Testimonials

Testimonials

Really easy to talk to about the issues I have with our dog, really good suggestions to try and looking forward to putting them into place. After the phone call, she emailed me with everything we talked about within a couple of hours. I would recommend Tamsin to anyone who needed a bit of help.

Charlotte Moon, May 25, 2015

I approached Tamsin after I saw her pictures of her dog and the awards. I have a Springerdor puppy (Eli) who is 10 weeks old and bonkers! I initially started with another trainer and found that I wasn't sure and didn't feel so comfortable with the tools they had given me to work with Eli and he didn't seem too happy either.

I messaged Tamsin over Facebook and she responded immediately. She arranged a consultation and first session and really took the time to understand what me and my husband needed from the training. She didn't tell us what to do she asked what we wanted the dog to/ not to do and then put together a plan. We have begun implementing the first set of training ( crate training , house training and how to show Eli not to bite ) and we have seen results so quickly!

He's not biting as much and is learning to release, his house training is 60% there and the crate training is working much better than what we did before!

I'm so pleased and will continue training and asking for advice from Tamsin going forwards, thank you Tamsin!

Charlotte Johnson, May 25, 2015

Tamsin has a talent with dogs and people. She has a passion for dogs and helping their owners understand how to communicate with one another. If you are having problems with your dog or are looking for a reliable, professional dog walker, then Tamsin is the one to call. Highly Recommended.

Ray Lambert, Dog Training, February 8, 2016

I contacted Tamsin as she had been recommended locally. Evie is a generally well behaved young dog but I felt she needed some training to improve her responses to me and to keep her stimulated.
Tamsin is teaching me how to train Evie through playing games and really having fun.
I use her training tips on a daily basis and incorporate them into Evies day whether at home or out walking.
Tamsin's expertise has made a big difference in Evie's responses and the I am really enjoying seeing her develop.

Sue Walton, March 15, 2016

I met Tamsin at Tailwagger class the week after Maisie came to live with me. I could see from the very start how understanding and gentle Tamsin was with an over excited and super strong Maisie who took all class to calm down and stop straining at her lead! Tamsin is now working with Maisie individually, and we are training her to accept a head collar so we can all enjoy walks more! Tamsin has great patience and really cares about Maisie's progress and I am absolutely confident in her knowledge and ability to help both Maisie and me! I know Maisie is having fun learning new skills and lessons whilst I am at work. I can't recommend Tamsin highly enough!

Sarah Patrick June 16, 2016

Tamsin was recommend to me by a friend, as my German Shepherd puppy had developed a few phobias in life.  I first met with Tamsin in May, as Lola had developed a fear of strangers and having friends round was becoming a concern as Lola was stressed.  At the first meeting Lola was in her crate barking her head off, by the end of the first session with Tamsin Lola had calmed down and had started to build trust with Tamsin.

After several more training sessions with Tamsin, meeting away from the house, Lola gained confidence around Tamsin and accepted her. The proof of this was when Lola allowed Tamsin into the house, let her put her Halti on and take her for a walk.  Now Tamsin regularly walks Lola for me.

Since May we have had weekly training sessions working on Lola's fears, obedience and commands which have all helped her to build up her confidence.  Lola has also learned a few tricks along the way!  She has been taught 'Scenting' which she really loves and provides her with the mental stimulation she requires along with physical exercise.  In fact if we are being honest here it's not just training Lola, it's also teaching the owner how to correctly interact and communicate with their dog!

I can't recommend Tamsin highly enough, the improvement in Lola since May is fantastic.  Lola has now become more confident, she is losing her fears and is now allowing friends into the house and their dogs.  Occasionally when Lola is unsure I now know how to focus her and provide the reassurance she needs.  Lola's training will continue so she becomes a highly trained and happy dog.

Andy Parkin June 20, 2016

Tamsin came to start work with my Podenco cross boy today. Podey is fantastic with people and great with dogs in the house, but with certain, unknown dogs he can be reactive.
Podey very much as Podenco in him, and Podenco's are renowned for being independent dogs. Podey certainly does have a mind of his own when he wants!
Tamsin got his attention from the start and showed how focus work can help him when we are out and about. Podey took to it straight away & I was amazed at the progress he made in the 1.5 hours Tamsin was here.
I am very much looking forward to see Podey's progression over the next couple of weeks and look forward to working with Tamsin in the future.

Jen Wilby September 14, 2016

Tamsin was amazing. We were looking for some guidance on training our 4 month old puppy Dexter. We covered many topics to help improve our training techniques and to make sure we were on the right track. It was evident Tamsin was very knowledgeable and cares deeply about dogs. We are really looking forward to her new puppy training classes. I would highly recommend Tamsin especially the one on one training.

Louise Bucknall October 7, 2016

Thanks for your visit today. I'm now feeling more confident at training our new puppy Daisy and have some more ideas about how to get her fully toilet trained! I was so impressed at how quickly your suggestions helped with the heel work. Looking forward to your next visit!

Karen Vaughan, January 29, 2017

Tamsin is extremely knowledgeable and has a lovely way with dogs. She has loads of enthusiasm and is always ready to offer great advice. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with their doggies

Vikki Cleaver January 29, 2017

Had a lovely visit today, following our competition win!!
Tamsin you are brill, learnt a lot and feel reassured we're on the right track. Looking forward to joining puppy training next week. Barney is now having a sleep! Hard work learning.

Gemma Elizabeth, January 29, 2017

We adopted a little Staffy and she was having trouble getting on with other dogs, particularly on the lead while out and about. She's very easily distracted so trying to get her attention long enough to get her out of a stressful situation when meeting other dogs has been difficult. Tamsin visited this morning and taught us some focus exercises and showed us how to get her attention and work on recall. Our afternoon walk was so much calmer and the recall is already much improved. We're so impressed and look forward to working more with Tamsin in the future.

Kelli Zezulka, January 29, 2017

Tamsin did some recall training with me and Monty, my wire hair fox terrier puppy yesterday. She was excellent and gave my lots of useful advice so I can practise myself. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Dan Hill March 29, 2017

Tamsin was recommended to me by my dog walkers. They had heard very good reviews about her training.

I have a very naughty Lurcher girl who is 2 ½ years old called Violet. Violet was a stray and she came to me aged 1.

I had a behaviourist for Violet before Tamsin but I was not totally at ease in her company. Tamsin and I got along straight away and I felt very at ease with her. Violet responded well to Tamsin at her initial assessment. Unfortunately Violet has multiple problems but Tamsin has shown me ways to train Violet and keep her interested and happy.

I am aware that the training will take a long time and will need patience. Violet and I both have a lot to learn and I trust Tamsin to help me developed a strong and happy relationship with Violet.

I would highly recommend Tamsin to others.

Gina Nadal April 7, 2017

Our excitable Labrador, Sidney, has thoroughly enjoy our 12 weeks of training classes. We have all learned a great deal about attention, lead walking, sit, down, settle, scent work, and so much more ! We now feel more connected to Sidney and feel comfortable taking him out and about and into cafes etc. Tamsin has enthusiasm, patience and so much knowledge! Her methods all make sense and are positive and forward thinking. We are looking forward to working with Tamsin again in the near future.

Anna Senior April 7, 2017

Brilliant! Beau has become much easier to manage and it's great fun teaching him new things. Looking forward to lots of practice now, thanks Tamsin.

Nicola Kelt April 7, 2017

This course has been a god send. Having had experience with older family dogs I always dreamed of having my own. God I had no idea what I was getting myself into with my puppy. Myself and penny a 3 month lab first joined not knowing how to listen to each other. After completing the course, penny who used to ignore me can now sit, wait, lie, settle, paw, jump, beg, walks on heel can ignore exciting dogs and flowers and pay attention to my cues. I used to be embarrassed to walk with her dreading coming across other people because she was excitable and jumped all over people. Now my three year old niece and penny are best of friends and penny listens to Imogen. I can't express how much help and advise Tamsin gave me. No question is a silly one and if penny couldn't grasp one way of doing something Tamsin showed us a different way.
I cannot recommend using Tamsins' knowledge and qualifications enough. She has been amazing.

Georgina Howard April 12, 2017

Brilliant first session with Buster and Tamsin. Gave really great advice for the whole family to contribute towards training including my 4 year old son. I can see already these sessions are going to be a huge benefit to all of us and Buster. Highly recommended.

Sarah Jones July 27, 2017

Bea the Springer Spaniel has just graduated from puppy life classes but Tamsin spent most of the time training us Humans how to understand and work with Bea.
We thoroughly endorse Tamsin and her methods: each class was well structured; the aims and methods for each exercise were clearly explained; and, there was written follow up after each class.
Tamsin is an out-standing teacher: her experience, enthusiasm and knowledge are obvious, and, we have no hesitation in recommending her.

Daniel Hughes August 7, 2017

Just had a 1:1 session at our home with Tamsin. It was great fun and we learnt loads. Everything made sense and we’ve got clear things to practice. Thank you.

Kathrine Londesbrough November 9, 2017

Very useful and informative! Beau loved socialising with the other puppies and was keen to go back into the sessions if he had to go outside for a toilet! Best thing was learning how to stop him biting my legs!!!

Tracy Eastwood November 9, 2017

Tamsin is brilliant, with dogs and their owners. Lewis has loved puppy training classes and we have learnt so much.

Claire Salisbury November 27, 2017

We had a great time on Saturday’s nosework ninja workshop. Some fantastic instruction and Jasper has taken to it so easily and is already finding his catnip mouse! This is such a great way to find enrichment on these shorter days. I can’t recommend Tamsin enough!

Cathy Chris Hunt November 27, 2017

Tamsin has been a huge help in starting us on the right track with Darcy. Her one to one sessions are really informative and in case you don't take it all in at the time ( me) Tamsin makes sure you have a comprehensive written follow up for everything covered in the session. I would really recommend her one to ones - particularly in the 2 or 3 weeks after puppy arrives when everything can seem a bit daunting...! Looking forward to puppy classes

Maria South November 27, 2017

Absolutely lovely lady! Came to the house to see Loki who is 5 months old was able to help us with building his confidence and after having had a bad experience with another trainer we were both happy and relieved to have her. Thank you so much.
Elishia, Chris and Loki xx

Elishia Bates January 2, 2018

I wanted to let you know I haven’t been in touch regarding another session because Teddy has been so amazing, his training really has paid off. He’s a changed pug! We even took him to a pug event today and he was off the lead, didn’t leave my side and looked at me every time I said his name.
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done with him. It’s a complete transformation from how he was when you first started working with him.

Sophie Brabbins January 3, 2018

We have recently attended the Puppy Life Skills workshop with our schnauzer puppy, Peggy.The 6 week course has been really helpful in terms of improving Peggy's behaviour and as well as our sanity!
We now have a pretty well behaved puppy who will 'sit', 'down' and waits as well as having good socialisation skills with other dogs..she's just got better manners generally.
Tamsin is really knowledgeable and has given us some sound advice on a number of puppy related issues. She obviously really loves dogs and they love her too! We will definitely be doing more of Tamsin's training sessions with Peggy.

Sue Yates January 22, 2018