Testimonials for Best From Your Dog

Karen is very approachable and applies great deal of logic and common sense in her training methods. Heidi and I gained a lot of confidence together because of Karenís skills and expertise. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a no nonsense approach but at the same time making it a fun experience for both owner and pet.

Vicki owner of Heidi a 4 year old beagle

I have been meaning to tell you about Ben our collie who you came to see before Christmas. He has come on leaps and bounds and we all are very happy and relaxed around him since your visit. You gave us the confidence to enjoy our dog. We had a few ' nearly' moments but completely avoided getting bitten. You have taught us to manage the situation and cannot thank you enough.

Emma owner of Ben, Border Collie

The change in Jess already is quite remarkable and our walks are once again a pleasure, we have had a few moments but these are fewer and fewer as we learn to manage her problem using the distraction techniques or use avoidance. The whole family is working to achieve a more emotionally stable environment for her and changing her diet has improved her general well being. Everyone has joined in with the training and now there is nothing for nothing in our house, taking every opportunity to reinforce the focus skills you taught me.

I cannot thank you enough, and would be glad to recommend your services to anyone. It was a pleasure to meet you!


re. Tricks course. I am just writing to say thank you so much for the tricks training course that ended today. Poppy and I both thoroughly enjoyed it What I have found the course so helpful for is understanding how to build up her abilities-step by-step. It has also given me lots of new ideas that we can work towards together beyond the end of the course. If you do end up doing an advanced tricks training, I would love to do it - and I know for sure Poppy would be thrilled!

Catherine and Poppy a West Highland White Terrier

re. Puppy class. We thoroughly enjoyed your classes and you gave us great help and advice as to how to change from a very old labrador to a very young terrier - a bit of a learning curve but we will get there. It is such fun having a dog in the house again. Today we actually let Tirril off the lead in Richmond Park to walk with us rather than run between us and it worked really well.

Maura and Peter Shaw and Tirril a Patterdale Terrier

Thanks again for a really superb four weeks of classes, which were the perfect blend of fun, expertise and common sense.

Jayne Buxton owner of Lily Labradoodle puppy

I have been meaning to email you for ages to say how absolutely fantastic the classes you offer were. I have been scanning your website to see whether you were going to do the Bronze Kennel Club Award but nothing came up so I ended up doing it with a local club.... and shall I tell you something... your classes... your organisation.... the tasks you get the dogs to do.... your manner... not to mention other numerous qualities by far, and I mean by far supersedes what I have recently experienced. I honestly don't think I have learnt anything new in the last 8 weeks. Anyway Karen many thanks for everything you provided Tilly with in those sessions...they were just fab...thank you so much...please keep me informed should you be offering any other courses as I would be very interested.

Cathy - Owner of Tilly a Chocolate Lab

Fun filled and effective tuition with excellent presentation. Transformed my naughty toy dog into a 'genius' student always looking forward to the next lesson!

Inessa - Owner of Romeo a Pug

Karen's thoughtful and intelligent approach to dog training puts to rest any old fashioned notions of the stereotypical trainer barking orders. She is always encouraging and has a fresh approach that focuses on rewarding rather than punishing.

Beth Goodridge - 'Nanny' to Bracken a Flat Coat Retriever

Murphy (a very bouncy cocker spaniel) and I thoroughly enjoyed the Puppy. We learnt so much more than just training. There was always a warm welcome, sound advice and tips on any concerns I had along the way. But most important each class was fun for the owners and the dogs.

Michelle - Owner of Murphy a Cocker Spaniel

Enrolled on and completed successfully both the foundation and Bronze GCDS awards GCDS awards. Will be starting the silver award next. This course was a necessity for my dog. A must do course for all dog owners.

Owner of Turbo (nkc aba), American Bulldog

Thanks again for a really superb four weeks of classes, which were the perfect blend of fun, expertise and common sense.

Jayne Buxton - Owner of Lily Labradoodle puppy

You helped us so much with Rusty in the autumn and he has become a great dog just as you predicted. When we first got him from Battersea he jumped up constantly and couldn't even understand 'sit'. He has turned out to be very trainable and very affectionate. I kept in mind that you said he'll be the perfect dog for your family in a few months - you gave us the confidence to give him a chance.

Thank you so much.

Anne - Owner Rusty (a crossbreed from Battersea Dog's Home)

The puppy classes are organised, professional but warm and friendly. The positive techniques are incredibly helpful for owners and puppy and most important, Gatsby enjoys them thoroughly, so has learnt everything quickly and easily. Practical assistance and advice is always offered. I found the suggested homework assignments particularly helpful to keep you motivated for the rest of the week. You are inspired to enjoy your puppy so much more.

Sarah - Owner of Gatsby, Golden Retriever

Highly enjoyable, extremely professional, very well organised, and very friendly and constructive.

Paul - Owner of Charlie a Beagle

The greatest benefit I got from this course was teaching my dog with lots of other people and dogs around. Teaching my puppy down has been a great help.

Rod - Owner of Misha a German Shepard cross


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Puppy Training

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