My modern training system is full of fun techniques that will give you and your pet a happier life together.

– Carrie Bates

I only use positive reward-based training to help you learn to teach your dog new skills and behaviours. Read below what my clients have to say and the results we achieved.

Puppy classes

“Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed socialising and the learning was easy”

“Very friendly and approachable, made the sessions fun for our puppy and us. Good knowledge and explanations. Very informative and supportive. Thank you.”

“Great explanation and reasons behind dog training in plain English”

Loki, a nervous rescue dog from Macedonia. Read here how Carrie helped Loki and his new owners overcome his nervous behaviour

We were lucky enough to find Carrie after adopting our rescue dog, Loki, from North Macedonia. He had lived both of his two years of life in a concrete kennel with very little love, and he didn’t understand rules or boundaries. He was (and still is) nervous and didn’t know how to find a way through his fear.

Bearing in mind we adopted him during lockdown and couldn’t take him out to classes or work on his home-alone training as we were at home with him all the time, we faced a bit of a mountain to climb!

Carrie worked hard with us through some online Zoom sessions to establish what Loki needed and set us tasks and exercises to do each day with him. She was always at the end of a message or phone call, which we were so grateful for, becoming more of a friend than a trainer within a very short time.

Once lockdown eased enough to allow it, Carrie came over to our village, and we had a face-to-face session with her. Loki instantly both loved and trusted her (a rare thing), and he clearly wanted to please her from the start. He connected with her immediately and knew exactly how best to work with him to bring out the best in him.

Loki is now settled and loving life. He is still nervous, and he still has issues (mostly nipping if anybody in his ‘pack’ tries to get up and walk away), but he’s much calmer, and we’re so proud to take him out and say he’s ours every single day. Carrie remains on hand if we need her, and we won’t hesitate to ask for her help both as Loki continues to develop and if we were to get another dog in the future.

We genuinely can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Carrie.

Debs, Mike & Loki”

I contacted Carrie about puppy training classes as I am a first time dog owner and she put me at easy straight away. She has a great knowledge and you can see her passion for dogs. I attended the beginners classes and the advanced puppy classes and they are completely worth every penny. 

Stephanie McDonald

Carrie has been an absolute hero in helping us with our rescue Millie. Mille has lots of behaviour issues and was incredibly stressed when we first got her. Carrie has been working with us one-on-one and identified the issues and since then we have been working on what we can do to firstly calm her down and then start on things like behaviour control. After each session Carrie sends an email recapping what she has taken us through and giving us our homework for what we need to work on.

Paul Rogers

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