Steve's approach was extremely welcoming and inclusive for us. He has a very positive attitude when dealing with new dogs (ours can be quite territorial). He gave us fantastic advice and taught us how to train effectively. I would highly recommend his services.read more
We have been implementing the training recommended by Steve over the past few weeks and already we can both notice how much easier it is to walk our energetic and lively Rory. We still have a way to go but Steve has educated and provided us with a plan, to enable us to develop a simple but highly effective routine in managing and changing unwanted behaviours. Dog walks are now more enjoyable and I am now more relaxed whilst out on walks as I feel more in control.
Steve is very professional, thorough and methodical in his approach, with a friendly and easy to talk to manner.He is clearly very knowledgeable in his field and could quite easily have his own dog training T.V programme/series. I for one would definitely watch it!read more
Steve spent the day with us and our two dogs, Herbie and Stanley on Tuesday.
We have had problems with over- excitement and pulling on the lead especially, and in the four days since he visited we have seen a marked difference.
Both 'boys' are much calmer generally and have responded really well to the positive rewards.
Walking to heel seems to be a real challenge for Herbie but Stanley is a changed dog on the lead. We will persevere!
We would recommend Steve to anyone needing advice or guidance with their dog's behaviour.read more
Steve is the font of all knowledge when it comes to dogs. We sought his advice due to our dogs constantly fighting and pulling on the lead. Steve came up with some great solutions with regards to their behaviour and results came very quickly. They are getting on much better now. I have no hesitation when it comes to recommending Steve to dog-owners. It's the best investment you will ever make.read more
Steve came to our house a week ago to help us with our Dalmatian. He was here for around 6 hours, spent a lot of time getting to know us, our dog and our routine. He listened, he advised, he helped!For the last week, we have been putting into practice everything we learnt, and have seen huge improvements in the house, which is a god send in itself!We also have some new techniques for outside, where our dog can be a bit difficult with lead walking and greeting other dogs and strangers. Outside the house will take a little longer to see solid results, but for now at least we know how to proceed.Steve followed up his visit with an in depth report, which we are still reading through. There is a lot of information, and it's very helpful as on Steve's visit we covered a lot of ground, meaning that we didn't remember everything. So the report is a great help!!Knowing that steve is only ever a phone call/email away is a relief! He has really helped making our household more relaxed with an anxious dog and we are extremely grateful!Thank you so much Steve, I look forward to the future!!!read more
Steve spent the whole day with us addressing lots of issues with our 2 year old lab/dal/Springer cross rescue dog. Mostly fear aggression on lead. He gave us lots of training to do with him both at home and outside and have already seen an improvement in his behaviour. We would highly recommend Steve.read more
Highly recommended. Great advice and valuable tips learnt. Reinforced with practical guidance, and everything thoroughly explained in easy terms, which made so much sense. This in turn made it easy to put into practice. You can see that Steve is dedicated and committed to what he does and clearly achieves the results. We loved his enthusiasm, knowledge and his experience shows in his work. Steve is definitely the man to call if you need a pet behaviourist. 🐶🐶🐶read more
I'm writing this on behalf of my mum Heather & her dog, Berkeley the German Shepherd xxWe just cannot thank Steve enough.
We have a 6 month old German Shepherd who is reactive to people & dogs, yet was fine at puppy training etc.
It got to the point when taking him out for walks, I was apprehensive and dreading the daily 'ordeal', as he is so strong
When Steve came, he told us that I was transmitting these feelings down the lead to the pup, which is why he was so reactive. He took us out on a walk, and BANG, 4 reactive dogs appeared, as soon as we left our house. With Steve showing us the proper way to react, pup walked past with no reaction at all. I'm not ashamed to say, I cried. It was like a Eureka moment!! After 6 hours of Steve being here, I felt confident that I would be able to cope & be calm and not let the pup think he had to protect ME. I have taken him out since, shown him the calm assertiveness that was needed and even when he does react to people or dogs that are too close, I now have the confidence to walk by. I just feel so sad that pup was trying to protect me, as he sensed my fear, and that I was the problem, not him.
Father Christmas has given me the best present ever, thank you Steve, I can now enjoy my new pup and turn him into a well balanced boy. We just cannot praise Steve enough & would NOT hesitate to recommend him.
Money well spent, worth every penny and more.From Heather P
Bury St Edmundsread more
Absolutely fantastic such a noticeable difference in both my pugs behaviours within the first day and constantly improving they listen and bark less reduced pulling on the lead and constantly improving when consistent and sticking to training plan couldn’t be happier we haven’t had a single incident of aggression between the two of them since your visit can’t thankyou enoughread more
We have 2 young German Shepherd boys whom we needed some guidance with as one is a little nervousFrom the moment we met a Steve everything he said and showed us really worked and some information was really useful which once Steve left us after being with us all day we were shown how we can get one of our dogs near to another dog and heal walking is fantastic as even though both over 1 we have reintroduced treats.We have also changed leads again after showing us a good lead for the breed and the challenges we haveI was amazed as this morning I walked both on my own put Into practise everything Steve showed us yesterday and was a great walk.Thanks Steve we can definitely recommend you to anyone with a few challenges and needing directionread more
We have a rather energetic Short Haired Pointer called Rocket and Steve has spent only 2 hrs with him and we now have a different dog. when we first met Steve the Rocket was running up the walls and spent most of of the first hr in the ground floor Loo!
Yesterday was the second hr and Rocket was so chilled it was unbelievable. Steve is the dog GOD! We cannot thank Steve enough and Rocket loves the hotdog treats 😃read more
After a bit of a stressful year with a long wait to finally move to a new home, we were all struggling with maintaining focus on training. Eli became even more of ‘barker’ in the car and even short journeys were fraught with anxiety...and cross humans! Thanks for your help and guidance again Steve; I’ve relayed everything to David and he and Eli are currently ‘searching’ for a teabag (cheese is too easy now!). I feel much more confident just from going over things today and we’ll keep you updated. If anyone is looking to be helped to understand ‘dog’ then Steve is just the person to help YOU to help your furry friend 👍read more
Steve spent over 6 hours with us and our 7 month old staffy x mastiff, Hector today going over all our training needs, covering a wide variety of things.
Hector has been a generally well behaved dog but had shown some possessive tendencies which we wanted to address immediately to prevent escalation, and also wanted to "fine - tune" our training to make sure we were giving hector the correct direction in life.
Steve has given us the tools to address these issues and the confidence to move forward with the right training techniques.
Can't be happier and will be highly recommend all dog owning friends to invest in a day with Steve, who's fee is much lower than it should be given the value of his work.read more
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.read more
We contacted Steve at Rehabilitation and training for help with our one year old French bulldog Rocco.
Rocco had been quite dominant and was using aggression to get his own way. He was snapping at all members of the household (all adults), but was fine out on walks meeting other dogs and their owners. The behaviour was only towards members of the household, but not visitors to the house.
Steve came and carried out a thorough assessment of the families interaction with Rocco. We have not had a dog before so there was a lot to learn, even though Rocco had completed puppy training courses.
Steve spent time with all of the family and together we learned how to get things back on track.
Rocco used to bark at any cars or people walking across the front of our house, but he now responds when we acknowledge his alert following up with ‘quiet’.
Rocco now stays on his touch mat when asked, in order that a caller at the door can be seen without Rocco fighting to get there first!
Rocco also stays on his touch mat when it’s time to prepare dinner, where before he would jump up constantly.
Steve has encouraged us to use a small lead when allowing Rocco into the living room to assist with asking him to get ‘off’ the sofa, as he would storm into the room and protect his seat. Now Rocco successfully waits to be asked up onto the sofa and the ‘off’ command is no longer needed.
In addition to the tasks indoors, Steve has given advice and demonstrated getting Rocco to walk to heal. Rocco grasped this very quickly. This has been a huge success and all the family are now much more confident in taking Rocco out!
We can not thank or recommend Steve enough. We were aware that the problems were created in the main by us and not Rocco, but we have managed to turn things round. This of course is an ongoing process.
Just to add, Rocco has just spent a week at a doggy hotel while we were on holiday. He has been well behaved during this time. Rocco has also maintained what he has been taught and things are carrying on in the same vein - onwards and upwards.
Thank you Steve for your understanding and patience. Rocco should now be able to enjoy his home life and his family have a much better understanding of his needs.read more
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.read more
Spent the best part of the day with Steve, helping us out with our 7 month gsd. Zola, had started taking liberties, and after a few moments Steve had her sussed and proceeded with training us on how to train zola 😂 A wonderful and enlightening experience! Zola is already, a different dog.
Thank you!!!!read more
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.read more
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.read more
We recently had Steve come to help with our Hungarian vizsla who has a behavioural/aggression problem.
He spent 9 hours with us, literally taking us back to basics to instil discipline from us to our dog. It was clear that we needed ‘training’ too as we had allowed our dog to dominate us through over loving and our naivety as first time owners.
He’s a lovely, genuine man who is very easy to get along with and we felt we learned a lot from his extensive knowledge.
It’s a great benefit that he emails a comprehensive dossier of all the techniques and procedures afterwards to enable you to refer back to.
He is also happy to advise further via telephone or email.
We would highly recommend Steve.
Simon & Debs Matthewsread more
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.read more
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. 🐶read more
Steve was amazing, good explanations on why dogs do things and how they think. Our 2 young cavaliers were put through their paces and enjoyed the day, especially the yummy hotdog sausage. We can’t recommend Steve highly enough, he was brilliant. This morning I took the girls for a walk and wow no pulling , they walked to heel beautifully. Now working on stay and leave.
Thank you so much , great day with a great result.read more
Wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Steve is so professional and been amazing with our German Shepherd. Also, the report Steve provides is detailed and fantastic to look back on when needed. Thanks Steve for your help.read more
Steve was fantastic! He really helped us with our 3 dogs, couldn't recommend him highly enough. He makes everything really easy to follow and is very thorough with his post-session report which is invaluable.read more
Our 14 month old Jack Russell, Maisie, had an excellent Initial Consultation with Steve. We had particular behavioural issues with Maisie which we wanted to address and these were covered as part of a whole package of training techniques which were clearly and patiently demonstrated and practised. We had been a little anxious about how Maisie would react to Steve on his arrival but he very soon had her calm and attentive. Steve is very personable but clearly also very knowledgeable and experienced with training dogs so the consultation was both enjoyable and helpful and we covered a lot in the one session. It is easy to forget details when covering numerous training techniques, so the follow-up detailed report will be a very helpful reference for us. Steve had been recommended to us by two people on separate occasions and we can see why. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants help or advice with training their dog.read more
Thanks Steve for spending the day with myself and Carmen and giving us valuable advice and the tools to help Ollie. Being a rescue dog we expect the training to be a slow process but can already see differences in his behaviour. He is walking to heel better and by putting your tips in place he his better with other dogs. For others thinking of rehabilitation and training for their dog we cannot praise Steve highly enough on guidance and knowledge and would thoroughly recommend. Thanks again Steve.read more
We highly recommend!Thank you Steve for your support and training today for our two boys. Your thorough knowledge, guidance and exercises were great to help us become the leader in our household again. We are already seeing changes in the dogs behaviours and our walk this evening was so much more relaxed, the dogs are looking to us for their next command and are really enjoying themselves!We will continue to update you on their progress! From Amy & Dan.read more
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.Already seen a difference in Bella’s behaviour towards our daughter.Would highly recommend. 👍read more
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.read more
Steve spent 1.5 very informative hours with me and my rescue dog. I found it very enlightening to understand the dogs psychology and feel so much more confident having spent time with Steve. My family and very importantly, my dog have benefitted loads already and will continue to benefit from all that I learnt. Thanks Steve!read more
Really enjoyed our session with Steve helping with the issues we had with our excitable labrador. Feel like we will gain a lot from his simple, yet effective methods to get great results. Steve is very patient with us and the dog, such a lovely, polite man who we would highly recommend.. Thank you Steve! 🐶🐾read more
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 😊read more
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.read more
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.
Needham Maeketread more
Would highly recommend !! We have a different dog!! Jack is walking lovely to heal and responding well to commands!! TV barking at animals is a working progress but already making huge improvements !!! Really pleased thank you Steve xxread more
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!read more
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 uouread more
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!!! 🐾🐾read more
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!! 😀🐾read more
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. Lindaread more
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 !read more
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.read more
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!!!read more
Had a brilliant day with Steve yesterday, helping us with our dog who was trying to take over as alpha dog! He was amazing with Wolfie and after following his rules we have noticed such a difference already! Thank you so much Steve, can't recommend you highly enough!read more
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 🙂read more
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.read more
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.read more
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 recommendedread more
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!read more
We spent an intensive day with Steve yesterday addressing some problem behaviours with our two rescue dogs, one lead-reactive (reluctant alpha) 8-year old boy, and one 3-year-old nervous Romanian rescue boy with street dog habits. Steve was extremely knowledgeable and was so generous with his time. We had full trust in his methods and have seen how small changes have been made in the space of just 24 hours. Our lead-reactive boy had two much less stressful daytime walks today and has learnt three new tricks - “stay”, “quiet” and go to “bed” - which have helped him to be much calmer when the doorbell goes. We would highly recommend Steve’s services. He was extremely professional, informative and a really nice guy. It’s down to us now to put all of that information into practice to make the long term changes in our boys, and Steve has offered follow up support should we need it. Many thanks Steve!read more
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!!read more
I had Steve round to see angle as she was pulling on the lead & jumping up when people come in to the home I can truly say that in that day angel had got the message know more pulling & jumping up I will say if eny one has a problems with the dogs please give Steve Hurley a ring on 07859879559 and I know he will help you.. Heather ..read more
Steve's calm, clear approach made it easy for us to understand where we had been going wrong. It made perfect sense when he said Millie was not happy feeling that she was 'pack leader's. As soon as we started implementing his simple training techniques she relaxed and willingly gave up control. I can't thank Steve enough.read more
We had Steve round today and what a difference a day makes or a different eye on the way we do things has had already , just understanding in a different way is amazing. Steve came to see our two 8 year old miniature schnauzers ( who have had no training at alll ) and 7 month old ridgeback cross mastiff , within an a couple of hours our dogs where acting much better , he spent a good 5.5 hours with us so we was happy and confident in what he had shown as well as taught us , it's amazing how he makes everything sound much more understanding then if we was to just read up on it , we are looking forward to putting all his advice into practice and the fact that he on end of phone or will come help if we struggle is a big reassurance . Thankyou Steve ��read more
Steve came round to help with our 2 Dachshunds who love to bark and pull on the lead and one scared of strangers and other dogs so gets very defensive.
As he comes to your house and out for a walk with you it’s so much more effective then going to a class as your dog is in its own environment & space so he can really see and tackle any issues on a one to one basis!
Steve showed us all the techniques to use and got us to try them whilst he was there and I was so surprised what a difference it made in just that one day. Simple positive training but knowing what to say and do with all the family using the same techniques. Genius.
My husband wasn’t bothered about getting training for them but when Steve left he took it all back and said it’s worth every penny.
Looking forward to less stressful adventures with our happier pups. Thank you so much!read more
Understands the problems that you have and works hard to ensure that you know exactly what to do. Nothing is too much trouble explains in simple terms with demonstrations with you dog . Easy to talk to and discuss problems with , with an approachable manner many thanks to steve for his time and effort with our German shepherdread more
Steve visited us and Eli today to help us work on a few ‘bad habits’ (ours more than Eli’s!) and we are all still processing the learning. He provides a steady and calm influence on both humans & dogs and we think he’s given us the strength and knowledge to improve our life with our beautiful GSD. Thanks Steve...we’ll keep you updatedread more
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
Steve came to see our two springer spaniels who are seven.He has showed us how to stop one of them pulling when out walking and given us the confidence to try and get our other springer to be more sociable.read more
Steve visited us today to work with our Rough Collie, Sylvie, who was rescued from Romania 18 months ago. We have been experiencing a variety of unusual issues which all come down to a lack of confidence. She has been refusing to leave the sofa unless asked, won't drink in front of us, sometimes won't eat, and is terrified when she is anywhere in the house, except "her" sofa. We have had 4 collies before and have never experienced anything like this, and after 16 months of working with her, and having advice from other trainers, we were at the point of giving up and, literally, letting sleeping dogs lie! Steve was recommended by a friend, and I have to say, was a breath of fresh air. He came with no preconceptions, and was not judgemental in any way. He had to totally reverse the advice he usually gives to people, and I felt that he worked not only with Sylvie, but also with me as an individual. He was with us for 6 hours, and took time to assess what he saw on the day, as well as taking into account my opinion. By half way through the appointment, Sylvie was happily lying in the kitchen, in her dog bed, a place where she had never before ventured without scuttling through the room in a panic, despite bribery with treats of cheese. We now have a plan firmly in place in order to make her comfortable in different rooms in the house, one at a time, and I'm pleased to say that she is sleeping next to me in the kitchen, despite all doors being open - she has chosen to be with me. Thank you Steve - from me and Sylvie. Xread more
Steve came to help me deal with several issues with my two Rescue dogs, Biscuit and Crumb. From excessive barking, to lead pulling and nipping.I couldn't believe what a positive influence he had on Biscuit and she seemed to visibly relax in his company. Steve has shown me how to help Crumb who is deaf and how I can adapt hand signals so he understands what I need him to do.He clearly has a brilliant understanding of dogs and what makes them tick. Steve has given me the tools transform my delinquent pair, so now it is down to me to work with them. We covered so many aspects of dog behavior today and I simply can't thank him enough. I can't recommend Steve enough, a really decent bloke and a brilliant service.read more
Steve has opened my eyes to what is achievable in such a short space of time. Lots of hard work ahead of us but so worth it. I think you should call yourself a "dog whisperer "! Thank you so much Steve.read more
Thank you so much for our training session last week. We learnt so much from it, I think it was us that needed the training not the dogs! Having had no experience of training a deaf dog, I feel that with your instructions and directions we are making good progress. There has been a noticable difference in our household this week. You emphasised the importance of us remaining consistent with all the dogs and it seems to be working well. I know we still have a long way to go, but feel we are defiantly moving in the right direction. Thank you once again Steve, highly recommend your services �read more
My very bouncy, excitable dog Otto has very quickly learnt to stay in his bed when the doorbell goes following Steve's visit today. We have lots of practice to do but Otto has certainly got the idea pretty quickly and it will make a big difference to all of us when someone comes to the door! Thank you Steve.read more
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.read more
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. ��read more
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!read more
Thanks for today Steve.
I learnt loads (mainly about how untrained I am lol) !!
I am still speechless at how quick you got them to take commands... and calm down 🙂
It's been a nice relaxing (quiet) evening since you left. Amazing!!
Highly recommended!read more
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.read more
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 xxxread more
Steve came today to see our 16 week old and 7 year old miniature schnauzers both new to our household.
My god this guy knows his business. He had a gentle but firm approach to both dogs, and us. We learnt SO much.
Thank you so much Steve, we now look forward to puppy training sessions.
Cannot recommend him enough, excellent value for money.
Pete & Sueread more
After losing our Labrador, our other dog Murphy become increasingly anxious to the point that when people come round he'd run & hide. When Steve arrived Murphy ran and hid as usual, but within 4 hours he was not only taking treats from Steve's hand, he also let him take him for a walk. I am confident that by following Steve's tips & advice I will be able to help Murphy get back to his old self.read more
Thanks Steve, you have shown us how to be the owners a dog deserves. In such a short time you covered every concern we had and demonstrated methods that worked straight away. You genuinly care about each dog you meet and put the work in 110%
You have let us understand zero and we couldnt have asked for more.Definitely recommend for any dog owners that have any problems. Steves methods are effective straight away. You will see results and so will your pets 🙂read more
We have experienced some amazing training techniques for our 3 boys today. We are very hopeful that they will all succeed in their training. We have our hands full with a daschund , jack Russell cross and a bulldog cross staffy, and really needed some professional help. From barking, aggression, jumping up and no discipline , we have finally had the help we urgently needed. Thanks very much for all your help Steve and we will keep in touch.read more
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 🙂read more
Currently using Steve for our dog who has been through so much, he has certainly made positive changes to our Jess and we still have a long way to go, Steve is highly trained and we would definitely recommend this guy, so glad we found him.read more
(Here is another lovely review from one of my customers )
'Thank you Steve for coming to help us with our little Rosie this morning (6 month old Parsons terrier) we are really pleased with the information and training that you packed into just two hours. I had to dash off to work straight after you left but tomorrow I have no work so can put it all into practice. Thank you again. It was worth every penny ! From Ray, Rosie and Lara x'read more