“Well for starters, my dog, Arthur and I, live in the UK. Claire is in Canada. Already there is a problem! However thanks to technology, ultimate dedication and commitment from Claire to help me get out of a huge training slump with Arthur, we are now going along the right path. I cannot recommend Claire enough; her knowledge is vast, her caring commitment is outstanding and her training WORKS, providing you put the work in once she has set the plan.
Arthur is now a 2 ½ year old border collie and Claire offered her expertise when he was around 20 months. Arthur is the second border collie I have had but the first one from being a puppy. I have been a conscientious owner and accessed training right from him being 15 weeks old. However other than the initial 6 week puppy classes, I wasn’t getting what I needed from any training I accessed, mainly for the reason that dog trainers shied away from offering advice about border collies or just didn’t know. Arthur wasn’t badly behaved; for a border collie actually, his problems were few but were big and I was struggling. Claire listened, something no other dog trainer had done before. She gave me a plan to work on a couple of problems at a time in a manner that fitted my personality and my commitment to Arthur. For example, Arthur jumped out at buses (he is always on a lead near a road!). Claire gave me a training plan that started even before going anywhere near a road, I worked hard on it, slowly introducing road walks back into our routine and within six weeks, Arthur saw the bus, sat next to me, looked for a treat whilst the bus drove past us with no other reaction. We then carried on with our walk. I cannot tell you how liberating that was, to be able to walk down a road with Arthur with no reactions. Claire recognised that I was becoming anxious walking Arthur as he is a bang-noise sensitive dog and was reacting to hearing any noises when with me, in the worst way possible; that anxiety was travelling down the lead making Arthur significantly worse. Her encouragement to start enjoying Arthur again by playing games away from any areas where there could be potential bangs, helped build up that relationship so he trusted me more. We turned a corner in our relationship – things still need working on and will always need work but I feel now that I have a significantly better relationship with him and I have the tools and knowledge to deal with problems that may come my way.
Claire is the most caring, approachable and knowledgeable trainer I have ever had contact with. She gave me her time and expertise and I cannot thank her enough. I consider her to be a very good friend and fabulous ‘auntie’ to Arthur now. I look forward to the day that we get to meet in person – I know Arthur wants to say thank you!!"
- Suzanne R., dog owner, and Arthur, The Super Border Collie!
“We decided to call Claire because we hadn't had a dog since my husband and I were kids. We now have 6 kids and we wanted our family to be on the same page with training. The kids loved participating in the classes!
Claire was wonderful and taught us to have a well behaved dog. Gryphon was about 4 months when we did the classes and he would get excited every time we pulled up for a class. We were so happy to have Claire be with us to learn about our puppy and teach us to teach him! We recommend her to everyone now."
- Michelle W., dog owner, and Gryphon, The Super Cute Puppy!