Yesterday we had the pleasure of Aaron from Southend Dog Training coming to our house for a 1-1 session with our English Bull Terrier. We were having problems with our dog within the home and towards strangers. We had a previous experience with another behaviourist who said he would require multiple sessions, at great expense, and we were worried there would be no guaranteed results as he was reacting badly to her and they were unable to help us to calm the situation from the get go.
On arrival, Aaron had a chat with us about our dog and the behaviours that we were experiencing and he listened intently to what our concerns were. Then we brought the dog in! It was like Aaron had already sussed him out before he had even entered the room! We saw immediate results from the methods/techniques Aaron told us to use. We couldn't believe the transformation in such a short space of time. It was nothing short of miraculous!
Our dog has never let anyone unfamiliar anywhere near him in the home, however within 45 minutes our dog was loose, comfortable and totally at ease with the fact that Aaron was a total stranger in our house. He has helped our dog enormously to realise that not everyone is a threat, and he has made us realise too that all our dog needed was a different approach, some understanding and guidance as to where we were going wrong. Aaron is outstanding at what he does, his whole approach was calm, relaxed, consistent and totally professional. He was a really lovely guy and we felt very comfortable and not judged by him at all.
I wouldn't hesitate in highly recommending Southend Dog Training. We have always been huge fans of their witty, no-nonsense approach attitudes in their videos and couldn't believe that they would come all the way to Bedfordshire to help us. We are eternally grateful. Upon leaving, Aaron and Hansel were firm friends. So much so, that when Aaron finally went, Hansel was running to the door to see where he had gone! A dog once full of fear towards strangers is now learning to trust, and it is all down to the skill, kindness and dedication of Southend Dog Training. Well done, Aaron - we all thought you were truly amazing
Thank you, Amy! We're delighted to hear how Aaron was able to help your dog. We're passionate about what we do, and your feedback is much appreciated.