Arthur, our Border Collie/Poodle, had been bitten while on lead as a small puppy and we had tried trainers in our own home, treats, videos and our own knowledge of dogs, to try and take away his severe anxiety on lead, reactionary behaviour while out and about coupled with a terrible fear of noise and skateboards. All to no avail. Arthur spent one day a week for 6 weeks with gorgeous Michaela at Paws and Relax in Day School and graduated as a calm, obedient and willing student of life! We are now confidently able to walk him on the beach, take him through a crowded street, dine at a cafe or restaurant with him under the table and have him around other dogs without any reaction. He has learnt to look at us for instructions and is so much kinder to our 16 year old dog, who needs patience and quiet time all day!
Arthur is still only 2.5 years and has more learning to do when it comes to recall and road sense, but he now has the foundations put in place and he can only advance from here!
We can’t thank you enough for all the effort you put in and also, for putting up with my tears of sheer frustration when I thought he was always going to be a “bad boy”!