"Fantastic puppy training and socialisation course, all done with positive praise and reward based training. Really friendly relaxed atmosphere with a extremely knowledgeable trainer. The puppies absolutely love attending and we look forward to going each week."
"Highly recommend. Carolyn is very knowledgeable, informative, friendly and patient. We have all learnt so much during the last 6 weeks of the puppy course and both Dougie and us have really looked forward to going to the classes each week. A relaxed and calm atmosphere with the right balance of training through positive reward and socialising with a small group of puppies. Thank you for helping Dougie become more confident and well-behaved. We are ready to sign up to the advanced training!"
"Lewis and I had a wonderful time at your puppy classes. Before we started, I was worried in case my puppy would be the naughtiest dog or that he couldn't learn. However, you made us all so welcome and completely demystified the art of puppy training with your practical and helpful techniques. It was great to learn how to handle him and to enjoy some quality time with my puppy. It really gave us time to bond.
And it's lasted! All the things we learnt in class worked at home and still work even weeks after finishing. I am so grateful to you for helping my dog (and me!) learn techniques to promote positive behaviour that will hopefully last a lifetime."
"Thank you very much for the great puppy training classes. I have found it really beneficial and obviously Whiskey has enjoyed it!! I did puppy classes with our previous lab years ago, but yours have been so much more useful, much better!"
Rachael & Barley
"The Intermediate Classes were excellent. The sessions were well structured, enjoyable for both dogs and owners and the activities covered just the things I needed to work on with my dog. The group size was also very good; large enough for group work and small enough for plenty of individual attention."
"I have attended Carolyn's puppy training class and currently on the intermediate level. I have an extremely lively and easily distracted young terrier. I had lost my confidence training my young dog after attending another course. Unfortunately the trainer had little time to offer individual advice due to the large class size. My terrier was overwhelmed and could not cope with the busy environment.
Carolyn's classes and training approach is the complete opposite. Class sizes are small, which means she has time to demonstrate and explain the task she has set. This is followed with each dog and their owners to practice their technique. Carolyn is always available and goes round to each participant. This is reinforced with youtube training videos, sent after each session. Carolyn's classes are calm and informative. I have learnt so much and have seen such a vast difference in my young dog's behaviour. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with him and realise that he learns through play not just from lovely walks. Following Carolyn's blogs emphasise that dogs respond to a variety of interactions with their owners and to understand their needs. I can't recommend Carolyn's classes enough, the bond with my dog is so much stronger because of the techniques I have learned"
Alison and Bomba
"I have just completed the Puppy and Intermediate courses with Carolyn Davies. She is a wonderful teacher - I learnt a lot and had great fun doing it. My golden retriever really enjoyed it too and is now generally fairly well-behaved. I thoroughly recommend these courses."
Carolyn is an amazing trainer! Not only do you get the sessions but you get video follow ups via email with additional tips and advice. We have done puppy and intermediate and are booked onto gundog training for our sprocker spaniel. What I like most about Carolyn is how "real" her training is. She has advice for nuonces with your individual dog and talks from experience about her own dogs. She doesn't pretend there's a "one fit" for all dogs. Her advice that training is for engagement primarily and the dogs getting things right is secondary has changed my relationship with my dog. I have learnt so many long term principles around training from Carolyn that will far outlast the course. I cannot recommend this training enough!
"I enrolled for the Puppy training class later in the Intermediate training class. The classes were very relaxed and friendly. The puppies had regular play sessions, great for socialising, and it was great to watch the puppies grasp what was expected of them, all done by praise and reward. I would thoroughly recommend taking the plunge and enrolling. Both you and your dog will gain a better understanding of each other."
"We have just finished puppy training and have learnt so much. Carolyn shows you techniques which are easy to replicate and practice at home. We really didn’t think we would learn so much and have thoroughly enjoyed the classes. We are looking forward to starting the next level of training in the new year"
"I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say many thanks for the Advanced Class. It was really good and we and George, got a lot from it. We have been really impressed on what he has picked up and this has given us a platform and range of techniques and solutions to work with. Thanks for making the courses fun too. What is clear is that we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone having a dog needing training, so thanks again!"
Andy, from Wymondham
"I have a 10 month old British bulldog called Archie. Despite my best efforts he would never wait for his food and he would pull so hard on the lead when going for walks that nobody else could walk him anymore. Within minutes of my 1 to 1 session Archie was sitting and waiting for treats and I was learning easy techniques to help him stop jumping up. I also learned great tips to stop him pulling on walks and slowly but surely we are getting there. I couldn't recommend the 1 to 1 session enough, fantastic value for money and worth every penny, the improvement is unbelievable and quality time with Archie has improved massively!"
"We have attended 3 set of classes now with our puppy Dora, and she (and we!) have learnt so much. Carolyn is patient and firm and really does run through the basics and more advanced things to get your dog better trained. Dora loves Carolyn and that is always a good sign for us! Highly recommended if you are looking for someone who really knows their stuff and you want some fun mixed in with the important stuff!"