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Canine Assist

Coromandel Valley

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7 January 2021

Richard has been amazing with our new addition to our busy family! Frankie has come leaps and bounds since we met with Richard and now have the confidence that Frankie will fit in to our family perfectly! Thankyou so much for your guidance and reassurance and we look forward to a long and fun life with our boy!! More...

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2 January 2021

we have just started on this journey with Richard to give a little dog a big job. His patience, empathy and wealth of knowledge give me confidence that we are on the right path. Thank you Richard, we couldn't do it without you.. More...

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2 January 2021

Richard helped me understand how to modify my behaviours and routines to transition my dog away from being an ‘unemployed useless boyfriend type’ to being a collaborative companion that respects boundaries. RuPawl isn’t a bad dog by any stretch, but why should he follow any of my instructions, or practice good recall when he literally has always had everything he needs, wants and more without having to work for it? It has only been a few days since our initial assessment, but Richard has provided me with tools and strategies to shift the existing dynamic between Ru and I so that I am the fun mum. In less than a week, Ru now spends more time on his own bed and waits to be invited onto the couch. His recall has improved from actively running from me when I call him (what a fun game) to coming back 70% of the time. I also understand why he barks when he does and how to redirect that behaviour. I was worried that I might get judged for spoiling my dog so much, but Richard helped me understand that setting boundaries is the best way to support my dog to become the best companion he can be. Thanks so much! More...

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1 January 2021

I don’t know what we would ever done without this amazing, magic man- Trainer Richard. You have helped us more than you will ever know our baby doggy went from a menace to an absolute Angel in no time. Thank you for everything we will continue training and adapting all the incredible skills we’ve learnt and won’t ever forget “Chicken & Love”. Can’t highly recommend Richard enough 100% best trainer out there More...

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30 December 2020

It has been a real privilege to have met Richard and have him help us learn skills and techniques to deal with crazy barking from our gorgeous boy, Jasper, our 15 month old Border Collie. Richard used his extensive experience working with all kinds of dogs to get to know us and quickly hone in on the crux of our barking issues. He has given us multiple techniques - getting him to love scent work and learning to control his barking that are truly invaluable. We would highly recommend Richard for any help you might need with dog training. Working with dogs is clearly his passion, plus he’s an excellent communicator and trainer with people too! More...

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17 December 2020

If you want a great relationship between you and your pup then Richard is the person to see! He has great knowledge, experience and everything he says makes a lot of sense. Even things you didn’t even think about before! Things that could be affecting or getting in the way of allowing you and your dog to build a relationship! Sarabi and I are building a stronger bond and relationship thanks to Richard and he’s amazing guidance! Highly recommend Richard! More...

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13 December 2020

Richard has the patience of a saint. He was kind and compassionate towards our old dog who unfortunately can't learn new tricks! Richard was honest with his advice and opinions which was refreshing. Highly recommend contacting him if you need help, support and guidance with your furkids. More...

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9 December 2020

After recently adopting a 4.5yo GSD girl, we quickly realised we needed some assistance. Cue Richard!! Richard's passion for what he does shone through from the moment we met him. After getting to know us and our new addition, Richard was able to quickly get us on the right track, including getting the kids involved. He delivers a hands on approach, in a down to earth, calm and informative manner. In only a couple of sessions, we have made some solid progress. I have a girl who is working at her new job, and I'm feeling a lot more confident and engaged with my dog. We cannot thank Richard enough for his valuable knowledge, assistance and training!!!! More...

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6 December 2020

Richard was great from the first moment my pooch (Colin) and I met him. He got the full background on both of us to help understand what the issues are. My 7 year old staffie got attacked by two other dogs a couple of years ago and this changed him from a dog i used to help train and calm other dogs to being defensive and occasionally unpredictable around other dogs. He listened and managed to nail the root cause within about 10 minutes. Turns out Colin thinks he's Billy 10 men when I'm around. Richard is refreshingly honest and tells it like is. What I really appreciated was his truthful assessment and encouragement and validation that I was doing the right things. He gave some practical suggestions for myself and my partner to work on. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as his passion and compassion for dogs and their owners is clearly evident. I trust his knowledge and experience so much I have already recommended him to two other friends. More...

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3 December 2020

We found Richard very easy to connect with and we were able to have an honest conversation about the changes we needed to make, as dog owners. It was amazing how Richard worked it all out so quickly and accurately. I look forward to more sessions & guidance in regards to giving Delphi a ‘new job’ which doesn’t involve protecting us unnecessarily. She will feel fulfilled and so will we. I highly recommend Richard’s expertise!! More...

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1 December 2020

Amazing service , I learnt so much . The advice given was practical and useful with training two golden Retriever Puppies and I would highly recommend Canine Assist.

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1 December 2020

I have a beautiful 7 month old lab retriever cross and was at the point where behaviour was getting a little challenging . I’m so glad I sought help from Richard when I did . He is so skilled, experienced and compassionate . With his help I feel confident I am on my way to having a beautifully trained , responsive and happy dog ! And he will have a well trained owner! Thanks so much Richard More...

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30 November 2020

After 1 session with Richard I feel more confident in being the best human I can be in training our 18 week old German Shepherd. Looking forward to continuing to work with Richard in the coming months as we continue his training and work on finding Khan’s jobs! Right now he’s just enjoying the sand down at the shack More...

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30 November 2020

After adopting Koira in August 2020 we soon realised she had a lot of fears and anxiety. We want to provide the best life we can for her and want her to be relaxed and enjoy her life. After reading about Richard I immediately contacted him and booked our first session. He was very professional, knowledgeable and asked a lot of questions to get the whole picture of where we are at. We took the first baby steps with Richards guidance and were set our homework tasks till his next visit in 2 weeks. It was very hands on for us while Richard explained what we needed to do and why. Everything was emailed to us so we were clear what we had to do for the next 2 weeks. We feel so confident that with Richards guidance and knowledge we will provide Koira with a fulfilling happy life. More...

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29 November 2020

Even after one session we felt more confident that our big bouncy Labrador could learn to be calmer around people and on walks! Richard is calm and confident and with his help, we're all learning how Buddy can be the bestest girl, well for a bouncy lab that is More...

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29 November 2020

We were at our wits end, thinking we probably had to rehouse one of our dogs when I came across Richard. His knowledge and then his passion for our fur babies is unreal. We know we probably need more training than what the pups do, but we are now on the road to success. Happier pups, happier kids, happier family! Every dog has a job... we are just trying to find out what jobs we can create for ours. Thanks Richard, I have hope now :) More...

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