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Taking The Lead Dog Training & Behaviour

Buckingham, Adur, Worthing, Sussex

(26)
Taking The Lead Dog Training & Behaviour logo
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Taking The Lead Dog Training & Behaviour

Buckingham, Adur, Worthing, Sussex

(26)

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Over 30 years experience, worked as Dog Trust trainer and behaviourist for many years.

We offer positive training classes in Shoreham by sea on Friday evenings and Worthing classes on Monday evenings at Unleashed.

Puppy training and socialising at Worthing for puppy's under 24 weeks of age 6.

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Reviews (26)

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D
21 July 2019

Really friendly and focused on the dogs just what you need

K
25 May 2019

We booked Taking the Lead for a 2 hour, one-to-one session at our house, primarily because of our 1 year old cockerpoo's constant barking at strangers. Gill was brilliant in giving us - and showing us - lots of ways of preventing this. She was also able to address our other concerns - giving us ways to improve his recall, walking on a loose lead, games to build up his confidence, nutritional advice and answering any other question that we threw at her! Gill is friendly, very experienced and she will love your dog. I would totally recommend 'Taking the Lead' - such great value for money too! More...

H
31 October 2018

A wonderful dog training class, both my dog and I gained a lot out of these lessons including more confidence in each other. The outside lesson was great fun! Hoping to go to further classes as Rex really enjoyed himself! More...

C
1 September 2018

We signed up for the course when our dog was 12 months old. The classes are smallish which was much better with plenty of help & advice.
We have found our dog to have really embraced the training & so did we.
Would highly reccomend Taking the Lead.
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A
23 July 2018

My two puppies have just finished the 6 week puppy class with Gill and Gemma at Worthing. I cannot explain how proud I am as to how much both Ralph and Florence have come along through the course under the teaching and guidance of both Gill and Gemma, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a lovely class. The training methods are wonderfully clear and easy to practice at home (even with two puppies!!) The homework sheets are very handy as they are instructed clearly and help jog the memory for the coming week after the class to practice at home. First stage completed, we are all looking forward to taking on the challenge of the next course. I would highly recommend any new puppy owner to get yourself enrolled on a course with Gill and Gemma and help give your pawfect friend the very best start with you. Finally, a massive thank you from myself for the knowledge, understanding and education in helping me give the best start to Ralph and Florence. Gill and Gemma, thank you. More...

C
23 July 2018

Great training classes, covered all the basics and even included a beneficial outdoor session, would certainly recommend to anyone looking for an initial training class!

H
23 July 2018

Gill's knowledge and depth of understanding is amazing. She's helped us so much with our rescue dog's fear of noises and other anxieties. Always supportive and clear in her instructions, Gill is kind and insightful and I'm so happy to have found her. Thank you! More...

S
23 July 2018

Great training that shows you that it’s us that need to be trained to help out our dogs. 6 weeks and only 5 with my pup and can now let her off confidently knowing my dog is with me. The outdoor training was a extra bonus that is so worth while as that’s the reality of walking your dog. Gill and Gemma are so helpful and really know all there is to know about dogs training and behavior. Thanks ladies More...

C
23 July 2018

We have really enjoyed the clicker training course. It's been really well organised and Willow has made so much progress from a nervous shaking dog on the first night to winning the competition more than once and finally winning the progress rosette! Gill is clearly very knowledgable and is a great advocate for dogs. Highly recommended. More...

L
23 July 2018

Gill White. You are a 'dog whisperer'. You say it as it is and we love that. Your experience and expertise have helped us with our Simba soooo much. Definitely recommend Taking The Lead to anyone who wants to do basic training to more behavioural problems. Thank You More...

T
23 July 2018

A must for any dog owner! Quicker results than I expected too....! Gill doesn't just help you train your dog but also explains how differently your dog sees the world which is so helpful. With this and the training it helps in enabling you to have a much better relationship with your dog! Looking forward to doing the bronze course! More...

B
23 July 2018

Can't be happier with Bo he has learnt so much from the training with Gill and her staff. Bo was a rescue dog and had some unpleasant habits, but since taking him training and introducing the clicker I have a better behaved dog who has no unpleasant habits anymore. Thank you to all the team for your help with Bo and we are looking forward to the next round of training. More...

D
23 July 2018

Never having had a puppy before this training has been beneficial to me as well as my dog, she would not be as well behaved if it were not for the very good support and training we have both received doing this course, it has helped me understand my dog better and ensure she is happy and well behaved, a big thank you to Gill for your support and dedication.

J
23 July 2018

Myself and my Whippet puppy Shrimp have just completed the Level 1 Clicker Training and the Responsible Partnership Bronze Award with Gill and Gemma! We have both learnt so much - I can thoroughly recommend Taking The Lead to anyone keen to establish the foundations for a great partnership with their dog. Thanks so much from Jane, Geoff and Shrimp � More...

A
23 July 2018

I've just completed my 6 week puppy training course with Gill and my dog Metsi, this course has been invaluable and I like Gills compassionate but no nonsense approach, she explains dog behaviour in such way that she made me understand why my puppy was acting in the way he was and how to rectify it, he has grown into a lovely, confident boy and with continued training continues to improve, can't wait for other sessions to start.

D
23 July 2018

I have just finished the puppy training course with Gill and Gemma. It is a great course and I would highly recommend it. Pepsi was a nervous puppy and has grown in confidence, as I have in dealing and training her in just six weeks . Can't wait to continue with the next stage of training and having a happy and well behaved dog. Thank you. More...

M
23 July 2018

Brilliant class, we didn't have too much idea what to expect but really loved Gill's approach. The classes were fun and informative with clear homework. Everyone made great progress and where we haven't got things 100% we have all the info and handout reminders to keep it going and perfect what we've learned. Our dog Poppy really enjoy it too - we're looking forward to the next course:) More...

F
23 July 2018

We had Gill to us for a one on one session, could not recommend enough, we learnt so much and the difference in our dogs behaviour is amazing! We will definitely be booking on to some courses! More...

R
23 July 2018

Fantastic classes, Gill is so helpful and has helped our puppy progress!

E
23 July 2018

Thank you Gill and Gemma for all your help with Major Tom. He is a very nervous little boy and it made me so proud to watch him come out of his shell with you both, the difference in him last night compared to the first night was amazing. Thank you also for giving us the tools to help him grow and learn to love people, it's going to be a long road for him but knowing we can get advice from you at any time is invaluable. More...

L
23 July 2018

Biggles and I completed two courses with Gill, dog training and brain training. We thoroughly enjoyed both courses and progressed really well! I loved Gills approach to training, she clearly has a true passion for dogs. The courses not only enabled me to achieve great results it also enhanced my relationship and understanding of my puppy. More...

L
23 July 2018

Pickles has improved so much and so have we ! It’s not easy training a puppy but Gill and Charlie have been a great help. Gill has a fantastic understanding of dog psychology and gives tailored advice to your dog as well as a group program to work on. More...

J
23 July 2018

We have now attended ‘Taking the Lead’ puppy classes and brain training with both our dogs. They are now well behaved dogs, thanks to the guidance and training given to us by Gill White. This lady talks a lot of sense and explains everything she asks you to do with your dog, so that you understand the reasons behind it. Would recommend. Julie More...

C
23 July 2018

Fantastic results in a relatively short space of time. Gill helped me when we got out rescue dog a couple of years ago. He really responded to the clicked and I learned a lot about how I influence his behaviour. We are a pretty good team now and I have been complimented on my well behaved dog when we are out. I can't recommend Taking the Lead strongly enough. More...

S
3 July 2018

Gill is so experienced with over 30 years of working with all types of dogs and owners. Her knowledge and advice is in-depth and also sympathetic to you and your dog. You will be with the best and most experienced dog trainer in Worthing. More...

P
29 May 2018

Great classes for puppies and dogs, very experienced trainer using kind, thoughtful methods. Our pup was coming when called within a few weeks no matter what was around. Classes are small with assistant to give extra help. Would highly recommend. More...

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Working with great people and beautiful dogs & puppys, enriching there lives and helping thewm acheive what they request positively.

I always knew I wanted to work with animals since a small child and having acheived qualifications in pyschology, it was a natural progression to go on to do this in the animal field.

Because I am passionate about my job and give it my very best. Have 35 years experience and was the very first dog trainer & behaviourist for the Dogs Trust.

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