I cannot speak highly enough of Dog smart from the moment they replied to my first enquiry I knew we were in great hands. Me and my husband felt so uplifted after our first two sessions with Oliver, he is so natural at what he does and really knows his stuff. He brings out the best in our boy. There’s a long journey ahead but the difference between oli and our previous trainer is miles apart! It really helps to be able to connect with the trainer to have a sense of unity on this journey to feel supported, to feel comfortable to ask questions and get the best advice to benefit our boy. From the moment you just took time to stop and analyse fletch and to let him blow off some steam and observed what he was all about we knew we made the right choice! So thank you for giving us the faith and reassurance we needed to embark on this educating journey! We have been practising everything we went through already and fletch is responding beautifully to what we have learnt so far. We have already said that we will sign up for more sessions after our current course has run out! Looking forward to meeting Becs too as she comes across so genuinely lovely in messages! THANK YOU!! I will be raving about you guys to everyone! X
Dog Smart Training came highly recommended to me by my neighbour, and I can honestly say they are fantastic, Oliver is currently training myself and my 5 month old puppy and I have been so impressed by how my boy is coming on, both Oli and Becs have a “kind” way about them, as well as being very supportive and knowledgeable, I will continue my training with Dog smart and look forward to gun dog training as well as dog agility in the future, I also like the fact we are outside in natural surroundings and not in a hall.
Becs and Oly have been absolutely amazing with all three of our dogs! Our eldest boy absolutely loved their ‘grey muzzle club’ where he got to investigate their wonderful enrichment area, meet new friends and experience a fabulous massage! I learnt a lot too and have continued the games and massage at home!
Our other lab is learning so much from Oly at gun dog training..the sessions are always fun and engaging and you can really see Oly’s passion and knowledge for what he does! Our young cocker spaniel is a nervous girl...but doing agility with Becs, she’s really come into her own and I’m so impressed with what Becs has managed to get her to do and enjoy! She gets so excited every time we drive though the gate and can’t wait to work (have fun!!) Her confidence has grown with every session and she’s now so keen on agility, I’m thinking of entering her into competitions!! Becs has had so much patience and a true understanding of exactly what my pup needed to achieve her potential! Even through the Covid pandemic, Becs and Oly have kept in touch and checked up on the dogs...they go above and beyond to make sure we’re happy and if any problems arise, they’re always right there with support and advice! I cannot rate Dog Smart Training and Behaviour highly enough!
I would highly recommend Dog Smart Training and Behaviour...Becs and Oly go above and beyond for their clients! Our young Working Cocker Spaniel is quite a nervous soul but has loved her agility sessions with Becs! When she gets tired, Oly has taken her in their incredible enrichment area and worked on her confidence! I’m so pleased to have found such lovely, kind and professional trainers! They can read a dog’s body language so well and know exactly what they need to do to help! I honestly go away from every session looking forward to the next one!! Thank you Becs and Oly!!!
I am nearly finished with the online puppy training course. There is so much information given which has all been very helpful to us. There are also videos which are fantastic at demonstrating how to teach your dog to do things. It’s one thing reading how to teach your dog to sit, but so much better to have someone show you. As we can’t get to any classes, the videos are the next best thing. I would highly recommend the pup smart course.
I can’t recommend the life skills course enough. It’s 8 weeks of fun & learning. No matter how much you train at home you can not replicate training in a new environment with different dogs and excellent trainers
08 Mar 2020
I can’t recommend the life skills course enough. It’s 8 weeks of pure fun & learning. No matter how much you train at home being in a different environment with new dogs with great trainers can not be replicated
I would have no hesitation in recommending Becs and Ollies Training Classes. I am currently going to Life skills with becs and Ollies Gundog Classes with my young Labrador. They are both full of enthusiasm and positivity. Over the years I have been to dog trainers with my other dogs and Becs and Ollie are by far the best trainers I have encountered , They are both outstanding !! We enjoy every minute of our training sessions and we have learnt so much.
Dog Smart Training and Behaviour is excellent. My young Labrador pointer cross, Robin, had been working with Oly on a 121 basis for 9 months until we relocated. Both Robin and I myself learned so much from Oly (and Becs) in that time. All training and techniques are force free, positively reinforced and reward based. The sessions with Oly were much enjoyed by Robin and he responded so positively at all times, eager to learn and lapping up the praise and challenges. Everything was tailored to meet the needs of myself and my young dog. If we hadn’t relocated Robin would certainly still be working with Oly. Communication, support and knowledge are of a very high standard. I can recommend without reservation Dog Smart Training and Behaviour to anyone looking for training and support with their dog.
Since picking up our first rescue dog Becs and Oly have been there for us all the way through. We started off asking them advice on how to help our dog settle and how to teach him some basics, then we went onto do a life skills course with them which taught him to be a perfect little dog with fabulous manners and useful little tricks. We then did a trick smart course which was really fun and never knew he could learn how to do so many cool things! Now he does agility with Becs every Saturday morning and it is the highlight of our week. He has turned into a wonderful little dog with guidance from these guys and we are so so grateful. We wouldn't have had a clue without you two. Nothing is too much trouble, they go above and beyond to help with any situation and always have answers to any questions, no matter how small. Thankyou so much.
Although Ziggy is our second dog I'm very pleased I took him to dog training with Becs. We both really enjoyed it and learned loads of things to carry on practicing at home. The videos were very helpful as it's hard to remember everything from the classes and we will continue to put all our skills in place. I've started doing the agility classes with him now and he is loving it. I'd highly recommend these classes, good fun and very useful.
Thank you so much to Becs and Oli, they have helped my dog and I so much, especially with recall issues. We have now gone on to do agility, and my oh my what fun we have been having! We can’t wait for Thursday to come round!
The best there is!!
The training given supports each individual dogs needs which has helped our Weim grow in confidence. She loves coming to training each week and has come such a long way. We cannot thank Oly and Becs enough!
Can't wait for the next course
Oliver has been amazingly patient with my anxious golden retriever, Alfie.
We have been attending the Gun Dog classes and it has been a joy to watch my nervous dog slowly come out of himself and start to love running and retrieving just as he should be.
Alfie is a little ‘different’ to other dogs as he won’t eat outside however Oliver has tried various strategies to reinforce positive behaviours without the use of treats and has been very successful.
Dog Smart take the time to get to really know your dog and understand them so you know the teaching they are receiving in just what they need.
Small class sizes are perfect for the high level of attention they give. It’s not just the dogs who are learning, Oliver takes time to clearly explain to us owners not only how to carry out a task but also explain why things are done in that way.
I would highly recommend this excellent company to nurture the dogs natural instincts in a very positive way.
Thank you Oliver and Becs for the amazing service you provide.
Oliver has been helping us with impulse control and stop queues with our 18 month old Vizsla Nala. The sessions are great and You can see how much Nala enjoys them. We have seen amazing progress and the tips and advise we get to help understand her behaviour is invaluable. I would definitely recommend Oliver and Becks for people who want to grow their bond with there dog and build that special relationship.
Dog Smart is amazing!!! Can't thank them enough for all the support, advise and help they have provided for us and our rescued vizsla Franky! They have a genuine love for all things dog and it really does show through their work. The training and advice is nothing but POSITIVE!!! Franky really does love every moment of every training class we do with these guys and they really have helped make our bond stronger and think more like a dog, which I feel has made Franky have an overall happier more enriched life #bemoredog! Five stars...id give more if I could!!! ????
We have just finished a series of 45 minute training sessions with Becs for our pup Ralphie. I really can’t recommend her highly enough - we learnt so much in a short space of time and it was brilliant that Becs could come to us on Saturday mornings. We will definitely be booking on the spring course - thanks Becs X
Life skills classes for my extremely happy, enthusiastic pup were amazing! It has given me the skills to deal with phases of behaviour as she grows up and we have fun together doing it!
Becs & Ollie are fabulous tailoring advise to suit your needs & as a bonus, my pup absolutely adores them! Looking forward to trying agility! ��
Can't recommend Becs and Oliver enough. We have just finished our second course with them and have learnt so much. They made all sessions both fun and informative, their knowledge of dog behaviour is incredible. They go above and beyond to help you with your dogs. Looking forward to working with them again soon.
Having just spent a few lovely days away in Wales with Nellie my little Jack Russell Terrier on holiday with Becs and Oly who are dear friends (and of course their dogs), yet again,I have to admire their total passion for all the dogs they own, train, rescue and come into contact with. Finding trainers with a true understanding and a total love for dogs is not always easy. Anyone considering getting a dog or anyone with a dog that may have some unwanted behaviour issues I would recommend contacting Becs and Oly. Their own 3 dogs are a total pleasure, so much fun and an absolute credit to them.
Highly recommend Oliver. He has worked wonders with helping me understand my dog better. Torrin has chronic inflammatory bowel disease/on medication plus is very anxious and lacks confidence. All online, Oliver has given me lots of advice, solutions, suppprt and the difference in Torrin has been amazing. His confidence has improved greatly and he is a much happier dog Giving me the tools to help my dog I can keep working with him knowing that Oliver is there to answer my questions (and trust me there are a lot!). Oliver is passionate about dog behaviour and that clearly shines through in every bit of help he gives.
Oliver (Dog Smart) has been such a huge help to us in trying to overcome Rosie’s separation anxiety. We were immediately struck by his genuine love of dogs and the importance of their welfare. He has taught us strategies that have helped Rosie feel more confident when left alone and I’m pleased to say she has shown a big improvement. Going forward we know that Oliver will always be happy to help further if we need it. He’s a smashing chap, we highly recommend Dog Smart Training and behaviour.
I would highly recommend Dog Smart. The trainers are very knowledgeable and made the course enjoyable and fun for both us and our dogs. The skills we have learnt will be very helpful as we move forward and enjoy our time with the dogs.
Couldn’t recommend these guys enough! Nothing is to much trouble for them, they really do go above and beyond! They are always available to offer advise and support (which has been very helpful to get us through the ‘teenage phase’). They explain things clearly and really get you to understand the way a dog sees the world! Training with them is nothing but fun and positive! Couldn’t be more happy that we found them to give us a help in hand with Franky...who you can tell loves to work with them (especially Briar!) Thankyou!!
I cannot rate these guys highly enough!
They've helped me from day one with my Black Labrador Bruno, and I truly believe he would not be the well behaved boy he is now without them!
They're always on hand for a few words of wisdom and easy to implicate tips and tricks. They are nothing but patient with Bruno and me!
They are truly passionate about dogs and their training, and it really shines through in their work.
You couldn't find a pair of more happy, helpful, friendly and professional trainers!