Testimonials about SWALKIES
Read on to find out what our clients think about their journey with SWALKIES.
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!
Marta, with Elsa the Chow Chow
I currently have Elsa staying with Swalkies for 10 days and have had a great experience. Siobhan has been amazing, I am not worried about our pup. She posts pictures and sends me updates everyday. She makes it look easy even though our Elsa is a needy, spoiled dog. She really cares about her as her own dog.
Daisy, with Jerry the Cocker Spaniel
Very reliable and trustworthy. Coming from a very worrisome owner leaving her dog for the first time, the experiences I've had with Siobhan have been perfect. I can't thank you enough.
Lucy, with Coco the Working Cocker Spaniel
Entrusting our 6 month old puppy to someone else to look after was a BIG deal for us. Siobhan is perfect for the job, we know that our precious 4 legged family member is having the very best care possible. (This was evident when we bumped into Siobhan in the park at the end of our walk and Coco wanted to go again with Siobhan!). I would not hesitate to recommend Swalkies, simply the best.
Graeme, with Baxter the Beagle
I’ve known Siobhan in a professional and personal capacity for around 18 months and in that period I’m compelled to say she has forged an incredibly inspiring relationship with my 3 year old Beagle. Siobhan currently assists with boarding and occasional dog sitting/walking and she has tackled head on the typical Beagle qualities including poor recall, the tendency to wander off and their constant energy, which has resulted in a well trained, happy and obedient dog. His reaction when he sees Siobhan is that of excitement, he literally goes bananas, until she gives a command and he immediately obeys - this instils me with confidence that he is not only having fun in my absence but that she is responsible and disciplined with him. I’d not hesitate to vouch for her.
Michaela, with Floyd the Cockapoo
The service Siobhan provides is 100% reliable and professional. She is really flexible with dates and can always accommodate last minute requests. Floyd has developed a bond with Siobhan and has become best friends with Winnie, the family dog. He also gets to meet other dogs and thoroughly enjoys their long walks around London’s best parks together. On occasions Floyd also has sleepovers, this extra service offered is a real godsend for when I have to travel both during the week and on weekends. Siobhan has my full trust concerning Floyd and his wellbeing. It is a real joy to know your pet is in the safe hands of someone who obviously loves dogs. I highly recommend!