Testimonials

These are a small selection from the many I have received

Thank you for arranging the Advanced Behaviour Course at Raystede, the facilities and organisation were excellent. I really enjoyed the very interesting and intuitive input by John and I'm sure it will enhance my training abilities. I'm already implementing some of his techniques with my own dogs.
Advanced Behaviour Course
When you look at the overall standard of obedience and training you have achieved with our group, it is real proof that you have taken a bunch of juvenile delinquents and turned them into conscientious and obedient dogs!
Good Citizen Course
I found the course really practical for family life with a dog. The expectations were really realistic and took into account my needs and life style. I particularly like the positive reinforcement model. Thoroughly enjoyable – Thank you.
Puppy Foundation course
A big thank you for all your help and support this year… I don’t know where we’d have been without you! Thanks for all your help, and patience over the last year.
First time dog owner
…it says a lot about you and the excellent and caring way you encourage owners to get the best results with their dogs. Classes are so enjoyable we don’t even realise how much we have achieved with our dogs!
Labrador owner
I have been so inspired by the way you connect and get results with the dogs.
Terrier owner
Thanks to Alison, we have turned my beautiful Borstal candidate dog into a silver good citizen! She is brilliant with dogs and owners alike, and one day we might just see Monty and me reaching for the stars and taking our gold exam... I don't know who enjoys the classes most, me or the dog!
Dalmatian owner
I have to thank you for all your help and advice, I couldn’t have managed to have such a near perfect dog without it.
Dog to dog aggression
Brilliant hour, full of fun as well as lots of practice and advice – and as always with you, endless encouragement.
Recall workshop
Thank you for an enjoyable course – always good fun with an underlying sense of intelligent training.
Companion dog training
I really enjoyed the Dal training it’s just lovely to be amongst so many spotty dogs and crazy owners (I include myself in that comment!).
Carriage Dog Testimonial
Just wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with this ‘rookie’ and delinquent Dalmatian puppy. We both had a most enjoyable day and are keen to learn more.
Carriage Dog Testimonial
I would like to thank you again for organising a great course, and for all the other participants who made it so enjoyable… It’s good to know we are building a network of contacts to help if we can’t see our way through a problem.
Advanced Behaviour Course
What a wonderful course, loads to think about & practice & share with others. Very inspirational!
Advanced Behaviour Course
Very many thanks for all your help. I am so pleased to have achieved the gold good citizen.
Kennel Club Good Citizen: Gold
What beautiful dogs you attract to your classes and such pleasant and fun owners too!
General
Your classes have been wonderful and the whole family have loved them.
General
Thank you for your great tutelage.
General
It is really helpful to have your support and advice. We have thoroughly enjoyed your classes and are really looking forward to the next stage.
General
I have loved every minute of the training.
General
Just to thank you for the training today. I can honestly say that that this was the first time my dog has enjoyed training.
General
A brilliant class with lots of help and advice.
General
The Recall Class overall was excellent and I feel so much happier now that he responds so well to the whistle…. The objective now is to keep it up.
Runaway Rover
Thank you for a great workshop today and for the marvellous notes. I will be following the instructions closely, so watch out for a recall champ very soon…
Runaway Rover
Thanks for coping with us today! We really enjoyed it and all felt it’s given us a good idea how to start training our dogs. We really enjoyed working with you. We’ve got plenty to absorb from the training notes.
General
Thanks for your time this morning I did find the workshop very useful and enjoyable…Thanks for running the workshop so enthusiastically.
General
Thanks for your time on Monday, I found it very useful and I think the training report is really good and will now work on the areas you have highlighted.
General
The classes flew by… we really enjoyed them… we felt we learnt a lot from the training and employed this after the sessions. Thank you.
General
Thank you so much for your lovely message. Holly and I are still glowing from yesterday and I told the family how good she was. Now I have your message as proof!! Of course it is all down to your classes and great advice, thank you.
General
I would like to say that I did enjoy the Bronze course (even if I may not have looked like it all the time…) and found it very useful, I have much better control over my dog than I did two months ago, I think she really has come on well, a much better citizen!
General
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all your work, help and encouragement. We are so chuffed to have passed- pre–bronze no longer!!
Kennel Club Good Citizen: Bronze
Thank you very much indeed for all your help, taught me masses and gave me confidence which is marvelous.
General
Thank you so, so much for all your help and encouragement over the last few months.
General
I would like to thank you for your help with passing our Good Citizen gold.Many thanks for your help and advice over the last year, there is a lot more to being a new dog owner than I first thought!
Good Citizen Course: Gold
I would like to thank you for your help with passing our Good Citizen gold.Many thanks for your help and advice over the last year, there is a lot more to being a new dog owner than I first thought!
Dog to dog aggression
I found the lessons I attended really useful and will continue to utilise them in daily life.
Companion course
The 1-2-1 with you was fantastic, thanks Alison, and my Newfie has been so much easier to handle since.
One to One Training and Behavioural Management
My dog is doing well, she is becoming better around men. Your advice has certainly helped.
Fear of men
I think we have turned the corner, and she has improved quite a lot, in that she walks along the road on a loose lead, and hardly pulls. There is no aggression. I have to thank you for all your help and advice, I couldn’t have managed to have such a near perfect dog without it.
Dog to dog aggression
I just wanted to thank you very much for your words of wisdom and for making the impossible seem possible.
Behaviour help
Thank you for all your help and advice, I am hoping that I will not need to call on your expert advice in the future but will certainly recommend your services should anyone need them.
Dogs fighting in the home
Just to let you know that for the first time, after a week of “bunny games” and whistle we walked her in the top fields and she stayed with us – she looked towards the other fields but came running back when we called her – brilliant!! Thank you sooo much! It was good to meet you and thank you for your help.
Recall problems