Testimonials


I've gone from having a lunatic that took no notice of me, to a dog that is a lot calmer and follows commands even with external distractions and for that I couldn't be more grateful.

Alan Johnson

Although I love my dogs, I was becoming stressed at the thought of taking them anywhere. I got in touch with Gary and have had 1 to 1 (or 1 to 2 in my case) sessions. It was amazing watching him with the dogs and so reassuring to have his advice and support while I work with them. We now go to one of his obedience training courses and they are fun and there are already noticeable improvements. While there is more work to do, I am now able to go out and enjoy walks with my dogs. I would recommend Gary to anyone.

Margaret Walsh

We – and our dog – are enjoying attending Gary’s weekly obedience training sessions in Shevington. Gary is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and offers great advice and support. We feel that we are improving week by week. We highly recommend him.

Janet & Roger Lynn

Gary was very professional and a real help when training our 1 year old westie poo Charlie. He was clear with instructions and easy to follow, and I felt at ease when continuing the training at home in between classes. Gary followed up each session with a re-cap email of what we had learnt in the lesson so if I had forgotten any of the commands this was a very good tool for me! Charlie has come on leaps and bounds since the training and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gary to fellow dog owners!

Lauren Calleja

I asked Gary to help me with two adorable puppies I was given by my husband for my birthday. I thought this was a dream come true, but it slowly turned into an exhausting nightmare. By the end of only 8 weeks I was at my wits end and completely worn out. All my exhaustive work and commitment had failed to stop them from fighting and biting each other every evening over a ‘mad’ two or three hour period. We had ended up sitting in separate rooms with one puppy each every evening, trying desperately to keep them entertained, happy, and apart from each other until they fell asleep.

Gary was unbelievable. He arrived at our house and calmly and gently began to interact with not only the dogs, but also the fraught and worn out people. The dogs absolutely loved him and came straight to him when he gently said hello. He has the most amazing empathy for dogs, a great love of his own dogs and talks with clarity, intelligence and sympathy about your situation. To watch him working with the two puppies was absolutely magical.

He understood straight away what the problem was and in just one visit he has transformed us into a happy, relaxed and grateful family. I had tried three other local trainers before I found Gary. It seemed as if they might be Ok with dogs, but they weren’t any good at all with tired out, unhappy people.

Thank goodness I kept looking. I can’t recommend him strongly enough

Carol with Hugo & Holly

Just had Gary for a 1 to 1 with my nervous barker Poppy. He is absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

Catherine Gallagher

We had Gary for a one to one session with our dog Fraser and he provided us with some useful tips. Looking forward to our next session.

Nat Welch

Gary did an excellent one-on-one session with our 8 month old Cockerpoo. The session was very informative and the notes we got after the session has been very helpful in keeping up the training.

Hannes Jordaan

Gary is a brilliant dog trainer (and owner). His classes are really enjoyable and he gets the best out of the owners and the dogs. He uses his sense of humour to great effect. We have trained several dogs over the years both for his field training and citizenship awards. Highly recommended.

Peter Robinson

Gary came out for a 121 session for our 9 week old pup. The session was very informative, and helped us to see bad habits our puppy was picking up and how we could tackle these using positive training methods. All of our questions were answered without even having to ask, as Gary touched on everything we wanted to know. Thanks Gary, sure we will be seeing you in future for further training.

Emma Gough

Would highly recommend, he does not sugar coat anything it’s just to the point and I felt I had a life line when needed. So much knowledge learnt.

Abigail Tria Lawrence

I can't recommend Gary enough, he is fantastic with our dog and after only 2 one to one sessions the change in behaviour is incredible. Gary gives clear instruction and also explains the psychology behind each command and training excersise, so easy to understand and follow. It's absolutley amazing how he does what he does!

It's obvious that Gary loves dogs and his work, this really shines through during his training. Thank you so so much for your help and guidance, I couldnt have wished for a better outcome.

Lauren and Jonathan

Gary cane for a 121 with our 6 month old rescue... Although Gary said we was doing 99% of what we should I was doubting myself it was fantastic to get that support that we was on the right path. He gave me some fantastic new training techniques that have already in the space of 6 hrs since he left have made a huge difference.

It was lovely watch our big pup interact in a nature yet controlled way. Already looking at going to some class too... Thank you so much Gary your fantastic at what you do and are a wealth of valuable knowledge. Lisa Louie and family.

Lisa Martin

5 stars here. Absolutely amazing. Couldn't have asked for anyone better to come out and help us out with our two dogs. Me and my partner have learnt so much in the time Gary was here with us. Started training straight away and already can see a difference. Best thing I have done in a long time. If you are looking for someone professional and up to the job, Gary is your man.

Jessica Galvin Threlfall

Fur baby and I have completed two courses with Gary now and I can't believe the change in her! She was a rescue dog and since coming to class her confidence and behaviour around other dogs has come on loads. Gary is super knowledgable, very patient and to the point! I would 100% recommend him and am really looking forward to completing the silver kennel club award with him. Thank you Gary.