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Da Fioretti Holistic Dog Walk

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

(18)
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Da Fioretti Holistic Dog Walk

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

(18)

Reviews (18)

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J
18 July 2019

Our beloved Golden Retriever, Berry, is very blessed to have Kima in her life - as are we! Berry spends two days a week walking with the pack in the forest. Kima sends photographs and videos to show us how Berry is growing and developing alongside her other pals (she is an excitable 10 month old), and it's truly amazing to see her learn and grow each week. We have recently discovered that she is also becoming a good little helper when needed - something that she could never get from us in our little family. Being out with so many other dogs, walking out in the forest without a lead, and experiencing what it means to walk in a pack, is just priceless. We miss her, but know that she is having the most nourishing time, and that helps us know we are growing a very happy dog alongside Kima and her pack! More...

C
18 July 2019

I heard about Kima and Da Fioretti through overhearing a conversation in a cafe in London, and I knew immediately that would be the right place for my rescue dog Olive whilst I was away with work. Kima is very kind but firm and her understanding of dogs and intuition is second to none. The forest walks she takes the dogs on daily seem magical in themselves, then paired with behavioural training - its been a huge help to know Olive was in the best hands possible. I just received Olive back and the positive changes are clear to see, I just need to keep up the good work now! In two weeks with Kima and her pack, Olive's anxiety and reactivity is far more under control, and her state of mind seems more calm overall. I hope Olive will be able to revisit Kima, CeCe and their family and I'm so glad I found her! More...

R
27 November 2018

My dog Florence has been with Kima twice now and every time she comes back so happy and full of beans. It is almost like her batteries have been recharged. I very much like the ethos and the way she looks after the dogs. I high would recommend her services. More...

A
20 October 2018

Tarn had the pleasure of staying for two weeks with Kima as a young puppy earlier this year. We knew in advance that this time was to be special for her, being able to spend quality time with a number of other dogs in a pack, and a time to experience a kind of mentoring from the other older dogs. She came back to us extremely calm and settled. She had been nourished in every way and she glowed with health. She was full.Tarn is a magical creature and Kima has been instrumental in enabling us to connect with her magic. The way Kima connects, communicates and instructs the dogs non-verbally is really quite special. Inspiring. Something I had never experienced before.Thank you from us and from Tarn ! More...

B
20 September 2018

Meeting Kima @dafiorettiforestschoolfordogs has been a life changing experience for Pip, our terrier cross, and our whole family. We took Pip to Kima’s Forest School in Wales for help with some reactive behaviour and general over excitement and we could not have imagined the love, attention and help that Pip would receive throughout the two month period. From the moment we dropped Pip off at Kima’s beautiful home we were reassured that Pip had settled into a wonderful routine of forest pack walks, a cosy bed, fresh food and even massages, with regular updates, insights and advice. Kima has a passionate and instinctive understanding of dogs (and people) and has helped us all to understand what Pip’s needs as a sensitive dog. Pip returned to us calmer and happier, more responsive and obedient, she can even be in the same room as the hoover and sit happily whilst she has her nails clipped! She will now walk happily on a lead with no pulling (with all members of the family) and we all feel so much more confident taking her to places that we would have avoided in the past. We are so grateful to Kima for transforming our relationship with Pip, she is absolutely one in a million and our only sadness is that we don’t live closer! We feel incredibly lucky to have Kima in our lives and can’t recommend her highly enough. More...

J
20 September 2018

Meeting Kima has been a revelation. Her calm, patient, loving yet firm approach to training dogs has to be experienced. Our young collie cross puppy has benefited hugely from twice weekly visits and we will continue to take her there as she loves it so much, learning to interact with other dogs and people whilst still having fun. Plus great advice on nutrition. I can't recommend the Da Fioretti School for Dogs highly enough. More...

C
18 May 2018

Da Fioretti looked after our 13 week old cockapoo puppy this week for two days. Kima kept me updated with photos and videos of how little Betty was getting on which was so reassuring. Betty was so happy and calm when she came home and slept really peacefully. Kima is a dog-whisperer. Watching footage of her walking with the pack was extraordinary and Betty clearly benefited enormously from the experience. I have already learnt so much from Kima in this short time and we are now booking for her puppy training programme. I cannot recommend Da Fioretti enough! I'm delighted we've found her. More...

S
18 May 2018

My dogs are part of the family. They are loved and special and I would have nothing but the best for them. They go to Kima every week, have exciting forest walks and are fed the most amazing raw food diet. It was Kim‘s advice on raw food that helped my weimeraner, Flynn, who was suffering from terrible stomach problems. He has never been ill since we changed his diet to a raw food diet. Her training is amazing and I know my dogs would never be as well-behaved had they not been visiting Kima regularly.She sends me many posts and photographs of them whilst they stay with her and I never for one moment have to worry that they are not happy or well. Kima is an inspiration and a doggy angel and we are very lucky and honoured to have her in our lives.I know my dogs love her as much as I do. More...

C
18 May 2018

Absolutely recommend to anyone. Kima is simply magic. She seems to be a dog whisperer and has an incredible understanding of dogs and is helping us have a calm and peaceful puppy. Our first session with her was a revelation and we went from what we thought was a bored puppy needing more stimulation, driving us a bit mad to a sleeping calm puppy that was just tired and needing direction from us. He has boarded with her too when I work away. What more could a puppy want than a home full of comfy beds, walks in the woods and other dogs to play with and attention from her. He is so happy to see her, such a difference from my last dog who had to be sedated to go to kennels. I was so nervous the first time I left him but she messaged me photos all day to show he was ok! She has also worked on things with him such as grooming and bathing that he wasn't keen on us doing with him while he is with her. Can't wait to see him on a pack walk when he's older. I can't recommend her highly enough, look at the videos on Instagram to see her pack walks and you'll see what I mean. More...

A
18 May 2018

Kima is great. Our Poppy is always happy to go with her on walks or to board - and always comes back so much better behaved. Kima is also very knowledgeable about dog behaviour and nutrition and herbs and natural remedies and always happy to help and advise. I can fully recommend her services! More...

S
18 May 2018

We feel extraordinarily lucky to have met Kima, whose work (and play) with our 6 year old bedlington terrier (and us) has made a significant difference to the way Sybil behaves with us and towards other dogs, as well as the way we understand how to behave towards and around her in order for her to be a calmer and happier dog. Kima is thoughtful, positive, encouraging and supportive of Sybil and our relationship with her, and her ongoing support and advice helps us hugely. She has taken great care from day one to get to know Sybil and her particular needs, and feeds back to us what she discovers and what (and how) she helps Sybil achieve. Sybil seems to learn a great deal from two pack walks a week with Kima and always returns tired and happy, as well as more calm and attentive. We have been more than happy to entrust Sybil with Kima for long weekends when she has welcomed her into her home. Thank you Kima! More...

H
18 December 2017

After relocating from a busy suburb to rural Herefordshire we found our dog was very unsettled with the move her behaviour became a little more unpredictable and hyperactive. I started to really not enjoy walking her in case she misbehaved. Also our dog is mongrel mixed with staffy which people find abit scary when she gets stroppy and shouty with other dogs, something she has increased since our move. I contacted Kima for some advice and our dog spent one day with Kima. After that one day with Kima she returned SUPER!! calm and I was amazed at the difference immediately. Kima was very supportive and clear on our dogs needs and what we should focus on and I am very happy to say that it has now been two weeks and we have been doing as advised and our dog is much calmer generally, does not run straight out the back door when it is open to find cats, sheeps or rabbits, walking on a lead to my side and not pulling and best of all she is not growling at passing dogs. I feel she is much more settled herself and my confidence is increasing so I am now enjoying my time with her and do not panic when I see another dog appraoching us. I am really thankful to Kima to help build that reconnection with my dog and am loving walking with her and realised she just needed to feel safe. I am really looking forward to continuing helping my dog now with the advice of Kima and I can see its just going to get better. Thankyou ! More...

L
18 December 2017

Kima will most certainly take your dog for an extraordinary walk, yet I would never refer to her a "dog walker". She is a soul searcher, and the influence of her calm leadership is almost immediately apparent in the dogs she cares for. Kima wants to know each dog deeply, and in doing so, allows the best to emerge from each dog she interacts with. She is patient, gentle, firm and fair. She is a good observer and listens to and respects her dogs, and reacts accordingly. In turn, the dogs have an obvious unquestionable respect for her; this is very apparent from seeing their willing obedience during her structured walks.Both Cece and Billy have spent extended time with Kima, and were welcomed into her household. She has always had excellent, and daily, communication with me about the dogs' activities and progress, and this is always accompanied by photos and video footage. Cece is a beautiful, strong, magnificent creature, but is very anxious, noise-sensitive, and demands a tremendous amount of patience and time- something that Kima seems only too willing to offer in order to help build Cece's confidence in the world. Billy, a rescue dog from Romania, is a happy guy, but had no structure in his life, and had some sensitivity to being touched and groomed on his back end when we first got him. Kima has spent extra time with him, gaining his trust, and building his confidence about being groomed, and showing him that it can, and should, be a pleasure!I would recommend Kima's dog services in any capacity, whether it be 1:1 training sessions, a weekly structured walk, or a longer stay. I must admit that after seeing my dogs playing together in the fields and streams of Wales with a pack of well-behaved, well-socialised dogs on a daily basis, I fear that they will be terribly disappointed when it is time to return home!Kima, you are irreplaceable- thank you!LaurenPS: The dogs go crazy for her homemade dog treats, and even Billy copes well with them as he has a delicate digestive system and can't eat most dogs treats. More...

K
18 December 2017

Harley (Our 9 month mini schnauzer) was entering his teenage stage and was becoming more and more unsettled and we were struggling with 'training' him. We found Kima through Instagram and was blown away by her calmness and understanding of the dogs in her care and the way they respected and listened to her.After struggling for the first week's challenge we decided to let Kima take Harley on her forest walks for a few days. He's come back a completely different dog and her knowledge and understanding of him has helped enormously of how we can help him be the amazing dog that he is. He so much calmer and more attentive we still have more weeks of training to go. She provided us with plenty of updates, videos and advice.I urge you to meet this woman and let her understand your dog in a calming gentle way. We can not thank her enough, even the cat seems happier! More...

H
2 July 2017

After relocating from a busy suburb to rural Herefordshire we found our dog was very unsettled with the move her behaviour became a little more unpredictable and hyperactive. I started to really not enjoy walking her in case she misbehaved. Also our dog is mongrel mixed with staffy which people find abit scary when she gets stroppy and shouty with other dogs, something she has increased since our move.
I contacted Kima for some advice and our dog spent one day with Kima. After that one day with Kima she returned SUPER!! calm and I was amazed at the difference immediately. Kima was very supportive and clear on our dogs needs and what we should focus on and I am very happy to say that it has now been two weeks and we have been doing as advised and our dog is much calmer generally, does not run straight out the back door when it is open to find cats, sheeps or rabbits, walking on a lead to my side and not pulling and best of all she is not growling at passing dogs. I feel she is much more settled herself and my confidence is increasing so I am now enjoying my time with her and do not panic when I see another dog appraoching us. I am really thankful to Kima to help build that reconnection with my dog and am loving walking with her and realised she just needed to feel safe. I am really looking forward to continuing helping my dog now with the advice of Kima and I can see its just going to get better. Thankyou !
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L
15 June 2017

When we got a new puppy we wanted to make sure we gave her the best start and as our first puppy we quickly realised we had alot to learn. We came across Da Fioretti online and after meeting Kima we instantly knew our puppy Broni would be in safe hands. She has been training and walking with Kima for the last few months and absolutely loves her time with Kima. She comes home really happy and relaxed after her time learning and getting to play with other dogs. As well as training Broni, Kima has been the most amazing help to us too, always taking time to go through any tips and advice on all the things we come across with Broni every day. We can't recommend Kima enough. If you're looking for someone who truly loves and cares for dogs and is always happy to help, then look no further. The homemade treats on the website are also a huge hit too!! More...

P
18 May 2017

Da Fioretti Dog Walk cared for my dog two days a week and she became one of the family; the walks were tailored to her needs and she loved the kind care and attention she received, and went very happily each week. (The home-made dog treats were very popular, too!) More...

H
18 May 2017

Wonderful service. I know my dogs are looked after well and with someone with great knowledge which put my mind at ease.
I would recommend this service to all of my dog loving friends!
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