Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification locationKenninghall, Norfolk

(89 Reviews)

Tamasine Smith BCCS.CanBhvPrac worked with horses for over twenty years and taught and studied horsemanship for around half that time. For a number of years she was also a teacher and trainer of horsemanship at her own centre, around South Africa and other countries. Often those coming to the centre would meet the resident Ridgebacks and ask if she also trained dogs – to which the answer would be “no, only horses”. However, over time, it became clear that although horses are considered prey animals and dogs predators, they actually both need the same thing when it comes to the humans in their lives – leadership and consistency given with calmness, confidence and compassion. She discovered that what she taught in horsemanship lessons: that it’s about “who we need to be more than a method of training” – also applied to dogs. This led to her taking up studies in dog behaviour and starting on a training programme for dogs. After working with a friend and colleague to create a self-development course called Inner Game (after W. Timothy Gallwey’s books) initially using horses as the teachers, it seemed that it might work just as well with dogs. It did. And so Leadchanges was born.

Tamasine continues her studies, also attending workshops and gaining inspiration from others. One such group was DogsandAll in South Africa who prepare dogs for protection work and sniffer dog work including drug and bomb detection.

Leadchanges then moved to Andalucia, Spain and in addition to the original workshops, grew to encompass Tamasine’s own work and work with rescue groups such as Lab Rescue (South Africa), Ridgeback Rescue (South Africa) and PEPA (Spain). This work involved fostering, rehoming, home checks and rehabilitation.

In Spain, Tamasine helped a number of rescue charities, including helping to set up a new group in the Alhama area where she lived. She offered a foster carer training programme and still gives ongoing support with two of the charities. She also plans to continue fund raising for them and offer them support within the UK for any of their dogs adopted here. If you are interested in adopting a dog from Spain you can contact ASAP here and AAR here.

Leadchanges is now based Kenninghall in Norfolk Tamasine alongside her behaviour work she plans to continue the type of work she has done with groups such as Lab Rescue (South Africa), Ridgeback Rescue (South Africa), PEPA, Axarquia Animal Rescue and Alhama Street Animal Protection (Spain). This work involves fostering, rehoming, home checks and rehabilitation. Tamasine’s workshops and in house rehabilitation service will continue once the facilities are set up in Kenninhall but she is still able to offer home consultations and internet support.

Tamasine in particular loves helping with dog reactive dogs, shy and fearful dogs, preparing dogs for travel, working with travel worried dogs, and with people who do not necessarily thrive in group classes. Leadchanges also offers work with puppies, helping people start their dogs off in the right way, offering longer residences and day care facilities for young dogs, which involves teaching them to crate, pool safety and swimming (summer months), basic obedience and agility along with socialisation to other humans and animals.

Tamasine is a keen traveller and has always found it necessary in the past to find house sitters for her dogs, because she has not wanted to subject her own beloved dogs to a closed and unloving regime while she was away. This has led her to offer, through Leadchanges, a different kind of kennelling (for rehab/behavioural purposes) built on the concept of socialisation, walking and fun, allowing for a greater interaction with their human carers and access wherever possible (and appropriate) to her home, to be part of the family.

Tamasine has a Practitioner Diploma in Dog Behaviour, a Canine First Aid certificate and Dog Law Certificate with the British College of Canine Studies in the UK (all at Distinction) and is also an Associate member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals). She has completed Level 1, 2 and 3 in Dog Scentwork with Talking Dogs Scentwork, has completed Dr Ian Dunbar's Growl course, Dr Dunbar's SIRIUS® dog training programme and Reliability and Games course. She has attended Dr Karen Overall's Veterinary Behaviour conference, and regular attends Webinars, courses and lectures on various subjects such as noise phobia, predatory behaviour, separation anxiety and aggression issues as part of her ongoing CPD. Tamasine attended the first UK Puppy Conference in January 2018 and is registered to attend the Welfare Implications of Unethical Breeding and Psychological Trauma in Dogs Conference in 2019.

Tamasine is a supporter and advocate for using scent work which helps dogs on so many levels and is accessible for dogs of all ages and abilities as well as owners of all ages and abilities. It can help with many behaviour issues and she regularly hosts workshops for a Talking Dogs Scentwork Accredited Trainer to bring scent work skills to more people and their dogs.

Tamasine also runs a regular puppy course based on helping owners to create a family member with manners where owners learn how to help their dog develop the foundations for life and create the dog they want. These are open to all and all members of a family are encouraged to attend. Classes focus more on things dogs will have to deal with in real life, rather than just running the class like an adult obedience class for puppies. They also include monitored and guided socialisation where owners learn more about body language and dog psychology.

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Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Karen Bailey
5 22/10/2018 Karen Bailey

Great advice from tamasin. Thank you!

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Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thanks Karen - I hope all is going well. Give me a shout if you have any questions. Tamasine.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Barry Bowen
5 13/10/2018 Barry Bowen

I needed help with my eight year old rescue Bearded Collie. He had a very difficult 14 months before he joined our family and he seemed to have had little or no training. It took some time to get him settled and to some extent trained, but even now he can be reactive on the lead, especially with larger black dogs, other excitable dogs, people on horseback and cats. He is also afraid of loud noises, especially gunfire (we live in the countryside where shooting takes place just about every day during the shooting season) and this restricts his winter walks to the centre of the village in breaks between gunfire. Tamasine gave me lots of information by email, web links and telephone in the weeks before we met, as well as speaking to the vet, and then spent almost five hours with us, demonstrating techniques, explaining the theory, and allowing me to practice using food and my dog's favourite toy (a ball). She then sent me lots more information and links via email. We are fairly early in the training yet, but my dog is already showing positive changes within the home environment and some slight change on his walks. Leadchanges also offer scent work with dogs and we may or may not take this up in the future. I am greatly impressed with the help Tamasine has offered so far and I know I can also tap into emails and phone help for the next six months as and when I need it. If you are looking for friendly enthusiastic and effective help with your dog look no further.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you for your lovely review Barry. I'm thrilled to hear how it is all going and it was lovely to hear that you are already seeing some signs of change out on walks. It is always more challenging out in the environment so to see improvements, however small at this stage, is fantastic. Building on that over time should really help you both and I hope we see you again perhaps for a workshop in the future.
Thank you for a lovely afternoon and for engaging with the process so enthusiastically. Tamasine
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Simon Sandler-Vallance
5 04/10/2018 Simon Sandler-Vallance

We can’t thank Tamasine enough for the help and support that she’s given us with our two puppies. We’ve seen our puppies behaviour change in front of us., they’re certainly not angels but they’re certainly better behaved terriers. Thank you Tamasine

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Simon. I really enjoyed my day with you all and I hope the terrier twins will soon be sporting their "good dog" halos!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Georgina Matthew
5 04/09/2018 Georgina Matthew

Excellent session. Lovely lady! And I learnt a lot.... my dog caught on quicker than ME... which told me it was the right “conversation” for the dog.

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Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your review Georgina. I hope it’s going well and I look forward to an update. Dogs must find us humans quite amusing ;-) and they are so patient with us. All the best and hope you’ll join us for a workshop sometime.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Kat
5 19/08/2018 Kat

Tamasine of Lead Changes is superb! Cannot rate her highly enough! She is not just fantastic in the session itself, but with continuing support in preparation for the session (getting to know us, our dogs and determining exactly what we needed from the session) but ongoing, with a report following the session, and actively encouraging us to contact her with any queries or concerns. She is professional, yet incredibly friendly, and clearly knows her stuff!

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Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Kat. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you Lexi and Bailey. I am looking forward to hearing how you progress and am here for you for any further support. It will be lovely to meet you again if you wish to join us for some fun scent work some time too. You are great role models for the dogs and it is always lovely to meet such committed owners. All the best! T
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Diana Pettit
5 26/07/2018 Diana Pettit

I was given so many ideas to help with Berties training by someone who was a true professional. Thank you

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Diana. I am looking forward to hearing more about how Bertie progresses.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Jane hagger
5 08/07/2018 Jane hagger

Brilliant service, really listens to our concerns. Has great advice on how to help our new staffie settle her in her new home.
Can’t thank her enough feel very confident in carry on using the guidance she has given

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Jane. It was such a delight to spend time with you all. Your family are perfect for Maggie and so dedicated. She is a very lucky dog and I feel honoured to have been part of your journey.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Jane Steel
5 07/07/2018 Jane Steel

After working with Tamasine I feel so much better equipped to help my little dog Poppy who had some serious insecurity problems. Tamasine has so much good productive advice to offer and was happy to answer all my questions. I feel very supported.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you for your lovely review Jane and I can't wait to hear more about your progress with Poppy and to seeing you at the scent workshop. Thank you too for your personal email - what lovely words and I had a lump in my throat. Please get in touch any time.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by peter cady
5 31/05/2018 peter cady

Tamasine came to help us with our little dog and we could not speak higher of her she was so friendly and spent time teaching my wife and me and Tink my dog on what we should be doing with her, Tamasine is very dedicated and Qualified and go out of her way to give us all the information we need to help us and Tink and she will be there for us if we require more help, i would have no problem in recommending,Tasamine, to any one that require her help, thank you again Tasamine for all your help

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Belinda Laws
5 25/05/2018 Belinda Laws


What a wonderful lady Tamasine is. With her wealth of knowledge in dog behaviour she will quickly get you and your dog on the right track . Her home visits are friendly with easy going sessions and everything she teaches you will be backed up by notes and links that are a huge benefit.
Our 3 year old GSD X rescue dog is reactive to other dogs whilst on the lead . We attended Tamasine’s workshop with a bit of trepidation but we needn’t have worried. Tamasine is so supportive and with her expertise Duke was amazingly calm by the end of the session.
We now know what we have to do and Duke knows what is expected of him. A very positive experience for all of us.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Belinda. I'm so glad that you also found the workshop helpful. You and Duke were amazing and did such a great job in the worksop. You have really developed his focus on you and as that trust and confidence in each other continues to grow I'm sure your partnership will blossom and flourish further. I'm here any time you need me. I hope we get to welcome you to other events in the future.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Iwona Wightman
5 02/05/2018 Iwona Wightman

Tamasine is the best canine professional I have had the delight to meet and work with. I have six dogs and Tamasine's original remit was to work two of them but she gave me so much help and advice all of them. Her knowledge of canine psychology is awesome and has helped me enormously in dealing with a pack of six. The transformation in the two dogs she was working with was amazing and in a short space of time. Her instructions are very clear and it is so good to have explanations behind everything she does and how it relates to the dog's psyche. She left me totally motivated and confident to continue what she started. Her visit was followed up by notes and observations and pdfs of all the training we had done and tips for more. Very important for a forgetful old lady!! Cannot recommend her highly enough. Am very much looking forward to the Scent Workshop with my boys in June.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your lovely review Iwona! I am definitely blushing. Spending time with you and your dogs was an absolute delight and I am now a complete Italian Greyhound fan! I look forward to seeing you at the workshop in June.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Iwona Wightman
5 02/05/2018 Iwona Wightman

I cannot recommend Tamasine enough. She spent two days with my dogs.I have six. Although the original remit was to work with two of my dogs it turned out that the rest of the "pack" needed some behaviour modification therapy too! The two that I had the problems with were amazing just after a few hours of Tamasine's teaching. She is so knowledgeable and imparts such confidence that I am highly motivated to carry on. I have already noticed a big difference in the dogs. She has introduced me to scent work which I had no idea was great for nervous dogs. I have looked for a long time for a properly qualified dog behaviourist who knows what they are doing. She is a thoroughly lovely person too and very patient with this old lady who has trouble remembering things! Don't go anywhere else!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Angie Hedgecock
5 29/04/2018 Angie Hedgecock

Brilliant - really helpful and good advise

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Angie. I look forward to hearing how you progress and seeing you at the workshop.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Barry Daymond
5 28/03/2018 Barry Daymond

I've had a bad experience with a professional behaviourist in the past to help with my Dylan as a 4month pup, so was tentative when I first contacted Tamasin but as soon as we exchanged emails I felt the empathy with my situation backed by sound experience.
On arrival there was immediate engagement with Dylan my 6yrs Standard Poodle , explanation of methodology given, demonstration and instruction. Dylan is intelligent, obedience trained but loses it with company which he loves. Tamasin explained his problem as lack of frustration control. He is so affectionate buta nightmare in company. So cured, definitely not but I'll get there and intend attending some of her workshops. Not a quick fix but the real deal.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Hello Barry - thank you so much for your lovely review. I am also so pleased that you have found it more supportive and helpful than your previous experience. I so enjoyed meeting you and Dylan and I shall very much look forward to welcoming you to one of our fun practice workshops. Please keep in touch and I look forward to hearing about how you progress. Thank you again, I really appreciate your kind words.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Christine Mann
5 05/03/2018 Christine Mann

Tamasine's home training visit with Poppy my cocker spaniel has been so beneficial, I strongly recommend this service.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Linda
5 26/02/2018 Linda

Very impressed with Tamasine who came to the house for 3 hours. In a very short time she had my Mum's dog really thinking about what she should do to receive a reward. She improved her excitability and pulling on the lead. She began to sit, lie down and wait with patience. it was fabulous to watch. We are all keen to apply our new found knowledge to stimulate and challenge our little friend.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your review. It was such an enjoyable morning and it's always extra special when a dog values cuddles as high value rewards as well as the food rewards! Have lots of fun learning.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Pirjo Koisjarv-Reece
5 09/02/2018 Pirjo Koisjarv-Reece

Tamasine is positive,encouraging and simply amazing! Not once I felt judged! After a few minutes meeting up with Tamasine, Bella,who is weary,started to trust Tamasine and our session was from then on full of exciting things! Bella did very well,but I was totally exhausted! In a positive and expectant way! 😊

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Pirjo.

I had such a lovely time with you and Bella and it was such a joy to see her face so full of curiosity. She really looks to you and was enjoying doing lots of things in partnership with you. Looking forward to hearing how you progress. T :-)
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Carys
5 30/01/2018 Carys

It has only been a short time since we had our session with Tamasine but she's been fantastic. So helpful, supportive and encouraging. I now finally feel like I can see a more positive future for our dog, Gatsby's behaviour. Thank you Tamasine!

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Carys. It was such a pleasure to work with you all as you are so committed to helping Gatsby. To be honest, that commitment is what usually makes the most difference. I look forward to hearing more about his progress, he is such a clever dog!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Carys Samuel
5 30/01/2018 Carys Samuel

It's only been a short time since we had our session with Tamasine but we're so delighted to already see improvements in our dog's behaviour and the support and encouragement from Tamasine has been amazing. Would highly recommend her to anyone

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Nita Meager
5 27/01/2018 Nita Meager

Highly recommend to any one who wants to understand and do the best for their dog. Tamasine makes so much sense with her instruction which we will now be putting into practice. Thank you so much

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Nita Meager
5 27/01/2018 Nita Meager

A wonderful lady who certainly knows what she is talking about!! Tamasine spent the afternoon with us and gave us so much insight to understanding our Dobermann. We are starting to put all the advice in to practice. Knowing that we can contact Tamasine is very reassuring.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your lovely reviews Nita. I enjoyed meeting you all and admire your amazing commitment. That's the most important part of the equation. I look forward to you sending updates on your progress and me here if you need me.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Gillian Gundry
5 23/01/2018 Gillian Gundry

Tamasine spent the morning with my 5 month old Border Terrier puppy and I yesterday . She was amazing , professional yet friendly and very easy to be with . She was inspiring and has empowered me to go confidently forward with training my lovely puppy. I highly recommend her .

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Trish Angel
5 30/12/2017 Trish Angel

I had the pleasure of speaking with Tamasine over the phone before her visit and she reassured me that she could help Alfie with his barking and anxiety. When she visited we both felt that we had a job to do to make Alfie a dog to be proud of. We are working on the instructions Tamasine left us and have found that only after a few days, Alfie is already changing his habits of barking and jumping up people. It will take a while to get him trained to Tamasine standard but we will try to put the work in so we can do her proud for all her hard work. Thank you Tamasine and it is nice to know we can contact you with any issues we experience. We are so pleased you are there for us.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Karen
5 08/12/2017 Karen

Tamasine has a lovely manner, kind and supportive. Our dog took to her immediately and responded really well to her new approach to his life. An excellent introduction to being better owners. There is lots of advice and on going support.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Kath Moore
5 04/12/2017 Kath Moore

Tamasine came out to us on Friday, she has given us so many training advice for our girl . She is full off enthusiasm and makes you feel really positive , very professional, friendly and she's just like having an old friend in the house. Would recommend her to anyone with dog problems.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Kath Moore
5 04/12/2017 Kath Moore

Tamasine can to see us on Friday . She is very professional friendly and easy to be with she felt like a long lost friend. She gave us lots of advice both before visit on the phone and during visit. Lots of info via email the day after to remind us of all we covered. Tamasine is very interested in our dogs and stayed making sure we was happy with all her advice. She is 1 very likeable lady so glad we found her.
Can't recommend her enough

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Kath for your lovely words. I so enjoyed my time with you and I do hope that you will soon see some more progress and be able to take those next steps in confidence with Crystal. You are very special and it was a real honour and pleasure to be able to spend time in your home and meet your lovely dogs.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Jodie Richardson
5 03/12/2017 Jodie Richardson

Amazing!really friendly non judgemental advice. We have seen such a difference in our dog today and have carried out the advice given to us after our session yesterday. We struggled with jumping up and nipping and he has obly gently nipped once today and when being greeted in the morning sat and waited for us to be ready to give him attention after only having to be ignored once. Highly recommended. Hasva great knowledge of dogs and we were given loads og information that was easy to understand.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Jodie. I'm so pleased to hear that today has been progressing well - that's fantastic and well done to you all. I so enjoyed my time with you and Juno is a completely engaging and fabulous dog, I'm sure you are going to have lots and lots of fun with him!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Luke Broadley
5 20/11/2017 Luke Broadley

Upon arrival Tamasine got straight to work with my anxious pekingnese Teddy at the door and after a few minutes he was ready to engage. Tamasine is wonderfully encouraging and really learns to understand the various issues our furry friends might have. She talked through different techniques in a clear, concise way and being someone who learns slowly I found it easy to keep up. I'm really happy I came to Bark and Tamasine got in contact with me because I can now look forward to the future with Teddy and helping to build his confidence as well as mine. The session is so absorbing the time flies by, which shows how fun it is to work with our pets and to see their world filled with joy. I only wish I'd done it sooner! The next few days after the session Tamasine generously sends helpful written information of the lesson including other useful tips. Thank you Tamasine for sharing your gifts with canines and owners! Wishing you all the best. Luke X

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Gosh, thank you so much Luke for such a beautifully worded review. Your comments are so warm and generous and what you said in such a heartfelt way about your desire to help Teddy and your future together show how much compassion you have for him and other animals. I was very moved by what you wrote. Thank you. If you are happy to send a photo of you and Teddy for me to add to my website, I would be delighted. Please stay in touch and let me know how you get on together and I sincerely hope we meet again perhaps at one of the fun workshops.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Katie
5 26/10/2017 Katie

So informative and a really lovely lady. Amazing with knowing dogs! Thank you so much.

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Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Gosh - thank you Katie! I really appreciate your kind words - I do hope you will enjoy your session. I have forwarded the info as promised and if you need anything else before I see you, just give me a shout.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Donny Lees
5 10/10/2017 Donny Lees

Tasamine taught me to train my sweet Labrador Elsa she gave me really good ideas on how to deal with her lead issues by using treats and encouragement I can see a change in her after only 1 session I just have to be patient with her and keep up what she has taught me every day excellent trainer and ideas thank you Tasamine

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Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Ah - thank you for your lovely kind words Don. It was so lovely to see you with Elsa and she really adores you and gives you good focus. If you keep up the practice and have fun, I'm sure that you will develop your relationship even further. I want to see a lovely photo of you both at the lake with your picnic soon! Take care and remember, get in touch if you have any questions. Tamasine.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Hilary Martin
5 26/09/2017 Hilary Martin

Over the last two years i have spoken to several trainers and behaviourists about my lovely dog Monty, but Tamasine was the first to properly communicate to me, Monty's anxiety and lack of impulse control. The detailed personalised plan is so comprehensive it is almost overwhelming, but if you take your time, all the information you need is there. It has been particularly helpful to be able email Tamasine with questions and frustrations, and she has always responded quickly with wonderful advice. Monty and I are making great progress and enjoying every move in the right direction. Thank you Tamasine

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Gosh - thank you Hilary (and Monty) for your lovely review. I have goosebumps. I'm just so delighted that you are finding your way forward together as I know how much you love Monty and how hard you have worked to build a partnership together. I have great admiration and respect for owners who take such care in looking at things from their dog's point of view - you are an inspiration to others. I'm so glad we met.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Laura Wells
5 13/09/2017 Laura Wells

I found Tamasine such great help to me and my dog! Gave me the tools and techniques I need to go forward to make my relationship with my dog extra special.
Thanks again. Much appreciated

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Janet Somerville
5 27/08/2017 Janet Somerville

The whole process was really eye opening for me. I have noticed a change in my puppy Maddie even after one day. The lady Tamasine is very reassuring and positive and really knows everything about dogs and their various behaviours. I was extremely pleased with all the advice and training on the day. Also Tamasine is very much on the ball with sending through a personal programme and all the other literature.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you for such lovely comments Janet. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Maddie. She's a super dog and you have already done such a lot of good work with her. She really looks to you and worked quickly to offer you her best. I hope you have fun with practicing your new skills. I look forward to hearing about your progress.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Si Hilton
5 27/08/2017 Si Hilton

Tamarind was fabulous in here explanation of our dogs behaviour and gave us the tools to deal with any situation going forward. In less than a week both dogs are showing great progress and the family are much more confident with the training as well, which is also probably helping the dogs progression..

I would strongly recommend Tamasine to anybody who has a dog with issues or just wants to start off on the right foot with a new puppy.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Hello Si!

Thank you for your lovely review and it was so lovely to meet your wonderful family and work with people all committed to helping their dogs. That is always special and makes my job so worthwhile. I'm so happy to hear that things have started to change and improve already and look forward to hearing more about your progress over time.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Linda Stawford
5 22/08/2017 Linda Stawford

It is only 6 days since Tamasine came to my home. My 6 year old Keeshund, Poppy, had a high level of excitement and barked incessantly. In such a short time Poppy is more relaxed, thus she does not have the need to keep barking, her barking is under her control. obviously it will be ongoing . Poppy and i are thrilled that Tamasine came into our lives. Tamasine can certainly teach old dogs new tricks .

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Linda Strawford
5 22/08/2017 Linda Strawford

my 6 year old Keeshund is happier and more relaxed. this experience has been beneficial for her and for myself.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Lynda. I look forward to hearing more news as you progress.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Bob, Karen and Jess
5 14/08/2017 Bob, Karen and Jess

Tamasine has a tremendous affinity with dogs and soon had our 14 week old golden eating out of her hand. As she wasn't leash trained it really was starting with the basics but by the time she left our puppy was managing to walk well tethered to me, sitting before entering another room and had started to master down! Quite outstanding really but most importantly she spent time supporting and training the humans and although not as quick to learn as our pup we did pretty well and have been able to build on what Jess learnt and with all the resources Tamasine has shared with us we are confident we will be able to continue to train our pup to become a thoughtful, kind and obedient canine ready to meet the world. Thank you Tamasine we would definitely recommend you.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your lovely words. It was a joy spending time with you all and you have a complete gem in Jess. I look forward to hearing how your journey together progresses. Please keep in touch and feel free to contact me any time.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Belinda Clabburn
5 04/07/2017 Belinda Clabburn

Tamasine worked with us and our dog last week, and we all found the session incredibly helpful. Tamasine swiftly followed up her direct work with us with a lot of information on the programme and activities including video clips to help with our understanding and will continue to be available to us via email and telephone over the next few weeks should we need any additional support. Tamasine was very skilled and knowledgeable and although the session was intensive we also had a lot of fun. Thanks for all your help Tamasine

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you for your lovely reviews Belinda. I hope it's going well and more importantly that you're having fun with the exercises. I look forward to hearing your news soon!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Belinda Clabburn
5 02/07/2017 Belinda Clabburn

Tamasine worked with us and our frenchie Buddy on Friday, and she was amazing. She is clearly very knowledgeable but is also very skilled at identifying the areas that you need some help with and she also managed to make the session fun for all of us. Buddys response to her was incredible, we have never seen anyone hold his attention for such lengthy periods, and he also clearly enjoyed the stimulation of the training. Tamasine followed up the session with lots of information, including video clips and we are looking forward to starting to embed the training that she has given us but we are also reassured that we can contact Tamasine over the next few weeks if we need to.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Belinda Clabburn
5 01/07/2017 Belinda Clabburn

Tamasine was fantastic, we didn't really know what to expect although her profile and experience gave us confidence that she would be able to help us. Tamasine visited us at home with our dog 'Buddy' and she has given us a programme to work with Buddy that should enable us to resolve these issues. She has a lovely style, and spent a lot of time talking to us to understand our concerns and demonstrating how to work with Buddy. Tamasine is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced but is takes a very practical approach whilst making things fun. She has followed up her visit with a lot of detailed written information, video clips etc and offers continued support by email etc for quite a period afterwards should we need it.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you for your lovely words Belinda. I had such a great time with you and Buddy and you already have so many good things in place. I'm sure you will do a great job helping him take the next steps to confidence.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Karen Hurrell
5 27/06/2017 Karen Hurrell

I cannot express the gratitude and admiration I have for Leadchanges. Tamasine is professional and friendly a difficult combination to get right. My two min pins have very different characters and difficulties which needed guidance for us to get them back on track. Us guiding and them following not the other way round! Would recommend to anyone with problems with their dogs a first class service.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Charli
5 25/06/2017 Charli

100% recommend! The home visit with the training exercise helped my Lola the podenco so much. She struggles with paying attention to me and getting worked up over dogs and small furries on walks. The exercises we were given have already improved her behaviour so much, and it's only been 4 days!
I also received a hugely detailed and helpful personalised program via email with videos, links, and advice as well as a rundown of all our exercises.
Tamasine is friendly, knowledgeable, and worked so well with my often nervous Lola! Can't wait to see more of Lola's improvements as we continue to follow the program. :)

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Charli! It was such a delight to work with you and Lola and of course I always have that special soft spot for Pods! Lola is just superb and I can't wait to hear how you progress. Well done for your dedication and commitment to her and for doing so well in a short time. That's great news and it also helps that Lola is keen to learn and bright as a spark. Love her!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Charli Vince
5 25/06/2017 Charli Vince

100% recommend! The home visit with the training exercise helped my Lola the podenco so much. She struggles with paying attention to me and getting worked up over dogs and small furries on walks. The exercises we were given have already improved her behaviour so much, and it's only been 4 days!
I also received a hugely detailed and helpful personalised program via email with videos, links, and advice as well as a rundown of all our exercises.
Tamasine is friendly, knowledgeable, and worked so well with my often nervous Lola! Can't wait to see more of Lola's improvements as we continue to follow the program. :)

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Deborah Musk
4 10/06/2017 Deborah Musk

We found Tamasine helpful, understanding and patient. Tamasine sent us lots of helpful information and even called in the following day to drop something off and gave further advice. Very useful knowing we can get in touch anytime with anything we are struggling with.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Pamela Cummins
5 01/06/2017 Pamela Cummins

Working with Tamasine was so helpful and let me understand why to do things in a certain way would be beneficial to my self and Suki my dog .
It has only been a couple of weeks but I noticed even after a couple of days how much more responsive Suki was and now she is able to be left for over an hour with free run downstairs and is settled when I come back .
Yesterday I free reined her for the first time and she played chase with the other dogs and recalled to the whistle a Great improvement .

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Oh Pamela that is such wonderful news! Thank you for your review and update and I'm so happy to hear about Suki's improvements. Again, well done to you for showing her the way and being such a great guide for her. Continue having lots of fun with her and huge hugs to you both!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Tricia
5 31/05/2017 Tricia

Tamasine was very professional and easy to work with, she made it easily understood why we were doing what we were.
The training we needed was to get our dog Freddie to focus on us basically and know how to teach him what was right and wrong.
He has made fantastic progress and it was money well spent

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much for your lovely words Tricia. I am so glad to hear Freddie is doing well, he really touched my heart! I can't wait to hear more stories of your progress and adventures with him. Thank you for the lovely photo you sent the other day I hope you will be happy for me to include it on my website?
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Pamela cummins
4 21/05/2017 Pamela cummins

Tamasine was so helpful
I'm 75 with a 4yr old Romanian rescue huskyX lab who has been with me for two weeks .
The help and advice given was easy for me to do with my dog and although early days her response is good and she will now focus on me more and her recall when out on a long lead has improved a little but still gets easily distracted so more indoor and garden work for me to do .
Tamasine is a lovely lady who must have been frustrated at times with my efforts but never showed it always praising our attempts

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Pamela,
It was so lovely to spend time with you and it is great to hear how things are taking shape. You did such a great job and are so patient yourself. It was a pleasure to assist you.

All the best! T
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Heather
5 30/04/2017 Heather

It was great working with and listening to a true professional . Tamasine started working with my dog immediately. The reaction from Daisy I found was quite amazing. Tamasine also shared her expertise to ensure that I could carry on when she had left.
Tamasine followed up after her visit with lots of informative emails with links to help, which have been useful. I've also had an email purely enquiring how Daisy is getting on.
I'm looking forward to meeting her again in a few weeks time to progress further with the training of Daisy.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sue James
5 29/04/2017 Sue James

I found Tamasine to be very knowledgeable and helpful, especially as I have two particularly difficult young rescue dogs. She arrived on time, was here for three hours,and left me with plenty of ideas to work with. I have since received a very detailed report to enable me to continue training. Definitely to be recommended.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Sue. Please do keep in touch about how the girls get on. They are very lucky to have found you :-)
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Denise Wilson
5 23/03/2017 Denise Wilson

Tamasine came to see me and more importantly my dog on Monday, as soon as she walked in i felt totally at ease, she spent 3 hours with us and was so informative and professional. She explained in detail the issues i had with my dog and talked me through step by step how to work with my dog to achieve positive results. Tamasine also provides follow up information and is there via email or telephone should i need her. I would totally recommend Tamasine and Leadchanges.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sarah Beare
5 10/03/2017 Sarah Beare

Leadchanges are great. Tamasine is so knowledgeable and very patient with both dog and owner. The dog wasn't terribly badly behaved, but she lacked confidence and got confused occasionally, leading her to guard stuff she shouldn't! Am very happy with how the training is going, and the follow-up support by email has been really good too. The program is hard work and needs to be followed consistently but I am really pleased with the results so far. I think the dog and I are both happier now. Many thanks!

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Sarah. I'm so pleased to hear you are both enjoying your new relationship. Please do send a photo of you both soon - she's so cute!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Geoff Barber and Cora
5 16/02/2017 Geoff Barber and Cora

Yesterday I had my planned visit from Tamasine of lead changes. To be honest I was a bit sceptical as you do hear so much negative about behaviourists generally from people who don't know. So to say I was happy is an understatement!! From the word go I was instilled with a feeling of this is going to be good And it was. I am too busy training tethered to Cora to write too much at the moment but I will add a follow up later however at this stage I am happy to give 5 stars plus and recommend you to the expert service of Tamasine who is not only dog friendly but also Human friendly!!

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Geoff and Cora. I had a super time and please send me a photo of you both in action when you get a moment!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sarah Bowen
5 31/01/2017 Sarah Bowen

Tamasine was brilliant, what a massive difference in a small amount of time. Lovely lady, knows her stuff! I will be recomending her. Class was fun and Steve & I had a giggle too.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you. I had a lot of fun too. Stay in touch and would love to see photos with Ruby.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Melanie de Grooth
5 21/01/2017 Melanie de Grooth

We spent a fabulous introduction day with the amazing Tamasine, learning all about how to prepare for our new puppy. It is also our first dog so we have a lot to learn and want to get it right. If our dog can turn out to be remotely like any one of Tamasine's 3 incredible dogs, we will be so happy. Tamasine is patient and knowledgable and explains everything thoroughly (and has to repeat herself many times). She helps you to understand the reasons why you need to do the things in the way you do them as well as how this impacts on your dog. She also manages to make it fun for us and the dogs! After this intro day, I have learnt so much and can see how vital this training will be for our puppy. Thank you Tamasine.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Stella
5 15/12/2016 Stella

Tamasine was prompt, interested and informed. She came and spent a considerable amount of time with us on a dark and damp day and 5 days later the improvements are remarkable. Thank you

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Stella! And I am so so pleased to hear you have seen good improvements. I'm so happy for Bentley and such credit to all of you for supporting him.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sue Robinson
5 12/12/2016 Sue Robinson

Worth every penny as long as you use the information that you are given . I found Tamasine very easy to got a long with and extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend her and I will be calling again if I need further help .

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Sue. I so enjoyed my time with you and I'm very happy that you are going from strength to strength with the training.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Catherine Warren
5 01/11/2016 Catherine Warren

Tamasine came to help us with our Springer who was starting to show some aggression towards other dogs. Tamasine showed us that our dog was actually lacking confidence and taught us how to help her. The advice was backed up by good notes showing sound research. We were very impressed by the depth of Tamasine's knowledge and the 'after care' we were given. obviously, this work is only as good as the practice you put in, but with what seemed like some simple changes, our Springer quickly became calmer and more confident.We highly recommend Leadchanges to all of our dog- owning friends !

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Angie Smith
5 27/10/2016 Angie Smith

I found Tamasine really helpful she has a natural way of putting you at ease in what could be stressful for your self and the dog. Her techniques are easy to follow and she gives very clear instructions and explains what and why we are doing certain things. She listens to you and will develop techniques to suit the dogs needs, Her guidance has given a way forward into the potential of reintroducing the dog to the rest of its family. I can highly recommend her.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Angie. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your lovely dogs, I really enjoyed my visit.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Peter
5 23/10/2016 Peter

Leadchanges has helped me and my dog so much. Leadchanges expertise and superlative knowledge helped me to help my dog. Informative, educational and fun I recommend to any friends with dogs without hesitation.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Peter. It was such a pleasure to help you and your dogs, they are such fun and I look forward to seeing their progress.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Tor
5 23/10/2016 Tor

Tamasine provides fun education with her expert knowledge.
My dog fearful and anxious dog enjoyed the training immediately. Tamasine worked so well with my dog, who is now far more relaxed. Both my dog and myself have benefitted immensely! Tamasine knows just what to do and when.
I would recommend Leadchanges as professional expertise that will make a huge difference to you and your dog in a fun way.
Thanks Tamasine

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you do much. It has been such fun to watch you both changing and enjoying the work and J is such a pleasure to work with.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sarah Williamson
5 12/10/2016 Sarah Williamson

I have a golden lab called Mason, got him from a dog trust centre, I thought it would be a big challenge to train him as I didn't know anything about him. So I had just two training sessions with tamasine, Mason is a new dog I feel so relaxed now when out on walks and meeting other dogs, it was fun to learn new things and teach Mason lots of tricks..

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Sarah. It has been such a pleasure helping you and Mason and you have a fabulous dog to share your friendship with. He is a credit to the work you put in.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Elaine Dony
5 11/10/2016 Elaine Dony

The work is really focused and makes both you and your dog work really hard. It's a complete rewrite for both of us but is paying off with a dog now less frightened by 'strangers' Well worth doing to see the difference.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Elaine. It was a pleasure to work with you and it is a credit to you and your dedication and focus too that you have seen the changes.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Margaret Hedgtes
5 26/09/2016 Margaret Hedgtes

Tamasine is so dedicated to her work and it is amazing to watch her how she achieves the desired results with dogs. She gives very good advice and follows up her visits with e-mails to make sure that everything is going to plan. I really enjoyed working with her and it is now up to me to put in the rest of the hard work to get the required behaviour from my dog. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you Margaret - you are a wonderful and dedicated owner and it has been such a pleasure watching you progress and help your dog. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you for a fun pack walk soon!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Judith Philp
5 26/09/2016 Judith Philp

I enjoyed meeting Tamesine but still feel not practising what she made look so simple but will keep persevering my Norfolk terrier is very stubborn reading the reports from other doggy owners I am TRYING TO BE DETERMINED WISH US LUCK

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Ah thank you so much Judith. Have fun and keep smiling - it's always challenging learning new skills especially with clever dogs! I look forward to meeting you all again soon, I really enjoyed my time with you.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sue
5 21/07/2016 Sue

Outstanding ability to calm and manage even the trickiest dogs. Learnt so much from one training session and ongoing email support has been invaluable.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Catherine Warren
5 21/07/2016 Catherine Warren

Tamasine from Leadchanges was fantastic at training us so we could help our dogs! We were having some problems with aggression which is initially why we called her, but she helped us with so much more. After just 2 sessions we were able to take our dogs on holiday with us and stay in a dog-friendly B&B - where there were other dogs - something we'd never even dreamed of doing before. Tamasine offered a friendly, honest service with excellent after care. She sent us some really useful follow-up notes after each visit to help us stay on track. Don't stress about those little issues (or big issues) with your dog - call Tamasine, it will be the best thing you do!

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Catherine. It is great to see how well the dogs are doing and how committed you are to helping them.
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Cara Amankwah
5 05/09/2015 Cara Amankwah

Tamasine has been outstanding and instrumental in ensuring that our rehoming of Henry has been a success. He came to us at 18 months having been in 2 homes already. He had received no training, and hadn't been walked so had a fair amount of problem behaviour. After only 3 visits from Tamasine, we have a totally different and lovely dog after only 7 days. We are very much looking forward to many more wonderful days with him.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Karen molloy
5 08/06/2015 Karen molloy

Excellent dig training. Really impressed with the help

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Carin Fick
5 08/06/2015 Carin Fick

5 star teacher of animals and humans. Thank you for your inspiration and friendship, Tamasine.

Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification replied:
Thank you so much Carin. I miss you guys!
Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Catherine Bradley
5 Catherine Bradley

In just one visit (so far) my dogs have already become calmer and more focused. Tamasine offers practical advice tailored to your needs and obviously based on sound research. Can't recommend her highly enough!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Debbie Musk
5 Debbie Musk

We found Tamasine very helpful, understanding and patient with us and Teddy. We felt totally at ease. Tamasine also goes the extra mile calling in the following day, much appreciated. Would definetly recommend.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Hayley Speakman
5 Hayley Speakman

Tamasine has been an absolute God send! After two sessions we have a much happier and calmer puppy. I have learnt so much from Tamasine, who has been so patient and understanding with me. She is incredibly knowledgable and watching her work with Dougal was amazing. Can't recommend her highly enough!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Julia Langlands
5 Julia Langlands

Tamasine is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, and best of all? A genuinely balanced behaviour consultant and trainer. I can't reccommend Leadchanges enough! Ethical, sensible and thoughtful in assessment and advice. I would refer to Tamasine in a heartbeat - and that is the highest compliment that I could give!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Hugos Mum
5 Hugos Mum

Interesting approach and can see why it works. Tamasine makes it look easier than it is, very good. Would definitely recommend ..Hugo not quite sure what happened ...he was tearing around like a mad fool then this lady came and all was calm :)

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Laura Anne Wells
5 Laura Anne Wells

Today I had Tamasine come to my house and help with my cocker spaniel Ronnie, I already see a change in Ronnie and I know if I stay consistent I will see changes .
100% recommend this service , I feel educated and now at ease .
Thank you very much . X

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Cara Amankwah
5 Cara Amankwah

Tamasine has been brilliant, and truly went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the rehoming of our Henry has been a success. He came to us at 18 months old, having already been in 2 homes. He had received no training and hadn't been walked, so came to us very excitable and with no idea how to behave. After just 3 visits from Tamasine and only 7 days later, we have a completely different and wonderful dog. Hand on heart, I don't think that we could have done it without her.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Kerry Hannington
5 Kerry Hannington

Spent most of Sunday with Tamsmine and my little jack x cavalier Kotie and learned so much in such a short space of time such positive ways to train a dog and it's owner I learned so much about kotie and how she sees things i had issues with her and her dominating me and with the new ways to change her mind set I have litteraly got a completely different dog now it tired her out better than any walk possible it's mental stimulation and I feel like I have built such a better bond with her now than I had before I would highly recommend leadchanges if you have any trouble with your dog well worth it x

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Paul Mackmin
5 Paul Mackmin

I really can't thank Tamasine enough for all of her advice and help in training Lula. We have only had two sessions and in the last two weeks we have seen such a huge change in Lula's behaviour. I highly recommend Tamasine to any one in need of a knowledgeable, friendly and patient trainer.
We will keep up all of the hard work and thank you once again for all of your help and advice.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Lara Just
5 Lara Just

Amazing super dog and puppy training! We had a great and fun time in preparation for our new puppy. Tamasine is excellent and seeing her work with her dogs is amazing. It has been very enlightening and a brilliant experience to be allowed to practice with her dogs. Seeing how it could be and can work is eye opening. Cannot wait to get our puppy now and start to continue the training!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Hilary Martin
5 Hilary Martin

Over the last two years i have spoken to several trainers and behaviourists about my lovely dog Monty, but Tamasine was the first to properly communicate to me, Monty's anxiety and lack of impulse control. The detailed personalised plan is so comprehensive it is almost overwhelming, but if you take your time, all the information you need is there. It has been particularly helpful to be able email Tamasine with questions and frustrations, and she has always responded quickly with wonderful advice. Monty and I are making great progress and enjoying every move in the right direction. Thank you Tamasine

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Geoff Barber
5 Geoff Barber

Yesterday I had my planned visit from Tamasine of lead changes. To be honest I was a bit sceptical as you do hear so much negative about behaviourists generally from people who don't know. So to say I was happy is an understatement!! From the word go I was instilled with a feeling of this is going to be good And it was. I am too busy training tethered to Cora to write too much at the moment but I will add a follow up later however at this stage I am happy to give 5 stars plus and recommend you to the expert service of Tamasine who is not only dog friendly but also Human friendly!!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Charli Vince
5 Charli Vince

100% recommend! The home visit with the training exercise helped my Lola the podenco so much. She struggles with paying attention to me and getting worked up over dogs and small furries on walks. The exercises we were given have already improved her behaviour so much, and it's only been 4 days!
I also received a hugely detailed and helpful personalised program via email with videos, links, and advice as well as a rundown of all our exercises.
Tamasine is friendly, knowledgeable, and worked so well with my often nervous Lola! Can't wait to see more of Lola's improvements as we continue to follow the program. :)

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Melanie Jane
5 Melanie Jane

We spent a fabulous introduction day with the amazing Tamasine, learning all about how to prepare for our new puppy. It is also our first dog so we have a lot to learn and want to get it right. If our dog can turn out to be remotely like any one of Tamasine's 3 incredible dogs, we will be so happy. Tamasine is patient and knowledgable and explains everything thoroughly (and has to repeat herself many times). She helps you to understand the reasons why you need to do the things in the way you do them as well as how this impacts on your dog. She also manages to make it fun for us and the dogs! After this intro day, I have learnt so much and can see how vital this training will be for our puppy. Thank you Tamasine.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Sue Sadiwskyj
5 Sue Sadiwskyj

Milo & I really enjoyed this course, it has given me the basic understanding of how to get Milo to listen to and obey my commands and given us something we can really build upon. Lots of useful information was provided as back up and I will be referring to this constantly. Thank you for an enjoyable course!

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Karen Norcott
5 Karen Norcott

Tamasine came to our house and our dog took to her immediately and her new approach to his life. Tamasine is kind and supportive and gives lots of good advice. She is very knowledgeable and has expertise in rescue dogs. For us it was brilliant that she understood about cats too and could help with all the animals to live together more harmoniously. I have a lot of learn but I’m seeing results really quickly.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Kath Moore
5 Kath Moore

Tamasine is very professional , friendley and easy to be around. She has given us lots of tips and made sure we knew what to do before leaving us, then we had email with info so if we forget something we can go back to it she said we can contact her if we have problems anytime. Tamasine is more like a long lost friend so easy to get on with. Can't recommend her enough.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Jane Steel
5 Jane Steel

My cavapoo Poppy was a very frightened little dog due to some irresponsible dog owners bjt already I see a change in her after a session. She is more confident in herself and is enjoying life more. I was told by the vet she would never get over her fear but working with Tamasine it has given us such hope. I feel so much better equipped to help Poppy now.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Belinda Laws
5 Belinda Laws

What a wonderful lady Tamasine is. With her wealth of knowledge in dog behaviour she will quickly get you and your dog on the right track . Her home visits are friendly with easy going sessions and everything she teaches you will be backed up by notes and links that are a huge benefit.
Our 3 year old GSD X rescue dog is reactive to other dogs whilst on the lead . We attended Tamasine’s workshop with a bit of trepidation but we needn’t have worried. Tamasine is so supportive and with her expertise Duke was amazingly calm by the end of the session.
We now know what we have to do and Duke knows what is expected of him. A very positive experience for all of us.

Review of Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification by Iwona Wightman
5 Iwona Wightman

I cannot recumbent Tamasine highly enough. She spent two days with my pack of six dogs mainly working with two of them but giving me so much advice and support with the others. She is a lovely person and so very patient. Explains everything clearly and follows up with extensive notes and aide memoirs. Very useful for this forgetful old lady. I have looked far and wide for a decent professional who know what they are talking about and are clearly devoted to what they do. I have seen so much progress in my dogs in the time she was with us and I am totally motivated to carry on. Our first day out in the park after Tamasine and it was totally different dogs. Don't go anywhere else!

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What do you love most about your job?

Helping both people and dogs make changes and grow in self esteem and self confidence. Often it is a lack of knowledge that brings out anger and frustration. Empowering people to help their dogs solve their own problems and become part of the decision making process is much more powerful and meaningful and the results are longer lasting. My work is much more about "who we need to be" for our dogs than just a method of training and it has led me to understand human psychology as well as that of the dog. Everyone I meet is a teacher themselves - I learn so much from them when we meet and it helps me to improve on what I do.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have been working for myself for many years now - first with horses and then dogs. It came about almost by accident when I got asked to help people with their horses and dogs because they liked what I did with my own. I then went about getting qualified and gaining more experience to add to what I already knew. That's when you learn that the more you know, the more you learn what you don't know which leads you to a thirst for more knowledge. I also lived in South Africa at the time and finding anyone to help with animals was hard - so it creates a pioneer attitude. I also had challenges with a horse and dog of my own - and the only way to solve those issues was to learn how to do it myself.

Why should our clients choose you?

I always give personal service and respond with detailed, individually tailored advice. I want to empower owners to become their own "mini behaviourist". I give ongoing support and understand that although I may have seen a particular issue on a number of occasions, for the owner, they often feel alone with their challenges. I like to work with people in a way that they feel comfortable in their own environments and help them gain confidence in their own comfort zones first. I have been in their shoes and know what it was like to feel lost and without help - I had to learn to help a horse and dog of my own because no one else had answers, so now it is time to pass on that knowledge and support to others. I come at this from personal experience and can relate to what may owners are going through.

Services provided by Leadchanges Dog Behaviour Modification

Services

Training Dogs for Dog Driving - pulling a two wheeled Dog Sulky

Dogs love to pull. I help motivate working dogs to pull a sulky which helps keep them motivated, fit and focused. It's fun for dogs to do plus it helps where dogs need more exercise and it's especially useful where dogs can't always go off leash. We are also going to be making the dog sulkies for sale in the near future.

Behaviour Modification - Dogs

Helping people with dog behaviour issues - offering support and back up, e-mail contact after service, full written reports, notes, guidance, training programme and video links etc. Working one on one and with others. Dealing with various issues but in particular dog on dog aggression/fear issues, basic in house manners and behaviour, getting dogs off to a good start, helping rescue dogs settle into new homes, jumping, pulling, over excitement, travel sickness, fearfulness, anxiety, confidence building for things like thunder and fireworks. All breeds covered - using positive reinforcement and motivation. Fully Insured. Soon to offer board and train options

Specialist Talks - Understanding your Dog and/or Puppies

Happy to give talks to anyone who has a group that would like one. Includes notes emailed after the talk and the ability to book reduced rate consults. Happy to do this anywhere in the country and tailor make a visit and event for the organiser.

Puppy Classes - Foundations for Life

6 week courses for puppies up to 20 weeks (£95.00 per person including books and other goodies detailed below): Courses available or you can arrange for your own private group course in the Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambs Area for a minimum of 4 people or maximum of 6. Classes teach real life skills and manners are put in place so that practiced with consistency, dogs will be able to attend various classes that their owners may like to enjoy with them later.  Learning to be well mannered and polite so that problems can be avoided or dealt with is something often neglected. The class incorporates current scientific methods of training and the latest thoughts on how puppies are socialised and habituated to people and things and owners also learn more about the psychology and development of their dogs so that they can avoid the pitfalls of things like “fear periods”. Fee includes - 3 x free puppy/young dog books, treat pouch & goodies, hand outs & homework each week based on the class, class video and links to video clips and other course reminders. Classes are videoed in order to be used with homework assignments and for feedback. Classes cover going out and about, dinner time, specific place training, visiting the vets, handling and grooming, visitors, appropriate play, meeting and greeting, puppy games, attention seeking, self-control and confidence building but still work on sit (although this will be automatic and not taught in a conventional fashion), down, recall, leash walking and development of the stay. Owners need to put in the homework time for best results. There are options for private puppy classes at your home or with a friend or friends - these are tailored for your needs - please ask for details.

One off specialist topics

These classes are designed to tackle specific behaviours or improve specific things. For example - "Stop Jumping! Improve the Sit" and "Proofing the Stay". These are usually held over one or two workshop sessions and are for dog friendly dogs and their owners to practice in a group situation. £30.00 per person total usually with a maximum of 10 dogs. They can also be run as private sessions at your home with a group or one or two friends - please contact me for more details.

Vouchers - pre paid sessions as gifts

These can be purchased and given to someone as a gift that they can claim any time within 12 months. They are available on private one to one sessions only and are discounted at 10% off the usual one to one charge. Applies to behaviour modification sessions, in house private puppy classes or in house one to one puppy foundation sessions.

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Work History

Behaviour Practitioner

Leadchanges - Dogs and Horses (previously horsemanship South Africa and NHZA)

From September 2001 to present.

Previously I ran a horsemanship centre in South Africa - helping people relate better with their horses and understand equine psychology and learning theory. Took on problem horses and young horse starting - training in Germany and Australia and teaching in a number of countries including RSA, Namibia, Australia, Germany, UK. Co-hosted confidence building clinics for human confidence building with horses to facilitate this. Organised and hosted clinics around RSA for both myself and visiting instructors. Studied with and still organise clinics for (and ride where possible) with a Philippe Karl licensed instructor and help students understand this method of classical dressage - lessons available for support between visits from the licensed trainer. Rode in XC, Jumping, Dressage and Western. Rescued and rehabilitated horses - owning at one stage 12 and working with various breeds including TB's, QH's, Boerperds, Friesians, Ponies, Percherons, Arabians, Walers and others... Added on dog psychology and rehab while in RSA and on moving to Spain and then back to the UK took up the dog work full time but with equine support to those with a serious passion.

Projects

Charity Fundraiser

Using the dog sulky to raise funds for charities in Spain (two dog rescues Axarquia Animal Rescue) and ASAP (Alhama Street Animal Protection) and Merlin's Kids - where rescue dogs are retrained to help humans as their service dogs. The plan is for the dogs to pull the sulky 1000km along tracks in the UK.

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