We booked Andrew to help my Mum as her Yorkshire Terrier had become very reactive towards other dogs (barking and snarling) and it was impossible to get her attention when she got into this state. Andrew started by giving Mum some techniques to use at home so that her dog focused more on her and less on distractions, he then met her to try out additional techniques when other dogs passed her in the street. We have been amazed at the difference in her behaviour, she is calmer and when she does react Mum has the techniques to get her to stop quickly. We recently introduced her to our puppy and much to our surprise she greeted her calmly with a wagging tail. Mum also found the sessions interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend Andrew. G.D.
It was at first a challenge to see if our new GSD was going to be as calm and passive as our GSD we had owned for fifteen years previously, who had passed away some two years ago…so here we were, now in the present day, with a bouncing, eight month old female GSD and boy ol’ boy was the saying so true…no two dogs behaviours are the same.
We tried every trick in the book, and remember we were experienced dog handlers, trying to deal with a handful of an energetic and assertive dog, but we came to a realisation that her fear related behaviour, was not improving, so we contacted Andrew Blake, to call for help, who responded very quickly to our concerns, and made a home visit appointment to come to see for himself. It was the turning point for us, the techniques and advice that Andrew gave us, was with instant results. It has allowed us to gain confidence and change the behaviour of our dog and having been a little bit dubious at first, we were soon proven how right we were to reach out for Andrews help and assistance. So we want to say a big “Thank you” and recommend Andrew very highly, as he is a very patient, polite and a true specialist of his craft, a real canine behaviour expert. W & S Jackson
Our dog Ruby suffered from separation anxiety, I filmed it and it was the worst thing ever. I had to sort this out. Seven years later and trying many different things with no success, we were prisoners in our own home. I found on the internet Andrew Blake, I phoned, he came round, he looked, he talked, told us where the problem was and advised what to do to resolve it. Yes, seven years of trying and this man was going to put it all right. We did as he said for 8 weeks or so, not easy, but successful. Still film Ruby when we pop out, she is a different dog than she was and all our lives have changed thanks to the Canine Behaviour Specialist that is Andrew Blake. Peter Nicholls in Benfleet
Our two boy Dachshunds had reached maturity and began some vicious fighting for alpha male status. We contacted Andrew and he visited us shortly afterwards. He spent an evening with us going through the reasons and triggers for this behaviour and set out a comprehensive plan for adjusting this behaviour. With Andrew’s help and advice we managed to break the majority of this behaviour within a week and now, just a few weeks later we have a very happy and settled home life again. The follow up care and advice has also been fantastic. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to friends and family. Anthony & Louisa Dallinger
My dog had been marking in the house for several years and I was constantly having to remove covers from the chairs and sofa and other soft furnishings including my bedding and putting them through the wash. I am so grateful that you successfully stopped this behaviour within two weeks of my contacting you. Thank you. J.P
One of my dogs could not be left alone and would howl and bark and mess on the floor at night and if left during the day. My neighbours were starting to complain and you were my last hope before getting rid of the dog. By following your advice the dog quickly responded and became normal again. Thanks. L.H.
Our dog had always been difficult to handle but one day he showed real aggression towards my husband and myself. We were both very upset that his behaviour seemed to be getting worse. That is when I contacted you. The rapid change in his behaviour following the implementation of your programme was remarkable and friends say that we have a ‘new dog’. Thank you. M.K.
We received a letter from the Council because a neighbour had complained about our dog barking when left alone in the house. By following your advice this barking behaviour stopped within days. L.J.
My dog was aggressive towards visitors to the house and other dogs we met when out walking on the lead. You identified this behaviour as fearful aggression and by consistently applying your behaviour modification programme he has become a much more placid dog. Many thanks. R.R.