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Damian Riley

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

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Damian Riley

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

(31)

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D
24 November 2019

We used Damian and his team when we got our first puppy. The training we received was great and really helped. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a new dog or one that needs a little extra help.

L
28 October 2019

I had an expiring session with Damien who understood my springer spaniel completely and has given me the the confidence and guidance to make a fabulous relationship for both myself and my dog and I am looking forward to taking it forward. Damien is our own dog whisperer........thank you More...

J
28 October 2019

Knowledgeble & helpfull with our turkish kangal who we've been training to walk on a gencon despite his tantrums when we put it on

L
30 August 2019

I first met Damian 6 months ago. I was having problems with my 3 year old miniature dachshund who was fear aggressive and would lunge and try to bite other dogs. Her behaviour was also making me anxious and I had stopped enjoying walks with her. Damian not only assessed her and advised me on how to manage her, he met me a number of times where we would walk in areas with many dogs and today I did my first walk with her completely off the lead for a whole hour. She is finally learning not to be so petrified of other dogs. This is not the end and I will always manage her carefully but I now have the tools and the confidence to cope. He really has changed our lives as we were considering having her re-homed. More...

K
9 August 2019

We asked Damian for help with our 6 year old dog who was suffering from seperation anxiety and reactive issues, we couldn't leave him for longer than a few minutes without him howling and whining. Damian was very accommodating and came out to start working with us within a few days. Damian was honest from the beginning and told us this could take months to fix depending how much work we could put in and how willing we were to stick with his advice. 2 weeks later we have managed to leave him alone for 6 hours with no destructive behaviour whatsoever! Damian also bought 2 of his own dogs along and had our dog walking next to him within 20 minutes (only going as far as our dog was comfortable with and assessing each movement), he gave us so much advice and clearly has a passion for dog training. We have found and used cheaper dog trainers for his reactive issues previously, none of their advice actually worked which is why we turned to Damian for help! He has a very calm way with dogs and does not use any forceful methods. Please don't hesitate to contact him if you need help with your dogs, he also looked at the dog as a whole and we now have a calm, well behaved dog in general! More...

M
30 June 2019

Lovely knowledgeable team that deliver

L
24 May 2019

Damian came round on 22/05/19 to see our German Shepherd who was showing aggression in the home to strangers. At 4 years old we thought we were stuck with him as he was. We went for the three hour visit to make sure Damian saw the full picture of our dogs behaviour. We have been given a comprehensive report and have already seen the benefits of his expert advise! We have work to do but now have proven techniques to help us improve our dogs behaviour. We would really recommend Damian. More...

N
24 May 2019

We had a 1-1 Session a few months ago & a follow up with Damian on the 20th to help us with our NERVOUS Great Dane. Our Dog is Nervous with strangers and a very frustrated greeter when it comes to dogs - lead reactive. With the advice given and techniques shown, I couldnt be happier with my dogs progress. It is still a work in progress as behaviour&training doesn’t change overnight, however I am so glad we found Damian! Very happy household. Thank you Damian!! ⭐️ More...

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23 May 2019

We had a 1-1 Session a few months ago & a follow up with Damian yesterday to help us with our NERVOUS Great Dane. Our Dog is Nervous with Strangers and a very frustrated greeter when it comes to dogs - lead reactive. With the advice given and techniques shown, I couldnt be happier with my dogs progress. It is still a work in progress as behaviour&training doesn’t change overnight, however I am so glad we found Damian! Very happy household. Thank you Damian!! More...

D
26 April 2019

Had an extremely beneficial and enjoyable session a couple of weeks ago with Damien. It has transformed walking my dog into a pleasurable experience. Amongst other advice, Damian showed me lots of ideas for stimulating play with Finn whilst on a walk. My dog has picked these games up brilliantly. Not only has it helped us bond, and become much closer, I have gained his full attention, enabling me so much more control. I am now able to distract him from being a pest to other people and their dogs. A fantastc breakthrough! Thoroughly recommend. More...

E
27 March 2019

Excellent training and really helpful. Definitely recommend!

P
20 March 2019

From the moment I spoke to Damian on the phone about the problems we were having with our dog I felt like he had already met him! He knew so much about how he was behaving and why it gave us confidence that we had met the right trainer to work with our dog and importantly us. Damian's professionalism Skills and knowledge has helped us to transform our dogs behaviours where I once thought that there was no hope. It is hard work and we need to be consistent but it has been very worthwhile. It has been such a positive experience for us as a family and would highly recommend Damian to anyone looking to help with their dogs behaviours or problems More...

C
27 November 2018

We had a 1-1 session for our 8 month old lab and what struck us is how down to earth Damian is.
He teaches the owners as much as the dog and installs confidence
Highly recommend!

J
27 November 2018

Highly recommend Damian, he was incredible with his tailored knowledge to our 12 week puppy. We were really struggling to settle him in and he gave some fantastic advise and supported us.

A
28 October 2018

Damian offers a very bespoke service is an expert in his field.I have recommended him to a number of my clients and they all think he is amazing and has really helped them solve any issues they have had training and behavioural wise.Can’t recommend highly enough

S
29 August 2018

Found Damian online as we were struggling with our dog in terms of aggression and anxiety. Damian came yesterday and was amazing, gave us very helpful info and taught us the correct way to handle our dog. We had read so many different things online it confused us but Damian gave us a clear direction to work with. Also a very nice and easy to get on with man. Highly recommend. More...

G
30 June 2018

Took Scout, our Romanian rescue dog, for a one to one session with Damian. Needed help with problems including constantly pulling hard on the lead, recall and “over enthusiasm” around cyclists, joggers and other dogs. Should add that at the time we had had Scout for 2 weeks, he’s 18 months old and had not had any socialisation training. Damian immediately established control and within minutes had Scout on a training lead responding to commands. He also provided lots of practical advice and guidance to help structure a realistic training plan - very reassuring and supportive. Scout is a large very powerful dog, and after three weeks following Damian’s advice, we are finding that walks are already becoming more enjoyable and we beginning to see big improvements. Damian is professional and very clear in his guidance; best decision we made in seeking his advice and would not hesitate to recommend his services. More...

D
23 June 2018

Having being pestered for years to get a puppy we finally gave in and welcomed Dexi (cockapoo) to our home. We researched trainers and asked friends and Damian’s name kept coming up so we booked 6 puppy lessons. The results are amazing and if anyone wants to give their puppy the best start in life I would highly recommend Damian (he even introduced Dexi to sheep). Thankyou for all your help and guidance More...

M
26 May 2018

Damian was an absolute godsend to me. He has trained both of my dogs. They are both rescues who had their own challenges and he helped them to gain confidence, learn essential skills and even find their manners! The older of the two is a large, powerful dog (and I'm not!), if it hadn't been for Damian's expert help and advice I don't know how I would have coped. I cannot thank or recommend him enough. More...

I
6 April 2018

Great stuff for either a one to one session or group. My dog loves his group class and I see the benefits that this training is bringing. Highly recommended.

A
4 April 2018

We have used Damian to help us train both are dogs (Pug and a frenchie). He has been great, full of knowledge and happy to share. I have recommend to many of my friends and workmates. All of these have come back to me and thanked me for sending them there. More...

A
8 February 2018

Can't thank Damian enough for the help he gave me with my two year old Labrador Benson, who was displaying aggression towards my other dog. Damian was professional, friendly and very helpful. The report he put together has really helped change his behaviour and I would highly recommend his services. More...

C
7 February 2018

Attended classes with Damian for over 4 years, as a class participant, assistant and now a trainer. Damian is an ace behaviourist and trainer with a wealth of knowledge that is second to none.
He has pushed me to do better with my own dogs and helped me to be a better trainer.
I’d recommend Damian all day long as the best behaviourist in the area.
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R
6 February 2018

Absolutely the best dog trainer in the area! Been to puppy classes, a group class which was gun dog training and also done 1 to 1 classes and Damian explains everything so clearly and makes you understand where you are going wrong and how to Deal with it.

I recommend Damian to everyone all friends and family and clients of mine and they all come back with very happy dogs and much happier owners
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A
6 February 2018

Had a 1-1 session with my boxer Louis and Damian. Would highly recommend if you have any lead reactive issues with your dog! Actually managed to walk past several dogs without any reaction. Damian took control of Louis and showed me how to handle and walk him and how to correct when he was going to react! We managed to walk with a few dogs! After that I plucked up the courage to take Louis to reddish vale and completed another walk and used correction when he was about to react! We actually managed a pleasant walk! Thank you Damian. More...

R
12 November 2017

Relaxed environment, benefits from indoor and outdoor classes with some interesting opportunities for socialisation

E
30 September 2017

Very good dog trainer

J
10 July 2017

I can't thank Damien enough for all his help with our 2.5 year old Cavapoo.
I found Damien on the internet after doing some reasearch on dog behaviourists. After looking at his website and finding out more about his work I knew that I wanted to work with him.
Damien identified that my dog was portraying territorial aggression and gave us a number of steps to take to help to resolve this. I can honestly say that very quickly we started to see changes in his behaviour and 5 weeks on he is a different dog for the better.
He is still a work in progress but we wouldn't have got to where we are now without Damien and his expertise. Thank you!
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J
25 June 2017

I have been very impressed with Damian and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Following a referral I contacted him about 5 weeks ago having acquired a German Shepherd puppy. I had had it 3 days and was struggling with many things. Damian very quickly came to my house and explained a number of things that I needed to do with Prince.
I also explained that eventually I am hoping that the dog will spend some time with my mother as a compassion/carer dog. Damian stressed that I needed to start socialising Prince straight away and should not wait until after his injections. This advice has been invaluable and only this morning young children in the park were stroking him and giving him treats.
Damian also suggested fun ways to start training Prince in the house before I could take him out in the park. Prince has responded really well and clearly this has been due to Damian's advice to start training straight away.
Prince and I have since been to see Damian at his outdoor training facility which is great-two secure fields-where we had a 1 to 1 where Damian moved us onto recall training.
We are due to attend Damian's puppy classes this week and I have no doubt that what I will learn will be invaluable.
Damian clearly assesses your dog very quickly and advises you accordingly as well as pointing out the things that will also need to be looked out and addressed in the future based on your dog's temperament, character and the breed.
Without doubt I will continue to use Damian for Prince's ongoing training. Overall he is a great guy who in my opinion deserves the reputation that he has.
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I
20 July 2016

We can't thank Damian enough. His advice has been invaluable today he's made what was a very stressful and seemingly impossible situation seem literally like a walk in the Park! We learnt so much and as a family are looking forward to putting it into practice. Happy doggies happy home. More...

J
14 July 2016

I hired Damian to train my Patterdale Terrier, they are notoriously hard to train and excitable little dogs. Not only did he help get her into routines, but I had loads of great tips to carry on forward into the future.

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