Oliver has been amazingly patient with my anxious golden retriever, Alfie.
We have been attending the Gun Dog classes and it has been a joy to watch my nervous dog slowly come out of himself and start to love running and retrieving just as he should be.
Alfie is a little ‘different’ to other dogs as he won’t eat outside however Oliver has tried various strategies to reinforce positive behaviours without the use of treats and has been very successful.
Dog Smart take the time to get to really know your dog and understand them so you know the teaching they are receiving in just what they need.
Small class sizes are perfect for the high level of attention they give. It’s not just the dogs who are learning, Oliver takes time to clearly explain to us owners not only how to carry out a task but also explain why things are done in that way.
I would highly recommend this excellent company to nurture the dogs natural instincts in a very positive way.
Thank you Oliver and Becs for the amazing service you provide.
Oliver has been helping us with impulse control and stop queues with our 18 month old Vizsla Nala. The sessions are great and You can see how much Nala enjoys them. We have seen amazing progress and the tips and advise we get to help understand her behaviour is invaluable. I would definitely recommend Oliver and Becks for people who want to grow their bond with there dog and build that special relationship.
We have just finished a series of 45 minute training sessions with Becs for our pup Ralphie. I really can’t recommend her highly enough - we learnt so much in a short space of time and it was brilliant that Becs could come to us on Saturday mornings. We will definitely be booking on the spring course - thanks Becs X
Life skills classes for my extremely happy, enthusiastic pup were amazing! It has given me the skills to deal with phases of behaviour as she grows up and we have fun together doing it!
Becs & Ollie are fabulous tailoring advise to suit your needs & as a bonus, my pup absolutely adores them! Looking forward to trying agility! ��
Can't recommend Becs and Oliver enough. We have just finished our second course with them and have learnt so much. They made all sessions both fun and informative, their knowledge of dog behaviour is incredible. They go above and beyond to help you with your dogs. Looking forward to working with them again soon.
Having just spent a few lovely days away in Wales with Nellie my little Jack Russell Terrier on holiday with Becs and Oly who are dear friends (and of course their dogs), yet again,I have to admire their total passion for all the dogs they own, train, rescue and come into contact with. Finding trainers with a true understanding and a total love for dogs is not always easy. Anyone considering getting a dog or anyone with a dog that may have some unwanted behaviour issues I would recommend contacting Becs and Oly. Their own 3 dogs are a total pleasure, so much fun and an absolute credit to them.
Highly recommend Oliver. He has worked wonders with helping me understand my dog better. Torrin has chronic inflammatory bowel disease/on medication plus is very anxious and lacks confidence. All online, Oliver has given me lots of advice, solutions, suppprt and the difference in Torrin has been amazing. His confidence has improved greatly and he is a much happier dog Giving me the tools to help my dog I can keep working with him knowing that Oliver is there to answer my questions (and trust me there are a lot!). Oliver is passionate about dog behaviour and that clearly shines through in every bit of help he gives.
Oliver (Dog Smart) has been such a huge help to us in trying to overcome Rosie’s separation anxiety. We were immediately struck by his genuine love of dogs and the importance of their welfare. He has taught us strategies that have helped Rosie feel more confident when left alone and I’m pleased to say she has shown a big improvement. Going forward we know that Oliver will always be happy to help further if we need it. He’s a smashing chap, we highly recommend Dog Smart Training and behaviour.
I would highly recommend Dog Smart. The trainers are very knowledgeable and made the course enjoyable and fun for both us and our dogs. The skills we have learnt will be very helpful as we move forward and enjoy our time with the dogs.
Couldn’t recommend these guys enough! Nothing is to much trouble for them, they really do go above and beyond! They are always available to offer advise and support (which has been very helpful to get us through the ‘teenage phase’). They explain things clearly and really get you to understand the way a dog sees the world! Training with them is nothing but fun and positive! Couldn’t be more happy that we found them to give us a help in hand with Franky...who you can tell loves to work with them (especially Briar!) Thankyou!!
I cannot rate these guys highly enough!
They've helped me from day one with my Black Labrador Bruno, and I truly believe he would not be the well behaved boy he is now without them!
They're always on hand for a few words of wisdom and easy to implicate tips and tricks. They are nothing but patient with Bruno and me!
They are truly passionate about dogs and their training, and it really shines through in their work.
You couldn't find a pair of more happy, helpful, friendly and professional trainers!