Jane, Adrian & Laylah
Thanks so much for your help over the past six weeks or so. We have really found the training beneficial and will continue to put it into practice in the...Read More
Thanks so much for your help over the past six weeks or so. We have really found the training beneficial and will continue to put it into practice in the months to come. We particularly liked the practical and realistic nature of your approach as it felt like it acknowledged that our dog is part of our family rather than a creature to be trained to behave in a very strict and structured way. Laylah decided to go off on a little adventure of her own in the forest this morning so I remember what you had said about always making a fuss of your dog when they come back, however long they have been away! It felt like she was gone for hours (probably no more than about 5-7 minutes) and she had clearly had a brilliant time as she came hurtling back down the track to me 😊 I was very relieved to see her back!
We also really appreciate all the handouts and follow-up information via email as there is such a lot to remember. Having these resources makes us feel able to carry on and work on little bits at a time, rather than having to do everything at once. We also loved the safety of the area and that the dogs got to run around together every so often. It really helped us to see how they reacted and have you on hand to guide us.
In terms of the ‘it would have been even better if…’ then there is really only the weather we would want less of! We liked the outdoor nature of the training as this felt much more realistic than being indoors and the distractions were all very real for us and the dog. The way you dealt with the weather and let us know if you were cancelling was great and we appreciated things being re-arranged.
We will definitely be back to the playground at some point in the New Year and maybe a hoopers course later in the year as Laylah seemed to quite like this.
Thanks again for all your help and willingness to continue to support us as we learn with Laylah 😊