Rachel & Blue, Dalston

Brian is very good at training both puppy and owner. He quickly senses the needs of both and has a natural instinct for sorting out the relationship between the two. He certainly cured ME of all my bad habits which include a very short concentration span.
Although the owners instinct is to perhaps be lazy at times or let themselves get distracted when out with their pet this dog training class ensures that you see the benefits of taking time out with your dog to correct their poor behaviour and use positive encouragement to reinforce good habits all of the time.

I have had dogs for most of my life but this is the first time I decided to try a puppy training class as my older BC has some very annoying and embarrassing habits at times. I am convinced that ‘Blue’ has made quicker progress than his older companion as a result of the regular fun training sessions.

My border collie is certainly a challenge but I have enjoyed watching the progress he has made each week in terms of the sit command, recall and walking to heel! Well the first two anyway. He has had the opportunity to socialize with other pups of a similar age and this is borne out by the fact that he would sit next to the boot of the car on a Wednesday night to make sure I didn’t forget it was HIS night. (Or maybe to wind up his ‘brother’ who would not be coming with us) Blue has a slightly nervous disposition when out of his comfort zone and it was very interesting to see how Brian got him to overcome this at times.

I would certainly recommend the training classes with Brian as they are great fun for both the owner and the trainee and I am sure we will both miss them. I will have to read up on new training tricks from now on but know that I can always call Brian if I start to struggle with his behaviour.

Thank you for all of your help and advice Brian.