Just wanted to say how much me and my two sons loved your dog and duck show at the Bath and West Show on Friday. You talk so much sense and watching you work the three dogs was a pleasure and joy to watch. You have such an understanding that modern dog trainers don’t have. I took on board your point of eye contact and being in front of the dog to positively correct a behaviour. I used this on a walk with my four dogs. They were all running everywhere, so I got in front and calmly got them all back and waiting, then turned and walked on and not one passed me till I released them; three Jack Russell’s and a Lab cross. One of the jacks is a nervous girl, only a year old, but always been nervous so I was always a jumpy owner. If another dog came near I would tighten the lead or pick her up, but now have tried keeping lead loose and got in front so she looked at me and let the other dog walk by. She was quiet and just concentrated on me with a loose lead, with lots of treat rewards. I have been to these so-called force free trainer, but none have ever been of any help, but your simple explanation made such sense and it works! Do you ever do training day as I would love to learn more as I have been looking for a course on behaviour but can’t find one that doesn’t start dogs don’t understand dominance and are not pack animals which seems mad to me. I have worked with horses, cows, sheep, pigs and bird and all need clear boundary and a strong leader to show them what’s right and wrong using body language and your voice. I have your book and hope to start reading it soon. Once again thank you for an amazing demonstration.
We recently attended Countryfile Live where we saw your sheep show and dog and duck show. I found both very informative and funny which made it more memorable in fact for us your show was the highlight of the weekend. (we were there for all 4 days of the show) We have 2 rescue border collies and yes they do have a job – Agility. I’m not mega competitive but do train in my garden a little bit every day and so have happy dogs. I have – had one problem with my youngest who before we rescued him didnâ€™t know what the sky or grass was. As he has gained confidence he has begun to pull on his lead – until now. You said turn to face them and use your energy. The first time I only had to do it three times and he was walking by my side on a loose lead. I have passed this snippet of information to a couple of friends who also have problems with pulling dogs, (it seems to be an agility thing) and have ordered your book to learn more. So thank you very much.
Annie & Martin Jeavons, Kamala and Scallywag
Fantastic Sheep Show today!
Informative, entertaining and educational. Please come back next year to the wonderful Westmorland County Show.
I saw this guy at Peterborough yesterday, probably one of the best displays on dog psychology & training I’ve seen! Lots of humour too, very “Steve Irwin-esque”! Highly recommend
With no place left to turn I was about to kill my autistic son’s best friend for
being an aggressive pet when out of the blue a friend sent me Stuart’s contact
details. I spoke with him for 30mins where he gave me specific training instructions
that I followed to the letter. I rang him back 10 minutes later because he had
changed my dog, me and my sons lives forever. We now enjoy the company of our happy
dogs in a happy house enjoying regular walks on the beach. Thank you Stuart. Without
your guidance this would be a family home with a member of the family gone forever.
We will always be grateful.
Today we saw the Sheep Show and Dog and Duck show at the Royal Lancashire Show. Stuarts high energy and passion is reflected in the relationship he has with the animals he works with. The shows are educational, informative and most entertaining.
There was lots of laughter as Stuart engages with all age groups. Thank you Stuart, you made our day an exceptionally happy one.
Saw the Dog & Duck show at South Gloucester Show yesterday. Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed it, amusing and interesting too
Watched your show at Country file live. It was brilliant. Loved the interaction with the crowd. Informative and very entertaining