I have found 'Dogs Listen Up' staff very friendly. Lisa was my trainer and was great. I had two chocolate Labradors to train. The training went really well and I enjoyed every minute of it. I now like taking my dogs out with no more pulling any more and no jumping up. I would advice anyone to do the training.
Shirley & Robbie, Carlisle
I have been really pleased with the format and structure of the course. I felt as if I was listened to and therefore my dog was being treated as an individual. He has made good progress and I feel that I now know where I am going and how to get there! The background psychology etc made perfect sense and it has helped me to understand my dog and his needs. I like the patient and kind but firm approach and my dog is responding to it well. The best part of the course is that it is bringing me closer to my dog. He is a rescue dog – I am his third owner in a year and he has certainly been indulged before he came to me. As a consequence I have felt unable to love him as I should because of some of his acquired behavioural bad habits. Now we are enjoying each others company and able to go for long walks without me having my arms stretched!! Thanks to Lisa for her patience and understanding.
John, Victoria & Louis, Cockermouth
We found the training and support offered by Brian and Vicky at Dogs Listen Up to be invaluable. They took time to listen to us and the problems with were having with Louis our Dogue de Bordeaux and offered us a great training package which supported us to put effective boundaries in place which really improved Louis's behaviour.
Dave, Sue, Ellie & Daisy, Dearham
We have throughly enjoyed our Dogs Listen Up training, Brian totally turned things around for our Bernese Mountain pup. With the solid advise including house training and sleeping arrangements.
We were particularly impressed with Brian's manner and style and that he involved our young daughter in training. Our pup took to the training well and she is obedient and well behaved.
Brian has given us great confidence and really enchanced our skills. A very worthwhile training course, highly recommend the 1 - 1 sessions as it gave us the flexability we needed and allowed Brian to really understand our home enviroment and requirements, Worth every penny! Thank you.
Bandit & Family, Maryport
We have a Basset Hound puppy called " Bandit ", who suffered from seperation anxiety. He would not settle at nights, or if we left him for short periods. We tried everything we could think of with no success, which was starting to get to our neighbours!!! So we called in Brian to hopefully remedy the situation, as we didn't want to give up on him. Brian suggested we get a crate, and then gave us training tips on how to control his seperation anxiety. After a few months and alot of patience he finally started to settle. We are now able to leave him when we go out shopping, and he will sleep in his crate at bed time. The neighbours never complain about him barking now, and say that they never hear him. We also had some issues with recall, which Brian kindly also helped us with. We are still working on his recall but have no doubt that he will master it in the very near future. Bandit is now calmer and more obdient, since having training with Brian. We would highly recommend Brian with any dog training issues.I am sure Bandit will miss Brian and his plentyful treats,though I think the feeling will be mutual !!!
Many Thanks Again!!!!
Emma & Fudge, Carlisle
I have found this type of dog training a real help. Debbie has been great and is a easy person to talk to about the issues I have with my dog. some of the exercises have been easy than others but I know over a period of time it will be much better.
I would and have recommended this dog training to other people. Thanks you for all your help.
Rosemary & Izzy, Towcett
When I got to the stage where I was ready to give up with my dog. Debbie showed me how with simple instruction and time I could train my dog, so that I was able to enjoy having a dog again and both myself and Izzy ( the dog ) could achieve the training with pride.
Julie & Tilly, Workington
'A big thank you to Brian, Vicky and Debbie for making our 12 week training course fun but very beneficial. Everyone knows Springer Spaniels are lively dogs but with the help and experience of Brian, Vicky and Debbie, Tilly our 9 month old Springer is very calm and obedient.
I found the training course was really educational not only did it learn Tilly how to walk without pulling, stay and come back on recall among other things but it showed me as an owner how to handle Tilly so that I was the one in control. I would highly recommend the 12 week training course to anyone.'
Hope to see you all again and many thanks for all your help.