Testimonials about SWALKIES
Read on to find out what our clients think about their journey with SWALKIES.
Tania and Richard, with Inky the Patterdoodle
Siobhan's help has been invaluable. Very informed, lovely lady with lots of clear guidance. The whole family have loved our sessions.
Helen, with Monty the Working Cocker Spaniel
If you are looking for a great puppy/dog trainer then look no further! Loved every minute training our puppy and so did he!
Diana, with Bryn the Cockapoo
This is Bryn. One year old cockapoo. Adorable but ...... just needed a little help in the behavioural department. Enter Siobhan. I took a package of 3 x 121 lessons, feeling this would just be the beginning. Recall, jumping up and straining on the lead were big problems.
Siobhan is lovely (I hope she won’t mind me saying). Personality plus - so effective. Concentrating on one fault at a time, they were corrected in each of our three meetings. This sounds like magic but it’s down to Siobhan’s intrinsic ability. BUT instilling this training into the dog’s psyche is up to the owner, and this she makes so much fun for the owner as well as the dog. She also gives info on training aids to buy and a 24 hour email turnaround on what the lesson entailed with ongoing practice.
I’ve cracked it, Bryn’s trained and follow up sessions are not required. Now that’s the skill of a hugely professional dog trainer.
First time dog owner
I live in a flat and I’m 75
Fiona, with Missy the Cockapoo
Having never grown up with dogs the prospect of training a puppy was extremely daunting. Siobhan made the whole experience an absolute joy. I couldn't recommend her more highly. Siobhan was extremely reliable, very informative and Missy responded so well to each session. Siobhan was available whenever I needed additional advice and support outside of her sessions and I found her follow up training notes extremely thorough and useful. I couldn't have asked for any one better to help me through those first few puppy months.
Hanna & Ben, with Blake the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Siobhan has been instrumental in the training of our first puppy. As new puppy parents we were very nervous of getting his training off on the right foot. However, Siobhan made the whole experience not only feel easy but enjoyable and rewarding from start to finish. Her generosity extends way past the sessions, as she was always on hand to answer some of the many questions that we had, and the notes she sends through after sessions are worth their weight in gold! Thanks to her we now have a beautiful well balanced and happy 6 month old puppy, and this simply wouldn’t have been possible without her down to earth yet completely professional coaching style. And best of all, she only uses positive methods which ensures our puppy has grown up without any negative connotations around his training (or us!). I would recommend Siobhan to anyone who is looking to give their dog all the essential tools to learn and develop beautifully!
Shauna, with Darcey the Cockapoo
Siobhan has been a godsend in helping me train my puppy from 8 weeks through to 5 months. She has been reliable, thoughtful and patient and uses her skills with wisdom and humour. I’m sure I would have made training unnecessarily gruelling without her guidance.
I would recommend to anyone who is looking to teach a puppy good behaviour with kindness and fun!
Emma & Nick, with Cosmo the Cockapoo
We had several family sessions with Siobhan in the early weeks of having our puppy and she was great. We got not only useful instructions on how to train particular important behaviours, but also a clear idea of how to train our puppy in general which continues to serve us well. Siobhan always supplied comprehensive notes after each session and was very responsive to any questions in between sessions. It was great to have such solid support in the early weeks of dog ownership and I would highly recommend her.
Mariza & Chris, with Dexter the Spanish Rescue Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
Siobhan is very professional and the training sessions with her were great fun! She gave clear instructions and follow-up notes which kept us on track and we're really happy with Dexter's progress. We'd definitely recommend Siobhan. Thank you!
Helen, with Mia the Vizlsa
The whole experience was a joy, Mia loved Siobhan, she made us and Mia feel totally comfortable, even when dancing madly in the park to distract Mia from her goal. Her training programme is easy to follow and has showed amazing results. Thank you.
Kate & Ant, with Lily the Vizsla
We are so glad we found Swalkies and the lovely Siobhan. We attended her fabulous puppy class and found them to be brilliant. Siobhan is very knowledgeable and has such a calm and patient manner in the way she goes about teaching the training methods. My Vizsla puppy Lily absolutely adored Siobhan and we could not believe the progress Lily made thanks to her. She has an incredible talent for being able to communicate with all breeds of dogs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for a fantastic dog trainer.
Andrea, with Heidi the Jack Russell x ChiChi
Having a puppy can be a nerve wracking experience and getting off to the right start makes such a difference. I'm so pleased I contacted Swalkies and found Siobhan. Her role is to train owners, not to train their dogs and she does this superbly. She's straightforward, knowledgeable, understanding and shows her amazing talent throughout every session by demonstrating her techniques until one is comfortable enough to copy her. Follow up notes come within the day. I can't praise her, or her service enough. Nor can Heidi, my puppy, who absolutely adored her. We call her the dog whisperer...
Claire, with Bailey the Working Cocker Spaniel
Siobhan has a certain way with dogs and they just love her. She has helped to look after our beloved dog Bailey who is a Working Cocker, for over 18 months. Bailey just loves being out with Siobhan and she has taught him lots of new things. Siobhan runs a very professional business and takes her work very seriously. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone look for an excellent and affordable dog trainer.
John, with Charlie the Working Cocker Spaniel
Superb help with puppy training and socialisation - to more advanced help with active breed training. We have a Working Cocker so quite a handful - helped with joint family training and tips for young players. Highly recommend.
Lores, with Petal the Cockapoo
Siobhan has a natural ability to communicate with dogs, they simply love her easy, calm and charismatic manner. My own dog is now brilliant at recall after only two sessions, I am so pleased that I will be able to call on Siobhan should I have any other problems. I have watched her with other dogs, she is very gifted and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Carmen, with Boo the Miniature Schnauzer
It's clear that Siobhan loves what she does and really cares for the dogs she works with. Our puppy adores her and without Siobhan's help and patience she wouldn't be the lovely, well mannered little dog that she is!