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Train positive

Paignton, Borough of Torbay, Devon

(51)
2 hires on Bark
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Train positive

Paignton, Borough of Torbay, Devon

(51)
2 hires on Bark

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My name is Andrew Hale and I am a science led, positive reward based dog trainer and behaviourist.

I am passionate about using humane, non conflict methods to help our canine chums deal with their issues.

I am fully insured and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

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T
2 September 2019

We would highly recommend Andy, he is amazing at what he does and has been a great support with our new puppy Buddy! He spent the evening with us to help train Buddy and also to show us how to give him the best start to his future. His reassurance and guidance is invaluable and we look forward to continue working with Andy! Thank you for all your guidance x More...

S
28 June 2019

Not only is Andy extremely knowledgeable he is a lovely person. His behaviour plan created for Evie has 100% made a positive difference. Walks are no longer as scary and anxiety filled and I feel like Evie finally feels she has some control back dealing with dogs ❤️ we recently had a set back which allowed me to reflect back on how much this plan really has helped us, thank you Andy for making me feel like I understand my dog again and how much it has helped us as a doggy family More...

C
22 April 2019

Andy is an absolute superstar! We have worked with Andy over several months, he has been supporting us with our rescue dog Kibibi who was having problems interacting with other dogs. Andy is non-judgmental, very patient and great at training people as well as dogs. He taught us to read Kibibi's body language and have a much more positive relationship with her when out on walks and seeing other dogs. He also trained us in how to use a long-line and we practiced Kibibi's interactions with his own dogs. Would highly recommend and we will most definitely be using Andy again in the future. More...

D
30 November 2018

Our young labrador started to get stressed when out and about soon after his first birthday, and things gradually got more tricky with other dogs and things in the wider environment potentially sending him into a spin. Having had an easy dog last time, this was a big shock.It wasn't until seeing about Andy in a newsletter from our vet's that we contacted him.Andy has enormous experience and diagnosed the situation at the first meeting. The relief in talking to someone who could make sense of the situation was huge. He explained the condition of hyper-reactivity, its likely cause being genetic, and that he was not a severe case. However he also made plain that bringing about change would take time and commitment on our part.We have met about 6 times over the past year. Every session has been a pleasure and a great encouragement. Andy is very positive. He understood my anxiety as well as understanding how Monty was feeling.He has provided fantastic advice, feedback and support.All his methods are kind and based on positive reinforcement, from a scientific understanding of a dog's brain and behaviour.The result is a 2 and a half year old, happy, waggy, loving, friendly dog who can mix and play freely on the beach, and with all the family. He is also walking much better on the lead:work in progress!!Thanks so much, Andy! More...

K
30 November 2018

We have 3 lovely, mad labradors but sadly experience some difficulties with two of them who started to have some nasty fights with each other. Andy helped us to understand our dogs, their behaviour and their individual needs with a very calm and professional approach. He explains everything easy to understand and to put into practice .Andy is always happy to help at the other end of the phone if we need his advice . His knowledge and expertise about dogs is outstanding. When he is visiting us for a training session , it is like having a friend over for a cup of tea! We couldn’t have a better Dog behaviourist.Thank you Andy ! More...

L
31 October 2018

Recommended by our Vets we received superb expert advice from Andrew to help our nervous whippet. We discussed the issues over the phone and several options were clearly explained to help resolve the anxiety problems our dog was having. We have a very happy whippet now thanks to Andrew - he knows everything about the mind of a dog and we were so pleased to find him and will certainly recommend to anyone. More...

W
1 October 2018

I cannot even begin to describe what a help Andy has been to us as owners and also our dog. We have had a hard time with our young German Shepherd but Andy's calm and committed attitude has made such a difference and we are seeing positive changes in our lovely boy after only a few sessions. Whisky (our dog) is a wary animal and only takes to certain people and he took to Andy straight away and is always delighted to see him. Andy has a deep understanding of dogs and people alike and really takes care of both owner and dog whilst always encouraging you to move forward. We cannot thank you enough Andy and we hope that with your help we can get Whisky to a stage where he has no problems or anxieties xxx More...

K
30 July 2018

I am a neighbour of Andy's and have 100% trust in his advice on, and care of, dogs. My dog is actually in love with him! Andy has worked hard to obtain professional qualifications in dog behaviour, and deserves every success for his devotion to helping owners understand the world from their dog's perspective. The advice he gives and methods he uses are always positive and full of encouragement. More...

C
23 July 2018

I can't speak highly enough of Andy - he's amazing. I was skeptical anyone would be able to achieve a great deal with our two Belgian Shepherds; they're not a breed that's known all that well and it's fair to say they have their unique characteristics (like many breeds). We didn't have any really serious problems, just one who we now know is very stressy and the other reacting to that - as well as having selective hearing. It was very noisy and manic at home, and they were a real handful to take anywhere.

What Andy has achieved, and taught me, in just a few sessions is remarkable. From the first, he had them calm and attentive - they love him - and, with what I've learnt from him, the progress we've made already is beyond what I could have hoped for. They are both visibly happier, and my stressy boy is calming down more and more as time goes on.

We still have a long way to go, but for the first time in 5 years I do have faith we'll get to a place where they're both calmer, and happier, with Andy's help.

I can't recommend Andy highly enough.
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N
23 July 2018

Andy supported me with our very anxious 10 year old yorkie/jack Russel cross.
She was nervous, barked excessively when out, and snappy. I had started to not enjoy her, and dread taking her out.
Thanks to Andy I can take her out twice daily and actually enjoy it! She is so relaxed, focused on me, and just a pleasure!! I now know what her triggers are, and how to work around them!
It really has made a big difference to our lives!
Thank you Andy
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A
23 July 2018

I contacted Andrew just before getting a puppy and he has provided non-stop help, advice and guidance to make the process positive and settled for Jack (puppy) and the rest of the family!!

K
23 July 2018

Andy is currently working with one of our families who have adopted a Bedlington Terrier with some dog to dog reactivity issues. He has been very professional and the family are very much enjoying the journey that Andy is travelling with them to help this lad through his issues. It's a pleasure working with you, Andy - Kaye Scott, Training & Behaviour Advisor, Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation More...

R
23 July 2018

I'm really understanding my dog better after spending some time with Andy. He is so good with Arlo and has such a gentle and positive approach to helping him become a happier dog.

Y
23 July 2018

I am so glad we found Andy. I have a really great Labrador and I thought I had done everything right to socialise him but he’s a sensitive boy and had found himself in a few situations where he couldn’t cope and he overreacted and had become very stressed around some other dogs. Just by talking to Andy on the phone I started to realise why my dog was getting stressed and after just one session with him I can’t believe the difference. I feel I have got my boy back and we are enjoying our walks again. I know Andy will be at the end of the phone if we need him. I would recommend Train Positive to anyone. More...

H
23 July 2018

I cannot thank Andrew enough, my little rescue dog has had a multitude of medical problems and as a result has become hypersensitive to any veterinary work. ..I couldn't even brush his teeth. He couldn't sit on the exam table in a consult and would SCREAM if anyone tried to hold him while in a surgery. With just one home visit and then a short training consult, Andrew taught me clicker and consent training, I have been doing this every second day with him at home and at my work (I am a student vet nurse). Today, for the first time, Hercules sat perfectly happy on the examination table and had a laser treatment without even a bother. Our bond has become so much stronger and to see him change so much in such a short time is astounding. We can only improve more from here. Thank you so much Andy! More...

N
23 July 2018

I have a four year old sensitive border collie with fear aggression issues. It took me months to make the decision to contact Andy and I only wish I had done it sooner. While we cannot fix our dog with Andys help we have a much better understanding of the struggles she faces with her environment and why she behaves as she does and with reward based training and adapting things for her we can definitely see improvements. Andy is always there for support and advice and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Tasha and Brie More...

J
23 July 2018

Andy from TrainPositive is amazing and I would totally recommend to anyone who is having behavioural difficulties with their dog. My gorgeous foster dog Eric has severe fear reactivity with strange dogs. Andy is a true dog lover and his calm demeanor, and positive reassurance has restored both mine and Eric's confidence to keep moving forward one step at a time. Thank you Andy from me and Eric! X More...

T
23 July 2018

Andrew came to us after we rescued a husky that had been to several homes before the age of 6 months, we just needed a bit of advice because he was quite depressed & seem unsure about children. The advice he gave us was very assuring telling us he was a very good dog & just needed time to adjust to us has a family. He is now settled & very happy. Everytime we see you it's so nice that you always ask after our dog'swell being �� More...

S
23 July 2018

Andy was recommended to us by another trainer who couldn't fit us in. I'm so glad we have him. We adopted a rescue dog 3 months ago. She was almost shut down and was anxious about everything. Without Andy's expertise we would have fallen at the first hurdle. He's invaluable with anxious dogs and their owners. Our dog is a different dog to the one we bought home and with Andy's continued help we learn new things every day. More...

S
23 July 2018

Andy is a wonderful trainer who cares passionately about animals, he really understood our little dogs behaviour, he takes the time to explain this to you, you also get detailed written advice & brilliant hands on training methods which are humane & fun, this has even helped us with our own everyday stress levels and coping methods, we now accept our dog as she is, which has made us less anxious which helps the dog be less anxious.

A
23 July 2018

Met Andy by accident dog walking in the woods. We got chatting and have been friends ever since. His advice to me has been invaluable. I am currently helping the dog in my profile picture and without Andy's advise he could have been a lost cause. It's not a 'quick fix' it takes time and patience, you have set backs, can feel disheartened...then you see the light at the end of the tunnel and its all been worth while. Dylan has the disadvantage of being in kennels and only seeing me three times a week but the changes have been amazing. Everything he has learned and is learning he has chosen to do. Nothing is forced and his outlook on life and things he found fearful or threatening is changing or has changed. Dylan is still' work in progress' but I am eternally grateful to Andy for introducing me to this method of training More...

L
23 July 2018

Andy is a great dog trainer! His methods are science led and really do work! We have two dogs one we have had since a puppy called mya and one we rehomed called zues. Zues is a huskamute and was just over a year old when we got him, he had spent most of his early life in doors in a crate. He was crazy on the lead when we got him, he was nervous and everything over stimulated him. We began to wounder what we had let ourselves in for, so called for the help of a trainer recommended to us by the vets. The trainers methods were old school and very correction led which we did not like and therefore never used with zues so the issues continued until we met Andy. He uses positive reinforcing which for zues was the best way due to his many anxieties. Almost a year after we got zues and after 6 months of Andy's support and guidence zues is a totally different dog, it's been hard work but totally worth it we couldn't imagine life without our big baby! And a lot of that we owe to Andy!! More...

J
23 July 2018

Frankly, I don't know what I would have done without Andy's advice and help. We have had the most wonderful German Shepherd dog for nearly a year, but sadly for him he was brought up in show kennels and had never lived inside until he came to live with us at twenty months. When we brought him home, it took a lot of encouraging just to bring him through the front door. He had never been for a walk and had spent most of every day in a kennel. Going out became a massive problem as he began to become more confident and started lunging at other dogs. Because of his size and strength, it was difficult to know how to control him. And this is where Andy came in! Although I have had many dogs over the years and thought I knew all about training methods, Andy has been able to explain to me (with an incredible amount of patience!) about training positively and without force, which has been totally enlightening for me. I only wish I'd known about this years ago. Even though Blu is more confident now, he's still a nervous and sensitive boy and Andy is not only bringing out the best in him, but perhaps more importantly, in me too. It's ongoing, but I know that Andy is always available to speak to should I need to and we continue to see him regularly for his invaluable support. I can't thank him enough for all he has done for our beautiful Blu. More...

J
23 July 2018

Andy has really helped us to understand what our Border Terrier Rocky is trying to tell us in lots of situations. You think you know your dog then realise that there are loads of other signals you are missing out on! Rocky is an over-reactive dog (great diagnosis that explains a lot lol) and started having issues with other dogs over the last year, particularly when on the lead.
With Andy's advice and training methods, we have learnt so much about how to help Rocky and handle any situations that may cause him to over-react in a negative way. Rocky has improved so much and is a much happier dog around other dogs now (like he used to be until he was castrated).
Can't thank Andy enough and highly recommend to anybody who wants to ensure their dog's happiness.
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K
23 July 2018

Thanks to Andy our pup is now a lot more chilled and relaxed. Picking up a hyper collie from a farm, he taught me the best ways to entertain her mentally and nip any bad habits in the bud. It has been about a month now and the changes in her are fab. She is a lot more relaxed, and Andy regularly gets in contact to ensure things are ok. I couldn't recommend him enough! Especially knowing the dogs best interest are always put first.

Thank you Andy!
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M
23 July 2018

Andy has been working with my bedlington terrier and I'm so glad to say Dylan has been improving greatly. Not only is Dylan becoming more social with other dogs Andy has helped me become more confident and understand how Dylan's anxieties can cause him to be stressed. I have to thank Andy for his time and patience with both Dylan and myself. Cheers Andy. More...

S
23 July 2018

Andy has been helping us with our Portuguese rescue dog. She has been with us for 4 years after being rescued from the streets in Portugal. Very feisty and finds interaction with other dogs very difficult. In a few sessions Andy has given us insights into her behaviour and the roots of it - and is teaching me new techniques to have more confidence in helping her interact with other dogs. Amazing support and help from a true professional. More...

R
23 July 2018

Andy and Nat are a truly excellent team and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

I work with students who can no longer access mainstream education and who often struggle with social and emotional behavioural difficulties. One particular student I work with has a keen interest in animal care and having a female labrador puppy at home, didn't quite know where to start in training her. As part of our intervention afternoon, I sought the advice of Andy, who put me in touch with Nat who led a fantastic practical tutorial. The holistic approach they adopt really resonated with us and the practical advice was second to none. We both took away so much from our session with Nat and cannot thank you enough.

Thank you both for helping us and giving up your time to accommodate and enrich our intervention afternoon.
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B
29 May 2018

I can't thank Andy enough for his advice, brilliant knowledge & taking time to talk to me. I've not had the pleasure in meeting Andy, but spoke on several occasions on the phone. I found his advice invaluable & put all my trust & faith in him to help me find a behaviourist in my area in Kent. More...

L
29 May 2018

Very friendly knowledgeable go out of their way to help!

K
29 May 2018

Andy is so helpful and understanding of the minor problems we have had with our pup. Even now he emails on a regular basis for updates and sends over tips and advice if I need. A true help and always uses the best interest for the dog. She is now a lot happier and chilled thanks to Andy! More...

C
29 May 2018

Andrew made a huge impact straight away and within a couple of weeks we had noticed a massive improvement. He explains every option and process in depth and provides ongoing support. Brilliant and worth every penny!

F
29 May 2018

Andrew is fabulous. He really helped us with our hyper sensitive dog. Most importantly he taught me what to do to help her. She still has the odd moment but in the main she is a completely different dog and I recognise and avoid situations that upset her. This was from just a couple of hours with us, Andrew really knows dogs!! More...

P
18 July 2017

Andy was recommended to me by my vet as my 11 year old cocker spaniel Alfie was suffering badly with separation anxiety and was also becoming aggressive towards other dogs when out on his lead following a house move and lots of upheaval in his life over the previous year. He was subsequently diagnosed with cognitive dysfunction and it is really good to know that Andy works very closely with my vet and even accompanied me and Alfie on a recent visit to the vets. Right from the very first contact with Andy he has been so helpful and he is always there if you need any help or advice. Despite Alfies Cognitive Dysfunction thanks to Andy's help and guidance I can now leave him for an hour without him howling the place down and getting himself really stressed. An hour is a big improvement considering I couldn't leave him for 2 minutes previously and we are working on gradually increasing this. Alfie is a different dog already and I feel happier knowing he is happier and this is all down to Andy. I can't recommend him highly enough and dont know what Alfie and I would have done without him. More...

D
4 June 2017

Andy helped us immensely. It feels like I know my dog better and this helps us both make better choices and work through the problems we were having. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. More...

C
29 May 2017

Andy is brilliant! I was skeptical anyone would really be able to do much with my two crazy Belgian Shepherds. We didn't have any really serious problems, they are just so lively that they're a real handful and very noisy! It's nothing short of amazing what Andy has achieved in just a few visits, and all with no force or stress to them - they love him! I have also learnt so much from him that I'm astonished by the progress we're making creating an environment where they're actually so much happier. Thanks Andy, I can't recommend you highly enough! More...

S
8 May 2017

Our second romanian rescue dog, Alfie, joined us a year ago this week (we already had his mum who was such more confident and took to home life immediately and we had been warned that Alf was much more shy and would take longer to settle than Tina did, but so wanted to reunite them). In those early months, though very much loved, Alf was such a nervous boy around people he didn't know, of wearing his harness, walking etc. We realised we needed the help of a professional and I was so impressed by the positive reviews about Andy's approach and his success with helping nervous dogs. The change in Alf over the time we have been seeing Andy has been tremendous and although we still have a way to go, with Andy's patient and skilled guidance, and the time Alfie needs - we know his confidence will continue to increase so he can really enjoy his life in the UK to the full. To see our lovely dog now wag his tail as he sniffs around on his short walks from our house and start to see that the world outside our gate is not as big and scary as he thought, is so incredibly rewarding. Thank you for all you've done to help Alfie settle into UK life, Andy and here's to bringing him up for a good run around your fields very soon! More...

P
24 March 2017

We have two wonderful cockapoos. The younger one, Willow, is very nervous round strangers and other dogs. We have tried various dog behaviourists/ trainers with limited success. We found Andy after a google search. We sent him a quick e-mail to see if he could assist and he phoned us back on the same day and spent nearly an hour talking through Willow's background, her behaviour and how he could assist. As it was the Christmas period we weren't able to meet him for a couple of weeks but he gave us some pointers on how we could help Willow with her anxiety. Andy came to our address as arranged and it was quickly apparent that he is one of the nicest people you could meet, very friendly but extremely knowledgeable about his subject matter. Andy clearly knows the science behind dog behaviour and then explained it in simple 'layman terms' that we could implement to help Willow. All we want to do is help build Willow's confidence, we're not expecting miracles and the only goal is to help Willow lead a happier life. Andy's handouts on 'clicker' training and positive reinforcement rather than shouting/ not understanding Willow's mindset just made sense from the outset. Willow quickly took to clicker training and is eager to please, we have even taught her some new tricks! We felt reassured that Andy was at the end of the phone/ e-mail and checked on how we were progressing. The follow up support was impressive and much appreciated. A couple of weeks ago we met Andy on a coaching walk in Paignton. Again Andy was full of useful info and took things at Willow's pace although it was clear for all to see that she had made progress. The break through moment came on the promenade where we were able to sit on a bench and Willow feel confident enough to approach Andy and allow him to stroke her! Apart from me, my wife and immediate family Willow has NEVER allowed anyone to come that close to her, and this was on just the 3rd time of meeting Andy!!! We couldn't belie More...

M
21 February 2017

I can highly recommend Andy for his knowledge, professionalism and practical training and handling skills. He's greatly helped my dog who has dog aggression / fear issues using up to date behaviour techniques and his lovely stooge dogs. She's been able to learn in a positive way from the choices she makes, in a very safe environment. I can't thank him enough for his help. More...

A
14 February 2017

Andrew has really helped us with my dog Alfie. He suffers with anxiety issues, and with Andrews advice we have already seen a difference in 3 weeks.
He keeps in regular contact with us, and we can contact him if we have any questions.
I can not recommend Andrew highly enough, and I am so glad that we found him to help us.
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E
9 September 2016

We had lost all hope with our dog which had developed fear aggression and had become a nightmare to walk. We were amazed by the knowledge and patience of Andrew and loved his kind and scientific approach to helping Tilly with her issues. The change in her has been dramatic and we can now enjoy walks out with her again. Thank you Andrew - can't recommend him enough More...

P
29 August 2016

Detailed reasoning behind advice has brought a steady, if somewhat erratic, progress. Certainly, the dog we have now is totally different to the one we started with five months ago. The relapses are infuriating but the trend is demonstrably upwards. More...

J
14 May 2016

I found Andy on the Internet and really liked what I read. As a family we would like to thank you for all you have taught us. Your love for dogs is obvious but also your caring manner with their owners is great too. Andy, I highly recommend you and would like to say a huge thank you for everything. ☺ More...

S
20 April 2016

I found Andy on the internet after much much research into who I wanted to have me help train my 3 Newfoundlands (one 15month old, and siblings of 4months old – all three rescues), who’d suffered numerous levels of trauma in a very short space of time. I chatted with numerous trainers local to me before I found Andy…and I was deeply saddened by some of the training methods still in existence that some of the trainers were talking to me about on the telephone. My belly turned uncomfortable somersaults and I knew there had to be another way. I was looking for kinship with my woofs and Andy’s ways of training totally echoed how I felt about my dogs and how my woofs should be treated: with utter love and respect…and my intuition only wanted to adopt the positive reward-based training approach. I’d much rather have a kerjillion woofer treats in my jacket pocket than use force or pain.

My faith in Andy runs deep as he has been exceptional in helping me with my three beauty.full woofs who I love dearly. His continued support and wisdom, compassion and care, not just for my woofs, but also for me is outstanding, touching base frequently and reaching back whenever I’ve sought for advice or have encountered something I was struggling getting the woofs to understand: Andy speaks woof, and was able to translate what I wanted into woof so that my dogs were able to understand what it was I needed from them (eg. not jumping up, taking the stairs into the back of the Landie, guarding issues, confidence building…..). Andy’s capacity to love the woofs he works with, opens the door to a training tool that is incredible, helping me educate my woofs in a really fun way…even when some of the behaviours like jumping (Bear weighs 75kg and is still a pup!) are a little more challenging and frustrating, Andy’s ‘problem’-solving hints and training methods are awesome.

Furthermore, Andy has instilled a confidence in me that is so precious, as having more than one dog, having three dogs (and big dogs!) has felt like I have eight! But, love also multiplies three times as fast, and I was beginning to lose sight of that as I struggled with integrating the two rescue siblings into my ‘one-woof’ family. In helping me create order in the fuzzy chaos through some environmental change suggestions, as well as suggesting a change in foods (I have always fed raw but incorporated kibble, and have since changed kibble based on Andy’s advice), and thereby helping me manage the tension that was building up, especially between the boy-pup and Bear, Andy has helped me regain my own confidence in maintaining and continuing to create a beautiful harmony in my trio of fuzz home! Andy’s calm behaviour methods and ideas are real life strategies that encourage awesome behaviour in dogs and still allowing woofs to be the joyful woofs nature intended our four-legged companions to be. He is an ambassador for training that comes from a deep love of dogs, teaching not only woofs but owner, that learning full of love is fun and deeply rewarding. Thank you, Andy, for everything that you have done, and continue to do for us.
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M
11 April 2016

Its so obvious and simple when an expert like Andrew explains things to you about why dogs behave and react in the ways they do, that you wonder why you couldnt see it for yourself! Thats the sign of a real expert.
Thank you Andy for your help.
Love from Petal, Blinker and Puppy xxx
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H
10 April 2016

Andrew was recommended to us by a friend, and was by far the best phone call we have ever made.
From first meeting our very nervous Jackzu, Andrew educated us into recognising how and why Ozzie behaves the way he does.
He gave us simple explanations and easy to follow instructions to care for Ozzie's needs. We use Andrews guidance in our everyday lives and have had remarkable changes in Ozzie's behaviour.
We now recognise and understand his insecurities and can turn them into positives very quickly.
Thank you Andrew for teaching us, and giving us constant care and support, we will be forever grateful.
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M
5 April 2016

We are so pleased that we chose Andy. From the start he was incredibly helpful over the telephone, then spent a lot of time with us and our dogs to improve the situation. We couldn't imagine how we could change the situation beforehand but Andy gave us so much help, advice and reassurance even after the first session we felt much more hopeful. Following his advice has meant that not only do we have a much better understanding of why our dogs act the way they do but the problem has been almost resolved and we know how to continue to improve the situation. Andy broke the changes we needed to make down into manageable chunks that were practical and fitted in with our lives so it did not feel overwhelming. I found it useful that Andy was able to provide handouts and videos so that I could keep going over these in my own time and can be contacted so easily if there are any other problems. The way that Andy was with our dogs and how they have responded, it is clear that theory of positive reinforcement training fits. It's such a relief to know that our dogs are much happier and that we now have the knowledge to approach difficult situations in a better way in the future. I would highly recommend to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to contact Andy with any future concerns. More...

F
20 March 2016

We have a very reactive Chocolate Labrador who didn't seem to be calming down and after 2 years we finally decided to seek help. Andrew was recommended to us and from the first phone call offered his advice and experience to help us. Andrew's approach is very calm, explaining the psychology behind the behaviour to allow us to recognise the signs and understand the behaviour a little better. On his first visit we made progress with Conker and our other 2 Labradors, who are fine on the lead but all 3 go a bit nuts when anyone comes to the door. The follow up visit was a great success and armed with Andrew's advice and techniques we have seen tremendous progress with Conker over the last couple of weeks. We are looking forward to progressing her training to the next phase. More...

M
12 February 2016

Fantastic dog behaviourist - highly recommended. Andrew initially offered real support after a very dangerous experience with a self-styled 'dog expert', and then started working regularly with me and my lead-reactive laborador. ..he shows patience and complete understanding of dogs (and their owners!), with clear, achievable goals, and excellent handouts which are really easy to follow. It is all positive-based and everything he asks you to do is clearly explained in the context of how it will help your dog change his behaviour, and at the same time you build confidence, trust and a happier relationship with your dog...and most importantly, he has a real bond with dogs which you can see immediately from the first meeting...my dog loves him :) More...

J
2 August 2015

i found Andrew after much searching for a real positive reinforcement trainer.Many of them said thats how they worked but it was not the case. Andrew has been great with both my dogs ,who became leash reactive with other dogs. it gave me clear instruction and handouts to back up what had been taught so i could practice and not forget. He was always available on the phone or e mail and best of all,our first session he came to us at our house to see them in their own environment which was really encouraging.
absolutely recommend him .
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D
8 March 2015

Cant thank Andrew enough. the work he has done with me and my little jack Russell has changed the way i see my dog and in turn changed his behavior. the support given and advice was superb.

Highly recommend to all my friends
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