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    Alix Twyford

    Alix Twyford Designation

    Craig is one of those special people who has a natural calmness, and the ability to generate respect from both dogs and people. He has been working with Jack (my GSD) and I now for approximately six months. The difference to my life is incalculable. Craig has a system – a carefully considered programme of training and behavioural guidance for both Jack and I. My life is complicated by physical disability, and my GSDs over the years have been a wonderful, if slightly chaotic challenge. My last GSD was dog aggressive despite my best efforts and looking back now, I know her life and mine would have been much different if we had known Craig back then. Jack is coming on wonderfully. He is only 11 months but using the techniques and approaches Craig has shown us he is now performing various obedience tasks, has good manners in areas such as food, the door, greeting visitors, ‘releasing’ something from his mouth, not touching what he shouldn’t have, and he now looks upon me as his leader. We have also begun to polish our recall with ‘distractions’, and started some basic tracking. Craig clearly loves dogs. They respond to him, and he reads their behaviour. Craig’s training for Jack and coaching for me is now ingrained in our daily routine, and the joy of it is that it is so easy. Everything he creates for us is constructed around my abilities – nothing is too much trouble for Craig and his reassurance and encouragement have helped me to grow, not just into a leader of dogs, but also a calmer and more effective leader in my own business. Quite suddenly, my Mother lost the ability to care for her Canine Partner. The charity agreed to rehome Kerry the lab/retriever cross to me, subject to my being able to prove I could handle two dogs. Honestly, about 12 months ago I was having trouble handling one and now, thanks to Craig, I have two well behaved and cooperative dogs in my ‘pack’. His support is invaluable. Thank you Craig

    Ann Heffron

    Ann Heffron Designation

    Sprocket is a very anxious and reactive dog who didn't really know how to play. I was worried that he wouldn't cope with the workshop but Craig was brilliant and gave him the space and confidence he needed. By the end of it, Sprocket was happily playing with me with a tug toy, which he's never done before. We've been practicing ever since and he's getting better and better. It was a brilliant workshop and I'd highly recommend it

    Becca Middleton

    Becca Middleton

    I would highly recommend making the time to train with Craig when the opportunity arises, he has excellent inter-personal skills, is eager to pass on his knowledge through demonstration and encourages you to ask lots of questions so that you fully understand the techniques. His positivity and enthusiasm is infectious which has a knock on effect with the dogs he trains. His energy is boundless and it is wonderful to see the incredible effect it has on dogs, their eyes immediately light up and they make a connection with him that is a joy to see, they all want to interact and be a part of the fun! Thanks Craig from Becca and Dish

    Bianca Schofield

    Bianca Schofield

    I sought Craig's help with my movement reactive, high drive, high energy Malinois, Ice, after doing a play workshop with Craig. Craig seems to know instinctively what the dog needs. He put both of us at ease both in the workshops and the one to one, no easy task as Ice is a mummy’s boy. Ice doesn't work for anyone else but me normally, but he did work with Craig, an endorsement in itself! Working with Craig's programme and advice has meant I have been able to walk my dog down the road without the dog reacting to cars etc. In addition I'm more confident, knowing if the dog does react I can handle it. But to be honest he has been much less reactive, since we started the programme. His frustration tolerance has increased too, which is great. Craig has also helped with play, which was totally out of control. I can now play with Ice knowing he has more self-control and is not going to drag me all over. If you have a dog with a behaviour issue, no matter what that issue is, then I have no hesitation in recommending Craig. Craig is knowledgeable, very supportive and very approachable. All I can add is a big thank you for helping us through our challenges, it's really appreciated.