Success stories

From aggression to lead pulling, from puppies to rescue dogs, from Chihuahuas to Rottweilers and all crosses in-between, I have experienced all sorts of problem behaviours. Read more about my methods in these testimonials from some of my dog training clients.

Gertie the English Bull Terrier

Gertie the English Bull Terrier
Sally met Gertie and showed us how she would expect her to behave and in a very short time we saw a very different dog indeed. With the techniques that Sally showed us we now have a dog who is learning to understand where she fits in to our family.

Remy the Jack Russell

Remy the Jack Russell
We adopted Remy, a three-year-old rescue Jack Russell, seven weeks ago. She was showing an alarming state of aggression to all visitors and we knew couldn’t afford to let her off the lead because she would attack.

Kia and Khan the German Shepherds

Kia and Khan the German Shepherds
We started lead training and after a few hours our dogs stopped pulling and started walking to heel on the lead. Now we can take them out daily without be pulled along.

Maggie the Golden Retriever

Maggie the Golden Retriever
Sally I want to thank you again as I would not have bred Maggie on her 3rd season, which is the best for first time, without your help. Maggie is a much more balanced girl now.

Lola the Black Labrador

Lola the Black Labrador
Sally explained that the dog needs to know we are in charge, it needs to be led not be a leader, it needs to know that it doesn't need to think for itself and we do the thinking. I thought about it a lot and what she was saying to me made perfect sense.

Luna the Border Collie

We had reached the end – she was lunging at every car and every dog we came across. We wanted a dog so we could all go out with her, but it was no fun anymore, hiding from other people/dogs – so just my wife or I would take her out on our own.

Peggy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Peggy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
We contacted Sally for help as we were having problems when out on walks and it had got to the point where Peggy couldn’t be let her off the lead.

Maggie the Golden Retriever

Maggie the Golden Retriever

I called on Sally to help me with Maggie my golden retriever. Although Maggie was very well obedience trained I felt there was something which I was not giving her as she seemed a little anxious.

Ruby the Staffie

Ruby the Staffie
I was at the point where I thought I would have to get rid of my dog. I couldn't stop her pulling on the lead and it wasn't going to be long before she pulled me over. When anybody came to the house or we passed someone while out walking she would not stop jumping at them to make a fuss of her - it was so embarrassing!

Ailsa the Cockapoo

Ailsa the Cockapoo
I contacted Sally when Ailsa hit the "teenage stage" i.e. 10 months she started running off when out walking in woods and I couldn't stand the anxiety.

Chara the Treeing Walker Coonhound

Chara the Treeing Walker Coonhound
I contacted Sally after weeks of frustration of not being able to walk our new rescue Chara. After trying various leads, harnesses etc with no success I was at a real loss as to what to do with her. Her pulling was out of control.

Chester the Black Labrador

Chester the Black Labrador
Our dog had issues with other dogs on a lead and the problem had escalated recently. We couldn't bear to think of the outcome if these issues continued so asked Sally for help.

Testimony to the dog

I have lots of jobs; one is being a therapy dog
We met Sally by happenchance at a park and walked with her and became part of her pack.

Hamish the Scottish Terrier Cross

Hamish the Scottish Terrier Cross
We'd seen glimpses of Hamish's fear aggression at home but it wasn't until we went on holiday that we saw how stressed and unsure he was. He didn't pay any attention to us and was very aggressive when challenged.

Cleo the Mini Schnauzer

Cleo the Mini Schnauzer
My husband and I were devastated when my rescue ex-breeding Mini Schnauzer actually bit a visitor's ankle, having been accidentally let out from behind a safety gate.

Gracie and Blu the Greyhounds

Gracie and Blu the Greyhounds
UPDATE: Blu has turned into the dog you saw in him when you visited. He is an absolute darling, so soft and loves a cwtch. They are both great on the lead and are now really good with other dogs, including little ones. We never thought we'd get there and I'm sure he would have gone back if you hadn't visited.

Nala the Bordoodle

Nala the Bordoodle
Our first walk with Nala after Sally's visit was a revelation! It felt so different to be leading her and communicating with her through the lead. People could see I was working her and were looking at us differently.

Eve the German Shepherd

Eve the German Shepherd
We quickly realised that she wasn't the problem we thought she was, and that we just didn't understand what she needed from us.

Tara the Rottweiler mix

Tara the Rottweiler mix
Walking was fine, until we come across another dog. That to her was a fight to the death. At this point I threw in the towel and decided we need professional help, so I contacted Sally.

Bella the Cocker Spaniel

We soon realised why our much loved pet found meeting some dogs scary and Sally explained clearly the techniques we needed to adopt to change her behaviour.

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