“Josee’s help and advice has hands down been the best and most impactful part of helping us, as first time owners, build a bond and working rhythm with our 6 month old pup. Her approach is direct and clear but filled with empathy and flexibility – a combination that is difficult to find when it comes to dog training. She really understands what works for dogs and what works for humans, so you can see the progress being made while balancing the needs of real life. Working with Josee we’ve seen huge improvements in our pup’s level of calm, ability to entertain himself and recall when out in the parks. We’ve also picked up useful tools like “look at me”, “drop” and some basic impulse control. Even more than that, we’ve gained a piece of mind and confidence that we’re doing the right things to keep moving in the right direction. I am starting to see the wonderful adult dog and lifelong companion we will have. We plan to continue working with Josee  and I can’t wait to see how we all grow.” – Caitlin, Chris and Larkin

“I couldn’t recommend Josee enough! I have a 4 year old cairn terrier who was reactivate towards other dogs and with Josee’s help to build her confidence and give me tips on how to help her she doesn’t react towards any dogs. Thank you so much Josee ❤️🐶 ❤️ – Stevie 

“Josee was absolutely fantastic, and clearly has such passion for dogs! She was very patient and full of great advice, I have learned so much and have really learned to understand my puppy’s needs better. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough!” – Rosanna

“I was having problems with my stubborn terrier not focussing on me when outdoors. Josee managed to find a solution to this, which has been an absolute godsend as I was starting to get quite anxious about taking him out. Would totally recommend her 😊” – Kirsten 

“We worked with Josee over two sessions for our newly adopted rescue puppy. Josee was even better than what we hoped for and rather than generic advice and games, she really took special care and attention focused on the cheeky but sensitive personality of our pup. By session two, he was walking off lead and just joyous – thanks to Josee, she gave us the confidence needed. Three weeks on, he’s still off lead and today was running around the pentlands. If this pic doesn’t say it all, then I don’t know what does … thanks so much Josee” – Cleo and Brian

“My mum and myself have had Josee round for a couple of training sessions. She has been absolutely amazing. Mum has 2 rescue dogs from serbia and Josee was able to help us with a few problems we were having. From how to pick up on cues and how best to act on them to helping with triggers and best practices for distraction etc. Ourselves and the dogs have learnt so much and I could not recommend Josee enough. We are now feeling confident when out and about and are putting our new training techniques to use in the house. She is always at the end of an email and willing to help in anyway she can! Will not hesitate to use her again in the future if we ever need too! ” – Kim and Penny

“Josee has an immediate calming effect on dogs and owners alike! Like Mary Poppins, she arrives with a bag full of Magic: yak milk sticks, tug toys made of brightly coloured children’s socks, pigs ears(!) and treats galore. It’s as if she hypnotises your daft dog and she passes on fantastic simple tricks to improve behaviour and to build a positive relationship with your dog. We signed up with the Puppy Package – money very well spent – and will see her again to work on recall and whatever comes after that.
Don’t hesitate to call her.” – Dianne

 “Josee has recently done some training sessions with us and our cocker spaniel puppy Mia. She gave us some excellent advice and practiced some great reinforcement exercises with us. I can honestly say, it’s like having a different dog after her sessions! Our puppy’s behaviour has improved so much, I cannot recommend Josee enough!” – Kirsty

“We sought Josee’s help with our 6 month old working cocker to encourage loose lead walking on the pavement, and to improve recall outwith the house/garden so that we could let him off the lead on longer walks. His overwhelming sniff instinct was proving a real battle! Josee gave us practical techniques to use, but also her manner and communication gave us constant encouragement and, importantly, hope! We and our pup can now enjoy off lead walks, and constant pulling on the lead is now a thing of the past.” –  Elaine

“Josee visited me and my dog Jess for 3 sessions to help address some behavioural problems Jess was showing. I had adopted 4 year old Jess about 5 months before and she’d had 4 previous homes. Jess was inclined to react to other dogs by lunging and barking and her recall was non existent. She also had started soiling and wetting the floor overnight. Josee was professional, friendly and organised and advocated a non punitive approach to dog training and was very good at reassuring me and lessening my anxiety. At each visit Josee spent time reviewing the issues then accompanied us on a walk, observed my handling of Jess and Jess’s behaviour with other dogs and she demonstrated clear coping strategies to try. These involved praising and rewarding even small steps toward calm behaviour and engagement with me rather than with passing dogs. Josee suggested recording Jess overnight which helped clarify the soiling behaviour and reassured me that I was not doing anything wrong. Josee followed up each session with a written summary and exercises to do and advice to follow. She also recommended helpful reading material. By the final session Jess’s soiling had resolved and her reactions to other dogs had greatly improved. Jess’s recall is a work in progress but I continue to follow Josee’s suggestions and feel more confident that it will improve. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Josee’s intervention for help with training and understanding your dog.” – Jacq

Thank you Josee for the excellent personalised 1 – 1 training sessions for Scamper! They were really helpful and specific for his breed and personality.
Already he is improving around traffic and I feel more confident with his handling and training. All the links and print outs / advice and the chews that you recommended worked a treat too! – Lisa

“We asked Josee to help us out after getting a very active cocker spaniel puppy. Josee was absolutely brilliant at giving us suggestions how to settle into a routine, occupy him and deal with puppy biting in the early weeks. Later sessions were extremely helpful in teaching the puppy attention exercises, working on recall and training advice. I cannot speak highly enough of Josee, as she was always very reassuring and incredibly helpful along the way every time I had any concerns about puppy’s behaviour and gave excellent directions on how to deal with any arising issues. It really shows that she is doing a job she loves and she is great at it!” – Daumante

“I would highly recommend Josee. I was having trouble walking our very excitable, strong, adolescent Newfie but thanks to Josee and her advice I am now happily walking our big baby girl again. Thank you so much! Highly recommend” – Claire

“Barney and me enjoyed a series of one-to-one sessions with Josee which were excellent. Barney made real progress and my confidence grew. Josee has a very good way of encouraging – me and my puppy!! She took time to call in advance of the first session and had a detailed conversation about exactly what I hoped to achieve. As a result Josee was well prepared and no time was wasted in the practical sessions. I will definitely contact Josee for some refresher training. As well of detailed write ups after each session, for easy reference, she sent an end of course email following up on Barney’s progress, which was much appreciated.” – Janet

“I benefited both from a one to one training session at home ( I am a beginner) and the 8 week puppy class. I am now far more confident with my puppy and he has gained a lot from the socialisation he got at the classes. I have no hesitation in recommending Josee to anyone looking for an experienced and personally very charming dog trainer.” – Ian