A happier owner enjoying a happier and more relaxed dog – this is the best reward

I contacted Ali as I needed some help with my two year old dachshund, Reggie. Although on the whole he is a well-behaved family dog, his barking was out of control and driving us mad. Ali suggested we watch The Dog Listener DVD, as a family, so we could understand the theory, before meeting with her. We immediately could see how it made sense and Ali tailored her suggestions into a plan that would fit in with the whole family. These are now incorporated into our daily routines and Reggie’s barking has been greatly reduced! Ali made it clear that she would be there for us throughout the ’ups and downs’ and she has been in contact throughout. I would highly recommend her services to any dog owner who feels they need to ’Speak Dog’!
Ali, all I want to do now is recommend you to everyone I see struggling with their dogs to thank you for helping Tessa and I so much. I can’t believe how far we’ve come and it was within the year that we achieved Pets as Therapy dog status which is so wonderful. Thank you, Ali.
Mowgli is coming on so well and I’m delighted that we met when we did as it has had a huge influence on how we treat him and in return how he behaves.
We found Olive in the streets of Crete looking forlorn and worse for wear this year and brought her over three months ago. Ali has been involved in her training from day one and this has contributed enormously to Olive’s great progress. Thanks to Ali’s guidance Olive has been very well behaved in the house and is making great progress outside too. This method of training has proven to produce results.
After losing my beloved Boxer last year, I now have a rescue Boxer… who I must admit came with a few problems! She suffered from separation anxiety as a result of being in kennels twice over, plus several different foster homes… as a result, she did a wee on the carpet every time I left her on her own. Plus, she would keep jumping up at me with excitement whenever I reappeared… So with the guidance and help from Ali, over only a few weeks really, we were able to overcome these problems. She no longer jumps up at me at all… she still runs around like a looney, which I ignore, of course! But the main thing is her separation anxiety is much improved so we have overcome the weeing too, following a great deal of time and patience training her to be calm and relaxed in her crate with door open, and then with closed door when I go out for a while. I would never have overcome these problems without the help of Ali, and cannot believe what a difference it has made to my life.
I know it takes time but he is already coming on in leaps and bounds! Walking is so much easier which we attribute to giving him the two week non-walking break. We went to Hyde Park two days ago for the first time and he coped really well. I let him off the lead for a run around and he came back to me – yay! He is so much more confident and happy. Thanks for everything.
Before we started with Ali, our Boxer boys were dreadfully hard to walk, pulling all the time. The younger one appeared to onlookers as though he was ’out of control’, jumping, barking and pulling. He would do this to such an extent that he would flip himself over backwards and land on his back! In the home, they would jump onto our laps when we were relaxing, without invitation. Being large dogs, this was a bit too much! Without doubt, the overall result and best thing about the dog listening process his a more comfortable home environment and we can also relax when we are out and about. No more stress for us or our boys! Working with Ali has been a thoroughly enjoyable, educational and rewarding time. We now consider her to be a real friend.
The best thing about having new rules and training for Bobby – he loves a cuddle for much longer now!