Good Dog training testimonials
Leo – Spaniel x Jack Russell
Andrea is very friendly and knowledgeable, and could demonstrate tangible results within our first session (walking to heel).
Tons of great advice, also backed up with paper instructions she provided on paper to help us remember and practice everything we learned going forward.
Practical demonstrations and talking through our current methods helped us identify where we are going wrong quickly.
Our first experience of a professional trainer and we are very happy, filled the 2 hour session well and she made sure all our (very long) list of questions were answered fully.
Heather and Mark – Bexleyheath
Betsy – Wheaten Terrier
Just finished a six week training course with Andrea for my Terrier. We passed our bronze and silver test and we have both really enjoyed the training. Andrea is very calm and so knowledgeable. Its been great fun for us both.
Lynne Meads – Sidcup
Bella – Hungarian Vizla x Wiemeraner
Me and Bella have really enjoyed Andrea’s classes and would highly recommend them. Andrea also gave lots of advice to help with Bella’s anxiety with the car. She also allowed my daughter to take Bella through her assessment today and passed. My daughter loved that.
Maria and Bella x
Maria Boyd – Sidcup
Nick – Dutch Quaker
Before Andrea worked with our dog Nick, he couldn’t be let off the lead without chasing and biting other dogs. Nick is a rescue dog and it appeared that he had suffered trauma, perhaps through a larger dog attacking him. Nevertheless, after just a few sessions with Andrea, Nicky was able to socialise with other dogs and now plays happily – even with Great Danes! Andrea’s work in training both Nicky and myself, changed our dog’s life. I would unreservedly recommend this amazing lady if your dog needs help to enjoy life to the full.
Angela Barry – Sidcup
Daisy and Dora – Pug X Shih Tzu
I have two Pug-Zu’s Daisy and Dora. I got them at 8 weeks old, by the time they were 5 months old they were totally out of control, took no notice of anything I said. Ran all over the furniture, couldn’t open a door without them running out of it. Nothing I said or did seemed to make a difference. I contacted Andrea and that was the start of it. On the morning of the day Andrea was coming my daughter leaving for work could see how excited I was that this was the day training would start. I was feeling very positive and as my daughter left for work said “Mum don’t forget no one can shi* miracles!!! Well they can and Andrea did. If anyone is thinking about contacting Andrea DO NOT HESITATE, worth every penny and much cheaper than most. Thank you Andrea for the advice, techniques and support you gave and showed.
A very happy mummy Sue.
Sue – Blackheath
Buddy – English X Staffy
Can’t really put it into words how our wonderful dog Buddy, an English X Staffy rescue dog from Battersea and we as a family have flourished since having met, and been nurtured and supported by what can only be described as “the wisdom of Andrea”. We now appreciate training a dog is as much about training the owners and from a time when we were banging our heads against the wall out of frustration, and feeling quite despondent we now have a dog that is an absolute pleasure to live with.
Janet, Alan and Buddy Milner – Bexleyheath
Honey – Bichon Frise
Thank you so much for all your help last Thursday.
Honey is doing so well. She is walking on a loose lead. She looks at me when I ask. She waits at doors and roads. She doesn’t scratch the sofa and her aggression towards other dogs has improved 90 per cent. It has been less than a week so I am amazed with the results. So thanks again
Ann Bignell – Joydens Wood
Ozzie – Spaniel x Border Collie
Just to say thank you so much, Ozzie has his freedom and loving it playing with other dogs, probably the first time in 10 years of life he has had the freedom to run.
We have been to the woods too, he was so knackered when we got home. Beach next. He is a very happy dog and I am a very happy owner.
It has made such a difference to him and me enjoying walks. I am going to let Battersea Dogs know we have cracked it. I cannot thank you enough.
Goes to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Lesley Holloway – Dartford
Polly – Pug X
I contacted Andrea because I was absolutely at my wits end with my Pug X puppy Polly. Although the whole family loved her unconditionally, I think this had made her a little crazy (I have 3 girls under 9 who often picked up all the time and smothered with affection). Polly used to jump up and knock drinks out of hands, run round the house and over all the furniture, get up on the dining table to eat our meals, chew all my shoes or the girls teddies and that was just indoors!!! Outside she would pull so hard she snapped leads, she walked on two legs where she pulled so hard and she made a screaming noise the whole time, especially if anyone or another dog was in sight. I was honestly at the end of my tether with her.
Andrea was amazing right from the start. Firm but fair always and immediately my Polly listened to her. Andrea gave me advice on how to train simple commands, how to use a crate, what food to give Polly and what leads to use. I read all the documentation Andrea left with me and followed all her advice. It was hard work but so beneficial as the change in Polly was almost instant and with each visit, we worked on another aspect of her behaviour. By Andrea’s third visit, my Polly had turned into a lovely family pet that even my little girls could walk without fear of being pulled over. She is now lovely and cuddly, doesn’t jump up (hardly – still working on it though), hasn’t chewed anything, hasn’t got on the table or knocked anything out of hands, she walks nicely without pulling (too much – still learning), comes back when called and is generally the adorable family pet that we all wanted her to be.
With Andrea’s help and advice I now feel confident that we can now all enjoy having Polly and I feel confident that me and my girls know what to do with her now should she start to misbehave again. I cannot thank you enough Andrea for all your help and support in training what I first thought was the most untrainable pup ever. Thank you so much for everything.
Nikky Wait and family – Bexleyheath
Nyx – Great Dane
Thank you for all your help. In the past I have had dogs from pups but have never had an adult dog before and as he is a rescue I am not sure what happened to him except that he was abandoned. With your help he is getting less worried about traffic and although he has always been good off the lead he is now much better behaved on the figure of eight.
I think it was as much a matter of training me as training Nyx. He has responded so well to focusing and conditioning and I am really surprised at how quickly he has learnt. I am so grateful for all your advice and the training sessions.
Sue – Bexleyheath
Paddy – Cocker Spaniel
Thank you so much for your invaluable help and support with our puppy Paddy. We now have a very well behaved little dog whom we are enjoying. He is already house trained and responding well to walking on a lead, although we have a little way to go yet! Your advice and notes were great. We could not have coped without you. We would certainly advise anybody with a new puppy to get in touch with you fast!
Chris and Aileen, Shooters Hill
Boycie – English Bull Terrier (2 years old)
You came round to my house about 6 months ago to help with our rescue English Bull Terrier Boycie. Apologies for the delay but I would like to say a really big thank you as you really helped us with some really good tips! He changed the following few days after your visit…you nipped his nipping in the bud. Great trainer – would highly recommend.
Archie – Cocker Spaniel (18 months)
Archie has unbelievably improved now – long walks off lead and returning to me. Thank you for all your help and diet tips which have made a hugh difference. Thank you
Gill Newton, Hextable
Bree – German Shepherd
Just wanted to say a very big thank you!
The training you gave has meant that we now have a very well behaved fourteen week old German Shepherd that is also toilet trained to go outside!
Our two sessions with you gave us invaluable tips and advice which we could not have possibly gained anywhere else other than seeing you put them into practice.
Thank you again Andrea, very much appreciated.
Loretta and John Oakes, New Eltham
Peanut – Cocker Spaniel
Hard to believe but a week has gone by since your visit so I thought I would drop you a line to say a huge thank you for your brilliant help. It’s like we have a new puppy! She is polite, toilet trained and a joy to be around. We still have a couple of issues with lead walking however, she is getting the hang of it and not tugging on the lead so much but the difference in just one week is absolutely amazing.
Thank you so much for your help, we will certainly be recommending you to other dog owners, your advice and practical help is second to none.
Jane and Charlie, Chislehurst
Burt – Cairn Terrier X Toy Poodle
Thank you so much for all your excellent professional help with Burt. Today, for the first time, it was a real pleasure to walk with him in the park. From a delightful, but over-exuberant 13 month old with ‘selective hearing’, he is now a dog who is able to concentrate and not get distracted by other dogs. In fact, other dog owners complimented us on his behaviour. You made the steps we had to take very clear and straightforward. As new ‘doggie’ people, you gave us very good advice about a range of issues, from feeding regimes to being pack leader. Your work, modelling appropriate behaviour out on a walk, was brilliant and enabled us to make a great step forward in enjoying being with our dog. We still have a way to go, but feel much more confident that we are going in the right direction. We may well be back for more advice! Again, very many thanks for all you have done for us – it has made a huge difference.
Mr and Mrs Fuller, Kevington
Baxter – Cairn Terrier
After our 3 month old Cairn Terrier came to live with us, we wanted to ensure we would be correctly training him from the outset – for his benefit and ours. The first few weeks of puppyhood are very hard so getting advice and support from Andrea was invaluable. During each session, she gave simple yet extremely effective techniques for us to work with that were not evident in our numerous puppy books!
Although quick to learn, Baxters main problem areas were his lead work and attention whilst outside. On our second session, Andrea came to the local park with us (in freezing conditions) to physically show us the best way to lead train and very importantly, how to approach other dogs. She gave us the confidence and techniques to let him off lead.
Baxter is now growing into a very content and complient dog thanks to Andreas guidance and owner training!
Paula Gordon, Sidcup
Monty – Miniature Schnauzer
Andrea came highly recommended and her one to one dog training has proved invaluable. Without the distraction of other dogs around, Andrea went through everything that Monty should be learning and showed us how to get Monty to listen to us. She also provided handouts to help us to continue the training on our own.
Monty is now almost two years old and a delightful dog!
Thank you so much,
Monty – Tibetan Terrier
Andrea trained Monty, our Tibetan Terrier, from a puppy. We followed everything Andrea advised us do to and Monty has become a wonderful family pet. He is very tolerant with children, very obedient and a pleasure to have around.
Pam Stone, Chislehurst
Trevor – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Anna called me as she was having problems with Trevor, a 5 year old Staffy. Trevor was jumping up at people, pulling on the lead, chasing cats. He was very boisterous and he didn’t like other dogs.
We worked with Trevor and after a couple of sessions I received this note from Anna:-
“Thank you so much for helping me with Trevor. I had come to the end of my tether and bless him, he has become such a little star. All it took was a little bit of patience, the miracle bells and you! Thank you.”
Lucky – English Bull Terrier X Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Jo got in touch with me because Lucky, 1 year old, was very excitable and boisterous. He didn’t listen to Jo, he was jumping up, pulling on the lead and lunging at people and dogs.
I saw Jo and Lucky twice. I gave Jo advice on feeding Lucky and showed her how to train him. After my second visit Jo sent me this email:
“Andrea is a brilliant dog trainer. I found Andrea on Yellow Pages. My dog Lucky is now so calm. He is a different dog. Thank you for helping”