When I first homed Eva she had a real problem with barking and being over defensive with all other dogs. There was no chance to exercise her off the lead as she also had zero recall, and was potentially too excitable to risk exercising in public areas. She had little confidence and was really rather lost for a while.
As a direct consequence of Linda’s tried and tested techniques, her positive reinforcement and reward based methods, Eva now mixes well the majority of dogs on and off the lead. She has impressive recall now both in company and around wildlife. “Not perfect but pretty impressive for a lurcher”
Most importantly all of this achieved with kindness, consistent messages, and rewards. Her confidence has increased enormously since she has been spending time with Linda and her dogs once a week. She always arrives home calm and relaxed and clearly enjoys the structure and routines.
Also, we have been able to enjoy two beach holidays this summer where she has mixed with public and many strange dogs in a calm and controlled manner, this was something we previously doubted she would ever be able to do.
Thank you Linda for the calm, quite confidence you have around my dog and for sharing your knowledge and competence in your training classes. It has made the world of difference to Eva and our family”
I have no hesitation in recommending Linda and Smart K9s.
Linda has been walking our dog for almost 2 years now. She is extremely reliable and is brilliant with her. From her reaction when Linda appears I can tell she loves going for walks with Linda. In fact some mornings she seems to know Linda is coming -
We did do some training with Linda until I was unable to continue due to illness. She understood what was needed and despite the wide range of abilities in the class I never felt pressured or embarrassed by our (mine and the dogs) ineptitude!
I have known Linda for a number of years and I would not turn to any one else for help and advice. She was a huge help with our German shepherd who was dog on dog aggressive she gave me the support and knowledge to deal with him.
Now some years later we have another German Shepherd who Linda helped me find and he has turned out to be a fantastic addition to the family this has a lot to do with the confidence and experience I gained by knowing Linda!!
Linda has been walking our dog for 2 years now since she was a pup & she is amazing! We wouldn't trust anyone else with Bella, she is a big, strong, bouncy dog.
Earlier this year we had twins & she helped us out so much I don't know where we would have been without her! Definitely recommended.
Linda has a lot of years knowledge and experience and trust her completely with all my dogs.
She does a first class job and has a lovely natural manner with dogs and people alike. 5 out of 5 for me.
Linda has been wonderful by working out ways and means for me to train considering my somewhat complicated physical disabilities. Something which I would have once considered more or less impossible and incredibly frustrating is now achievable thanks to Linda. Thanks must also go to Linda’s stalwart right-
Patience is the order of the day and never once have I been made to feel foolish, self-
A firm ten out of ten and highly recommended.
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