A massive thank you to all of you for trusting me, and for all your hard work after my visit. Any success is down to you, and thank you so much for keeping in touch and keeping me up to date with your progress, it helps so much with the next dog / owner. Please 'like' my Facebook page or Tweet and leave a comment, if I could,I would like to add your comments to this page, please let me know if that is not acceptable, no names or addresses will be shown. Thank you all so much. You can find more testimonials on http://www.edogadvisor.co.uk/dog-trainers/norwich-norfolk-trainers-review-norwichdogtrainer-353 Phil
28/01/2015 Hi Phil Just wanted to tell you - just walked Cody and I cried when I got home!!! He was abit cheeky when left the house but in a few minutes he was trotting along beside me with an actual smile on his face :-) He was happy we saw a dog and he looked at me - thankfully in other side of the road - but I wasn't nervous and he didn't try and get across! I know we may have a few days where he plays me up to come but that walk was amazing :-) Thanks for your help Tracey
My first ever testimonial
Dear Phil The pleasure of your visit was matched by Daisy and me. You quickly gained Daisy's respect and affection and put me at ease. I appreciated the opportunity to express my anxieties to which you listened and gained insight to the relationship Daisy and I have. It was obvious you thought she was a nice little dog and if you thought she was lucky to have such a home and garden then you will have noticed that I think I'm pretty lucky to have her. Yes, I want the best for her which means putting the effort into making her a well-behaved dog and I am encouraged by your advice. Thank you for taking so much time with us this afternoon. I don't know quite what I was expecting but I was impressed by your calm and wise approach and hands-on experience. It helped more than I can say. I have a programme to work with and the assurance of your continuing support. Thank you so much for detailing all we worked at; we covered a lot of ground. These ideas are something I can really work with. I will let you know progress. Kind regards Susan
Hi Phil, I meant to respond to your previous email to say thank you for your help. Things are going well, I think Luna is starting to realise that she is not the pack leader..although she still tries to be. She is generally more obedient when told what to do. We have not tackled the barking or the recall as I am focusing on the more basic things. The information you sent is very helpful. I bought Victoria Stilwell's book as well which I find very interesting to read. So far so good, I fear we may struggle with the barking but when we come to that I may have to ask for your help. We'll be in touch. Many thanks Aphrodite
Hello Phil Thankyou for the training session we had at Winteron on Friday, I did enjoy it , it was the best walk I'd had with trisha since I got her. I went there again on Saturday with my daughter, her staffy and dolly, I felt a lot more relaxed after you had told me what to do. Trisha was loose about 20 yards in front of me when 3 labs came running up to her, I called her back and she came straight back to me, which I thought was brilliant, a bit later we met another lady and before trisha could get to her dogs,who were off lead I called her and there she was by my side. A bit later she saw dogs in the far distance and off she went did her 10ft away bark I called her and she came back, I put her on the lead and a bit later gave her a treat. I felt there was a lot of improvement, although I know I have a lot of work to do. Berly
Hi Phil, Thank you for your time on Friday, it was really useful. Unfortunately since Friday the majority of our walks have had to be places we know, but, although this sounds like it may be a disaster it hasn't been at all. We've been using the techniques you showed us and within 4 days, he is not pulling my arm out of it's socket to get out of the house or down the road, he is looking back at me quicker when I stop and in these 4 days he has not had to wear his "halti "at all. (something I wouldn't have dreamed of doing before). There is still work to be done and for us to continue now we've started, but early signs are very promising :-) His recall is good and we continue to give him cheese, which he loves. We have tried the technique you told us about with his behavior to dogs with a friends dog (Buster). We walked up to them and kept walking past getting closer and closer (I ignored him and continued to walk every time he growled and praised when he didn't), within 10 mins he was ignoring Buster. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you. Caroline and Jon
Hi Phil. Thanks to your advice last night and chatting things through I am confident that we have found the source of the problem and you were right!!!!! Khaleesi coped with two contractors who came round today to check on my wet floors - she accepted teats and by the end of the visit (30mins) she was sniffing them and NO BARKING. Megan has just come back from a short walk - no lead and they passed a lady - no issues. Too good to be true! The only way is up from here. You are a legend Thanks Jen x
Hi Phil, Thank you for that email with so many brilliant training advice. I will spend much time looking through those videos and digesting! A MASSIVE thankyou for yesterday, mum and I were both VERY impressed and happy with your advice. Straight after your went I tried the 'leave' with the treat on my knee.. She was doing very well and managed to move it to the floor and the kitchen work top edge. She was well behaved on her walk this lunchtime and amazingly good in the pub today too! I can already see improvements. Thankyou again Kind regards, Jess.
Phillip has worked with me for 3 sessions for my 2 dogs, Millie is a 21 month old caveliar cross cocker and Toby is a 7 month old staffordshire bull terrier cross springer spaniel. The main areas I wanted to work on was walking on the lead, excessive barking and Toby jumping all over anyone who came to the house! From the first contact I made with Phillip I found him to be very knowledgeable and unassuming. He gave me advice over the phone which i put into place straight away. On our first meeting Phillip met the 2 'hounds from hell 'and we went through all that my daughter and I needed to do, Phillip was understanding, relaxed and patient. We were set homework to do after each session and I was pleasently surprised about the improvements that came each day by following what Phillip had shown me. I cannot recommend Phillip enough, he is a balanced individual who clearly understands how dogs work, and to top it off is flexible and excellent value for money. If you are willing to put in the work and follow the advice given by Phillip you cannot go wrong, even thought Millie and Toby have a way to go yet, I have been given the tools by Phillip to achieve happy and well mannered dogs. Thank you Phillip for all you help and advice!! Claire x
"I couldn't recommend Phil strongly enough. From our first telephone conversation, he has been extremely supportive and given very helpful information and advice. His knowledge is second to none, and friendly approach to myself,partner and not forgetting the fur babies. Our dogs loved him from the start, and instantly wanted to please. Our problems were targeted and training given is so easy to fit in anytime in the day. Very highly recommended, a super star.Thank you Phil".
"We both feel he undersells himself as his costs are very reasonable especially given the depth and breadth of his knowledge. Please do use him if you have any problem areas with your dog, whatever age or breed. He is just brilliant!"
"We cant believe what just happened! Philip walked in and Bella not only loved him immediately but did absolutely everything she was told, including things we have never been able to get her to do and get this - she is now doing it for us too! It's like he swapped dogs when we weren't looking and we now have the perfect pet"