Sarah and Ellie
The folks at Positive Training for Canines are absolute life savers. We were desperate for help when we got our crazy whirlwind rescue puppy, Ellie. She bit us black and blue, ripped our clothes, stole our food, and bounced around on the end of the lead like the cartoon Tasmanian Devil. Leah and her colleagues at the puppy class were not remotely fazed. We started with teaching her to settle and be calm, and went from there. The classes are always fun, relaxed, inventive and effective. As well as covering standard behaviours, and dealing with dog socialisation, we learned some of the tools and techniques of training which gave us the confidence to train new behaviours at home. The more advanced classes cover concepts beyond the basics, and we had a go at agility, scent work and even some Treibball basics. We all loved it so much (including Ellie) that we stayed for 3 years, moving up the classes and learning new ways to communicate with and challenge our clever dog. It made the world of difference to all of us, and our home a much calmer place!
Jo, Zoe and Murphy
As first-time dog owners, we found the firm but fun approach of training classes led by Positive Training For Canines invaluable. The positive reinforcement methods used are easily maintained in the home environment as well as out and about and we have really reaped the benefits with Murphy. The re-call workshop days have been a real confidence boost for my teenage daughter, who now has no qualms about letting Murphy off the lead.
Matt, Jo and Molly
We were very happy to find Positive Training For Canines with an energetic and lively Golden Retriever puppy causing havoc at home! The team have really helped Molly tremendously over the past 18 months. We really enjoy their blend of training of serious commands and fun tricks with constant positive reinforcement which more importantly Molly responded well too and has turned into the dog we had hoped for when she first entered our lives. We can't recommend Positive Training For Canines highly enough, they have been fantastic!
Sam and Cricket
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, I very much enjoyed your recall workshop and feel that Cricket and I have really benefited, not just from the time that was spent working her but from her having to settle and not react when other dogs were up and doing their thing!
I took Crick over to Burley today and used the techniques you showed us yesterday and she did fantastically. She stayed a lot closer than she usually does and seemed to be checking in a lot more!'
Andrew, Judith, Bob and Frankie
"Bob & Frankie are both easily distracted by other dogs, so the loose lead and recall workshops have been invaluable for them and us. Taking them for loose lead walks in close proximity to other dogs has helped to make this a more normal experience for them, with the team on hand to give advice on how to improve our handling. We have been on several recall workshops which have been a great way of improving our confidence in letting Bob & Frankie off lead. It allows the dogs to be worked in a safe, controlled environment and you can see the improvement as the day progresses. It is also a great opportunity to work with other dogs, talk to other owners and have fun as well - a great day out!"
Melissa and Maisie
''Maisie and I started training classes when she was a young puppy and we love going. The positive training methods are fantastic and the support and advice we get has been invaluable. We have also used the dog walking service which has been excellent. Not only does Maisie get a good walk and exercise but she is also mentally stimulated. I know when taken out she won't pick up any bad habits and will get some training in aswell. Thank you so much!''
Viv, Mark, Lily, Ruby and Lola
We first contacted Positive Training for Canines when we were having issues with our new puppy Lola. Leah very kindly came to our home, observed Lola in her home setting, and gave us positive steps on how to deal with her behaviour. This really helped us as a family as we had a strategy to use which worked for us. We have subsequently taken Lola to both puppy and junior classes with Leah and her team and have been very impressed. The classes are fun and Lola and the whole family enjoyed them very much. Although the classes were not local for us, we felt that Positive Training for Canines had so much more to offer than the local classes. It was very obvious that Leah, Natalie and the rest of the team really care about dogs and want what is best for them. In addition, they have a wealth of knowledge about dogs, which is really helpful when you are a new dog owner. We have found their classes, the newsletters and ad hoc activities really help you to get the most out of your dog and we can’t recommend them enough. Lola has really settled down now thanks to their guidance.
Many thanks to you all
Many thanks to you all
Sara, Dave and Essi
We signed up for puppy classes after getting our puppy, Essi in May. Initially, we signed up as it was our breeders request but we are so glad that we did and found Leah. Positive Training for Canines really stood out as being a great learning experience for Essi without any harsh learning styles. Right from the start Essi loved the classes and couldn’t wait to get in the room to do her training. As much as training Essi, Leah helped train us to know how to train her, great for first time dog owners. We quickly saw a big improvement in Essi through carrying on with what we’d learned in class at home. So much that we happily singed up to continue with the junior classes. A big thank you to everyone at Positive Training For Canines, we know Essi wouldn’t be at the point she is now without your help, we’d recommend you to anyone!!
Isobel and Bear
We've been attending puppy classes with our puppy Bear for a few weeks now and we are so glad we decided to do them. Mondays are our new favourite night of the week. We (myself, my husband and Bear) are having so much fun and in the classes and have learnt so much. But as first time dog owners, what we appreciate the most is the support and guidance that Leah is able to give us. Thank you to Leah and all the lovely people at Positive Training for Canines.
Jen and Lucy
Well what can I say about Leah. Having never owned a dog before, myself and my partner couldn’t be more thankful that we found her. We had already attended a different puppy class but wasn’t keen on the big class size and the teaching methods. Leahs classes were completely different and Lucy was clearly so much more comfortable (and perhaps a bit too confident) in the classes. Leah made is realise just how easy Lucy is to train if we were just using the right methods. Leah then started dropping in on Lucy once a week when I need to be in London and I always knew that She was being well looked after – not only did I know she was getting a little walk but was also being challenged to use her brain and learn new tricks – even when I got home a few hours later, Lucy was still tired and calm! It was great knowing that Leah could help us work on some of the problem areas such as jumping up and when Lucy had an adverse reaction to the hoover, Leah helped us through that too. Leah always leaves notes behinds to let us know what they have been up to and sometimes send sus videos so that we can build on the leaning too – I always know that Lucy is going to be picking up new habits and getting rid of bad ones! Thank you Positive Training for Canines!