Elaine and Flossie

As a first time dog owner working with Leah & joining her training courses has provided me with good techniques to train my dog to acceptable behaviour.

She offers practical assistance & reassurance when you think you’ll never get it right!! Her courses are also fun.
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-06-13T16:24:22+00:00
As a first time dog owner working with Leah & joining her training courses has provided me with good techniques to train my dog to acceptable behaviour. She offers practical assistance & reassurance when you think you’ll never get it right!! Her courses are also fun.

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.
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-03-10T16:02:54+00:00
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.

Leslie, Honey and Meg

We have two full of life Cocker Spaniels which we started training 7 years ago. I can proudly say that Leah is the reason they are such friendly, loveable and well-trained dogs.  So many of my friends and indeed complete strangers have complimented on how well behaved they are.  Although this is down to a lot of hard work and dedication by my husband and I, we could not have achieved these results without the guidance and support of Leah.  Her patience in teaching and giving dog owners the tools they require with her Positive Reward and Reinforcement Training is outstanding, not only does she have the ability to train dogs, more importantly is her ability to train the owners! Leah is always at the end of a phone to help with any behavioural problems we have, from a puppy who didn’t want to go for walks, to a 4-year-old who seemed to have a passion for destroying my sofa!  With her experience in reading dogs body language, she easily recognised the signs and gave us the solutions which worked successfully. I have lost count of the many puppy/dog owners that I have met and passed on Leah’s details, she is always at the top of my recommendation list.
Positive Training For Canines
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2020-07-17T11:09:13+00:00
We have two full of life Cocker Spaniels which we started training 7 years ago. I can proudly say that Leah is the reason they are such friendly, loveable and well-trained dogs.  So many of my friends and indeed complete strangers have complimented on how well behaved they are.  Although this is down to a lot of hard work and dedication by my husband and I, we could not have achieved these results without the guidance and support of Leah.  Her patience in teaching and giving dog owners the tools they require with her Positive Reward and Reinforcement Training is outstanding, not only does she have the ability to train dogs, more importantly is her ability to train the owners! Leah is always at the end of a phone to help with any behavioural problems we have, from a puppy who didn’t want to go for walks, to a 4-year-old who seemed to have a passion for destroying my sofa!  With her experience in reading dogs body language, she easily recognised the signs and gave us the solutions which worked successfully. I have lost count of the many puppy/dog owners that I have met and passed on Leah’s details, she is always at the top of my recommendation list.

Claire, James and Rocky

We cannot find words to describe how grateful we are to Leah, at Positive Training For Canines. Leah started helping us, when our puppy was 12 weeks old. The support, encouragement, advice and understanding has been so helpful. So far, we have not been able to meet Leah in person, due to the coronavirus, but we have had online sessions with her on a one to one basis, and also joined a group class on zoom. Leah is really approachable, very friendly and is in constant contact with us, to see how we are getting on.

Very highly recommended for any canine owners.
Positive Training For Canines
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2020-06-04T09:48:42+00:00
We cannot find words to describe how grateful we are to Leah, at Positive Training For Canines. Leah started helping us, when our puppy was 12 weeks old. The support, encouragement, advice and understanding has been so helpful. So far, we have not been able to meet Leah in person, due to the coronavirus, but we have had online sessions with her on a one to one basis, and also joined a group class on zoom. Leah is really approachable, very friendly and is in constant contact with us, to see how we are getting on. Very highly recommended for any canine owners.

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!
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2018-10-09T09:08:01+00:00
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!

Alice, Ian and Otto

I cannot speak highly enough of Leah and have already recommended Positive Training For Canines to a number of people as a result of our positive experience.  My dog has attended Leah’s classes since he was a young puppy (he is now 1.5 years), recall workshops and has recently started fun agility which he ABSOLUTELY LOVES - an hour that works his little legs but most importantly, his very busy brain!  Puppyhood and adolescence has brought us a number of challenges which has tested us as dog owners - we had sleepless nights and anxiety issues around being left and subsequently, being around other dogs.  Leah has helped us tackle each of these as they have arisen.  She is approachable, non-judgemental and has always helped us see all the amazing behaviours our dog offers us all the time!  We are very lucky to have such a strong bond with our dog, a relationship of mutual understanding and trust, which I honestly believe that without Leah’s assistance we may not have achieved.
Positive Training For Canines
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2020-08-04T09:48:07+00:00
I cannot speak highly enough of Leah and have already recommended Positive Training For Canines to a number of people as a result of our positive experience.  My dog has attended Leah’s classes since he was a young puppy (he is now 1.5 years), recall workshops and has recently started fun agility which he ABSOLUTELY LOVES - an hour that works his little legs but most importantly, his very busy brain!  Puppyhood and adolescence has brought us a number of challenges which has tested us as dog owners - we had sleepless nights and anxiety issues around being left and subsequently, being around other dogs.  Leah has helped us tackle each of these as they have arisen.  She is approachable, non-judgemental and has always helped us see all the amazing behaviours our dog offers us all the time!  We are very lucky to have such a strong bond with our dog, a relationship of mutual understanding and trust, which I honestly believe that without Leah’s assistance we may not have achieved.

Karen and Ruby

We started with the puppy class with Leah, which was fun and informative. Leah always helps with each dogs needs in a kind and patient way we then progressed to the agility class which was very enjoyable gradually progressing around the course each week. Now winter has arrived we are doing indoor trick workshops which challenges both the dog and their owner, but is very rewarding when we achieve. Looking forward to starting agility again in the spring.
I would 100% recommend Leah as a trainer for her kind ,patient and fun way of teaching.
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-12-23T19:52:26+00:00
We started with the puppy class with Leah, which was fun and informative. Leah always helps with each dogs needs in a kind and patient way we then progressed to the agility class which was very enjoyable gradually progressing around the course each week. Now winter has arrived we are doing indoor trick workshops which challenges both the dog and their owner, but is very rewarding when we achieve. Looking forward to starting agility again in the spring. I would 100% recommend Leah as a trainer for her kind ,patient and fun way of teaching.

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!
Positive Training For Canines
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2018-10-09T09:08:47+00:00
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!

Debbie and Bailey

So glad I found this gem of a place. My objectionable independent minded dog responded best to the positive approach. He is now very complying, but most of all happy, with our bond being based on love not conflict. Small groups have meant excellent individual attention. My rambunctious golden has turned into a model student and has loved puppy and older classes as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor workshops. From social walks, fun agility, scent workshops, bell ringing and counting as well as all the basics.
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-12-23T19:57:35+00:00
So glad I found this gem of a place. My objectionable independent minded dog responded best to the positive approach. He is now very complying, but most of all happy, with our bond being based on love not conflict. Small groups have meant excellent individual attention. My rambunctious golden has turned into a model student and has loved puppy and older classes as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor workshops. From social walks, fun agility, scent workshops, bell ringing and counting as well as all the basics.

Wendy, Andrew, Matilda and Molly

We have worked with Leah with 2 dogs now and have found her to be kind and understanding with lots of helpful hints and tips. Our eldest dog is now 8 years old and an absolute joy, yet as a puppy her fear aggression was so problematic that she was almost unmanageable. Our vet even suggested that euthanasia might be the best option! Yet Leah supported and encouraged us to keep trying and her techniques have really paid off. We now have a really wonderful dog that we can take anywhere without worrying.

More recently, we have acquired a new puppy who is also becoming reactive in adolescence. Leah has been able to provide clear targeted advice once again. She is calm and positive with an uncritical approach which makes it easy to ask for help when it is needed. We have attended puppy and junior classes and Leah has been really helpful in ensuring that we get the most out of these sessions despite the extra challenge of an anxious puppy. The classes are well-run and in a calm environment. I would definitely recommend her classes to all new dog owners and to anyone in need of extra help with behavioural issues. We are really thankful for her hard work and expertise.
Positive Training For Canines
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2016-02-04T11:10:08+00:00
We have worked with Leah with 2 dogs now and have found her to be kind and understanding with lots of helpful hints and tips. Our eldest dog is now 8 years old and an absolute joy, yet as a puppy her fear aggression was so problematic that she was almost unmanageable. Our vet even suggested that euthanasia might be the best option! Yet Leah supported and encouraged us to keep trying and her techniques have really paid off. We now have a really wonderful dog that we can take anywhere without worrying. More recently, we have acquired a new puppy who is also becoming reactive in adolescence. Leah has been able to provide clear targeted advice once again. She is calm and positive with an uncritical approach which makes it easy to ask for help when it is needed. We have attended puppy and junior classes and Leah has been really helpful in ensuring that we get the most out of these sessions despite the extra challenge of an anxious puppy. The classes are well-run and in a calm environment. I would definitely recommend her classes to all new dog owners and to anyone in need of extra help with behavioural issues. We are really thankful for her hard work and expertise.

Grace and Hugo

Leah recently walked my dog for me whilst I was away on holiday. I worry about absolute everything and can hand on heart say that I felt so reassured and happy knowing he was in such safe hands. I got a picture and update after every walk which made me feel so much happier knowing how he was and how he got on etc. Hugo is always happy to see Leah and this puts me very much at ease!
I was able to relax on holiday for the first time ever and would recommend Leah to everyone! Thank you from both me and Hugo!
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-12-23T19:59:10+00:00
Leah recently walked my dog for me whilst I was away on holiday. I worry about absolute everything and can hand on heart say that I felt so reassured and happy knowing he was in such safe hands. I got a picture and update after every walk which made me feel so much happier knowing how he was and how he got on etc. Hugo is always happy to see Leah and this puts me very much at ease! I was able to relax on holiday for the first time ever and would recommend Leah to everyone! Thank you from both me and Hugo!

Caroline Monty and Sonny

I have taken both of my Poodles to Leah from puppy class through to adults and I highly recommend her and would never take my dogs anywhere else. We go to weekly classes, agility and workshops and every time I am amazed at what Leah helps me achieve with my dogs. She's amazing and offers high quality training which is always fun and totally tailored to the needs of your dog.
Positive Training For Canines
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2019-12-23T19:56:28+00:00
I have taken both of my Poodles to Leah from puppy class through to adults and I highly recommend her and would never take my dogs anywhere else. We go to weekly classes, agility and workshops and every time I am amazed at what Leah helps me achieve with my dogs. She's amazing and offers high quality training which is always fun and totally tailored to the needs of your dog.
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