Damian Riley

Damian Riley

Damian Riley  locationAlderley Edge, Cheshire

(16 Reviews)
Damian Riley  Reviews

Damian Riley Reviews

Review of Damian Riley  by Paula Stephanie
5 20/03/2019 Paula Stephanie

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

Review of Damian Riley  by N S
1 24/06/2018 N S

Didn’t work for us.
We received a report with another dogs name on it and full of typos and bad grammar. Clearly a copy and paste job from a previous dog. Not what you’d expect for £350.
Never had a follow up meeting even though we’d paid for it but really we were put off by then anyway.
Spend a quarter of the price on a another Behavourist where pre meeting we were asked to fill 22 pages of questions. This was great as it meant they knew the dog well and what the issues where and we could use the time we met effectively and get down to fixing the problem. Since the meet we have had a full detailed (tailored to our dog) report and many emails, phone calls without it feeling money driven. Different experience all round.

Lesson learnt - You don’t always get what you pay for.

I can assure you I was a customer. I can provide a copy of all paperwork to anyone if need be, no problem.
I speak the truth, in fact I did tone it down for your sake but shouldn’t have bothered.
As a professional you really should learn to take some criticism. I wasn’t happy with your service.. deal with that, learn and get better rather than defensive and rude.
For the record, NO follow up app was ever made. Yes I could have chased you but really didn’t see the benefit for us.
Apologies my mistake, just checked my account and it was £350 we paid you. (Amended above)
Thanks for the spelling correction. That was a test for you, you passed well done.

Review of Damian Riley  by Darryl Thomas
5 23/06/2018 Darryl Thomas

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

Review of Damian Riley  by Glenn Jones
5 14/06/2018 Glenn Jones

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Iain Sheriff
5 06/04/2018 Iain Sheriff

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Andy Tennant
5 04/04/2018 Andy Tennant

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Andrew Poynton
5 08/02/2018 Andrew Poynton

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Cally Thorpe
5 07/02/2018 Cally Thorpe

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Mary McGuigan
5 07/02/2018 Mary McGuigan

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Rachael Shapley
5 06/02/2018 Rachael Shapley

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

Review of Damian Riley  by Annie Ramsden
5 06/02/2018 Annie Ramsden

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Robin Ashman
5 12/11/2017 Robin Ashman

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

Review of Damian Riley  by Ewan Leith
5 30/09/2017 Ewan Leith

Very good dog trainer

Review of Damian Riley  by Janine Carr
5 10/07/2017 Janine Carr

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!

Review of Damian Riley  by Jason Smith
5 25/06/2017 Jason Smith

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.

Review of Damian Riley  by Justin Blackhurst
5 14/07/2016 Justin Blackhurst

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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