had to take a deep breath,
have a little shimmy with my shoulders and stride out confidently!!
Thank you so much, we are really looking forward to the next
two sessions - we are really
excited to learn more and to start to try the different approaches.
Bella - Staffie Lurcher - Hyperactive & untrained
Case: Woody - Cockerpoo.
Over-exuberance, lead-pulling & poor re-call
I hope you are having a lovely Easter. I thought you
would like to know how we are getting on with Holly after your session a few weeks ago as things are going really well,
and I suspect you normally tend to hear from people only when they aren't!
We took your advice and got her a dog pack and she loves it,
and it definitely tires her out more. She gets so much attention when we
are out and about with her wearing it as everyone wants to know what she's got
We have borrowed a dog game from a friend where she has to
open a series of compartments to get a treat from, and she loves playing with
Thank you for helping us so much - it has transformed our
relationship with her, and we now have an even happier dog, and two far less
Thank you for your work so far
I think anyone with a new puppy would find your puppy
start absolutely invaluable to help with the tricky first few weeks.
Boisterous over-excitement & nervousness when out.
Aggressive to strangers when on walks
Pulling on lead & over-reactive to other dogs
Over-reactive, barking, growling & in-fighting at home.
I'm pleased to say that Freddie has now stopped soiling his bed and is sleeping through the night, so thank you for your advice.
Over-reactive barking when out & aggressive with other dogs.
She only grumbled at me once, in bed, and that was this morning when she snuggled up to me and I stroked her tummy. So, so far so good.
Matt and Rachel.
Case: Frankie & Rudy - Jack Russells
I would also like to thank you as the little bit of training that we did paid off and we had a lovely time with them both with no noise at night.
Excessive barking & separation anxiety.
Angie, Tom and family x
Case: Mitchel - Lurcher.
As a Leader I am so much more confident and in charge of him and he is truly a joy. We’ve also being having more people and kids over so that's really nice and he is getting used to it. Once again thank you so much for all your help.
We thought we would update you with how Theo is doing after his training sessions. Well we can only say a big ''Thank you'' because your training has made a huge difference to his and our life. As you are aware we were on the verge of re-homing him as we could not deal with the issues that he presented due to the neglect he experienced from his previous home and as a last resort we sought your help. I'm sure you can remember Theo barking at yourself as you entered the house or at the slightest body movement after you had sat down as he was so afraid of strangers, I am happy to say this is no longer an issue. With your techniques we have managed to stop this by reducing his anxiety of strangers (our friends and family) entering our home. Theo was also afraid of people when he went on walks and showed his anxieties when he saw other people - even at the end of a road/field. With your help of teaching my husband and I to feel relaxed and confident during these times (as a pack leader influences the behaviour of their dogs) this has reduced dramatically. Feeling confident and calm at any time when around Theo and our other dog Nico has made a huge difference in both their behaviours. This has been the most profound technique that you have taught us, yet one of the most difficult (to begin with) and what a difference it has made. I am happy to say we are now a very happy and calm household and are so glad we sought your help for Theo and Nico.
I would happily recommend your service to friends and family and have become a big advocate of dog behaviourist training. As you know I had watched and read 'The dog whisper' and 'It's me or the dog', but whilst these give you an understanding of why dogs behave the way they do and offer techniques to reduce these, it is very difficult to implement. You taught us HOW and WHY by showing us the techniques and observing us when implementing them. You were empathic and no question was out of bound regardless of how silly we believed it might have been. The individual profile guide you wrote to meet Theo's and Nico's needs was brilliant as a reference guide and showed that you listened to our situation and offered solutions that were easy to use in our everyday lives.
A BIG ''THANK YOU'' again from myself, husband, Nico and Theo.
Over-reactive to strangers & new situations.
I have just had a beautiful, calm and enjoyable walk with Boston, without him pulling. I bought the lead after you left yesterday and have given him 3 walks since and cannot wait to walk him again. Obviously it goes without saying he is having the corrections here and there but nothing at all like I imagined.
With regards the door I am so much more confident and whilst he is still not quite getting it straight away, I just close the door and relax him before carrying on. We still have a long way to go with the door (and strangers) but I can see such an improvement and the fact I want people to knock the door is just so brilliant.
Not wanting to get too mushy, but you have truly inspired me and I know for an absolute fact my life is going to be much better since you have taught me these tools. Thank you so much. Like I said, I know we still have a long way to go but I cannot wait.
Jodi and Boston x
Extremely aggressive, with both other dogs & strangers.
Hope you had a good Christmas.
We've still got long way to go but the progress we've made is amazing. I did wonder if we could ever get to this stage - but we have!
Case: Kia - Female Northern Innuit.
I just wanted to let you know you how delighted I am with the changes that you have enabled us to bring about in Kias’ behaviour. I’ve gone from dreading every potential encounter with another dog to feeling confident that, now Kia sees me as a Leader of the Pack, she will do as instructed. She has become more relaxed and ‘chilled-out’ since the pack responsibility has been lifted from her shoulders. I would strongly recommend you to anyone who is experiencing problems with their pooches. As far as I’m concerned you’re brilliant!.
Aggressive with strangers.
Case: Tilly - Female Yorkshire Terrier.
I just wanted to let you know that things have changed for the best with Tilly.
So all in all - as you can probably guess - I am over the moon with her behaviour!
Aggressive with strangers when out.
Boisterous & disobedient puppy, often biting his owners.
Pulling & dog-aggressive when on the lead.
All is going very well indeed - Norm is now a pleasure to walk on the lead, and we both know that I'm in charge of the walk rather than him. He still begins a brief huff-puff at some (not many) dogs we pass but on the whole has improved immensely.
Hope all's well with you
I have to write to thank you for your effort and time to effect a change in Charlie's behaviour , we have seen a positive improvement since he came to your Boot Camp. I also have a better understanding of the underlying problems and a clear action plan to follow.
Case: Zeus - Male Dorset Old Tyme Bulldog.
I thought I would drop you a line to say how grateful we are for your help with Zeus.
All the best
Friendly, professional service with clear guidance and support throughout training. The prices were very reasonable and coupled to the level of service I would say excellent value for money. Dedicated and conscientious. I was very happy with the service and results and would be happy to recommend.
We used Nikki to help us out with our dogs, they were not out of control but she showed us how to become better dog owners and to have much more control over them. Now they are just happy dogs. Excellent service and such a nice person - I would recommend her to anyone who has a problem with their dog big or small. A really genuine dog lover and all round nice person.
[Shih Tzu with separation anxiety]
[Nervous & disobedient Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix]
Mrs Greene - 16 Feb 2010
Mrs Clark - 15 Feb 2010
Ms Knights - 15 Feb 2010