I have a very challenging rescue dog with quite a number of issues. I have tried two other trainers that promised results and didn't deliver. Kylie doesn't make promises but she sure does get results. I was at my wits end, anxious and upset with some walks ending in tears. I was apprehensive about trying another trainer but I'm glad I did. Mikey and I, with Kylie's direction are getting to where we want to be...a happy, healthy pet/owner relationship. I can recommend Kylie for private sessions as well as the 'in house' training having seen results from both.
We have an Aussie Bulldog, Peppa, who is just over a year old.
When Peppa was about six (6) months, we sought Katrina's help. At the time, we had no control over Peppa, at home or out in public. At home, she chewed EVERYTHING, was frequently soiling inside the house, and very excited around the kids. She also cried ALOT in the morning, in her crate, to be let out/company. This would start anywhere from 5am. To avoid waking the kids, I would take her down to the beach. Once she got there, she would take off and go nuts with the other dogs, which I thought was great, as she was getting her "exercise" and having an awesome time with her "friends". Getting her to come back when it was time to go home would often take a while, as she would not listen. She was also very boisterous in her play with other dogs, which often resulted in her getting told off by the dog itself, or the dog's owner. It was all so chaotic! Even walking her on the lead was difficult, as she pulled a lot.
We have one of the most anxious breeds of dog. The Belgian Shepherd (Malinos )
When we rescued her she was unapproachable by anyone and completely distraught when walking.
With Stephens approach of tailoring the training to suit the dog,we now have an anxious dog who is easy to walk and whilst she is very protective, she is now approachable outside of the home and in the vehicle. Thank you Stephen for your patience and skill .
Thru your guidance we are now able to continue training our new rescue dogs confidently.
Tara was wonderful to work with when we knew it was time to say goodbye to our beloved Emma, a poodle who was in pain and had lived a good long, life. Tara always used our dog’s name in our several conversations and emails, and spoke of her with kindness and love, even though when Tara met Emma to collect her little body from the vet’s, she had already passed. We shared photos of our younger vibrant Emma and this helped Tara connect to our little pet even more. Tara said she liked the pictures as it helped her too.
I felt that Tara honoured our little dog and respected her life, as well our feelings. She was 100% invested in the process of helping us say farewell to our dog with dignity and care.
She suggested kindly that we might like a paw print and a lock of Emma’s hair, which I am glad we did.
Tara was totally kind and non-commercial in her focus, and reasonably priced too, btw.
Don’t hesitate to contact Tara. The grief support she gave me was very much appreciated too.