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.

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.

Scruff the Schnoodle

Scruff the Schnoodle
What he craved was the opportunity to be led, so he could relax, safe in the knowledge that we, as his new pack, would deal with whatever the streets of Bristol might bring – children, scooters, cars, bikes and, in particular, other dogs.

Sophie the Cockapoo and Suzie the Cavashon

Sophie the a cockapoo and Suzie the Cavashon
Already, we can see an improvement in calmness and behaviour of both dogs and how willing they are to follow our lead.

Bear the Staffy Puppy

Bear the Staffy puppy
Never having had a puppy before and being unsure what we would need in the way of equipment etc your advice has been practical and really helpful.

Sasha the Staffie

Sasha the Staffie
Today has been so peaceful - not one bark at the television and no barking at the window!

Lottie the Cockapoo

Lottie the Cockapoo
We would like to thank you for the benefit we have gained from our session with you and the difference it has made to Lottie's behaviour

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