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  • review rating 0  Todays group session with Darran was brilliant! To have the opportunity to meet & interact with other dogs & learn how to teach my dog & myself calmness has been invaluable. Highly recommend Darran’s training methods.

    thumb Jo Andrew Mortimer
  • review rating 0  Feedback on the day after our first group session with Darran… 🙂 “Oh WOW today was amazing! Thank-u Ginny for organising it. I’ve put it into practice already and I can’t believe the shift in behaviour. Rusty’s flaked on the bed & hasn’t moved” “Yes thank you so much @Ginny Potts I found it so helpful. We did our walk this evening and had to pass 4 barking dogs, Harley managed not to bark at any of them….” “Evie met cows for the first time a few days before we had a session with Darran & suffice to say she didn’t enjoy them at all. Post session & based on Darran’s teaching my approach was completely different (much more mindful & calm ) & the outcome was so different. Evie worked through her fear (expressed via her consistent barking) & it’ll be interesting to see how she goes on her next meeting with the cows.” Darran’s philosophy of mindfulness & perspective on dogs, dog training & in the case of our three dogs canine anxiety was an absolute eye opener for all of us. We’ve come away with tools that could be applied straight away & as shared above they were very successful in outcome. One of our group member has a dog who is not comfortable with strange males however Darran’s very calm & considerate (mindful) approach meant for a much more relaxed & accepting boy. Personally speaking after our session I will be completely different in how I approach any issue with our three dogs and we are all looking forward to our next training session. Thanks so much Darran!!

    thumb Ginny Potts
  • review rating 0  I would recommend Darren to any and everyone. The change in me and my girl I feel is incredible, it’s like I have a totally new relationship with her. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much

    thumb Holly Hastings
  • review rating 0  Darren has a great ability to help people with their dogs. We recently attended puppy preschool and found him friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and passionate!. He goes the extra mile to help when needed to ensure your puppy/dog can be a life long pet to enjoy.

    thumb Sally Brunton
  • review rating 0  I feel so lucky! Over 1 short month my dog Hurley had suddenly developed quite a bad fear around heights and/or water Prior to this he was just a normal happy dogo It was to the point where it was crippling Hurley when enjoying our walks out and about as he would skitter along the edge of the sidewalk Then we met with Darran! working with him over just 2 sessions was amazing, after the first session improvements could be seen after a short reiki session and getting out and about testing Hurley’s boundaries and beliefs. The second and last session had him happily walking without fear, it has been simply life changing for our dogo and us (you just have to look at the video of Hurley’s before and after to realise the impact Darren had) Darran's expertise and mindfulness approach, by guiding but letting the dogs work it out for themselves I feel is the best approach to any issue you may be facing with your dog I would highly recommend him to everyone to just reach out to him for some help with your beloved dog. I cannot say how happy Hurley is now and i am looking forward to many more enjoyable walks with my dog, Thanks Again

    thumb Rebecca Goodare
  • review rating 0  First session yesterday with our rescue dog, we’ve only had her less than 2 weeks & this is building her trust in me & our relationship. she’s taken to the clicker training like a dream. I love the no force way that Darran uses by letting the dog work it out for themselves. I cant recommend him highly enough looking forward to our next session. Vicky

    thumb Vicky Hughes
  • review rating 0  thanks for working with our dog jarjar. he certainly improved a lot. the good thing about the sessions is that you make your dog think and have choices using force free techniques. this in turn will let your dog learn to choose the right choices. thanks a lot Darran

    thumb Joseph De Leon
  • review rating 0  All I can stay is amazing, his work he does is outstanding my wee Emma is a different dog would recommend to everyone

    thumb Christina Parsons
  • review rating 0  We've recently started the puppy graduate course, having already completed the puppy school with our rescue pup, B-Dawg. He'd only been with our family for just over a week when we went to our first class and it's been amazing to see him grow in confidence. He was so anxious in his first class but now he gets stuck in with the other puppies which is fantastic! We've learned such a lot as well and it's good that Darran takes the time to explain why we are doing each training technique. We highly recommend these classes.

    thumb Sarah Rowlands
  • review rating 0  We took on a Staffie cross about a year ago. She was from a rescue centre and was presumed to be aged 5-7 years of age. She had signs of a hard life as she had a few scars , lots of missing teeth and had not long had puppies. She was however an extremely sweet and loving dog and was brilliant with our children and other animals ( horses and goat) . Her only issue was that walk times have not been pleasant as she was temperamental with other dogs. She would always pull on the lead on seeing other dogs and jump up on her back legs which made taking her out a pain. I contacted Darren and was immediately reassured with his quiet calm nature. He was so reassuring yet realistic. We have learned so much about her and understand much more about her body language and hope that this will prevent any incidents happening. I feel so much more confident in handling her. Our relationship has grown as we now do regular training together to learn various tricks. I would whole heartedly recommend Darren. Thank you so much for all you have done for us.

    thumb Melanie Hellier

We love teaching people to understand how their dogs think during our classes.

We attended Darran’s classes and received great insight into dog behaviour and how best to communicate with our dog, including recognising the signals unintentionally being sent to him. The training skills we learned have been easily transferred to training various behaviours and have been invaluable to raising a calm, obedient, and happy dog. Darran was great because he personalised his approach according to the dog and the environment, and always took the time to address our specific concerns.

Andrea, Te’gan.

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