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.

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

Theo the Sharpei/Rottweiler/Staffie cross

Theo the Sharpei/Rottweiler/Staffie cross
After coming home and finding my house had been destroyed again. I was at my wits end and desperate for a solution. I called Sally and she agreed to see him.

Oscar the Springer Spaniel

Oscar the Springer Spaniel
Within 30 minutes of meeting Oscar Sally had him completely under control and began the more difficult task of re-educating and retraining me!

Hugo and Alfie

Sally with Hugo and Alfie
I was exhausted: five weeks from adoption, little pup (now named Hugo) and Alfie were both running rings around me. Friends recommended Sally - well, what a blessing!

Charlie the Parson Jack Russell

Charlie the Parson Jack Russell
Our first meeting with Sally was just over a week ago and after following her expert advice he is a much happier little dog. It is a pleasure to walk him, he is improving all the time and I am surprised how quickly he is learning now that I know how to communicate with him!

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