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Be More Dog

Ongar, Essex

(46)
48 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Be More Dog logo
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Be More Dog

Ongar, Essex

(46)
48 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

I am an associate member of the CFBA.

I offer one to one consultations for all dog behaviour issues including aggression, separation anxiety, excessive barking, pulling on the lead, general obedience and owner skills training.
I also do hourly training for individual problems.

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Reviews (46)

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Gintare

15 November 2019

Patricia was great, and helped us out by teaching us techniques to deal with our 3 naughty dogs. We could see some improvements straight away and we just need to persist with what we were taught

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Jane Plumb

28 October 2019

Patricia’s advice and guidance have been very helpful. We have had an initial one hour session with a follow up arranged and although less than one week since her visit I can see a big improvement in Pip’s behaviour (or could it be mine!!!) Thanks Patricia.

Hi Jane. I'm so pleased you are seeing an improvement. Well done and see you soon.

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Arthur Donnelly

19 October 2019

Arthur and I had our first session with Patricia this week. OMG I was so impressed with her calm collective manner. Patricia knows her stuff that’s for sure.

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Sophia Severn

14 October 2019

I cannot recommend Patrica enough!!!! We have a 6 month old Frenchie who quite frankly, we were at our wits end with. He jumped up at us, was biting (out of over-excitement) and had no concept of recall but with the help of Be More Dog in a 2 hour session, we were given the tools and advice to teach our dog. In under a week, I can confidently walk my dog without a lead and give him commands that he understands. Patrica knows what she’s talking about and most definitely gives sound advice. More...

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Jess Sheppard

23 September 2019

When I reached out to Patricia I was really struggling with my 4 year old and 1 year old pugs. They were going through a stage of not sleeping through the night and toileting in the house, they both have separation anxiety and the younger pug had additional issues such as: dominance/bullying over the older dog, lunging at cars when walking, dreadful lead walking in general, aggression towards other dogs etc. We had tried group training classes but it only seemed to make things worse. Patricia worked with us over a series of sessions, to help us better understand the underlying issues causing the ‘bad behaviours’ of both dogs with noticeable improvements after day 1. We now understand their behaviour and body language so much better and are working on a plan to help their separation anxiety and our youngest’s fear of cars and other dogs which is the underlying issue behind what we thought was just disobedience and aggression. I am pleased to say that the nighttime issues were solved within one week, and the bullyish behaviour and toileting corrected. Patricia also provided recommendations on food which has changed their general health/weight/teeth which has been invaluable. Patricia has helped us significantly, we would highly recommend her and her services. Thank you so much Patricia! Jess, James, Doug and Dolly More...

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Dominique Harts

28 August 2019

We just had our first session with Patricia, who was helping us with our big German shepherd puppy Chi Chi. Chi Chi has been relentlessly pulling since we started walking her and we had no techniques left to try and were feeling rather helpless. Within minutes of Patricia being here, we saw huge improvements in Chi Chi, and have been shown a tailor made technique that suits her needs and works perfectly at preventing her from pulling on the lead. Patricia made us feel so comfortable and was completely non-judgemental. We instantly felt at ease. She has a super relaxed yet professional, no nonsense approach. By the end of the session Chi Chi was walking nice and calmly on a loose lead, and we felt a sigh of relief. Highly recommend her to anyone that needs some behavioural assistance. She is wonder woman. More...

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Lyn Groom

23 August 2019

Patricia help us keep our Dogs together in the family home. We have two beautiful French bulldogs, one was re homed at 9 months and we got the other at 12weeks. All was well, then out of the blue they started to fight quite badly. We were devastated to say the least. We was on the brink of letting our baby girl go to live with my auntie until Wonder Woman Patricia stepped in. She had a tough approach for us to follow, which we did. It was very challenging but we did as we were told and we reaped the benefits. They had resource guarding and inter dog aggression. I can happily say today, our babies are 90% back to how they were. We never forget they are dogs before they are pets. No fighting. Only in one area which we keepThem out of (front room). I didn’t think we could stop the fighting or keep them. But thanks to Patricia we did, she didn’t make any promises but was hopeful. THANK YOU PATRICIA ❣ we will be for ever grateful to you. NOTE: Patricia is very professional, no frills, she is serious about what she does and is 100% committed to the dogs and their well being. More...

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Monika Stevens

22 August 2019

I just wanted to say how amazing Patricia is. I have issues with my Pom and have met with a lot of trainers, but I have not yet come across as knowledgeable, passionate and helpful trainer as she is! After only 1 phone call with her and implementing all the rules she has told me, my dog has finally started to change. It is a working progress, but she has given me all the tools I needed to make a change. This was only an hour call, so I cannot imagine what she can teach on a training session. I will highly recommend her to anyone that has issues or needs a professional advice! More...

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Julie

29 July 2019

Great session. Really helped us to understand the areas of training to focus on and how our own actions may be leading to dependency issues.

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Breda

27 July 2019

After a bit of a rough start to the big world Duke was attacked by big dogs and didnt have best beginning due to vets making him sick and not being able to socialise earlier. There were several factors that made me want a one to one experience and Patricia Was exactly what I needed and got it!! I used her for another booking to introduce my 1.53kg Pom to A huge doberman. Duke feels a lot more confident and happy as am I as an owner. Look forward to more catch ups. More...

Thank you Breda and we look forward to seeing your lovely boy again soon.

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Clare Roberts

27 July 2019

Just had a 2 hour session and really noticed a big improvement with my 8month puppy . Thank you

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Debbie Marshall

21 July 2019

Patricia was lovely to work with and I learnt so much which will help us to move forward with Elsie and her separation anxiety.
Cannot recommend Patricia enough.
Thanku Patricia
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Debbie Marshall

19 July 2019

Patricia was so lovely to work with and we learnt so much. Can only thank her for all her guidance and tips and I hope we can do her proud.

Thank you Debbie. You did great in the session and your little girl is a bright little star.

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Louise

18 July 2019

I feel so confident in the training plan I have been given, we had such a lovely conversation about my dog and our next steps. I can not wait for the lessons to begin. VERY knowledgeable women. More...

Thank you so much Louise. I'm very pleased to be working with you.

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Breda

12 July 2019

I learnt so much in so little time.

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John Carini

30 June 2019

Patricia has extensive knowledge & experience of dog behaviour / training and I can highly recommend anyone who needs help with their dog to contact her. Having worked with Patricia & also run dog seminars with her I know how professional & ethical she is, she treats her clients & their dogs with care & respect and always does her best to provide a great service. John More...

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John Carini

23 June 2019

I have know Patricia McGrady from attending dog behavioural courses, and also collaborating together with behavioural consultations as well as seminars. I highly recommend anyone chooses to work with Patricia if they wish to improve their relationship with their dog, she is professional and vastly knowledgable through her years of applying great experience and consistent results in the world of dog behaviour & training. More...

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Dean

30 April 2019

Patricia came round for an hour and she gave us some very good tips and he has responded so quick we have booked another session would recommend Patricia definitely 👍

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Zach Noblin

26 April 2019

Had a two hour session today, absolutely fantastic results. I also feel a lot more confident. I would highly recommend using Be More Dog.

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Karen

17 April 2019

Patricia was friendly, but firm with her advice. We received a lengthy report full of recommendations which we have put in place. Within a couple of days our dogs were walking behind us. We have managed to keep them off the furniture and the chewing has lessened. It is ongoing but we are extremely happy with the results so far. Thank you Patricia! More...

Karen it was a pleasure to work with you all and you have done so well creating balance for your dogs. Thank you for your kind words.

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Angela

3 April 2019

I found Patricia very helpful, she made alot of sense, and what she told me to do is working, thank you

Angela thank you so much and well done for achieving those results so quicklt indeed.

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Angela

30 March 2019

I found it very helpful, Patricia was very nice and helpful

Thank you Angela. I enjoyed working with you all today.

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Emily Collins

10 February 2019

Patricia has been a huge help over the last 5 months in helping us to manage our puppy’s reactive behaviour towards other dogs both on and off lead and in different environments. She helped us understand why he was behaving the way he was and gave us the tools and endless advice to help us improve his confidence in himself and us as his humans! It has taken months of hard work, ups and downs, consistency and patience but he has come on leaps and bounds and we are really starting to enjoy our walks and time with him. Patricia is always at the other end of the phone when we need her to reassure us and give real time feedback and advice - we can’t thank her enough! More...

Thank you Emily and well done for your hard work and persistence. It's been great seeing your boy improve and your dedication is at the heart of it all.

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Max Roberts

10 February 2019

Patricia was excellent! We had a hugely beneficial two hour session which opened my eyes to the rights and wrongs of how to train and nurture a puppy. She was very clear with her instructions and I would definitely recommend her services. More...

Max thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure to work with you.

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Roy Strutt

25 January 2019

Patricia is a pleasure to work with and exudes experience and care in looking after our Terrier. We use Be More Dog for both daycare / overnights and addressing a few behaviour problems. Highly recommended - Roy of Chipping Ongar More...

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ClaireS-2300

23 January 2019

Patricia at 'Be More Dog' provided an excellent, informed and knowledgeable service. She helped me with several problems I had been experiencing with my dog, such as jumping up, pulling on the lead and recall. Her advice really works. You can see how dedicated she is to making a real difference I would not hesitate to recommend her. More...

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MarineR-2

23 January 2019

Patricia took really good care of our puppy. He lacks confidence and she put him and us at ease. I will definitely recommend ´Be More Dog’.

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RaimondaN

22 January 2019

Great service provided by Patricia. She seemed experienced, professional, listened to all our concerns and gave plenty advise and tips to follow regarding our puppy’s aggressiveness and being overly excitable. I’d very much recommend her services for dog behaviour issues. More...

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Dan Rix

19 January 2019

Just had one 2 hour session and my Doberman puppy has learnt so much already 10/10 will recommend to anyone so much that I’m already booked in more sessions

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Monika

14 January 2019

I could not recommend Patricia more. I have reached a dead end with my dog, I thought I was doing things right told by other trainers, but things were not improving. Patricia was kind enough to offer a phone call, which has opened my eyes on what I was doing wrong and were I needed to change. It will take a long time and hard work but I feel confident More...

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Sandra

13 January 2019

Very efficient website gave my details to professional that could help us

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Lisa Baldwinwas Duck

6 December 2018

Trisha has been helping us with our two Bichon Frise we’ve only had a couple of sessions and have noticed a great improvement already, fantastic thanks Trisha x

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Chris

23 November 2018

She new what’s what with our very nervous dog who had only lived under a caravan since she was born.walk assessment and over an hour indoor plus a five page report on what to do and further home visit,very highly recommend

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Kelly

21 November 2018

Patricia was most helpful & I learned a lot. We have made some progress albeit a small amount but moving in the right direction.

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Chris Chesham

7 November 2018

Brilliant.told very many things to try out
Our rescue jrt x was extremely nervous .we took a lot of advice on board and keep reading and referring to the report and to keep in touch

Chris, thank you so much for your feedback. I will be calling you tomorrow and arranging the follow up session. Well done on your progress so far.

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Simon A Jackson

27 October 2018

Dogs Body Walks recommend Be More Dog

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Jonathan (Buckhurst Hill)

2 September 2018

Patricia is brilliant, she is a real life dog whisperer. Patricia has an amazing understanding of dog psychology and has really helped us to view the world through our puppy’s eyes and understand her behavior. After a few sessions with Patricia we have seen vast improvements in recall, walking to heel and general good manners. Patricia is friendly, non-judgmental and provided great practical advice enabling us to communicate more effectively with our puppy and help her develop into a well behaved adult dog. We would strongly encourage all dog owners to use Patricia’s consultation services. More...

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Jonathan Taylor

2 September 2018

Patricia is brilliant, she is a real life dog whisperer. Patricia has an amazing understanding of dog psychology and has really helped us to view the world through our puppy’s eyes and understand her behavior. After a few sessions with Patricia we have seen vast improvements in recall, walking to heel and general good manners. Patricia is friendly, non-judgmental and provided great practical advice enabling us to communicate more effectively with our puppy and help her develop into a well behaved adult dog. We would strongly encourage all dog owners to use Patricia’s consultation services. More...

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Alexandra Taylor

19 August 2018

We would highly recommend Patricia and Be More Dog. So far we’ve had two sessions with Patricia to help counter some challenging behaviour in our cockapoo puppy Lottie. Patricia’s insights, suggestions and training techniques have been truly fantastic. It is evident that Patricia has a wealth of knowledge and experience and really understands dog psychology and behaviour. Patricia took the time to observe Lottie in her home environment and listened carefully to the challenges we were facing around biting, recall and aggression before explaining potential triggers for this behaviour and demonstrating methods and exercises we could use to improve her behaviour. The results are really starting to show and I am positive that all dogs and their owners could benefit from Patricia’s insight and guidance. She really is fabulous and are delighted to have found her. More...

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Alex Taylor

19 August 2018

We would highly recommend Patricia and Be More Dog. So far we’ve had two sessions with Patricia to help counter some challenging behaviour in our cockapoo puppy Lottie. Patricia’s insights, suggestions and training techniques have been truly fantastic. It is evident that Patricia has a wealth of knowledge and experience and really understands dog psychology and behaviour. Patricia took the time to observe Lottie in her home environment and listened carefully to the challenges we were facing around biting, recall and aggression before explaining potential triggers for this behaviour and demonstrating methods and exercises we could use to improve her behaviour. The results are really starting to show and I am positive that all dogs and their owners could benefit from Patricia’s insight and guidance. Patricia really is fabulous and are delighted to have found her. More...

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Marina Georgiou

31 July 2018

Patricia has been fantastic, walking Apollo is now a pleasure. As Apollo is a large dog I needed to understand how to be able to control him and Patricia has shown me how to do this and also how to trust him on his recall. In just over a week using the tools and methods shown to us by Patricia that change is amazing. We would highly recommend using Be More Dog, worth every penny. x More...

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MARGHERITA TONA

11 July 2018

Patricia came round to our family home to help us with our dog.
What can I say I was amazed at how she gets into the dogs head.
Bella would be very protective over my son and would show her teeth and bark and she told us to do a short sharp noise e.g clap.
We were amazed how this worked.
And she has separation anxiety and we need to leave her ina room on her own starting off with seconds then moving onto minutes and slowly she is getting better But we were iwarned this was going to be a long proccess
I’ve got to say I really wish I’d got be more dog in much sooner!!
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Marine Lnroucaute

1 July 2018

Patricia looked after our Doxie overnight. He is a bit anxious but he felt at ease straight away with Patricia and her dog. She sent us regular updates during the day via pictures and videos. We have already booked a second stay for him. He came back content and relax! Thanks! More...

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Kelly Marie Phillips

28 June 2018

Trish has been amazing at helping with our 10 week old puppy when her biting issues started to become more aggressive. She was able to provide us with a few different options to try so we could see which one would work. Only took a couple of days and she’s now much calmer & settled. Thanks Trish x More...

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Nicola Brooks

30 May 2018

I can't rate Tricia highly enough. She helped us with our rescue dog, Penny, who had started chasing joggers and cyclists and had actually nipped one cyclist after catching up with him . She came to see us at home, as well as on walks and gave us strategies and steps to put in place as well as supporting us throughout. Before we saw Tricia we were at our wits end, had resorting to using a muzzle when letting Penny off the lead and had actually stopped enjoying dog walks. Penny has now completely stopped chasing and is also a much calmer dog at home. Tricia is so passionate and knowledgable about dogs and gave us the confidence to start enjoying our walks again. She is amazing!!! More...

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Vicky Knipes

28 May 2018

Trish advised and help train my rescue husky cross to recall. She visited our home and carried out a full history and assessment on our dog. She assisted me with training on our walks to make sure I was confident to continue the training alone. Trish has a kind understanding manner with both dog and owner and clearly explained the training methods I needed to use. The progress has been amazing and I can now confidently walk my dog off lead. I cannot recommend her highly enough. More...

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I love helping to make dogs happier and owners more confident.

I had a huge success rehabilitating 2 of my own dogs and wanted to share this knowledge.

I really understand how dogs think and this is the key to communicating with your dog. My advice is designed to have a lasting effect and there is no need for toys or gimmicks, it's all about being a good leader. I am also very empathetic and explain the information in a language that my clients can understand.