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Yes Good Dog - Solihull

Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands

(87)
1 hire on Bark
Yes Good Dog - Solihull logo
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Yes Good Dog - Solihull

Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands

(87)
1 hire on Bark

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One of the first things I hear from the dog owners I work with is “my dog is great but …”
Is your dog unruly, overly excitable, naughty, aggressive, reactive to other dogs, nervous, anxious, or noisy?
Are the issues getting progressively worse despite your best efforts?

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Reviews (87)

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H
29 February 2020

2 lessons in & it's been absolutely fantastic so far. Mandy & her team are very good & really know what they're doing. We look forward to our Thursday evening class! Can highly recommend this service

E
13 December 2019

Two sessions so far for Hugo and Bear Hughes and Mandy is fantastic she’s helped us put rules into place to help our boys

H
13 December 2019

It's a great experience with lots of practical advice. We have done two courses for two dogs each (general and specialized training), very helpful

A
5 December 2019

My spouse and I have an anxious dog and sought out Mandy for help. She came to our home, helped us decipher his behaviours and gave us instruction on how to remedy / correct unwanted behaviours. She basically taught us how to be better dog owners. The training with Mandy has helped turn an extremely stressful situation into a more manageable one and it has even become a bonding experience for all of us. We would highly recommend her for ANY issues you might be having as she's very thorough and highly knowledgeable. Thank you for making our home a calmer, happier place Mandy! More...

S
30 November 2019

Mandy was fantastic, she came over to train my small French bull dog cross puppy at 12 weeks old. She taught him all the basic commands and gave me helpful tips going forwards. Now have a second dog and will definitely be contacting Mandy again to help out with this. Strongly recommend if you are looking for someone reliable, patient and easy to work with! More...

T
29 November 2019

So glad we met Manda when we did ! I was seriously giving up but now after some intense training sessions, Freddie now listens & we have rules put in place . The last few weeks have been hard but I’m so glad we were recommended to our trainer Manda! Looking forward to our next session ! Tina & Freddie More...

J
27 November 2019

It was touch and go as to whether I kept Milly who I rehomed as a 15 month old. I was told by one trainer that she was a dangerous dog and to send her back to the charity from where she came. Mandy stepped in and put together a programme for both Milly and myself. Bit by bit Milly responded and she is now a far better balanced dog who loves life. We still have a way to go but I feel we have turned a corner and have a great future together. Thanks Mandy. More...

W
7 October 2019

Had a brilliant taster Scent work session with Mandy. Harley my English Springer Spaniel loved it.

R
24 August 2019

Boo Boo and I started our Scentwork journey with Mandy few months ago. We love the classes she runs - they are fun and practical. We also had a 1-2-1 session with her prior to our Level 1 trial. Up until the day of our trial Mandy has been very supportive and reassuring, always respond to messages with lots of useful and practical tips. We are glad to have Mandy to guide us in this fun sport. Would highly recommend both Mandy and anyone considering doing scentwork. More...

S
22 August 2019

This is the second time we have used Yes! Good dog with Mandy. Firstly with our adult dog with a 1 to 1 session and now positive puppy weekly training with our puppy Chester. He has learnt so much! And had fun along the way. Everything taught at puppy class can be used out in the real world which we found very useful. We also loved that training would be altered slightly for each puppy to match their personality type. If we struggled with anything the team were always happy to help us individually until we got there. The whole experience has been great, always good fun and positive, would highly recommend and looking forward to scent work More...

M
12 August 2019

Had a wonderful one-on-one session with Mandy to work on my dog’s recall. She was very patient and explained everything clearly. Mandy was great with adjusting her techniques to work with my dog and help him learn in a way he understands. Would highly recommend! More...

S
17 July 2019

Mandy was recommended by 2 friends who had amazing results with their dogs. Mandy was so kind and helpful I would definitely recommend to anyone who has problems with their dog.

V
16 July 2019

Mandy was fantastic with all the training and techniques with Daisy, my Pug. Would totally recommend Mandy to everyone thinking of dog/puppy training ! Thank you Mandy . V x

A
25 June 2019

The recall from my Dog Breege has improved since I met Mandy we both enjoy the training and socialising.

C
29 May 2019

We’ve just started scentwork classes with Mandy and she made both my reactive rescue dog and me feel very welcome and safe in class. My little chap isn’t naughty he’s just frightened and taking him to new places where there are other dogs is a big deal. Mandy recognised this from the start and gave us solutions to build our confidence together. We both love scentwork and look forward to every session. I would highly recommend Mandy’s classes especially if you have a tricky dog, no judgement, just lots of positive feedback. Thanks Mandy More...

B
5 May 2019

Can't recommend Yes Good Dog and Mandy enough. Bonzo is a labrador cross who I acquired from the Birmingham Dogs Home last August; since then things have been eventful to say the least. Bonzo has suffered with anxiety issues and high levels of arousal / frustration since being with myself and I'd all but given up, as walks had become a chore and my dog had alienated us from the vast majority of dog owners and their pets respectively at our local park due to behaviroual problems. Fast forward to today and Bonzo is now a graduate of the behaviour modification plan; wow what a difference. I'd always try and over complicate training prior to Mandy coming along but she put it into nice easy to follow package and we have practiced his exercises and manners daily and within the space of two weeks he is a changed dog. Amazingly I've taken him out twice today and as a result of his training games and exercises, he is now completely focused and resonates far better with myself; I now enjoy my walks and activities with Bonzo and see them as time for us to bond and enjoy ourselves as opposed to a daily chore. Anybody out there with a dog that thinks they cannot be helped and there is no solution please take Bonzo as evidence that such dogs can be helped with the right guidance and commitment from yourselves and a trainer equipped with the relevant skillset and knowledge; I cannot stress more that Mandy is that person. Thankyou More...

A
28 April 2019

Mandy was brilliant. Took the time to show us exactly how to control our puppy staffs behaviour and how to control him when his being extremely hyper and playing up around guests that come into the house. It’s only day 1 but I can see if I keep up what iv been shown and put it into practice there will be no problems. More...

S
26 April 2019

Can’t recommend highly enough, our dog Bear is a 60kg 11 month old Alaskan shepherd who is stubborn as anything and he started showing aggression towards friends and strangers. With Mandy’s help Bear is now like a different dog. He’s calmer, friendlier and more trusting. Mandy was brilliant with him and us. 10/10 Many thanks again! More...

O
1 April 2019

Mandy is a true expert in her field. She is so patient with both the handler and pet. She has helped me to understand that Dolly [ springer spaniel] is always going to be anxious but i have now learnt techniques in reducing her stress and keeping her calm and focused alongside her own unique programme. Mandy has been at the end of my text messages on so many occasions when i've felt uncertain with brilliant advise and support. Anyone thinking of calling in the doggy expert don't hesitate as she's been a saver in our house. Thank you Mandy for everything More...

G
31 March 2019

Really super scent training group. Helped my dog Ralph gain loads of confidence. x

K
27 March 2019

I can’t recommend Mandy highly enough for her help and 121 trading with our dog Murphy. Home training was good but lead walking and recall were a struggle. Murphy is so full of energy and playful that he thought everyone wanted to play and he hadn’t been socialised with other dogs because we didn’t have the confidence to let him off the lead. After 4 sessions with Mandy we can confidently walk Murphy in the park off the lead and he always comes back, he loves to play with other dogs but his recall is excellent so we have no worries and his lead walking has improved greatly. All in all Murphy is much happier and so are we. Thank you Mandy. More...

R
23 March 2019

We took our young dog Archie to puppy classes with Mandy and had a fantastic experience.

T
12 March 2019

I contacted Mandy after researching and speaking with a variety of behaviourists. Instantly I knew she was the person I needed to help me. Mandy is incredibly knowledgeable with a focused and sensitive approach, she made my extremely anxious rescue dog relax in her company and gave me brilliant advice and guidance. It's clear she understands dog behaviour and was able to put a bespoke plan together to enable me help my dog. I cannot recommend Mandy enough, she takes her time and really supports you make a difference for the better. Thanks so much Mandy from Tracey & Henry More...

D
4 March 2019

We had Mandy come over to see our 6.5mth Bullmastiff puppy Hatti who is showing signs of stubbornness and causing frustration on walks and around the home. Mandy gave us some very good advice with training tasks to do around the home to break the stubborn cycle. We also went on a typical walk where she demonstrated some things for us to do to promote Hatti's interest and prevent her from playing up. It's going to be an ongoing task but one I'm looking forward to carrying on to see positive results. Many thanks Mandy for your clear advice. Would definately recommend you. More...

V
3 March 2019

We had some previous bad experiences with trainers and some unusual methods which did not suit the problems we were having with our pooch. Mandy had a phone conversation with me to talk me through how she works and made sure we were 100% before we booked with her which is thought was great! When she came she spent a long time talking through different aspects of Roxys behavior and explained to us all about stress hormones and diet/ nutrition. I am pleased to say our pooch who was terribly anxious, on guard and refusing to leave the house is now starting to come round! It will take a long time which Mandy explained but we feel we have the tools now to get somewhere. Happy dog = happy owners. More...

L
3 March 2019

Highly recommend, Mandy is brilliant at what she does, is very knowledgeable, informative and extremely thorough. From the first telephone conversation I felt at ease and confident she would be able to help with the issues we faced with our 6. 5 year old cavapoo and his anxiety. Session yesterday has given us the confidence and knowledge in how to handle this going forward to help Rolo become less stressed in certain situations. Continuing with the training and commands learnt yesterday, today has already seen an improvement with Rolo being calmer and more relaxed when one of us leaves the home. Thank you doesn’t quite seem enough, just wish we had found you sooner More...

S
2 March 2019

Brilliant training session, very informative and an amazing with Wilbur. Couldn’t recommend enough

K
6 February 2019

Thank you Mandy for Fudge’s first training session today, noticed a difference already in his behaviour ... a lot karma tonight & so far no barking at the squirrels since, :)

P
2 February 2019

Cannot recommend Yes Good Dog Training enough! Mandy has helped our gorgeous, but unruly, puppies become a delight and actually listen to us! Thank you so much for your help!

J
31 January 2019

I must admit I was very sceptical that our session would be of any benefit to us. our dog was on his last chance and if I hadn't already booked the session he would have been out . After biting me several times he then bit my son which was the last straw. I'm not saying Mandy is a miracle worker and we still have a way to go but what a change in our dog . Mandy outlined a plan for us and our dog and up to now things are going well . This plan involves you putting in the work so if you're not willing to do that it might not be for you. The follow up call was of great benefit to reassure us and highlight some areas for us to work on . I would highly recommend Mandy to anyone with dog issues . More...

K
25 January 2019

Mandy has been so helpful training us to train our two Goldendoodle pups, Cooper and Willow. She explains and demonstrates everything so well and is clearly very knowledgeable and skilled at what she does. We’ve had two sessions so far and both pups have responded so well to the training - we couldn’t be more pleased! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mandy and we’re looking forward to continuing working with her. Thanks Mandy, Kerry and Julian x More...

R
12 December 2018

Mandy came to help our family when we struggled to introduce my parents dog to my newborn baby. She was friendly, knowledgeable, professional, but most importantly, understanding of our concerns about safety. With Mandy’s guidance we were able to build up a trusting relationship with Ollie using an approach we felt suited us. Impressive for a ten year old dog who we feared was stuck in his ways. We would highly recommend. Thank you so much! More...

F
9 December 2018

Would highly recommend Mandy for dog training. She was able to offer so much great advice and support in helping us train our cockerpoo puppy. Mandy has been brilliant in providing ways to control and manage Bailey’s learning in a realistic and fun way. She involved all of the family in her sessions and we would certainly enjoy working with her in the future on other aspects of training. More...

P
11 November 2018

We’ve just had Troy, our new German shepherd pup, Mandy has been fantastic. She has given me and my family lots of advice regarding settling the pup in, what to expect, great ideas and simple yet effective training methods! Had 2 sessions with Mandy so far, we’ve managed to pack in loads of basic obedience training ideas (name recall, sit, stand, down etc). Pup is enjoying every minute of it and Mandy has helped to build our confidence too! Can’t wait for the puppy academy sessions to start in January Big thank you to Mandy! More...

B
9 November 2018

Our Cockapoo, Maisie, loves Mandy’s visits. Mandy’s patience, knowledge and methods are excellent. Her experience shines through in all that she does. Maisie has learnt so much from Mandy. I have no hesitation in recommending Mandy to anyone looking for a first class training service. More...

Thank you Bob, Maisie’s a fantastic dog

C
9 November 2018

Mandy has supported us with two dogs.

Firstly a dog that we fostered who had behavioural issues, he was aggressive to just about everything due to a lack of de-sensitisation when he was young, had severe separation anxiety and was a nightmare to walk. Mandy helped us implement techniques that not only supported us to work with Max but ultimately led to him being able to find his forever home.

Mandy has also helped us with our puppy - she first met him when he was 8 weeks old but helped us select the dog that would fit our family. Mandy worked with Jack on basic commands and has only been a call away should we need any additional support. Jack is now 16 months and is a great family pet who understands a lot of commands and is a joy to be in our family.

Thank you Yes Good Dog!!
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Thank you for the very kind review. Always happy to help ????

H
6 October 2018

Had a brilliant time at the scent training beginner’s workshop. Mandy was really informative, patient, and positive. Will definitely be looking to book further scent training workshops in the new year!

C
5 October 2018

Excellent training from Mandy. Mandy is extremely knowledgable and easy to get along with. She has been working with our 8 month old Dobie Sydney for a few weeks and we are already seeing real improvements in Sydney’s behaviour. Thank you!

L
3 October 2018

Amazing training from Mandy. From the first call we had Mandy put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. She clearly loves and understands dogs. Hints and tips that make sense but I would never of known without her guidance and knowledge. We had 3 1-1 sessions and we have a different dog. Still his usual playful self but calmer and better behaved. Walks are now so enjoyable and we can walk confidently due to the training. I would recommend yes good dog behaviour and training to anyone. No problem too big no problem too small. Great value for money and Mandy will only advise the amount of sessions you need unlike some other trainers. 5 out of 5, 10 out of 10! I will be eternally thankful. More...

M
26 August 2018

Thank you Mandy for all your help with Loxus! From the first day I contacted you, you’ve always been so quick to respond and guide us. Your preparation for the behaviour modification plan was so thorough and it was amazing how much it helped to follow your advice regarding using leadership skills and dealing with reactive behaviour that Lox suffers from due to not being socialised in his early life. Since your visit we have been much more confident in taking him out and about and hope he will keep improving. Many thanks once again! ❤️ More...

S
9 August 2018

Mandy came and visited bailey and myself today we have had issues with bailey being anxious around other dogs and barking at them . I contacted Mandy and she has been so efficient and quick in her replies to my issue I had she gave me a form to fill out which was full of loads of questions and information about bailey she told me which plan would best suit bailey she gave me a choice of dates we got her booked in quickly she gave me advice on the best walking gear for bailey today she has told me so much information to do with dogs behaviour , diet , exercise , commands she has changed my whole outlook on baileys future and I am so happy with how bailey has progressed in her first session today I have also been sent a review plan of today with lots of information from today for me to look over for our training and diet recommendations you can't get much better service than that ! she has really worked her magic I can't recommend this lady enough! So professional Thank you so much I can't wait for our next session in a few weeks ! Thanks again Mandy !! Sophie and bailey x More...

D
8 August 2018

We had an excellent day with Mandy on Sunday! We were both very impressed by the amount of preparation she had done before our session and by the professional way she explained the philosophy of her training, and demonstrated many of the different techniques. Now we're trying very hard to put everything she taught us into action! I think we're beginning to see the first results! More...

M
3 August 2018

Was not sure about my dog attitude towards other dogs. Mandy checked him out a basically he was anxious around other dogs. Having followed her suggestions he is a much happier dog and now socialises easily. Thanks Mandy. More...

P
28 July 2018

Mandy has been working with us to help our Romanian rescue Paddington become more confident. He has problems with anxiety that translate into barking and running up to strangers, especially lone men and people who suddenly appear. Mandy suggested a behaviour modification plan and it's helped Paddy and us to start to work in a much more focussed way to reduce his fears. She was incredibly thorough, calm and explained everything really clearly to us. As a result, in the few weeks since the initial session, we've already seen a reduction in his stress levels, demonstrated by a noticeable reduction in the reactivity he had been showing on his walks with us. He's generally calmer and quieter, and we're enjoying working with him to get him to trust us to keep him safe. Mandy has given us some really good, concrete advice on how to support our much-loved Paddy and has been extremely supportive. We've been able to take on board her advice so quickly because she spent time and effort to help us understand why Paddy was like he was, the type of genetic influences that were likely to be affecting his behaviour and the importance of a proper diet. Thanks to Mandy for her help, and we would certainly recommend Yes!Good Dog as a source of sound advice and help. More...

S
13 July 2018

Only just over 3 hours ago mandy left our home after giving us as a family including our much loved dog sooty behaviour training. I cannot believe the difference already. Sooty is calm less stressed and eager to learn. thank you mandy so much. We are all eager to continue to invest in our beautiful pet. Would highly recommend. It's an investment More...

D
10 July 2018

I had Mandy come round today for a 1-2-1 with my 13week old Pomeranian pup. Mandy was GREAT! We done some standard obedience work: sit, stay, down,stand and recall. Mandy gave me some really good advise about prevention of certain behaviours (biting etc). I learnt alot and Mandy made everything so easy to understand. It was lovely having her over... i would definately recommend! Thank you Mandy! � More...

N
7 July 2018

We hired Mandy for her Puppy Starter advice and we were particularly concerned about separation anxiety in new pups and so we wanted to prevent this from the onset. We had a bad experience in the past with a difficult puppy and felt like we needed to do this correctly for a new puppy we were getting. Hiring a professional like Mandy was money well spent. We all spend so much money on our pets arrival, hiring professional advice had to be done to get it right! Mandy was so helpful and professional. Her background and experience with dogs was so knowledgable, she put my husband and I at ease. We covered so much information, I had so many questions and Mandy went through so many things that I hadn’t even considered in our 2 hour Face time sessions. Having this professional advice gave us the confidence to start on the correct path with our puppy. We have had the correct setup, correct commands, correct routine, correct mindset and the correct trainer. We would certainly highly recommend Mandy to others wanting to train their new arrival or existing pet. She is just lovely and given us the skills to train our beautiful puppy into a confident little dog. Thank you Mandy, you truly are the Dog Angel � More...

C
4 July 2018

We have had a puppy parenting session today with Mandy. The session was excellent it gave us lots of tips and pointers on how to help train Albert and keep us and him going forward. There was lots of information and we learnt lots of things that We would never thought of ourselves.We thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this service if you are thinking of getting a new puppy and feel you need support, Mandy made us feel at ease and really listened too us. Great service � More...

E
27 June 2018

Thank you to Mandy who helped us settle Rosie when she arrived from the rescue centre in Spain. She was suffering from severe separation anxiety and Mandy was able to support us in making sure Rosie felt secure, including emails late at night when the crying was unbearable, mine and Rosie’s. Definitely recommend to anyone who needs guidance and support managing your dogs behaviour, big or small � More...

S
20 June 2018

Mandy helped me with my Rottweiler cross 8 month old pup, Rhea. I cannot emphasise enough how much Mandy has helped with Rheas bad behaviour such as jumping up and biting! Rhea was ruling the roost and I had completely lost control but Mandy helped gain my confidence back and become the leader again. Mandy’s personal behaviour plan for Rhea helps me remember everything I was taught so it’s a lot more easier to remember everything out of the training. Mandy, thank you for giving me the advice and training I needed to get a loving dog. I would highly recommend! More...

E
19 June 2018

Mandy visited me and our Cockapoo puppy today. She gave excellent training and I now feel so much better going forward and look forward to seeing the improvement in our full of energy fur ball. I was feeling like we had a puppy with issues but thanks to Mandy’s visit I now know how to turn this all around. Highly recommend!!! More...

C
15 June 2018

Mandy came to help us with our pug Bertie who has anxiety issues causing reactivity to almost everything outside the home and to visitors to our flat. Mandy spent over 4 hours with us on our initial session and not only explained positive training methods but also helped us understand more about how Bertie thinks and the hormonal influences that affect his behaviour. We then received a detailed report explaining all the techniques further which has been invaluable to us over the last few weeks. Mandy is approachable, patient and non-judgemental and has given us the confidence to deal with Bertie’s reactivity inside and outside the home. After only a few weeks of working with Mandy’s techniques, Bertie is already showing a marked improvement and is much calmer and less reactive. We had feared that medical support maybe needed due to the level of Bertie’s anxiety but we are confident that this will not be necessary after the progress we have already seen in such a short time using Mandy’s plan. Highly recommended!! More...

V
6 June 2018

We had recently adopted a retired greyhound and after a good start he had begun toileting in the house and chewing all our children's toys. Every morning we came down to a new "accident" and after more than a month of this we were beginning to near our wits' end. Mandy was realistic, kind, supportive and helped us in a practical way, even humouring our energetic children during the training process! Since we last saw her, we have continued to use the techniques she taught us and Stanley goes from strength to strength as a family pet. He is happier, we are happier and he's even started to grow more hair on his tummy! More...

G
30 May 2018

We have found the advice very comprehensive and helpful. The puppy pack has lots of held and makes a lot of sense and easy to follow. Mandy obviously knows what she is talking about, our puppy has settled down very quickly following the puppy pack. More...

D
30 May 2018

Some would say I am an experienced dog owner, having had 4 German shepherds, Rhodesian ridgeback and a westie. All excellent, well behaved and adorable dogs. My current dog, a shih-tzu, is aggressive to other dogs, very noisy in the garden and basically disobedient and wilful! Mandy has spent five hours with us and the change in my dog from day 1 is amazing! It is hard work but it's worth it. I would not hesitate in recommending Mandy to anyone. I wish I had contacted her earlier! More...

T
30 May 2018

Thank you Mandy !Ava my beautiful GSD had become very reactive, almost aggressive in behaviour. The main reason for this sudden change was that Ava had been one of a pack of three GSD's in our home , (Due to age we had lost Missy and Molly ). Mandy has helped me understand Ava's change of behaviour given me tools , resources and training to resolve her issues . Mandy truly cares and goes above and beyond , I highly recommend Mandy to all ! More...

L
30 May 2018

Had a great experience today with Mandy and our naughty little min pin Milo. She's clearly very knowledgeable about dogs and we already seeing results.

L
30 May 2018

I often assist Mandy with different situations, either as a stooge person or cyclist, the difference in seeing the dogs reaction after changing the behaviour is fantastic not only for the dog but for the owner too

G
26 May 2018

Month has come on leaps and bounds since Mandy taught me (and Monty) that the right harness and rewards make a massive difference. Crate training hasn’t been hard or cruel and the attempt to gain control with the right tools are a pleasure! Thankfully with the use of the correct harness walking Monty is a pleasure now and I am grateful for Mandy’s advise. More...

F
25 May 2018

Mandy saved us and Magnus! Having a large breed and me being a novice dog owner we want Magnus to be the best he can be. There are so many so called dog trainers out there but I instantly liked what I read on the Yes Good Dog website and didn’t hesitate to contact Mandy for help. Mandy is a complete professional, she is non judgemental and very knowledgeable. The follow up session was very much needed and helped keep us on the right path giving us the help and advice we needed. I know she is still there if we need her. I can’t recommend Mandy enough!! Thank you from all of us x More...

S
2 May 2018

Mandy came to me after weeks of me struggling with my GSD puppy. The change after just one session is unbelievable! I was beginning to think Harley would never listen but he is so much better and we had a great training session today. I can’t recommend Mandy high enough she has worked wonders with my naughty little puppy, i can’t thank her enough �� More...

H
30 April 2018

Mandy has been amazingly supportive and helpful with our unique circumstances. Never judging and always available for advice and support. I can not recommend her enough to anyone who has even the smallest of problems with their dog. Thank you for everything you have done for us. More...

S
21 April 2018

Couldn’t recommend more! Mandy has been very professional throughout and always responds promptly to messages. She was amazing with our dog Loki and showed a real genuine interest in him. Mandy made understanding his behaviour easy and has given us simple tools to help reassure him in situations he is uncomfortable with. Aftercare has also been spot on! I have actually already recommended Mandy to a friend! And will continue to recommend. More...

B
19 April 2018

Our Cockapoo, Maisie, loves Mandy's visits. Mandy's patience, knowledge and methods are excellent. Maisie has learnt (and is still learning) so much from Mandy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mandy and would give more than 5 stars if it were possible. Thank you Mandy! x More...

H
2 April 2018

From my initial enquiry to Mandy I was impressed with the service. She contacted me within 24 hours with answers to my questions and every correspondence from then on was very speedy. Mandy came and spent a long time with me and Duke, within the home, garden and then my local area. We were working on Duke’s lead reactivity towards other dogs and he did really well. After our first session Mandy sent me the behaviour plan that evening! Our follow up session was in a park so I could gain more confidence with Duke meeting other dogs. Again he did really well, I think this is due to the confidence that Mandy was giving me. Really I need more training than Duke! We were in the park for a couple of hours and I felt great after that, I even dropped his lead to give him more freedom, I’ve never done that before. Since that session I’ve been doing it more and more. Mandy gives great advice and I didn’t feel she was judging me at all, and when you’ve got a reactive dog you worry about what other people with think. Overall, fantastic service and I would recommend Yes!Good Dog to anyone. More...

O
28 March 2018

Incredible service from Mandy, went out her way to research about the unusual breed of my dog before meeting with us. Excellent advice which we put into practice and started working at straight away to help my pup move in the right direction! Left treats and detailed reports for us to follow up with and is only a phone call away if we need! 100% would recommend! More...

J
14 March 2018

Mandy came to help with our Cocker Spaniel puppy. As first time dog owners we wanted some advice regarding best training methods and some help on addressing a few issues. Mandy covered all areas of concern we’d raised and already has us moving in the right direction. Would highly recommend. More...

D
5 March 2018

Mandy has just been training our Labrador puppy Dylan , from an early stage she has been really helpful , he has learnt so much in the two sessions so far. . She has stayed well beyond the hours time and is so lovely with him. She has left us with treats and fact sheets, Her advice and ideas have been invaluable to Dylan’s development, we would thoroughly recommend her services, well worth the money. More...

C
19 February 2018

Mandy came to visit us recently to help with our 2 Golden Retriever rescues, one of them has been having melt downs when walking by roads and we had tried all we knew to help him. Mandy spent time talking us through all sorts of things we hadn’t even considered and has provided us with lots of practical things we can use to help both boys be happier and less anxious. The detailed report she sent since is also fantastic with loads of resources, good for those who are forgetful (like myself!) and provides a good reminder of everything practiced when she came over. I would recommend Mandy to anyone. She is so much more than a ‘dog trainer’. She really got into the boys psyche and behaviours and took the time to understand what could work best to help them, as well as offering advice on diet, equipment and tools to help both us and the dogs! More...

S
5 January 2018

Thank you Yes Good Dog Well where to start. We recently became the forever home for a beautiful, yet sadly damaged Trailhound. When we first got our Trailhound Parky from dogs trust nearly 3 months ago now he was scared and aggressive towards new people and other dogs. We enlisted the help of yes good dog because frankly we were at the end of our tether with him and felt unable to cope with his challenging behaviour. Then Mandy started working with us and him. She was always available to offer advice and support which quite frankly was invaluable to us as a family. She was wonderful with Parky and frankly helped him learn to trust us and showed us how to deal with his at times challenging behaviour. Even now our program has finished she has always been extremely professional and caring at offering us advice when we meet a new challenge. I can not speak highly enough of her service and strongly recommend that should you have any issues with your dog and want friendly, reliable , spot on advice and help that yes good dog be the first port of call. I firmly believe that without her help we would have given up and missed out on our wonderful dog. I have said it once already, but thank you again Mandy for your help, Advice , professional and caring nature . More...

S
6 December 2017

Mandy has worked so hard with myself and Ava my adopted dog. I have learned so much from Mandy's knowledge and experience. Ava my dog came to me very anxious and a bit wild as she had been in the dogs home for a while. I am more confident with Ava and I'm using Mandy's methods and advice daily ! Thank you so much More...

E
30 November 2017

I have gone with Mandy to help, with my 10month old lab. Who is very excitable and jumps up on people, also a bit of a puller on the lead. I have has 1 session so far, which was all about engaging her brain and getting her to think about things. She has already picked it up. Looking forward to the next session outside, to help with lead walking jumping. Mandy was really helpful on discussing diet and different leads and harnesses for us to use. Highly recommend. More...

N
18 November 2017

Mandy is amazing , really helped get us started with our new puppy , thanks so much !

H
7 November 2017

Absolutely life changing advice! We've had a new prinny out of this and can't thank Mindy enough. She was so patient with prinny and us talking her ear off about prinny � would recommend to anyone (especially if you have a boisterous little Rottweiler in your home!)

E
18 October 2017

Mandy came to help me with Reggie my dog whom had become stressed when we introduced him to a new puppy we had. She has to be a magician. She has worked with both of our dogs. She has taught me so much about how our dogs think and how to read what they are saying. They are so much calmer and happier together now. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. She is a lovely woman and offers so much support not only in the home but by email and phone. I think she has passed some of her magic onto me as I feel like The Dog Whisperer now. Thank you for everything :) More...

K
13 October 2017

Mandy came out to see my 11 week old Staffie cross. She was very knowledgeable and gave me so much information and answered so many of my questions. She was totally flexible and I felt confudent after her visit. Would definitely recommend her. More...

A
4 October 2017

We asked Mandy to help with our little pug who is very nervous around strangers especially when coming into the house when she turned into a barking monster who scared everyone away! We followed the behaviour modification plan Mandy set for us and 2 weeks later we can honestly not believe the change in her behaviour already. Thank you so much Mandy for your amazing advice and guidance and for always being at the end of the phone to offer advice along the way, we are all so much happier - as are our visitors!!! More...

D
6 September 2017

We asked Mandy to come round and help us settle in our new puppy as well as give us information- she was so helpful and made us feel more confident with settling Lily in. I'm sure Lily is already looking forward to her training sessions with Mandy! More...

C
30 August 2017

Mandy is superwoman! She helped us with a dog we fostered, who was unfortunatly a mistreated mastiff, he was a big boy and I imagine most people had written him off! Mandy didnt though, she saw the potential in him! More...

J
6 August 2017

Many came to see us to assess our dogs as we had been having trouble with aggression to other dogs with our staffy and anxiety and over boisterous behaviour with our lurcher cross. She spent time watching and analysing not only their behaviour, but also ours and after spending a couple of hours with us, put together a plan of action for us all to modify the dog's behaviour by some simple techniques which will enforce good habits and stop the issues we've been having. She has just spent nearly five hours with us, coaching us on what to do and how to handle different situations and even in the space of this short time, we have noticed a tangible difference in their behaviour. The hard work starts now as we have to be consistent and keep using the techniques but Mandy is there at the end of the phone or by email for support. she is coming back in two weeks for an update and to see how we are getting on. I've been so impressed with Mandy. She really knows her stuff and is patient and courteous and you can tell that she really loves dogs. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for help with their dog's behaviour. More...

A
26 July 2017

We chose Mandy because she had two rescue dogs that had caused her problems and we could relate to that! We originally got Motzi 18 months ago but when Maisie came along six months ago it became double trouble! Mandy taught us door and lead manners which both dogs picked up straight away. The next step was coping with traffic and aggression towards other dogs. Mandy gave us the tools and training to deal effectively with these situations. We are now confident owners and the dogs relate and react to this in a very positive manner. Diet tips and hierarchy within the pack were also addressed. Both dogs now play happily together and their relationship has improved immensely. We now enjoy our pets and we are in control of them rather than them of us. I cannot thank Mandy enough. Mandy has also given detailed responses and feedback and continues to do so. Extremely good value for money. I cannot recommend Mandy highly enough. Five stars. More...

S
10 July 2017

Mandy was really helpful and gave great support and advice. Our dog Alfie loved her the minute that he met her and responded well to new techniques that she taught him and us. With what we have learnt from Mandy, we are managing to teach an old dog new tricks! I would definitely recommend. More...

S
2 July 2017

I have recently adopted a rescue puppy from Greece. As it was going to be the 1st dog I had owned I decided it would be a good idea to get expert advice before she arrived. I had a meeting with Mandy and she gave me so much information on what I would need and how to start with caring and training my new puppy Effie. It has only been a few days since Effie arrived but so far so good. The advice and tips that Mandy has given me have been invaluable and have given me the confidence to go forward with all the training and bonding with her. Thank you More...

A
1 July 2017

We are very appreciative of Mandy’s professional, caring and thorough help and advice in addressing our greyhound’s unusual behaviour on our walks. Mandy’s methodical approach in understanding our greyhound gave us the tools we needed to not only successfully address the issue but to create a positive and enjoyable environment, outside and inside the home for our dog, for which we are very grateful. More...

S
29 June 2017

We adopted a staffie x from a sanctuary a few weeks ago, and he came with a few issues. We were looking for a trainer and came across Mandy, I rang her and explained the issues, Mandy came to the house and did an assessment and we worked on a training package, with Mandys help he has come on leaps and bounds. He's so much more confident and so are we (lol). His training is ongoing but we know that if we had any question or needed advise Mandy is only a phone call away. I cannot recommend Mandy enough, she's an amazing lady with wonderful skills. Sue & Pete More...

J
29 June 2017

Mandy is a knowledgeable and ethical behaviour professional, she uses both knowledge and experience of training, combined with a great understanding of canine psychology, to create tailored solutions to dog behaviour issues that get to the heart of the issue. Mandy’s advice is effective, balanced and kind! Happy dogs and happy owners, what more could you ask? Would definitely recommend! More...

S
28 June 2017

We would definitely recommend Mandy to anyone who wants help with their doggy problem.

Q&A

I most love helping rebalance the owner-dog relationship. People love their dogs and are quite often reaching despair and are really worried about the future. It is my aim to help owners understand, manage and offer alternative behaviours giving the owner the knowledge to be able to teach correctly and give their dog confidence in knowing the correct behaviour to choose. My puppy classes are all about building a confident optimistic dog that can face the challenges that life brings. The more fun your puppy has the more your puppy will learn

Dogs have been a part of my life since I was a young girl with spending a lot of time on my grandparents’ farm and established boarding kennels. To my delight I was surrounded by a new litter of pups every other year and then most weekends I would be off with my mother and grandmother to dog shows all over the country. Even as a youngster I was amazed by the loyalty of these wonderful animals, I was taught to embrace the dog's natural behaviours and channel their energy and intelligence. You cannot help but love them all for their individuality and quirks but it is as important to remain balanced in your care-taking and guidance.
I have always owned at least one dog but my journey to turn my passion into a career started about ten years ago when I took on two adult rescue dogs called Murphy and Kelly. I was so pleased to give them a home but some of their more challenging behaviours were so deep-seated and couldn’t be dealt with through basic training alone.

At that time the vast majority of dog training methods seemed harsh and verging on abusive and I didn’t want to end up with a robot dog which obeyed through fear. When I dug a little deeper I found that the tide was turning to new scientific advancements into teaching dogs and that is how I started on a path of studying canine behaviours in-depth, with a particular focus on the effectiveness of merging some of the more empathetic old school methods with the newer positive reward-based theories.
Over the course of the next decade I studied everything from animal psychology to dog first aid – gaining an accredited diploma in Advanced Canine Behaviours. I have been a volunteer at a dog rehoming centre so I have gained invaluable experience with different breeds and a variety of behavioural issues. I have undertaken courses in canine body language and facial expression and I ensure my training and knowledge is up to the minute by regularly attending training sessions and seminars on everything from Canine Psychology and Behaviours, Clicker Training to Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation. I also run Scent Work for Pet Dog classes which is a great activity for you and your dog to become a part of

My approach reflects a combination of my qualifications, my lifetime of experience with dogs and my love for these fantastic animals. This has allowed me to develop a truly ‘balanced approach’ to find the solutions for you and your dog.
It is so important you feel comfortable and trust the person you are consulting about your much loved pet. I am DBS checked, fully insured and adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. I will work with you to establish a package of training that suits you and your dog and deliver it in your home to equip you with the tools you need to have the best life with your pet.
You can find more about my approach, what I offer and how I have benefited other dog owners on these pages but if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

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