Kirby Dog Services

Kirby Dog Services

Kirby Dog Services locationLondon, Greater London

(26 Reviews)

Kirby Dog Services offers fun, expert, force-free dog and puppy training throughout London.

Having lived in London for my whole life, it is clear that the urban canines and owners of London face different challenges to those living elsewhere.

Do you want your dog to calmly travel when on the tube or train?
Settle nicely when you're in a pub or a cafe?
Be able to handle the hustle and bustle of City life with ease.
Come back to you when called and walk nicely on a loose leash?

I can help you and your dog learn to do all of the above and loads more via force-free and positive reinforcement dog training.

You can be assured that your dog or puppy will be in the best hands because I am fully insured, qualified in canine first aid and just generally mad about dogs with years of experience in getting results!

I chose the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) to train with because the Institution is just as passionate as I am about offering 100% force-free training.

My sessions can help with but are not limited to the following:

Puppy sessions
Toilet training
General obedience
Clicker training
Chewing
Recall issues
Pulling on the leash
Barking
Jumping up
Impulse control
Aggression and rehabilitation
Guarding Behaviour
Hyper Activity
Heelwork

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Kirby Dog Services Reviews

Kirby Dog Services Reviews


Review of Kirby Dog Services by Belinda Brown
5 04/07/2018 Belinda Brown

There are almost no words to describe how much we enjoyed our time with Ella. My puppy Maple and I did 5 one to one sessions with Ella and we both learnt an incredible amount, her approach is friendly and encouraging & I was amazed how quickly Maple picked things up. We would recommend Ella to every dog owner (and already have many times). Thank you Ella 😊

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Kam Rafiee
5 22/05/2018 Kam Rafiee

Ella is fun, friendly and personable. She teaches you how to train and interact with your puppy using positive reinforcement. The classes are great for learning the basics and also socialising the puppies!

Review of Kirby Dog Services by max odonnell
5 21/05/2018 max odonnell

Ella is an amazing dog trainer! she helped us with out naughty Pom Leo his recall has improved loads and he's behaving much better when we are out and about. We'd highly recommend Kirby Dog Services to anyone who's got a pup that needs some new skills !

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Ratna
5 23/04/2018 Ratna

Very kind and knowledgable and patient. Ella has wonderful energy that our puppy took to immediately. She had him sitting within minutes!

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Review of Kirby Dog Services by Kristyn Kay
5 03/04/2018 Kristyn Kay

Highly recommend Ella if you are looking for a trainer to address any problem behaviours in your dog, or even just want to teach them some new tricks. Thanks to Ella I now have two puppies who no longer refuse to leave the house and know how they are expected to behave during their walks. Her training is as much for owners as it is for pets, and I feel far better equipped now to deal with any issues that may come up post-training. She truly loves dogs and mine most definitely love her.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Jessica Baldwin
5 28/03/2018 Jessica Baldwin

Our black lab puppy, Lola, was a student in Ella's puppy classes. It was very worthwhile: great for the dogs to meet others and learn some basic good behaviour. Ella is patient and enthusiastic and clearly has a special talent for dealing with dogs. The training booklet provided with the course is helpful for remedial work.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Rebekah MacLeary
5 27/03/2018 Rebekah MacLeary

We loved Ella's Puppy Classes, a wonderful experience for us and our puppy. Highly recommended.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor
5 22/03/2018 Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor

Ella is great, my 6 month old pup is going great guns with her training and learning fast

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Review of Kirby Dog Services by Hannah Clark
5 14/03/2018 Hannah Clark

Ella helped both me and my dog tremendously! My dog had lost complete confidence in walking and would put the breaks on, so much so we couldn’t even make it down the street - this had been going on for around 5 months. Within one session of positive training, our dog was happily walking around the block and very quickly had progressed to not requiring treats and would happily trot around streets he once refused to move on! Ella also worked on our dogs reactivity to various triggers, using positivite training and distraction methods we have seen such an improvement in him & ya as owners. I have recommended Ella to friends and to all new dog owners I come across. She’s a lovely, warm and friendly person who offers wonderful advice and truly has a passion for her job and the dogs she works with. If I could add more stars I would!

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Alex Kelly
5 01/02/2018 Alex Kelly

Extremely helpful and caring, with brilliant practical help and advice to solve any problem with your dog. Couldn't recommend Ella more! :-)

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Jenny Anderson
5 01/12/2017 Jenny Anderson

We are still working with Kirby Dog Services and are really pleased with the work we are doing and realise it will take quite a long time to train Barney as he is a 5 year old rescue Chocolate Labrador and has some naughty habits but we feel confident we will get there.

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Review of Kirby Dog Services by Pat Johnson
5 24/11/2017 Pat Johnson

We hired Ella for five sessions with our three month old puppy. At the end of the five weeks he was fully house trained and responding to the sit, stay and come commands. Our whole experience with Ella was delightful and we feel able to maintain the training and enjoy our dog to the full.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Marc & Eoin Berman
5 13/11/2017 Marc & Eoin Berman

Ella trained Loki, our 5 month old border collie pup. We covered basic commands like sit, stay, heel, lie down and drop the ball, moving on to desensitising him to traffic and then tricks such as roll over. Ella was patient, resourceful helpful and effective throughout. She was also responsive and flexible with timing which was a great help. Highly recommended.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Rose Swan
5 13/11/2017 Rose Swan

Ella is fantastic! We started training our puppy a little bit late and we were worried she wouldn't pick it up that well, but with Ella's patience and great techniques Hazel is now a completely different dog! I would highly recommend Kirby Dog Services to anyone. xx

Review of Kirby Dog Services by dee marshall
5 20/08/2017 dee marshall

Ella is the most friendly, approachable trainer! I wish I had met her years ago. I have had numerous trainers in the past, whose heavily disciplined training methods were not always suitable for myself or my dog. Ella's training showed results instantly. Those same methods I find easier to apply. She has given me a better understanding of dogs behaviours. I feel empowered and do not view my dog as untrainable anymore, quite
the opposite! Ella has a good rapport with my dog, and I believe her love of animals shows through in her character. I am extremely happy with Ella, her professionalism and her training methods.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Alan Cutkelvin Rees
5 16/08/2017 Alan Cutkelvin Rees

It's really a 19 star service from Ella for both dog and owner.
I recently used Kirby dog services and the programme provided for Lynx (my 7 month old very active puppy) and myself was excellent. Ella is an excellent trainer and Lynx and I related well to her. I have no hesitation in recommending Kirby dog services for both dogs and owners. Follow up emails were an additional help.

Kirby Dog Services replied:
Thank you so much Alan! It was great working with you and Lynx - he's a fab dog! Hope to see you again. Ella
Review of Kirby Dog Services by Joanne Oram
5 20/07/2017 Joanne Oram

Ella has been helping us to train our two puppies who are now 8 months old.
She has helped us teach the puppies many commands including 'sit, stand, down, to come when called and to give eye contact'. All of which both puppies can now do very well.
Ella has also given us techniques to help prevent the puppies from barking at other dogs while out walking.
We have very much appreciated Ella's expert advice and knowledge and her calm and patient approach with the puppies.
I would highly recommend her!

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Matt Lee
5 26/05/2017 Matt Lee

Ella was professional yet very friendly, Milo took to her immediately and the experience was not one of training but he found it enjoyable, he did not realise that the fun he was having was in fact training, brilliant.

Will definitely be recommending Ella

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Danny North
5 06/05/2017 Danny North

Ella is a wonderful and caring trainer. The insight into our little doggies problems have been enormously helpful. Couldn't recommend enough.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Jenna Foxton
5 06/05/2017 Jenna Foxton

I got in touch with Ella to help me with my 7yr old rescue dog who has deep rooted issues of getting over excited and difficult to control when outdoors. Ella's training techniques have been a delight to take on board with positive results! I much prefer her approach of patient positive reinforcement and being only 2 training sessions in I can genuinely see it working with my dog!

Review of Kirby Dog Services by lara daniel
5 04/05/2017 lara daniel

Our two griffons, Donnie and Arlo ( quite naughty) have worked with Ella over the past few months and I have noticed improvements in their behavior and general obedience. Ella has equipped me with lots of tips and tricks to ensure the improvements continue beyond the training sessions and I have found her suggestions very effective. Our dogs love working with Ella!

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Jan Alessandrini
5 16/03/2017 Jan Alessandrini

It was a real pleasure working with Ella. She is very professional, warm and obviously completely devoted to dogs. Our vivacious one-year-old labradoodle Sooty fell in love with her after the first session and cried at the door when she left (!). Sooty is a very happy and energetic dog who is easily distracted outside and often pulls at the leash with considerable force, which has caused issues when I took her out together with our six month old baby. In ten sessions Ella has taught Sooty the ‘look’ command so that she maintains eye contact when we are outside and has laid a solid foundation for loose lead walking and heeling, something that I have previously struggled to do. I am very impressed with Sooty’s progress and cannot praise Ella enough for the amazing work she has done in such a short period of time. Thank you so much!

Lui, Olga, Leo & Sooty (aka LOLS)

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Rebekah MacLeary
5 Rebekah MacLeary

We just finished the six week puppy course and could not have been happier with Ella as a teacher. She has a wonderful understanding of dogs and is a sympathetic and nurturing teacher who helps you get the most out of your puppy. Highly recommended.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Jessica Baldwin
5 Jessica Baldwin

Our black lab puppy Lola has just graduated from Ella's class. It was excellent: great for Lola to meet other puppies and learn some good behaviour. Ella is enthusiastic and her instructions are clear and easy to follow. The training book provided with the class is helpful for remedial work.

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Max O'Donnell
5 Max O'Donnell

Ella is an amazing dog trainer! she helped us with out naughty Pom Leo his recall has improved loads and he's behaving much better when we are out and about. We'd highly recommend Kirby Dog Services to anyone who's got a pup that needs some new skills !

Review of Kirby Dog Services by Belinda Brown
5 Belinda Brown

There are almost no words to describe how much we enjoyed our time with Ella. My puppy Maple and I did 5 one to one sessions with Ella and we both learnt an incredible amount, her approach is friendly and encouraging & I was amazed how quickly Maple picked things up. We would recommend Ella to every dog owner (and already have many times). Thank you Ella �

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Kirby Dog Services Location

Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4LB, UK

Kirby Dog Services Q&A

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What do you love most about your job?

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing the dogs and puppies that I work with improve and progress! I also love seeing the owners faces when they get the desired response from their dog/puppy and see them transforming before their very eyes.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My passion for dogs started twenty-two years ago, when I was only seven years old. It came into my life in the form of a tiny furry bundle called Kirby. Kirby was a six-week-old terrier puppy who had been abandoned on the curb, and who we rescued from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. As our lives began together, so did my curiosity and fascination for this species.
Kirby very sadly passed away in February 2014 at the grand old age of twenty years old, after a long and amazingly fulfilled life together I am still extremely passionate about dogs and the fascination and curiosity that began all those years ago continues to be a big part of my life, so much so that helping dogs and their humans live happily together has become my full-time job as a dog trainer and so Kirby Dog Services was born!
Knowing that his legacy lives on through my dog training work, enabling owners to get the very best out of their dog via the most modern, kindest, effective and scientifically proven dog training is extremely rewarding.

Why should our clients choose you?

Kirby Dog Services offers expert, fun, force-free dog training throughout London. You can be assured that your dog will be in the best hands because I am fully insured, qualified in canine first aid and just generally mad about dogs and I get results! Check out my 5 star client reviews on my website and google to see for yourself :)

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