Testimonials

New dog!¬† We have a new dog!¬† Well...he's actually the same dog but you'd never know it.¬† In one session, George went from being 'top dog - can't tell me what to do, jump-jump, bite-bite, bark-bark, run around like a loony; to calm, quiet, obedient and just plain lovely.¬† Occasional transgressions are dealt with speedily and effectively.   Thank you Sandra, this training session means so much to us.  

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Mr & Mrs B. C. Dowsett, Honiton. - Lovely George, throwing his weight around, thought he was king pin. He's so much happier now he knows his place within his pack

If it hadn't been for Sandra Teddy wouldn't be with us now.  He was already up for re-homing as we couldn't cope no longer with his dominant behaviour...he would snarl and bite, chase anything that moved, joggers, people, anything that had wheels, barking and growling whilst doing this, in fact it was very intimidating and at times scary! Well, one session with Sandra completely changed mine and Teddy's life around, he's a very happy, contented little dog, no more chasing or biting and even looks happy when praised!  Just a few simple changes, unbelievable the difference.  I'm in charge now and Teddy does what I say!!   One more thing, Teddy is only a Yorkshire terrier X but behaved like a feral animal! Thank you very much Sandra.

Mr & Mrs L. Campbell, Newton Abbot. - Aggression towards everything! Barking, pulling. * This photo of Teddy is an old one which shows him wearing an anti-bark collar, which didn't work and in fact made his behaviour worse!

Dear Sandra,

We cannot thank you enough for teaching us yesterday. It is amazing, Arthur is a different dog today, him and Ollie have been playing rolling each other around and chasing each other. Fantastic results in 24hrs.  Thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs C & I Peters, Plymouth - Arthur is a lovely rehomed Dachshund who brought with him some rather worrying behaviour traits. Luckily for him his new owners sought help early on. Arthur can now look forward to his new happy life. He now belongs to a strong stable pack with clear rules and boundaries.

We can't thank you enough.  Henry seems so much more relaxed now he knows his place.  We took a walk down to Lidl and back and it was amazing.  It was a pleasure to walk him, he's really getting it already.  We also managed to watch a program about Vets, which had lots of animals on. So happy!

J. T. Barnstaple, Devon  - Barking, Jumping up, Growling, Pulling on lead.

      Hi Sandra, I cannot explain how pleased we are with the results so far! ¬†Barking stops at the first command, problems getting better each day with the "front door behaviour" and both dogs seem a lot happier now. ¬†After you left Archie was a little bit withdrawn but has fully recovered to his normal self and Lily got her head round her new situation very quickly this week. ¬†We had to go to the Vet this week and their behaviour was so much better than on previous visits, we are so very pleased. Once again thank you for your help. Kind regards, John & Felicity. Pinhoe, Exeter.    

John & Felicity Coomber, Pinhoe, Exeter - Barking, aggression, jumping up

img_1150-2           Hi Sandra, Just an update, my house is definitely a quieter place, not so much dashing out and barking, thank goodness. Fynn is not so aggressive when seeing other dogs on our walks.¬† He's trying to go out in front but I am checking him back. He doesn't bark but still goes to jump out at some dogs, but the correction stops him, he has sniffed noses with two dogs but then opened his mouth to snap, I corrected him and he jumped back.¬† Hopefully after another couple of weeks he will be better still. I did give your details to a friend, but haven't seen her for a while to see if she has been in touch with you. We went for a 2 hour walk from Exwick to Waterfront and back this morning and was really quite pleasant, which has in the past been very stressful so I'm really hopeful. I will keep in touch with further updates. Many thanks for your help. Anne.  

Mrs A. M. Kennford, Exeter - Barking, territorial behaviour, pulling on lead, aggression towards dogs

pablo               A very big thank you to Sandra at Effective dog training. Pablo our five year old Chihuahua has improved immensely since Sandra paid us a visit.¬† We didn't realise that Pablo had taken on the job of minding and guarding the house and barking constantly...running from room to room being a general nuisance. However, Sandra soon made it clear to us that Pablo was doing an awful job, bless him and that he needed to stop this behaviour, the advice to crate Pablo twice a day so he could have time to relax and unwind has proved positive. That along with the other techniques we were given have been priceless. Pablo's behaviour has much improved and we now have a much calmer house. Sandra also gave us advice for our other dog Pepsi, which was very helpful also. I would recommend Effective dog training to anyone that has a dog with issues.¬† I only wish I had contacted Sandra earlier. Thank you Effective dog training for helping me gain a calm balanced Chihuahua. Victoria and Alison.

Vistoria and Alison, Torquay, Devon - Barking, lead walking, aggression

Hi Sandra, Just to say all is great with Max.  He has done really well with his ball and door bell work which we practice daily.  He is a different dog on his lead, amazing!  Thank you so much.  Much regards, Mrs J. F.

Mrs. J.F. Ipplepen, Newton Abbot - Barking, lunging at people/dogs on lead.

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