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Rehabilitation and Training

Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex

(75)
23 hires on Bark
Rehabilitation and Training  logo
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Rehabilitation and Training

Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex

(75)
23 hires on Bark

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Offering one to one behavioural and basic training and social skills training for all breeds of dogs and puppies.

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M
15 November 2019

Professional and caring assistants to all our puppies needs. Highly recommend Steve

M
7 November 2019

We would recommend Steve he is really good with dogs and teaching owners. Its a week now and Nero walks to heel without pulling as if he never pulled. I am more confident walking him and we have met a few dogs without me going into melt down. Best training ever. More...

C
6 November 2019

Steve was fantastic help with our overly excitable Staffy. Seen huge improvements since day 1 and could not be happier.

F
20 October 2019

Thoroughly recommend Steve, he is a really nice guy who is fantastic with dogs. He came to help us with our rescue Harry and his territorial barking which was getting out of hand. Steve was able to teach us in three hours how to communicate to Harry some simple, positive but very effective ways to stop the barking. Obviously Harry is still allowed to bark, as dogs should, but we can now quieten him and calm him down when we need to which is good for us but also very good for Harry as he doesn’t need to be as stressed out. The session was worth every penny. A big thank you to Steve. More...

A
13 October 2019

A valuable day spent with Steve who worked his magic with my two young boisterous Irish setters. By the end of the day they were calmer and listening. They still have their spirit, sparkle and energy but now it's controllable. Steve uses consistency, positivity and praise to achieve results and also explains why methods do or don't work. An enjoyable and informative day which I would highly recommended. More...

J
7 October 2019

Steve was fantastic with my bulldog Rupert. Explained everything in really easy to understand terminology and made it seem so easy. had him walking to heel within 10mins. Fingers crossed Rupert stops barking so much! Cheers Steve. More...

A
28 August 2019

Steve basically spent the day training us how to handle our lab pups. it's a work in progress but we've got one dog almost walking to heel and both with near perfect recall after 3 weeks. it's hard work and consistency is the key. Steve explained the dog physio really well. More...

K
15 August 2019

What a lovely man We spent all day with Steve going over our issues with our 8mth GSD. Steve is very knowledgable and everything he suggested we have complete trust in as it all makes complete sense. We have put into place the training and have already seen subtle changes in Mabel’s behaviour. Steve sends over a lovely detailed report which we can refer too which is just brilliant, as there is a lot of information to take on board. We couldn’t recommend Steve highly enough, he is very likeable, genuine, and highly knowledgeable. More...

M
21 July 2019

Steve is a fantastic bloke, really good and knowledgeable! worked wonders with my dog and would really recommend his services!

A
30 May 2019

We highly recommend!

L
28 May 2019

What an amazing day spent learning so many tactics to ensure a positive relationship with Bella. Thank you so much Steve. You’re an extremely clever and knowledgeable man.

L
23 May 2019

Had a great day with Steve and would highly recommend him. Our Boerboel is a bit of a handful and after the session with Steve we now have a framework we can work with. I know it won't happen overnight but we are already seeing some improvements. More...

N
1 April 2019

We have a 4 year old very excitable Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Steve spent the day with us showing us all the key training needs for a calm and happy dog, and how to set the boundaries needed. He also showed us how to address some issues, including pulling on the lead. There’s been such a difference right from the start, and Jess is no longer pulling on the lead! Thoroughly recommend Steve More...

R
26 March 2019

Barney the 30kg Lab is a head strong hooligan on the lead thinking he was part of a husky sled Team..... 10 minutes walk with Steve and he is walking to heel Great polite chap, simple methods, great results

D
25 March 2019

Steve, Jayne and I have both had an amazing day with you today, we have learnt so much. We are putting into practice what we have learnt and the results are beginning to show already. It's absolutely astounding what you have helped us achieve in just one day. Would highly recommend you. Thank you for all your help. More...

K
20 March 2019

Steve came to meet my 15 month old Westie yesterday. She had decided she wanted to be top female and look after me on her terms. She was definitely well on her way to achieving her ambition and used every means to get there, even biting. Steve spent all day with us and put up with my constant questioning about dog psychology. By the time our day was over Mabel was walking beautifully to heal, and obeying EVERY command with ease for Steve and ME!! I couldn't believe this well behaved dog was mine. I used a crate for her when she was a tiny puppy but she hated it. Steve said he could make her like it and I really thought he would fail but yet again, he made her love it and now she spends most of her sleeping time snuggled up in there with her cushions around her. As for the growling and biting I have been educated on how to cope with this. She did give me a couple of nasty warning growls last night and she was humainly punished. She hasn't done it since. I highly recommend Steve no matter what the problem, he really knows his stuff and it shows how much he cares about dogs. Tina Needham Maeket More...

L
12 March 2019

Steve came and spent the day with us helping us with our year old Maltipoo .... within a day I could already see a different dog. His positive approach training is really effective and Obi has learnt quickly...we have a less barky dog which is great and hopefully no more nipping ankles!...hopefully the start of a less anxious dog... We are looking forward to having a couple of more sessions with Steve to help us have more confidence with taking Obi off lead and with other dogs . .thanks so much with your help Steve! More...

V
11 March 2019

steve hutley is an amazing dog whisperer , used his services today and am shocked how he can turn any dog around and has so much knowledge , with over 30yrs dog handlin , training ,"; !!!! he has coverd , biting , post snatching , walking , and taught him to stay still when I have epileptic seizures , hes amazing ,,x I would choose steve over any trainer , thankyou ste xxXxx More...

A
27 February 2019

steve was great. not only we, but our pup loves him. his attitudes and passion about his job are great. he show us how to work with our GDS Max so our lifd together will be better. really well spend money. thank uou

C
15 February 2019

Steve came round to help with my 2 over excited dogs - one is 9 and the other is just 1 - after 9 years of being pulled over by my dogs and being in awe of anyone who can just walk their dogs happily on a lead I didn’t hold out much hope! However within no time at all he had them both behaving and walking to heel! I’m not saying they are cured but I went out this morning and managed to walk sensibly and am just amazed!!! If you have any dog issues Steve is the man to get round! Totally professional and will spend as much time as you need! 5 stars from me!!! More...

P
27 January 2019

Steve came Friday afternoon and we have noticed massive improvements already in Buddy’s behaviour. So much information and support, Steve stayed until we’d covered everything for Buddy. Of course it was our fault for letting him take pack leader role when he didn’t really want it at all, poor fella. He already seems so much more chilled out, even falling asleep when we watched a programme about dogs, some barking! That never would have happened before! Still work for us to do but so far, so brilliant!! More...

C
23 January 2019

Steve came out to see us and the dogs and couldn’t have been more helpful or informative. Would highly recommend

L
7 December 2018

Steve is an excellent behaviourist and trainer bringing his years of police dog handling, training and education into his technique. His obvious understanding and love of dogs guides his actions. Finn immediately reacted to Steve, he relaxed and looked to Steve for guidance, relieved not to be top dog. A positive and busy day followed. It sounds easy but Steve really knows what he is doing and it is focused and hard work. Finn and I learned so much and have already made progress. The day was followed by an extensive written report and a reminder for the family and I to continue the training with the chance of follow up sessions as needed. A Gold Star day and I am pleased to recommend Steve to other dog owners. Linda More...

M
21 November 2018

Steve gave us so much time in helping us to manage Delilah’s anxiety. It’s up to us to really work on us to build her confidence for she is very intelligent but speaks dog body language and not English! Steve has so much experience and knowledge about dog behaviour and we highly recommend his approach. Brilliant ! More...

M
11 November 2018

Thank you Steve. Benji is already a different dog after you have trained us all. Our day with you will make dog ownership so much more relaxed as well as rewarding. We certainly recommend you.

S
7 November 2018

Steve came to see us yesterday and spent over 5 hours with myself my partner and my 2 demanding pooches! We have seen 2 other trainers before and our dogs have been to residential training for 4 weeks without us! We were at our whits end and not sure what else to do! Steve took the time to explain everything in detail with us, the changes we need to make to understand our dogs and so the dogs understand us, take the dogs for a walk and show us many different tips for a fraction of the price I have spent elsewhere (we have litrally wasted thousands on other trainers wish we had found steve much sooner!) We have problems with jumping up, claiming the bed and sofa as their own, lead pulling, barking, aggression towards it other dogs ect! feels like you name it it's one of our issues and we were u sure what else we could possible do to make owning our dogs enjoyable! Alot of information was given to us in that amount of time (maybe too much to take in at once) so were looking forward to receiving our written report with guides in there to help us! don't get me wrong it's not a quick fix or miracle but most defo a step in the right direction and me and my partner have both said we both feel so much more positive now- especially knowing we can call Steve for advice or other sessions if we need too! managed to take the dogs out separately tonight for around 45 minutes with lead training and 'me time' for them too we saw other dogs and people with minimal stress/fuss (from us and them) including exploring our local area more which is a massive step for us! Couldn't recommend Steve anymore!! I'll be back in a few months to say how were doing! Thanks again!!! More...

N
19 October 2018

Steve was super helpful and very generous with his knowledge and techniques for training our pup Cliff. We have been using all of the techniques he gave us and have found them to be very effective. Thanks Steve :)

C
29 September 2018

Excellent advice given and am still working on it. Rocco is getting better all the time.

That’s great news Carol. Keep up the good work!

C
12 September 2018

Steve came to see my son and I today about his rescue dog. He showed us how to walk him without him pulling on his lead and also to show him who is in charge. Very useful visit and a really nice man. Would thoroughly recommend Steve. More...

Thank you Carol and good luck with the training. Remember if you have any further questions then give me a call. Regards, Steve

K
7 September 2018

We adopted Nelly a week ago, not knowing anything about her past, or even what she is - looks like a staffie, could be staffie cross and think she’s about 6/7 months old. She’s settled in well with my 11 year old lab, bus has separation anxiety when she’s left, which is stressful for all. She’s also not had a great deal of training so I was keen to get pointers from Steve so we could put those into action. Steve spent over four hours here today, talking through the best way to try and help Nelly over come this issue, and what we as a family need to do to help her. He also helped with lead waking, and gave me advice on other areas of training like recall, when to praise, when to ignore etc. At no point did I feel that Steve was trying to rush things, or squeeze everything into a time slot, he had all the time needed. Early days still, but we’ll get there and I’m so grateful for his calm advice, and knowing he’s at the end of an email is very comforting. More...

F
25 August 2018

Fantastic! Friendly, informative and very helpful would highly recommend Steve!

K
6 August 2018

Steve came to help us today with Tia and Titch and lead walking. He was with us for around 4 hours and covered the issues that we had thoroughly. He was patient with the dogs and us and spent time on the areas we really needed to work on. I would recommend Steve to anyone who wants calm happy dogs and owners. More...

M
2 August 2018

I’ve just got home after you spent the day helping mum with the four dogs. I could instantly see a difference in all of them. Despite being happy dogs beforehand they seemed even happier and brighter! The training techniques you imparted to mum are so much easier to follow and more logical than any other dog trainer I’ve listened too. Highly recommended More...

V
31 July 2018

Great, practical advice given which we have been following religiously. One week on and both dogs already know a lot of what is expected of them and I have been remembering to keep to the rules!

R
30 July 2018

Steve came round to teach us how to correctly teach and discipline our 1yr old pup. He was here 6 hours and within that time Harley (our dog) made incredible progress! Steve made the training easy to understand and explained why and what we’re doing is necessary. We now understand the dogs psychology more and how to train and discipline him properly and even over night has made amazing progress! What a difference a day makes!! More...

A
25 July 2018

We have a 8 month old Staffordshire bull terrier who is very loving, but mischievous. We were finding him really hard work but since Steve came and worked with us, he has changed so much for the better! I am beginning to be able to really enjoy my dog and walking him on a lead :) Steve is so friendly and by the time he left, I felt confident that things were going to change for the better and we were going to have the dog we always wanted in Stanley! I 100% recommend Steve, he is really enthusiastic and you can really tell he loves what he does :) My dog loved him straight away :) More...

J
25 July 2018

Thankyou so much for working with us a family with millie and gemma. It was really enjoyable to understand what the dogs are thinking and why they behave in such a way. You had patience with me when i kept getting it wrong.

Ive put your training in place straight away last night with successful walk to heal around the roads stopping at every road crossing. Then went over woods this morning early, so they can assess there environment and again successfully avoided other confrontation from other dogs. Recall was brilliant and fun.

Millie hasnt been on sofa since!

Thankyou so much and highly recommended your services xxx
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L
25 July 2018

Today i spent 5 odd hours rolling my eyes, tutting alot and saying "oh my god yes & I'M so stupid"..... Today I was trained. ... I can not express enough how thankful i am to Steve. He truly knows his 'stuff' and he has guided me and given me back my faith in my ability to train my 8mnth old german shepherd who has been pushing his boundaries. Most of what i was taught today is common sense from the dogs point of view. I can not wait to put into practice all i have learnt. (id start straight away but Ace is soundo haha). Many many thanks Steve. I truly and highly recommend anyone who needs training (yes you not the dog �) to give Steve a call. More...

N
25 July 2018

Steve came recommended. I took my dog Ozzy on as a rescue and he had some behavioural issues when on the lead and meeting other dogs. He's a big dog so I was also anxious about keeping him under control when out for walks and meeting other dogs.

Steve spent a good 5 hours explaining ways in which to change his behaviour, both at home and when out. Steve has a reassuring and professional manner that you feel you can trust. He came on a walk to observe Ozzy and a dog came running up while we were out and Ozzy didn't react. It was that quick of a change. Steve explained that I need to also change my reaction to these situations to try to keep everything calm.
It's been over 3 weeks since our consultation and Ozzy is making great progress. He will walk really well on the lead and is so much calmer when meeting other dogs and rarely reacts, I also feel a lot more confident. This has made walking him so much less stressful and a lot more enjoyable. Thanks so much.
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M
25 July 2018

We recently got a Romanian street dog from a local rescue centre and as first time dog owners, we were struggling with her for the first few days and were thinking of taking her back.
She was never aggressive but kept nipping, we couldn't eat food in peace as she'd jump at us, the walks consisted of us being dragged round the streets, having to have a wrestling match with her for me to leave the front door for work in the mornings and it got to stage where my partner had to sit on my lap in a single seat whilst the dog had the three seater sofa to herself cause she was such a pain if we tried sitting on it. Then we decided to call Steve and we're so glad we did.
He's obviously very knowledgeable and with teaching us and her clear instructions and showing us how we should be more dominant, it's made such a difference already. We know we still have a lot of work to do but after just three days she now sits, stays, pretty much won't go on the sofa unless invited and the walks are much better. We love her to bits and so glad we kept her. Thank you Steve!
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D
25 July 2018

We have two German shepherds, one pure bred bitch and one cross male. Both have had various issues that we hadn't been training out of them effectively. Steve came on recommendation from another client of his who only had wonderful things to say about his work. We contacted Steve and very quickly received a response and call with a booking not long after. Steve has visited us today and spent 5 hours going through training and positive behavioural training that have dramatically changed the way we and our dogs bond. Issues Steve dealt with included, Walking on the lead pulling, obsession over sticks, barking at the door, recall, and other issues which we found a problem in our day to day lives. Steve is a complete professional that is very passionate about his work and the dogs he trains. We couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Steve. We have some things to keep working with now, but the tools you have given us should stand us in good stead. �� More...

W
25 July 2018

Steve spent the day with myself and hercules and worked wonders in a short amount of time. Looking forward to getting him back for a few hours in a month or so.. big reccomendation!!!

N
25 July 2018

Steve has been such a great help with our big pup! Very approachable and great with the dogs! Would recommend to all

C
25 July 2018

Steve came over yesterday spent most of the day accessing and going though techniques with me. I have a white GSD with anxiety issues and is extremely nervous of almost everything outside, walking her is something else! ! So today I have been putting into practice the advice Steve has recommended. Going ok, just come back from taking her for a walk! It is soooo hard what I need to do to break the cycle, however, me and Skara have got to come out the other side!!
I highly recommend Steve, he certainly knows his stuff especially with GSD. With hard work and determination we’ll be rewarded with one happy hound
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K
25 July 2018

Steve visited us today to work with our Rough Collie, Sylvie, who was rescued from Romania 18 months ago. We have been experiencing a variety of unusual issues which all come down to a lack of confidence. She has been refusing to leave the sofa unless asked, won't drink in front of us, sometimes won't eat, and is terrified when she is anywhere in the house, except "her" sofa. We have had 4 collies before and have never experienced anything like this, and after 16 months of working with her, and having advice from other trainers, we were at the point of giving up and, literally, letting sleeping dogs lie! Steve was recommended by a friend, and I have to say, was a breath of fresh air. He came with no preconceptions, and was not judgemental in any way. He had to totally reverse the advice he usually gives to people, and I felt that he worked not only with Sylvie, but also with me as an individual. He was with us for 6 hours, and took time to assess what he saw on the day, as well as taking into account my opinion. By half way through the appointment, Sylvie was happily lying in the kitchen, in her dog bed, a place where she had never before ventured without scuttling through the room in a panic, despite bribery with treats of cheese. We now have a plan firmly in place in order to make her comfortable in different rooms in the house, one at a time, and I'm pleased to say that she is sleeping next to me in the kitchen, despite all doors being open - she has chosen to be with me. Thank you Steve - from me and Sylvie. X More...

P
25 July 2018

Steve visited us and Eli today to help us work on a few ‘bad habits’ (ours more than Eli’s!) and we are all still processing the learning. He provides a steady and calm influence on both humans & dogs and we think he’s given us the strength and knowledge to improve our life with our beautiful GSD. Thanks Steve...we’ll keep you updated More...

L
25 July 2018

Understands the problems that you have and works hard to ensure that you know exactly what to do. Nothing is too much trouble explains in simple terms with demonstrations with you dog . Easy to talk to and discuss problems with , with an approachable manner many thanks to steve for his time and effort with our German shepherd More...

H
25 July 2018

I had Steve round to see angle as she was pulling on the lead & jumping up when people come in to the home I can truly say that in that day angel had got the message know more pulling & jumping up I will say if eny one has a problems with the dogs please give Steve Hurley a ring on 07859879559 and I know he will help you.. Heather ..

N
25 July 2018

Steve's calm, clear approach made it easy for us to understand where we had been going wrong. It made perfect sense when he said Millie was not happy feeling that she was 'pack leader's. As soon as we started implementing his simple training techniques she relaxed and willingly gave up control. I can't thank Steve enough. More...

J
25 July 2018

We had Steve round today and what a difference a day makes or a different eye on the way we do things has had already , just understanding in a different way is amazing. Steve came to see our two 8 year old miniature schnauzers ( who have had no training at alll ) and 7 month old ridgeback cross mastiff , within an a couple of hours our dogs where acting much better , he spent a good 5.5 hours with us so we was happy and confident in what he had shown as well as taught us , it's amazing how he makes everything sound much more understanding then if we was to just read up on it , we are looking forward to putting all his advice into practice and the fact that he on end of phone or will come help if we struggle is a big reassurance . Thankyou Steve �� More...

N
25 July 2018

Brilliant information, understandable, clever and patient!
All those things I/the family didn’t have now have and continue to use those techniques to improve the behaviour of our 16 month old GSD thanks to Steve the trainer!
I it amazing how quickly things can turn around over simple little techniques and if you have this as your trainer you will 100% not be disappointed especially for the money, I know a lot of dog trainers don’t offer the full amount for the price they ask for! However Steve will give you more than the asking price which is the extra bonus so you will 100% get your monies worth!
Again great trainer and would highly recommend to anyone!
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H
25 July 2018

Thanks Steve, you have shown us how to be the owners a dog deserves. In such a short time you covered every concern we had and demonstrated methods that worked straight away. You genuinly care about each dog you meet and put the work in 110%
You have let us understand zero and we couldnt have asked for more.

Definitely recommend for any dog owners that have any problems. Steves methods are effective straight away. You will see results and so will your pets :-)
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H
25 July 2018

Steve came to help me deal with several issues with my two Rescue dogs, Biscuit and Crumb. From excessive barking, to lead pulling and nipping.

I couldn't believe what a positive influence he had on Biscuit and she seemed to visibly relax in his company. Steve has shown me how to help Crumb who is deaf and how I can adapt hand signals so he understands what I need him to do.

He clearly has a brilliant understanding of dogs and what makes them tick. Steve has given me the tools transform my delinquent pair, so now it is down to me to work with them. We covered so many aspects of dog behavior today and I simply can't thank him enough. I can't recommend Steve enough, a really decent bloke and a brilliant service.
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N
25 July 2018

Steve had the difficult job of coming to help my family with our 3 dogs. He was very friendly and extremely helpful with all of our issues and has an amazing follow up protocol. We have previously seen a dog behaviourist who was not as thorough or as understanding of our situation as Steve. He spent a very long time going over all of our concerns and explained in detail why we should use the techniques he taught us as well as showing each of us the correct way to pull them off. He was amazing with all of the dogs and the whole family which made things easier too. after he left we had a long email (pretty much a book) to ensure we had something to refresh our memories when needed. Thank you so much! Dyson family More...

G
25 July 2018

Steve came round to help with our 2 Dachshunds who love to bark and pull on the lead and one scared of strangers and other dogs so gets very defensive.
As he comes to your house and out for a walk with you it’s so much more effective then going to a class as your dog is in its own environment & space so he can really see and tackle any issues on a one to one basis!
Steve showed us all the techniques to use and got us to try them whilst he was there and I was so surprised what a difference it made in just that one day. Simple positive training but knowing what to say and do with all the family using the same techniques. Genius.
My husband wasn’t bothered about getting training for them but when Steve left he took it all back and said it’s worth every penny.
Looking forward to less stressful adventures with our happier pups. Thank you so much!
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S
30 October 2017

Steve came to see our two springer spaniels who are seven.He has showed us how to stop one of them pulling when out walking and given us the confidence to try and get our other springer to be more sociable.

H
24 July 2017

Steve came to help me deal with several issues with my two Rescue dogs, Biscuit and Crumb. From excessive barking, to lead pulling and nipping.

R
3 July 2017

Steve has opened my eyes to what is achievable in such a short space of time. Lots of hard work ahead of us but so worth it. I think you should call yourself a "dog whisperer "! Thank you so much Steve. More...

K
30 June 2017

Thank you so much for our training session last week. We learnt so much from it, I think it was us that needed the training not the dogs! Having had no experience of training a deaf dog, I feel that with your instructions and directions we are making good progress. There has been a noticable difference in our household this week. You emphasised the importance of us remaining consistent with all the dogs and it seems to be working well. I know we still have a long way to go, but feel we are defiantly moving in the right direction. Thank you once again Steve, highly recommend your services � More...

K
2 June 2017

My very bouncy, excitable dog Otto has very quickly learnt to stay in his bed when the doorbell goes following Steve's visit today. We have lots of practice to do but Otto has certainly got the idea pretty quickly and it will make a big difference to all of us when someone comes to the door! Thank you Steve. More...

D
4 March 2017

Good helpful trainer with positive training techniques. I would recommend him.

S
20 January 2017

Good straight talking advice from Steve. He clearly knows what he's talking about.

J
6 January 2017

Thanks for today Steve. I learnt loads (mainly about how untrained I am lol) !! I am still speechless at how quick you got them to take commands. .. and calm down :-) It's been a nice relaxing (quiet) evening since you left. Amazing!! Highly recommended! More...

27 November 2016

Very helpful and I hope to use this help in the future until my puppy gets the hang of things .

Many thanks Vera. Good luck with the training and hope to see you again soon. Steve

S
8 November 2016

Steve came today to see our 16 week old and 7 year old miniature schnauzers both new to our household. My god this guy knows his business. He had a gentle but firm approach to both dogs, and us. We learnt SO much. Thank you so much Steve, we now look forward to puppy training sessions. Cannot recommend him enough, excellent value for money. Pete & Sue More...

A
5 October 2016

Great day with Steve, learnt so much!!! Looking frward to putting it all to practice. Very good value for money!!

S
4 August 2016

After losing our Labrador, our other dog Murphy become increasingly anxious to the point that when people come round he'd run & hide. When Steve arrived Murphy ran and hid as usual, but within 4 hours he was not only taking treats from Steve's hand, he also let him take him for a walk. I am confident that by following Steve's tips & advice I will be able to help Murphy get back to his old self. More...

H
2 August 2016

Thanks Steve, you have shown us how to be the owners a dog deserves. In such a short time you covered every concern we had and demonstrated methods that worked straight away. You genuinly care about each dog you meet and put the work in 110% You have let us understand zero and we couldnt have asked for more. More...

L
18 July 2016

We have experienced some amazing training techniques for our 3 boys today. We are very hopeful that they will all succeed in their training. We have our hands full with a daschund , jack Russell cross and a bulldog cross staffy, and really needed some professional help. From barking, aggression, jumping up and no discipline , we have finally had the help we urgently needed. Thanks very much for all your help Steve and we will keep in touch. More...

J
2 June 2016

In September last year my husband and I adopted Roxy, an 8 year old GSD through the RSPCA. We had no idea what we had let ourselves in for. We had been told that she had spent her first four years with an elderly couple and when the gentleman sadly passed away, she was shut in a kennel in the rear garden for the next four years. It soon became clear to us that she displayed no socialised behaviour at all when in the presence of other dogs. She became agitated and boisterous and looked visibly aggressive. We took on Roxy hoping an older dog would fit in with our other pets, we had no idea that her life up till September last year had had such a deep and debilitating effect on her mentally. Her behaviour was so bad that we thought we would never be able to leave her in the care of friends and family to go away. We considered it a real possibility that we would only ever be able to walk her on a lead, and were justifying that to ourselves by saying 'it's better than her old life'. My husband and I are not new to dogs so we tried our best before asking Steve for his help. Steve came to our house in February and spent hours assessing Roxy's behaviour and how we interacted with her, including taking her for a walk. He gave us plenty of sensible advice and guidance and showed us how to properly lead train her. We have now reached a couple of milestones and thought this was the right time to post our story and an update on her progress. Firstly we have just been away for the last couple of weekends and left Roxy in the care of my parents and friends. The first weekend she was subdued and clearly showed signs of concern about our absence, but the second weekend she was settled in the knowledge that we would come back to her, just as we had done the weekend before. Secondly, through Steve's advice and guidance, my husband and I are now walking Roxy off her lead, with great care and consideration for other dogs in the area. With Steve's help we can finally let Roxy enjoy the freedom of running around in a field untethered by restraints. She can for the first time enjoy what every dog should enjoy from birth, the freedom to be a dog. We would have come this far without Steve's knowledge and cannot rate what he has given us highly enough. If you need to talk to a man about a dog then that man should be Steve Hutley. Thank you so very much Steve. More...

M
24 March 2016

Steve was very patient with me and helped my understanding of what I can do to help diesel

S
11 February 2016

Steve Hutley came out to us several weeks ago as we were having real behavioural problems with our dog Gus.
We rescued Gus from an animal shelter 7 months ago, for the first 5 months we had no trouble with him whatsoever he then started to bark and show threatening behaviour to certain people who came into the house.
Some people he had known since day 1 & other people that were strangers.
We were told about Steve Hutley and called him for a visit.
Luckily enough he went for Steve so at least he saw him in action.
What both my husband & I had been doing unknowingly was letting Gus be leader of the pack and he was protecting us both.
Gus had a really rough time before we got him & looking back now, we did spoil him to compensate.
Steve walked in and saw the problems straight away, he certainly knows his stuff with dogs & sorted Gus out.
It was hard work for a few days, but we did everything that Steve asked us to do & now it's just an everyday thing.
Gus is no longer leader of the pack, he knows his place & he is a happy obedient dog.
We would recommend Steve highly to anyone who needs help with their dog, he was here for over 5 hours & he taught Gus & us so much during that time.
Steve has a lovely nature & treats you with the utmost respect.
What he doesn't know about dogs is not worth knowing & we are so grateful for what he taught both our dog & us
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J
23 September 2015

Great job done thanks Steve. I would recommend Steve to anyone who have problems with their dogs.

S
20 May 2015

I have known Steve Hutley for a very long time and I would trust him 100% with my dog.

M
12 May 2015

Currently using Steve for our dog who has been through so much, he has certainly made positive changes to our Jess and we still have a long way to go, Steve is highly trained and we would definitely recommend this guy, so glad we found him.

Q&A

To work with dogs every day is the ultimate job. If you get paid for doing your hobby, then it doesn't get better than that!
When owners are at their wits end due to not knowing what to do with their dog, there is no finer thing than to see the joy and relief when I get them to change their dogs behaviour for the better!

Having worked as a Police Dog Handler for 19 years, I wanted to continue with my hobby once I had retired. To work for yourself doing your hobby is great satisfaction.

I have a broad experience working with all types of dogs, big or small, from puppies to problem rescue dogs.
I use proven positive reward training methods and pride myself in this, as the dogs welfare always comes first.

Services

One to one puppy training sessions, at £40 per hour. ( Buy 3 one hour sessions for £110)