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โ€˜21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021

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Passionate & knowledgeable putting the needs of owners & their dogs at the forefront of everything we do.

All breeds, ages & sizes
Training is tailored specifically to your needs, no off the shelf one size fits all approach.

Training is on a 1-1 basis using up to date training methods covering everything from general puppy training, commands, lead walking, recall & Behavioural issues.

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28 March 2023

Working with Max has been amazing, our dog Cookie has improved so much. As a first time dog owner we were at our wits end but Max really gave us great ideas and advice. I thought it was my fault that we were having a hard time but she put me at ease. Now I have a much better behaved dog and I am a much more confident owner. The skills Max has taught us we will continue to use and I know Cookie will keep learning. Thanks Max x More...

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Thank you so much for the lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚ I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

18 March 2023

Maxine is fantastic at her job! She has helped us so much and we do everything she teaches us everyday and our lab pup has got so much better in and outside of the house. She has helped us to understand our pup so much more and it has helped massively. Not only is Maxine brilliant at her job she is such a lovely lady in general! We will really miss having her around & have really enjoyed learning new stuff through her to help with our pup :-) highly recommend. More...

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Thank you so much Aimee, this is such a lovely review ๐Ÿ˜. I've really enjoyed our sessions & I shall miss Teddy. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

18 January 2023

When I first booked Dog Tails I was almost at my wits end as a first time dog mom, I didn't have a clue what I was doing and Maxine was amazing. She reassured us in every way possible from the very beginning, that things were how they're supposed to be. Training was 100% amazing. Answering any questions, queries or worries we had. Maxine was great at teaching us, making sure we were comfortable with everything that we had learnt, so we could continue this between lessons. My pup learnt immediately, new things at every training session. Maxine was loving, calm, friendly and incredible at training. Being given recommendations for products that we now couldn't live without as well as an email breakdown of our lessons with what we can practice, in messaging and video format was just the extra mile we never expected but most definitely needed. We would highly recommend to anybody. Thank you for absolutely everything you have done for us, not only as a family but for my lovable Labrador too, who absolutely adored you at every very fun and enjoyable session. โค More...

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Thank you so much for the amazing review Vicky! I've really enjoyed our sessions โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

13 January 2023

Dog Tails was professional and understanding throughout the training of Jax. After making Max aware Jax was a rescue dog, she adapted training methods accordingly and made us aware of how to deal with certain issues and behaviours. Jax is a much more focused dog since training with Max. Recommend Dog Tails to anyone in a similar situation. More...

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Thank you so much Julie, it's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

10 December 2022

Working with Max has been the best thing we have done since having our dog! She has been amazing! Max is a kind, intelligent and friendly person who made training calm and enjoyable.
We really struggled and began to not enjoy taking our dog for a walk because of the strength of his pulling, but with the help of Max we are now more confident and actually enjoy taking our dog for walks; even taking him to new places! We couldnโ€™t and wouldnโ€™t have got to this point if it wasnโ€™t for the amazing work Max has done with us.
I couldnโ€™t recommend her enough!
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Thank you so much Hannah it's been a pleasure to see the progress โ˜บ๏ธ

26 November 2022

Fantastic work by Maxine and our staffy Beau teaching us owners how to allow Beau to be calm when visitors arrive highly recommended

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Thanks so much Tracey, Beau did so well! ๐Ÿ˜Š

3 October 2022

We Needed help with training for our 10 month old puppy , max was absolutely fantastic she was so professional and I canโ€™t believe how much Milo has come on , heโ€™s doing brilliant , thank you so much max โ€ฆ

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Thank you so much For the fantastic review ๐Ÿ˜€

28 August 2022

We initially needed Maxineโ€™s help for our oldest mini dachshund who had an issue with pulling on the lead/barking at other dogs.
The first day we met Maxine she was brilliant with Louis and we quickly noticed a change with him after the first session. She taught us techniques to distract him from the other dogs on walks and Louis picked this up very quickly!
I was very nervous to take Louis and our other mini dachshund Bailey out into open spaces as I was worried they would run off. Maxine gave us so many tips and tricks to help us take control of our dogs and make sure they were listening to commands. On our last session to our surprise our dogs were off the lead running around a big open space! We were so shocked but so happy that all of Maxineโ€™s help had paid off. I would never have been confident to let them off the lead if it wasnโ€™t for Maxine, and our dogs have been brilliant with the training which I never thought would happen as they used to have a tendency of never listening! I never thought Iโ€™d see the day our dogs were off the lead and I felt confident they would come to me when called.
Thank you so much Maxine for helping us and our boys. We are very grateful!
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Thank you so much Sian, for the fab review it's been a pleasure working with you all. So happy that Louis & Bailey can now be off lead too ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

16 July 2022

Max was absolutely wonderful and Bella, our 2 year old Labrador retriever rescue, loved her!! We had 5 sessions to top up Bellaโ€™s training and sheโ€™s now pulling less on the lead, following the stop and wait command, resisting the urge to lunge towards other dogs, and starting to learn recall. Max was very friendly and has made me feel more confident when walking Bella. Thank you so much!!! More...

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Thank you so much Kerry, Bella is an absolute star ๐ŸŒŸ I shall miss her ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

3 July 2022

Would highly recommend dog tails, I honestly canโ€™t thank Max enough for all her help over the last few months with my crazy cocker Jessie. She has given me the tools for a more calm and settled dog and the foundations to shape her in to the dog she so wants to be. I will continue her training as she loves it so much. Max is just amazing and now a friend for life. Thank you Maxโ™ฅ๏ธ More...

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Thank you so much Paige for the amazing review! It's been brilliant working with you both we shall definitely keep in touch ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

26 June 2022

Maxine was absolutely amazing with our golden. She had so much patience and was always very motivating for our dog. She made every lesson fun and effective and managed to get all our goldens bad habits out of her in a matter of a few sessions. It is obvious that she has so much love for all the dogs she works with and there is no one else I would recommend more than her. More...

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Thank you so much for the fab review, it's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ

20 June 2022

Do it!

If youโ€™re even half contemplating a dog trainer then I cannot recommend Max enough. Sheโ€™s less of a dog trainer and more of a life saver!

We brought Max in for our seven month old Golden Retriever, Reggie to help with his recall. On the whole, Reggie was pretty good (or so we thought) but the second he saw another dog- no matter how far away- he was gone and wouldnโ€™t come back until he had said hello. This was less of an issue if the dog was friendly but on three occasions he had approached very aggressive dogs that had tried to do him serious harm and I was half a field away with my other dog trying to catch up. We were genuinely terrified of what could happen.

Max had completely transformed Reggie and the methods we have learned through his recall are making him an all round better behaved dog as heโ€™s far more engaged with us. Now when he sees a dog, even just a few feet away. He calmly lays down and waits for instructions- weโ€™re no longer having our armed ripped out of our sockets while he leaps towards them or running across a field screaming โ€œheโ€™s friendlyโ€ as he bounds towards whatever dog has caught his eye.

Going from one dog to two was harder than we thought and at times we were despairing thinking what have we done. Now weโ€™re loving our walks out and getting so many compliments on what a wonderfully well behaved dog we have. I cannot thank or recommend Max enough. She was non-judgmental, practical and logical in her training and everything seemed so obvious when she explained it. I only wish we had brought her in sooner.
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Thank you so much Jem! I will miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ it's been a pleasure please do keep in touch ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

8 May 2022

Maxine was super friendly, down to earth and non-judgemental with our puppy american akita cross husky, who we were having issues with leaving for even short periods of time. She was very patient when the pup was jumping around excited that someone new was in the house. She went through different techniques and thoroughly explained them & that made it easy to know what steps we had to take once she had left. We were also having huge issues with crate training & Maxine was more than happy to help us. Within a couple of weeks of following the advice given, our pup improved massively! We still have a way to go but he is getting better and better each day & I honestly cannot thank & recommend Maxine enough! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! More...

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Thank you so much Jade, it was my pleasure & I'm so glad that I was able to help ๐Ÿ˜Š

14 April 2022

We have been seeing Max for the last few months,due to our 2 half german shepheard being dog reactive,he's now like a different dog,totaly reccomend her very friendly/proffesional and just a lovely understanding person,also very reasonable in price,it's now a joy to walk our boy,thank you so much ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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Thank you so much Kim, it's been a pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

12 April 2022

Max is a really good dog trainer she has lots of patience and time for both the owner and the dog my dog Dodger is a totally different dog now. I would totally recommend to anyone who need help with there dog More...

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Thank you so much it's been a pleasure working with you both ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

28 February 2022

Maxine was really lovely with my dog Sunny. She has a positive praise approach. Max has helped improve Sunny's confidence and helped give me some ideas to continue with training for Sunny's wellbeing.

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Thank you so much it's been a pleasure working with you both ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

11 February 2022

Great Training advice, Max had Mojo walking so much better on his lead on his first session, I was totally amazed, Canโ€™t recommended enough, Max really knows her stuff ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿถ

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Thank you so much Rachael, it was my pleasure x

17 January 2022

Well what can I say? Max at dogs tails was amazing with my young staffy Bella who at the time starting her training was only 12 weeks old. I did a lot of research to find a trainer and time after time dogs tails has been getting 5 star reviews, I bit the bullet and got in contact. From the first message I sent Max I felt she was the one to train Bella. Max had asked what I wanted and determined how many session were required. We booked in 5 session over a 7 week period (due to Xmas holidays) as I wanted obeisance and lead training and anything else I could think of. Any concern I would have i would drop max a little message and she would get back to me as soon as she could to help with any training trouble I was having. Max doesnโ€™t only train the dog, she also trains you on how to handle situations which you may come across. Max had also provided me details on potty and crate training even though this wasnโ€™t discussed at the initial stages. On the fourth session we had covered all of the training requirements. On the final session max asked what I wanted to cover and I had a few concern which max pointed me in the right directions. I can safely say I would recommend Max to anyone who has a new or existing fur baby she very approachable and no task seems difficult. Im still training Bella from Maxโ€™s training and itโ€™s going really wellโ€ฆ.Thank you max for training Bella and myself it has been really appreciated x More...

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Thank you so much Neelam for the fab review. It's been a pleasure working with you both ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

16 January 2022

I canโ€™t thank max enough for all her help with Darcy,
Max is so knowledgeable and has really helped me train my puppy, nothing was any trouble,
Max accommodate me as I was out of her catchment area, we made it work,
We enjoyed trips out to bantock park along with indoor puppy classes!
Me and Darcy as really going to miss meeting up with you!

Thank you again for everything Max!
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Thank you for such a lovely review Beth, I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

6 January 2022

Working with Max has been fantastic. We needed help training our puppy, Otto, who was struggling with toilet training, separation anxiety, destructive behaviour and basic commands. After just 4 sessions we had a completely different dog! Max helped us to change Ottoโ€™s behaviour as well as our own, and we noticed a huge change in him. She was full of advice and hints and tips, and has really helped make a difference. More...

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Thank you for the lovely review Rosie. It's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

20 December 2021

Just finished our last lesson today with Dog Tails.
Iโ€™ve got to say a massive thank you to Max for all her help over the the last 6 weeks.
My boxer is 6 months old and we just wanted her to be well behaved/sociable and be well mannered.

She has done so well and we are so pleased with her, we have learnt so much from Max, she is so knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble, she always listened to any concerns and gave sound advice. We have a very well behaved clever little girl now and we have Max to thank for that.

Lyla (and me) has really enjoyed her lessons with such a fab trainer.
Would definitely recommend Dog Tails.

Thank you for all your help.
Lisa & Lyla ๐Ÿถ
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Thank you for the lovely review Lisa it's really been a pleasure working with you both. Have a good Christmas and New year ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

13 December 2021

Maxine was excellent! Really helped us with our pooch. Would highly recommend.

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Thanks so much for the fab review guys it was a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

6 November 2021

Max is amazing! She helped us train our boy Merlin to be calm with visitors in the home. Max responded quickly to my initial contact and booked us in as soon as she could. We were incredibly impressed with Merlins first session and his response to the guidance we were given. Max provided us with a write up of our session so we could continue to work on the task at hand. What can I say! Merlin has flourished! Thank you for all your help we are very grateful. More...

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Thank you so much Gemma, it's been a pleasure & Merlin has done so well! ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

2 November 2021

I highly recommend Max.
She helped my dog gain confidence, Dottie was a lock down puppy, it took time and patience for Dottie to come out of her shyness. Max not only helped Dottie she helped me to, so l can continue with her progress. Dottie likes to learn, her confidence is getting better. Thank you Max wonderful trainer, Woof woof from Dottie and not forgetting Meow meow from Sheldon the cat. Thank you from us all xx More...

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Ah thanks Michelle ๐Ÿ˜Š Dotty is a sweetheart & of course Sheldon too! I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

2 November 2021

Would highly recommend Max at Dog Tails if your looking for a trainer. Our puppy had a 6 sessions with her and we all learned some great things which has certainly helped our boy on his journey to been a well mannered dog. Thanks again for all your help and advice Max. Kylo sends his woofs ๐Ÿ˜Š. More...

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Thank you so much Vicci I shall miss working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

13 October 2021

Max is just brilliant, we have just come back from an amazing holiday in Aberdovey with a very well behaved dog, and much more confident owners. what is important is that Max trains the owners as well as the dogs. a big thank you from us and Spice ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxx More...

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Thank you so much Abbie ๐Ÿ˜ƒ xx

8 October 2021

I never had a dog before, and had no idea on training methods. I got in touch with Max at Dog Tails, she was local to me and had very good reviews. I booked 8 lessons with Max for my cavapoo puppy named Poppy. Max came to the house to do training and have a chat with me, which made me very comfortable. To say Max is brilliant at what she does is an understatement, she is excellent and i would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a dog trainer. By the 6th lesson Poppy had done all the training that Max had in mind for her, so for the last 2 lessons she taught Poppy how to climb stairs and to get into the car by herself. If i could rate more stars i would. More...

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Thank you so much Jen, it's been a pleasure working with you all. You've worked so hard with poppy she is a credit to you. Please keep in touch I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

4 October 2021

Max was really helpful with our puppy Larry. We covered lots of different types of training and Max gave us loads of useful advice and tips along the way. We are so grateful for helping us with our puppy and itโ€™s really rewarding to see the results now he's older. Thank you Max! More...

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You're more than welcome Sarah I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

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1 October 2021

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Would highly recommend working with dog tails, Max has lots of tips for all sorts of things you may want to work on with your dog. She has helped me have the tools to train my puppy to walk calmly and follow my commands. More...

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Thank you so much Lyndie I shall miss our sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ

28 September 2021

Max has made the upbringing of Bruno a million times easier! Fantastic tips to keep bad behaviours at bay, and great exercises to keep him on the right path to being a well-behaved companion. Thank you so much for the help and being so understanding if things have come up that interrupted sessions! Bruno will definitely miss youโค๏ธ More...

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Thank you so much Mia I shall miss you guys โค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

17 September 2021

I cannot recommend dog tails enough! Max is fully booked for a reason but Dog Tails is worth waiting for! Max is a friendly, approachable and knowledgable trainer - no question is silly! We were able to learn the basics in the sessions and then practice on our own, with emailed homework - clear, easy to understand instructions. Everything is tailored to what you want, just ask! Frank has graduated from doggy school as a much calmer and well mannered young man More...

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Thank you so much Laura I shall miss you guysโค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

8 September 2021

It was great working with Max training my dog who is very professional, friendly, explaining every stage, full of helpful information and my dog loved her.
During the training it was challenging for us all but after the six sessions we now have an obedient dog and reached all the goals we set out to achieve prior to starting the training.
I would fully recommend Max - Dog Tails and felt it was very good value for money.
Thanks Max.
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Thanks very much Les it's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ

27 August 2021

From day one I felt completely at ease with Max as did my puppy Ruben who every week was very excited to see her . We wanted guidance in recall mainly and working with Max we have achieved this he is now walking off his lead and listening and following our commands all which we learnt from Max . We cannot thank her enough a lovely person who is very good at her job . I will not hesitate to recommend as she is absolutely first class . More...

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Thank you so much Alison, it's been an absolute pleasure working with you both ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ˜Š

3 August 2021

Max has been brilliant with Bella! She has been very understanding and supportive. We have just completed 6 sessions with Max and now have a good foundation to move forward with our puppy. We would highly recommend Max to anyone looking for 1:1 training. Many thanks. More...

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Thank you so much it's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

13 July 2021

Max has been absolutely brilliant in supporting me and training Dave. She is so knowledgeable and encouraging and that makes the training fun for both owners and dogs. All the training sessions have been focused on direct needs with effective and workable solutions Dave will miss you Max ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much and can't recommend you enough to anyone who is looking for 1:1 training More...

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Thanks Liz, it's been a pleasure working with you both ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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13 June 2021

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Max has worked wonders with our rottweiler puppy buster, he is so calm now and is listening a lot more we can't thank this lady enough we are going to miss her lots thanks again Max.... Highly recommended xx

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Thanks Gemma, it's been a pleasure working with you all I shall miss you all too. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

9 June 2021

Percy can be a handful when out on walks. Barked and lunged at everything that moved, including vehicles.
Max was recommended to me by a friend and Iโ€™m glad I booked with her.
Percyโ€™s behaviour has improved tremendously and I now feel comfortable, in a busy park environment.
Thank you Max ๐Ÿ˜Š
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7 June 2021

Max is a lovely lady very easy to get on with and she was great with my dog roxy the rottweiler, she trained roxy to sit and wait down and stay and when visitors come she helped us with keeping roxy calm and not jumping up and knocking people down and also walking her calmly on the lead and recall in the park all of which we are putting into practice daily. Max is definitely someone I would recommend people to I already gave max's number to a lady in the park by me who knew we was having training so if your after someone good then this is your lady very genuine lovely person again Max thank you so much More...

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Thank you so much Lisa, it's been a pleasure ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

5 June 2021

Max has been absolutely brilliant in helping us train our Cocker Spaniel Pup Jimmy. We had 10 sessions with her and learnt all the basics and more for a well behaved puppy. Couldnโ€™t recommend Dog Tails enough! More...

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Thank you so much Emily ๐Ÿ˜ƒ it's been a pleasure working with you all ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ