We are an established business based in Southampton offering dog services including dog behaviour and dog training.
We offer great value for money, have experienced, capable staff who pride themselves in their abilities to resolve all of your dogs issues whilst catering to customers individual needs and requirements.
32 customer reviews
Alex was very professional and achieved what we had thought impossible in a surprisingly short time period! After 8 years of having to physically separate our spaniel from our two cats with a stair gate, as he would chase them and bark continuously at them, Alex trained the dog to totally ignore the cats. The cats now roam freely around the house, no longer terrified of the dog, and the stair gate has gone! We were really impressed with Alex, who also did some ‘back to basics’ training, improving lead walking and recall. Thoroughly recommended! More...
Alex has been brilliant. Our present dog was the first puppy we have had for some long while. He was recommended by a friend. Before all our dogs had the benefit of learning from the resident senior but sadly we lost our last collie at the start of lockdown 1. Alex is radiates calmness and sense and has made a huge difference to our ability to train the pup. I have a veterinary background but am aware you certainly don’t know it all and I am humbled by his knowledge and ability. As dog owners we owe it to our pets to do the best for them. I think he fits that description. More...
Alex did a fantastic job helping us understand Lolas motivation behind her behaviour and giving us simple training techniques that have worked so well. Lola has gone from a demanding girl, pulling on her lead and reacting to other dogs to calm, walking to heel and confidently passing dogs. More...
We have had a few sessions with Alex now to help stop excessive barking from my patterdale terrier. Alex was very sympathetic when he came to my home to do the first assessment. I didn’t feel as though he judged me or my dog (something I have felt in the past). We immediately started to make big changes to my dogs behaviour on the lead which set great foundations moving forward. I still have another session booked with Alex. I felt some of the behaviourists out there want to charge a lot of money and insist on a course of lessons over a long period of time. Alex reassured me immediately that we wouldn’t need lots of sessions and I didn’t feel he was out to rip me off. Very reasonably priced considering what we have achieved. Thankyou Alex, I would, and have, recommend you to anybody with problems. More...
We would highly recommend Alex. After only a couple of sessions we can see a real difference in our dog who is now much calmer generally, walking better on a lead and is responding generally faster to commands. Getting some help in better interpreting our dogs behaviour has made it much easier to react quickly and calmly to any potential situations. Alex was very patient with us and explained everything very clearly. It was great to be able to work with his own dogs too so that we could build some more confidence. Thanks again! More...
Alex was extremely helpful and has a great knowledge and understanding of dogs. We cannot thank him enough for all his advice and have really enjoyed working with him.
After 3 lessons with Alex, I really feel that Derek, my Norfolk terrier, and I, are making good progress towards calm and uneventful leash walking past other dogs and traffic.
The service I used was a complete waste of money!! I got a 3 minute (if that) section of a video sent to me and he charged me £20 up front and then tried to charge me more when I had questions about the video! would not recommend
Reply from 101 Dog Solutions
The video was catered to crate training issues as requested and I added a general A-Z of helpful tips for puppyhood - a 30 minute video. I answered a txt regarding the crate training and said that if still having problems I can help further via video chat then can coach you through the practices. I asked her to keep me updated but just left an inaccurate uncalled for review. Please ignore this review and look beyond it to fairer more representative reviews
Alex was very professional, and very communicative the whole time.
Me and my partner were both very frustrated by the situation that was created out of not knowing what exactly we were supposed to do with out first dog. We only had one class with him in person due to the Coronavirus, but he still followed up and offered the option to do videos of him explaining what we need to do.
He was clear, very understandable. We had a follow up live video chat, where we could ask our questions and he could see what is happening, how the dog reacts and we could go in more details about the process.
Our Sky has made a huge progress in the past two weeks, and I didn’t even think that it’ll be such a quick change. I’m really grateful for his help, as we get to enjoy a calmer, better behaved dog. We will continue to work with him and I highly recommend his services to anyone! More...
Fantastic experience so far. We have continuing sessions to get our dog where we’d like her to be. Incredible helpful and patient. Highly recommend.
We are just starting this progress so hoping for some good results
I grew up with Border Collies and have owned them all my life. The one I have is now the sixth. Whilst she has a wonderful temperament she was chasing everything from cars to leaf blowers. I was having great difficulty controlling her at all and was begining to despair. Alex Wlsh from 101Dog Solutions has now worked with us on four occasions. Nell is a different dog, much happier and we are thrilled and cannot believe the difference he has made in such a short time. We cannot recommend him highly enough. More...
Mike & Jean Warrener
Just one session by Alex at 101 Dog solutions with Indy our 3 year old Shihtzu has made 100% difference to her demeanor when being walked,now walks nicely by our side
in a relaxed manner and is generally a lot more acceptable around other people.
Can’t believe what a difference one session has made. More...
Ben and Leki
Easy guy to talk to and approach, our little dachshund has a few issues with meeting people on walks, food aggression and barking and after a couple of sessions he was walking well, was more relaxed and started to listen a lot more and we could walk past people without any freezing, couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Alex is very knowledgeable and has already made a vast improvement in the behaviour of my 2 Frenchies. Highly recommend
Only had one session with him so far but was highly impressed with his knowledge. He showed me and my parents what we needed to do. Thank you. I will recommend this company to everyone who needs help with dogs/puppies More...
Russ & Baska
Alex was recommended to us by another happy client, he has helped us when our 11 month old wirehaired Vizsla Ida had become overly nervous and reactive against people and dogs. After our first meeting we both felt that he would be a good teacher for us, the way that he works is clear and straightforward to understand. We realised quickly that we ourselves needed to learn a lot to manage Ida’s behaviour. Alex was very patient and we never felt rushed. We are still in touch and would fully recommend him. More...
Alex transformed our puppy who was afraid of everything in his new world with us. We found ourselves with a puppy who didn’t want to leave the house and when he did would run home on his own. Alex worked with him week on week until we had a truly happy, bouncy dog who adored his time at the park with us and all his new canine friends. Alex helped us to understand our dog’s behaviour and gave us lots of invaluable advice to work with. We were so grateful to have Alex around and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who has issues with their dog! More...
We made good progress in a short time. Would definitely recommend Alex to anyone
I would highly recommend Alex to everyone, he helped me with my huskey and pug. He will take the time to talk you through what you need to do and is always there on the other end of the phone. Friendly and trustworthy could not of chosen a better person for the job! More...
I used Alex when my terrier was about 5 months old, to build my confidence to let him off the lead. Alex had been recommended to my by two people independently, and he was really great to work with.
I now feel confident to let my dog off the lead, and have a closer bond with him as I understand him better having learnt a lot about dog behaviour.
We did 7 sessions in total. I really liked the fact the sessions were so practical, sometimes initially going through a specific issue at home, but mainly meeting for a walk so I could see him interacting with other dogs whilst Alex explained and showed me techniques and tips.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex. He covered so much more than my initial plea for help. Every time we met I would have a long list of questions he would patiently work his way through as we walked!
I now have a contented dog, happily running off lead (and coming back!), thanks to Alex's support. More...
I'd had a problem with my dog for a while. I had tried everything but couldn't stop him soiling the house. After my first session with 101 Dog Solutions the problem was solved with some very simple advice. Would highly recommend
Alex helped me with my 5 year old Border Collie who was a rescue dog, I had got to the point where I did not know what to do next with him.
Due to whatever had happened to him previously, he was reactive to people and other dogs.
Alex started with leash training so that I finally had a dog who did not pull on the lead, which despite my trying various methods previously from dog training books I had not managed to do.
He then worked with Cracker on his own initially and then with me, in order to show me what to do with him in various situations and how I could also demonstrate that I was taking the lead. This meant that the dog no longer felt that he had to deal with situations that in his mind were a threat.
Thanks to Alex I am now progressing with Cracker and he is gradually learning to deal with situations that previously he would react to. He is also a lot calmer at home as he no longer feels he has to be in charge and is happier to have me dealing with situations.
Cannot thank him enough for his patience and support.
If you ever need any help when training your dog, I recommend contacting 101 Dog Solutions. We were at the end of our tether, especially with my Chocolate Labrador.
We have two Labradors one four and the other three. We had tried several different dog trainers and lost count of the amount of money it was costing. This was the last resort. We got in touch with 101 Dog Solutions and Alex Walsh rang back within a couple of days. Alex came out to assess the dogs and see what we wanted to achieve. Within two days of taking on board everything we were told to do my family and friends could see a huge difference with both dogs, especially the youngest dog. They were a lot calmer and not pulling on the lead as much. Alex and myself would meet up with one dog at a time for several weeks, then we had both dogs. I am now able to walk both dogs together which was impossible before I contacted 101 Dog Solutions. Alex is very professional and caring. Even though the training has finished, I know that if I need any help Alex will be there. Thank you for all the hard work and patience.
Fantastic company - Alex is a natural with dogs and mine adored/ respected him from the moment they met. I soon realised it was about training me as much as the dog and Alex is non judgemental, patient and achieves fantastic results. I would highly recommend him. He is known in our area as the dog whisper :-) More...
Alex is extremely patient and really takes the time to understand your dog and you! His knowledge of dog behaviour is amazing & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Roy & Suzanne
We have two dogs and the youngest was causing us behavioural problems by barking, running after other dogs, cyclist and runners.
A loving dog and not aggressive at all but looking that way when she started to chase which frightened others and was unacceptable.
We were not sure who was the lead instigator/controller between the two dogs but with Alex's help we found out who it was and that it definitely was not us.
With his help we had much more control over matters which in turn helped us to instil good behaviour in our Dogs.
The youngest still does the odd wrong thing as it is in her nature but that is more to do with our failure to spot the risk and control it. We are still learning our job.
We are very grateful to him for his work and would not hesitate to recommend him. More...
Alex was great with our dog and helped us no end. He knew exactly what to do, it seemed so simple yet worked like a treat. He was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He was recommended to me personally, and I have passed the recommendation on to numerous colleagues / friends. More...
I am not joking when I say that 101 Dog Solutions has made an incredible difference to our lives. Having two rescued lurchers, each with his own peculiar issues, had been taking a toll on our lives for the past couple of years.
Walking Bonzo, who is extremely powerful, on the lead was extremely difficult. Too many times have I been pulled off my feet or through hedges when he has spotted another dog or anything that he regards as prey. His recall was non-existent, to the extent that once off the lead he would disappear into the sunset, running across the roads with a Canada goose between his jaws and then ending up being chased by a fisherman, after Bonzo had run off with his keep-net of fish. I could understand why Bonzo had been repeatedly returned to the rescue centre, as previous adopters could not cope with him. Our other dog, Bertie, had his own problems: barking and reacting to every dog that he saw.
Thank goodness 101 Dog Solutions came to the rescue; both dogs have been transformed. Instead of it taking a couple of hours of hard work to recall Bonzo, he now stops in his tracks, sits down and waits while we put him back on his lead. His pulling on the lead has been greatly reduced (unless it's raining or bitterly cold) to the extent that other dog owners are commenting on his walking to heel. Bertie is now far more sociable and easy with other dogs and we know how to pre-empt any aggressive behaviour.
What has impressed me so much is the time, kindness and patience that Alex devoted to us and our hounds. He is so easy and reassuring to work with. He has enabled us to understand our dogs and their needs and importantly how our behaviour impacts on their behaviour.
We have worked with other dog behaviourists in the past, but 101 Dog Solutions is simply the best and in a class of its own.
Truly, I cannot recommend 101 Dog Solutions highly enough.
Alex worked 1to1 with our Dalmation working through issue we had with him such as aggression, lead work and destructive behaviour in the house. We have seen a real change in him he is much a calmer dog More...
Alex was patient and identified the issues required in training our dogs. We gained a great deal from his training and would recommend him to anyone.
Alex worked with ‘US’ and our Cocker Spaniel “FLOYD” on various issues. Floyd is quite the headstrong little character and has from a pup tried to demand control.
The first point of call was meal times. The ballistic jumping at the kitchen cupboards in haste for his food or the sheer excitement for meal times became a little taxing and out of control. Patience and lots of repetitive training resulted in him sitting patiently and waiting at his meal times. He has also overcome barking around a vacuum cleaner which made him a little anxious.
Alex’s knowledgable and patient approach presents instant results when he is demonstrating so you can witness the result right before your eyes. The majority of the work is done in the ‘homework!’ Dogs have to learn who is in charge and will challenge you with the cute ‘puppy eyes’. It’s hard work ! Alex is very accurate with his advice and is, at the same time, very adaptable offering lots of variations to get the desired result. His honesty & positive outlook is very motivating and encouraging. He gives you the hope that life with your puppy will all be wonderful once you follow the advice and are comfortable with it.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alex to assist you and your puppy or dog. More...