Praise for Karen's DOGS
Karen has been working with Victoria (world-renowned dog trainer - It's Me or The Dog) for 8 years, including becoming a Faculty Advisor for the Victoria Stilwell Academy.
"Being a qualified Veterinary Nurse and dog trainer Karen brings a wealth and variety of experience to her approach. What really makes Karen stand out is her understanding of the problems people and their dogs face on a daily basis and how to solve them practically and effectively."
Rosie with Obama the Chihuahua
"Obama was extremely reactive to dogs, to the point I couldn't even take him to the park, he barked relentlessly at dogs that were miles away. It was embarrassing for me and distressing for him. After trying 2 dog trainers before Karen I didn't think much could be done to change his ways.
After a few weeks of training, he became confident in Ruby's (Karen's dog) company they walked around together building his confidence around other dogs. On a long training lead, following Ruby's example, he learned to greet off the lead dogs and began to play nicely with them. I couldn't believe it!
He greets and plays with dogs with no problems and I can easily call him away from dogs he seems wary of. It's honestly like having a new dog.
Obama is like a different dog now - I'm so grateful to Karen (and Ruby!)"
Lucy with Cookie the Labradoodle
"We have used Karen for both group and 1 to 1 training. She is knowledgeable, experienced and reassuring. Our Labradoodle can now be left on his own after a terrible separation anxiety problem. No harsh methods but positive reinforcement and an in-depth understanding of dog behaviour. I couldn't recommend her more."
Christina with Indie the Yorkie
"I turned to Karen for help when I felt I was at my wit’s end with my one-year-old Yorkie Indie. He is a very excitable but equally insecure dog when it comes to interacting with other dogs. His reactivity shows in excessive barking – not immediately dangerous but very embarrassing…
We turned to Karen for help. We are now able to greet other dogs in a controlled and polite manner when given the time and simply walking past other dogs is a lot more peaceful. Indie seems to have picked up that if he sees anything (like people hula hooping for example) that makes him feel uncomfortable, he can turn to me for guidance and reassurance. It is a wonderful feeling and I am very positive that with more practice and good experiences he will be a happier more confident dog in no time!"