I first met Mike by accident while out walking my rescue dog Rosie a few months ago – she was snapping, lunging, growling and attempting to nip anyone or anything that came near. Within minutes she had calmed down and was taking food out of his hand and was coming closer for more!
What I had misunderstood and taken for aggression, Mike explained was fearfulness and uncertainty. From there, Mike has given me guidance, tools and training protocols and confidence in Rosie that in just a few short weeks has made a world of difference and Rosie has progressed so much already that she is able to not only be in the proximity of other dogs but can walk and be off the lead with them too!
We honestly could not thank Mike enough for everything he has helped us with – highly recommended.
Note from Mike – In the picture Rosie is wearing a muzzle for her, and other dogs protection, while she is adjusting.
I contacted Mike as I was having real problems getting my 9-month-old Labrador puppy into the car. Mike came to visit us at home. He spent time asking us questions and observing Autumn in the house and around the car. He gave us lots of advice and some help sheets.
We followed his advice and within a short space of time, she started hopping into the back of the car quite happily.
This has made such a huge difference to us as we love to take her to lots of different places for walks. She has enjoyed a visit to the beach recently which she loved.
In our retirement years, my husband and I followed our dream of having two puppies – we met Mike when they were around five months old and at a time when we had been extensively reading about how to manage them only to find advice that having two together was something that should not be considered.We were beginning to think this was a venture too far as at weights of twenty kgs they were unruly and very boisterous. We shared our concerns about the pup’s behaviour with Mike – he gave us such confidence and positive advice without mentioning issues of raising two pups together that we booked a consultation, during which Mike went into great detail on how we needed to live with our charges in a calm manner giving them signals for acceptable behaviour and moving them away from unacceptable behaviour.We received paper printouts of an individualised programme to follow and we are now enjoying our two pups of eight months old – finding them a rewarding pleasure.Thank you, Mike.Janine and Colin
“We had a really sensitive issue today with a Romanian rescue dog with extreme fear who had escaped and spent the night in the freezing cold. She been contained in a shed and couldn’t be removed from the shed due to her fear.
The Canine Behaviourist came to the rescue at the drop of a hat and has successfully ended her terrible ordeal. She is now safe and warm and he handled her and the situation perfectly.
On behalf of the rescue where this dog is from, we thank you.”