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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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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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12 August 2020

Mandy is so helpful - she gave me tonnes of advice on the phone about a potential adoption, despite having never met me! She was kind and patient, polite and very knowledgeable. Even though we decided that particular dog would be better off with more experienced owners, we have found another rescue and will DEFINITELY still be enlisting Mandy's help with training! I am looking forward to working with her. She is very thorough and seems to just really care about the dogs and their owners. She was very easy to get hold of and lovely to chat to! More...

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29 February 2020

Dog Training

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

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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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7 October 2019

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

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25 June 2019

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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31 March 2019

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

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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...

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23 March 2019

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2 March 2019

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

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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, :)

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thank you Bob, Maisie’s a fantastic dog

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 ????

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!

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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