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Rehabilitation and Training

Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Offering one to one behavioural and basic training and social skills training for all breeds of dogs and puppies.

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25 July 2020

Steve came to visit us on the 6th July 2020, to help us with our 16 month old German Shepherd Dog Harley. Harley has always had a nervous nature and continuously barks in our garden at birds/ neighbours and some dogs and people when out on walks. Within an hour Steve had Harley calmer in our garden. Steve sent us an excellent diagnostic report and we have been using these techniques and have noticed a dramatic change in Harley already. Thank you so much Steve. We highly recommend you ! More...

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Hi Teresa and Michael. Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m glad I could make a difference with ‘Harley’. Keep up the good work! 👍🐾🐕🐶

15 November 2019

Professional and caring assistants to all our puppies needs. Highly recommend Steve

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7 November 2019

We would recommend Steve he is really good with dogs and teaching owners. Its a week now and Nero walks to heel without pulling as if he never pulled. I am more confident walking him and we have met a few dogs without me going into melt down. Best training ever. More...

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6 November 2019

Steve was fantastic help with our overly excitable Staffy. Seen huge improvements since day 1 and could not be happier.

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20 October 2019

Thoroughly recommend Steve, he is a really nice guy who is fantastic with dogs. He came to help us with our rescue Harry and his territorial barking which was getting out of hand. Steve was able to teach us in three hours how to communicate to Harry some simple, positive but very effective ways to stop the barking. Obviously Harry is still allowed to bark, as dogs should, but we can now quieten him and calm him down when we need to which is good for us but also very good for Harry as he doesn’t need to be as stressed out. The session was worth every penny. A big thank you to Steve. More...

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13 October 2019

A valuable day spent with Steve who worked his magic with my two young boisterous Irish setters. By the end of the day they were calmer and listening. They still have their spirit, sparkle and energy but now it's controllable. Steve uses consistency, positivity and praise to achieve results and also explains why methods do or don't work. An enjoyable and informative day which I would highly recommended. More...

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7 October 2019

Steve was fantastic with my bulldog Rupert. Explained everything in really easy to understand terminology and made it seem so easy. had him walking to heel within 10mins. Fingers crossed Rupert stops barking so much! Cheers Steve. More...

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28 August 2019

Steve basically spent the day training us how to handle our lab pups. it's a work in progress but we've got one dog almost walking to heel and both with near perfect recall after 3 weeks. it's hard work and consistency is the key. Steve explained the dog physio really well. More...

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15 August 2019

What a lovely man We spent all day with Steve going over our issues with our 8mth GSD. Steve is very knowledgable and everything he suggested we have complete trust in as it all makes complete sense. We have put into place the training and have already seen subtle changes in Mabel’s behaviour. Steve sends over a lovely detailed report which we can refer too which is just brilliant, as there is a lot of information to take on board. We couldn’t recommend Steve highly enough, he is very likeable, genuine, and highly knowledgeable. More...

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21 July 2019

Steve is a fantastic bloke, really good and knowledgeable! worked wonders with my dog and would really recommend his services!

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30 May 2019

We highly recommend!

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28 May 2019

What an amazing day spent learning so many tactics to ensure a positive relationship with Bella. Thank you so much Steve. You’re an extremely clever and knowledgeable man.

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23 May 2019

Had a great day with Steve and would highly recommend him. Our Boerboel is a bit of a handful and after the session with Steve we now have a framework we can work with. I know it won't happen overnight but we are already seeing some improvements. More...

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1 April 2019

We have a 4 year old very excitable Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Steve spent the day with us showing us all the key training needs for a calm and happy dog, and how to set the boundaries needed. He also showed us how to address some issues, including pulling on the lead. There’s been such a difference right from the start, and Jess is no longer pulling on the lead! Thoroughly recommend Steve More...

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26 March 2019

Barney the 30kg Lab is a head strong hooligan on the lead thinking he was part of a husky sled Team..... 10 minutes walk with Steve and he is walking to heel Great polite chap, simple methods, great results

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25 March 2019

Steve, Jayne and I have both had an amazing day with you today, we have learnt so much. We are putting into practice what we have learnt and the results are beginning to show already. It's absolutely astounding what you have helped us achieve in just one day. Would highly recommend you. Thank you for all your help. More...

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20 March 2019

Steve came to meet my 15 month old Westie yesterday. She had decided she wanted to be top female and look after me on her terms. She was definitely well on her way to achieving her ambition and used every means to get there, even biting. Steve spent all day with us and put up with my constant questioning about dog psychology. By the time our day was over Mabel was walking beautifully to heal, and obeying EVERY command with ease for Steve and ME!! I couldn't believe this well behaved dog was mine. I used a crate for her when she was a tiny puppy but she hated it. Steve said he could make her like it and I really thought he would fail but yet again, he made her love it and now she spends most of her sleeping time snuggled up in there with her cushions around her. As for the growling and biting I have been educated on how to cope with this. She did give me a couple of nasty warning growls last night and she was humainly punished. She hasn't done it since. I highly recommend Steve no matter what the problem, he really knows his stuff and it shows how much he cares about dogs. Tina Needham Maeket More...

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12 March 2019

Steve came and spent the day with us helping us with our year old Maltipoo .... within a day I could already see a different dog. His positive approach training is really effective and Obi has learnt quickly...we have a less barky dog which is great and hopefully no more nipping ankles!...hopefully the start of a less anxious dog... We are looking forward to having a couple of more sessions with Steve to help us have more confidence with taking Obi off lead and with other dogs . .thanks so much with your help Steve! More...

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11 March 2019

steve hutley is an amazing dog whisperer , used his services today and am shocked how he can turn any dog around and has so much knowledge , with over 30yrs dog handlin , training ,"; !!!! he has coverd , biting , post snatching , walking , and taught him to stay still when I have epileptic seizures , hes amazing ,,x I would choose steve over any trainer , thankyou ste xxXxx More...

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27 February 2019

steve was great. not only we, but our pup loves him. his attitudes and passion about his job are great. he show us how to work with our GDS Max so our lifd together will be better. really well spend money. thank uou

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15 February 2019

Steve came round to help with my 2 over excited dogs - one is 9 and the other is just 1 - after 9 years of being pulled over by my dogs and being in awe of anyone who can just walk their dogs happily on a lead I didn’t hold out much hope! However within no time at all he had them both behaving and walking to heel! I’m not saying they are cured but I went out this morning and managed to walk sensibly and am just amazed!!! If you have any dog issues Steve is the man to get round! Totally professional and will spend as much time as you need! 5 stars from me!!! More...

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27 January 2019

Steve came Friday afternoon and we have noticed massive improvements already in Buddy’s behaviour. So much information and support, Steve stayed until we’d covered everything for Buddy. Of course it was our fault for letting him take pack leader role when he didn’t really want it at all, poor fella. He already seems so much more chilled out, even falling asleep when we watched a programme about dogs, some barking! That never would have happened before! Still work for us to do but so far, so brilliant!! More...

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23 January 2019

Steve came out to see us and the dogs and couldn’t have been more helpful or informative. Would highly recommend

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7 December 2018

Steve is an excellent behaviourist and trainer bringing his years of police dog handling, training and education into his technique. His obvious understanding and love of dogs guides his actions. Finn immediately reacted to Steve, he relaxed and looked to Steve for guidance, relieved not to be top dog. A positive and busy day followed. It sounds easy but Steve really knows what he is doing and it is focused and hard work. Finn and I learned so much and have already made progress. The day was followed by an extensive written report and a reminder for the family and I to continue the training with the chance of follow up sessions as needed. A Gold Star day and I am pleased to recommend Steve to other dog owners. Linda More...

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21 November 2018

Steve gave us so much time in helping us to manage Delilah’s anxiety. It’s up to us to really work on us to build her confidence for she is very intelligent but speaks dog body language and not English! Steve has so much experience and knowledge about dog behaviour and we highly recommend his approach. Brilliant ! More...

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11 November 2018

Thank you Steve. Benji is already a different dog after you have trained us all. Our day with you will make dog ownership so much more relaxed as well as rewarding. We certainly recommend you.

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7 November 2018

Steve came to see us yesterday and spent over 5 hours with myself my partner and my 2 demanding pooches! We have seen 2 other trainers before and our dogs have been to residential training for 4 weeks without us! We were at our whits end and not sure what else to do! Steve took the time to explain everything in detail with us, the changes we need to make to understand our dogs and so the dogs understand us, take the dogs for a walk and show us many different tips for a fraction of the price I have spent elsewhere (we have litrally wasted thousands on other trainers wish we had found steve much sooner!) We have problems with jumping up, claiming the bed and sofa as their own, lead pulling, barking, aggression towards it other dogs ect! feels like you name it it's one of our issues and we were u sure what else we could possible do to make owning our dogs enjoyable! Alot of information was given to us in that amount of time (maybe too much to take in at once) so were looking forward to receiving our written report with guides in there to help us! don't get me wrong it's not a quick fix or miracle but most defo a step in the right direction and me and my partner have both said we both feel so much more positive now- especially knowing we can call Steve for advice or other sessions if we need too! managed to take the dogs out separately tonight for around 45 minutes with lead training and 'me time' for them too we saw other dogs and people with minimal stress/fuss (from us and them) including exploring our local area more which is a massive step for us! Couldn't recommend Steve anymore!! I'll be back in a few months to say how were doing! Thanks again!!! More...

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19 October 2018

Steve was super helpful and very generous with his knowledge and techniques for training our pup Cliff. We have been using all of the techniques he gave us and have found them to be very effective. Thanks Steve :)

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29 September 2018

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Excellent advice given and am still working on it. Rocco is getting better all the time.

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That’s great news Carol. Keep up the good work!

12 September 2018

Steve came to see my son and I today about his rescue dog. He showed us how to walk him without him pulling on his lead and also to show him who is in charge. Very useful visit and a really nice man. Would thoroughly recommend Steve. More...

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Thank you Carol and good luck with the training. Remember if you have any further questions then give me a call. Regards, Steve

7 September 2018

We adopted Nelly a week ago, not knowing anything about her past, or even what she is - looks like a staffie, could be staffie cross and think she’s about 6/7 months old. She’s settled in well with my 11 year old lab, bus has separation anxiety when she’s left, which is stressful for all. She’s also not had a great deal of training so I was keen to get pointers from Steve so we could put those into action. Steve spent over four hours here today, talking through the best way to try and help Nelly over come this issue, and what we as a family need to do to help her. He also helped with lead waking, and gave me advice on other areas of training like recall, when to praise, when to ignore etc. At no point did I feel that Steve was trying to rush things, or squeeze everything into a time slot, he had all the time needed. Early days still, but we’ll get there and I’m so grateful for his calm advice, and knowing he’s at the end of an email is very comforting. More...

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25 August 2018

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Fantastic! Friendly, informative and very helpful would highly recommend Steve!

6 August 2018

Steve came to help us today with Tia and Titch and lead walking. He was with us for around 4 hours and covered the issues that we had thoroughly. He was patient with the dogs and us and spent time on the areas we really needed to work on. I would recommend Steve to anyone who wants calm happy dogs and owners. More...

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2 August 2018

I’ve just got home after you spent the day helping mum with the four dogs. I could instantly see a difference in all of them. Despite being happy dogs beforehand they seemed even happier and brighter! The training techniques you imparted to mum are so much easier to follow and more logical than any other dog trainer I’ve listened too. Highly recommended More...

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31 July 2018

Great, practical advice given which we have been following religiously. One week on and both dogs already know a lot of what is expected of them and I have been remembering to keep to the rules!

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30 July 2018

Steve came round to teach us how to correctly teach and discipline our 1yr old pup. He was here 6 hours and within that time Harley (our dog) made incredible progress! Steve made the training easy to understand and explained why and what we’re doing is necessary. We now understand the dogs psychology more and how to train and discipline him properly and even over night has made amazing progress! What a difference a day makes!! More...

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25 July 2018

We have a 8 month old Staffordshire bull terrier who is very loving, but mischievous. We were finding him really hard work but since Steve came and worked with us, he has changed so much for the better! I am beginning to be able to really enjoy my dog and walking him on a lead :) Steve is so friendly and by the time he left, I felt confident that things were going to change for the better and we were going to have the dog we always wanted in Stanley! I 100% recommend Steve, he is really enthusiastic and you can really tell he loves what he does :) My dog loved him straight away :) More...

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25 July 2018

Thankyou so much for working with us a family with millie and gemma. It was really enjoyable to understand what the dogs are thinking and why they behave in such a way. You had patience with me when i kept getting it wrong.

Ive put your training in place straight away last night with successful walk to heal around the roads stopping at every road crossing. Then went over woods this morning early, so they can assess there environment and again successfully avoided other confrontation from other dogs. Recall was brilliant and fun.

Millie hasnt been on sofa since!

Thankyou so much and highly recommended your services xxx
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25 July 2018

Today i spent 5 odd hours rolling my eyes, tutting alot and saying "oh my god yes & I'M so stupid"..... Today I was trained. ... I can not express enough how thankful i am to Steve. He truly knows his 'stuff' and he has guided me and given me back my faith in my ability to train my 8mnth old german shepherd who has been pushing his boundaries. Most of what i was taught today is common sense from the dogs point of view. I can not wait to put into practice all i have learnt. (id start straight away but Ace is soundo haha). Many many thanks Steve. I truly and highly recommend anyone who needs training (yes you not the dog �) to give Steve a call. More...

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25 July 2018

Steve came recommended. I took my dog Ozzy on as a rescue and he had some behavioural issues when on the lead and meeting other dogs. He's a big dog so I was also anxious about keeping him under control when out for walks and meeting other dogs.

Steve spent a good 5 hours explaining ways in which to change his behaviour, both at home and when out. Steve has a reassuring and professional manner that you feel you can trust. He came on a walk to observe Ozzy and a dog came running up while we were out and Ozzy didn't react. It was that quick of a change. Steve explained that I need to also change my reaction to these situations to try to keep everything calm.
It's been over 3 weeks since our consultation and Ozzy is making great progress. He will walk really well on the lead and is so much calmer when meeting other dogs and rarely reacts, I also feel a lot more confident. This has made walking him so much less stressful and a lot more enjoyable. Thanks so much.
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25 July 2018

We recently got a Romanian street dog from a local rescue centre and as first time dog owners, we were struggling with her for the first few days and were thinking of taking her back.
She was never aggressive but kept nipping, we couldn't eat food in peace as she'd jump at us, the walks consisted of us being dragged round the streets, having to have a wrestling match with her for me to leave the front door for work in the mornings and it got to stage where my partner had to sit on my lap in a single seat whilst the dog had the three seater sofa to herself cause she was such a pain if we tried sitting on it. Then we decided to call Steve and we're so glad we did.
He's obviously very knowledgeable and with teaching us and her clear instructions and showing us how we should be more dominant, it's made such a difference already. We know we still have a lot of work to do but after just three days she now sits, stays, pretty much won't go on the sofa unless invited and the walks are much better. We love her to bits and so glad we kept her. Thank you Steve!
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25 July 2018

We have two German shepherds, one pure bred bitch and one cross male. Both have had various issues that we hadn't been training out of them effectively. Steve came on recommendation from another client of his who only had wonderful things to say about his work. We contacted Steve and very quickly received a response and call with a booking not long after. Steve has visited us today and spent 5 hours going through training and positive behavioural training that have dramatically changed the way we and our dogs bond. Issues Steve dealt with included, Walking on the lead pulling, obsession over sticks, barking at the door, recall, and other issues which we found a problem in our day to day lives. Steve is a complete professional that is very passionate about his work and the dogs he trains. We couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Steve. We have some things to keep working with now, but the tools you have given us should stand us in good stead. �� More...

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25 July 2018

Steve spent the day with myself and hercules and worked wonders in a short amount of time. Looking forward to getting him back for a few hours in a month or so.. big reccomendation!!!

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25 July 2018

Steve has been such a great help with our big pup! Very approachable and great with the dogs! Would recommend to all

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25 July 2018

Steve came over yesterday spent most of the day accessing and going though techniques with me. I have a white GSD with anxiety issues and is extremely nervous of almost everything outside, walking her is something else! ! So today I have been putting into practice the advice Steve has recommended. Going ok, just come back from taking her for a walk! It is soooo hard what I need to do to break the cycle, however, me and Skara have got to come out the other side!!
I highly recommend Steve, he certainly knows his stuff especially with GSD. With hard work and determination we’ll be rewarded with one happy hound
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