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Here are some quotes from just a few of Josee’s happy dog owners.

Daumante

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

Lisa

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

Jacq

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

Elaine

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

Kirsty

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

Dianne

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

Kim and Penny

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

Cleo and Brian

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

Kirsten

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