The Decorous Dog

The Decorous Dog

The Decorous Dog locationChelsea, Greater London, Greater London

(15 Reviews)

The Decorous Dog prides itself on offering efficient, effective, science-based positive training with an emphasis on kindness and communication.

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The Decorous Dog Reviews

The Decorous Dog Reviews


Review of The Decorous Dog by Rosamund Burrett
5 20/05/2018 Rosamund Burrett

Simply the best dog whisperer in town

Review of The Decorous Dog by Vicky Hellwig
5 11/12/2017 Vicky Hellwig

Lily was the reassuring hand from taking puppy home to basic training. She gave us the confidence and the tools to train Chester as a family. She's extremely knowledgeable, experienced, helpful, patient and above all in tune with Chester. We all enjoyed working with Lily and so far Chester is doing amazingly.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Jacquie
5 21/08/2017 Jacquie

Lily really understands dogs (and their owners!). I had never had a dog before and she helped me to build a positive relationship with Tashi who is now well on the way to being a Decorous Dog.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Ros
5 17/08/2017 Ros

Lily is a gem. Totally focused on helping you communicate and understand your dogs needs, I can't recommend her enough.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Bev
5 17/08/2017 Bev

Lily was amazing; a total dog lover as you would expect but amazing with owners too! She was a huge support to us with our rescue pup and worked wonders. Follow-up and so much care that I didn't expect. And it goes without saying that Luca adored her after just one session. Lily's obedience classes were fantastic too. Don't wait! Call Lily ????

Review of The Decorous Dog by Laura marsh
5 07/12/2016 Laura marsh

Only had initial visit so far.
Lily is very professional and has studied dog behaviour she is very personable and calm, in first meeting we have lots of things to teach our dog, makes a lot of sense and feel finally that we can move forward with our dog. Very happy.....

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Review of The Decorous Dog by Emily
5 09/11/2016 Emily

I can't recommend Lily enough; I got my first dog at the start of the year, an adorable but stubborn French bulldog puppy called Winston, and she has transformed his behaviour. He had many phobias and difficulty with other dogs but he is now a calm, happy dog who is a joy to walk, snuggle, and play with. I noticed the difference in his quality of life (and mine!) almost immediately. We still see Lily and her support is very much ongoing; she will always have time for you and go above and beyond. Thank you!

Review of The Decorous Dog by Skylar Rose
5 12/08/2016 Skylar Rose

Lily worked with me to assist with Bo, a highly strung and nervous Wheaten Terrier. She was quickly able to assess and prioritise the behavioural issues that needed the greatest attention whilst also putting into place training techniques that would be beneficial further down the line. It was clear from the first session that Lily has a natural rapport with dogs and an ability to tap into their individual needs - basically, she speaks dog! Lily gave invaluable advice and guidance as well as easy to implement tips which have made a huge difference to Bo's anxiety levels and general behaviour. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for top notch professional dog training.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Martine Bertrand
5 Martine Bertrand

Lily is wonderful, extremely helpful and attentive. We had a wonderful time completing out basic training with Lily and look forward to working with her again.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Irene Mellis
5 Irene Mellis

I happened to meet Lily one day as I was walking Jasper (my Lhasa Apso) She was so friendly and Jasper immediately took to her. Jasper was always a bit rogue when it came to walking on his leash. Lily helped me train Jasper to walk properly on his leash. She also helped me get him through his leash aggression towards other dogs. I always get compliments on how good Jasper is and I have Lily to thank for it!

Review of The Decorous Dog by Joanna McCormick
5 Joanna McCormick

Lily is absolutely the best! I'm not sure we knew what we were getting ourselves in to when we got a puppy, but with Lily's help we got through it and now have the best dog ever! Our dog Hank had a lot of habits that we wanted to modify, and Lily taught us how to do it properly while building Hanks confidence. Lily was always available to us for questions, and was truly instrumental in Hanks development. I highly recommend you use her for all of your animal needs!!

Review of The Decorous Dog by Elsie DeWolf
5 Elsie DeWolf

I knew Lily from her time in NYC, USA! She walked my first rescue pittie, Elsie even as Elsie struggled with mobility issues and needed extra TLC for the last year of her life. Elsie literally could not have been in better hands with Lily and the last year would've been so much more stressful without Lily as Elsie's walker when I had long work days. I got a new rescue pittie a few months ago and Lily continued as our walker, adjusting immediately to the new pup's youth and personality. She also started the process of de-sensitizing Gracie to bathrooms, which is one of her few fears leftover from the cruel situation she came from. Lily uses all positivity, treats and rewards and a gentle, patient and compassionate spirit to help dogs feel their best. We miss her dearly and want her back. Please send Lily back to NYC where we need her. Thank you! Tanya, Angel Elsie and P. Gracie

Review of The Decorous Dog by Corina Zachos Dimitris Koutoufas
5 Corina Zachos Dimitris Koutoufas

I knew Lily from her early dog walking days in NYC, when we use to work together! She is an amazing walker and trainer with complete knowledge of dog behavior and has the ability to communicate with dog owners in need, helping them understand, how it is totally up to them to better their dog's life and modify their behavior. She worked miracles with a foster pittie (that I ended up adopting, my lovely girl Lina), a scared and insecure puppy, abandoned by her former family in miserable conditions. Lily helped build her confidence and assisted in house breaking her..which was not easy!!
I would recommend Lily to anyone who is serious about training their dog or simply having their dog in the care of a wonderful human being who is absolutely committed in providing simply the very best services.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Vicky Hellwig
5 Vicky Hellwig

Lily was the reassuring hand from taking puppy home to basic training. She gave us the confidence and the tools to train Chester as a family. She's extremely knowledgeable, experienced, helpful, patient and above all in tune with Chester. We all enjoyed working with Lily and so far Chester is doing amazingly.

Review of The Decorous Dog by Lorna Fisher
5 Lorna Fisher

Taking a puppy home is like having a new born baby without a nappy! It can be quite unnerving in the first few weeks and Lily was a calm and reassuring presence who gave us the much needed guidance and tools to train Harper. A few sessions with Lily is essential! Couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

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The Decorous Dog Q&A

The Decorous Dog Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

The absolute best part of my job is helping people strengthen their bonds with their pets, and helping them to communicate with each other. Being able to help dogs who are having difficulty with aspects of their lives (such as fear, aggression etc) is also incredibly rewarding!

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having lived and worked previously in New York (for an animal shelter, as a dog walker whilst studying and finally as a trainer) I felt that the move back to England was the perfect opportunity to start up my own UK-based business.

Why should our clients choose you?

My methods are modern, science-based, effective and kind. My goal is not only to teach each client the individual commands they would like, but to give them the building blocks which will allow them to continue training without me. Having qualified as a teacher as well as a dog trainer helps, too, to make each session clear, effective and fun for both the two and the four-legged participants!

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