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Be More Dog

Ongar, Essex

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91 hires on Bark
‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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I am an associate member of the CFBA.

I offer one to one consultations for all dog behaviour issues including aggression, separation anxiety, excessive barking, pulling on the lead, general obedience and owner skills training.
I also do hourly training for individual problems.

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28 September 2020

Tricia cane to me to meet my foster pup Sarah today. Sarah is a very wary doggie who has clearly had a bad start to life but with Tricia’s help and knowledge and my time and patience I know that my Sarah will eventually be the doggie she wants to be. Tricia was amazing with the way she spoke to me and reacted to Sarah. She showed me technics to help Sarah and explained to me things in ways that I had never thought of before that made total sense. Would and will recommend Tricia to anyone and have already told my sister to watch the live webnir with the vet about a raw diet. Thank you so much Be more dog and last but not least I actually won that session from a webnir I watched a few weeks ago. Worth entering... This is going to change Sarah’s life and mine also. Thank you Jade More...

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24 September 2020

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Patricia was an amazing help with our very nervous chihuahua Bertie. Within days of working on what she has taught us we have seen a big improvement in his confidence and behaviour! Would recommend to others!

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Louise thank you for the lovely review and well done to you!

6 September 2020

Excellent service, helped with our new dog Sam loads .

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3 September 2020

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Patricia was friendly and professional. She discussed what we needed help with and worked with us one to one. She gave clear instructions and explanations. We came away with practical solutions and helpful information as well as a better understanding of our dog.
We would like to thank Patricia and we definitely recommend her.
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16 August 2020

Have to say we have had the most fabulous experience today, from being absolute wrecks at the thought of taking our Standard Schnauzer Betsy for a walk to feeling like crying with relief seeing the change in her in such a short space of time. We have nothing but absolute praise and gratitude for what you’ve done for us....we are already practising your guidance and have been on our first “solo” walk. Thank you so much. Be More Dog....totally recommended...! More...

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13 August 2020

We're so lucky to have found Patricia when we did! After poor advice from our vets we had a agressive, dominant Pup. We'd tried other unqualified trainers but found ourselves giving treats constantly instead of addressing the issues. Be more dog changed everything for our family! We were struggling, even contemplated rehoming but with the tools & support Patricia gave us and alot of consistency we now have a settled Labradoodle and we couldn't be happier. I wouldn't hesitate to use Be More Dog should we ever have any concerns. More...

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26 July 2020

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Patricia was so lovely. She knew exactly what she was doing and my dogs have been so well behaved since she came to help me with their constant barking. I would definitely recommend her

6 July 2020

Thank you for a great session with Buddy today, Patricia! Seen a huge difference in him already and now he’s sound asleep. I would highly recommend training with Patricia! More...

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5 July 2020

Had a great experience so far! Only two sessions and amazing results already. Patricia has made me feel more confident in training Daisy. More to work on but looking forward to it! Couldn’t recommend enough! More...

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12 June 2020

Had some great training with both our dogs on how to be a better leader in the house and trying to prevent their fights etc. Was immensely helpful, we’re still working on some of the points and will take perseverance but the training was very thorough and helpful! More...

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11 June 2020

I contacted Patricia when I needed help to deal with a particular behaviour issue I was having with my young dog. Patricia replied to my message quickly and we arranged a video consultation. During the consultation it was clear the she knew what she was talking about and was able to give me ideas for strategies to change the behaviour which I could try immediately. Patricia is knowledgeable as well as friendly and approachable. I would recommend her to anyone needing advice about their dog. More...

14 May 2020

Patricia has been invaluable in helping us to settle in our rescue greyhound. We are first time dog owners and Patricia has taught us how to form a good relationship with our dog from the outset. She has also been enormously helpful when we've had specific issues with our dog such as separation anxiety, sleep issues and socialisation. Always on the other end of the phone, Patricia has given us thorough, sensible, expert advice that has yielded immediate results. We can't thank her enough for her support. We would highly recommend Patricia. More...

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2 March 2020

Fantastic second session with Patricia. Cannot recommend her enough or thank her enough. You will not be sorry if you contact her!

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Thank you Jane!

16 February 2020

I had a telephone consultation with Tricia and then later watched her seminar. The advice she gave me was practical and common sense. Since talking to Tricia I have been putting into practice her tips and advice and I have seen a big difference in my dog’s behaviour. Tricia is the oracle of dog behaviour and I cannot recommend her highly enough! More...

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19 January 2020

I would highly recommend Patricia to help with any dog behavioural issues. My one year old yorkiepoo was unfortunately hit by a car after escaping my house a few months ago and miraculously survived, but it has left us all with an ongoing fear of what if he managed to get out again as he does have a tendency to bolt. In only one home visit Patricia has taught me two strategies for dealing with the front door area one being for when we do want him to come out of the house and one for him to stay away from the door when it is opened. I cannot believe how quickly Teddy has taken to these training tips and am extremely grateful to Patricia for helping come up with workable solutions for us. I would have no hesitation recommending Patricia and will no doubt be asking for a few follow up sessions along the way. Thank you. More...

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9 January 2020

Patricia is amazing and I would highly recommend her to not only owners with dogs who have behavioural issues but first time owners like ourselves. We reached out to Patricia to help us get off to the right start with our 12 week old German Shepard pup Hector. He was a beautiful puppy but the nipping was getting out of hand and particularly with our 3 children. With Patricias expertises and guidance he had literally stopped nipping us and the children within the 2 hour session we had with her! He now does not nip at all! She also gave us advice and help on other issues such as diet, castration, play, crate training and toilet training amongst lots of other things. The training was invaluable and would definitely have Patricia back for future training. More...

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22 December 2019

We was looking for a dog trainer to help with some issues we had with our small cross breed dog .I was recommended to Be More Dog by my vet. Patrica visited us to help with our dog who was going mad every time the door bell went or a stranger came to the door . Patricia spent time to ask questions and came up with suitable solutions for our problem.Our dog was also pulling on his lead and barking at buses etc on his walks.We was given several techniques to use and these have worked a treat !We now have a much happier and less stressed dog . All in all I would highly recommend ❤️Thank you Be More Dog More...

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16 December 2019

Good day people I would like to take this opportunity to thank Patricia for all the hard work ,extra effort,total commitment and of course the total knowledge of our best friend My dogs where frighting ( two European Doberman’s) I was at my wits end I’m not a emotional person but I cried at the thought of re homing one of them with just one lengthy call with Patrica and a few home truths told I’ve managed to get to the route of the problem ( Me ) all I can say is Patricia is at the end of the phone 24/7 knows her stuff for me the proof is in the pudding dogs are calm respect me ( wish she could do same for the Kids ) can’t parse Patricia another Please do not hesitate to call this lovely lady very very honest true person I’ve had loads of trainers so called dog behaviourist all second class against this true professional lady I can’t sing Patricia’s praises enough

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15 December 2019

Great techniques and advice given for my dog who was presenting with some behaviour issues . Patricia was very professional and my dog is so much better now . Thank you BE MORE DOG .
Highly recommended 🐶👏🏻
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6 December 2019

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Very helpful over the phone even before meeting and then as I was unable to make our face to face meeting and it was just my husband patiently went over the tips and any queries I had over the phone , really patient and supportive with simple and clear techniques to help settle with our new pup

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15 November 2019

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Patricia was great, and helped us out by teaching us techniques to deal with our 3 naughty dogs. We could see some improvements straight away and we just need to persist with what we were taught

28 October 2019

Patricia’s advice and guidance have been very helpful. We have had an initial one hour session with a follow up arranged and although less than one week since her visit I can see a big improvement in Pip’s behaviour (or could it be mine!!!) Thanks Patricia.

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Hi Jane. I'm so pleased you are seeing an improvement. Well done and see you soon.

19 October 2019

Arthur and I had our first session with Patricia this week. OMG I was so impressed with her calm collective manner. Patricia knows her stuff that’s for sure.

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14 October 2019

I cannot recommend Patrica enough!!!! We have a 6 month old Frenchie who quite frankly, we were at our wits end with. He jumped up at us, was biting (out of over-excitement) and had no concept of recall but with the help of Be More Dog in a 2 hour session, we were given the tools and advice to teach our dog. In under a week, I can confidently walk my dog without a lead and give him commands that he understands. Patrica knows what she’s talking about and most definitely gives sound advice. More...

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23 September 2019

When I reached out to Patricia I was really struggling with my 4 year old and 1 year old pugs. They were going through a stage of not sleeping through the night and toileting in the house, they both have separation anxiety and the younger pug had additional issues such as: dominance/bullying over the older dog, lunging at cars when walking, dreadful lead walking in general, aggression towards other dogs etc. We had tried group training classes but it only seemed to make things worse. Patricia worked with us over a series of sessions, to help us better understand the underlying issues causing the ‘bad behaviours’ of both dogs with noticeable improvements after day 1. We now understand their behaviour and body language so much better and are working on a plan to help their separation anxiety and our youngest’s fear of cars and other dogs which is the underlying issue behind what we thought was just disobedience and aggression. I am pleased to say that the nighttime issues were solved within one week, and the bullyish behaviour and toileting corrected. Patricia also provided recommendations on food which has changed their general health/weight/teeth which has been invaluable. Patricia has helped us significantly, we would highly recommend her and her services. Thank you so much Patricia! Jess, James, Doug and Dolly More...

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28 August 2019

We just had our first session with Patricia, who was helping us with our big German shepherd puppy Chi Chi. Chi Chi has been relentlessly pulling since we started walking her and we had no techniques left to try and were feeling rather helpless. Within minutes of Patricia being here, we saw huge improvements in Chi Chi, and have been shown a tailor made technique that suits her needs and works perfectly at preventing her from pulling on the lead. Patricia made us feel so comfortable and was completely non-judgemental. We instantly felt at ease. She has a super relaxed yet professional, no nonsense approach. By the end of the session Chi Chi was walking nice and calmly on a loose lead, and we felt a sigh of relief. Highly recommend her to anyone that needs some behavioural assistance. She is wonder woman. More...

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23 August 2019

Patricia help us keep our Dogs together in the family home. We have two beautiful French bulldogs, one was re homed at 9 months and we got the other at 12weeks. All was well, then out of the blue they started to fight quite badly. We were devastated to say the least. We was on the brink of letting our baby girl go to live with my auntie until Wonder Woman Patricia stepped in. She had a tough approach for us to follow, which we did. It was very challenging but we did as we were told and we reaped the benefits. They had resource guarding and inter dog aggression. I can happily say today, our babies are 90% back to how they were. We never forget they are dogs before they are pets. No fighting. Only in one area which we keepThem out of (front room). I didn’t think we could stop the fighting or keep them. But thanks to Patricia we did, she didn’t make any promises but was hopeful. THANK YOU PATRICIA ❣ we will be for ever grateful to you. NOTE: Patricia is very professional, no frills, she is serious about what she does and is 100% committed to the dogs and their well being. More...

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22 August 2019

I just wanted to say how amazing Patricia is. I have issues with my Pom and have met with a lot of trainers, but I have not yet come across as knowledgeable, passionate and helpful trainer as she is! After only 1 phone call with her and implementing all the rules she has told me, my dog has finally started to change. It is a working progress, but she has given me all the tools I needed to make a change. This was only an hour call, so I cannot imagine what she can teach on a training session. I will highly recommend her to anyone that has issues or needs a professional advice! More...

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29 July 2019

Great session. Really helped us to understand the areas of training to focus on and how our own actions may be leading to dependency issues.

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27 July 2019

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After a bit of a rough start to the big world Duke was attacked by big dogs and didnt have best beginning due to vets making him sick and not being able to socialise earlier. There were several factors that made me want a one to one experience and Patricia Was exactly what I needed and got it!! I used her for another booking to introduce my 1.53kg Pom to A huge doberman. Duke feels a lot more confident and happy as am I as an owner. Look forward to more catch ups. More...

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Thank you Breda and we look forward to seeing your lovely boy again soon.

27 July 2019

Just had a 2 hour session and really noticed a big improvement with my 8month puppy . Thank you

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21 July 2019

Patricia was lovely to work with and I learnt so much which will help us to move forward with Elsie and her separation anxiety.
Cannot recommend Patricia enough.
Thanku Patricia
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19 July 2019

Patricia was so lovely to work with and we learnt so much. Can only thank her for all her guidance and tips and I hope we can do her proud.

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Thank you Debbie. You did great in the session and your little girl is a bright little star.

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18 July 2019

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I feel so confident in the training plan I have been given, we had such a lovely conversation about my dog and our next steps. I can not wait for the lessons to begin. VERY knowledgeable women. More...

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Thank you so much Louise. I'm very pleased to be working with you.

12 July 2019

I learnt so much in so little time.

30 June 2019

Patricia has extensive knowledge & experience of dog behaviour / training and I can highly recommend anyone who needs help with their dog to contact her. Having worked with Patricia & also run dog seminars with her I know how professional & ethical she is, she treats her clients & their dogs with care & respect and always does her best to provide a great service. John More...

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23 June 2019

I have know Patricia McGrady from attending dog behavioural courses, and also collaborating together with behavioural consultations as well as seminars. I highly recommend anyone chooses to work with Patricia if they wish to improve their relationship with their dog, she is professional and vastly knowledgable through her years of applying great experience and consistent results in the world of dog behaviour & training. More...

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30 April 2019

Patricia came round for an hour and she gave us some very good tips and he has responded so quick we have booked another session would recommend Patricia definitely 👍

26 April 2019

Had a two hour session today, absolutely fantastic results. I also feel a lot more confident. I would highly recommend using Be More Dog.

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17 April 2019

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Patricia was friendly, but firm with her advice. We received a lengthy report full of recommendations which we have put in place. Within a couple of days our dogs were walking behind us. We have managed to keep them off the furniture and the chewing has lessened. It is ongoing but we are extremely happy with the results so far. Thank you Patricia! More...

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Karen it was a pleasure to work with you all and you have done so well creating balance for your dogs. Thank you for your kind words.

3 April 2019

I found Patricia very helpful, she made alot of sense, and what she told me to do is working, thank you

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Angela thank you so much and well done for achieving those results so quicklt indeed.

30 March 2019

I found it very helpful, Patricia was very nice and helpful

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Thank you Angela. I enjoyed working with you all today.

10 February 2019

Patricia has been a huge help over the last 5 months in helping us to manage our puppy’s reactive behaviour towards other dogs both on and off lead and in different environments. She helped us understand why he was behaving the way he was and gave us the tools and endless advice to help us improve his confidence in himself and us as his humans! It has taken months of hard work, ups and downs, consistency and patience but he has come on leaps and bounds and we are really starting to enjoy our walks and time with him. Patricia is always at the other end of the phone when we need her to reassure us and give real time feedback and advice - we can’t thank her enough! More...

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Thank you Emily and well done for your hard work and persistence. It's been great seeing your boy improve and your dedication is at the heart of it all.

10 February 2019

Patricia was excellent! We had a hugely beneficial two hour session which opened my eyes to the rights and wrongs of how to train and nurture a puppy. She was very clear with her instructions and I would definitely recommend her services. More...

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Max thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure to work with you.

25 January 2019

Patricia is a pleasure to work with and exudes experience and care in looking after our Terrier. We use Be More Dog for both daycare / overnights and addressing a few behaviour problems. Highly recommended - Roy of Chipping Ongar More...

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