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*I got myself a vizsla puppy and thought training would be easy after having three dogs before. However, no such luck, he was a training nightmare and hyperactive. Shirley and Gill with their training regime and patience have given me the skills to train him into the lovely dog that he is today. The lessons are great for owners and dogs alike with lots of help and new things to learn each week."
Liz and Alfie (Vizsla) February 2015
"Knowing how difficult it is to train and English Springer we had a hesitant start which involved taking the initial puppy class twice (!) as Poppy was more interested in jumping around and generally playing up (rather than learning anything). With guidance and patience from both Shirley and Gill we have now gone on to complete the first follow on class. We have both learnt a great deal and enjoyed the experience. Poppy has really benefitted from the classes."
Hilary and Poppy (Springer Spaniel) September 2014
"So far so good .. I am amazed at how well 'yes' works and hope the progress Ebbie & I are making continues. Thank you." (note: 'yes' = clicker marker)
Jan and Ebony (Pointer X Greek Rescue) September 2014
"Having previously owned a Vizsla who was easy to train I stupidly thought Vizsla no 2 would be as easy, how wrong I was!! Having already had amazing success with our Airedale Terrier, Bertie (yes I said amazing success with a terrier!!!) I thought it only sensible to take Digby (Vizsla no 2) to the Flying Paws classes. Now nearly 8 months old Digby has come on leaps & bounds & is continuing to improve. Many thanks"
Fiona and Digby (Vizsla) August 2014
"Rue, Joseph and I have loved every minute of the puppy classes. We have learned so much even though I had done some clicker-type training before. It was amazing to see all the different breeds of dog catered for and to see them all progress in such a short time. Rue was thirteen weeks old when we started and he now has all the basics: sit, down, leave, heelwork and a recall and we are able to use the clicker training in all aspects of life. We have had so many positive comments about his behaviour when we have been out and so much of it is down to his attention on us and our understanding of his behaviour. We are really looking forward to the continuation classes. Thank you very much, Shirley and Gill!"
Nicky, Joseph and Rue (Border Collie) June 2014
"I got Blue back in October 2013 he was a year old beagle cross basset with no training to speak of. 'He is lovely but..' Was my first sentence he didn't like being left alone, he would bark and howl, I found this incredibly heart breaking. His recall was next to useless which in turn made me nervous, he pulled like mad aside from this he was the friendliest dog I've known, Shirley and Gill have helped us no end, he walks to heel, he waits at roads, I can leave him home alone no howling no barking just plenty of snoozing. His recall is improved enough so in some areas I feel confident enough to let him off. I've been training with Flying Paws since October, I shall be continuing for as long as I feel we should I don't think we've finished yet, I also think that you can't train your dogs enough or humans for that matter. Blue lives the classes too as do I. I can't recommend them enough."
Amanda and Blue (Beagle X Basset) June 2014
"Absolutely loving the puppy classes - each week we come away with another little gem to tuck into our training knowledge base. It is so good to be able to work thru issues in a controlled environment watched over by experts. At last I am getting the confidence to know how to handle those tricky situations out in the real world. So so grateful for all the help and really looking forward to the next course! Thank you Shirley & Gill."
Joe and Rio (Jack Russell X) February 2014
"To be honest I started the classes without much hope for Bob because in the house he was lovely and attentive but outside he was a different dog, He wouldn't recall, in fact he wouldn't look at me, or even flick an ear in recognition of his name being called! I actually had the vet check his hearing and sight because I've never known a dog be so unresponsive ... except of course he didn't have any issue hearing or seeing small furry things to chase. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that we'd be training him off lead, never mind within 4 weeks! I'm so proud of him and ever grateful to you, this training will change his life and it has improved my bond with him hugely."
Michelle and Bob (Jack Russell X) November 2013
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