Having used Sensible Dogs for the puppy classes, bronze classes we would like to highly recommend them!We originally wasn't going to do any training sessions with our lab Murphy but we are so thankful that we did! They were fun to go to, and ourselves as well as Murphy learnt some very valuable tips to help with this obedience and training. Keep up the hard work! We would recommend your services to anyone. Thank you
Those who know me know I don't like to give 5* as there is always room for improvement!!! (as my dear old dad would say).Well I have been ...very happily using the services of sensible dogs for two years now and can not recommend more highly ...their puppies classes taught this old bird a thing or two and Lynsey's care and knowledge of the dogs in her care are second to none .... Any questions please don't hesitate to ask only too willing to answer anyone.
A massive thank you to you both for the brilliant puppy training course ,we've learnt so much and Archie and myself has loved attending every week . We look forward to the next course
We contacted Sensible Dogs for help to socialise our rescue greyhound as he became anxious meeting other breeds of dogs especially ones that ran up to him.With Lynsey's expertise our greyhound has met dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments and he has been learning his manners and how to enjoy other dogs company as well as improving his obedience. We would thoroughly recommend Sensible Dogs to other dog owners for their time, patience and understanding and skills in training dogs.
Alistair and Tracy with greyhound Henry 2019
We have a English Bull Terrier called Bella, Bella came to us at 6 months old having had a difficult start, Bella is our second Bull Terrier. Bella has a number of issues, she is a reactive dog especially with certain breeds, she can be differcult around food and she is quite an anxious dog in stressful situations.
With Lynsey`s help, guidance and all round dog intution we have been able to manage Bella with a number of techniques and training regimes, Bella is now more relaxed and calm and with Lynsey`s help we have been empowered to be able to help Bella and make her happy and relaxed when out and about.
We are committed to continue to work with Lynsey to help develope Bella futher. Working with Lynsey has taught us that it is nerver too late to teach a Bull Terrier new tricks.
We would highly recommend Lynsey to anyone, especially to anyone struggling with a dog that may have some issues, this process has taught us that with the right person by your side you can make a difference to a dog`s life and that empowerment is all thanks to Lynsey..
Peter Creber 2019
Lynsey is breath of fresh air and aided me and Dennis to work together and for him to feel more comfortable when out walking meeting other dogs, while on and off the lead and for me not to be anxious.
Thankyou Lynsey, money well spent.
Karen Allison 2019
Thank you for a fantastic 1 to 1 session on recall for my 5 year old Springer Spaniel and myself. Lindsay took time to listen to my concerns, assess my boys recall and then gave some great advice with time,to practice that advice . I left with confidence that I have better understanding of how to achieve better recall. I look forward to the Scent workshop
Great class and very understanding of each dogs needs. Thank you! Bhalu had a great time! See you at silver.
Brilliant classes, our puppy learned so much and we all had great fun. Highly recommended.
Exceeded our expectations in every way. ..expertise beyond question as others have said...but we'd like to add how friendly , informal, non-judgemental and enjoyable for dog and owner we found our session. Highly recommended by us both for anyone who has doubts about trying this type of service. Many thanks Lynsey......Kevin and Carole xx.
service really friendly and supportive. Helped us pass our bronze and for me a 1st time dog owner it's been a great experience
Johathan Leslie 2018
Today we passed our Gold Assessment and we could never have done it without the help of Lynsey and Emma!!We've done all three awards through Sensible Dogs. We previously started the bronze course elsewhere and were told that our dog either wasn't ready or would always be too distracted to pass. But we could tell that Sensible Dogs was different. They came up with so many suggestions for keeping Loki occupied during the sessions and facilitated our practice for the Gold fully alongside a busy bronze class, giving us separate space to practice and plenty of advice. It is clear that they can tailor their approach to the dog they see in front of them.We have really enjoyed ourselves progressing through the courses and would definitely recommend Sensible Dogs!
Heather and Loki Beastall 2018
I Took my rescue dog for his bronze award with lynsey with no intention of him passing and just wanting some socialisation for him, but due to Lynsey's patience and vast knowledge of dogs, we passed! I'm also new to working with my dogs myself and out of the many phone calls I made to gain knowledge, lynsey was the only one to reply, proving she is in this work for all the right reasons, her love of dogs!! Her experience, knowledge and natural way with dogs has been invaluable!
A big thank you to Lynsey at Sensible Dogs - Ashburton for a great 'Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Class'. Myself and my two young boys really enjoyed coming each week with our puppy Wilbur. As new puppy owners, we all learnt a lot over the weeks and Lynsey was so helpful and informative, always able to help with advice and invaluable expertise over a range things from teaching basic commands, to socialisation and for our puppies and ourselves to become good citizens. The classes were friendly and relaxed, my 4 & 6 year old enjoying participating with the tasks and we enjoyed meeting the other puppies and their owners. We look forward to further training classes with Lynsey in the future, once we have mastered all the things we have learnt so far!
Thank you so much for your help with our rescue beagle. We have taken on everything that you adviced and he is now sleeping out of his crate and stopped barking at night. We are well on the way to walking off lead. All this from only two sessions and great advice, you really know your stuff. Would 100% recommend you.
We are really pleased with the help given with Molly our Staffie, as she was fearful of other dogs. Lynsey has given us the confidence to have Molly off lead and has given us good strategies when conflict occurs. Molly is now off lead with her puppy friend Billy and learning to be a happy social dog! Thank you Lynsey and Emma for all your time and support.
I was looking for a dog behaviourist to help me with socialising my nervous Springer, Bertie. I contacted 5 different people and only Lynsey took the trouble to respond.
After meeting Lynsey in her training field it was clear I had found the right person to help Bert. Lynsey was calm, considered and spent time assessing Bert, before introducing him to the first of her dogs. Bert was initially very nervous, Lynsey watched him closely, and explained what she was looking for, and gradually Bert became less reactive. As he was introduced to each new dog, he became more relaxed. Lynsey only introduced him to one dog at a time, and each dog was chosen for specific character traits. This continued until she was happy that Bert was ready to mingle with several dogs.
The 2 hours we spent in that field were transformational for Bert, and I have so much respect for Lynsey as a result, because she definitely knows her stuff.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wants to have their dog assessed by a really competent behaviourist. It's also worth noting that what Lynsey charges for the assessment is a fraction of what many other people charge. It's the best £60 I have spent in a very long time
Lynsey and her service are both fantastic. She has worked wonders with our mischievous beagle. For me her genuine love for the animals and their wellbeing is the most important and outstanding quality. Lynsey has always gone the extra mile and offered any advice when we have needed it. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Thank you!
Just amazing in every way. I can’t recommend them enough! I would give more stars if I could A++++ x
Awesome, fantastic people. I've had several rescue labs, needed advice with 5month old black lab, 3hrs with Lynsey and her own dogs has made huge fantastic difference to Ernie and our bond. Walks now more enjoyable and confident for us both. Feel we've progressed months. Can't wait to join the bronze class in the new year.
A big thank you to Lynsey at Sensible Dogs - Ashburton for a great 'Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Class'. Myself and my two young boys really enjoyed coming each week with our puppy Wilbur. As new puppy owners, we all learnt a lot over the weeks and Lynsey was so helpful and informative, always able to help with advice and invaluable expertise over a range things from teaching basic commands, to socialisation and for our puppies and ourselves to become good citizens. The classes were friendly and relaxed, my 4 & 6 year old enjoying participating with the tasks and we enjoyed meeting the other puppies and their owners. We look forward to further training classes with Lynsey in the future, once we have mastered all the things we have learnt so far!.