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It's A Dog's Life

It's A Dog's Life locationChelmsford, Essex, Essex

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I’m Penny owner of It's a Dogs Life. As well as being a Dog Trainer, I am also a qualified Canine Behaviourist.
Like many of us, have been around dogs all my life and simply couldn't envisage life without them.

As well as dog and puppy training and also provide 1-2-1 help and bespoke solutions for owners that may be experiencing unwanted behaviour from their canine family member. These issues include house training difficulties, biting, jumping up, anxiety, poor recall to name but a few.

My methods are modern,kind and effective, based on positive reinforcement not punishment. Resulting in a fantastic relationship with your best friend based on trust and mutual respect; not fear. I am also an advocate of clicker training.

My training sessions take place in your home where I can assess what is happening first hand and where most behaviour problems take place and training should start. I like to have as many members of your family/household there as possible consistency is imperative.

I'll give on the spot guidance and tuition and will follow-up with an email with information regarding subjects discussed during the session, links and further useful information.

Furthermore, I have studied canine nutrition and will be able to help you make the right dietary choices for your dog from the bewildering range of products on the market

For your peace of mind I have a Canine First Aid qualification, Full Police Disclosure Certificate and we also have specialist insurance for Custody, Care and Control of your dog.

You can find lots more information on my website www.itsadogslife-essex.co.uk

You can call me 07711 018804 or email to penny.itsadogslife@gmail.com

Penny

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It's A Dog's Life Reviews

It's A Dog's Life Reviews


Review of It's A Dog's Life by Kat Wilson
4 13/09/2017

Penny from It's A Dog's Life was extremely helpful and the fee charged was reasonable. We received some good advice and have followed this through, however we felt that not all advice was completely applicable to our dog being a giant breed and so we have adjusted ourselves. We also did not want to pay for a follow up.

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Louise Sage
5 07/06/2017

After meeting Penny, training our Tibetan Terrier pup has become so much clearer and effective. Her advice focusses on consistency and a whole family strategy.

Penny spent over 2 hours with us until we felt confident following the ides and training commands she had suggested. Through modelling and detailed explanation, Penny was able to put us on a positive path, on which we are now further along.

Within the first few days we started to see huge improvements with walking on the lead and recall.

I cannot recommend her enough.

Louise Sage

Louise Sage
Review of It's A Dog's Life by Pippa Ward
5 07/06/2017

Dear Penny

I would like to thank you for our consultation re our naughty Yuki white German shepherd.

The advice you gave was invaluable and walking without being pulled over is now a regular.

Yuki is much better behaved and recall is excellent as well.

I would highly recommend your services to other dog owners

A massive thank you to you

Kind Regards
Pippa and family

Pippa Ward
Review of It's A Dog's Life by Chloe Ferguson

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Gordon Swift
5 28/02/2017

Penny was really helpful and I would recommend her to anyone in need of her services.

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Claire Melaniphy
5 24/01/2017

Penny came to our home to help us with our puppy. She was very professional, took lots of history, and we were very happy with the service. Would set recommend.

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Peter geng
5 23/12/2016

I have not used this trainer yet but she knows what I need thank you.

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Dee Lewis
5 28/11/2016

Penny was great! Gave great advice and my little naughty dog is getting better already! Not one mess in the house since! And is actually starting to listen to me :) thanks penny and thanks for the fridge magnet list x

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Carla
5 03/11/2016

I would like to thank you Penny for the help and support that you’ve given me concerning my new puppy ‘Bear’.

Bear was becoming hard to be around as his biting was becoming unbearable.

My son had found you on the internet and thank god he did. You worked wonders on him. He’s a pleasure to be around and to play with now.

You’ve followed up with text messages and emails of support and information on foods, techniques and educational links for information with dealing with puppies. You’ve helped me buy the correct size and helped fit Bear with his halite (head collar) and seatbelt harness and now we are going to carry on with obedience training which I am very much looking forward to. Thank you again.

Carla
Review of It's A Dog's Life by Charlotte and Joe
5 03/11/2016

My husband and I bought a Miniature Dachshund puppy and knowing how stubborn the breed can be, we thought we should try to train him as early as possible. We found Penny online, arranged a home visit and during the first session, Penny sat with us and spent a lot of time trying to understand both ours and Henry's habits before starting the practical training.

As we started the training when Henry was only 4 months old,  our initial aim was to master some basic obedience (walking on the lead/sit/recall/toilet training) and most importantly, to get him out of the habit of playful biting. With good, sound advice, we have made so much progress with Henry!

Many thanks to Penny for providing us with the expertise and techniques to work with Henry and for the ongoing support. We would highly recommend Penny to anyone looking for an experienced and helpful dog trainer!

Charlotte and Joe
Review of It's A Dog's Life by victoria
5 19/10/2016

Penny was excellent, really spending the time to get to know our family and our naughty dog!

only needed one session

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Victoria
5 29/09/2016

I was having behavioural problems with my young Bully (English Bull Terrier) Doris, whose barking was annoying not just us but the neighbours as well!

She was also anxious and jumped at us and visitors, so we asked Penny to help us.

Penny asked for the whole family including the children to be there for the consultation. We were very impressed with the time she took to understand how the family operated and how Doris fitted in.

We explained the problems we were having and Penny came up with clear, positive advice as to how to resolve them ourselves. We are delighted with the results and things are improving by the day.

We’ve arranged to meet Penny again in a park, so she can help us with recall.

I would highly recommend Penny’s services and thought the fee was more than worth the money

Victoria
Review of It's A Dog's Life by Clare
5 25/07/2016

Even though we only saw Penny twice she massively helped by training us on how to get our 7 month old toy poodle Lola to stop jumping up, stay, wait and do recall consistently.

Penny's practical yet effective approach are testament to the fact we only had to see her twice.

We would highly recommend her and are delighted with the quick results.

Clare and John

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by Nishma
5 25/07/2016

Penny is amazing! There is no other word to describe her. In the two sessions we had with her, our lovable but misbehaving boxer, Stevie, has learned to come when called and will stop on command even when he sees other dogs!

Penny was brilliant.

At the first session she took the time to discuss all parts of Stevie's life and her recommendations meant that from the very next day, Stevie was already better behaved. I am so grateful to Penny and I would recommend her 100%

Nishma

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Review of It's A Dog's Life by UK Small Business Hub
3 months ago

Penny is amazing!
There is no other word to describe her. In the two sessions we had with her, our lovable but misbehaving boxer, Stevie, has learned to come when called and will stop on command even when he sees other dogs!

Penny was brilliant.

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157 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JP, UK

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What do you love most about your job?

Oh gosh not enough room here to say, but working with dogs is a privilege in itself. It's also so rewarding when I receive positive feed back from my clients and knowing I've really made a positive difference to the owner and the dogs lives.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Really because I can choose what type work I take on. For example I much prefer to do 1-2-1 sessions than group classes

Why should our clients choose you?

I am passionate about what I do and I like to succeed! My fees are keenly priced and I offer a free followup service.

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